Itchy Ears

The truth doesn’t seem to mean much to those who claim the mantle of national leadership these days. Worse yet, it appears to matter even less to those who follow those same so-called leaders.

‘If you like your healthcare,” President Obama promised, “you can keep your healthcare.”

While hundreds went to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march across the city’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said it wasn’t about celebrating ‘voter rights.’

“Folks who are clearly out here marching because they believe that reproductive rights continue to be threatened in this country, and particularly in the South,” Harris-Perry said. “This is truly motivated by what the president has called, and, of course, in quoting Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘the fierce urgency of now.’”

Then there is Hillary Clinton, who claimed ‘convenience,’ as the reason she used a private e-mail account to conduct State Department business.

“Looking back, it would have been better for me to use two separate phones and two separate e-mail accounts,” Clinton said. “I thought using one device would be simpler. Obviously, it hasn’t worked out that way.”

Finally, Senator Harry Reid issued a message to the 47 Senate Republicans who signed onto a letter to Iranian leadership, instructing them on how our U.S. Constitution works.

“I’m disappointed that some of my Republican colleagues are destroying the long tradition of bipartisanship in defending Israel and stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” Reid said. “We’re witnessing a fundamental test of Republicans’ ability to govern. They’re treating nuclear negotiations as a chance to play political games.”

With such tripe being bantered about it’s not hard to think about how 2 Timothy 4:3-4 reads: “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”

Activist Gloria Steinem said it best for the Progressive who may be reading this: “The truth will set you free — but first it will piss you off.”

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