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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Pulling the rug from under the middle class
Older people will remember that once in a while in the past a candidate would either lie in a campaign ad, or would be held responsible for the lie of someone else who had produced an ad to support him or her. To eliminate this that phrase, “I am [candidate] and I approve this message” was inserted before or after the message to hold the candidate responsible for the ad, or if absent, allow them deniability and distance from what was in it.
The objective was honesty. Obviously, the objective was a vacuous ideal.
The phrase now appears in modified form when it is a political party or a PAC that makes the ad, so an audience can know who was responsible for what was included in the ad. Of course, this is no guarantee that the ad will be truthful, or if those responsible may be modifying the truth, or, perhaps, lying through omission.
I have seen the ad from the Republican National Committee in which they list President Obama’s pre-election promises, his apparent failure to deliver, and their smarmy advice that we had attempted a change, cannot be faulted for our hope, and should not be ashamed to admit we were wrong and can rectify things by choosing better this next time. The better being them, of course.
But in light of:
1) T.A.R.P. being signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008 as a component of the government's measures in 2008 to address the subprime mortgage crisis.
2) Two unfunded wars in the MiddleEast begun during the Bush administration.
3) The Bush Tax Cuts that were supposed to allow the richest Americans to create jobs which hasn’t happened yet, although the Republicans keep saying it will as long as we allow the richest 1% to keep as much of their money as possible.
4) Mitch McConnell’s statement that the priority of the Republicans in Congress is to make sure Obama is a one term president which means they have to vote so that he fails regardless of the effect on the American people.
5) the fact that Republicans have introduced
46 bills on abortion
113 bills on religion
73 bills on family relationships
36 bills on marriage
72 bills on firearms
604 bills on taxation
467 bills on governemnt investigation
while they have blocked the American Jobs Act
6)Voted against extending tax cuts for the middle class,
perhaps, instead of claiming they are the Republican National Committee and they approve this message, they should actually say, “We are the Republican National Committee, and we caused and continue to extend this mess”.Posted by Joe Quigley on Jul 29, 2012 Tags:
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