Top Ten Reasons Politicians LieCan you imagine if there were any honest people in politics? "Oh but, you know, the guy I elected for my state senate is promising me good stuff?" Well? Did it happen? People expect too much from politicians, but what really gets under the people's skin is if these bastards outright lie. There must be some reasons why they lie, right?
Also this list is about politicians lying to the voters, the media, or to other politicians.
As generic as it seems, money appears to be the #1 reason why politicians lie. In fact, it's such a significant reason that it essentially explains all the other reasons on this list. Lining their own pockets with money and spending while the people suffer.
A politician's opponents can vary. Domestic terrorism of any kind is a potential reason why politicians lie, due to the fear of losing their lives, loved ones, or property. Alternatively, other people may be pushing lawsuits or investigations against them.
Should this item speak for itself? I think it should speak for itself.
That eccentric blonde representative from Georgia purposely says and does offensive and obstructive things, all because her voters and supporters have said that she fights against the deep state and the establishment. She can't serve on committees, and just recently, forty-one Republicans voted against her motion, up from a previous eighteen. She has said on the floor of the House that school shootings are absolutely real and that 9/11 did indeed happen.
Even in the face of irrefutable evidence to the contrary.
A strange idiom that has become relevant in recent years.
"Hey, I promise you guys free stuff!" And for some reason, that lie works every time. All those things catering to the voters' feelings? Yep.
This usually doesn't happen until you get to politicians who have been exposed. But it's still relevant.
Whatever that may be. Who knows? But it's usually something corrupt.
Deepfakes are becoming increasingly more realistic, to the point that you might believe the subjects have actually said what is depicted. If anyone remembers how the presidential campaigns between Romney and Obama went, statements were taken out of context the vast majority of the time.
Perhaps I'm running out of ideas for this list already? But since US politics, in particular, is a web of lies, Congress is a complete circus.
Basically the opposite of what captures the voters' spirit. Due to the often antagonistic feelings of voters, politicians cater to those emotions.