A recent trope on Facebook from the Anti-Republican Crusaders, an online hate-the-GOP group, is made vivid with an image featuring a quote (see picture above) from MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell defending the Liberal brand name by listing accomplishments of the movement. In the interest of fostering greater wisdom and understanding, I have undertaken a point-by-point refutation / analysis of O’Donnell’s claims. Click on links below for sourcing of reference material.

First and foremost: The quote is FROM A FICTIONAL TELEVISION SHOW. O’Donnell was hired to write the lines as part of the script for a 2005 episode of the show “The West Wing”, (Left-wing pabulum and wet-dream fodder) in which Republican and Democrat presidential candidates spar in a debate. The line is delivered by the Democrat in response to the Republican. The inordinately depressing fact that liberals are forced by reality to turn to a TV show in order to find inspirational rhetoric only underscores the vapid, vitriolic vacuity of their leaders.

  1. Liberals got women the right to vote.

The Women’s Suffrage Movement enjoyed little support among members of the Democrat Party. After many years of working to bring as many votes together as possible, the key vote came on June 4, 1919, when the Senate approved the amendment by 56 to 25 after four hours of debate, during which Democratic Senators opposed to the amendment filibustered to prevent a roll call until their absent Senators could be protected by pairs. Final vote total was:

Democrat: 20-17  (54%-45%)

Republican: 36-8  (82%-18%)

  1. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote.

African-Americans were awarded their right to vote by the Republican Party. The Emancipation Proclamation (Lincoln) and the 15th Amendment freed slaves, made blacks full citizens, and gave them voting rights. The House vote was almost entirely along party lines, with no Democrats supporting the bill and only 3 Republicans voting against it. In the Jim Crow era, Southern Democrat racists enforced unconstitutional laws against negro populations in an attempt to maintain their political dominance, while Republican legislators in Washington worked on ending the divisive policies.

  1. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty.
When the lines go down, that's bad.

Millions of elderly people were lifted out of poverty by the creation of the Social Security program in the 1935. However, because the model was so flawed, based as it was on an original life expectancy of 61.7 years (it’s now 78.1 years), and because it relied on a high dependency ratio (before 1950 it was 16-1, is now 2-1 and is projected to worsen in the future), the inevitable failure of the program was built in from the beginning. Additionally, the law was also initially structured in a way in which women and minorities were not covered by the provisions of the plan.

  1. Liberals ended segregation.

Liberal icon Woodrow Wilson segregated the U.S. Civil Service. It was not until the Truman administration that full U.S. Civil Service integration was achieved. Liberal near-deity Franklin D. Roosevelt served 12 years as president and did nothing to change it, despite having huge majorities in Congress. Until the 1960’s, Democrat-dominated states in the South imposed segregationist policies on the citizenry, bolstered by a climate of fear created by the KKK, most of whom (including former member liberal Senator Robert Byrd {D-Va.}) were Democrats. While he was busy marching with Republicans for racial equality, Martin Luther King, Jr. was subjected to wiretaps approved by liberal heartthrob Bobby Kennedy. While the South has historically been viewed as racist, segregationist and divided, as of the 2000 Census, the most segregated city in the USA was Milwaukee, WI.

  1. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act.

The final vote on the Civil Rights Act 1964 (the Senate version, voted on by the House)

Democrat: 153-91   (63%–37%)

Republican: 136-35   (80%–20%)

The votes on the Voting Rights Act were even more dramatic:

Senate: 77–19

Democrat: 47–17 (73%-27%)

Republican: 30–2 (94%-6%)

House: 333–85

Democrat: 221–61 (78%-22%)

Republican: 112–24 (82%-18%)

By huge margins (larger than Republicans in each case), Democrats opposed the legislative actions

  1. Liberals created Medicare
This is kind of like an adjustable rate mortgage - remember those?

7. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act.

The consequences of the acts are now being fully realized with the advent of the Obama administration. While the Clean Air / Water Acts were originally created and intended to minimize the impact of pollution on the environment, the current enviro-leftist mindset dominating the EPA is one of using the Acts as a cudgel to enforce the rigid theology of environmentalism, resulting in economic impacts that cost people jobs and wealth.

8. What did conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things ­every one.

I’m positive I have demonstrated that this final lie is also disproven. The script has fallen apart.

In the end, proponents of Liberalism have little to nothing to show for all their heated rhetoric. Despite their invective, their diatribes, their demagoguery, their utter disdain for fact, it seems as if reality refuses to conform to their lofty and utopian expectations and dreams. Even the things they claim credit for are either the result of the work of others, or ultimately result in complete collapse and failure. There’s a difference between being misguided / misinformed and being deliberately, willfully destructive. Liberals are guilty of the latter.

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