Sometimes public figures should think before opening their mouths.

It Peeves Me

First I must say I am no way involved in politics or have any wish to be; however I have decided since I have a blog I’ll write about something that get’s “all up in my crawl” (as my southern girlfriends would say.)

Of late I have read (and heard) multiple times where people (mostly public figures) say something that has caused public uproar.  Then to save face, they try to backtrack (clarify what they really said) and state we (the public) misunderstood the point they were trying to get across.  That we (the public) are the ones who took what they stated entirely wrong.  That what they meant to say was actually the OPPOSITE of what they…ahem….SAID!

A Piece of Advice

If you say what you feel or believe…have some character and STAND BY it. Back it up, don’t waiver, crack, or change your story to appease the populous. If you know you’ll be speaking on a hot point topic, complete your due-diligence, get your facts right, decide where you stand on the topic and why, and most importantly…make your stand and not act like a wimpish human when your position is challenged.

I am tired of hearing people (mostly politicians, or someone running for a public office…yeah, mostly politicians) make a comment, then because it isn’t popular they retract their statement.  Really?  I understand clarification is sometimes necessary; however clarification is that… clarification and not a total turn-about.

If you are running for an office, elected position or speak publicly, you should be old enough to know you cannot please all of the people all of the time.  If you run on a particular platform for your campaign….STICK TO IT if you should be elected or appointed for a specific office, do no say one thing to get elected, then change your direction when you gain office.

Lastly, if you are going to open your mouth to speak, make sure you are educated on the topic and not just “puke” a bunch of crapola off the top of your brain (if you actually possess said organ.)

Perfect Example of Vomit Mouth/Brain

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Perfect example would be Rush Limbaugh….not that he retracted his comment regarding his “prostitute” statement last year (that I am aware), but he said something that was foolish, unwarranted, and clearly showed he was misguided in his “good judgement.” You can read the article on CNN’s website here.   Rush fully demonstrated that he was uneducated on the topic, or is just plain ignorant in good judgement before speaking on it.  Don’t get me wrong, I have listened to Rush for years, I agreed with him on a lot of things and disagreed on others.  Unfortunately because of his free for all vomiting of the mouth, Rush has fallen from his pedestal and cannot get up.

Another example of crapola for brains would be when Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) suggested that rape needed to be classified as “legitimate rape” and that women who are raped can’t get pregnant.”  WHAT?!

What has America come to?  Why do we shrug off the ridiculous comments and let people stay in office or the lime-lite?  We need to take America back and hold elected officials and public figure accountable for their statements and their actions.

(Thanks for letting me vent ya’ll.)

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2 Responses to Sometimes public figures should think before opening their mouths.

  1. Does that feel better, honey? You obviously needed to get that off your chest…and no wonder! I’m not political and I’m not American, so I can’t comment on the particular cases you mention, but, in general, what you say is true over here too. It gets under my skin too.
    Christine

    • Mendy Kelley says:

      Hi Christine, yet it feels better to vent sometimes, don’t you agree? Hopefully we’ll start being wiser with our choices and take a stand for ourselves when politicians renege on their platform and campaign promises or when they spurt out brain crapola. Thanks for stopping by and replying.

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