One of the tropes at which I’ve hammered relentlessly since Obama first threw his hat into the presidential ring is that he’s completely and compulsively dishonest. Here’s just a partial list of my posts making that point:
- Someones pants are in flames (April 2008)
- Lies and lying liars (May 2008)
- All lies are not created equal (May 2008)
- Lies (May 2008)
- Those Obama lies (May 2008)
- Obama’s lies are catching up with him (June 2008)
- How long can Obama keep lying before people get mad (June 2009)
- Obama’s lying again (July 2009)
- A liar and his lying lies (August 2009)
- Obama embraces scattershot lie tactic (April 2011)
- What would happen if Obama starred in the Jim Carrey movie “Liar Liar” (January 2012)
If there can be said to be an “Obama lies” train, I boarded it before it left the station. No one can call me a Johnny-come-lately to this one.
That I saw what was happening from the beginning doesn’t mean that I’m not delighted when other people finally figure it out. Sure, I’m a little perplexed by their slow learning curve, considering all the evidence before them for years now, but I still enjoy it when people see the light. People like Merrill Matthews, for example, a contributor to Forbes:
I have come to the point that I cannot believe a thing President Obama says. That’s not quite the same as saying I don’t believe anything he says. When he speaks he may be telling the truth, he may not be, or he may be parsing his words to mislead. But it’s impossible to know which is which?
Matthews then provides chapter and verse for myriad Obama lies. Not all of them, of course, because that’s a book, or perhaps a five-volume series, not just an article. Still, it makes for illuminating reading lest there be anyone out there who hasn’t yet realized that Obama is a narcissist who has only one truth: “I, Barack Hussein Obama, am always correct and virtuous.” Anything that does not protect this core ego identity must be shaped in a way so that, eventually, it does.
With respect to Syria, the president tells us there will be no U.S. boots on the ground. Um, would that be like:
- If you like your health coverage you can keep it. Most people won’t be able to.
- Health insurance premiums for a family would be $2,500 lower by the end of his first term in office. They were actually about $3,000 higher.
- The Obama administration was not responsible for proposing the budget sequester idea. Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward challenged this claim and forced the administration to backtrack.
- Money from the nearly $800 billion stimulus package would be spent on “shovel-ready projects” and unemployment would drop to 5.3 percent by the end of his first term. The president later conceded the projects weren’t as shovel ready as he had hoped and unemployment was 7.9 percent.
- There was nothing Obama could do about Benghazi. Subsequent revelations and congressional testimony have shown just how disengaged or disinterested the administration was.
- The Justice Department told a judge that Fox News reporter James Rosen was a “co-conspirator” and a security threat? The DOJ later apologized and tried to make amends with Washington reporters.
- That Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t know about the Fast and Furious gun-running program? Investigators have found documents confirming that he did have knowledge.
Please, read the rest here.