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Thursday, August 30, 2012

An example of political INJUSTICE

Justice is typically defined as doing the right thing.

And injustice is its opposite.

We know justice when we see it, just as we know injustice when we see it.

Oftentimes it is in politics where it is most clear. Like last night:

Paul Ryan is a smart man with a very bright future. He also comes across to me as a very likeable person. But it is arrogant, ignorant, and just plain foolish to stand up in front of the American people and blame one person--President Obama--for an economic recession that was caused by policies of another President (and Congress) while simultaneously doing all he can to stand in the way of a full recovery, and to blame him for a deficit that continues to balloon due to policies that he himself (Paul Ryan) voted for! And besides that, last night he simply lied to us all several times. The least I can do is call him out on it.

And at least the media are doing their job, too, as members of the Fourth Estate:
The most dishonest convention speech ever? At least five times, Ryan twisted truth beyond recognition. Here they are. 
Even Fox News is on to him!
Paul Ryan's speech was three things: dazzling, deceiving and distracting. 
And Yahoo News too!
And NPR and the AP and Fact checkers all over the place!
On Medicare, the stimulus and a story about the GM plant in his hometown, the GO
P vice presidential nominee got some facts wrong, according to the news outlets and nonpartisan watchdogs that parse politicians' words.

You've perhaps heard that people are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. This is a great example of that.

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