When reality distortion fields fail, those inside often deny, rationalize, become disoriented, and then scramble to reset their distortion fields. This is happening now to the Republican Party. It often happens to vocational experts when their data and methods are challenged by competent attorneys at disability hearings. It may happen sooner than you think to the entire framework of the 1991 Revised 4th Edition of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles used by the Social Security Administration in disability adjudication.
Here is a recent example, in which an expert explains his numbers, assumptions, and methods, and then panics as his distortion field disintegrates around him.