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Republican Congressman Jeff Duncan of the 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina took right-wing lunacy to a new level during a hearing in which Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave testimony on the Department of Homeland Security's budget:

You know, when Forbes Magazine or Drudge or some reputable news sources start to repeat the numbers…the numbers cease to become Internet rumors and they start having some credibility. I just ask, why was there a long delay or silence from the DHS for a period of time, almost three months, before y’all came forward saying these numbers aren’t correct, these are the actual facts. Why was there a delay or silence from your department?
Here's Napolitano's response to Duncan's lunacy:
Well I don’t know about that, that there was that kind of delay, but I will tell you we found it so inherently unbelievable that those statements would be made it was hard to ascribe credibility to them. I don’t know if I’d put Forbes and Drudge in the same sentence.
Duncan was referring to an unfounded conspiracy theory, which is being pushed by the notorious right-wing website Drudge Report, that claims that the Department of Homeland Security is stockpiling ammunition for a "false flag" attack on the American people.

Anyone who considers Drudge to be a credible source lives in a different view of reality than us rational people do. Drudge directs its viewers to WorldNetDaily, which is notorious about pushing those unfounded "birther" conspiracy theories about President Obama's citizenship, and Infowars, which has pushed an unfounded conspiracy theory which claims that the Boston Marathon bombing was perpetrated by the government.

I've been critical of President Obama and many other Democrats for not being progressive enough, but these Republicans are downright delusional these days...

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  •  Tip Jar (16+ / 0-)

    Polls don't vote, statistics don't vote, history doesn't vote, yard signs don't vote...PEOPLE VOTE!!!

    by DownstateDemocrat on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:46:03 AM PDT

  •  You can make it reputable in usu. 3 ez steps: (0+ / 0-)

    1) Go to its linked source
    2) Compare in detail
    3) Make sure the linked source is reputable.


    It's obvious or common sense anyway.

    Boehner Just Wants Wife To Listen, Not Come Up With Alternative Debt-Reduction Ideas

    by dov12348 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:52:30 AM PDT

  •  Hopefull it was a typo... (3+ / 0-)
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    Bob Love, flycaster, trumpeter
    You know, when Forbes Magazine or Drudge or some refutable news sources start to repeat the numbers…the numbers cease to become Internet rumors and they start having some credibility.
    Nah, he's just a nutjob. The nutjobs in the public I can understand -- maybe even expect. But when they actually manage to achieve national office it's a sad, sad thing.

    You can't assassinate the character of any of modern conservative. You'd have to find where it was buried, dig it up, resurrect it, then kill it. And killing a zombie isn't really assassination, is it?

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:53:23 AM PDT

  •  Actually, by his exact words, he likes Forbes and (0+ / 0-)

    Drudge, but he doesn't believe them reputable!

    (I know that's not what he meant, but it IS what he said)!

    Ayn is the bane! Take the Antidote To Ayn Rand and call your doctor in the morning: You have health insurance now! @floydbluealdus1

    by Floyd Blue on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 11:20:40 AM PDT

  •  Drudge is not only not reputable but also not (1+ / 0-)
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    relevant.  Aside from CNN, Politico, and GOP Hacks, no one cites Drudge any more.

  •  And who's the Democratic challenger for this fool? (2+ / 0-)
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    trumpeter, sc kitty

    No one yet.  The clock is ticking.

    •  a Democrat doesn't have a chance in SC-3 (0+ / 0-)

      there was a Democrat in the last 4 elections and even though the county parties helped w/ the campaigns, all 4 election results fell in the range of 65% R, 35% D.

      and no DCCC help at all.

      Faux News ruined my state

      by sc kitty on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 01:48:43 PM PDT

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      •  I plan on doing a SC-03 diary soon (0+ / 0-)

        But regardless, Democrats need to stop being such wimps.  We have so much ammunition and yet we're so scared of conservatives.

        •  when i lived in the 3rd (0+ / 0-)

          the potential candidates had no money and no real $upport from any big national Democratic groups -eg DCCC

          my county was in the 2nd and 3rd district ( so our Dem party had to work on 2 campaigns) but because of redistricting, our county is now in the 2nd district only.  

            finding a candidate is difficult when it takes well over $500k to have a serious shot at winning here.  our supporters don't have a lot of money but a lot of spirit and try their best at phone banking and canvassing.   and since the PTB  won't/don't throw money here in SC, potential candidates walk away knowing there's very little chance to win, so why waste the time and effort?

          the only reason Rob Miller did relatively well was because of Joe Wilson's "You Lie" moment. contributions started rolling in for him from Dems (even members of DKos) around the country (only then did the DCCC get involved)  AND for Joe from the repubs and teabaggers.

          without strong support from VIPs in the Dem Party, we don't stand much of a chance -- it's even difficult to win local/state races (city/county council) in the 2nd and 3rd district!!

          uphill battles but we continue to persevere!  

          Faux News ruined my state

          by sc kitty on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 01:28:15 AM PDT

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  •  Oh the poor dear. The dummying down (1+ / 0-)
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    in this country is starting to reach to our elected officials.  When will we learn not to vote for the rich and/or the stupid.

    "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

    by AnnieR on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:59:13 PM PDT

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