Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) didn't have a great deal of luck selling his snake oil in Saulte Sainte Marie, Michigan when about a dozen constituents called bullshit. Benishek, in his attempt to justify Ryan Paul's budget, makes the claim that “There are no government subsidies for oil” which of course is bullshit.
After turning to health care, he makes a false claim that
“We have the highest life spans in the world”
The folks quickly pointed out that the U.S had a much lower life expectancy than most countries with universal health coverage. As a matter of fact, the U.S. ranks 50th.
Benishek states “I don’t believe that’s true” . So, is this ignorance? Denial?
“How can you not know that, you’re a medical doctor?” a woman asked.
It seems that today's political dialog has become contaminated with pure bullshit. Politicians as well as their blogging advocates no longer even try to hide their dishonesty. Words no longer have meaning. Constructive debate appears to have been overcome with shear delusional lies. Lies, after being debunked, are repeated as if reality wasn't even a factor. This blog is intended to address the nonsense that many of today's politicians and their blogging cohorts try to pass off as real. Comments are welcomed but must stay within the parameters of reality while maintaining an objective of dialog rather than diatribe.