Robert Reich describes the three mechanisms used by Republicans who repeat false claims (also known as lies) despite being exposed and discredited by media fact checkers.

"Together, these three mechanisms are creating a parallel Republican universe of Orwellian dimension – where anything can be asserted, where pollsters and political advisers are free to create whatever concoction of lies will help elect their candidate, and where 'fact-checkers' are as irrelevant and intrusive as is the truth. Democracy cannot thrive in such a place. To the contrary, history teaches that this is where demagogues take root. The Romney campaign has decided it won’t be dictated by fact-checkers. But a society without trusted arbiters of what is true and what is false is vulnerable to every lie imaginable."

"How Romney keeps Lying Through His Big White Teeth

And why would we expect that they would govern any differently?

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