Tag Archives: Lying

Donald, Who Lied & Was Burned to Death

Donald Trump has taken political lying to new heights, bringing to mind Hilaire Belloc’s darkly comic poem, “Matilda, Who Told Lies and Was Burned to Death.”

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1984 Explains Why Trump Keeps Lying

“1984” gives us new insight into Donald Trump’s incessant lying. We are not supposed to apply logic to contentions that Trump’s inauguration crowd was bigger than Obama’s. We are supposed to submit to power. The more outrageous the lie, the more Trump demonstrates his power when people go along.

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Romney and Ryan’s Gently Smiling Jaws

Romney’s call for us to trust him on his taxes and policy specifics reminds me of Lewis Carroll’s “little crocodile.”

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Mitt Romney and Looking Glass Politics

To understand Mitt Romney’s lying, look not to “Pinocchio” but to “Alice through the Looking Glass.”

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Mitt (who told lies and was burned to death)

Mitt Romney’s lies, like those of Hilaire Belloc’s Matilda, make one gasp and stretch one’s eyes.

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