All one has to do to come up with these things is watch the various news programs and read the papers. As Will Rogers said sometime before 1935:
"All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance."
Sometimes ignorance is just ignorance, sometimes it's just a distortion of the truth used to make a point, and sometimes it's just an out and out lie designed to hide or conceal the truth. And as we all know, only too well, the political class is deft at the practice, and so become what are commonly known as career politicians.