|Is this a face you can trust?|
Michele Bachmann's latest lie, stated during the September 22 Republican presidential debate, is that President Obama has the lowest approval rating "in modern times." In fact, even at its low of 38%, President Obama's approval rating is still 13% higher than President GW Bush's lowest approval rating of 25%.
I debated calling Bachmann's statement a lie, wondering if maybe it was just (another) uninformed misstatement. When someone demonstrates a consistent pattern of stating things as fact, that are in fact either unproven or untrue, particularly when those things stated are for personal gain, that person is lying.