The 2012 election is over but people are still circulating these things. Sour grapes maybe? This time it popped up on Facebook over a picture of Michelle Obama accusing her of having 40 government paid aids compared to any previous first ladies’ 1. It is a total lie but the rabble rousers count on the fact that most people only read headlines and believe anything they read. After all they can’t put it on the internet if it isn’t true! If you believe that, I have some land in the Everglades I could sell you.
The rabble rousers use lies and half truths to promote their cause in attempting to discredit their opponents. They know that people believe what they want to believe and seldom, if ever check the facts. But the discerning readers do check and the Rabble Rousers do not realize that discerning people will find the lie. The fact is that the use of the lie removes all credibility for the cause the Rabble Rousers are trying to promote. Among discerning people, they do more harm than good.
I will not place myself as a member of the Rabble, the un-discerning and the gullible. You are smarter than that too … don’t fall for it. And … if you repeat and circulate the lie it will be assumed that you endorse it. We have no problem in an honest disagreement … but let’s keep it honest.