Sunday, January 22, 2012

Social Networking and Politics

In the last few months I have seen an explosion of conservative political postings on Facebook. Some of these postings are propaganda at best and at worst bald face lies. Whether one loves or hates President Obama doesn't matter that much to me, we all have our own reason for our passions.

Where my passion for anger lays is with the congress all 535 members! A President whether Republican or Democrat can have the best plan ever, but the members of congress won't be willing to sit down and discuss it with him. Our President become effectively powerless. That is the position that President Obama is in now.

What strikes me as odd that more of the "Joe the plumber" voters don't see the real difference between Republican campaign promises and Fox News spin and what they actually do.

Here is the spin that was posted on Facebook:

 Shared from

When I saw this it didn't look right. I did some checking and this is what I found.

National Debt as a Percent of National Income @ zFacts

 United States public debt @ Wikipedia

And what about the interest on this dept... Check out

The point I'm trying to make is, how can one call themselves conservative when they seem to be so liberal with the facts.