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But who cares? Biden says stupid and just plain wrong stuff all the time and the media doesn't care enought to report it.
Mitt Romney said that Jeep was moving production to China. This was deemed as the "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact, but as it turned out – after the damage was done and the election was over – Romney was right.
Fact checking by the liberal media has become just another way for the liberals to use the press to their advantage. It's one of those weird things, but if you take the biggest party activist in the world and put "fact checker" behind his name, people believe what was said is true.
And why isn't Biden fact checked on a regular basis? When Dan Quayle was vice president he was fact checked daily. But, come to think of it, Vice President Al Gore was allowed to say absurd stuff about inventing the internet and was not fact checked. I think there may be a pattern.
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Term limits have always seemed like an impossibility to me, but the recent fiscal cliff charade is beginning to convince me that term limits may be the only way to win the government back from professional politicians whose allegiance is to each other, not to the American people who elected them.
It seemed obvious from the fiscal cliff debacle that no one was looking out for the welfare of the American people. It was all about showmanship, one-upmanship and whose turn it was to steer the ship of state.
The elected officials in Washington have far more loyalty to each other than they do to the people back home. Senators have to go home every six years and shake enough hands to get reelected. But the real power is in the Senate itself. Once a senator is elected he has access to the huge pile of money that they shift around to who ever needs help. Senators get millions of dollars raised by other senators. The situation in the House is similar, but since the House is so much bigger and stands for election every two years the situation is not quite so obvious.
Imagine how different Congress would be if someone could only serve two terms in the House and one in the Senate. The government would have to return to the people, with the big problem being that the staff would have even more power.
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As Obama launches his second term, it is hard for me to believe that the majority of Americans decided he was the absolute best person to lead this country, and then I have to remind myself that they didn't.
The majority of people who voted preferred Obama over Mitt Romney. It doesn't mean that the people who voted for Obama necessarily agree with him or even like him, but it does mean that in choosing between Romney and Obama they chose Obama.
Obama has indicated that the fact that people voted for him is because they believe in all his policies. It shows what a narcissist Obama is, but doesn't say much else.
People voted for Obama who disagree with most if not all of his policies, but disagreed with Romney more. They voted for him because they didn't think someone as rich as Romney knew anything about the lives they lead. They voted for Obama even though they didn't agree with his policies because he is a black man and they thought it was important to elect a black man to a second term to prove it wasn't a fluke. They voted for Obama because they think Romney fired people and moved jobs offshore just to fill his own pockets. They voted for Obama because they think Obama is a Muslim. They voted for Obama because Romney is a Mormon. They voted for Obama because they think his wife is hot. They voted for Obama because they thought Romney was too old to be president. They voted for Obama because they think he has a cool name. They voted for Obama because they thought he would provide free phones and free health care for them.
Evidently a large number of Republicans didn't vote at all because they didn't think Romney was conservative enough. It makes no sense, but people don't make sense.