We need more of this kind of truth-telling:

Donald Trump is a proven liar. He lies often and effortlessly. He lies about the profound and the trivial. He lies to avoid guilt and invite glory. He lies when his pride is injured and when his pomposity is challenged.

Indeed, one of the greatest threats Trump poses is that he corrupts and corrodes the absoluteness of truth, facts and science.

This is the straight talk you don’t usually get in our cautious, conservative, cozy-with-evil media: you get “euphemisms like “unsubstantiated,” or “unproven,” or “baseless.”” This has to stop.

We all have to adjust to this unprecedented assault on the truth and stand ready to vigilantly defend against it, because without truth, what’s left? Our president is a pathological liar. Say it. Write it. Never become inured to it. And dispense with the terms of art to describe it. A lie by any other name portends the same.

Our president is a LIAR. Say it loud.


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    @sandi seattle: there are plenty of postings on FtB describing HRC’s lies, including several on my blog over at stderr,stderr Her many other lies, such as ducking sniper fire in Kosovo, etc, have been adequately aired elsewhere.

    Besides, as PZ says: just because HRC lied a bunch doesn’t excuse Trump for lying a gigantic megabunch.

    Why does lying matter from any politician? Well, the presumption is that politicians are given power because they say that they will do something, or that they hold a consistent set of views which will be enacted in to policy. So if you put a “fiscal conservative” in office, you expect them to do what a “fiscal conservative” would do. If they’re liars, suddenly you find it less and less likely you can expect them to act in a certain way.

    President Trump is turning into the magic 8-ball. Or perhaps a better way to put it: “roll 2d20 on the Trump policy chart!” and America blew its saving throw.

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