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Ah, reason.

I’d like to report that Mr. Biden indulged in rational consistency by characterizing as “haters” all Department of Motor Vehicles personnel, airline agents, liquor store clerks, welfare bureaucrats, bank tellers and the U.S. Department of Justice guards who ask people for a photo ID. But he didn’t.

Finally, there’s Susan E. Rice. The current national security adviser ought to get a job at Burger King. She’s flipping whoppers again. On Sept. 16, 2012, as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, she went on network talk shows to insist that the terrorist attack five days earlier on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, was a “spontaneous reaction” to an anti-Muslim video.

For two weeks, administration officials repeated the lie. It’s now clear that the White House knew in real time that the attack was not a riot over a video. Yet, here was Ms. Rice again, on Feb. 23, telling NBC that “the notion that I or anybody else in the administration misled the American people is patently false, and I think that that’s been amply demonstrated.”

Something’s been amply demonstrated. It’s the ruling elites’ use of shockingly obvious lies in pursuit of fundamentally transforming America.

Jesus was not particularly subtle about dishonesty, telling the ruling elites of His time: “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him … for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.