At this point, the general election campaign is only going to be five months long. The right obviously has to pick up the pace, squeezing as much stupidity as they can into a limited time frame.Whether it's fist bumps, church bulletins or phantom films, it's gonna be silly season for awhile. Knowing they can't win on the issues, the Republicans have a well established tradition of just making stuff up, and the press has an equally entrenched habit of lending credence to the Republican tales. Sometimes I think concern trolling is a required course in J schools everywhere.
You're going to hear a lot of "Did you hear…" from your friends in the coming weeks. "It's a lie" will invariably be an accurate, if not always adequate response.