Several years ago, while on a long drive, I tuned in to National Public Radio’s afternoon talk show featuring Diane Rehm. I nearly wrecked my truck as several Democrats fervently defended government officials and scientists who were caught fabricating weather data and computer models to make it appear that man-caused global warming was real. They forthrightly stated that lying was the right thing to do if it achieved the results they sought.
Democrats routinely approve of dishonesty. There is no longer any question that many Democrats will say anything, do anything that will keep them in power. Part of the vaunted Cloward-Piven strategy, and the teachings of Saul Alinsky in “Rules for Radicals“, the playbook used so effectively by the Obama administration, is this tenet: “The end justifies the means”. They believe it. Honesty and playing by the rules does not matter, as long as you win.
Conservatives like me can’t understand it. We value honesty. It is the bedrock on which civilization is built. Relationships, societies, commerce and governments can not function without trust based on honesty.
But liberal Democrats don’t see it that way. It shocked the conservative world when our president looked squarely into a television camera and said, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” and then later admitted that he did. As stunning as his lapse of morality was, what really blew us away was the unanimous dismissal of his dishonesty by Democrats. They justified their support of a proven liar on the grounds that they generally agreed with his politics, and found him to be “cool”. Conservatives asked, “if he would lie to his wife and family, and openly lie to the American public, how dangerous is it to believe anything he says as the leader of the free world?”
When a Republican is caught in an outright lie or an illegal or immoral act, he or she is removed. When a Democrat is caught in an outright lie or an illegal or immoral act, his party and the complicit media circle the wagons and often will tell more lies aimed at baffling the dumbed-down, undiscerning populace – case in point, the Obama Administration’s ham-handed Benghazi Lie.
In an attempt to justify dishonesty, Democrats frequently turn to the only example they can think of by a conservative: the claim that President Bush lied when he said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. They stop short of admitting that he based his concern on intelligence that was acknowledged by every official in the U.S. government, including their own Democrat leaders. And Bush may yet be proven right – just this week our state department reported terrorists gained control of one of Hussein’s poison gas factories.
The level of dishonesty and immorality in American government during the Obama era has reached epic proportions. When Nixon was found to have lied about a rather minor, but nonetheless illegal and immoral campaign activity, and then tried to cover it up by erasing taped evidence, he was unceremoniously thrown out of office by officials and supporters of both parties.
This week we are told that Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS, directly after being questioned about illegal targeting of conservatives during a campaign, had a computer malfunction that caused the loss of smoking-gun e-mail evidence from her and six other officials, and that in spite of legal requirements, department policy, and common practice, no backups exist. Just “Oops, you’ll have to trust us.”
And NOT ONE DEMOCRAT will question her honesty. Not one is bothered by the stench of corruption.
It is hard for me to accept that there aren’t still a few honest Democrats out there. There must be. Believing that every single Democrat accepts dishonesty is like believing that every single voter in 59 Philadelphia precincts pulled the lever for Barack Obama.
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
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