Leonard Pitts Jr., a columnist with the Miami Herald, makes the point that while Democratic politicians are known to bend the truth (and lie outright) on occasion, the right wing is the master of this dark art, in quantity at least and that by an overwhelming majority. The contest is not even close. Lies are the bread and butter of the right wing’s political diet. Without it, they would have little to say against the moderates of the center and left. Read the article for some examples.