Lie To Me

“Lie to me.  Go ahead and lie to me.”
—Jonny Lang

Every two years, it’s the same thing:  Problems with the PLO.  No, I’m not talking about the Middle East.  I’m speaking of Political Lie Overload.  Hammer your opponent with half-truths, portray him/her as a lying loser who is awash in selfish aims of glory.  Portray yourself as a humble, hardworking, defender of the downtrodden who is above all, a fighter.

Tell me another one, Pinocchio.

Some of us are old enough to remember the days when party politics wasn’t a barrier to accomplishment.  Republicans like Everett Dirksen of Illinois and Barry Goldwater of Arizona and Democrats like Mike Mansfield of Montana and Tip O’Neill of Massachusetts would spout the old party rhetoric but then they’d actually get together (get together, he emphasized) and do things.

They created the interstate highway system.
They created the civil rights laws.
They created the manned space program that was the gateway to enormous breakthroughs in science, medicine, and industry as well as getting an astronaut to the moon and returning safely.

Can anyone think of one thing that the federal government has accomplished in the past 20 years that comes close to any of those things?

‘Cause I sure can’t.  And I’ve got a good memory.

Lie to Me – Jonny Lang

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