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Fox News History WTF?!

History-Challenged Kayleigh McEnany Claims The Founding Fathers Were ‘Against’ Slavery

According to former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, liberals are “haters” and have incorrectly painted the Founding Fathers as being pro-slavery. Instead, she insists, the men who founded the United States were “against” slavery.

McEnany made her moronic comments on Fox News, where she appeared as part of a panel, remarking:

“The haters never take a day off from  hating, that’s clear, and they never take a day off from getting the facts wrong.

“We know most of our forefathers, all of our main founding fathers were against slavery, recognized the evils of it.

“They’re so wrong on so much, where to begin.”

Where to begin? Let’s start with fact-checking that load of fetid bullshit that just poured out of Kayleigh’s mouth, courtesy of USA Today:

“Some of the signers are world famous – among them Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams – and some are obscure. The majority owned slaves – 41 of the 56, according to one study – though there were also ardent abolitionists among their number.”

41 of 56 owned slaves, but they were “against” slavery? Is that why the founders agreed to count slaves as 3/5ths of a white man when it came time to conduct a census count? If someone is opposed to something, why would they codify it into the document meant to govern the nation?

McEnany also got taken to task on Twitter:

Is Kayleigh McEnany really this stupid? Yes, and willfully so, which is the worst ignorance of all.

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Donald Trump History The Trump Adminstration

New Survey: Historians Rank Trump Among The 5 Worst Presidents In U.S. History

While he loves to claim that millions of Americans wanted him to win a second term in office, it appears that history will not be kind to failed, one-term former President Donald Trump, who has debuted on C-SPAN’s 2021 Survey of Presidential Leadership in 41st place, which places him among the five worst presidents in U.S. history.

Politico reports that the survey is conducted annually among a collection of historians, and those historians do not think much of Trump:

“This survey marks Trump’s first appearance on the list, on which the one-term president placed higher than only three other presidents: Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson and the perpetually last-ranked James Buchanan.”

The ratings are based on 10 qualities of presidential leadership;

  • Public Persuasion
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Economic Management
  • Moral Authority
  • International Relations
  • Administrative Skill
  • Relations with Congress
  • Vision/Setting an Agenda
  • Pursued Equal Justice for All
  • Performance Within the Context of the Times

When it comes to administrative skills, Trump ranked dead last among his predecessors in American history. He also ranks last when it comes to moral authority.

The reasons for Trump’s low rating are almost too numerous to mention, but presidential historian Douglas Brinkley suggested it had a lot to do with the 2021 impeachment, which made Trump the only president in history to be impeached twice:

“This year, people compared which is worse: Watergate or the Trump impeachment? The word ‘impeachment’ probably cost Nixon a few spots downward this year, and maybe Clinton too.”

In what will no doubt be especially galling to Trump, Barack Obama moved into the top 10.

The top 5 presidents, according to historians, are Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Lincoln has been ranked first since the survey began in 2000.

In time, as it becomes clearer just how incompetent and fundamentally evil Trump was during his term in office, it’s safe to predict he will be seen s the worst president in the long history of the United States. If he’s indicted, that spot is virtually guaranteed.

 

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GOP History Racism

Mitch McConnell Gets Taken To The Woodshed For Trying To Paper Over The GOP’s Racist History

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) thought he’d try and rewrite the history of his party on Tuesday, but he immediately got smacked down by the facts about the GOP which are written in bigotry and hatred.

During a debate on whether or not to eliminate the filibuster in the U.S. Senate, McConnell said the procedure — through which one senator can bring all business in the upper chamber to a screeching halt — had not been used in the past (by Republicans) to delay passage of civil rights legislation in the 1950s:

“It has no racial history at all. None. There’s no dispute among historians about that.”

That’s a lie, and McConnell said it knowing damn well it was a lie.

History shows that the longest filibuster ever held in the Senate was made by the blatantly racist GOP Sen. Strom Thurmond in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, speaking continuously for 24 hours and 15 minutes to prevent black Americans from having the same rights as whites.

Steven S. Smith, a political scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, explained the use of the filibuster by Republicans during the bad old days:

“The histories of the filibuster, civil and voting rights, and race in America are intertwined.”

How racist is the history of the Senate filibuster? It was once used to block anti-lynching bills. That is the shameful past of the procedure McConnell tried to paper over.

Fortunately, however, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance of Alabama was quick to counter McConnell, noting:

When he started getting criticism, McConnell’s office tried to walk back what he’d said:

For those who aren’t familiar with the full history of the Republican Party, it was once the Party of Lincoln. But then Richard Nixon was elected, followed by Ronald Reagan (who railed against “welfare queens” in a blatant attack on African-American women), and later was the party of choice for Donald Trump, who called Mexican immigrants “rapists” and suggested that anyone who dared to protest was a hoodlum or an “animal.” The GOP has become the party of bigotry and racial hatred. And the filibuster is part of that legacy, despite what McConnell or any other revisionist historian tries to assert.

How can you tell when someone is a racist? When they deny their own past, their support of bigots, and their cozy relationship with neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and white separatists.

Nice try, Mitch, but you’re just as full of shit as ever. And you’re also a terrible liar.

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Donald Trump Elections History WTF?!

Delusional Donald Says The Only Reason Lincoln Was More Presidential Than Him Is ‘The Hat’

Once again, Donald Trump is trying to rewrite history, and in the process he’s making one of this nation’s most beloved presidents spin in his grave.

Trump is absolutely obsessed with Abraham Lincoln, a man of such integrity and courage that the current head of state should be afraid to even mention his name for fear lightning will strike him.

And yet, Monday evening during one of his desperation super-spreader rallies in Pennsylvania, Trump once again mused that he’d done more for black people and was more presidential than the man who saved the United States in the midst of a bloody civil war, remarking:

“I’ve done more for the black community than any other president, and I say with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, and I mean that, with opportunity zones, and with criminal justice reform, with prison reform, with what we’ve done for historically black universities, colleges, schools, what we’ve done. It’s nobody’s done more. Abraham Lincoln, let’s give him the nod, but beyond that, nobody’s done more. I love the black community.

“I can be more presidential than any president ever. Except for the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln when he’s wearing the hat.”

Oh, so now it’s just the hat that’s making Trump a distant second to Honest Abe? What a joke that is! As VoteVets rightly noted:

How big of an egotistical asshat does a person have to be to even speculate on being as presidential as Abe Lincoln?

Here’s something it’s safe to bet on: If Lincoln was still alive, he’d want nothing to do with a buffoon like Donald Trump. Hell, he’d probably give the Donald his hat if he’d just promise to go away and stop running his mouth.

It’s been said a million times but it bears repeating: VOTE! If you haven’t voted yet — no matter what state you live in — get out and vote when you can. Do it for Abe.

 

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Donald Trump Elections History

Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss Has Found A Very Unique Way To Troll Donald Trump

You’ve probably seen Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Michael Beschloss on NBC News, MSNBC, or PBS. He’s widely considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and respected experts on the American presidency in the world.

But it turns out that Beschloss is also a master of trolling, and he’s been doing lots of that since the infamous Atlantic story of Trump dissing Americans who fought and died for this country as “losers” and “suckers” broke a couple of days ago.


Over the past couple of days, Beschloss has been posting historical photos on Twitter which feature past presidents honoring veterans who have made the nation stronger and freer.

The first post came Thursday and featured Jimmy Carter:

And then Beschloss continued to make his point unmistakable with the other tweets he posted:

The message could not possibly be clearer: All of the presidents who came before Donald Trump have been more than willing to pay the proper respect to those who fight on our behalf. They understood the sacrifices made to secure and maintain our freedom and our republic.

It’d be nice to think that all of this criticism of Trump’s comments would cause him to reconsider what he’s said and offer an earnest apology for any pain or offense he might have caused. But that would require him to have a heart and soul. Clearly, he has neither.