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Why the Right's Zombie Lie About Gas Prices Is Wrong But They'll Never Let it Die

The lie that Obama is responsible for high gas prices will become another un-killable "zombie lie" in our political discourse.

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And so we'll go into another meaningless debate over a claim that's just silly on its face, and progressives will continue to hit their heads against the wall in frustration over what they see as their opponents' blindness. But the reality is that liberals and conservatives are not divided as much by values and philosophy as we are by very different cognitive styles.

Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet. He is the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy: And Everything else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know About Taxes, Jobs and Corporate America . Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter.

 
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