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What is the most infamous political lie ever told in America?

  1. RJ Schwartz profile image94
    RJ Schwartzposted 2 years ago

    What is the most infamous political lie ever told in America?

    American political leaders have made some statements in the past which are beyond anyone's wildest dreams when it comes to falsehood.  Past Presidents have made speeches that were supposed to be defining moments, when instead they were catastrophic disasters that would haunt them forever.

    I'll start - Richard Nixon...."I am not a crook"

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13044271_f260.jpg

  2. jackclee lm profile image82
    jackclee lmposted 2 years ago

    Bill Clinton - I did not have sex with that women...

    1. profile image0
      LoliHeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ha!  I was just going to say that!

    2. ptosis profile image81
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What is the definition of 'is' is?

  3. ptosis profile image81
    ptosisposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13044300_f260.jpg

    so many lies and only 2500 characters limitation:
    "Saddam Hussein is a direct and imminent threat to the United States of America."
    "the consent of the governed"

    and pretty much everything Drump says when he opens his big mouth, Ditto for Clinton, Obama, OK EVERYBODY in politics

  4. iggy7117 profile image73
    iggy7117posted 2 years ago

    No new taxes... Translation,...know new taxes

    1. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      At least you and I can agree that we are pointing out lies that actually matter.

  5. savvydating profile image96
    savvydatingposted 2 years ago

    “The fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”
    (Hillary defending her Benghazi lies)

    And by the way, Hillary makes Nixon look like a boy scout. I do not think of Nixon as a "crook". He did more for the Unites States than most Americans realize. I am proud that he was a U.S. President. He loved this country deeply. It's a shame that the majority of Americans fail to recognize his accomplishments. They really should get the whole story..
    http://nixonfoundation.org/10-policy-achievements.php

    1. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry, y'all's prejudice is showing. Both of you.

    2. RJ Schwartz profile image94
      RJ Schwartzposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      How is rendering an opinion on an opinion question deemed prejudicial?  Your political biasedness is showing.....

    3. savvydating profile image96
      savvydatingposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks, RJ... for giving my comment a chance. Not everyone has the wherewithal to print anything decent about Nixon. You were willing to look at facts.
      As for Hillary, she actually lied. Even others, like Vince Foster, have died because of her.

  6. MizBejabbers profile image92
    MizBejabbersposted 2 years ago

    The "trickle down theory". The more money the rich make, the more money would trickle down to the masses. When I was a reporter for a radio network, I covered one of those local political barbecues and was buttonholed by a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. I say "buttonholed" because I wasn't too interested in him because he was new, an unknown quantity, and I knew he didn't stand the chance of a snowball on a hot griddle. I was only interested in getting an interview with Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt (R-Ark.) and former Governor Orville Faubus.
    Anyway, I remember spending one of the most boring 20 minutes of my life listening to this man, Bob -- I can't remember his last name, describing how all this money was going to trickle down into our pockets from the rich. If it did, somehow I missed out.

  7. RJ Schwartz profile image94
    RJ Schwartzposted 2 years ago

    What about..."If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"

    1. MizBejabbers profile image92
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I kept mine. He's been my primary care since 1987.

  8. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 19 months ago

    George HW Bush- "Read my lips, NO new taxes..."

 
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