Our own Ben Howe did this one for Heritage’s Foundry.org:
If you don’t have time to watch it, the message is very simple: politicians keep lying about the debt ceiling. This is admittedly a bipartisan kind of exercise, but Democrats in particular were remarkably brazen about screaming about how
Oceania was always at war with Eurasia we shouldn’t raise the debt ceiling right up to the moment when they took power, at which point they seamlessly shifted to screaming about how Oceania was always at war with Eastasia we should raise the debt ceiling without debate or concession. This tactic worked well in the past, before the explosion of embedded online videos; whether it will continue to work well in the future will depend, frankly, on whether people like you are willing to call them out on it.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: There is no ‘but.’ Get your head in the game.