Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Election Angle

What convenient conviction
will you wear today?

Which way will you tell
the facts?
Which way will you sell
your acts?

What convenient conviction
will you swear today?


Mary, over at dVerse Poets' Pub asked us to write about some aspect of news.  It seems that all I'm hearing is campaign rhetoric.  Click on the link and see what news everyone else is sharing.


27 comments:

  1. oy, and tomorrow it will be different
    and i have to wonder why we still believe them....

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  2. Same here, we are in the midst of election fever ~ Everyone is selling their acts ~

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    1. And I'm cynical and sick of it already!

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  3. Hi, Mary - today the news here was really bad. I like your question - every day, some new version or approximation of the story of the day.

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  4. Ugh, this is so true. Many candidates seem to stand up for only what will get them votes. So lame.

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    1. Yes, integrity seems to be a thing of the past.

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  5. Really there should be truth in the news

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  6. Short and to the point....every day a new story.

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  7. So true. Sometimes, we are completely surprised! But, far too often we're left hoping and wishing, only to be let down.

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  8. a campaign rhetoric indeed!!....same everywhere...you've captivated it brilliantly..

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  9. Swaying indecision just going with the wind..

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  10. Packs a pow, Mary! It is far too convenient to slip into one conviction and out of another like last years fashion… like school girls dressing a certain way for popularity.

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  11. Agh, it's pretty terrible. You've made it short (and not so sweet.) Thanks. k.

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  12. Ah the convenient conviction - love how you worded that. I so loathe it, and it prevails much more often than it should. Especially in the public eye.

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  13. Why voters are taken in by their words? The politicians get it easy as most voters are too gullible to question them. Voters are too nice! Nice lines Mary!

    Hank

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  14. Gosh I misread the title and I was almost shocked . . . lol

    We have strong reservations here about the integrity of politicians ~ whatever political persuasion they represent they have lost our trust and young people especially don't give any of them the time of day. 20 years ago we had a dispirited gentleman called Screaming Lord Such representing The Monster Raving Loony Party and he got a lot of votes . . . . lol

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