The Democrats lie and spin—that’s pretty much all they can do—but they know millions of Americans, like sheep, will believe every word they say.
Otherwise they would all be out of a job. Because sometimes their claims are so nonsensical, so opposed to basic reality, only a fool would believe them. Look around – George Orwell’s 1984 is a reality today.
When he wasn’t interrupting his opponent Mike Pence, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine was making up some over the top claims about his boss, Hillary Clinton, and even her old boss, Barack Obama:
“The terrorist threat has decreased in some ways because Bin Laden is dead,” Kaine argued, receiving the question to answer before rival Mike Pence. “The terrorist threat has decreased in some ways because the Iranian nuclear weapons program has been stopped,” he added, arguing that U.S. troops are also safer because there are “not 175,000 in a dangerous part in the world, there’s only 15,000.”
However, Frances Martel at Breitbart offers a lengthy fact-checking of Kaine’s claims. For one thing:
The death of Al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden with little strategy for what to do with the beheaded jihadi organization has led to the terror group splintering into multiple factions. Al Qaeda in Iraq, once led by former terror camp leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, evolved into what is now known as the Islamic State, led by self-appointed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (…)
Kaine’s claim that the Iranian nuclear deal (the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” – JCPoA) eliminates the Iranian nuclear program entirely has been proven inaccurate. (…)
The Chairman of the 9/11 Commission has said that the threat of terrorism worldwide is greater in 2016 than in 2001.
Those are certainly a lot of mistakes to squeeze into one debate answer. The question is: Does Kaine really believe what he’s saying, or is he just another cynical politician, willing to say anything to ensure his side wins? I guess the question comes down to whether he’s a sheep too—or if he’s just a wolf in sheep’s clothing.