One of the most important qualities taught to us when growing up is we should never tell a lie. George Washington cut down the Cherry tree and admitted it. Abraham Lincoln was called “Honest Abe.” Every time Pinocchio told a lie his nose got longer.
There was a time when the truth tellers were respected. What happened in just a couple of generations? Now, it appears that liars are the cool people and they are looked up to for “getting one over” on people.
Our President repeatedly tells half-truth, distorts the truth, and in the minds of many outright lies. Although, in 2008 he said all the honorable things about hope and change, transparency, changing the way government was done in D.C., close Guantanamo, get all troops out of Iraq within 16 months of his inauguration (that would have been no later than July 2010), cutting the deficit in half, creating jobs and the like.
Obama is touting “trust” as a presidential quality. At an event at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Davenport, Iowa, Obama said ‘‘trust matters’’ in a presidential campaign and declared he has kept the same values throughout his political career.
Even in 2008 against McCain, Obama used name calling as a political strategy. Mr. Obama unveiled a TV ad on the economy that painted Mr. McCain as “erratic in a crisis.” The heightened attacks set a more hostile tone for the race. McCain and his aides on Mr. Obama, “…are gambling that he can distract you with smears rather than talk to you about substance. They’d rather try to tear our campaign down than lift this country up. It’s what you do when you’re out of touch, out of ideas, and running out of time.” Obama continues his small-ball name calling tactics.
Obama recently stated in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine Romney was a “bullsh**ter.” Romney was called a liar over and over because he beat Obama so badly in the first debate; accused of not paying taxes for 10 years by Harry Reid, hiding money off shore, giving brakes to U.S. for sending American jobs overseas, has been called a murderer for the lady that died six months after leaving Baine, and worst of all he has been accused of being successful.
This is part of the Obama campaign. In fact he has said, “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.”