View Poll Results: Most responsible for political untruthfulness

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  • Politicians and only them

    4 16.67%
  • public, not wanting to hear thr naked truth

    10 41.67%
  • both parties contribute about eqyally

    10 41.67%
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Thread: Most responsible for politicians lack of truthfulness?

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    Re: Most responsible for politicians lack of truthfulness?

    Why are people obligated to hold politicians honest?

    People who don't exercise self-control shouldn't be politicians (or anything else since they're adult-children).

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    Re: Most responsible for politicians lack of truthfulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by listener View Post
    Sad to say I think it is the public (most of us) for not seekung the truth whatever it is and hearing what we want to hear as in thinking there may be somethong for nothing.
    Try to find the truth. It's out there -- but one has to sift through trash to get to it. It's carefully hidden. Both sides are responsible. It's smoke-and-mirrors. It's the price our nation pays for the right of free speech. We pay a big price for it, by the way. A big price.
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    Re: Most responsible for politicians lack of truthfulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by listener View Post
    Sad to say I think it is the public (most of us) for not seekung the truth whatever it is and hearing what we want to hear as in thinking there may be somethong for nothing.
    I don't knwo about how equal they may or may not be, but without us buying into the nonsense, whatever that number is, they wouldn't get away with as often as they do.

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    Re: Most responsible for politicians lack of truthfulness?

    Both, but the public needs be approached with finesse about policy. The fleeting passions of the masses and demagoguery that take advantage of the times need to be guarded against, and to do so, sometimes it is necessary to play alternative cards, sometimes relying upon solipsism, other times remaining as silent as possible. One wouldn't have thought JFK would remove the missiles from Turkey after the Cuban Missile Crisis, but he did so, making a silent pledge behind closed doors, so as to not alarm his public who would not want to budge an inch to the Communists, and the other political Party, already well-known for taking advantage of a situation involving Communists and the Democratic Party. Sometimes a lack of thruthfulness works in your favor. Nikita Khrushchev's metaphor about making bombs like sausages made us pay attention, and made us believe he was certainly at the helm of much more than what he really was.
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