The RNC’s new web site claims that Jackie Robinson, the “baseball player, civil rights activist” who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier, was a Republican. Except, he wasn’t. ThinkProgress sets the record straight:
However, one of the people listed as a “great Republican” is baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who actually identified himself as an independent. In fact, Robinson spoke out about the “hatred” he saw at the 1964 GOP convention, where Barry Goldwater won the nomination. He called it “one of the most unforgettable and frightening experiences of my life.”
I guess when you start lying, you just can’t stop: WMD, who was responsible for 9/11, whether or not this country tortures, war heroes, view from Alaska, friends of presidential candidates, children of presidential candidates, birthplaces of presidents, contents of bills. Republicans ought to be ashamed of this endless and sickening record.