How to tell when Obama’s about to lie during the upcoming presidential debates

There’s an old joke:  “How can you tell when a politician is lying?  His lips are moving.”

During this presidential campaign season, that joke is almost accurate when it comes to Obama.  It’s not 100% accurate, though, because he does say occasionally things that are true.  For example, when he showed up on The View, he said he was just there as “eye candy.”  That was the truth, because he really should have been dealing with the murder of American citizens and the attacks on American embassies on the anniversary of 9/11.  Anything else was a purely decorative exercise.

Since Obama doesn’t lie 100% of the time, it helps to know when he’s leading up to, or is actually in the act of, lying.  Sometimes we know this because we know the facts better than he assumes we do.  But on arcane matters, you just have to look for the Obama “poker tells.”  Hugh Hewitt explains.

As for me, I’m looking forward to the debates.  In 2008, Obama had no record and he faced off against a deferential opponent who, whatever other virtues he had, was an appalling bad debater.  This time, Obama has a long record to defend, and his opponent is smarter than he is, more educated than he is, more knowledgeable than he is, and has been burnished in a painful and bruising primary season.  In other words, for those of us who don’t like Obama, if Romney is willing to show some intestinal fortitude, this should be fun.

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  • lee

    I did love the idea of a drinking game… Things are so depressing right now, downing a shot for every strawman the One trots out would drown one’s sorrows…but it might also lead to alcohol poisoning….

  • Mike Devx

    Not the Obama Strawman drinking game!  I don’t have enough space in my entire house to hold the bottles of liquor that would be required for that one.  We are faced with exactly two choices for this upcoming debate: Drink early and drink often, or raise taxes.  Which are you going to choose?

    And THAT was my very own Obama-like Strawman.


  • Mike Devx

    I was actually crushed by disappointment in the 2008 debates.  Obama held his own against McCain in every single debate, and even won one of them, in my opinion.

    When I watch (and judge) the debates, I try to pretend I’m one of my middle of the road Democrat family members from Michigan, watching.  When Obama practices extensively for debates – as I believe he did in 2008 – he survives very well without his teleprompter.  Romney HAS to move Obama off of his memorized glibness.  If he can rattle Obama… GAME ON!
    Obama is skilled at the strawmen and the deceitful arguments.  He’ll have them down pat and they will roll smoothly.  Romney had better be prepared to challenge effectively.  I am hoping he’s ready.  God knows McCain wasn’t.

  • Ymarsakar

    “A state may be ruled by (measures of) correction; weapons of
    war may be used with crafty dexterity; (but) the kingdom is made one’s
    own (only) by freedom from action and purpose.
    How do I know that it is so? By these facts:–In the kingdom the
    multiplication of prohibitive enactments increases the poverty of the
    people; the more implements to add to their profit that the people
    have, the greater disorder is there in the state and clan; the more
    acts of crafty dexterity that men possess, the more do strange
    contrivances appear; the more display there is of legislation, the
    more thieves and robbers there are.
    Therefore a sage has said, ‘I will do nothing (of purpose), and the
    people will be transformed of themselves; I will be fond of keeping
    still, and the people will of themselves become correct. I will take
    no trouble about it, and the people will of themselves become rich; I
    will manifest no ambition, and the people will of themselves attain to
    the primitive simplicity.”-Tao Te Ching
    Make no mistake, the truth about human governance was known long before the US was  born yet the educated class of elite megalomaniacs have no conception of what the ancients knew