Speaking of fibbery, our discussion of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation’s willingness to profit from deceit got me looking into Politifact’s ratings for various politicos. Politifact has no articles on Rep. Kristi Noem or Senator Mike Rounds; they have just two on Senator John Thune:
Thune’s boss, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has a mixed record on truth:
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is similarly mixed up:
President Barack Obama leans toward getting things right:
What about the folks who want President Obama’s job?
I clip ratings for just the top five candidates as scored by Real Clear Politics’ poll aggregator. The sample sizes are small, so let’s not generalize too much. But notice that Donald Trump and Ben Carson, the buzziest among our arch-conservative and Tea-flavored voters, also appear to be the least reliable for factual statements. And none of the Republicans have a lower falsehood percentage (Mostly False + False + Pants on Fire) than President Obama’s 26%.