Lies, Lies, lies…
We’ve always said that politicians are liars by nature, but its gotten ridiculous. Now we’re talking about boldfaced verifiable lies to Congress, and yet the Republican stooges won’t abandon their golden goose.
We haven’t hit peak lie yet. Hopefully we’re getting closer to an implosion, but for now they get thicker and thicker. All from a group that won based on the idea that Hillary was a liar.
At this point it’s easier to list the Trump officials who haven’t been caught lying under oath than those who have. This is not an accident.
For one thing, politicians used to limit their outright lies to matters not easily checked — hidden affairs, under the table deals, and so on. But now we have the man who ran the Miss Universe competition in Moscow three years ago, and who declared just last year that “I know Russia well,” then last month said, “I haven’t called Russia in 10 years.”
Goodbye Spin, Hello Raw Dishonesty https://nyti.ms/2lkWymZ
Asking politicians to stop lying is like asking magicians to reveal their tricks.
It’ll take all the fun out of an election, and ultimately we’ll wish we didn’t know.
NobodyisFlyingthePlane on either side. Running private email servers and deleting emails is unacceptable, but we have got to stop kidding ourselves about who we ask to run our country. They’re all devious by nature and we keep asking them back.
It’s sad to say but there are some bigger fish to fry right now than battling over private servers and missing messages.
Bush started a war over a lie for fuck’s sake. A lot of people died and nobody is holding him accountable.
All politicians lie. All the time. They have to in order to get a national level. Tom asks us to look at the substance of the lies to see which liars would have a greater negative impact on the country.
Politicians and the Lies That Matter http://nyti.ms/1WY6u1u
The funny thing about this article is that it suggests that the New York State legislature is more corrupt than those of other States. It’s great that a few of the crooks in the Capital got caught, but its hard to understand why we act like the rest aren’t also crooks. Most are ones who just haven’t gotten caught yet.
What Sheldon Silver’s Sentence Says About Albany http://nyti.ms/1TkL87w
Our legislators are a disgraceful bunch. They do less and less work each term and pull further apart from each other.
NYTimes: The Do-Even-Less Congress
An insightful look at what’s wrong with our political leaders today. All that makes an individual leader great has been scrubbed out by the desire to keep the surrounding political machine in business.
The political consultants that ‘massage the message’ have gummed up the works.
We desperately need to get back to a ‘get in, do an outstanding job, and get out’ ethos in politics. The erosion of the distinction between campaigning and leading has had deleterious effects.
NYTimes: The Leadership Emotions