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May 12, 2010
The shameless, shocking hypocrisy and lies of President Obama
Peter Wehner of Commentary has done us a service. He has written a piece that goes into detail about what can only be construed as Obama's numerous and continuing outright lies.
Too numerous to list here, a sample will have to do:
Mr. Obama is also the person who, when he was running for the presidency, promised all health-care negotiations would be broadcast on C-SPAN (They weren't.), that he would accept public financing for his campaign (He didn't.), that he would put an end to "phony accounting" (He hasn't.), that lobbyists will not work in his White House (They do.), that he would slash earmarks by more than half (He has not.), that he opposed giving Miranda rights to terrorists (He favors them.), that he was against an individual health-care mandate (He supported it.), and that he would resist the temptation "to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long" (He succumbed to the temptation.).Ed Lasky adds to the list:
Where, I wonder, does Mr. Obama rank these statements on his cherished Truth Meter?
And what are we to make of the fact that the very paragraph from Obama's speech where he laments the lack of truth in public statements includes - you guessed it - a false statement by Obama?
In his commencement address, Obama insists he doesn't know how to work an iPod. But here's an item that appeared on the Huffington Post on June 25, 2008:
WASHINGTON - Bob Dylan. Yo-Yo Ma. Sheryl Crow. Jay-Z. These aren't musical acts in a summer concert series: They're artists featured on Barack Obama's iPod.
"I have pretty eclectic tastes," the Democratic presidential contender said in an interview to be published in Friday's issue of Rolling Stone.
Is that distant sound we hear the Truth Meter going off again?
He lies all the time He lied about how often he attended services at Jeremiah Wright's church; he lied about how his parents met; how his uncle liberated Auschwitz; how his dad came to this country. The guy just lies about his own background and life. What a phony...and, btw, for someone who decries people's use of IPODs, why did he give one to Queen Elizabeth as a diplomatic gift - one filled with his own speeches. How priceless!Obama appears to save his most consistent lying, as Ed points out, in his background information. He knows that if his ordinary, unremarkable life were to be exposed, the mystique he has so carefully built up over the years would be damaged, perhaps even destroyed.
That, and the almost dead certainty that Obama was a student radical during his college years. He may - or may not - have moderated many of his views. But his continued flirtation with radical leftists in the way he chooses his friends and associates would give the American people pause to re-elect him - if the press could ever bring itself to do its job.
Read the rest of Peter's piece. It will make you wonder if this guy ever tells the truth about anything.