We Are To Blame For Dishonest Politicians

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    I've been told several times by posters that I shouldn't expect my representative to be honest to me. What was the phrase; "All politicians lie!!"

    Is there any small wonder that they are so dishonest????

    I believe that if you know a candidate is lying you shouldn't vote for that candidate. But again..this is stupid...to some. They all lie. Let em through.

    Once you discover that a politician has been lying to you the smart thing to do is get rid of him....call for his or her resignation. If he or she makes promises and doesn't keep them then they have in all respects betrayed the trust you placed in them to act on your behalf. This is a bond between those who serve and those that send them to serve. In any republic or representative government trust is an essential element.

    So why is is so acceptable for them to lie to us? Doesn't this assure that our leaders will lie to us if we accept their lies? I'm really finding it hard to grasp this mindset. It seems that the bigger the lie the better their chances are for elective office. Nancy Pelosi scoffed at the premise that Obama was being dishonest when he said that negotiations on health care would be televised. She bluntly said "People will say anything during a campaign".

    Thanks for the tip lady. I know where your head is. I think once her constituents heard that admission they shouldn't vote for her...because she is dishonest and proud of it.

    Figure the odds on that ever happening.


    So we elect these lying jerks time after time and we complain when they are discovered to be liars. We make up excuses for them because we all know they really are concerned about us.

    This is highly doubtful.

    What they are really concerned about is what will keep them in that cushy job. Taking that into account what good can a dishonest politician really do for us. I would think that all they would produce is laws that are dishonest.
     
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    True dat.
     
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    Well, a lot of it is because the media won't hold Democrats accountable, ever. It's like pulling teeth. All we can do is vote, and write our Congressmen and women. It is the media's job to hold them to the fire.

    Journalism takes a hike when it comes to Democrats unfortunately. Even Fox is lame with them.
     
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    Fox spent this morning pointing out the lies and still they are accused of being no different then CNN or the other state-run media sources. Glenn Beck has spent the last couple of months pointing out the lies, the communism that pasts for liberalism, and the crazy Mo Fos that Obama is attempting to put in charge of our lives.....and still they aren't doing enough I guess.
     
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    When politicians do lie, of course the MSM only holds the Republicans accountable
     
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    File under: 'Journalism takes a hike'

    What will you do when you find out Fox News is lying to you?

    Scott McClellan: White House Fed Fox News Talking Points

    Former WH Press Secretary admits Bush Administration Regularly Gives "Talking Points" to Fox News Commentators

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    Talking Point: An idea which may or may not be factual, meant to provide the most effective attack to saturate discourse and frame a debate. When used politically, the purpose is to propagandize by continuous repetition within media outlets until accepted as fact.

    Similar to how the Communist news outlet, Pravda, and Nazi propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels, offered information to the Folks™, Scott McClellan admitted that Bush White House used Fox commentators as their spokespeople feeding them what they wanted the Folks™ to believe. At least that's what Scott McClellan now has acknowledeged.
     
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    Similar to how the Communist news outlet, Pravda, and Nazi propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels, offered information to the Folks™, Scott McClellan admitted that Bush White House used Fox commentators as their spokespeople feeding them what they wanted the Folks™ to believe. At least that's what Scott McClellan now has acknowledeged.[/QUOTE]



    Oh you mean just like when Politico reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel holds daily chit chat sessions with several Old Media pals
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    Side note: your poor attempt at Godwin's law is noted
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    Oh you mean just like when Politico reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel holds daily chit chat sessions with several Old Media pals
    :eusa_whistle:

    Side note: your poor attempt at Godwin's law is noted
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    You FORGOT something pea brain...

     
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    You FORGOT something pea brain...

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    Oh I did not forget anything fister

    Your great leap into logic has been noted

    We are just applying your logic to the left- see how well it works
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    Oh I did not forget anything fister

    Your great leap into logic has been noted

    We are just applying your logic to the left- see how well it works
    :lol:[/QUOTE]

    Logic? Let's start with simple reading comprehension...Mudwhistle introduced the concept of 'truth'...NOT ME...
     

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