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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sharpiegate, Continued

In Defying the Oddswe discuss Trump's character and record of dishonestyThe update -- recently published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.

But by far the more important reason for the readjustment of the past is the need to safeguard the infallibility of the Party. It is not merely that speeches, statistics, and records of every kind must be constantly brought up to date in order to show that the predictions of the Party were in all cases right. It is also that no change in doctrine or in political alignment can ever be admitted.
Sharpiegate is just the latest example of Trump administration officials trying to backfill a provable lie. Greg Sargent at WP gives other examples: