It’s uncommon that being a bully is to your advantage. In normal day-to-day business, communication and conversation between two or more parties is encouraged. But when you’re fighting many decades of lies told so people can keep their position (of power), punching back becomes necessary. Talking over somebody, yelling at them or otherwise keeping your opponent from voicing their thoughts has been a tactic of the left.
Lies are the sound bite
Candidates hope to put out a zinger or two that resonates in more than one way. News outlets put out lies just to get them on the wires in the hopes that people continue to talk about it. If you talk about a lie often enough, it becomes truth.
Lies can brand a candidate, good or bad. Those who live by the sword need to make sure they don’t die by the sword.
Too many lies
In a 90 minute period. Several were under the health care subject.
BIDEN: “There’s a hundred million people with preexisting conditions and [their insurance will] be taken away as well.” Trump just signed an executive order so pre existing conditions would be covered.
BIDEN: “We expand Obamacare and we increase it. We do not wipe any and, one of the big debates we had, with 23 of my colleagues trying to win the nomination that I won, were saying Biden wanted to allow people to have private insurance still. They can. They do. They will.” Several people, including both Obama himself and Jonathan Gruber, said the public option will crowd out private insurance.
BIDEN: “He’s been promising a health care plan since he got elected. He has none, like almost everything else he talks about. He does not have a plan. He doesn’t have a plan.” Trump revealed his health care plan September 24.
Lies about the economy before COVID
BIDEN: “The economy is busted.” The economy under Trump before COVID had numbers that nobody thought possible, including the tons of new jobs that minorities held down.
BIDEN: “We inherited the worst recession short of a depression in American history. I was asked to bring it back. We were able to have an economic recovery that created the jobs you’re talking about. We handed him a booming economy.” During the Obama years, we were all told this was a “new normal”, that jobs were never coming back. So growth slowed to a crawl until Trump blew that door wide open.
BIDEN: “My economic plan would create 7 million more jobs than his in four years” The Tax Foundation calls that false. It would destroy over a half million jobs. The Penn Wharton Budget model said his tax plan would hurt the economy.
The remainder of the lies are all over the internet. It shouldn’t be this way. On the bright side, Trump is doing what he can to fight it.