I appeared on Fox & Friends over the weekend to discuss President Obama's recent jobs speech and to evaluate his re-run, costly proposals. Near the very end of the segment, my opponent -- Democratic strategist Jehmu Greene -- accused me of "lying" about the effects of the first Stimulus. She was given the last word:
People are always welcome to disagree with my analysis and opinions. I've been called an idiot and a fool before, and will undoubtedly invite similar opprobrium in the future. But I work hard to avoid deliberately misstating facts for political gain, so being called a liar didn't sit well with me. If I'd had time to respond, I would have suggested that perhaps Jehmu was blissfully unaware of evidence like this, this, and this. Or maybe, just maybe, she was the one with veracity issues.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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