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Forum Post: If a politician can't be trusted about small matters...

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 1, 2012, 7:58 p.m. EST by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV
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The standard for politicians seems to lie, cheat, and steal until they're caught then go on as if nothing has happened.

So, Paul Ryan on a conservative talk show bragged about his younger, marathon-running days. "I was fast when I was younger," Ryan told the host. His best marathon time he said was "Under three, high twos. I had a two hour and fifty-something."

Since personal honor is so out of date, I doubt if Ryan has even blushed as his true "marathon history" has been revealed. He ran only one marathon, when he was twenty years old: 4 hours, 1 minute, 25 seconds. Yes, sir, he was really smoking, but it all came from his mouth at the talk show.

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[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

They only lie as much as an apathetic public stands for it.

[-] 1 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

The blame doesn't rest entirely on public apathy. Most Americans have been spoon fed the party line, since they were infants. A counter culture has developed as OWS proves, but a long road lies ahead to finally have most workers open their eyes and recognize the true villains.

[-] 1 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

Ooops, I forgot to post the link to source when I posted the original, and for some reason, the edit function doesn't work on the original posts.

http://news.yahoo.com/paul-ryan-trips-over-marathon-183056261--abc-news-politics.html

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

The system is a magnet for narcissistic criminals.

Where else can you legally commit insider trading fraud, and become a millionaire in your first couple of years in work?

[-] 1 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

Or where else can people repeatedly lie and not be publicly humiliated. Oh, wait, that's the American standard: a two-faced eagle.