Ted Cruz is dangerous because he is a “spectacular” liar. He is conniving, purposeful, and strategic about how and when he lies.
Contrast Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Trump doesn’t seem to be lying, but rather, he is a consummate bull-shitter. Philosopher Harry Frankfurt defines bullshit as a form of communication aimed to obscure the matter of facts being discussed by using the words that are neither necessarily true nor false. This definition hinges on a crucial distinction between a liar and a bullshitter. Unlike the liar, who hides things about himself in an attempt to lead us away from a correct apprehension of reality, the bullshitter hides that “the truth-values of his statements are of no central interest to him.” In other words, bullshitter doesn’t care about what the truth is. He just talks as it suits his purposes.
Sarah is a rare combination of the two. She has endorsed both.
She is also a bullshitter.