What Good Are Facts, When No One Wants To Accept Them

Interestingly, the GOP for years has preached the line to their rank and file that you can’t trust the mainstream media. Now that the mainstream media is telling the facts about their leading candidate and his incredible collection of lies and misinformation that keeps getting repeated, many Republicans don’t choose to believe the truth.

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Every fact checker service that I can find on the Internet demonstrates that the majority of what Trump says is NOT TRUE! Here are links to several:

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/

http://www.factcheck.org/person/donald-trump/

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/trump-fact-check-errors-exaggerations-falsehoods-213730

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/elections/fact-check.html?_r=0  This one includes all the Republican candidates.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/06/16/fact-check-donald-trump/28828017/

http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/02/29/fact-checkers-flunk-trumps-defenses-of-trump-u/208896   This one is specifically about Trump U.

So given the facts, why does the orange man have such a following? People believe what they want to believe, what fits with their experience of the world, and their perception of their position in that world. It’s like, “Don’t confuse me with the facts. I just believe he’s right.”

Those of us who know he isn’t right and that his attitudes, ideas, and personality would be incredibly dangerous if he became president are stymied, except to make sure we vote for his opponent! Even the GOP hierarchy doesn’t know what to do, and they are as much to blame for the situation as the “believers.”

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