Now it seems to me, dear reader, that there are two ways in which to approach the issue of politicians’ ceaseless lying.
Like your humble blogger, you can simply adopt a sound base position: That everything a politician says is almost certainly a lie-by-omission, half-truth, distortion, obfuscation, misdirection, or indeed, a bald-faced lie:
“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me .. NOTHING .. ZERO.”
– George Carlin
Or, you can enjoy learning HOW they are deceiving you, by listening very closely, with a very sceptical ear, to every word they say.
Here’s the late, legendary George Carlin explaining the latter method: