You can tell when politicians lie because their lips move. This is most evident during campaign season that thankfully ends today. It is a sad paradox. We know each politician is lying through teeth yet blindly vote for the one “we like better.” A number of conservative talk show hosts blame the phenomena on low information voters who presumably make decisions based on screaming, negative ads.
Opponents paint a picture of one another that is so unflattering the lesser of two evils is typically the one who seems like he or she cares or is nice. That explains former presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton but President Obama is as warm as ice melting in Alaska.
George H Bush lost re-election because he did not know the price of a gallon of milk and was “caught” checking his watch during a debate. George W Bush won election with self-deprecating humor during the debates. Whenever former president Clinton needed a boost in the polls, he bit his lower lip and pretended to care.
Not one of these actions or attributes matters one iota to governing a nation and moving it forward. Is it any wonder then why our nation’s capital is a cesspool of fabricated crisis meant to drive emotion versus action?
The diabolical intent of the misdirection is to inspire you to vote with your heart and not your head. Following the heart typically works in romantic comedies but seldom in politics. I do not have to like our leaders I need to know they can lead. Unfortunately, I do not like our leaders and most of them are inept.
Instead of talking about a government shutdown that wasn’t, perhaps the politicians could have spent the time debating the free market system as a way to get the nation moving forward. Rather than waste time trying to circumvent the Constitution, maybe those in DC could spend the time reading it at length. Maybe they will learn something they did not know…like how to abide by the nation’s charter.
Election time is like any job interview. The only issues is those who get the job typically end up destroying what they swore to protect.