Telling Lies When the Truth Will Do

Dana Milbank has a piece over at WaPo that deals with Obama Derangement Syndrome. In particular, he comments on the survey that showed nearly 30% of Louisiana Republicans responding to a poll blamed Barack Obama for the poor federal response to Katrina.

In other words, a large number of that 29 percent who said Obama was responsible for the Katrina response knew that he wasn’t but saw it as a chance to register their displeasure with the president. Obama has driven a large number of Republican voters — Jensen puts it at 15 to 20 percent of the overall electorate — right off their rockers. And to that, there is only one thing to say.

Obama Derangement Syndrome. Bush Derangement Syndrome. Miley Cyrus Derangement Syndrome. All of these result in stupid lies being told about their targets. Why? In most cases, there’s enough embarrassing true stuff to tell. What’s the point of lying?