Rodda To Get Book on Barton Website?

Rodda To Get Book on Barton Website? August 11, 2012

FTB’s Chris Rodda, who has done more than anyone else to reveal the lies told at an astonishing rate by David Barton, is taking Barton’s co-host up on a challenge he issued on his website. Rick Green absurdly compares Barton’s critics to Adolf Hitler:

Question: What do elitist professors have in common with Adolf Hitler & Saul Alinsky?

Answer: They masterfully use the powerful art of innuendo to falsely defame those with which they disagree.

Definition of Innuendo: A derogatory hint or reference to a person or thing.

The internet is abuzz today with leftwing bloggers, elitist professors, and downright jealous peers licking their chops and rubbing their hands in excitement as they repeat the juicy quotes about David Barton books being full of “embarrassing factual errors, suspiciously selective quotes, and highly misleading claims.”

Yet not a single article can point to a single factual error, quote out of context, or misleading claim.

Talk about delusional. Those critics, including Chris, have pointed out innumerable errors and lies, not only in the latest book but pretty much every time Barton opens his mouth or puts pen to paper. Chris put out an entire book of them and is finishing up a new book just about his lies about Jefferson. And Green finishes his post by dropping a challenge:

If you can show me specifics that back up the image created by the critics innuendo, I’ll post it right here for the world to see.

Waiting, waiting.

Bueller, Bueller? Yes, Ben Stein’s character in that movie is EXACTLY what I picture with most of these critics!!!!

Chris has taken him up on that challenge, leaving a comment that, as of now, he has not allowed to go to the page. I frankly doubt he will. He’ll likely find some reason to dismiss it or pretend it doesn’t exist.

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  • sanford

    I was able to leave a post without being moderated. Maybe they have a way of recognizing names of people like Chris who know what they are talking about and thus the approval message comes up.

  • Michael Heath

    Wallbuilder’s Rick Green starts out his post:

    Question: What do elitist professors have in common with Adolf Hitler & Saul Alinsky?

    Answer: They masterfully use the powerful art of innuendo to falsely defame those with which they disagree.

    True to form, Rick Green comes out of the gate lying just like his boss. Elitist profs didn’t take Barton down here, but instead profs from conservative Christian colleges; along with some Cincinnati-area pastors infuriated with Barton’s lies regarding Jefferson’s culpability of slavery continuing beyond the founding. None of whom are by any measure elitist.

  • Michael Heath

    sanford writes:

    I was able to leave a post without being moderated. Maybe they have a way of recognizing names of people like Chris who know what they are talking about and thus the approval message comes up.

    What name and time/date-stamp is your comment post? There is currently no post using the name ‘sanford’ and all but one comment post comes from delusional sycophants. The one current exception is from a Kirk W. Fraser.

  • My comment is in moderation.

    It was polite, but I predict it won’t be let through.

  • Michael Heath

    Rick Green posted a comment about one hour after Chris Rodda posted her comment which went straight to moderation.

  • d cwilson

    Wait, wasn’t it just yesterday that Barton was touting all the PhD’s that he “couldn’t name” who were giving his book their blessing. Now they’re all a bunch of elitist Nazis?

  • Ah, what a typical level of intellectual cowardice.

    David Barton’s created quite the acolyte.

  • Of course. When someone with a PhD agrees with him, that proves him right. When they disagree with him, they’re elitists acting like Hitler. QED.

  • vmanis1

    No matter how deluded Green might be, I have to give him 0.0001 point for spelling Saul Alinsky’s name correctly. Most wingnuts appear to think it is spelled `Alinksy’.

  • dan4

    9. Most wingnuts appear to think it is spelled ‘Alinsky.’

    Sort of reminds me of how most conservatives/Republicans, for some reason, think it is called “The Democrat Party,” even though the word “democrat” is a noun and a noun only.

  • Sort of reminds me of how most conservatives/Republicans, for some reason, think it is called “The Democrat Party,” even though the word “democrat” is a noun and a noun only.

    They do that intentionally. Seriously, it’s totally intentional. Shows their level of maturity. Probably Frank Luntz came up with it.

  • Pieter B, FCD

    most conservatives/Republicans, for some reason, think it is called “The Democrat Party”

    It’s a “harder” sound than “Democratic”; it dates back at least to Bob Dole’s reference in the 1976 VP debate against Walter Mondale to “the Democrat wars in the 20th century…” They know the name of the party, it’s just that it’s easy to make “Democrat” sound like something bad if you give it a little inflection.

  • carnerojo

    This “challenge” seems about as valid & sincere as convicted felon Kent Hovind’s $250,000 “challenge” to scientists to prove the theory of evolution.

    And I can pretty much guarantee this doofus hadn’t heard of Saul Alinsky before 2008, when the Commie/Socialist association w/ Obama became a trope of the GOP smear campaign (along w/ the terrorist connection w/ Weatherman Bill Ayres). Bonus points for the Godwin, too.

  • carnerojo

    Doh! I meant Bill Ayers (parenthetically typing).

  • grumpyoldfart

    He’s deleted the reference to Hitler.

  • grendelsfather

    … in common with Adolf Hitler & Saul Alinsky?

    Why should we take anyone seriously who thinks Hitler and Alinsky had anything in common? I realize that at the extremes, right-wing dumb fucks and left-wing dumb fucks are hard to distinguish, but that is hardly the case here.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Other definition of innuendo: an Italian suppository.

    Try the chicken-fried steak; I’ll be here through Saturday night.

  • Ichthyic

    elitist professors

    I’ve been associated directly or indirectly with academia for 25 years.

    to me, this sounds like an oxymoron.

    but then, swiftboating is all about making up your own strawmen.

  • KG

    I realize that at the extremes, right-wing dumb fucks and left-wing dumb fucks are hard to distinguish – grendelsfather

    I suppose they might be if you’re very ignorant politically, but I’ve never had any such problem.

  • No chance he allows the book on the site.

  • anandine

    Jafafa Hots said, They do that intentionally. Seriously, it’s totally intentional. Shows their level of maturity.

    How is that different from commenters here calling Republicans “rethuglicans” and similar names?

  • anandine, it’s not. Not everybody here is as mature as you and I. We’re all grown up and shit.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    How is that different from commenters here calling Republicans “rethuglicans” and similar names?

    Here is a way to check. Listen to Democratic and Republican elected officials or operatives name the opposing party in public statements, or on the floor of the House or Senate. See how many times the Republicans refer to the “Democrat Party” or their “Democrat colleagues,” then see how many times the Democrats refer to “Rethuglicans.” Now compare your lists.

    Happy to help.

  • dan4

    @21: Yes, anandine, there’s no difference between what a major party VP candidate says (see Pieter B’s post @12 to see what I’m referring to) and what commentators on a website say. Apples, meet oranges.

  • Pieter B, FCD

    @ dan4

    Exactly. There is no comparison between a few liberal bloggers or commenters calling Republican candidates Nazis and—to cite just one example from a target-rich environment—national-level Republican officials and congresscritters claiming that the President is consciously advancing the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The “both sides do it” meme is used by some as a means to feel superior to almost everybody, by others to avoid accepting the reality that even though the current system is fubar, there are still some differences between the two parties,* and by yet others as a conscious strategy to conceal the fact that it’s brass knuckles vs. boxing gloves out there.

    * even though it might simply be that one side will use lube

  • Achor Text does not work on WP… But that is the link

  • Brain Hertz

    Question: What do elitist professors have in common with Adolf Hitler & Saul Alinsky?

    Answer: They masterfully use the powerful art of innuendo to falsely defame those with which they disagree.

    Fuck me. Not even the Super-Duty “Eye-Ron-Eee” 3000 XLT I just had installed was able to survive that one…

  • eamick

    Achor Text does not work on WP… But that is the link

    Anchor text works fine. You forgot the closing tag, which is required in HTML.

  • Midnight Rambler

    They do that intentionally. Seriously, it’s totally intentional. Shows their level of maturity. Probably Frank Luntz came up with it.

    I doubt it, at least originally; maybe now. Besides dating back much further, plenty of southern Democrats use it too. It’s pure laziness, like saying “nucular”.

  • Ichthyic

    I doubt it, at least originally; maybe now. Besides dating back much further, plenty of southern Democrats use it too. It’s pure laziness, like saying “nucular”.

    definitely now, no maybes about it.

    likewise, and earlier, with the word “liberal”, which is now a well-established dirty word on the right.

    never discount the use of smear tactics on the right. and never assume they are equivalent on the left.

    seriously, 10 minutes checking the history will show you.

  • Midnight Rambler

    How is it a smear though? It seems to be mostly because it’s incorrect and so they do it just to rile Democrats. To me it just makes them look stupid.

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  • kermit.

    I think whenever I hear someone use “elitist” as a pejorative, I’ll refer to them as mediocratists.

    The only elite class the conservative loons admire these days are competitive athletes – and not gifted or determined solitary athletes, like serious joggers, power lifter, martial artists, but only the professional competitive team sportsmen.