TEXAS, August 10, 2012 – There are people that would rather stay up all night to hear a lie, than to work all day to hear the truth, and that seems particularly true in political circles.
Add to that that since the beginning of time, it was not uncommon for men to fight to the death, with the victor emerging as a god of sorts, and the looser, if left living, left looking toward another day, another battle.
But of course that was in the olden times. Wasn’t it?
That ancient fight for victory resembles our modern day arena of politics, and the practice of hitting ‘em low, and hitting ‘em hard.
If our politicians went around patting each other on the back, and telling the voters of the good works their opponent has accomplished over the years, it would be quite boring and un-eventful, serving no entertainment purpose at all.
In the end, dirty politics are here to stay, because it works and because the American people and news media alike prefer to talk about the negative over the positive.
And it is much easier to believe a lie than it is to search for the truth.
Election 2012 seems to be the year for just such down and dirty politics times ten. The President we have in office can’t run on his record, because he hasn’t any, so he is resorting to dirty politics. But as down and dirty is the only type of campaign he has ever run, we cannot really blame him for trying to portray the Republicans as the party of fat-cats only interested in making the rich richer.
Progressives would like for American citizens to believe that hard work and making your family a living is only brought about by the liberal programs of the left, and that the average citizen hasn’t really done anything for him or her self.
Obama’s pronouncement of “you did not build that” created a Republican-conservative outcry that put this fallacy onto a national stage. Giving Conservatives, and business owners, plenty to lambast the President about.
True, there is enough guilt to go around when it comes to negative ads, but that is the nature of the beast, and apparently that is not going to change.
Right now we are in a stink over Mitt Romney’s taxes as Senator Harry Reid asserts that he has a source alleging Mr. Romney has failed to pay any taxes at all for the last ten years.
An allegation that most everyone, except for Harry Reid and those close to the Obama seat of power, feels is ridiculous.
On the other side of the aisle, the right wing is asking President Obama to present his college records and reveal how that education was financed, which he steadfastly refuses to do.
To me that sounds like a good trade off, tax records for college records, but that isn’t likely to happen. President Obama is not going to release his college records for what reason, we would all like to know. That is something we are usually proud of.
Regardless of whom releases what, we can all rest assured that dirty politics is here to stay and that the adage of hit ‘em hard, and hit ‘em low will prevail.
Even if we, the American public, are just tired of it.
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