The Battered Public Syndrome

The battered wife syndrome is a well-known psychological malady in which an abused partner stays with her abuser, thinking things would be worse without him. They think the separation would be more painful than the beatings and can't really imagine life without their man. For some victims, there finally comes a time when they have had enough and they face the reality that this man is not good for them. He lies to them. He hurts them. Eventually, even his sweet talk falls on deaf ears. Watching the news this week, I have seen clips of our president lying smoothly, comfortably, and repeatedly in his bait and switch sales pitch for the comically named Affordable Health Care Act. "You like your doctor; you can keep your doctor." "You like your plan; you can keep your plan, period." "You will have much better insurance for less money". "Your insurance costs will go down by an average of $2,500. " "This plan will not increase our deficit by one dime." All lies. The public is being...(Read Full Post)