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Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

Written by Peter Grear on 01 April 2014.

Travis Holt Educate, Organize and Mobilize: I’m a supporter of President Obama and write this as my first response to an attack on him by someone I presume to be a Republican, right winger suffering from “Obama Derangement Syndrome.”  On March 22, 2014 the Star News of Wilmington, NC published a letter to the editor entitled “Obama’s Deceitful” written by Scott McKinnon of Wilmington. Mr. McKinnon wrote that “There is no greater character flaw than lying. ...”  I’ll not take issue with that but would like to know if he knows someone who hasn’t lied.  An image in the mirror can be a consideration.  His position was that Obama “repeatedly lied about keeping your policy and your doctor and promised you would save money.”   I suggest that Mr. McKinnon was correct on the issues of keeping your policy and your doctor.  However, his conclusion about saving money is both premature and debatable. 

Also, Mr. McKinnon continues his assertions about the President being a liar and lists Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious and NSA as examples to prove it.  The fact of the matter is that these assertions are all debatable and I’ve seen no empirical evidence that would support his premature conclusions.  These conclusions are no more than right-wing, Republican nonsense.

So let’s take a look at a real lie, a proven lie that I presume Mr. McKinnon supports.   The lie is that Voter ID laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud.  This is the lie that Republicans in general, Mr. McKinnon and more than 30 Republican controlled legislatures are asserting nationwide to justify Voter ID and other voter suppression laws and tactics.  This lie based effort of voter suppression is immoral, un-democratic and un-American.

Let me conclude and suggest that when Mr. McKinnon takes a look in the mirror; this is what he’ll see.  He’ll see a person living a lie, the same lie that right-wing Republicans and their compliant supporters are living.  The lie is that voter ID laws are needed to prevent voter fraud.  Which is worse, telling a lie or living a lie?  #defeatvotersuppression

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