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Fri Sep 4, 2015, 01:09 AM

"Freedom From Consequence: The Abandonment of Truth in 21st Century Politics"

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You lie.

You lie repeatedly. You lie until you get caught. When you get caught, you continue to lie some more. If someone calls you on your lying, you turn it around and call them a liar. You realize your constituents will eat up whatever you say, so you lie to them. You realize you have an entire cable news network with your same goals of dismantling the man's presidency so you go on their network and lie with them. You go on the Sunday shows since they never ask you follow-up questions and you lie to them. In fact, it gets to the point where you are officially living an Adolf Hitler quote: "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself."

The lie works on so many levels, starting with the personal. The man is a good Christian? Lie and say he's a Muslim! The man overcame a lot of adversity and moved around during his childhood? Lie and say he was born in Kenya! The man was an outstanding community organizer? Lie and say he was influenced by that crazed socialist Saul Alinsky! The man has good values and ethics? Lie and say he learned everything he knows from that wack job Reverend Jeremiah Wright!

The lie also works exceedingly well on the policy side. Trying to provide insurance reform for millions of Americans? Lie and say there are death panels! Trying to end two costly wars abroad? Lie and say our troops' lives are being endangered! Trying to single-handedly reform our broken immigration system? Lie and say this is blatant constitutional overreach! Trying to pass simple background checks on gun registration? Lie and say the man is trying to take our guns! Trying to create a safer Middle East through a diplomatic agreement with Iran? Lie and say the agreement threatens Israel and destabilizes the whole region!

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Fri Sep 4, 2015, 03:26 AM

1. Bookmarked. R&K nt

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Fri Sep 4, 2015, 05:22 AM

2. K&R

 

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