A bold statement, perhaps, but I'm quoting a friend who worked for years in broadcast journalism, and had the opportunity to see many politicians up close and personal. His sad conclusion, he told me, was that Republicans lie.
The most recent confirmation comes from Tom Moran of the NJ Star-Ledger Editorial Board on Chris Christie's record of non-veracity. Politifact's "Truth-o-meter" tells us that 68% of Ted Cruz's statements are false. And let's not forget Mitt Romney's serial dishonesty during his 2012 election campaign, which justified a weekly update of untruths from Steve Benen with the appropriate title of Mitt's Mendacity.
Now stand by for a wave of untruth as the 2016 campaigns come closer. I suspect the zombie lies we have already been hearing from Republicans will seem mild by comparison.
Update 7/6/2015 And it continues....
Update 8/13/2015 And continues....
Update 9/1/2015 False and misleading... (Aka par for the course)
Update 11/30/2015 Catherine Rampell points out how the news media aids and abets the untruth tellers.
While Brian Beutler adds to the catalog.