I Misspoke Again
A candidate for US Senate who was caught in a lie and the media still does not phrase it that way, but he was just anointed as his party’s candidate for the senate. Why would his party want to have an obvious liar as their candidate? Why would he be willing to expose himself to the ridicule and embarrassment of being labeled a liar in public?
The answers are that no one is calling him a liar. He doesn’t feel any shame or embarrassment from being a known liar. The media refuses to call him a liar because they may be sympathetic to his agenda, they are obviously sympathetic to his principles (or lack of principles), because the way they write they lie, distort, and mislead in many of the stories the present to the public.
The public doesn’t recognize that a liar will continue to lie. Anyone who votes for that liar will be supporting a man with questionable principles. How can he be trusted? Why should he be trusted? When he opens his mouth what will come out and whatever does, will just be wind. He has demonstrated himself to be a man who will say anything regardless of truth to whoever he wants to impress. He will not stand his ground and owe his loyalty to the voters, because he isn’t capable of it. He lied to make himself appear to be something he wasn’t. He lied to impress the voter. He lied because he is a liar.
He has made the following statement “I have made mistakes. I regret them. And I have taken responsibility,” Blumenthal said. “But this campaign must be about the people of Connecticut.” Well the campaign should be about the people of Connecticut and the people are being offered a liar as their candidate. The media and, the voters don’t do enough of a job in condemning liars and frauds. It has to start with the voters; we let too many liars get away with lying. A lie like this should be enough to make almost all voters refuse to listen to him speak, let alone vote for him. He has not taken responsibility for his statement. He lied, but never admitted lying. He did not make a mistake, he lied, and he deliberately made a false statement and expected to get away with it.
An obvious lie about a public record shows arrogance and contempt for the voters. The willingness to lie in such a blatant way to the voters shows that you have no respect for their ability to make an honest evaluation of who the candidate is. The voters have stopped caring about character. Why do we want a liar in public office? Liars can not be trusted to be loyal. Loyalty is an essential characteristic of a person in public office.
When did we as a society lose our disdain for liars? I expect a man’s word to be his bond. If a man tells me that he believes our taxes are too high and we must control spending, I expect that to be his honest beliefs. When I vote for that man I want him to live up to the words he used before I voted for him. I don’t want to hear excuses and explanations why he did not do as he said he would do.
Liars Lie. You can’t trust a liar, and you shouldn’t. When a public figure is caught in an obvious lie, they should be shunned by the public. Does that sound naïve? Does that should harsh? It’s not naïve, and it is harsh as it should be. The reason they lie so much is because we’ve allowed them to lie. We the voters have trained them to lie.
They campaign and tell us what we want to hear and then we vote for them. On the very rare occasion that they are challenged on the discrepancy, we accept the silly lies they use or their statements such as “I have made mistakes. I regret them. And I have taken responsibility,” That is not an admission that he lied. That is not an apology for telling the lie. Those are weasel words used to make us believe that minor errors were made that are not as important as the substance of the campaign.
The most critical item of substance is that the candidate is a liar and can’t be trusted. The candidate will play games with language and say what has to be said to fool us into voting for him. What you don’t challenge you condone. If we don’t challenge this liar for being a liar we condone his lie.
Every voter in every state has to be more critical of who they vote for. We have been voting for people with low, morals and no respect for the voters. Character is more important that the speeches they give as they campaign. An honorable man or woman of either party is better for us than someone who has low moral standards.
Liars Lie, they don’t know any different, stop voting for liars.
Vote the Bums Out,