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Ted Cruz Is So Scared of Beto O’Rourke He’s Released This Shameful and False Attack Ad

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is running for re-election, and he’s running scared. He should be. His Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, is within one point of Cruz in the latest poll, and a top Trump administration official said Cruz may lose because he’s unlikeable. If all that weren’t enough, the Senate Majority Whip has summed up the GOP’s fear of O’Rourke’s chances of taking down Cruz: “We’re not bluffing, this is real, and it is a serious threat.”

Michelle Obama famously said, “When they go low, we go high.”

Ted Cruz has just gone low. Very low.

A few weeks ago O’Rourke, who is 45 – just two years younger than Cruz but worlds apart in outlook – was asked at a town hall style event to share his thoughts on the NFL players’ silent kneeling protests.

The man who asked O’Rourke clearly was not fan of the players’ protests, but that did not stop the Democratic Congressman from launching into a well-thought out explanation for not only why he supports protesting police killings of Black people, but why it’s a very American thing to do.

A video of O’Rourke’s inspiring remarks went viral.

And the Cruz campaign went into action.

They sliced and diced the video, and turned the question into one about flag burning – not the players’ protests – and then used O’Rourke’s remarks to make it appear that he supports burning the American flag, and thinks “there is something inherently American about that,” and is “grateful people are willing to do that.”

Those remarks were about NFL players protesting police killing Black people, not flag burning.

Tell that to the Cruz campaign.

“Congressman O’Rourke not only called burning the U.S. flag ‘inherently American’ but also said he was ‘grateful’ for those willing to commit such an act,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told The Dallas Morning News, in a clear lie. “His position is an appalling display of disregard to those who have put their lives on the line to preserve the very freedoms the American flag represents. Texans certainly do not share such views.”

Nor does O’Rourke, according to his spokesperson.

“O’Rourke has only spoken publicly about flag-burning once, when the congressman said he does not think anybody should burn the American flag,” The Hill reports. It calls the ad “heavily edited.”

The Dallas Morning News, which basically is Cruz’s hometown newspaper, reports the story this way: “Heavily spliced Ted Cruz video falsely depicts Beto O’Rourke saying he’s ‘grateful’ for flag burning.”

“O’Rourke did not say he’s ‘grateful’ for flag burning. Nor did he say that flag burning is ‘inherently American,'” the paper makes clear.

How can Cruz get away with this?

Here’s part of the question the man asked O’Rourke about NFL players protests:

“As a voter, I don’t know how I would feel to have my own elected representative being open to kneeling on the Senate floor or encouraging and supporting acts that desecrate our American flag.”

O’Rourke clearly was responding to the protests – which do not “desecrate our American flag.”

Tell that to the Cruz campaign.

When you choose to lie, and to lie to this degree, you’re running scared.

Ted Cruz should be scared. His vision of America, his decision to not only support but to embrace President Trump is inherently un-American. And it will cost him at the polls in November.

And if he continues down this path, it will cost him his job, too.

Watch this outrageous Cruz campaign ad, which is being run on Facebook:

And here’s the video that went viral, of O’Rourke discussing NFL players’ protests:

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Hat tip: The Hill

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‘Lying a Lot’: CNN Fact Checker Busts Trump Spokesperson’s False Election ‘Fraud’ Claims Attacking Democrats

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The current spokesperson for the former president is being criticized for “lying a lot” after she posted false statements about the California recall election, which failed Tuesday night. Voters by an overwhelming majority clearly chose to retain Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, and there are no credible reports of fraud.

That fact did not stop Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington from spreading the false claims of fraud – false according to CNN’s Daniel Dale, the unimpeachable fact checker who documented and debunked most of the lies Donald Trump said as a 2016 candidate and as president.

“The spokesperson for the former president is out here lying a lot about American elections. It is not good,” Dale tweeted Wednesday morning, including screenshots of Harrington’s false statements. Her tweets were posted at 4:50 PM ET and 5:10 PM ET on Tuesday, about six hours before the polls had even closed. She also offered zero proof for her claims.

Harrington, according to The Independent, was hired by Trump after being “editor-in-chief at War Room, an influential far-right website and podcast from former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, where hosts and guests regularly supported conspiracy theories about a ‘rigged’ 2020 election, skepticism about vaccines, and the idea that Covid came from a lab leak in China. The show’s YouTube channel was removed for spreading false claims about the election, but it consistently ranks as a top podcast on the Apple charts.”

Here’s Dale’s tweet with the screenshots of Harrington’s false claims:

Not only are Harrington’s claims baseless, the recall results were called by every major news organization in about 30 to 60 minutes after the polls closed, proving her conspiracy theory not only baseless but impossible.

Despite Twitter permanently suspending Donald Trump’s account, the social media giant has come under fire for allowing Harrington to continue to promote Trump’s words, including his press releases.

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Trump Falsely Claims COVID Pandemic Was ‘Over’ When He Was President

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In a lie-filled segment that received little to no pushback Donald Trump, the former president, on Wednesday told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo that the coronavirus pandemic had “virtually” ended during his administration.

That was just one of the many lies that Trump told Bartiromo, who did no fact-checking nor told viewers that the former president was lying to them in the segment below.

President Joe Biden is “doing a lousy job at coronavirus. Coronavirus is back,” Trump said, ignoring the facts that it never left and his supporters are the number one reason the virus is still deeply embedded across the country.

“When I left it was virtually gone, it was over,” Trump lied.

On the vaccine, which Trump has repeatedly refused to promote, he declared that “when I was president, you didn’t have this problem with people not wanting to take it,” which is also a lie.

“They don’t take it because they don’t trust Biden, and they don’t trust the Biden administration,” he continued, again falsely. So-called “vaccine hesitant” Americans, mostly Republican men, did not become anti-vaxxers because Biden became president.

“When I was president, you didn’t have people protesting the vaccine,” he said, again falsely. “If you just think back, everybody wanted to get it, and we were giving out over a million shots a day, we had that thing rockin’.”

That’s a tremendous stretch.

January 2 was the first day of recorded vaccinations that broke the one million mark, according to data from The New York Times, but that was after two days of no vaccinations reported due to the New Year’s holiday. The seven-day average of coronavirus vaccines being given did not break the one million mark until January 23, after President Biden was sworn in.

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‘Biggest Whopper in History’: Stephen Miller Claims No President Was ‘Dealt a Better Hand on Day One Than Biden’

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Former Trump White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller is being mocked and chastised for claiming President Joe Biden inherited the best situation possible.

“No President in history has been dealt a better hand on Day One than President Biden,” Miller, regarded as both a white nationalist and a white supremacist by many, told Fox News Thursday night.

The Trump administration walked into a booming economy and left the Biden administration with a disaster: huge unemployment, an uncontrolled pandemic that had already killed 400,000 people, no actual plan to get coronavirus vaccine shots into Americans’ arms, and a lack of trust and respect around the world.

When Trump took office after President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unemployment was at 4.7%. When President Joe Biden took office unemployment was at 6.7%.

When Trump left office his approval rating was at 34%. In his four years it never even hit 50%.

The Southern Poverty Law Center last summer added Miller to its list of extremists, noting he “is credited with shaping the racist and draconian immigration policies of President Trump, which include the zero-tolerance policy, also known as family separation, the Muslim ban and ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Miller has also “purged” government agencies of civil servants who are not entirely loyal to his extremist agenda.”

Here’s Miller on “Hannity”:

Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall responded by noting, “it is pretty remarkable that twice in 12 years a Democrat was obliged to take the reins in the midst of the smoldering ruins of a Republican presidency.”

Here’s how others responded to Miller’s lie:

 

 

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