EDITOR: Doesn't anyone else find it amusing that anyone would suggest that one political party over another is lying more? A recent letter to the editor from Michael Jon Hall suggests that Mary Burke is lying about Scott Walker's unemployment figures. Politifact Wisconsin agrees.
But that is the case -but isn't that the pot calling the kettle black? Or how about "remove the log in your eye and then you can see the speck in your brother's eye."
Gov. Scott Walker made a campaign promise that he would add 250,000 new private sector jobs by the end of his first term. He is a long way from meeting this. He also said he was not going to be "union busting." He did. Apparently he doesn't think unions had anything to do with bringing good wages and benefits to employees across this country.
Hall's rules for political ads should apply across the board to all political parties and anyone groups. We, the voters, need to be savvy enough to separate the facts from fiction and to acknowledge that if we support known lies, it is because we choose to do so based on our bigotry, racism, prejudices or unwillingness to be impartial.
Until we are willing to respect that differences of opinion can be stated without lies or that winning an election can be done without lies, we will never be free.