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Opinion

farah stockman

A plea for a new party: Keeping It Real

Remember that movie “Liar Liar,” where Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who is magically forced to reveal whatever he is really thinking and it turns his life upside down? Mitt Romney suffered from a “Liar Liar” moment when we got to hear what he says in the privacy of his own base.

But Democrats had their own peek-behind-the-curtain snafu a few weeks earlier, at their convention, when they pretended that their delegates voted to put references to God and Jersusalem back in their party platform. “The motion is adopted,” the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, declared nervously on national television, even though everybody with ears could tell that the ayes failed to get a clear majority, let alone two-thirds of the vote.

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