Are Lying and Politics the Same Thing?

Are Lying and Politics the Same Thing?

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Miami Beach, FL

#1 Apr 28, 2014
In a letter of advice to Peter Carr, dated August 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson said “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions”

Considering that all but the most dense know that President Obama is now famous for lying repeatedly to secure public support for the Affordable Care Act –“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan”—we are all at a point of history in which this contemptible behavior by the President is being replicated by Democratic Party politicians seeking to be elected or reelected.

It is so bad that Karl Rove devoted a column to it in a recent edition of The Wall Street Journal.“The lesson many Democrats seem to have taken away is that the benefits of misleading voters outweigh the downsides. At least that view seems to be guiding Democrats in the battle for the Senate, especially the work of Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Senate Majority PAC.” Rove cited a number of campaign ads, saying “Campaigns often make shaky claims, but these Democrat ads are flat-out falsehoods.”

Naturally, Republican candidates are fighting back, but they are not the only Americans fighting the lies that seem to flow ceaselessly from the government these days.........."


Miami Beach, FL

#2 Apr 28, 2014

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Miami Beach, FL

#3 Apr 28, 2014
Things changed for the permanent worst in 1963. If the government and news media are not interested in uncovering what really happened - the US cannot recover - so you may as well go marry your dog.

Little Rock, AR

#4 Apr 29, 2014
Many politicians have been given a MUCH DESERVED BAD RAP. Much deserved I said. But the REALITY of politics is that God meant for politicians to be 'public servants' who are always honest, with the people's best interest always in mind, not their own. So, see, being a politician, in and of itself, is not a bad thing....just like money. The problem is that men......CORRUPT THEMSELVES....when they listen to, and act upon......the whispers......of the Wicked One, who inspires sin in men. Just keepin' it R-E-A-L.

Miami Beach, FL

#5 May 21, 2014
"Oh what tangled webs we weave.........."

Chicago, IL

#6 May 21, 2014
i think promises and politics are the same thing. unfulfilled promises.

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