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Saturday, September 08, 2012

 

The Conventions are Over But Political Circus Continues

Lies, Halftruths, Distortions


With 59 days before November 6th, the polls show that Barack Obama has a good chance of being re-elected. 

A lot can happen before November 6th to change the picture. In the meantime, millions of dollars are being spent on advertisements that are full of half-truths, distortions, and downright lies. Nothing new; we go through this in every presidential election cycle.  But the Internet and instant dissemination of charges and counter-charges by the candidates are enough to make one dizzy.

It cannot be denied that, from the war in Afghanistan to reform of Wall Street, Barack Obama retreated from his position and failed to deliver what he promised his supporters in 2008. But the messages from Mitt Romney and his VP pick, Paul Ryan, are far from clear or reassuring for the vast majority of voters.  On the economic front, their top priority is to make the fat cats fatter by targeted tax cuts. It is hard to understand their Bible-thumping rhetoric. The Republican platform is a throwback to earlier times, especially where women's issues are concerned. Their obsession with sexual lives of  citizens is puzzling. Example of hypocrisy at its worst.

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