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Can't Make a Choice Based on Lies

Robert474 Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 1:19 AM
So much talk about the presidential elections when the ball is in Congress. Remember, they approve or disapprove plans, they make laws, and they also hold the purse string. Choose your congressman and senators wisely. The president only proposes and Congress approves or disposses those proposals. just saying.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Both presidential candidates describe this election as the most important choice in a generation and insist that the outcome will fatefully shape the direction of government and society.

But voters can’t make a meaningful decision when the discussion during the last month of the campaign (and, undoubtedly, much of the televised debate on Wednesday night) will be based on shameless, embarrassing lies.

Those lies flow most egregiously (but not exclusively) from the President of the United States.

Every day Barack Obama frames the electoral decision as a stark choice...