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Integrity: The Missing Quality in G.O.P. Politics

Updated on August 29, 2012

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In the heat of the current political cycle, it seems to me that some members of the Republican Party have such disdain for the voting public they greatly distort the truth to make their points. I personally begin to question the integrity of the individuals when they knowingly distort the facts to make their points seem all of the more valid. These guys tend to be such good liars, that they seriously believe the lie they're about to tell to be the GODs honest truth, before they ever say a word. Now that's committment!

Case in point, Mitt Romney deliberately distorted or shall I say took a comment made by President Obama out of context to further his own agenda. That kind of a blatant distortion rarely refutes the notion that some politicians are liars and thereby untrustworthy, generally speaking. While I personally don't know Mr. Romney, he seems to lack the integrity to govern this country in the best interest all Americans. His pandering to any given audience by flip-flopping on a given issue demonstrates his inability to stand-up for what he really believes in. But he's not the only member of the GOP lacking integrity to tell the truth about an issue, even if it's good for the country as a whole.

It seems to be the standard operating procedure of the G O P, to oppose President Obama and his policies just out of spite and pure hypocrisy. They can't tell the general public the truth about a specific issue, without running the risk of alienating themselves from the Tea Party base or hurting their re-election bids. On the surface their efforts to blame President Obama for the state of the economy is very misleading, but when one looks behind the scenes they can see that they thwart his efforts every chance they get. In order to make themselves look good to their constituency, this is totally hypocritical. To date the issue of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), really aggrevates them (the G O P) that he (President Obama) got it passed into law. But their anger is not based on the law itself, but that it was a generally republican idea. And President Obama modified it in order for it to reach it's maximum potential before they could get anything done. Knowing that they wouldn't do anything about the healthcare crisis with President Obama in office.

The fact that Mitt Romney did it as Governor of Massachusetts and that it's still working only proves my point. As far as Mitt Romney's taxes, the issue is about fairness and transparency. Which is why he's so hesitant to release them, but whatever is in them is obviously damning to his bid for the oval office. Mr. Romney is probably a nice, cordial and some that know him might say personable guy but I don't think he has the capacity to identify with or do what's best for the common good of the country. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis) also might be a nice guy, but neither of these guys have a leg to stand on because they keep shooting themselves in the foot. Their policies will totally have the country rolling around in a wheelchair, metaphorically speaking anyways. Don't even get me started on their proposed policies (goals) for America, but they would probably make Joe McCarthy's 1950's look like a step in the right direction.

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    • Salvienation profile imageAUTHOR

      Salvienation 

      6 years ago

      TY LauraDo93, please feel free to tell others about this or any of my hubs that you have read or will read. I'm glad you enjoy reading my hub.

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      Laura Tykarski 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Salvienation I really enjoyed this and yes you are right it is S.O.P for the GOP to distort but both parties tweak and lie and try to manipulate us voter's with the media always available to lend a televised hand. Do not get me wrong I vote and am proud to have that right but as I've aged into my political activism I've perhaps become more jaded and have no respect for party lines at all. I've been a non-affiliated/independent voter for 10 years or so who tries to vote based on record and fact. Every year I find it harder to wade through the b.s. and media blitz. Please keep them coming this hub was really well written and welcome to the wacky hub-political circle.

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