Here we go! In this tremendous age of information technology, I find it almost ludicrous that the American people are frustrated that we are being lied to in many ways from all corners of our political spectrum. Obama makes a speech about American companies being "lazy" in attracting new foreign investors and Romney and Perry come out with ads that say: "The President has called the American PEOPLE lazy!" For those too busy just trying to eak out a living, this type of "half truth" perception is oftentimes believed as pure truth. And Michael Steele (former head of the RNC) on Chris Matthews Hardball just dismisses it as "well, come on -- that's the way politics works -- everybody does it!" Has it ALWAYS been a, "It doesn't have to BE the truth -- it only has to be a perception of the truth," world? Is our politics destined to be ruled by those who are the better liars? If sports games can be won by those who commit the better fouls and not get caught, do the American people have a right to insist that those we elect should AT LEAST have some degree of integrity or have we been reduced to an "anything goes" mentality? I wonder if we could reduce some of this if heavy fines were leveled against those who intentionally deceive the public? It's almost "funny" that our TV programs are "censored" by a group that deems some content as being "inappropriate" for the masses -- but in our realm of politics we can lie through our teeth and buy as much air time as our pocketbook allows and it airs "freely" for all to see. I know, I know "Caveat Emptor" & "Freedom of speech" --- but it just seems that the system should be changed so that blatant lies carry a rating or are outrightly "banned"! And........I'll finish with an "old" quote that applies to both the Conservatives AND the Progressives: "Remember -- the DEVIL is a liar!" Your thoughts?