Rick Green Wants Your Money So He Can 'Inspire' People with His Peculiar Versions of American HistoryShare
Well, maybe not your money. But Rick Green is trying to talk gullible right-wingers into forking over $45,000 to fund a vanity project — a “reality show” featuring his family traveling the country and teaching folks about America:
“Red, White, Blue, & Green” is an entertaining message of hope for America as you follow the Green Family on their mission to restore an appreciation and passion for the principles that made America the greatest nation in the history of the world!
That’s from the project’s Kickstarter page. Green, who works as a speaker for David Barton‘s WallBuilders and is Barton’s sidekick on their web/radio program, explains more about the rationale for “Red, White, Blue & Green” on his website. This isn’t just any reality show, Green writes:
This one stars one of my all-time favorite families traveling the nation’s historical sites and teaching about American exceptionalism and our Constitution!
The Green Family is one of the most fun-loving families I know, but they unite fun with purpose as they pursue their shared goal of rekindling the torch of liberty in America. They have been traveling and speaking across the nation for years, and… Read More
David Barton, the phony historian and head of Texas-based WallBuilders, is once again repeating the zombie lie that President Obama doesn’t mention God in his Thanksgiving proclamations.
That’s simply not true, as we pointed out last year.
Our friends at Right Wing Watch report, Barton addressed the issue again with Andrew Wommack on a program for “The Gospel Truth.” (Oh, the irony in that title, yes?) Here’s an excerpt from their discussion:
Barton: One of the unfortunate things, this is in the past several years, the Thanksgiving message out of the White House no longer even mentions God. When we give thanks, God’s not part of that.
Wommack: Part of that’s because of who is in the White House.
Barton: That’s a real problem. You check Thanksgiving proclamations of this president with the previous ones and it’s not the same.
Right Wing Watch has the audio clip and explains:
One thing that you realize after studying David Barton for any bit of time is that one key to his success is the fact that his audiences blindly accept everything he says without question, never bothering to actually verify… Read More
When David Barton broke tea party hearts on Wednesday by telling Glenn Beck he was passing on next year’s race for John Cornyn’s seat in the Senate, he spoke of doing some polling and described the race as “winnable.” If that is in fact the case, then Barton has made the leap from revising history to perhaps outright redefining words.
This is “winnable”?
Of couse, as PPP notes, there was a time when Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst had a big lead on Ted Cruz, and we all know how that turned out.
Here’s the full PPP poll, which includes some other fun info on hypothetical match-ups for Cornyn (v. Gohmert!), as well as some numbers on the general discontent with Texas’ senior senator from within his own party.… Read More
See, if David Barton had just acknowledged that climate change is actually a thing, and that humans are a major contributing factor, we could have possibly, for once, agreed on something. But noooooooo, David Barton just had to be David Barton, and he kept going.
The policy he’s referring to in the following quote is abortion:
A door has been opened and we have said, ‘You know, we embraced a wicked policy.’ Okay, then I’ll take my hand of protection off your nation and whap, here comes storms like we’ve never seen before. And here comes floods like we’ve never seen before. And here comes the climate stuff that we can’t explain. All the hot times and all the cold times. Too much rain and not enough rain. And we’re flooding over here and we’ve got droughts over here.
And here’s the video, courtesy of Raw Story:
Oh, and by the way, the tea party is pushing Barton to primary Sen. John Cornyn.… Read More
Our friends at Right Wing Watch have noted a lot of crazy coming out of Texas recently. Here are a few choice examples:
On Wednesday Right Wing Watch posted video of self-styled “historian” David Barton pretending to know something about science. The head of Texas-based WallBuilders actually reveals that his knowledge of science is about as pitiful as his limited grasp of historical facts:
“Global warming occurs,” Barton stated, but “we haven’t had it in sixteen years. But anthropogenic? That hasn’t been proved at all, not by a long shot. Anthropogenic means man-caused global warming. I mean, we’ve got cycles, you bet. That’s why we have averages. That’s why in Texas we go from summers of 70 degrees to summers of a 120 degrees. I mean, it’s averages.”
On Monday East Texas Congressman Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert launched into an angry rant that essentially blames President Obama for the race-baiting we’ve seen from the president’s far-right critics:
“Of course we know that this president and this administration has done more to stir up racial tension and violence than any administration since, you know, the sixties. I thought that we were going to have… Read More