The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy them, and only in the short run. The current outbreaks of riots in Europe show what happens when the truth catches up with both the politicians and the people in the long run.
House Speaker John Boehner is right when he says President Obama should reimburse the taxpayers for travel expenses connected with campaigning. In fact, Boehner and the Republicans should reimburse the taxpayers as well. They should reimburse the taxpayers for the trillions of dollars taken from them to fund things the government is not authorized by the Constitution to do in the first place.
Demography may not be destiny, but it sure is close. As minorities, who reliably vote for Democratic candidates, begin to outnumber whites, who often vote for Republicans, will we see a tipping point where Republican presidential candidates stand little chance of winning?
Popular liberal myths can fool even the most informed among us, and believing in myths can lead to a skewed worldview, which can have serious consequences for ourselves and our country.