It isn’t surprising to me that ABM isn’t even marginally interested in the truth. I first wrote about their disinterest in intellectual honesty way back om May 27:

The Alliance for a Better Minnesota isn’t building a reputation for telling the truth. Frankly, their scare tactics aren’t working in defining Tom Emmer. Anyone with half a brain knows that their accusations are either dishonest or the rantings of a paranoid person. And I’m fairly certain that few voters think that paranoid people get the funding for this type of website.

Despite ABM’s extensive funding by the Dayton family and the corrupt unions that have endorsed him, Sen. Dayton doesn’t seem to have much influence on them. Despite his exhortations for a positive campaign, Dayton Family, Inc. and the Dayton family gaggle of special interest allies, ABM keeps putting out garbage about Tom Emmer. Here’s a great example of ABM’s exaggerations:

ABetterMN Tom Emmer logic: can’t cut JOBZ because we’ve invested so much, but A-OK to kick tens of thousands off health care, state aid programs.

As usual, this isn’t close to accurate. If I had a sawbuck for each time one of ABM’s lies is told or repeated, I’d be as rich as Mark Dayton.

Here’s the truth: Tom Emmer said that he wouldn’t close JOBZ because commitments were made to companies through JOBZ, commitments that the state should honor. Not that ABM would know this but men of integrity keep their promises.

As for their line that Tom Emmer wants to “kick tens of thousands off health care”, that’s just a bald-faced lie. Tom Emmer has repeatedly stated that he wants to reform GAMC and MinnesotaCare and stabilize the cost of taxpayer-subsidized health care for less well off.

ABM knows that but they’re committed to their fabrications because winning is more important than telling the truth.

Based on Ed’s post, it appears that ABM is just one of the progressive crazies afflicted with an inability to tell the truth:

Since late 2007, the Media Research Center has collected numerous examples of the outrageousness of left-wing radio hosts. And, unlike the Left, which attempted to smear Rush Limbaugh with phony quotes, readers can find an audio or video of every one of these quotes posted at our Web site: www.MRC.org.

This report includes examples of over-the-top rhetoric from left-wing hosts Mike Malloy, Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, Ron Reagan, Jr., Ed Schultz and Montel Williams, all of whom currently or at one time broadcast to a national audience on either the Air America network or via XM and/or Sirius satellite radio. Among the lowlights:

–  Conservatives Want to Kill Barack Obama: “I really think there are conservative broadcasters in this country who would love to see Obama taken out.” (Ed Schultz)

–  Conservatives Are Terrorists: “Do you not understand that the people you hold up as heroes bombed your goddamn country? Do you not understand that Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly are as complicit of the September 11, 2001 terror attack as any one of the dumbass 15 who came from Saudi Arabia?“ (Mike Malloy)

–  Conservatives Want You to Die: “If, in fact, the GOP doesn’t like any form of health care reform, what do we do with those 40 to 60 million uninsured?” When they show up in the emergency room, just shoot ’em! Kill them! Do we have enough body bags? I don’t know.” (Montel Williams)

–  Conservative Congresswoman Would Have Liked the Holocaust: “[Representative Michele Bachmann is] a hatemonger. She’s the type of person that would have gladly rounded up the Jews in Germany and shipped them off to death camps“.This is an evil bitch from Hell.” (Mike Malloy)

Having spoken with Michele about Israel, it’s apparent that Malloy doesn’t have a clue about what Michele thinks about Israel and the Jewish people. In truth, she’s a staunch ally of Israel, unlike the current occupant of the White House.

As for Ed Schultz’s accusation that conservatives want President Obama taken out, that’s only true if you’re talking about defeating him in the election of 2012. Otherwise, I’d argue that Schultz’s accusation is based on projection, not on anything concrete. Schultz isn’t the only fringe lefty to make that accusation. Chris Matthews has talked about conservatives taking President Obama out, too.

My point is this: ABM is only one of the fringe left’s members of the Lie Factory. ABM isn’t that much different from liars like Mike Malloy, Eddie Schultz and Janeane Garofalo. ABM, Mike Malloy, Eddie Schultz and Janeane Garofalo struggle to tell the truth when it comes to talking about a true conservative.

The fringe lefties like ABM and others ran out of ideas in the late 1970s. That isn’t just my opinion. That’s the conclusion that the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, (D-NY), reached just prior to Reagan’s election in 1980.

ABM understands that their candidate, the one they’ve bought and paid for, can’t win on having superior policies. That’s why they’re resorting to their traditional lies earlier than usual this year.

Once Tom’s ads start highlighting his positive, pro-growth policies and Mark Dayton’s anti-capitalist policies, this race will quickly flip.

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