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Monday, December 14, 2015

Politics 3

About Ted Cruz:

Slick,  Might be the smartest guy in the Republican list but that's not saying much.

But crazy...

Sen Cruz's statements are in Blue here.  Fact-Checkers statements are in black...

"Here’s the simple and undeniable fact: The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats."  

False. The statement cherry-picks one partisan academic study.

"Under Barack Obama and the big government economy, the median wage for women has dropped $733." 

 The wages for women actually rose.

False, the percentage of Democrats relative to Republicans is higher than in 2008 and 2012.

False, there will be 150 international inspectors.

False, inspections will make it harder for Iran to produce nuclear weapons.   Iran can't hide residual radioactivity.

Supreme Court rulings are binding on all States.

No evidence for this claim.

14 of 44 have been neither.   For a serious US politician not to know such a basic fact suggests a lack of knowledge or deliberate lying.

The Constitution disagrees.  There is no religious test in the Constitution, nor is there anything about sexual preferences.

Small businesses routinely fail.  But they are not failing in record numbers. 

The election results and exit polling results said otherwise.

The nominee had an MD from Yale.

No evidence found.

"Most" people have not.  

 2 Democratic votes out of 190 isn't "bi-partisan".

Never happened. 

Never happened.

Statistics find the statement false.  

Frequently false.

9% isn't double.



Megan said...

Well, on my screen, Cruz's statements are in orange and Fact Checkers are in pale grey.

But, that aside ... I think all politicians find themselves saying silly and untrue things. Not many voters seem to notice. Are we all as stupid as politicians think we are???

Sydney, Australia

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Sorry about the color confusion. It looks right here.