Reply to post: Re: Doubling down?

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Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: Doubling down?

"Doubling down in political context normally means that a policitian keeps on telling lies even when faced with hard facts that tell the truth / reality."

More than that. When faced with the truth, "doubling down" means not just telling the same lies but telling EVEN MORE lies: in particular attacking the source of the facts. Someone doubling down is usually a sign they actually believe them enough that they see the facts as fake.

PS. Most Americans are familiar with the casino card game Blackjack/21 which is where "doubling down" comes from.

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