Lord of the Sword, on 20 January 2014 - 09:05 AM, said:
Lately I find myself tuning out whenever Liar in Chief starts talking. I mean, the mainstream media tosses softball question after softball question at Liar in Chief...Who, just about every other word out of his mouth is a Lie, so why even bother listening to him?
I need to ask you LotS, do you really believe Obama lies about EVERYTHING? I mean everything. Do you believe he is a sociopath then? Think about that for a moment. It would mean that in every situation, he goes for the lie, even with the truth is easier to tell. Is anyone caught in a lie, always a lair? I have plenty of doubts about Obama myself. I am extremely disappointed in his Administration. BUT, I don't believe he is a sociopathic liar either.
In the case of politicians, I don't like it, but I understand political lies. Let me say that again. I don't like it. But, there are plenty of lies told each and every day that are a product of political expediency - not sociopathy. It's in this endless, he's a liar without any inspection that bothers me in today's political electorate. The all or nothing attitude. Which I find quite destructive to good governance. It's good for the GOP to have all Republicans believe that ALL Democrats are liars. It's good for the Democratic Party to have Democrats believe ALL Republicans are lairs. But beyond that political expediency [and that is all it is.. a way to ensure continued power for a political Party.] is it actually true?
Of course it isn't. Even liars, don't lie all the time. You just have to dig a lot harder to determine when something is true and when it isn't. But, we should be doing that anyway. Politicians lie when it suits their purpose, and can get away with it. It's our job to be vigilant and determine the truth, isn't it?
So, when you turn off and don't listen, you are never even looking for what is a lie and what might be the truth. You can't tell because you never even listen. You don't have to trust Obama. You don't have to like him. You don't have to believe in his policies. But, you owe it to yourself to pursue the truth, and that means listening to him [if you can stand it].