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Where will the country stand after the midterm elections? Where will Virginia stand after the next election? How about Kentucky, Colorado, or a host of other states around the country? Should we have to wait until after the midterm elections to find out exactly who we just voted into office?
I sure hope not, because we all know the outcome to “lies first” and “facts later.” Remember Nancy Pelosi’s now famous line, “We have to vote for it to find out exactly what is in it?” How did that turn out? Over a trillion hard-earned taxpayer dollars wasted, millions of Americans losing their policies, insurance rates through the roof, and deductibles unattainable. Millions more are set to receive their cancellation letters before Christmas.
But how did that turn out for our elected officials? They kept their Cadillac insurance plans–subsidized 75% by the taxpayer–no interruption to their daily lives, all while we scrambled around in the mud trying to regain some sense of order to the disastrous mess they made at our expense. Should we really wait until after the midterms to find out where the United States is headed, or should we grab that bull by the horns and decide which direction is best for the American people and not our politicians?
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How much better off would we be if we could actually hold our politicians responsible for the promises they make? What if we could throw them out of office, without any fanfare, without any questions or excuses, if we found out that they lied to their constituents? I’m not talking about small untruths or embellishments, I am talking about purposeful, bold-face lies that have been told to the American people in order to further political careers, embolden political parties, and fatten wallets while selling the American people down the proverbial drain. How many politicians would lose their jobs today if we were to hold them accountable for the bold-face lies they told? Unfortunately for us, too many to count.
Recently, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky, Alison Grimes, was caught like a deer in the headlights lying to the people of Kentucky. She claimed she was a supporter of the coal industry and promised to fight for them against President Obama’s “war on coal” if elected. Unfortunately for her, and fortunately for the people of Kentucky, it was discovered that she, in fact, bold-faced lied! A major donor to her campaign admitted,
“Grimes is faking her support of the coal industry, and will f**k em as soon as she gets elected.”
What about the promises that were made to keep our borders secure? What about the promises that were made to keep our children and our communities safe from infectious diseases? What about the promises made to send illegals back where they came from? What about the promises made to fight terrorism?
As we have discovered on so many fronts, our politicians refuse to tell us the truth. They bold-face lie! They refuse to answer simple questions on exactly where they stand on the issues. They refuse to answer questions regarding their actions. We are exposed to evasion, avoidance, manipulation, denial, misdirection, and the ever-present distraction. Yet, predominantly, we see our current politicians bold-face lie to the American people and mainstream media remains cooperative, collaborative, collusive, and completely hand in glove with the political machine. The only truths are discovered through sleuth by everyday Americans determined to expose our so-called public servants for who they really are.
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