More Truth Stretching: Ted Cruz’s GOP Debate Claim About Obama’s Oval Office Churchill Statue

Despite numerous factual accounts of what happened to the two White House statues of Winston Churchill, Ted Cruz repeated a debunked story during Thursday's GOP presidential debate which has been around since the early days of Obama's first term. Here is what Cruz said last night: CRUZ: Of course it does. And we've seen for seven years a president that has made the presidency and has made, sadly, his administration a laughing stock in the world. This administration started with President Obama … [Read more...]

David Barton Can’t Decide When or Why Thomas Jefferson Got His Quran

David Barton is a confusing fellow. Sometimes he tells one story and other times he contradicts himself. Take the facts surrounding Thomas Jefferson's Quran.Jefferson owned a Quran and Barton has told a couple of different stories about it. First, he told Glenn Beck that Jefferson bought the Quran while on a mission to Islamic nations so he could understand his Islamic enemies. He later modified this story to make it somewhat more accurate. Actually, Jefferson bought his copy of the Quran … [Read more...]

On Syrian Refugee Issue, David Barton Does What He Accuses President Obama of Doing

David Barton rarely lets an opportunity go by to bash President Obama. His response to Obama's news conference on Syrian refugees is a case in point.Barton took issue with Obama's criticism of calls for the U.S. to use a religious test to determine which Syrian refugees could enter the country, saying Obama's use of the term "religious test" was an allusion to the Constitution. In an email to supporters, Barton said: Presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz recommended that America … [Read more...]

President Obama’s Speech at Selma on the 50th Anniversary of 1965 Civil Rights March

Like him or not, there is something amazing about President Obama making a speech at Selma 50 years after Bloody Sunday.Crescendo moment: Restore the Voting Rights Act.Obama closed with Isaiah 40:31.Watch some footage of the march over the Pettus Bridge.  … [Read more...]

Note to David Barton: Obama’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Does Mention God

Here is an easy claim to fact check.Last week, David Barton told Andrew Wommack's audience that President Obama's thanksgiving proclamation did not mention God. Listen beginning at 2:02: Barton: Yeah, and that's a great place to start is who were the Pilgrims because we do track our thanksgiving back to them. Now, if you're in schools the last three to four years, you don't know that the Pilgrims even believed in God. One of the unfortunate things, this is in the past several years, the … [Read more...]

Did Barack Obama Fail to Thank God on Thanksgiving?

Is Barack Obama so anti-god that he refuses to thank God even on Thanksgiving? This is a theme popular among some on the religious right. David Barton issued a document before the election calling Obama the most biblically hostile president ever. I have not examined all of Barton’s claims in that document but, based on his track record, I am skeptical. Furthermore, Barton repeats obviously false claims regarding Obama including the one that Obama hasn’t mentioned God in his Thanksgiving res … [Read more...]

Obama wins second term

This afternoon I made predictions regarding the election and it appears that I got it about right.At this point, some states are still too close too call but it appears that the electoral math will not work out for Romney.The discussion about what went wrong has already started. I think the GOP has significant problems which will be analyzed and spun. … [Read more...]

Oh hey there’s an election coming up

In contrast to 2008, I have not kept up with the daily changes and controversies of the presidential race. I have some thoughts about it but I prefer to take a more low key approach this time around.I have enjoyed watching Real Clear Politics however and think they provide a nice service and up to date polling information. Unless something newsworthy comes up or I change my mind, I won't be posting much until the election since  most other things will get lost until it is over.  … [Read more...]