George Santos is a lying liar who speaks exclusively in lies, then lies about the lies. That much we know. So the “Saturday Night Live” sketch that lampooned his prolific prevarications was not as funny as it might have been.
For satire to be effective, it has to take the accepted reality of a situation and stretch it just past the point of absurdity. Kind of hard to do that when the starting point is already way beyond absurd.
At this point, top researchers are working 24/7 to track down any Santos sentence that is not a lie. Personally, I have set a Google alert to notify me the second this man utters a verifiably true statement. I won’t accept something like, “I can’t stop lying.” But I might consider “I am King of the Dildoes.”
I never did see a video of Santos being sworn in as a House member. You have to wonder how that went. Even the lesser liars in the GOP might not have been able to keep a straight face.
Here’s the oath, by the way:
“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Does that sound like something a guy like Santos might uphold? Nope. If it doesn’t bother him to lie about literally everything else, what’s a broken oath or two? He’s learned from his spiritual mentor, Donald J. (Redacted), that it’s all just words. You have to wonder why Republicans bother with an oath at all.
John H. says
“You have to wonder why Republicans bother with an oath at all.” Indeed.
Dave Knadler says
Always theater for these fools.