Roosevelt say what?


How curious that a right wing plea for truth is based on something that is itself tantamount to a lie.

There is no evidence that Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) ever said “To anger a conservative, lie to him: to anger a liberal, tell him the truth”. In fact, the quotation has appeared in print only since about 2007 which is of course long after Roosevelt.

Even more curious that they chose to attribute this  false quote to Roosevelt. As a leader of the Republican Party, Roosevelt was the driving force for the Progressive Era in US politics in the early 20th century.

Theodore Roosevelt championed his “Square Deal” domestic policies, promising the average citizen fairness, breaking of trusts, regulation of railroads, and pure food and drugs.

Roosevelt made conservation a top priority, he established a myriad of new national parks, forests, and monuments intended to preserve the nation’s natural resources.

You might call him the original RINO.