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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:56 PM

"The fact of the matter is..." and "Americans want (or don't want)..." PSA:

When you hear a politician, almost always a Republican, preface a statement with either of these two phrases, you can bet you're about to hear something that's just not true and you'll win that bet 99.99% of the time.

"The fact of the matter" never is a fact.
You're supposed to believe it's a fact because they just told you it is.
Don't fall for this.


When a politician says "Americans want this" or "Americans don't want that" he's really just expressing his (or her) personal opinion about something he's either for or against.

Sometimes they'll say "ALL Americans" or "MOST Americans".
No office holder from a STATE speaks for ALL, or most, or really even ANY Americans except possibly those who elected him.
And he may just be speaking for lobbyists who have paid him big bucks to be 'for' or 'against'.

The only elected official who COULD claim to speak for 'all' or 'most' Americans is the president of the United States. And sometimes he gets it wrong.

I hope this PSA has been of some benefit and will help you to make more informed decisions in the future.



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Reply "The fact of the matter is..." and "Americans want (or don't want)..." PSA: (Original post)
trof Jan 2013 OP
trof Jan 2013 #1
WillyT Jan 2013 #3
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #4
Bandit Jan 2013 #2
trof Jan 2013 #5
annabanana Jan 2013 #6
trof Jan 2013 #8
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #7
trof Jan 2013 #9

Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:30 PM

1. I feel this IMPORTANT PSA has fallen on deaf ears.

I feel underappreciated.

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Response to trof (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:47 PM

3. I Appreciate You trof... K & R !!!






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Response to trof (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:50 PM

4. Aw, I appreciate you, trof!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:43 PM

2. My comment to this is.......Duhhhh

Preaching to the choir....

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Response to Bandit (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:55 PM

5. Aw, you got it.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:00 PM

6. And we will now return you to your scheduled

astonished outrage.

(I Lurves ya trof)

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Response to annabanana (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:08 PM

8. <chuckle>

Lurve ya back.
And your astonished outrage.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:06 PM

7. "Most Americans...": One of their more annoying habits.

But then, they've got so many annoying habits, I've just found it easier to mentally "switch off" whenever they open their mouths.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:10 PM

9. This is a favorite of Mitch McConnell.

Every time I hear Turtleman say "Americans want ..." I want to throw a brick at the TV.

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