Funniest Wingnut ‘Fact-Check’ of the Day: The Military Still Has Horses and Bayonets!
The Daily Caller’s David Martosko wins our coveted “Stupidest Wingnut Article of the Day” award (not for the first time), with this absurd “fact-check” article that totally misses the point of Obama’s statement that the military has “fewer horses and bayonets:” Obama Line About Horses, Bayonets Fails Fact-Check.
In a response to Romney’s barb that Obama has allowed the U.S. Navy’s inventory of battleships to approach a historic low mark, Obama snarked that “we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed.”
But horses and bayonets both remain vital parts of the U.S. arsenal.
“Fewer,” of course, does not equal “none.” And Obama’s point, that military requirements change as technology advances and that it’s counter-productive to cling to outdated weaponry, apparently goes completely over David Martosko’s head.
You gotta love the wingnuts. They try so hard, and produce such a plethora of inadvertent comedy.