1. “Trump has not risen to the mantle of the office.” This cheap shot from Mitt Romney actually came in 2019, but I suspect it was a brazen untruth scripted in 2018. Furthermore, I couldn’t wait another year for the 2019 list. Romney is clearly gunning for another shot at the big show. This will not help him in the least. All it does is show us there’s one more Republican vote in the Senate right-thinking Americans cannot count on. This is what I think: Donald Trump has exceeded every hope and expectation I could possibly have had for him. And I think I speak for more Americans than those who voted for Mitt Romney.
2.”Walls don’t work.” How many times have you heard this despicable prevarication uttered on the fake news or by Democratic Party mouthpieces in the last 30 days? You’ve heard it said that the biggest lies can deceive if only they are repeated often enough and loudly enough. It’s all they’ve got. Even a Democrat who builds a wall or fence around his or her property for privacy and security knows deep down in his soul walls work. It’s silly. It insults our intelligence when we hear such drivel. Walls have proven very effective in Israel, where terrorist attacks have been cut 90 percent. They also proved effective in 2008 in Egypt where the U.S. government’s Army Corp of Engineers helped Cairo erect them along the country’s border with Gaza.
3. “Trump colluded with Russians to impact 2016 election.” This disinformation campaign represents one of the most successful in the history of fake media. One recent poll showed 42 percent of Americans believe that Russian operatives actually meddled with votes in that election. Not only is there no evidence that happened, there are no credible claims by anyone that it ever happened. It’s nothing more than a hoax perpetrated willingly by partisan media hacks.
4. “President Trump is a racist.” These despicable claims are made daily, hourly and by the minute on 24-hour cable news and in the 24/7 Internet blab-isphere. Yet no one has ever actually cited a single racist comment, inflection or hand signal by Trump in his long public life. Certainly no Democratic politicians ever rejected donations from him based on such convictions. But in 2018, perhaps the most outrageous claim came from Kirsten Powers who insisted on CNN that anyone who voted for Trump is a “racist.” She said: “I think one of the first things is that people will say that, uh, they support him for reasons other than his racist language … and they’ll say, ‘Well, I’m not racist, I just voted for him because I didn’t like Hillary Clinton,’ and I just want to say that’s not — that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist. If you support somebody that’s racist, that makes you racist. So, I just want to establish that.” Just making outrageous defamatory claims establishes nothing.
5. “Climate change is settled science.” Soon it will be impossible for reasonable people who disagree whether the economic and political world order should be reconstructed on the theory that man-made catastrophic climate change is on the imminent horizon, if not already here. Take “Meet the Press,” please. New host Chuck Todd announced on the show Dec. 30 that there would be no dissent allowed – no debate on the issue because it was “settled science”: “But just as important as what we are going to do this hour is what we’re not going to do,” Todd explained to the audience. “We’re not going to debate climate change, the existence of it. The Earth is getting hotter. And human activity is a major cause, period. We’re not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled, even if political opinion is not.” Will re-education camps be next? Will it soon be considered a “hate crime” to question the “science”? Will it get you banned on Facebook? How about the president of the United States? Will he, too, no longer be welcomed as a guest on “Meet the Press”?
6. “Trump supporters spew hate.” I suppose there are some who do, though they seem difficult to find in comparison to their political opponents who boycott, harass, intimidate, confront, violently attack, defame, curse and, obviously, accuse them of hate – which is, obviously, a hateful thing to do.
7. “Pretty much everything the Washington Post writes.” If you doubt me, here is Exhibit A in my case: Read this story and tell me if you think you will ever see this hopeless Jeff Bezos scandal sheet tell the truth about Trump. It’s not going to happen.
8. “They’re not going to do that …” That’s what CNN’s Jim Acosta argued the Central American caravan would never do – storm the border or attempt an “invasion.” Of course we all know that is exactly what happened upon its arrival. Just watch this to appreciate Acosta’s lies. Why does this guy still have a job in which he is paid to argue with the president of the United States – even when he is dead wrong, which is most of the time?
If I didn’t nail them, please send me your best contribution of the biggest lie of 2018.