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Some Right-Wing canards I encountered this morning

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I have a high-school friend who still lives in Oklahoma, and we exchange emails from time to time. Recently he warned me about the massive amounts of ammo being purchased by Obama and “his cronies” in order to make ammo unavailable to civilians (the better to install a military dictatorship on the American public).  Some of this comes from Sen. James Inhofe (R- OK), who has beat the drums strongly on the ammo purchase. A little Googling and I found this quite sane and reasonable debunking of that idea from (of all sources) the National Rifle Association.

He also was concerned about the massive “civilian national security force” that Obama had said he would create (presumably to use all that ammo). A quick trip to FactCheck.org showed how far off the mark is that reading of the idea Obama proposed.

What’s surprising to me is how much these ideas get repeated when it’s so quick and easy to find that they are completely erroneous.

Written by Leisureguy

14 May 2013 at 11:47 am

Posted in GOP

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  1. Just another example of right-wing ignorance living in their “fact free” zone. Obama wants to install a military dictatorship because, well, just because I know, I just know it’s true. I don’t need pesky facts to know my gut feel is true.

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    Jeff

    14 May 2013 at 1:10 pm

  2. Facts don’t matter when you know the truth.

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    bill bush

    14 May 2013 at 8:09 pm


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