Top Ten Reasons Politicians Lie

Can 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.
The Top Ten
1 They are trying to make money

As generic as it seems, money appears to be the number one 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.

2 They are being threatened by their opponents

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.

3 They are openly narcissistic

Should this item speak for itself? I think it should speak for itself.

4 They know their most dedicated followers will always vouch for them

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.

5 They believe that if a lie is told enough times, it will eventually become truth

A strange idiom that has become relevant in recent years.

6 They know what catches the voters' spirit

"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.

7 They are trying to save face

This usually doesn't happen until you get to politicians who have been exposed. But it's still relevant.

8 They are working with their party's agenda

Whatever that may be. Who knows? But it's usually something corrupt.

9 They are trying to combat another politician's lies with their own

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.

10 They try to dissaude people from voting their opponents

Basically the opposite of what captures the voters' spirit. Due to the often antagonistic feelings of voters, politicians cater to those emotions.

The Contenders
11 They are held hostage
12 They want to fit in
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