Apr 09 2010

Little White Truths

Category: corruption,Obama,virtueamuzikman @ 7:59 am

When your life and career are predicated on how well you consistently lie to people it is inevitable that the truth will slip out on occasion.  After all, constantly maintaining those lies requires constant vigilance.  Here are three possible recent slips of the tongue that may give pause for one to wonder if they serve to illuminates a lie:

1. As the First Lady spoke to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender delegate back in 2008 before Barack Obama was elected to office, she proved that once again the truth may be right in front of us.

When we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country in Kenya….

Is it just slightly possible the birthers have a point?  Is it slightly possible Barack O. has a reason to spend so much time and money to hide parts of his past?

2. Polls and polling data can be manipulated to provide a desired outcome.  Many polls are simply false, but wrap themselves in a garment of non-partisanship legitimacy in order to sway public opinion, not report it.  I call this a lie.  Here a recent article from The Politico describing a couple of spring special elections for congress and problems for the Democratic party.

According to sources familiar with the effort, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has already assembled teams of top party operatives, including veteran pollster John Anzalone and longtime ad man Saul Shorr

So much for pollster neutrality.

3. We were told Obamacare was about providing quality health care to the uninsured.  Now that it is law we find out that maybe we were lied to about the intent of this legislation.  Commenting on issues raised by the Tea Party movement, Reid said,

They want things to be the way they used to be. They will never be the way they used to be.

Is it just possible this so-called health care bill was about much more than helping the uninsured?

Funny how an off-handed truth can slip past the lie like a small dog through a picket fence.  But if you don’t pay attention you might miss it.  That’s what the liars are counting on!

3 Responses to “Little White Truths”

  1. tonedeaf says:

    Having been involved in political campaigns in the past I can testify to the fact that polls are conducted for two reasons:
    1. Commissioned polls, sometimes called “push polls” are crafted to lead the interviewee in a particular direction to achieve a desired result that can then be reported to the media.
    2. In-house polls are done with simple questions that seek to find out what people really think and how they are really going to vote in order to know how to correctly proceed.

    Jay Lenno once said that the word “politics” comes from two latin terms:
    “Poly” which means ‘many’ and “Tics” which means ‘bloodsuckers’.

  2. Stanley Fish says:

    It might be of service to go read some Stanley Fish. That might help you realize how silly it is to take something like the first statement out of context and use it to prop your own agenda. You can take just about any utterance and make it mean several different things given what context you put it in, what emphasis you place, etc. Not convincing. Not convincing at all.

  3. harmonicminer says:

    OH, I don’t think Michelle’s little revealing slip of the tongue (of which she has had many that reveal what she really thinks, with this possibly being one) even qualifies as a “text” worthy of all the ridiculous “interpretive community” machinery invented by people who want to pretend that words don’t mean things.

    My interpretive community thinks Fish is an idiot.


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