How convenient, right??
Bowe Berghdal (Credit: Reuters)
With conservative commentators dogpiling President Obama for bringing home Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, many are scratching their heads in confusion. After all, didn’t conservatives used to pride themselves on their devotion to making sure that every POW possible was returned home safely? Isn’t the POW/MIA flag a favorite to hang right under the American flag in many red states? Wasn’t it one of the few issues they had where they actually seemed righteous and generous, instead of stingy bordering on malicious?
The sudden rewriting of everything we’ve known the right to stand for may seem odd, but, in fact, rewriting history is standard operating procedure on the right. Here are just some of the stranger examples.
1. The religious right started because of segregation, not abortion.
As Randall Balmer, a Darthmouth professor writing in Politico, explained in a recent article, the organized religious right started as…
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