The country is awash in lies, double speak and a failure to exercise common sense. Politicians lie to everyone including supporters. Banks and insurance companies cheat customers without an ounce of shame. Opponents of health-care reform lie about what proposals really say. And Republicans equivocate about whether President Obama is actually American-born instead of saying ‘there are some nuts in our party; we call them “birthers”, just ignore them.’ House Whip, Eric Cantor blames flak about the birther thing on the media that, admittedly, recognizes a juicy item when it falls into their lap.

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