So, I was in a somewhat bad mood, sorry Cody
Nothing cheers me up like listening to lying politicians...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … aQUU2ZL6D8
Hey Jaxson, Having a nice Sunday?
Nothing muddies political discussions more than extreme rhetoric that is intended to distort facts. I often wonder why so many like to make statements that are not true. Take this You-Tube link for example.
There is no lie in this 90-second segment. President Obama said, “ I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.” Most people know the difference between a lie and a promise to do something. I think a fair and unbiased observer would have taken a more honest stance and said something like “the President has, so far, failed to keep his promise to cut the deficit.”
Then, at least, another fair and unbiased observer could reply, “you are right, he did not keep that promise. However, President Obama has kept about 200 other promises so far in his first term. They are listed at
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter … mise-kept/ .”
As a result, both fair and unbiased observers could have an intelligent discussion based upon real facts instead of explaining why failing to keep a promise is not a lie. What do you think?
I hope you enjoy what is left of the weekend, Jaxson.
I love your statement...nothing cheer me up like listening to lying politicians...it makes me wonder why do presidential candidates run on false pretenses...and why do we believe these lies?
Many politicians are showpersons. They get into politics not as a public service to help humanity but to further their own career goals. They view politics as a means for publicity and popularity. They want the adulation and attention that being in a public office bestows. They also are in love with the lure of power. Power can be quite an aphrodisiac. To these politicians, to be powerful is the be and end all.
These politicians view the voting public as bait. They know how gullible the public can be so they lure the latter with promise to assuage what ails the latter. The latter, believing these politicians, are not aware of the bait until it is too late. People have to learn to use discernment regarding politicians and not be too eager to give their power away!
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