Democrats Are Three Times More Likely To Tell Truth Than GOP, Study Reveals

Republican Lies

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At this moment, Republicans have noses that even Pinocchio would be ashamed of, but they’re not only liars, they’re hypocrites too.

In their effort to smear and obstruct President Obama at every turn, Republicans have told lie after lie to advance their agenda. And a new study proves it, Salon reports.

A new study conducted by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University shows that Republicans lie three times more to the American people than Democrats do.

The study reveals that 32% of Republican statements have been rated ‘false’ or ‘pants on fire’ by Politifact, an organization that fact checks claims made by politicians and others. In stark contrast, only 11% of statements made by Democrats received the same ratings.

According to CMPA President Dr. Robert Lichter,

“While Republicans see a credibility gap in the Obama administration, PolitiFact rates Republicans as the less credible party.”

Indeed, for many months now, Republicans have been on the war path against the Obama Administration, attempting to somehow link the President to alleged scandals Republicans have been overblowing in an effort to convince Americans that the GOP has been credible all along. And really, Republicans have been trying to make anything a scandal that they can use against the President, which has been largely detrimental to their own popularity decline among Americans.

Earlier this month, a poll revealed that not only did President Obama see a rise in his approval rating, a record 59% of Americans view the Republicans unfavorably. Could it be that the fact Republicans lie more is a cause of their unfavorable rating? Surely it cannot be merely a coincidence?

At this moment, Republicans have noses that even Pinocchio would be ashamed of, but they’re not only liars, they’re hypocrites too. For years, Republicans have aligned themselves with the Christian Right, claiming over and over again to be true Christians who obey the Bible while liberals are supposedly godless heathens. As it turns out, lying violates the ninth commandment which forbids giving false testimony. How can Republicans claim to follow the Bible when they can’t even obey that simple command? It’s just something else in the Bible that Republicans ignore along with loving thy neighbor, feeding the poor, healing the sick, etc…

How many lies will it take before Americans banish Republicans from the political sphere for many hear to come? If the credibility study and favorability poll are any indication, not many at all. Instead of desperately making false claims on the airwaves in an effort to hurt Obama, Republicans would be wise to abandon their agenda and work with Democrats to pass bills Americans support, but since that’s unlikely, I await with anticipation for the next poll that shows that even more Americans hate Republicans and for the 2014 Election when that unfavorability translates into losses for the constantly lying GOP.