Saturday, August 11, 2007

David Barton's Phony Quotations, The Musical:

A little while ago, Chris Rodda blogged about a song by Carman, called America Again which reproduces a plethora of David Barton's phony quotations. You can watch the video here:


Ed Darrell said...

Carman has been mercifully missing from television here in Dallas for the last year or two. I had hoped he'd retired.

Is he still doing this crap?

jfahler said...

Conga lines for Jesus? I'd heard of the guy... but never seen him. Thanks a lot.

I think Thomas Jefferson would be break dancing to that last bit on the video. Or vomiting.

Our Founding Truth said...

Barton made those quotes?

If Barton took the advice of professors and historians on what was accurate, why should Barton be blamed? Barton corrected his quotes affimed by the historians. The heat secular progressives give him is unwaranted.

Jonathan said...

Barton corrected the quotations in his article entitled "Unconfirmed Quotations," but folks like Carman have yet to get the message. Maybe that's because Barton tried to whitewash what he did by calling those quotations "unconfirmed" instead of what they really are: phony.

Tim said...

This video looks like something out of Bob Roberts.

Han said...

In our covert investigation conducted at Victory Christian Center (VCC) in Austin, TX, we collected mounting evidence of how the Republican political strategy is employed from the Bush/Rove White House on down to their base of conservative Evangelical churches.

David Barton, Vice-chairman of the Texas GOP and founder of an organization called Wallbuilders, was invited to be the guest speaker at both of VCC's Sunday morning worship services on August 20, 2006. According to Pastor Lee Boss' introduction of David Barton to the congregation, he's "been used by God to touch more elected officials in this nation over any other organization." Armed with old-time bibles, a swanky PowerPoint presentation, and much jibber-jabber, Barton mobilizes the Evangelical Christians to the polls by replacing the word "voting" with "stewardship". He concludes by telling us that Republican political candidates are the obvious choice in our stewardship if we are concerned with biblical issues.

Karl Rove understands the conservative Evangelical voices are a powerful and very well organized tax exempt, money making machine for the Republican party. As long as these Evangelical church leaders have an insatiable appetite for power and influence, Rove will continue to use them to succeed on his mission of establishing a permanent Republican majority. Watch how all the Republican Presidential candidates are scrambling in a tizzy to court the Evangelical / Religious Right vote. It's funny to see the conservatives salivating at the bit, waiting for the next self-righteous politician with the right outside package that they can rally behind. Ever notice how the GOP have to beat up on a minority group of people in order to rally their base? How Christian or Christ-like is that?