Politicians just are not believable anymore.
This seems to taint more of them on the left than the right, mostly because many on the left do not use accurate facts to support their arguments. The left has a greater tendency to twist facts to address an agenda. Many avoid direct answers to difficult questions. That side of the fence also has most of the mainstream media echo, without vetting, liberal talking points on almost every issue.
Increasingly, politicians that include a Brooklyn representative and the president of the U.S. have hidden behind political spokespeople who are directed to dance around questions or deliver outright lies.
If you watched Brooklyn Representative Yvette D. Clarke, a democrat, on The Colbert Report a few weeks ago, you would have witnessed her problem with historical facts. She stated that:
- Slavery was occurring in Brooklyn during 1898 (fact: slavery was abolished in New York State during 1827);
- That the Dutch were the slave owners (fact: while Brooklyn was named for a Dutch town and the then-separate city was heavily populated by the Dutch during the 17th century, their power to enslave anyone vanished after 1664 when the English took control).
After she was embarrassed by this appearance, her spokeswoman, Kristia Beaubrun, tried to relieve the heat by stating that Clarke was just joshing with Stephen Colbert.
“We were brave enough to go on, and it didn’t quite work out so well,” she stated. “It’s supposed to be a comedy show, full of humor, and her comments were not meant to be taken seriously. She was just kidding. It’s not a question whether she knows her history.”
Beaubrun’s spin seems to indicate that other factors were at play, that responsibility should not be taken for ignorance about American history, or that twisting the facts to confuse an audience (read “electorate) should be quickly dismissed.
Lies At The Top
Others recently caught not speaking truthfully include Democrat National Committee Spokeswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, White House Spokesman Jay Carney and even the president.
Wasserman Schultz loudly voiced a number of outrageously false statements during the Democratic National Convention. White House Spokesman Jay Carney daily blames others (specifically former President George W. Bush) for the current state of affairs, and he outright lied to the country for more than a week when he continued to state that the recent Middle East unrest was traceable to an online movie trailer.
Even his boss, the president of the United States, has blamed the video rather than acknowledge that the atrocities were a coordinated terrorist attack. The president also was caught in false statements about his policies and his challenger’s views during a recent appearance on Univision. Soon after, he was unable to acknowledge the accurate budget deficit number, inflated by his failed programs, while fielding softball questions on The Late Show from liberal host David Letterman.
Meanwhile, throughout the entire presidential campaign, and for the last four years, the liberal media has failed to report on false statements made by the left. It also has failed to report on the constant vile language used by politicians, commentators and so-called comedians such as Jon Stewart on the left who attack conservatives and especially conservative women. Instead, the liberal media remains focused on trying to catch Mitt Romney (and Sarah Palin four years ago) in “gotcha” moments.
For years, the left has infused deceit, outrageous language and lies in its election marketing and public relations strategies. Liberals create tales, play the race card and invoke a whole lot more to confuse, divide and conquer. If it gets democrats, liberals, progressives, or whatever they prefer to be called today, elected to office to fundamentally change America, then this political strategy will be deemed a success by them and their supporters.
But at what cost?
The answers are many. It has lead to a weaker America internally and abroad. The middle class continues to vanish. The population is more dependent on government for basic needs. More entitlements are created but less money is available to pay for all the programs. The debt continues to grow. Class warfare is rising. The U.S. soon will become the largest third-world country.
Books Debunk The Left’s Lies
Many books have been published during the last four years that explain the radical left’s agenda for this country. But, the progressive movement did not begin with the 2008 presidential election. It can be traced back to the 1800s.
A good place to start learning about the left’s twists and turns is to read the 2008 book 48 Liberal Lies About American History written by Larry Schweikart and published by Sentinel. Schweikart provides the facts and figures behind such false liberal claims as Ronald Reagan was not responsible for ending the cold war, the founders had a vision to keep religious influence out of government, women didn’t have rights early in American history and that, during the same period of time, America had few guns or gun owners.
For a more contemporary view of opinions on the left, a new book (50 Things That Liberals Love To Hate) has been published by conservative radio show host Mike Gallagher.