A big lie is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." (Big lie)Yep - this is the propaganda technique being used by the GOP for the past... how many years?... 20?... 30?... 40? The "southern strategy" - fear "the Black"! Fear Big Government! Fear Iraq! Fear Iran! ... fear, Fear, FEAR!
... when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it...” (Joseph Goebbels)