LIES and LYING: CALLING A SPADE A SPADE
When a close friend or relative lies to you, chances are you’ll call him a liar. But when a politician lies to you, you accept it as a matter of course because “they all do it.” When have you seen politicians (from top to bottom) called liars when they’ve blatantly lied? Rarely? Ever? If they were called liars in print or on TV, there’d be less of it.
Blame it on political correctness, or possibly “hurting their feelings,” or some other liberal (sorry, but it’s true) excuse. Being direct has a way of making a point that lasts longer than the time to say it.
Politicians, from the top down, LIE to get elected (if you need proof of this, you’re living in some other universe). Ergo, lying is acceptable in politics, where