One interesting feature of the Fever Swamps™ is the absolute arrogance with which fallaciously premised beliefs are held. In the post below, Colorado State House candidate Raymond Garcia demonstrates the form with practiced self-assuredness.
If there ever was a sate senator out of step with her district it is Laura Woods. Even when she’s running she can’t help but let her extremist views show, yet I haven’t seen much reporting in Colorado media on her incendiary statements or radical policy preferences. That is rather surprising considering her race is pivotal to determining who controls the Colorado State Senate in the coming year. This is a person who rationalized the Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado Springs; who supports the radical personhood amendment that would outlaw birth control; who is doing her best to bring back preventable, deadly, diseases by weakening Colorado’s (already weakest in the nation) vaccination law and spreading the long-debunked falsehood that vaccination is connected to autism.
Setting aside that in order to be “born without a father” a child would have to be the product of artificial insemination or have a deceased biological father, (and I suspect that number is quite small), let’s examine what Tancredo’s meme was likely trying to impart, which is the percentage of African American children born into single-parent households without a father. As it generally happens, the meme falls apart under scrutiny. The 72% figure was likely taken from the statistic that 73% of African American children are born to unwed mothers. The implication is that 73% of them don’t have a father in their life, but “unwed” doesn’t mean the father isn’t living with the mother and child. The latest figures available (2014) show that 66% of AA households are single-parent. Even this number is misleading, as many of those households have the father as the only parent.
Q) Why don’t Gunnison Republicans fact-check the garbage on their Facebook page? A) They would have nothing to post
Seems like these county GOP Facebook page admins are allergic to fact-checking. They probably don’t even care if they are wrong as long as the fact-averse base buys it.
Republican candidates seem to be a fact-averse crowd, which explains how frequently they are duped on social media. Why would Coloradans vote for people or a party that passes on easily-refuted nonsense as truth?
When I saw it, I indeed knew it was “too amazing for words,”because it was never said. Whenever I’m wondering why the GOP would be so stupid as to post easily and verifiably false information, I remember that they have no popular policy positions to run on, so lying has become their campaign strategy.
If you ever wonder why the Colorado GOP is falling to pieces and seemingly can’t be put together again, look no further than the unadulterated hackery of the guy the Senate caucus hired to be their spokesperson.
Derrick Wilburn, Colorado GOP Vice-Chair doesn’t seem to like primary sources. I had to click through four articles to find a primary source, and it turns out he is wrong about everything he claims the Department of Justice is doing. Click on the Swamp Thing icons to see how wrong.