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Only the players change….

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While roaming the political blogs the last couple of days, I’ve been chilled by the deeply partisan rhetoric on both sides. Rumors abound. Stories manipulated to suit one’s own political agenda. Lies mounted as fact. Facts distorted into lies.

I wonder when people will get over hatefilled politics? Probably never. I keep having to remind myself that it’s been going ever since John Adams was elected president. Yes, I have to keep reminding myself that nothing has changed in political spin for over 200 years. Only the players change.

If there were a truth in advertising law regarding politics, thousands of speechwriters, spin doctors, radio talk show hosts, opinion TV hosts, and heaven only knows how many others would be out of jobs.

They all would have to get productive jobs — jobs that actually created something.

Sadly, truth in political advertising is not going to happen. What would America do without our favorite spin masters, partisan talking heads spouting the party line (even when they don’t believe it), and blustering talk show hosts?

Gee, we might have to think for ourselves rather than have some politico with an agenda do our thinking done for us.

We might…holy cow…even decide to become civil to each other, even we we disagree, and actually discuss what needs to be done and how to accomplish it.

Nah…never gonna happen.

Small mental voice: Nothing has changed, nothing has changed, nothing has changed….

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Written by Valerie Curl

September 7, 2008 at 9:18 PM

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