“Of All the Liars, That Have Ever Lived, Since Lying Was First Invented, [Members of the Other Party] Are the Greatest Liars”

(Everything old is new again, political rhetoric department, Part MMDCCCLIV.) The quotation in the title of this post is from the Republican Spy, April 1, 1806, and was said about the Federalist, though I took the liberty of changing “liv’d” to “lived.” Other than the “liv’d,” the sentiment has been freely recycled for over 200 years.