Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Little Stewie Mills Fearmongers and LIES

Apparently Mills has nothing positive about his own record or policies to promote, so he resorted to deliberate misinformation and outright lies to run his campaign against successful Congressman Nolan.

Propaganda has to meet two criteria; it has to be factually faulty, and it has to appeal to emotional thinking -- in this case, fear -- to the exclusion of critical thinking (especially fact checking). Here is the latest little Stewie Mills propaganda ad:

And here is the Syrian refugee debunk courtesy of the Duluth News Tribune::
Nolan votes for bill restricting Syrian refugee program
BRAINERD - U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., on Thursday voted in favor of a House of Representatives bill that would increase restrictions on Syrian and Iraqi refugees entering the country, bucking a stand taken by President Obama.

And debunking the claims about windfalls for Iran we have Foreign Policy:

Sanctions Relief Won’t Be a $100 Billion Windfall for Iran’s Terrorist Friends
For one, oil money ain't what it used to be. And second, Tehran has bigger problems to deal with at home.
As negotiators close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, there’s been a corresponding uptick in ominous expectations about how Tehran could use the potential rush of funds from sanctions relief to prey on its weak neighbors and secure regional hegemony. U.S. lawmakers like Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and lobbying outfits like the Foundation for Defense of Democracies argue that once the sanctions are gone, Iran will stop at nothing to support groups like Hezbollah or Hamas, as it has in recent decades. These fears are wildly overblown. Iran’s domestic economic needs are real, as is Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s imperative to deliver on the promises that got him elected and proceed with the talks. To ensure the stability of their government, Iran’s leaders must tend to the problems at home and make the investments necessary to sustain their future.

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