The VP Debate Drinking Game
1 Gulp Events
- Paul Ryan gives a “Casual Fib”
- Joe Biden says “literally” about something that is not literal
2 Gulp Events
- Paul Ryan gives a “Tainted Timeline Gambit” or “Flat Out Falsehood”
- Joe Biden says something that makes you or your debate-watch partner physically cringe.
3 Gulp Events
- Paul Ryan has a “Math is a matter of Opinion” moment
- Joe Biden brings up the 47% comment
4 Gulp Events
- Paul Ryan uses a “Senior Scare” lie
- Joe Biden brings up the “Ryan Budget Plan”
5 Gulp Event
- Paul Ryan uses the “Discredited Double-Down”
- Joe Biden accuses Paul Ryan of lying
What Type of Liar is Paul Ryan?
A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others. A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused – it is done to get one’s way). Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others. Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways.
A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit. Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions. Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small. For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right. Compulsive lying is usually thought to develop in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary. For the most part, compulsive liars are not overly manipulative and cunning (unlike sociopaths), rather they simply lie out of habit – an automatic response which is hard to break and one that takes its toll on a relationship.
Political Cult Leaders
Political cult is a term used to describe some groups that are generally considered to be on the political fringe. Although the majority of groups to which the term “cult” (currently often used as a pejorative term according to some comparative religion scholars) is sometimes applied are religious in nature, some are non-religious and focus either on secular self-improvement or on political action and ideology.
Political cult members are very susceptible to suggestion and will believe almost anything told to them by what they consider a trusted source. In face of indisputable facts, members can reject the obvious and delude themselves into believing what a casual observer would consider extreme conspiracy theories.
The Nazis didn’t mince words when it came to lies. In fact they published their views on them even before they employed them. How is that for confidence.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. – Adolf Hitler
The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one. – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
Any better way to Start your Morning?