The Political Junkie offers an outside-looking- in view of the US. Each day, we will highlight news and opinion pieces from around the world that are focused on US politics and policy. Agree or disagree with the opinions you will read but take a few minutes to see yourselves as others see you.
If we allow our leaders to completely abandon any semblance of honesty,
what do we have left? When rancid disinformation stands in the space
where actual information should be, what will grow?
And how can a party that incessantly repeats the mantra that our rights
were granted by God repeatedly violate a basic tenet of almost every
religion: truth-telling? What does it mean when a party that trafficks
in American greatness trades in human horridness?
Romney long ago demonstrated that he was willing to do anything and take
any position — even if they contradicted previous ones — to make it to
the White House. And while that may be fine for him, it shouldn’t be
fine with us.
We deserve better and should demand better. We deserve better than a
weather-vane candidacy that doesn’t care whether it’s being candid. We
deserve better than a party and a presidential aspirant so wanton that
they refuse to let facts get in the way of a fairy tale.