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0756, 17 Aug 19

Evers Says Barnes was “Truthful”

Liars gonna lie. And apparently our governor is cool with that.

After the reporter told Barnes that the governor had been asked the question, Evers leaned into the podium and said ‘‘I’ve talked to the lieutenant governor about all sorts of things, including this, and I feel confident that he’s been truthful.’’

Later in the news conference another reporter asked

Evers to explain why he thought Barnes had been truthful. Again Barnes jumped in before Evers could respond.

‘‘Hey, Mandela here,’’ he said. ‘‘I’m actually here.’’

The reporter said he was looking for Evers’ opinion, to which Barnes replied that the questionnaire came from his campaign staff.

‘‘That didn’t come from me,’’ Barnes said. He then added his name is in ‘‘the graduation book.’’

‘‘I was literally there. I didn’t just pop up and say ‘oh, hey, guys,’’’ he said. It wasn’t clear if he was referring to A& M’s graduation ceremony. Barnes last year posted photos of himself in a cap and gown at A& M’s 2008 graduation ceremony.

One of Evers’ media staff told the governor he could answer the question.

‘‘Right,’’ Evers said. ‘‘I believe those responses are responsible responses, and as a result I believe that he’s been truthful.’’


0756, 17 August 2019


  1. steveegg

    Did you expect anything else from the wholly-owned subsidiary of WEAC?

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Typical liberal.

    Devoid of honesty.

  3. Mar

    Of course Evers believes Barnes. But of course Evers believes in Unicorns and faries.

  4. Pat

    Sounds like Barnes is more than qualified to be President.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    Barnes is 12000+ lies behind……

  6. Pat

    Everyone knows that lying doesn’t matter anymore.

  7. Le Roi du Nord


    My bad.  But I am an old school kinda guy, where the truth still carries some weight….

  8. Pat


    Sorry to say it used to. The boat “Truth” sailed away in 2016.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann

    So you libs are excusing Barnes?


  10. Pat

    Not excusing. More acceptance in the realm that lying doesn’t matter since Trump was elected.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    So politicians were all truthful before Trump?

    If so, would you like to review the whopers told during clinton administration?

    Stop acting like politicians were holy and pure before Trump, it is annoying.

  12. Pat


    Does the truth matter?

  13. Kevin Scheunemann


    Of course it does.   That is why we call lies out as we go.

    Not sweep them under the rug.


  14. Pat

    Uh huh.

  15. Mar

    Le Roi, you really must have Obama then, with all his lies.

  16. Mar

    Hate Obama, for Le Roi, dang spellcheck

  17. Kevin Scheunemann


    I have been willing to denounce Trump when he messes up.

    Just as I, rightly, criticize, Barnes here.

    Looks like you excuse Barnes.

  18. dad29

    where the truth still carries some weight….

    It does, for those of us who don’t have State-paid health insurance.   I didn’t get to keep my insurance, nor my doctor.  Now–for many people–Obozocare made health insurance a dream.

    And his right-hand corruptocrat, Joe the Feeler, wants to “he’p the country” now.  WHICH country?  Red China.

  19. Le Roi du Nord


    So true.   We need to change things in 2020.

  20. Mar

    Tell me, Uneducated Le Roi, which Democrat has not lied, stretched the truth or promised something that is not impossible to implement?
    Just one, Uneducated Le Roi.

  21. Pat


    I asked, “Does truth matter?”

    You replied, “Of course it does. That is why we call lies out as we go.

    Not sweep them under the rug.”

    I don’t recall you calling out Trump’s big lie that the tax cuts would pay for themselves.

  22. Pat

    How about the 10% tax cut Trump said in 2018 that he’s going to be giving the middle class in 2019. Looks like a big lie to me.

  23. Kevin Scheunemann


    He is being blocked by Democrats on that.

    Campaign promise not yet delivered because of hateful liberals, gets some slack from me.

    What Republican caused Barnes to lie?

  24. Pat


    How about tax cuts would pay for themselves. Yet the debt increased 77%.

  25. Pat

    Kevin said about the promise of a 10% middle class tax cut in 2019, “He is being blocked by Democrats on that.”

    How so Kev? What exactly did Trump propose for that tax cut that the Dems blocked?

  26. Kevin Scheunemann

    Being wrong on a guess/prediction is not a lie.

    Tax cuts have largely paid for themselves.

    It’s a spending problem, which Democrats refuse to curb their foaming consumption appetite.

    So, again, “lie” is a bit strong for being a little bit wrong on a prediction.

    Not like Barnes lying about concrete facts.

  27. Pat

    Yah, you’re right. Barnes lie is far worse because it impacts and affects all of us.

  28. Le Roi du Nord


    The issue isn’t a lie, a mistake, or a stretching of the truth.  It is a pattern (12000 and counting) of intentional falsehoods, defended by minions with such nonsense as “alternative facts”, and the “truth isn’t the truth”.  Have fun defending that practice.

  29. Kevin Scheunemann

    I see you libs fail to muster even minimal disdain for Barnes lying.

    You have sacrificed any morality on issue of lying going forward.

  30. Le Roi du Nord


    You are not in any position to lecture us on morality.  I’m pretty sure you have made up your own definition of the term, or maybe don’t even care if you know what it means.

  31. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you give a pass to Barnes for lying then?

  32. Le Roi du Nord


    I don’t “give a pass” to anyone that spouts lies, you, trump or barnes.  I have told you that before numerous times.

  33. Kevin Scheunemann


    Then admit you agree with this statement, “Barnes is an awful liar when it comes to his educational history.”


  34. Le Roi du Nord


    We have had this chat before; you don’t get to put your words in my mouth.  I am far too much of an independent thinker to allow that to happen.

    here is an outright lie for you, “Tax cuts have largely paid for themselves”.  Do you denounce the source of that quote?

  35. Kevin Scheunemann


    You are weak on denouncing lying then.

  36. Le Roi du Nord

    And again, you tell an untruth.

  37. Kevin Scheunemann

    So you openly agree with my statement about Barnes?

  38. Le Roi du Nord

    No. See above.

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