...well, I was just going off of what your post seemed to be saying. I don't know you, and don't actually "know" anyone here, except for the posts I happen to come accross by the individual.
But I guess we use a different metering system to "sort through the rhetoric". If "all politicians lie" is a fact of the established system, frequencey and magnitude are important, and should be.
If the statement "all politicians lie" is a truism, then it's irrelevent whether they are dem, repub or independent. How much they lie and what they lie about obviously requires some consideration, rather than just being disregarded as the status quo.
If one candidate lies about how long he ran on the treadmill and the other lied about mobile weaopns labs, I think one needs to see that there exists no parity when it comes to lying.
"I sold a plane on ebay" is a rather benign lie. Pointless to lie in this case, but fairly benign. But if you see the candidate reveal themselves as an habitual liar, lying
becomes part of their candidacy and will indicate how they will conduct business and liase with the public.
This, IMO, is part of what needs to be considered when determining if they are the best individual for the job. If lying is endemic, simply examining their positions on certain issues become moot.
But, I don't know you, or what you stand for.
Maybe lying really
I just can't see how it can't.