At my house, lying is not an option. I remember once listening to a Mom who thought her son’s cockamamie story of was true about some ridiculous regular kid stuff they all experience. She turned to him and said, “It is ok dear, you perfect little angel, tell your side of the story.” It was clear when the boy spoke, he was lying through his teeth. His eyes were darting all around the room. He couldn’t even look his Mom in the face. I took about as much as I could stand and brought the meeting to a conclusion real fast when I said ,” Well, at my house , LYING IS UNACCEPTABLE.” The little boy stopped and immediately realized he was caught. His Mom tried some quick shuffle like, “It is ok, Star of Mine, we have had too much counseling for you to regress and tell “stories.” I almost lost my breath. It wasn’t a “story” it was a lie. Call it what it is. I inhaled and leaned forward to look the little weasel in the eye and I spoke very clear, “I teach my kids what my Mom taught me, if you tell ONE lie it takes THREE to get out of it.” Well, credibility was established and the Mom of the “little angel” went into back track mode. I wanted to say the reason your kid lies is because you let him.
So, last night, as I was watching Paul Ryan give “the speech of his life,” I had the same feeling of utter shock. Paul Ryan was on National TV lying like a flea-bitten dog on Predisone. He wanted to scratch and shift his eyes and get his Mama’s approval that it was ok to tell millions of American citizens bold face lies but he couldn’t because he wanted power too much to tell the truth. He lied about the Bowles Simpson connection, he lied about Medicare, and he lied about tax breaks for the wealth. The GM plant he so compassionately described almost brought a tear to my eye, until I later learned he had lied about the whole damn thing. Are you frigging nuts, Paul Ryan? Or were raised by one of those Moms that let’s you get away with s#it because she doesn’t want to upset your feelings?
Yeah, I agree with the commentators that said the man was a compelling speaker. Yes, he is, in that watching-a-train-wreck kind of allure.
Let me give you my take on lying. If facts do not prove your version, that would be lying. If you fail to give the whole complete account of the situation, that is also lying. Omission is lying. If you alter the facts, lying. Sounds pretty easy to understand to me.
If someone is going to ask me to vote for them, I will consider it. If he wants to be the President of the United States of America the highest office in the land, then he should have no problem sharing his tax returns for all to see. If you want to be President of the United States, speak the truth, and expect those that are running with you to do the same.
Looks like to me, if facts dictate that a candidate lied, he should be disqualified.
I have a question for you, are you willing to cast your vote for a person that lies to you and then thinks you are too stupid to know the difference? Mistakes are different, people make mistakes. But out right lying may be acceptable to some folks but at my house, lying is not an option.