The news media, across the board, keeps trying to sell us on issues based on polls. Today, we’re being told that the American people support a deal with Iran. Now, what does that even mean? First, “a deal” is a vague term, as evidenced that this “deal” on a “framework” has the Obama administration walking away with one understanding of the “deal” and the Iranians hitting the airwaves spouting a much different understanding.
Most Americans can’t even locate Iran on the map, have no clue about the ramifications of Iran acquiring a nuclear arsenal and quite frankly “most Americans” haven’t bothered to learn even the rudimentary facts about this situation to offer an opinion worth paying any attention to. This is the problem with our entire culture – we’ve got a clueless citizenry that is easily led, we’ve got venal politicians who will lie, cheat, and say just about anything to remain in power and we’ve got a lazy, ignorant bunch of clowns masquerading as “professional journalists” who feed us meaningless drivel like this endless stream of poll numbers. So, even though the vast majority of Americans know absolutely nothing about Iran or the deal, the President and his minions, thanks to pollsters and the gullible media, can proudly announce that the American people support a deal with Iran.
Government by popular opinion equates to the new mob rule model. I await a politician to have the guts to stand up and say, “My stance on this issue IS NOT popular, but let me explain my principles and view of the issue.”