"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics."
When the public finally decides that the Emperor has no clothes, it becomes impossible to find a tailor to fix the problem. In a somewhat similar vein, Casey Stengel the first manager of the hapless New York Mets once asked plaintively of the team "Can't anyone here play this game?"
Today America is full of both Casey Stengel's and aroused,angry skeptics pointing out the President is incompetent and naked to boot. His incompetence however is merely a cover for his lying. Our politics have always been full of liars coupled to a partisan press who reports on them in ways that enable their lying. We have always had a free press but it has not always been an honest press.
Today with the technical capacity to deliver massive information to the average person there is ironically a growing tuning out and turning off on the part of far too many citizens. Past generations had what would be arrogantly determined today as a sub-standard or limited education emanating out of one room school houses or the early public schools sans any teachers union. These however produced a well informed and comparatively sophisticated educated class that could follow and understand complex legal, political and economic arguments on a level and in numbers you would not find today. Now the information overload and ideological social justice propaganda disguised as factual knowledge has in fact made far too many people ignorant.
The cultural hype that echoes and sustains this travesty in subtle and insidious ways have also given the pathological liars of politics an open field with few defensive tacklers. Lincoln once said "You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time!". But today there is a sinking and forlorn feeling that we are close to if not arrived at an "all of the people...all of the time " moment in our public affairs.
Virtually everything that comes out of the white house or the Democratic Party at all levels now needs to be fact checked by the Washington Post to see how many "Pinocchios" they deserve. This due in large part to a President who came to adulthood being told he is brilliant, infallible and perfect. He has surrounded himself with so many "yes" people that the word "no" has been banished to the "terra incognita" where they sent "Islamic terrorism".
He and his party lie about war and peace, health and sickness, God and man, citizens and aliens, humans and the environment, friends and enemies, and good and evil. Their lies are about such basic, essential and deeply personal issues that the only curiosity that remains is why it has taken so long for he and they to be exposed?
It has become so bad for him that even his fellow Democratic prevaricators shun him for fear of defeat by association. The Democratic senator from Alaska, Mr. Begich goes so far as to say that the President is now irrelevant which has to be the unkindest cut of all for a narcissist with a self declared mandate to heal the world while his words say one thing and his actions say quite another. He has become the first President in the history of the nation that requires a personal polygraph along with his TelePrompTer when he make public statements.
We are less than a week away from a vital mid term election. We have to take the country back and clean up the cess pool that the professional political class have created and tried to sell as democracy. In God's name go vote to save the nation...go vote to save yourselves...go vote to save future generations! You have been persistently and cruelly been made the victims of untruths, half truths, calumnies, mendacities, disinformation, deceptions, fabrications, fictions and falsehoods and maybe when the truth become so elusive as to be almost non-existent, that's why you feel your life sucks...maybe that's why over 60% of you feel that's there's no future for you or your kids...maybe it's because of all those lies...lies about big things and little things that never seem to end...those damn lies!