David Barton has been caught in yet another lie, this time about recent history instead of the founding fathers and religion. On his radio show, he lied about the election of Houston Mayor Annise Parker. He’s opposed to her because she’s a lesbian, of course, so he’s inventing facts to support his arguments. He said:
Five million people in Houston and she ran and was elected mayor two years ago. At that time, a whole bunch of churches and pastors got together and said this is unacceptable, not in Houston, not where we’ve got this kind of vote and so they started recruiting two years ago to get a candidate to take her out, because that was the problem they had two years ago, just not a good candidate. So they worked for two years and they come to this year and still nobody is willing to step up. So a fireman stepped up … I think the fireman spent like fifty thousand dollars and he came within eight hundred votes of beating her.
Right Wing Watch points out that the fireman was actually one of five candidates who challenged Parker. And she got 42,000 more votes than him, not 800. Quoting an article from the day after the election:
Houston Mayor Annise Parker won a second term Tuesday, but she faced fierce competition from five opponents.
Parker was challenged by Kevin Simms, Amanda Ulman, Dave Wilson, deputy fire chief Fernando Herrera and Jack O’Connor.
Parker received 58,939 of 115,881 votes. O’Connor had 17,153 votes, Herrera had 16,646, Wilson was fourth with 13,589 votes, Simms had 7,733 and Ullman had 1,821 votes.
The man is immune to facts.