Generally speaking, when we like and support a candidate, we believe them and if we don't support a candidate, we find every way to discount their every claim as an utter lie.
We become infuriated by the hypocrisy. But I wonder: what fuels our need to condemn hypocrisy in the first place? After all, most of us are hypocrites in one way or another.
In the new, anti-gay "Manhattan Declaration" scores of Christian signatories reveal the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of their obsessive persecution of gay people.