politically expedient truth

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    Does Gov. Cooper still think VA Gov. Northam should resign?

    He said it was "The only way forward." There's no wiggle room there. But does Cooper still believe that? He appears to have backed off after other, unrelated events.
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2019
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    When what makes the deficit matter is an unanticipated election outcome

    Mitch’s post “When deficits matter” quotes Kevin Williamson of National Review Online on the topic of Paul Krugman’s sudden (and I mean sudden) about-face on deficit spending. A snippet:  On October 23, 2016, Professor Krugman wrote that the “debt scolds should be ignored,” and that Hillary Rodham Clinton, then…
    Jon Sanders, January 11, 2017
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    Suddenly the Left has to admit truth about violent crime rates — and harm their case against guns

    When GOP candidate Donald Trump starts talking about crime rates, suddenly the Democrats found it politically expedient to discuss the long-term decline in violence in America. That's truth they've been squelching — because it didn't serve their case against guns.
    Jon Sanders, September 28, 2016
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    Video killed the ACA star

    Another video has surfaced featuring smug, elitist Obamacare architect Jonathan “What, Another Speak-o?” Gruber boasting about Americans being “too stupid” to realize they were being deliberately misled over the Affordable Care Act. Earlier this week, Americans learned from a University of Pennsylvania video that Gruber had trumpeted his…
    Jon Sanders, November 12, 2014
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    Obamacare euphemisms and the left’s fickle goalposts

    In other words, no longer do socialists promise to save us by bringing us a greater prosperity — they seek to save us from prosperity. — Yours truly, October 14, 2003 Thanks to the magic of politically expedient ‘truth,’ the statist left has developed several defense mechanisms against…
    Jon Sanders, February 11, 2014
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    When politically expedient ‘truth’ keeps changing every day

    A reminder from last year: the Left puts politics above everything, and that necessarily includes objective truth. The Left champions politically expedient “truth” over fixed truth, regardless of whether today’s “truth” is directly counter to yesterday’s Now, enjoy Politico’s timeline as they try to…
    Jon Sanders, May 21, 2013
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    Man, Paul Krugman moves goalposts as if a Pulitzer’s at stake, again

    An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma. To begin with, he does not have a fixed truth — truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing. He is a political relativist. — Saul Alinsky, “Rules for…
    Jon Sanders, March 5, 2013
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    The ‘truth’ hurts: DNC delegates run smack into their own relativism

    ‘Do you remember,’ he went on, ‘writing in your diary, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four”?’ ‘Yes,’ said Winston. O’Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended. ‘How…
    Jon Sanders, September 6, 2012