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I don't think "Yes Minister" has something to do with the burocracy being leftist.

In democracies, government employees tend to support the left (though there are exceptions, such as police). In a large part this is just economic self-interest. Whereas for private sector employees more taxes means more money out of their pockets, for government employees more taxes means that government has more money to pay them higher salaries and pensions.
Republican party doesn't hold itself anymore to what Karl Rove called the 100% truth test.

Are there serious candidates (Republican or Democrat) that do pass this test?






In democracies, government employees tend to support the left (though there are exceptions, such as police). In a large part this is just economic self-interest. Whereas for private sector employees more taxes means more money out of their pockets, for government employees more taxes means that government has more money to pay them higher salaries and pensions.
Goverment employes might want a higher tax rate but they don't aren't automatically left in the sense of pro-union and supporting workers rights.

If you look at the SEC, they don't seem like a leftish organisation to me. The SEC likely wants to have more employees but they don't want to throw more bankers into prison. You might call Eliot Spitzer leftish and the SEC doesn't bring those kind of suits.
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Are there serious candidates (Republican or Democrat) that do pass this test?
I don't think that what Hillary says is significantly more false than the campaign of George Bush with Karl Rove's 100% truth test.

Karl Rove considered it to be okay to make very misleading statements as long as the have a factual basis.

According to those norms politicians don't double down when caught in a lie. If you look at Hilary reaction to Fox news saying that she lied about Trump appearing in ISIS videos her aids argument that she meant to say that there are social media accounts belonging to ISIS followers that shared linked to video's of Trump.

When it came out that Ben Carson likely lied about major parts of his biography he lost in the polls. That's how it's supposed to work.

Trump manages to say things without any faint relation to the truth and get's away with it.
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