Truth Is Bad Enough
I completely agree with the thrust of Steve Bouser’s column about the Internet lies circulating about political candidates (“Lies You Find Floating About in the Web Sewer,” Aug. 15).
I generally do not pass any of these along, and if I do, I always try to check for truthfulness first.
For example, the one I have seen many times is of President Obama standing, feet apart, hands in the fig leaf position, while everyone else on the stage behind him has their hands over their hearts during the playing of the national anthem. The fact checker “Snopes” says that is true. So I have passed that one along.
After his election, I was pulling for President Obama to do a great job. I did not vote for him, but if he did great, it follows that the country should do great. Thus, I did (in your words) “give him a chance,” and I have “watched what he has done.”
My conclusion is that he has been an unmitigated disaster who has done all he can to divide our country by race, religion, wealth, and citizenship. He has decided to ignore our Constitution by directing the attorney general not to enforce laws passed by our Congress. He wants to win another term so he can further “transform” our great country. Remember his aside to the Russian president about the “flexibility” he will have after the election?
So, there is no need to go about making up lies about our president — lies which taint the real story of the decisions and mistakes he has made and continues to make. The truth is bad enough.
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