Politics

It’s the Lying, Stupid

It may be true that some people aren't voting for Senator Clinton because of sexism. That's sad, not worthy of Democrats if indeed it's true.

But there are a lot of us who don't and won't support her because she has a difficult relationship with the truth.

The latest lie — and it's going unchallenged by the talking heads, for now — is that she is ahead in the popular vote. There is only one, tortuous way for her to make that claim:

1. Include votes in Florida, even though the candidates did not campaign there, because the DNC dictated that the primary would not count because it was scheduled in violation of Party rules.

2. Include votes in Michigan, where Obama was not even on the ballot and thus didn't receive one single vote. Again, the candidates did not campaign there, because the DNC dictated that
the primary would not count because it was scheduled in violation of
Party rules. And all of the other candidates besides Senator Clinton took their names off the ballot, to play by the rules.

3. Not include votes from four caucus states: Iowa, Nevada, Maine and Washington — about  320,000 votes for Senator Obama.

In other words, the only way that she, Howard Wolfson, Terry Macauliffe and Lisa Caputo can make this claim is by cheating — not playing by the rules she agreed to when she thought she would win the nomination on Florida and Michigan. And, lying.

Do we really want to have a candidate who has the audacity to shovel out this kind of BS? We've just finished eight years of this kind of President, we don't need another four.

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