Based upon four plus decades as a newspaper editor, publisher, opinion columnist, and blogger, with countless hours of examining our government and the goons who run it, I've determined political "lie-byes" are on the rise.
In the Trump era political "lie-byes" are more common than house flies. "Lie-byes" come so fast every day that by the time they're fact-checked new ones immedietely replace them like maggots on rotten meat.
Consider: As per fact-checking publications like the Washington Post and Politico, Trump is averaging 22 lies per day. He's surpassed 9,000 lies in slightly more than two years.
Consider: Republicans in Congress, like Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, Kevin McCarthy, Mark Meadows, and Steve Scalise ingratiate themselves with Trump by picking up his lies and magnifying them.
Trump's team of supervillains on The Hill are joined by the West Wing and cabinet cabal of Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pence, Wilbur Ross, Stephen Miller, Andrew Wheeler, Elizabeth DeVos, Ben Carson, Mike Pompeo and the rest of the cabinet.
Throw in AG William Barr for maximum effect and the result is inevitable.
Flight patterns of "lie-byes" over Washington DC have reached a crisis stage, resulting in a threat to the Constitution and the American people who rely on our democracy.
Thus far my studies have shown that "lie-byes" are part and parcel of most politicians playbooks. One way to deal with them is to shoot them down the moment they take flight.
Another way is to vote against Trump and his minions in 2020. While that won't eliminate the problem, it'll sure slow down the migration of falsehoods emanating from the nest of liars in our current government.
Time for me to walk on down the road...