Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dirty Politics

You know, politics is a dirty business, especially during a major election like that of the President of the United States. Candidates will liberally interpret each others words just to make it sound like the other guy is evil devil spawn and worse than Hitler sometimes. Consider the current two candidates for President.

For instance, Mitt Romney said something as simple as "I'm going to get rid of Obama Care" in a speech to the NAACP. Then Obama says "Oh, that Romney, he is a horrible man. You know what he said? He said, he is going to get rid of Obama Care.". That sounds far worse than what Romney actually said. Obama took it way out of context. Romney only meant, obviously, that he wants to get rid of Obama Care, but Obama twisted his words and made it sound like Romney wants to get rid of Obama Care.

Mitt Romney is guilty of the very same dishonest interpretations of Obama's words, except a bit more devilish and evil, because Romney is a rich person and a Republican. For instance, Obama was giving a speech about, something or other, and he told the the crowd "If you own a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.". Well, wouldn't you know it, but shortly thereafter, Mitt Romney, with his typical evil rich devil spawn sneer, attacked the President, twisting his words way out of context, and said "You know what Obama said? He said that if you own a business, you didn't build that. That somebody else made that happen.". Which, obviously sounds way worse than what Obama actually said.

Obama was talking about the American dream of lots of happy government things that give you stuff, like your very own business. And all he said was "If you own a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.". Because government built that, and made that happen. Because government loves you. But no...Romney spun it up as if Obama had said that if you own a business, you didn't build it. And Obama called him out on it.

It's about time too. This letting Romney go around and put words in the President's mouth needs to stop. I think maybe it ought to be time for the President to enforce a ban through the FCC to ban any volume level above zero when Romney is blabbering on TV or radio and making things up about what Obama said. Think of how much of a cleaner campaign it would be if we heard Obama say the things he is saying without Romney trying to spin it. And then if Obama doesn't hear what Romney says, then he won't be tempted to do the same thing.

It's a win-win for everyone!

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