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The twist in this year's award is that PolitiFact didn't name just one red-hot, pants-on-fire fib. Instead they chose to honor Mr. Combover for the sheer volume of falsehoods he has managed to create.
For his "unprecedented record on the Truth-O-Meter...PolitiFact designates the many campaign misstatements of Donald Trump as our 2015 Lie of the Year."
In reporting the award for Politicus USA, Sarah Jones wrote: "The problem is that Republican primary voters don't seem to care one bit that their candidate is so divorced from reality. They just want the comfort food of Trump's bigotry and anger. This is who the Republican Party has become, as even Senator Lindsey Graham said (last week) as he quit the Republican race, ...his wing of the party is gone. Gone, replaced with the Sarah Palin wing."
what eye thynk: Few Republican presidential candidates have anything resembling a real acquaintance with the truth--Fiorina continues to insist she saw a non-existent video, Rubio co-wrote/sponsored a bill that he didn't co-write/sponsor, Jeb lied on his voter registration card, Ben Carson created an entire alternate reality life story.
Apparently deciding that their base can't tell the difference anyway, the current crop of GOP candidates has whole-heartedly embraced the adage: "If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullsh*t."
But even in this crowded field, Trump has proved himself to be special--not only for the sheer volume of mendacity he has manged to produce, but for his seemingly inexhaustible supply of new and divisive falsehoods he continues to create.
Guess the rest of 'em will just have to pick up their game.