(Democratic/Liberal, Republican/Conservative) Political Myth = A statement that is believed by a preponderance (75% or more) of one group that is provably wrong.

Note: If the statement is not provable wrong then it is not a true "Political Myth" but just a difference of opinion between groups.

. e.g. (I think)

Republican myth -- All of the newspaper recounts of the 2000 election lead to a Bush victory.

Democratic myth -- Bush "often" lies (not "only" misleads) -- for example I personally believe that many democrats believe that Bush lied about W.M.D.'s but as far as I can tell all of his statements were of the form of the 16 words, misleading perhaps? but not lies.

Thoughts? or other Political Myths?


Blogger Mike Liveright said...

P.S. here is Truth or Fiction's ... and Snoops's set of Urban Myths having to do with politics

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