Reckless Disregard:
The Politics of Insincerity

An Essay

by Bill Barich
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Thank you, Mr. Barich, for revealing the lies hidden beneath a mountain of political rhetoric at the GOP convention. This is one essay that should be read by every voter before November 6.

Isn't this what all politicians do?

This was a good and informative essay. Thomas, I know that Democrats do some of the same things as Republicans, but they do not frighten me as much as the Republicans do. Neither Romney nor Ryan are remotely suited for the positions they seek. I know that the race is close, which makes Barich's statement, "quality Americans most prize in a leader-- honesty," is just plain not so, for half of the country (if the polls are even near to being correct) favors this team of Republican truth-slayers, and honesty/truth holds no meaning for them. The Supreme Court is the answer to all of this election nonsense (too mild a word for what it really is), and unless Barack Obama is reelected and gets a chance to make some changes there, or is followed by another Democrat who can do so, then this country will be for many years repairing the damages in many areas (let alone this insane decision on campaign financing), that will surely be done by the Republican Party as it is now. What a huge shame that these amounts of money have been spent on this campaign and those silly conventions. I have to stop, I know.
Thanks, Mr. Barich. I enjoyed this, as well as both of your horse books. I underlined so much in both, and I especially loved the Grateful Dead song lyrics quoted near the end of "Laughing In The Hills". Kauai King-- winner of our Derby and Preakness in 1966--been writing about his life for some time now, am 72 so don't know if gonna' make it. I loved that horse.
I like the honesty and clarity in your writing.