Every two weeks, just like clockwork, we're subjected to "The World according to John Reynolds" in the Standard. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Whose dad at the paper is he anyway?!" Good gravy, is there nobody else with a wrong opinion out there?
Reynolds' Aug. 24, commentary, "The 'truth-seekers'" is his most ironic to date. Truth? Let's review.
1) Democrats accepted as truth, Saddam's lies" (about WMD), implies that only Republicans voted in late 2002 to go to war. Not even close. Look it up.
2) The massacre at our embassy in Benghazi" was not a massacre (4 dead), and Benghazi was not an embassy but a consulate and CIA run outpost.
3) Obamacare "affects every person in the country in their pocketbook and their physical well being (negatively), perhaps the reason it was not attempted before." OK, Mr. Historian, it was attempted many times before, most times with bipartisan effort, but was blocked by the HMO lobby. And, to be sure, it will affect everyone, positively, though.
4) "Five years later (Obamacare) is seen as unworkable by a large majority." Look it up on the "Internet." It was passed in early 2010, OK'd by the Supreme Court, and hasn't even been fully implemented yet! And if this writer listened to somebody other than Fox, he'd know that a majority now view it favorably.
5) "You can't keep your current health insurance." There is nothing in the ACA that forces us to change carriers. And this writer is likely covered by Medicare! (Are you taking - not making?)
6) "IRS harassment of conservative groups." He know that the non-scandal about the IRS 501c3 unit at the IRS has been fully debunked if you'd listen to someone other than O'Reilly. Actually zero Tea Party groups were denied tax-free status and one progressive group was denied it.
By the way, I once wrote that the only comedians that Reynolds listens to were the ones he saw in person, like Will Rogers ('cuz he's so old). So, I had to laugh when he quoted Rogers three times in his "truth" article.