By Theresa Camoriano
Politicians are known to exaggerate and put a spin on the truth, but we have come to a point these days that the bare-faced lying is so extreme that the politicians seem to be a joke. When you read or watch the news, you wonder whether it can be real or whether it is a spoof.
For example, the current administration is opposing laws that require voters to show identification before they vote, and it has ordered Florida to stop removing dead people and other ineligible voters from its voter rolls, saying that this practice is discriminatory. Yes, it discriminates against dead people and others who should not be voting. Since when do dead people have the right to vote outside of Chicago? Clearly, the administration is encouraging voter fraud, which effectively disenfranchises legitimate voters of all stripes. It is amazing that they can say this stuff with a straight face, and yet they do.
And how about the President’s claim that he has been very frugal and has been restrained in his spending. He tells us that he isn’t the one who greatly increased spending levels, sending the national debt skyrocketing. Whether you look at the actual spending numbers or the actual deficit numbers or if you look at spending as a percentage of GDP, this administration has made the proverbial drunken sailor look like a miser. And yet the President says these things with a straight face. I am half waiting for the drums and cymbals and the BA-DA-BOOM! of a comedy routine, followed by sustained laughter, but it doesn’t happen. This guy actually wants us to take these ridiculous statements seriously. He obviously has a very low opinion of our intelligence. And maybe he is right. Or maybe his supporters are so greedy that they will delude themselves into believing anything they are told as long as it keeps the handouts coming.
And how about all the talk about how divisive the Republicans are, and how bad it is that they refuse to compromise? This is coming from an administration that has done everything it can to divide Americans by race, sex, income level, sexual orientation – you name it – and who proposed a budget that was so extreme that not even a single Democrat voted for it. But they shout to the heavens that it is the other guys who are divisive and uncompromising. And people aren’t rolling on the floor laughing?
And that Elizabeth Warren who is running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts? Isn’t she a hoot – or maybe an Indian war whoop? She has been claiming for years to be an American Indian in order to get the spoils of racial preferences for the downtrodden minorities, and it turns out that she has been lying all along. Should we laugh at how ridiculous the whole preference system is and at the brazenness of this woman, or should we cry?
And how about “the science is settled” on manmade global warming because our computer models tell us so? Nevermind that we have put in faulty data and our computer models cannot even predict the past and certainly have not predicted the future properly. The circular arguments of the global warming, cap and trade crowd make me think of the Keystone Kops running around in circles or of a dog chasing its tail – good old slapstick comedy – but where is the laugh track?
Are there any people left who can see the reality and laugh at how ridiculous all this stuff is? Maybe there is no laughter because the people who are saying all this ridiculous stuff are in power and are leading us off a cliff.
Let’s hope we can turn things around in the next election and return to a reality-based world, where our sense of humor can return. Then we will again be able to laugh at the ridiculous statements made by those folks who live in a fantasy world of unicorns and pixie dust and who think we can be fooled by their smooth, eloquent crapola.
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