IS TOO ECUMENICAL when he writes here “…you can’t just take their word for it” about putative antiwar vets in support of Democrat political campaigns. While that’s true, it is insufficient.
There is a far more fundamental truth in play, here: Democrats cannot be taken at face value on any subject whatsoever. They may not always lie. They may not always cheat. They may not always try to rig the game or move the goalposts. But current, recent, and historic behavior indicate that assuming any and/or all of these behaviors to be the case in play at any given moment is a pretty safe bet.
As Roger I, The Real King of France, puts it, “…[I]f your goal is to change minds and influence people, it’s probably not a good idea to begin by asserting that virtually all elected Democrats are liars. But what the hell.”