Lies: The Art of Distraction
Nuggets of Wisdom
The Run-up to 2012
Lies and deception are the chief means of distracting the general public from the issues that matter to the average American. Now as a matter of principle, as far as I can tell President Obama and Vice President Biden have been shooting straight with the American people.
The GOP has taken every opportunity afforded them to use lies as a means of taking the focus off of the frontrunner for their party's nomination, since the end of the Republican primaries. Mr. Romney has side stepped or flip-flopped on major issues as not to offend the republican base (Tea Party). With the addition of Congressman Paul Ryan (R- WI) to the GOP Ticket, their lies & distractions and have been multiplied exponentially. With issues varying from the US Economy, to his time with Bain Capital and his time as Governor, to his inital support of the Paul Ryan Budget, to Women's Issues / Rights, to the birther issue, to the deficit, to his tax returns and job creation.
Starting off first with the biggest lie to date the economy and multiple sources have verified the inaccuracy of the claims made by the GOP. With the brunt their claims surrounding the stagnation of the economy being the high unemployment rate and the national deficit as well as the passing of the Affordable Care Act a.k.a. Obamacare. I'm no politician but, I'm pretty sure that passing either "The American Jobs Act", "Infrastructure Bill", or "Teachers & First Responders Bill" would have dealt a punishing blow to our stagnate economy and/or high unemployment rate. While the President has acknowledge, "That the progress that has been made in the private sector jobs has been slower than he'd like it to be", but under his administration there has been over 28 straight months of job growth as oppose to hemorrhaging 750,000 a month when he took office. Of course the GOP won't admit the sentiment that's been in play since the day President Obama took office.
Not that the GOP would let something as trival as the truth get in the way of their distortions, nor do they really want to tell the truth. Because then the American people would see their candidate for whom he really is. A puppet for the special interests groups to get what they want, what's best for their bottomline as well as give Mitt Romney what he wants. A chance to do something that his father was unable do, become a sitting US President. Personally I'm all for him being a sucess in business, but in order to occupy the office of the President of the United States. He's got to be looking out for the best interests of the country as a whole, not just the likes of big money donors like the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson or other billionaire businessmen. So what! You were sucessful at Bain Capital. If I had been one of your investors I would expect, no demand nothing but your best possible "A Game" performance. But you've missed, no chosen to see that office that you so desparately seek as another corporate boardroom.
America is more than a corporate pension fund for you to loot and pillage, you've got to stand up for the very people whom you seek to put you in the office. Which according to my recollection of the Civics, American History and/or Social Studies classes I took at the various grade levels in school with regards to the Preamble of the US Constitution. "A government of the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE and for the PEOPLE". To Mr. Rife, my high school history teacher, and you thought I wasn't listening.
As a fellow American I have no ill will towards you or your late father, I don't know you from Adam's housecat. You might be a very nice and personable guy, but again I wouldn't trust you with issues of National Security. Because you haven't had or shown the courage to defend any of your beliefs without having someone spoon feed you the pro's or con's on a specific issue. As a matter of princple, I am of the mind to believe that something is afoot with your income taxes. But you know that it's more the appearance of improprity that's hauting you, it's a trust issue we have with you.
The GOP Anchors
Keep in mind the striking similiarity between Mitt Romney's and Paul Ryan 's budget plans for the nation, they both favor the rich by cutting social programs that help the poor, working poor and middle class. Several of those positions are highly unpopular with the average American voter, but that apparently doesn't mean much to the Republican (Tea) Party. Honestly, the weight of the proposed GOP's projected budget plans should metaphorically speaking, be the equivalent of the two massives anchors used on American Aircraft Carriers like the USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76.
While watching the Republican National Convention on Tuesday August 28th, I saw various speeches given by different GOP members only to tell blatant lies about President Obama, like the alleged $716 Billion he cut from Medicare benefits. When in fact they're savings to the program. Or that GM Plant in Janesville, Wisconson that closed in December 2008, when in fact it closed under the soon to be ex-President Bush. Or this totally ridiculous lie / conspiracy theory of the President's birthplace. Like either of his parents could have predicted that their unborn son would grow up to become a US President some 48 years later. Plus the chances of them bribing members of the hospital staff as well as Hawaiian state official(s) in August 1961, with the now infamous "Bay of Pigs Invasion" of Cuba going on or the potential threat of a nuclear war with the Russians looming over the country. Really, I can't understand why anyone who's studied American History would even entertain such lunacy. But this is just my opinion and conjecture at this point.