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Liars and Politicians

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 19, 2017

Politicians are generally a slippery bunch. While initially they may enter the field to improve cities, states or the federal government, they are often corrupted by the lure of reelection and the power and money that flow from it.

Prior to modern digital media, changing and ridiculous politicians’ statements were often lost in time. Now, with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., a politician’s statements are memorialized forever. This brings about a daily litany of political doubletalk, lies and/or stupid statements in clear view.

This week we can thank Congresswoman Maxine Waters for the entertainment within a two minute interview on MSNBC, as included in the video below. First, Waters confirms that she called for impeachment of President Trump. Then, almost immediately said: “I have not called for impeachment.” Ms. Waters’ flip-flop would be comical if one could forget that she is involved in writing the Country’s laws.


2 Responses to “Liars and Politicians”

  1. Brad Day said

    My wife and I have found ourselves embroiled in a disagreement over politics with some family members. They, being on the other side of the issues have been relentless chiming in with similar statements as Maxine Waters here. What’s ironic, is that we never brought up the issue of politics and when did, they found us in an opposing view to their own. They have now taken to Facebook to enlist support from their leftist buddies. Even when you present proof of the left’s bobbing and weaving like what Maxine Waters does in this video, we are wrong and they are right. We said we felt “demonized” by the left and boy did they take that personally. In a reply to my family members post on Facebook, one friend of theirs said those who are on the opposite side of their argument “lack intelligence'” If that’s not demonizing, I don’t know what is.

    • Your experience is too often repeated in the United States. I am afraid the attitude is nurtured in our education system which no longer allows debate on issues they disagree with. I think we now know what Galileo felt like!

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