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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Liars, Lies and Stinking Lies... tearing at the fabric of America...



The Supreme Court colluded to steal the election from Al Gore.

Barack Obama is a Muslim loving commie who was not born in the US, and thus has no right to be President.

George Bush lied to take us into war in Iraq.
 
Barack Obama hates American and wants to destroy her.

The attacks on 9/11 were an inside job, planned by Israel or the Bush Administration.

This will be the last free election we will ever have if Barack Obama wins because he is going to impose martial law so he can be dictator.

George Bush is happy every day an American soldier dies in the war in Iraq.

The recent unemployment numbers are the result of a conspiracy on the part of the Obama Administration to win the argument.

And now, if Obama does well in the next debate, it will be because the networks gave him the questions ahead of time.

Really?

We could laugh this type of stuff off if political leaders on the side of the people making these charges would step up to the plate and refute these crazy charges, but they won’t.

For some reason, as a society, we’ve decided to let the inmates run the asylum.  We are letting the idiots get the last word.

We have no evidence that any of the above statements are true.

SCOTUS awarding the presidency to Bush?  Al Gore lost his home state!  The people that know him best did not want him.

The birth certificate issue? You’ve seen everything you asked for and you are still not satisfied.

9/11?

Bush happy with dead Americans?

Obama hates America?

Are the people that believe this stuff idiots?

I don’t think so because I personally know some folks that passionately believe these stories.

But something has seriously gone wrong with the ethos of our country if we can cavalierly choose to demonize a president or government when things do not go as we wish.  And let’s make no mistake about it.  The people that promote these views are demonizing our government and our presidents with their words and their actions.

These are not simple protests against a point of view.  These are not peaceful protests aimed at changing a point of view with an intellectual argument.

These are attempts to change a point of view by demonizing the other side.   These are attempts to change a point of view by assigning the most heinous interpretation, reason, or understanding to the other side.  This is school yard bullying taken to nth degree.

It is ruining America, and worse, our politicians refuse to step in and take a stand, for fear of alienating their supporters who are making these charges.  Rather than do what’s right and good for America, too often our political “leaders” have instead chosen to not just remain silent, but fan the flames of discord.

When the President’s place of birth was questioned, where was one leader of the Republican Party to say he believed President Obama and those that thought otherwise were not just misguided, but wrong?  

When Harry Reid called President Bush a liar, why did the Democratic Party allow him to remain as head of the party?  How is that being respectful to a President?

Why is the night when Senator John McCain took the microphone away from a woman who was being disrespectful towards candidate Obama about the only profile in courage we can cite from our elected leaders these days?

Does our government make mistakes?  Yes they do.  And like a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar, sometimes our government lies to cover it up.  Like they did in the Vietnam War.  Like they did at Watergate.  Like they did in Iran-Contra.

But this is no reason, or excuse to treat every bit of information that does not support your personal world or political point of view as a vast right, or left wing conspiracy.

Get some meds, get a life, take a vacation and get some perspective.

And then call your Congressman or Senator and tell him or her you are sick of this stuff and want them to stand up and do what’s right this election season, not for themselves, but for America.

Once you've done that, resolve yourself to be part of the solution.  If people are saying President Bush was happy to see black people dead after Hurricane Katrina, tell them they are wrong, just as you should when people say President Obama is guilty of treason.

Because these views are not only wrong, they tear at the very fabric of the cloth that holds America together.

What say you?



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Comments on "Liars, Lies and Stinking Lies... tearing at the fabric of America..."

 

Blogger BB-Idaho said ... (6:14 PM) : 

The millions spent
on political ads don't help. :)

 

Blogger Will "take no prisoners" Hart said ... (8:48 PM) : 

You're a sane man in an insane world, Dave. God bless.

 

Blogger Leslie Parsley said ... (4:55 PM) : 

Excellent piece and I shared it on FB. I have several theories as to why we're seeing such an increase in disrespect, lies, vitriol, etc., but too complicated to go into here in any depth and it would veer away from the important subject at hand.

However, I would like to say that I feel very strongly that the 2000 election was bought and sold, and that this activist Supreme Court did play a role in it. The fact that Gore lost his and my home state really isn't all that relevant because Tennessee is and has been deep red since the Civil War. Since 1960, it has only gone Democratic four times (LBJ, Carter, and Clinton both times). It's gone beet red in nine other races since then and I can guarantee it's going neon red in November.

Maybe the soft-spoken cowboy wrangler Harry Reid was impolitic in calling Bush a "liar" but was he really wrong? Before the 2008 election, Reid also described Obama as a "light-skinned African American, with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Maybe he has hoofing mouth disease. ;)

 

Blogger Dave Miller said ... (11:57 AM) : 

BB... you brought a smile to my face...

Thanks Will... I try...

Leslie, I still maintain that you need to win your home state, because they know you best. After all, in Gore's case, he had won statewide election there before.

He was just a terrible candidate. Never should have shut Clinton down.

Was Harry wrong? Maybe not, but was he civil? No chance.

What goes around...

I just wish we could grow up on this stuff...

The anonymity of the net is giving people license to say plenty they would blush about f they said it to their grandmothers...

 

Blogger Darth Bacon said ... (4:35 AM) : 

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 

Blogger Dave Miller said ... (9:46 PM) : 

Sorry Darth... if you're here, you get deleted if you just come and make unintelligent name calling comments...

 

Blogger Leslie Parsley said ... (6:47 AM) : 

I hope you see this

http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2012/10/mitt-romney-rented-mormon-churchs-tax.html?spref=fb

 

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