Now that the great battle of the narrative goes into full swing in relation to the most recent government shut down the dichotomy couldn't be starker.
And one can see a set stage for the next election.
The republicans are all saying the same thing: facts, and begged questions (an old debating term for an old debating error) and gross unsubstantiated assertions and aligning them in a manner favorable to the party lie.
That puts a slick, coherent - albeit totally false - view of the situation out for publication.
The bet is that the same idiots that voted republican previously are just waiting for slick, coherent reasons to do it again.
That is probably true.
The Democrats, on the other hand, are muttering various vague and incoherent allusions to FDR and the New Deal.
They apparently are gearing up for the election of 1936.
If that election comes around, they probably will win it.
Since, however, the imminent election is for the year 2018 they might want to figure out what people really want and need.
Or at least trump up some facts, and begged questions (an old debating term for an old debating error) and gross unsubstantiated assertions and align them in a manner favorable to some central party myth.
That seems to work for the republicans.