Well, Jim, you have made my day with your cogent and reasoned debate against my statements. I could as easily say your comments were “Pathetic, awful, dishonest insults, typical of Democrats, who never believe the truth.”

There were numerous cases in the Campaign where factual, evidence-based statements by Trump or his supporters were called out as lies by Democrats too lazy to argue the facts. I think this is an intentional tactic of the Left: when faced with data that contradicts your propaganda, deny the data, call it lies, even if is can be proven to be true. Proving the facts takes time, and the debate has moved on by then: it is a very effective tactic, but a deeply dishonest one.

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