Politicians survive the most scandalous situations by merely distancing themselves from the ‘event’. If a politician can weather the early ugliness of certain calls for their resignation (or impeachment) they can start to tell people the ‘event’ has no merit (even though it may be very serious), that it is just a tired old attack from their opponents.
I read this next part in an article I was reading today and it wasn’t even the focus of the piece but it’s what prompted this rant:
“Does anyone remember that the Affordable Care Act was sold on the premise that it would guarantee retention of existing health plans and doctors, create 4 million new jobs and save families $2,500 a year in premiums, all while extending expanded coverage to more people at a lower cost?” Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall.com
It has become standard operating procedure to skate past the consequences of out right lies and misdeeds by stalling and misdirection. There is no shame in the people we choose as leaders when they have moral or ethical failures.
Would you ever vote for someone with the advanced knowledge they will lie to everyone to get their own programs and policies in place?
Regardless of political affiliations, my question is… when are we going to say ‘no more’?