Lies and Damn Lies
February 12, 2019
Newly minted Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC for short,) announced proudly that her Green New Deal was indeed a massive take-over by the government. Then, 24 hours later, she totally denied that statement. The first draft said people should not be forced to work to receive a guaranteed annual income. Mysteriously, in a subsequent draft that line disappeared — though not the proposal for a guaranteed annual income.
30 years ago, Elizabeth Warren put on her application to practice law in Texas that her ethnic origin was “American Indian” — the same designation she claimed on her Harvard application to qualify for cheaper education.
Now, however, just prior to her announcement to run for president, she says she is no longer an American Indian.
During the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats said that the sexual assault allegations made by Christine Ford should be automatically believed and taken at face value. Just the fact there were allegations, they said, should disqualify Brett Kavanaugh from consideration. But now, many Democrats say the sexual assault allegations from multiple women against the Democrat Lt. Governor of Virgnia should be ignored — or carefully investigated before any action is considered against the Lt. Gov.
These are just three of the multitude of hypocrisies and lies being undertaken by Democrats in their unyielding effort to torpedo Donald Trump or to move their socialist agenda forward.
There are many more examples. Here are just two more I found a bit confounding.
At her swearing-in ceremony, a Muslim woman just elected to Congress from Michigan called Donald Trump a bully. Then, to prove she had no idea what the word “bully” means, she called him a mother-fu*ker and threatened immediate impeachment.
A second Muslim, also elected from Minnesota, held her head in her hands during the State of the Union Address while many in the room chanted “USA, USA.” She was visibly upset by the show of patriotism. Even though she is a member of the United States Congress, she obviously can’t stand the idea that some still take pride in our country.
If you think you are confused today, just wait. There are already 10 Democrats (socialists) running for president. And they’ve already started stepping all over one another to see which can lurch furthest to the left -promising everything to everyone.
Medicare for all, free education, guaranteed pay checks (work or no work,) welfare, housing, and more — all spewing from the campaign speeches of Democrat candidates.
The one thing you can absolutely take to the bank is that amidst the promises, truth will be harder to find than a roll of toilet paper in a Venezuelan grocery store. In fact, I’m certain Warren’s claim to American Indian ancestry will seem like a modest oversight compared to the exaggerations, hypocrisies, and outright lies of Democrat presidential candidates.
To help avoid the confusion that’s inevitable as we witness the promises, hyperbole, deceit, and hypocrisy coming from Democrats as they promise one free gift after another during the next 18 months, just keep asking, “how will that get paid for?” If the only answer is tax the rich, then you can be sure you’ve not just been told a lie, but a damn lie.
John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.