December 27, 2022

The story of Republican Congressman-elect George Santos gets nuttier by the minute, as more outrageous lies keep emerging. He didn't work at Goldman Sachs, he didn't go to any of the colleges he claimed, he isn't Jewish, he doesn't live where he says and may, in fact, not even be gay -- as he claims to be.

But as Cliff Schecter points out in the video, the creation of this kind of creature in the GOP was inevitable, part of a growing pattern of serial lying that has become as much a part of the GOP as elected members with criminal backgrounds or being investigated for major crimes (Boebert, Lesko, Gaetz, etc). Madison Cawthorn was caught in a series of lies saying he attended the Naval Academy, for example, and was still elected that first time. And Trump? He lies like it rains in Seattle.

Twelve years ago a GOP Senate candidate went on TV airing ads claiming "I am not a witch," and we all laughed. Little did we realize this would become the new normal in a party that is just interested in performers. Trump & Oz from TV. Herschel Walker from football.

Santos clearly learned that all you need is a good story and the ability to perform a show in this party.

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