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Campus Question – January 20, 2013

January 20, 2013

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Campus Question – January 20, 2013

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President Obama was sworn in today, after which his daughter Sasha said “You didn’t mess up.” And on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused President Obama of “hypocrisy” for having Secret Service protection for his children while not proposing school safety officers in his gun safety package, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said “We’re going to do a budget this year, and it’s going to have revenues in it. And our Republican colleagues better get used to that fact.” Should the words “Republican” and “fact” be used in the same sentence?

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  • NCrissieB

    For the record: (1) President Obama has no choice over whether his daughters get Secret Service protection; (2) President Obama did propose funding for school resource officers. In other words … Sen. Cruz went 0-for-2 in a single sentence.

    Senator Cruz can’t even claim he couldn’t have known, as Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler already did the research.

    So no, “Republican” and “fact” should never be used in the same sentence.

    • Jim W

      But But you did it. Senator Cruz and fact-checker. Although it is not necessary, we win when Republican statements are examined by fact-checkers.

  • addisnana

    I don’t know this for fact but rumor has it that Republicans have been given anti-fact, anti-reason vaccinations. They were administered via the tea provided by the Koch brothers. Any questions?

    • NCrissieB

      Is it possible the Koch brothers innoculated the GOP against facts? If so, would that explain the election of Sen. Cruz? In the late 1970s, the Church Commission revealed that the CIA attempted mind control in the 50s and 60s, and the Koch brothers became politically active soon after that. Could the Koch brothers have continued the MK-ULTRA program? The most convincing evidence may come from half a world away, ancient alien theorists say….

  • Well, “objective,” and “verifiable,” are concepts that Republicans haven’t grasped, so it’s safe to say that when using “facts” in a sentence combining the two, you’re talking about “fantasy.” 😆