Fact Check #1


On June 7, the Conservative nation, on Facebook, posted multiple facts that described the hypocrisy of the Democratic party. By naming notable figures of the democratic party such as Bernie Sanders, Ocasio Cortez and Obama, The conservative nation displayed their distaste for the democratic ideologies.  It incentives one to believe that democrats are not really there to benefit the people but their own agendas and motives. In addition, the conservative nation was implying that democratic politicians were privatizing their own lives and wealth while the rest of the country would live under a socialist or command economic system. The conservative nation even called these facts “ the true face of liberalism”.

Kamala Harris is a democratic politician from California whose views are rather contradicting. One of the facts stated in the post was that Kamala Harris owns a gun and doesn’t want us to. According to USA Today, Kamala Harris does own a gun for personal safety. However, Kamala Harris sees her relationship with guns as unique but it still goes against democratic beliefs and standards. In addition, USA today did not provide the information about her registaring her gun or any thorough background checking in the process of her purchasing the gun. On the other hand, the article did not include anything about Kamala Harris not wanting us to own guns. 

Bernie Sanders is adamant about demanding that the wealthy, the one percent,  and large corporations to pay their taxes. According to the Washington Post , Bernie Sanders and his wife made to 2.1 million in the past two years. However, Bernie stated, “I am very grateful for that, as I grew up in a family that lived paycheck to paycheck and I know the stress of economic insecurity. . . . I consider paying more in taxes as my income rose to be both an obligation and an investment in our country.” This implies that while he does make millions, Bernie sees the value in paying more taxes as his income rises. For example, Bernie Sanders paid a 26 percent tax rate in order to invest into his own country. Bernie Sanders has never refrained people from making millions. Sanders has only advocated for people to pay their appropriate tax rate. 

Ocasio Cortez is another democratic politician hailing from New York. Similar to her democratic colleagues, she has a hypocritical statement that states she doesn’t want us to fly planes. However this stems from a contract called the new green deal. The new green deal is trying to force people to care for the planet through our lawmakers. Due to the new green deal, Ocasio Cortez does not want us to fly planes anymore. According to politifact, while these lines were being rumored, they were never found on the official resolution of the document. 

Barack Obama, our 44th president of the United States, was mocked a post made by the Conservative nation . The post states that, Obama picks his own doctors but we can ours. However, Obama has made many remarks involving personal doctors and how they are legally justified. According to politifact, on March 20, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri, Obama remarked, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.  If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. I’m the father of two young girls –- I don’t want anybody interfering between my family and their doctor.” And so, Obama has never shunned or frowned upon people who used their own doctors. 

The conservative nation’s post on facebook was filled with equivocation. While many  of them statements were based on fact, they exploited the open endedness of each statement and so they added certain false claims that would change the people’s perception of the democrats.  

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