The ability of people who are seeking to run for the US presidency to lie so brazenly never ceases to amaze me. At the risk of beating a dead horse, here is another example of how some Republican presidential candidates simply make stuff up and are not at all embarrassed at being called on it. In fact, they have turned the response to being caught lying into an art form.
In this interview, Chris Wallace of Fox News challenges Ted Cruz about two assertions that he made about Obamacare during the debate last Thursday. Wallace produces numbers that show that Cruz’s statements are flat out wrong. Watch Cruz do the usual two-step when confronted with a lie: first say that the people who produced the facts that contradict him are biased and lying, and then try to shift the topic to another one.
But nothing embarrasses Cruz, either being caught in a lie or trying to shame voters into attending the caucuses by accusing them of a fictitious ‘voting violation’ charge because they did not take part in previous caucuses.