As an avid NPR listener I am rapidly approaching political overload. Add to that the television programs I watch on a relatively regular basis: The Daily Show, The Rachel Maddow Show and occasionally The Last Word and The Ed Show. Not only are the candidates making quite a few statements that I find disturbing, in the very least, and outrageous, at their worst, but they keep changing their position or are making statements that I find have no logical explanations.
One of the things I like best about The Daily Show are the dueling clips for various politicians. Current clips are shown followed by the politician stating an opposite position months prior. It certainly makes me wonder – do they actually believe in anything they are saying? Apparently I’m in the minority in thinking this since most of them score relatively high in all of the polls taken. Maddow, O’Donnell and Schultz have started doing similar segments as well.
I can’t help wondering why people support these folks who one day like trees and a month later say trees are limiting our oxygen supply and should all be cut down. (I just made that one up – but, hopefully, you get my point).
There are quite a few issues where this is happening. Bloggers and the aforementioned media sources can do a better job of pointing out these seeming discrepancies or outrageous positions much better than I. However, since this is my blog and my opinion, I shall proceed anyway. Since the list continues to grow, I plan to tackle each issue as a separate blog post. And, I might even throw in a gratuitous cat post here and there, just to keep this from becoming too serious and mind-numbing.
So here’s the list so far:
· DISASTER RELIEF
· SMALLER GOVERNMENT
· FEWER REGULATIONS
· NO TO SHARIA LAW
· SOCIAL SECURITY/MEDICARE/MEDICAID
More later………….the litter boxes are calling.