noun | \l i v b a t\ : preposterous nonsense, often demagogic, a major political figure (esp. Liberal) or media personality would say hoping to have it picked up and repeated by Low Information Voters in order to become conventional wisdom.
Perhaps we can one day talk about how Mulroney's reforms were actually textbook of a socialist thinker from Saskatchewan, Tommy Shoyama the former deputy minister of finance, whose ideas where rejected by the national NDP as being "too radical"
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.