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Why has lying become an acceptable campaign practice?

  1. kellysgirl profile image66
    kellysgirlposted 5 years ago

    Why has lying become an acceptable campaign practice?

    Every time I turn on the television Mitt Romney has changed his position on a variety of issues. When he made the comments about not caring about the 47% of Americans who are lazy and basically mooching off the government, he never apologized for making those comments; his only plea was that his comments were not 'elegantly stated'.

    NOW, fast forward to today, 32 days before the election, and all of a sudden he was "COMPLETELY WRONG". Now he cares about 100% of Americans? What in the world is he thinking.

  2. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    You need to look across the road a bit harder toward the sitting president. He has been lying to the American public since at least 2008 yet you and the media refuses to call him on it.  Forget his rhetoric...that is simply intent....look at his actios and the does not match the rhetoric.  You want to get all warm and fuzzy because Barack Obama claims he is for the middle class yet everythng he had one in the past four year and will do in the next if he gains re-election threatens to destroy the middle class.  In a socialist society, there are only two factions...the rich and the poor.  America cannot continue to pay the bills without loading up the middle class with higher and higher taxes. Taxing the wealthy will not be enough nor will they stay around once that taxation reaches certain levels.  Obama believes that all the "cures" for our ills are with the control of a large central government.  The larger the government gets, the greater the overhead, the more the spending on activities which produce nothing for the revenue stream.  We cannot get well as a country by growing our government and steadily increasing our spending only to justify such actions with the lie that the wealthy are not paying their fair share.  Romney's comment was made to a group of peope from whom he hoped to obtained some campaign donations.  Those people want to know what your strategy is going to be.  Romney simply pointed out that he was not going to waste money attempting to convince those who were solidly in Obama's corner, because the saw it as a place of safe entitlement, to come to his side and vote for him.  He was pointing out the fact that he saw no bang for the buck in spending money on such a ploy...he would rather go after the undecided voter which makes perfect sense.  The only way Romney gets the decided Obama voter is to follow in Obama's footsteps and promise them the moon.  No candidate in the history of America has lied to the American people more than Obama and yet you want to hang that on Romney?  You better start thinking about a world where freedom still exists and America still has a hsitroy.  ~WB

    1. kellysgirl profile image66
      kellysgirlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is wonderful conjecture and sounds painfully similar to Tea Party scare tactics. But political affiliation aside, you can not possibly condone the fact that Romney and Ryan say what they think people want to hear without any regard to facts?

  3. violetheaven profile image61
    violetheavenposted 5 years ago

    Lying in campains has not become acceptable as so much ignored,

  4. Attikos profile image79
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    Bill Clinton.

    (This line added to meet Hub's post length requirement.)