Barack Obama, Pants on Fire

Now we have hard documented evidence that President Obama will go before an audience and lie to their faces.

Remember the video, released the night before last week's debate, from June 5, 2007?  The one where Obama alleged to a black audience that the federal government had not waived the Stafford Act requirements for New Orleans after Katrina like they did for New York after 9/11 or for Florida after Hurricane Andrew?  The implication was obviously that this was because the federal government doesn't care as much about New Orleans or its "predominantly black" inhabitants.

Thomas Sowell clears up a bit about the president's then, ahem, "confusion" on this matter in his latest piece at Townhall:

 If you want to know what community organizers do, this is it -- rub people's emotions raw to hype their resentments. And this was Barack Obama in his old community organizer role, a role that should have warned those who thought that he was someone who would bring us together, when he was all too well practiced in the arts of polarizing us apart.

Why is the date of this speech important? Because, less than two weeks earlier, on May 24, 2007, the United States Senate had in fact voted 80-14 to waive the Stafford Act requirement for New Orleans, as it had waived that requirement for New York and Florida. More federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans than was spent in New York after 9/11 and in Florida after hurricane Andrew, combined.

Truth is not a job requirement for a community organizer. Nor can Barack Obama claim that he wasn't present the day of that Senate vote, as he claimed he wasn't there when Jeremiah Wright unleashed his obscene attacks on America from the pulpit of the church that Obama attended for 20 years.

Unlike Jeremiah Wright's church, the U.S. Senate keeps a record of who was there on a given day. The Congressional Record for May 24, 2007 shows Senator Barack Obama present that day and voting on the bill that waived the Stafford Act requirement. Moreover, he was one of just 14 Senators who voted against -- repeat, AGAINST -- the legislation which included the waiver.

Not only was the Stafford Act waived by Congress two weeks before Barack Obama went all Kanye West in this speech in 2007, but Barack Obama voted against the bill that waived it.  It is impossible to think that Barack Obama "forgot" that he took part in the vote that waived the financing requirement for New Orleans, and it is equally impossible that he "forgot" that he voted against waiving that financial obligation for New Orleans.  In a manner of speaking, Obama was speaking of himself when warning the audience about the bad guy trying to take money from poor New Orleans.  So there can be no denying that it was an outright and particularly deceitful lie told for the sole purpose of rousing the rabble and fabricating the specter of racism. 

This is a bombshell.  It completely and utterly destroys whatever remnants of credibility remain that Barack Obama is an honest man -- and right before the election.  It proves that millions of sobbing fans in 2008 were duped by someone only too willing to lie to their faces if it would generate a feeling of social resentment and further his political ends.  But Sowell seems to know, as we all do, that the media at large will discount this damning revelation of dishonesty and this proof of Obama's sinister design -- and they have done so for nearly a week, as it has been reported many times in one way or another.  Sowell writes:

Some people in the media have tried to dismiss this and other revelations of Barack Obama's real character that have belatedly come to light as "old news." But the truth is one thing that never wears out. The Pythagorean Theorem is 2,000 years old, but it can still tell you the distance from home plate to second base (127 ft.) without measuring it. And what happened five years ago can tell a lot about Barack Obama's character -- or lack of character.

As we near the finish line on the 2012 election, it is clear that we cannot rely on the leftist shills in the media to relay this information.  Thankfully, however, we do have intellectual leaders like Thomas Sowell and others with an unshakable dedication to truth, and likewise, it is our responsibility to share this truth.  Do not be deterred by those who write off this information as right-wing fear-mongering before even observing the indestructible case you offer -- those people are beyond reason's grasp.  There are millions who can still see truth, so tell it to all who will listen.  "Truth is incontrovertible," Winston Churchill once said.  "Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."

And that truth is, now unequivocally proven by facts that anyone with an ounce of sense can ably see, that Barack Obama is a liar.  And given the fear and anger that his lies stir in his target communities, he's a dangerous one.

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