Politician: Joe Lieberman
Office: Former U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Political affiliation: Independent
Quote: "The violence in the entertainment culture, particularly with the extraordinary realism to video games and movies now, does cause vulnerable young men, particularly, to be more violent."
Date: 2012

When politicians don't have the facts and studies to back up their principles, never fear - they can always pull them directly from their asses. Lieberman claims that there is a link between video games and violence, but long-term studies continue to be inconclusive, and the links are non-existent or weak at best. Owning a virtual gun continues to be less dangerous than owning a real gun. Joe, instead of kicking on video games, why not talk about gun control and education? Or the stigma of mental health issues? Or economic disparity? Nah, those problems are multi-faceted and complex. Why have the difficult conversations when you can have the easy ones?