Condo Cranks and Democrat Lies
Helping to manage the condominium complex I live in while in Florida has helped me to understand politics. Specifically it has helped me to understand why so many people cannot see through the distortions and lies Democrat politicians tell about every aspect of their programs and about their opponents.
Democrat lies seem so obvious that I never could figure out why anyone would believe them. For example, President Obama stopped all drilling in the Gulf and has greatly reduced drilling in many areas of the United States, but because President Bush advanced policies and made decisions that have led to more drilling and more oil production, the production of oil has increased recently. Now whenever you look at television you see Obama or one of his supporters taking credit for the increase in oil production. This is dishonest, but very typical.
The lies that Obama has told about reducing the debt and about his Obamacare plan have been obvious and outrageous, yet Democrat talking heads are on television every day to deny them, and the mainstream press defends them.
You have to be brain-dead or a committed leftist to believe or ignore the lies and deceits of the Democrats. It’s like managing a condo where some of the residents are totally divorced from reality. We are now going through the shocks of the housing market meltdown, and some condo owners have walked away from their units leaving the remaining owners to finance the operations. Some of these remaining owners seem to believe that this is a nefarious scheme on the part of Board members to relieve them of their money. I never would have believed that so many people in one place could have such delusions and be so divorced from reality.
It’s like Democrat voters – divorced from reality on 1. the causes of the housing crash, 2. the necessity for reducing entitlements before the USA goes broke, 3. the eventual effect of all the borrowing Obama is doing, 4. the reasons for the spike in oil prices, 5. the loss of freedoms we are all suffering by Obama’s attacks on the Constitution and the thousands of new regulations he has imposed, etc., etc., etc.
Two of these condo cranks have even begun an email campaign to try to discredit the current Board by making false charges and accusations. They are also demanding proof of foreclosures when there have not yet been any actual foreclosures. This course of action was triggered by the Board’s decision to impose a $200 special assessment, payable in two installments, in order to make up for the unpaid fees from the owners of the empty units in order that the association have the cash to pay its bills. These cranks don’t believe that THEY should have to pay anything to keep the condo association solvent.
My answer to all this is that I should fight the lies and disinformation with truth, just as Republicans like Paul Ryan are doing to try to save Medicare and Social Security with a dose of the truth. I have started sending out e-mails and letters explaining the state of the housing market and of the foreclosure situation for condos in Florida, and the legal limits on the actions that a condo board can take, given walkaways by owners who are way under water with their units.
Hopefully, the truth will prevail; so far, unfortunately, the truth hasn’t seemed to prevail in national politics.
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