I get that conservatives hate President Obama. Heck, I live in Texas — he’s despised by nearly every conservative I encounter here. It’s caused me to avoid political discussions in public. You’d think that doing what I do for a living I’d talk politics all the time, but that’s not the case in my private life. Whenever a conservative I meet finds out what I do, I usually avoid discussing politics if possible. I’ve been down that road before and it’s just not worth the headache.
The asinine “facts” I’ve seen these people spew are often so ridiculous I can’t even properly respond to them because I’m trying not to laugh. “Did you know Obamacare requires microchips in every American?” Who honestly would believe such nonsense?
Well, while checking out Politifact, I ran across what might be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen them fact-check. Now I’m not exactly sure what their process is for investigating something, but I’m guessing it requires quite a few inquiries about a particular situation before they take the time to investigate the claim and write their article displaying their results.
So when I saw that they fact-checked a claim that “Obamacare” coding would lead to executions by beheading in the United States - I couldn’t believe my eyes.
Oh, I don’t know. I’ve invoked Bastille Day and the French Revolution as a metaphorical reaction to wingnut cruelty and hubris. Maybe at some level they fear this might be an appropriate response. More: Forward Progressives — How Gullible Are Conservatives? You Won’t Believe What Had to Be Fact-Checked