As with any good professional wrestling match, the actors on the political stage read (scream) their lines with all the conviction they can muster spewing invective and ad hominem attacks at one and all. During the primary election period, they libel and slander those of their own road show troupe. When the cycle moves into the national election period, they sully and defame members of the other acting troupe who have been chosen to be on that repertory company's ticket--the poster boys (or girls, as the case may be).
That they all knowingly lie is a given. It has become a part of the process to see video of an actor speaking lines the day after he or she has denied ever speaking those lines. For example, Ms Palin and Ms Clinton--like all the other performers--had both been caught out in the most outrageous lies but, really, what standard should we apply to professional wrestlers and their kind?
All of this "reality" is scripted to service those who foot the bills and the game--whether it's Jersey Shore, wrestling or the Republican/Democrat carnival--is to inculcate the viewing audience with confusion and conflicting messages to the point that the truth is out of reach and clarity becomes a fictional concept from some parallel universe.
The sponsors who pay the bills understand that some wrestlers are more popular and attract more viewers and goodwill. When a less popular wrestler seems to be gaining traction, the authors of the script will have the less attractive performer commit an act or utter an epithet so repulsive as to ensure the scripted success of their incumbent star. This is as true in wrestling and TV soap operas as it is in political performances.
Do they all lie? Well, which of them has explained the difference between the United States of America and the United States? Has any one of them explained the difference between Virginia and the State of Virginia?
Have any of them countered concerns about the constitutionality of the NDAA or banning contraception by saying, "You must be referring to the antebellum constitution of the United States of America of 1787 but we're functioning under the Limited Liability Act of 1851, the Emergency War Powers, 12 Stat. 319, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and the constitutional provision allowing Congress authority to pass any law Congress wishes within the ten-mile square territory of Washington, DC."
The 14th Amendment was proclaimed ratified in 1868. Within that framework, on February 21st, 1871, Congress passed the District of Columbia Organic Act, Forty-first Congress, Session III, Chapter 62, page 419, 16 Stat. 419, “An Act to provide a Government for the District of Columbia,” which act was revised in 1874 and reorganized June 8, 1878, 20 Stat. 102, Chap 180, 45th Congress, 2nd Session, “An Act providing a permanent form of government for the District of Columbia.” This “government” is a private corporation now known and copyrighted by such names as “The United States Government,” “United States,” “U.S.,” “U.S.A.,” etc., all referenced herein as “US Inc.”
So, let's have no more frivolous claims about the "constitutionality" of oppressive acts to which you give your consent by registering to vote in the US polling procedure.
It's time for my Grand Marnier. I'll be downstairs.