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All in as a card carrying member of the MAGA cult.

Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works much better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn’t realize how much they’ve been brainwashed…

GDP growth touted as “historic” by Trump is anything but

….In fact, Mr. Trump didn’t inherit a fixer-upper economy.
The U.S. economy just entered its 10th year of growth, a recovery that began under President Barack Obama, who inherited the Great Recession. The data show that the falling unemployment rate and gains in home values reflect the duration of the recovery, rather than any major changes made since 2017 by the Trump administration.
While Mr. Trump praised the 4.1 percent annual growth rate in the second quarter, the economy exceeded that level four times during the Obama presidency: in 2009, 2011 and twice in 2014.
In purely numerical terms, a larger shift took place in the second quarter of 2014, when the economy went from contracting by 1 percent to growing at a rate of 5.1 percent….

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) [2016 file photo].

This past weekend from Representative Vicky Hartzler (r):

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Great news yesterday at our economy grew by 4.1% last quarter! So much better than the abysmal growth we had for years under the Obama Administration. Jobs are coming back, paychecks are increasing, opportunity is reborn. It’s a new day! #MAGA #Hope #Jobs
8:54 AM – 28 Jul 2018

No, it’s not a new day.

Some of the responses:

Actually Vicky, in the 2nd quarter of 2014, the GDP grew by 5.1%.
Obama was the president at that time. 5.1 is larger than 4.1
“the economy exceeded that level (4.1%) four times during the Obama presidency: in 2009, 2011 and twice in 2014.”

We deserve a Rep who is familiar with the history of their own nation at least going back 9 years or so.

You are part of the problem, Vicky. Why does good news on the economy always have to be contrasted with the Obama administration? Oh, because the Liar in Chief says so in his hateful insecurity.
Btw, the Obama years hit 5% from time to time.

Each lie gets a little easier, huh Vicky.

Literally everything you said after that first sentence was false.

Wages = flat

That is a lie

Uhmmm….we hit 5% several times under the Obama administration. No need to lie to get your point across.

Who ARE you?


Wages are not increasing and growth hit at least 4% several times in the Obama years. You consistently lie to suit your far right worldview and I’m embarrassed that you’re my rep in Congress. Stop trying to sell tax cuts for the rich as something good for average Americans.

The Chicago Times said that inflation increased slightly. The number of homeless grew in 2017 for the first time in a decade. Don’t worry. All these things are completely natural business fluctuations.

Obama had 3 that were higher than 4.1% and he didn’t go out bragging. Let’s start talking about the deficit that the GOP are blowing up. We just borrowed $12 billion from China to give welfare to our farmers because of Trumps tariffs. Trump filed bankruptcy 4 times.He’s brilliant


But who cares about him being a Russian puppet, immigrant children still not with their parents, and 3D printed plastic guns coming soon. You sicken me.

under Obama:
—5.1% Q2 2014
—4.9% Q3 2014
—4.7% Q4 2011
—4.5% Q4 2009

I know the truth is hard for you, but maybe you should try lying about something this isn’t so easy to fact check.

Another lie from Missouri’s 4th district mouth piece. You could care less about the dismantling of our country! Sad-shame-pathetic!

You know this is a blatant lie, right? Is that the new playbook for the @GOP just lie and hope people are too dumb?

That appears to be their plan.