The Lies of Obama


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When politicians are caught out in lies, their supporters often resort to the old cliché: all politicians lie. But that is itself a lie: most don’t. Even among those who do, there are enormous differences in the importance and frequency of the lies. And it is surely now clear that this nation has a far from routine problem in the scale and regularity of President Obama’s lying.

When politicians lie they are usually trying to avoid political damage, or to make themselves look good. Bill Clinton lied (and got himself impeached) to save himself from embarrassment about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Hillary Clinton lied about being under fire in Bosnia to enhance her non-existent foreign affairs profile. Richard Nixon was forced from office because he lied to cover up his involvement in a political dirty trick. John Kerry lied about his Vietnam combat experience to blunt his anti-military reputation. But Barack Obama’s lies are far more corrosive and destructive, because they go the heart of legislation and governance, and so seriously undermine trust in government. His lies generally take a specific form: they attempt to persuade people to vote for him or his policies by categorically assuring them that they need not have the anxieties that they have been expressing. The lies say, essentially: trust me, support what I want, and I promise that what you fear will never happen. But in every case it soon becomes clear either that he knew perfectly well that what the public feared would in fact happen, or that he was giving a firm assurance that he was in no position to give, or that he had no intention of following through on his promise.

The accumulated weight of Obama’s deceit is overwhelming:

* During his campaign for the presidency and since, Obama repeatedly assured us that he would protect Medicare against cuts; but he now presses for passage of bills that include savage cuts in Medicare.

* To obtain passage of his first stimulus bill, Obama assured us that 90% of the jobs created would be in the private sector; but as he well knew, most of them were to be in the public sector.

* Early in the health care debate, Obama assured us that he had not said that he favored a single payer system; but he was on record as having said exactly that.

* Obama gave primary voters a firm assurance that if he became the nominee of the Democratic party he would (unlike Hillary Clinton) abide by the campaign finance limits of public funding; but as soon as he became the party’s nominee, he reneged on that pledge.

* During the presidential campaign Obama criticized the presence of former lobbyists in the Bush administration and solemnly assured us that he would appoint no lobbyists to his administration; but once elected he proceeded to appoint even more lobbyists than his predecessors.

* Obama criticized the size of George Bush’s deficit and promised to stop deficit spending if elected; but he has already quadrupled the size of the deficit he objected to and recklessly continues new federal spending in the trillions.

* When campaigning Obama criticized bills before the congress that were too long for anyone to be able to read and promised to stop that; but the bills he has been backing throughout his first year are infinitely longer (2000+ pages) than the ones he criticized.

* Candidate Obama promised an end to the corruption of earmarks and pork, but in the bills he has supported this year there have been more and bigger earmarks than ever before.

* Candidate Obama promised us that CIA personnel involved in the interrogation of terrorists would not be prosecuted; but his administration is now doing exactly that.

* Obama assured a joint session of Congress that the health bill he supported (pre-Stupak) would not provide public funding for abortions; but bitter resistance on the part of House Democrats to inclusion of language to that effect soon proved that it did.

* Candidate Obama promised that he would make sure that there was always enough time for the public to read legislation before it was enacted; but he has done exactly the opposite, repeatedly pressing for even faster passage of even longer bills.

* Candidate Obama met fears that he would be a tax and spend liberal by promising, emphatically and repeatedly, that those earning under $200,000 would see no increase in their taxes of any kind; but he now urges passage of a healthcare bill that breaks that pledge in many different ways, and his unrestrained increase in federal spending makes more tax increases inevitable.

* Candidate Obama promised bipartisanship and an end to partisan bickering; but  in a display of especially ruthless partisanship his allies have shut Republicans out of all key meetings on his health care initiative, with the unprecedented result that domestic legislation of historic importance garnered not a single Republican vote in the Senate.

* Candidate Obama criticized his opponent’s plan to tax employer paid healthcare benefits, and promised he would not tax them; but the bill he now backs will do just that.

* Obama had promised that he would not sign a healthcare bill that would add one dime to the federal deficit; but the bill he now backs adds trillions in new federal spending, offset only by new sources of revenue that are both uncertain and more properly seen as offsetting the already existing deficit.

* Obama coerced congress into passing his stimulus bill by promising that if it were passed unemployment could go no higher then 8%; but unemployment is now at 10%, and he could not possibly have had good reason to exclude that possibility.

* Obama promised that his cap and trade legislation will create jobs; but its massive tax increases will certainly hobble the economy and destroy jobs, while green jobs in significant numbers can at best be hoped for, but never promised.

* Obama has repeatedly assured the American people that if they like their current health plan they can keep it; but the House bill which he supported created huge incentives for employers to drop their coverage and shift their members to a public option.

* Obama has just as often assured the public that under his health plan everyone will be able to keep their current doctor; but many are certain to lose their doctors when ObamaCare’s large cuts in Medicare funding induce more doctors to withdraw from Medicare coverage, as they also would were employers to transfer patients to a public option to save money.

* Obama assured a joint session of Congress that his health plan would not fund illegal aliens; but his allies had been busy voting down amendments to that effect.  (This was the point of Joe Wilson’s outburst.)

* Obama claimed that Caterpillar’s CEO had told him that Caterpillar would begin hiring again as a result of the stimulus bill; but that individual immediately announced that he had said no such thing, and that Caterpillar would in fact be laying off more workers.

* Candidate Obama promised that Guantanamo would be closed by January 1, 2010; but it is still open.

* Candidate Obama promised that his administration (unlike his predecessor’s) would be so transparent that TV cameras (C-Span) would be there for key deliberations; but an unprecedented level of secrecy prevails as the final stages of Obamacare are negotiated behind closed doors and kept so secret that even the Senate majority whip admitted that he had no idea what was going on.  Requests for Obama to honor the promise of C-Span cameras are being ignored.

* To gain traction for his attempt to return a would-be socialist dictator in Honduras to power, Obama claimed that he had been overthrown in an illegal coup;  but the congressional research service pointed out correctly that ex-President Zelaya had been removed for constitutionally sufficient cause by legal and constitutional means.

* Obama claims that he wants a public option only to increase choice and competition; but the House bill would clearly reduce choice both by squeezing unsubsidized private health plans out of the market, and by setting rigid conditions on acceptable plans that would narrow available options.

* Candidate Obama claimed that violent radical Bill Ayers was just another guy in his neighborhood; but the record shows that the two had worked closely together.

* Obama assured us that his stimulus bill would create or save a million jobs; but he was claiming as fact what could never have been more than a wild (and highly improbable) guess, and his more recent attempts to justify that guess have been fraudulent.

* Obama assured us that his health plan would never ration care, or “pull the plug” on grandma; but the legislation he backs sets up panels to make crucial decisions on when to withhold care, and it makes such deep cuts in Medicare that rationing is inevitable.

* Obama now assures us that health insurance premiums will not go up if ObamaCare becomes law, insisting indignantly that people who say this have not read the bill; but the legislation forces insurers to cover preexisting conditions, which will compel them to raise premiums substantially.

This is an extraordinary record of serial mendacity. One or two instances might charitably be regarded as rash promises later regretted, or as the wishful thinking of someone who had not thought through the implications of what he was saying. But when it happens again and again—and my 30 instances are by no means exhaustive—only one judgment seems possible:  this is the record of a habitual, shameless liar, a man who will say anything to get what he wants. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me, goes the old saying. But scores of times? How shameful is that for our society when this disgraceful record is never the subject of a reproachful editorial in the New York Times, the Washington Post, or CBS news? Richard Nixon was removed from office, and Bill Clinton impeached for a single lie. Who could look at Obama’s record without concluding that his lying is in a completely different league to theirs?

President Obama evidently believes that he can solve any problem with a speech.  But he really does not care whether what he says is true or not, nor does he feel any responsibility to honor the assurances and promises he makes.  As a result, this nation is now in a position where it cannot believe a word that he says, and that amounts to an unprecedented crisis of confidence in the Presidency. Democratic government will atrophy if we allow lying on this scale to count as the business as usual of politics. When will the press and the Congress hold him accountable?

  • Paul B. Forrest

    All I can say is; copy and paste, copy and paste, copy and paste…
    (the link to this article, or the article itself…) as much, and to as many people
    left and right, far and wide as possible….

    Thank you John, for your aggregation of Barry's compulsion [it is a frightening revelation when considered in such a single collection].

    • http://netzero.com Steve Chavez

      Already did Paul. I’m sure if all of us put our heads together, we’d come up with enough to pass the number of pages in the health care bill!

      PORK AND STIMULUS MONEY HAS THE SAME EFFECT AS ADDICTING ALL OF US TO HEROIN!

      ONCE WE’RE ADDICTED, WE HAVE TO VOTE FOR THEM TO GET OUR FIX!!!!!!

      This money is to “create and save” jobs right? Billions of dollars haven’t even been put into the pipeline but the floodgates will open a couple of months before the election. The Dems will now brag about the jobs they created but those that have been unemployed for months and years, will now be FORCED to vote for them to SAVE their job! Republicans will also be caught up in the Mother Of All Deceptions and they will also vote for a Democrat because they have too!

      When the Dems tookover Congress in 2006, THEY ALSO LIED TO GET IN! Do you remember any meaningful legislation that they gave to Bush to sign? NO! The Dems were having endless hearings to hang Bush, Cheney, Rove, and Libby! THEY WANTED BUSH TO FAIL AS A PRESIDENT! They called him a terrorist! Remember how many said “General Betray Us?”

      They promised to “lower gas prices” but they went to $4 per gallon which then made people decide between having a job and therefore having to fill up their cars, or stop making mortgage payments. The Cycle began!

      THE DEMS PURPOSELY WANTED THE ECONOMY TO FAIL! “It’s the economy stupid!” Wasn’t the Stock Market at 14,000 but crashed to 8,000 before the election? Who did they blame? BUSH? WHAT LEGISLATION DID BUSH SIGN THAT THE DEMS GAVE HIM?

      THE UNEMPLOYMENT,BANK FAILURES, AUTO FAILURES, FORECLOSURES, ETC… ARE A RESULT OF A DEMOCRAT SUCCESS!

  • janranch

    mr. smart is sure DUMB ===how did all those dead people get into the pits in iraq. 580,000 were killed with wepons of mass destruction. (nerve gas). Babies holding rag dolls thrown in with the adults. Kinda like haiti. Bush did that too. Go to haiti and help you bleeding heart liberal.

  • http://www.drudgereport.com jimbo ellis smarter

    LMAO at william 'smart'

  • William Smart

    Nothing in that list is anywhere near as cynical as Bush telling us that Saddam could stop the attack on him if he only disarmed. He said that repeatedly in the 9 months after he’d agreed the attack on Iraq.

    Or him telling us the attack was based on the WMD, we know (with more coming from the current British inquiry) that Bush and Blair invented WMD as an excuse.

    We don’t know how many people have died as a result of this cynical dishonesty but overthrowing Saddam has made terrorism a far bigger problem than it was before.

    • Melinda

      We have a new president now Mr. Smart.

    • USMCSniper

      Here is another ignoramus that is too stupid to suspect he is stupid. Next the mental deficient will be telling us that Bush blew up the Trade Center Towers on 9/11 and also the levees un New Orleans during Katrina.

      • Artie

        Excuse me Sniper, but there is ample evidence that MOSSAD, with the help and cooperation of the Bush regime, planned out and executed the attacks of 9/11. Even seven of the Commissioner's on that panel called the investigation a sham. They also have been on record as saying that the "investigation was compromised" and that they were directed away from certain topics. All in all, the 9/11 Commission excuses their own findings.

        • Bon Jovi

          I think there is ample evidence that Monica Lewinsky's dress caused 911 and you have the proof in your own tea bags at home……..you are not even an idiot, idiots have a reason for irrational factless hillarity…..

    • Charles Newman

      William Smart:
      So, you are either a liar or a fool yourself! Either way way your comment has no merit and contradicts your name.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Stephen_Brady Stephen_Brady

      Yes, that's the typical leftist's response … "Bush was a worse liar". But you still haven't addressed Mr. Obama's lies, have you?

      Are you so naive and under-educated to understand that politicians lie?

      By the way, the attack against Saddam's regime would never have happened if HE hadn't lied about his WMDs, attempting to make Iraq look more menacing than it already was. Why would he do such a thing? He was a politician …

      • bardefa

        Liberals are educated beyond their intelligence, and repeat their professors' opinions thinking "it must be smart"…. ;)
        Ever wonder about their words like: "under- andover-priviledged", or (in a food recipe)
        "it is ingredient-based"…………………..?
        Plenty of verbiage, but no logic.

      • trickyblain

        Most of the author's gripes start with "Obama promised (X)." Yet, in virtually all cases Obama never promised, just said that these were goals of his administration.

        The author also attempts to make the case that "most" politicians do not lie, and there is something especially sinister in Obama's exaggerations. He fails to make that argument effectively.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/Stephen_Brady Stephen_Brady

          If Obama's statements were the "goals of his administration", then he should have said, "These are the goals of my administration". However, he didn't do this, did he? Practically every word out of his mouth breathed his campaign's motto, "Hope & Change". We who have followed politics long enough realize that "Hope & Change" without specifics is, quite frankly, suspicious.

          Did he need you to explain that he had set lofty goals for his administration?

        • Terry S,

          Wrong, HE DID PROMISE MANY OF THOSE, and one that was missed, TRANSPARENCY,, My lord People WAKE UP ,,, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE , this man is DESTROYING AMERICA,, shut up about BUSH and try and stop OBAMA,,, DAM people are stupid

      • Artie

        Why was Bush's number one priority from day one of his administration, to attack Iraq. That is a FACT, look it up!! Why did his administration lie about WMD, saying that they knew exactly where they were located? Why were they so eager to send our troops into harm's way? Military force is supposed to be a last resort, not a first resort, as Bush attempted to push us into it from the very beginning. Why are we still in Iraq today? Are we ever going to fulfill the Iraqi's wishes and go home? Probably not!

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/Stephen_Brady Stephen_Brady

          It was US policy to bring down the Hussein regime since Clinton was President. That is a fact. Look it up …

          As for leaving Iraq, it would be a disaster to go for about 50 years. You ARE aware that we still have troops in Europe and South Korea, right? Those are also facts that you can look up.

          WMD's were a lie? Saddam not possessed WMDs, but he had a history of killing his own people with these weapons.

          Mofreoever, aren't you aware that he gave a number of CD's with information about his "vast stockpiles" of WMDs, prior to the invasion of his country? All he had to do was tell the truth, and allow UN inspectors to come into his country and freely verify that he had no WMDs, and the invasion would never have happened.

          Look it up. These are facts …

    • Seels4truth

      Robert Bernier is correct. Muslims believe it is permissable to lie in order to win a war. NObama IS a Muslim as several videotaped interviews and speeches attest. No one other than a Muslim refers to the Koran as "the holy koran". It is not holy if you do not believe in it, especially since Islam claims to trump every other religion. He has referred to "my Muslim faith" more than once and he has displayed obeisance to Saudi royalty as Muslims would.
      Get off the blame Bush routine already. The Democrats controlled Congress and they fillibustered every bill in the Senate. Most of the damage to our economy was due to Frank's great idea of funding integration by force feeding mortgages to people who can't afford them. Clinto furthered the disaster by allowing the whores of Wall Street to package these worthless mortgages in tradeable form. REO CDO, CLO, CDO etc. all sound like movie theaters to those on Main street but they are the acronyms for disaster. And ALL brought about by the Democratic party.

      • Donna

        So well said! How come our Republican politicians don't say this over and over till it gets in people's minds?

      • Artie

        Executive Orders!!!! Remember them? Bush put out more EO's than every preceding president put out over the course of our history, so don't paint Bush as a good guy. He did more damage to this country than any other president in history. Obama is no better, just a better liar!! Why does he refuse to release his birth certificate to end the banter over whether he is a naturalized born citizen? The longer he hold's out the guiltier he looks. And also, don't forget that these administrations are doing these things because their owner's, the NWO, are making them do their bidding.

    • Sprinklerman

      Ahh we can't refute the arguement so point to others "misdeeds". But then if President Bush lied, then…

      "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear.
      We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
      President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

      "We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S.Constitution and Laws, to take necessary actions, (including, if appropriate,
      air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction
      programs." Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

      "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
      Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      so did others!

      • Gerard Flood

        Well done, Sprinklerman, thanks for some facts. Also, the former UN Middle East [WMD] Inspector Richard Butler, who is far from conservative, supported the widespread view that Saddam had WMDs.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/bubba4 bubba4

          Who cares? HE DIDN"T. He didn't have jack shit. They found some serin gas that was years past its effective date and that's about it. It's already history…it is pointless to argue over the speculation of people before they war since we went in there and didn't find any.

          Saddam was a egomaniac who kept the Islamic extremist in his country somewhat under control. He liked to puff up his chest and talk about how powerful he was to preserve his standing with his neighbors, the extremist and his own supporters.

          During the Clinton Administration we were enforcing strict sanctions on Iraq including no-fly zones which covered two-thirds of the country. And there was "Operation Desert Fox" I think it was…and throughout this time we frequentely ran bombing sorties to knock out any air defense they might put up. The sanctions lasted about a decade and cost Iraq's people dearly. Saddam was still playing hard to get with inspectors though…so we kept the sabers rattling to insure compliance. All of this was terribly unpopular at the time.

          If you honestly think (after all the information we now have) that the Bush Administration didn't shape the intelligence and conflate Saddam with Al-Qaida for the express purpose of invading Iraq long before he actually did it…then I don't know what to tell you.

      • Artie

        Politicians, dems and repubs, are all pathological liars because they have to be. If they don't follow the dictates of their owner's, the NWO, they will end up like JFK!! The government isn't the problem, the NWO is the problem. We need to cut off the head of the beast to kill it. Chopping away at the tail is a useless endeavor.

    • Rob Clark

      Educate yourself before you make such accusations. Liberals say we invaded Iraq on a lie. Was that the lie that Saddam Hussein admitted to having WMDs but had no evidence of how he disposed of them? (FACT, not a lie.) Or maybe it was the lie that Saddam Hussein refused to comply with UN resolutions to cooperate with inspectors? (Oops, another FACT, not a lie). There are many FACTS that led to the invasion of Iraq. I would also like to know by what measure you deem that terrorism is a bigger problem due to the Iraqi invasion. I might believe that the timing was off and that Afghanistan was more important, but Hussein had to be dealt with. Many Democrats believed that to be true, also. Due to the coalition of the Arab world, apparently they believed it, too. Not sure how it made terrorism a bigger problem for us.

      • Artie

        The only problem that we have with terrorist's are the one's that nobody wants to even admit the existence of. The New World Order (NWO). They are the terrorist's and they put our country into a continuous state of paranoid fear about Muslim terrorist's. The true terrorist's are this shadow government who run practically every country in the world through the central bank, the FED here in America. They own the mass media so you will not get any truth out of them. They own the government, the entertainment industry and, they think they own us, but they are in for a big surprise.

        • Sonny

          And Obama is the new world order he surrounds himself with the worst of the worst as czars and advisors, hell Anita Dunn admitting she idolized Mao is basically not supprising at all.

    • charles

      Oh give it up on BUSH already. We’re dealing now with so much more….

    • lusanc

      Hey Mr. Smart,
      what is cynical dishonesty? lol
      wmd was around long before Bush. you're drinking the kool aid.
      Terrorism is not a bigger problem – but drawn to Iraq rather than here – like a roach motel again, kool aid.

    • William Smarter

      Bush and Blair did not "invent" WMD's as an excuse. This was based on bad military intelligence. A mistake is not a lie, and there is a difference between making an error and planning to do one thing while all along planning to do another–the hallmark of Obama's thinking.

      It is perhaps true that the Iraq War was a mistake. However, it is also perhaps true that hostilities were inevitible given the circumstances.

      Given the recent events of the past year, terrorism is indeed now a bigger problem than ever before–because of Obama's "man made disaster" idea and "apology tours". He is a weak leader and our enemies know it.

    • Scottsman

      what we do know is the yellow cake story the plame idiot pressed was in fact true and we know he did have a nuclear program, we know he used both chemical and biological weapons against his own people including the well document attacks on the Kurds by even the U.N.. We know now that weapons and support material were moved much of it into Syria prior to the U.S. attack but what do you know?

    • Shane

      Obama is destroying our OWN country! Saddam who, we didn't need him to destroy this country, we just needed to elect our so called president.

    • Robert

      I really do not think the issue should be over whose lies are worse or which party lies more. Lying or "flip-flopping" on issues with all politicians of every stripe (well in America: two) needs to be addressed as a whole. If all we do when confronted with a liar is say well that guy lied more and then allow your attention to be re-directed to who is a bigger liar, than you accomplish nothing. If I was found guilty of lying I would love it if all I had to do was claim someone else lied more to get the pressure off of me.

      It appears that the majority of them lie and get away with it. Unfortunately, many of us will identify with a political party when addressing this topic. And as a result will either defend or attack rather than dealing with the issue objectively. If you consider yourself a democrat you do not have to act as though you are personally insulted if others are questioning the integrity of Obama and of course, the same can be said for those consider themselves Republicans – check out Romney's lies and dramatic flip-flops.

      That fact is they lie and get away with it because they can. And we allow them to get away with it when our attention is so easily distracted. As corny as it sounds divided we stand and united we fall. Don't let any of them get away with it. Ultimately, unless we hold them all to the fire, they will continue to do what got them elected in the first place: snow us and in the end serve their corporate puppet masters and special interests. Both parties are guilty of that.

  • brenanc

    Have any of you noticed the pose Obama sometimes strikes, while pausing during his speeches, when he thrusts his jaw forward?

    Mussolini used to do the same thing.

    Check it out.

    • davarino

      I noticed that as well. You can tell he thinks a lot of himself. He wants to take over because he knows so much more than we do and we need someone who cares. Watch this next year when he doesnt get his way, he is going to be really pissed. He might even throw a fit heheh.

    • davina

      yes, he's very arrogant! body language speaks volumes!

    • davina

      yes, he's very arrogant! body language speaks volumes!

    • Giovanni

      mussolini wasn't bad. he just wanted a piece of France. he really didnt believe in the war cause. That is why they surrendered so fast. if you want to compare Obama to someone bad, do it to Hitler. Hitler lied to his people. He had great speeches also. you can research the rest.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/Stephen_Brady Stephen_Brady

        So, does this mean the Mussolini wasn't a really bad dictator? He was just a moderate dictator? The Italian people were certainly pleased by the fact that their "moderate dictator" didn't lie to them, judging from the final reward they graced him with.

        You forgot to mention Ethiopia, Albania, and Greece, by the way. I'm sure that the people in those countries have a different outlook on Il Duce.

      • Mom

        che, Marx, stalin, Mao, Hitler They were all arogant and excellent liars with huge ego's, that constantly needed to be fed. Evil at it's best.

        Please, name a dictatorship that has worked out well for the people and not the elites.

      • Alastair

        One MAJOR difference Giovanni – Hitler did not write any speeches nor did he use a Teleprompter!! He knew his agenda and could orate it at any time.
        He was indwelt by Satan himself – and as we know, Satan was the greatest of the Angels once! That is why also he mesmerized millions but when asked what he spoke about after his oratory, most could not repeat any of it – they were in a Satanic spell-bound trance!
        But I believe too Obama is Demon-possessed – his hatred for Christians and Jews and his love of the Death Cult Islam (Muhammad's "Allah" was in fact Satan – the voice he heard!).
        Obama despises Jesus Christ – that is why he has any image of Jesus covered wherever he speaks – the demon within him shrivels up in fear of Our Savior!
        I am praying for Obama's impeachment and subsequent trial for Treason!!
        We still execute those convicted of Treason don't we?
        God Bless America!

    • Bron

      Get a grip people! Comparing him to Mussolini is emabarassingly stupid – say something intelligent and constructive rather than engaging in school ground name calling.

    • misanthropicus

      I remember old docs with Mussollini doing that. But while I cannot explain il Duce's tic, Obama might have a different origin – cocaine, heroin and crack users have this tic, kind of lack of contol of the jaw, extending the chin, or gasping for air –
      Also, this tic rhymes very well with Obama's perpetually dark mauve lips – mauve lips which are also characteristic to the opiate consumers, cocaine, heroin and crack (the argument that generally black people have this type of lips doesn't work – Obama's complexion is rather mid-to light) –
      Since I'm pretty often around Skid Row, LA shooting, I often noticed these type of grimaces or involuntary gasps at some of the residents there –

    • misanthropicus

      I remember old docs with Mussollini doing that. But while I cannot explain il Duce's tic, Obama might have a different origin – cocaine, heroin and crack users have this tic, kind of lack of contol of the jaw, extending the chin, or gasping for air –
      Also, this tic rhymes very well with Obama's perpetually dark mauve lips – mauve lips which are also characteristic to the opiate consumers, cocaine, heroin and crack (the argument that generally black people have this type of lips doesn't work – Obama's complexion is rather mid-to light) –
      Since I'm pretty often around Skid Row, LA shooting, I often noticed these type of grimaces or involuntary gasps at some of the residents there –

    • Melvin

      Mussolini was a national socialist kind of guy so one socialist another they all do the same things become dictators ignore the will of the people, attack peacefull dissent like tea party tax protesters…….you know like Obama.

  • Don L

    All politicians lie because the people demand to be told what they want to hear. There is a free lunch -it's only fetal tissue – if we get rid of our guns and our nukes the bad guys will turn good -poverty can be cured by giving a man a fish – greed is bad but envy is good, all sex is good, commandments are bad, etc.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ElroyJetson LightSkinnedBlanco

      The perpetually childish Left demand to be told what they want to hear. A strange thing is comparing the promises the Left continually make to black Americans to what they ever actually deliver. I suspect that's why we got Obama–he was one who saw this and decided he's going to make government come through for a change.

    • Dana

      But Obama and the media told us he was different and that we should hold him to a higher standard. He promised change and pulled the wool over a lot of eyes, because he is no different and in many ways is worse than other politicians.

  • Gordon Kase

    Mr. Smart, go back and review how many Senators were convinced there were WMD’s in Iraq. Including ol’ Willie the C and Hillie the bigger C.

    • bardefa

      and WH says Christmas crotch bomber lapse was "systemic fault" and no person is responsible, thanks to imbeciles there, here and everywhere. Imbeciles with big "L" formed out of their both grey cells.

      Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  • MarkR

    Excellent review, but it lacks an important point: In fact, it is entirely possible that The One has NEVER told the truth, when speaking publicly.

  • Stephen D.

    “overthrowing Saddam has made terrorism a far bigger problem than it was before.”
    Quite a leap isn’t Mr. Smart?
    you forgot to mention that if we stop supporting Israel’s right to exist we can have peace and there will be no Jihad from Islam. Do you believe in collectivism too? How about everyone having a “Right” to healthcare (at others expense). Boy, why aren’t you working on Obama’s staff? You sound just like them. What a joke!

  • ApolloSpeaks

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    Google my name ApolloSpeaks (one word) and read my piece: Barack Obama and the "Curse" of the Kennedys" and see for yourself the evidence I've discovered of an underlying order and master plan in the "chaos" of Obama's unprecedented election and catastrophic presidency

  • http://drugwars.110mb.com fiscal conserve

    This is a good article, but as far as Obama not yet delivering on his promise to close Guantanamo – maybe thats a good thing – maybe he is running into reality on that one. And as far as cutting Medicare – he shouldn't have lied about it, but Medicare is in trouble. For instance, one Mayo Clinic has stopped receiving new Medicare patients and this is just a test for its policy on other clinics. Mayo is going in this direction because it lost $840 million last year on Medicare.
    I read that "The Mayo experiment highlights the grim realities facing Medicare. Even at the current payment rates, the payroll-tax-funded Medicare Trust Fund, which covers inpatient care, is expected to go bankrupt in 2017. General tax revenues and beneficiary premiums guarantee the solvency of Medicare Part B, the outpatient program, but neither higher taxes nor the current rise in premiums is popular. Cutting doctors’ fees is not politically acceptable, either. To keep those fees stable for the next decade, the House recently passed a supplemental spending bill of nearly $200 billion, and the Senate is expected to follow suit, in return for the AMA’s support of its reform bill.”
    Neither Republicans nor Democrats should lie to the public about the hard choices ahead on Medical subsidies by the Federal Government. Republicans should not attack the Democrats on cutting Medicare – because anyone who really is interested in balancing budgets is going to have to contend with that issue.

  • http://netzero.com Steve Chavez

    B.O. LIED—PEOPLE FRIED!

    HIS CULT OF FOLLOWERS GAWKED IN AWE!

    HE PROMISED, THEY BELIEVED!

    HE SMILED—-PEOPLE FAINTED!

    HE JOKED—MCCAIN CHOKED!

    The Communist/Obama machine has a Catchy Slogan Department so I thought I would give it a try! I thought of the “B.O. LIED” last night but I tried to just now to come up with more. Our old posters can surely come up with better ones!

  • John C. Davidson

    About all our president has done is reinforce the old saying, "You can't judge a book by its cover."

  • USMCSniper

    Maybe, Obama thinks he is the punishment of Allah…and if we had not committed great sins and transgressions, Allah would not have sent such a punishment as Barack Hussien Obama upon us.

  • 2maxpower

    he is a liar.

  • couldbeworse

    Just to set the record straight…..It was not John Deere CEO that Obama lied about……..It was the CAT… CEO….all the same your list is pretty inclusive.

  • Michael

    One of the points mentioned Obama saying John Deere promised to add jobs. I know the head of Caterpillar corrected Obama when he said Cat would begin rehiring. I wasn't aware that the CEO of John Deere did the same thing. I live near Peoria IL where Cat is headquartered and remember this incident quite clearly.

  • William Fabrizio

    You have omitted his biggest and most harmful lie. He lied when he took a solemn oath to uphold and protect the constitution of the United States. He hates America and is on record over his disdain of the constitution. He is what our Founding Fathers feared the most ….."one who would destroy the republic and constitution from within".

    • RacerJim

      You have nailed Obama's most harmful and, IMHO, Impeachable lie squarely on the head. Obama is indeed on record over his general distain of the U.S. Constitution, specifically that the U.S. Constitution dictates what the Federal government CANNOT do to the people rather than what the Federal government MUST do for the people. Obama is indeed what our Founding Fathers feared the most — "one who would destroy the republic and constitution from within." — "In five days we begin fundamentally transforming the United States of America." (Obama, 10/30/08)

  • Pazuzu

    We gotta get him and his communist appointees outa here!

  • http://angela-stevens.com/ Angela (Divapalooza)

    I'm assuming it's ok to copy and paste and then post on my blog. I will be providing a Hat Tip in return!

  • Mojo

    How may of you are willing to disclose your race. I'm neither white or black, and this sounds purely racist. Also, how many of you support interracial dating. Trusting the usually course is what got us here, and yet you guys think doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result isn't crazy. Whatever! I bet most you guys are also religious huh. Get a evidence based reality you faithful hypocrites.

    • Rob Clark

      I can’t imagine how this is racist. Do you have any evidence that the person in question has not lied about these things, regardless of color? He made statements and promises that were not true. It is as simple as that. “Evidence-based reality”? Is that what your accusations are based on. To answer your irrelevant question, yes, I am a white Christian, married to a lovely woman of Hispanic heritage. I’m not sure what that has to do with Obama lying, though.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Rifleman Rifleman

      What exactly, "sounds purely racist," in the article? Do you even know the definition of "racism?" From the way you're using the word it appears you need to look it up.

      How is serial lying going to take us any place better? How is quadrupling what we were doing wrong going to achieve a better result?

    • Artie

      Evidence based reality? Faithful hypocrites??? If you knew anything about religion, you would realize that all religion is faith based. There is no evidence to base a reality from. And what does any of this have to do with interracial dating? I am white and I don't give a damn who does what with whoever. People have a right to date or marry whoever they choose. That is none of my business, your business or the government's business.

  • amygdalan

    This article is good but it really doesn't even come close to documenting all of his lies. The main issue is can you name a single thing he has said that was true. I can;t think of anything.

    Just yesterday he said that Senator Brown from Mass was elected in the same wave of change that elected him.

    Please someone tell me anything Obama has ever said that was true,

    • Artie

      I don't think he lied about the puppy for his kids, did he??

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    So, with this track record for veracity, we're all supposed to blindly believe him when he says he's a US Citizen and was born in Hawaii?

    • trickyblain

      Hi Mahdi! Well, we could believe the newspapers that announced his birth and listed the street his father lived on in Honolulu.

    • Artie

      We need for him to come forth with his long form birth certificate. Why isn't he releasing it, unless he has something to hide? He has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect that document!!! Why???? We have a right to know that he is legitimate.

  • http://sioanetwork.com admin

    I just read Game Change. And, according to that book, Obama indeed has no problem lying. There was one part where he was on Russert's show and said he would not run. He was unequivocal. His aide was concerned he was TOO definitive. But, Obama obviously didn't care– he figured nobody would remember the little lie he needed to tell on that show on that day several months in the future.

  • http://www.myspace.com/djball1 DJ BALL

    C'mon clowns,
    move past the left vs right garbage.
    Both party's work for the same corporate interests.
    Obama is carrying on Bush who carried on Clinton.
    Stop falling for the 2 Party Charade.
    and please, Obama is garbage, a liar ,a thief and should be impeached but Bush is a bonafide war criminal and should face a tribunal at The Hague,his patsy torture program was/is the number one recruiter for "AL-CIADA" and directly responsible for thousands of dead soldiers.

    • ontheright

      You're a fool.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Rifleman Rifleman

      Lol, a truther. And we're the clowns?

      Sure, once people thinking about joining aq found out they wouldn't be subjected to any real torture or mistreatment by the USA if they were caught, they were a lot more eager to join. But President Bush at least tried to keep that fact a secret, so the blame and additional blood lies with those who exposed it.

      You’re either playing dumb, or you know less than nothing about terrorism, the thinking and culture of islamic terrorists, and what motivates or demoralizes them.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Stephen_Brady Stephen_Brady

      And your spiel will lead to two more years of DEM governance in Congress. Split the vote on the Right, and the DEMs win.

      It's called "Divide and Conquer".

    • Artie

      Kudos to DJ!!! You are the first person that have posted something that was actually intelligent on this board. They are all in bed together because they are all owned by the NWO, including Congress, including mass media. People, you really have to wake up to this before we reach a point of no return!!!!!

  • alice

    I have read that Obama doesn't watch the news. I'd guess he doesn't read the papers either. He's isolated in his little bubble protected from criticism. He has a view of himself that is at odds with reality but he doesn't let it bother him. There are lots of people like that. Obama behaves more like a monarch than an elected representative of the people.

    • Artie

      Alice, the mass media doesn't print anything negative about Obama. Why would he need to read a newpaper in the first place. Do you believe that the newspaper knows more about what is going on it the world then the President of the U.S.? The mass media is owned by the same elite's who own our government, the NWO.

  • JohnPresby

    William,

    Well said about Obama's lie under oath to defend the Constitution.

    And let's not forget that Obama voluntarily, under no Constitutional requirement, took that solemn oath with his right hand on a Bible, with its fearful warnings against oath and covenant breakers.

    The Bible Obama used instructs that those in Abraham's day took their oaths seriously. The parties walked between the severed pieces of animal carcasses and, by their action, called upon themselves similar dismemberment if they broke their oath.

    Since then, the Old Testament repeatedly talks of "cutting" a covenant, for covenant makers were to understand their self-imprecation if they broke their covenant.

    I think Obama has imprecated himself.

    • Dave

      Raised right hand, left hand on the bible

  • Earl Rountree

    Save America now!
    Impeach Obama now!!!!!!!!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/ElroyJetson Guadapupe

      Not defending, Obama. Just would like to know for what? He's stays right on the edge.

    • Artie

      Obama is trying to promote a Dictatorship in the U.S. and this needs to be stopped from happening. But, if they couldn't impeach Bush and Co. for their horrible lies and crimes, then they can't impeach anyone. BTW, did you know that they spent 100 Million trying to impeach Clinton over his sexual dalliances while they only allocated a mere 3 Million for the 9/11 Commission?

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/williamsjl Jeff Williams

    How can this be defended? I posted this question on LinkedIn with a link to this article. The answer is; It can not be. No amount of excusing, pointing and blaming others can excuse such lack of character. It goes beyond shame and irresponsibility.

    History will show that each time Obama's picture is viewed many will shake their heads in shame. I would like to see legislation passed that would only allow the presidential photo timeline to depict Obama in silhouette. Dark times may still be ahead.

  • probably12

    The Anti-Christ has decended.

    With his followers coniving and scheming tricks of LIES, it is time ALL of them need to go.

    • Artie

      Sorry but you are wrong!! The Antichrist will have very high approval ratings

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bubba4 bubba4

    I think John Ellis needs to visit the archives and read Horowitz's detailed definition of what a "lie" is, because he doesn't seem to know. A reading would also give him a good juxiposition between how FPM treated the President then and now.

    I guess I could go through each one…but since Ellis feels no need to provide links, or really…anything to back up his assertions, I can't muster the morale.

    Its funny though…some of these are promises he made and things he tried to do or is still trying to do. FPM has been a force against him accomplishing anything but especially things like closing Guantanamo. Here are couple of lies that Ellis left off his list.

    • Obama called his beer summit a "teachable" moment, but I didn't learn anything.

    • Obama promised America that after he got elected he would get a dog but then he got a water "hound".

    • Obama said he was born in Hawaii, and doesn't have a chip implanted in his brain by communists, but we all know the truth.

    • Obama said he "cared" about Americans, but since he got elected he hasn't been by personally to check on me and tuck me into bed.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Rifleman Rifleman

      His democrat party led state shot down the gitmo transfers. I guess they aren’t as clueless as hussein is.

      I think you meant to say motivation, not morale, which seems like a revealing slip. I hope someone that loves you puts a foot in your *ss, it’s one Senate seat, not the end of the world. Quit mopin’, it’s beneath you, or should be. And yea, I'm tellin' ya what kind of day to have.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Rifleman Rifleman

      His democrat party led state shot down the gitmo transfers. I guess they aren’t as clueless as hussein is.

      I think you meant to say motivation, not morale, which seems like a revealing slip. I hope someone that loves you puts a foot in your *ss, it’s one Senate seat, not the end of the world. Quit mopin’, it’s beneath you, or should be. And Yea, I’m tellin’ ya what kind of day to have. Happy Friday!

  • Peter

    To Mr. Smart and all left wingers:

    Prior to the start of battle in the conflict with Sadaam Hussein President George W Bush did NOT require that Hussein disarm. Indeed the UN charter only required that he allow random inspections by UN inspectors to assure that there were NO WMD, which he did NOT fulfill. President Bush then put together a partnership of many nations to enforce what Hussein had obligated himself to do.

    The far left believes that any alternative is better than to wage war. In contrast, this country was built on the belief that freedom, justice, and the rights of individuals are sacred (inalienable) and that these must be protected even at the cost of war.

    I cannot condemn either side for their beliefs as they are both noble. I lean to the right because we live in the real world where terrorists believe more in the sanctity of death than the sanctity of life. Because of this they cannot be reasoned with and I believe we must fight them. Never-the-less, I love my left wing brothers for their idealism, no matter how impractical they are.

    • Constitute yoself

      The bush doctrine of preventive war will be the demise of this country.

      Wake up!!

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/ElroyJetson Guadapupe

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  • Arthur

    Terrific! He makes impossible promises on a cosmic scale. One you left out: illegal immigrants won't be covered by the health insurance. As a constitutional lawyer, he knows that courts have ruled in similar cases that illegals have to be covered. In addition, the House bill specifically excluded enforcement at the time he made that promise, and he also intends to legalize them anyway.

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  • Giovanni

    Obama committed another lie. He said he was Christian, yet in a speech in Egypt, he told everyone he was muslim.

  • Radegunda

    It's wise to heed the distinction between a lie, which means saying something you know is false at the time you say it, and a broken promise. I'm not saying that the latter is less bad than the former, but they are different. The latter isn't a lie, technically speaking, unless we can be sure that the promise was never intended to be kept. Usually we can't be sure ….
    … UNLESS the strong of broken promises is as long as this one. Then it becomes clear that we're seeing someone who evidently has no intention of keeping his promises, and therefore he speaks in bad faith.

  • Constitute yoself

    most of you people are so brainwashed into this stupid left right game that you don’t realize that both parties are screwing us!

    Stop fighting each other. It is just what they want. How about a we the people party for once? I know we can agree on a lot of things if we are informed beyond Republican or Democrat bashing.

    Besides how the heck are you gonna convince anyone by contantly calling them names and assuming that they fit into your predefined box??

    • darraugh

      The Democrats are for amnesty against the American people. The Republicans are for privatizing against the American people. Vote Independent in protest. All they do is try to keep us separated with stem cells, gay marriages, Iraq etc to divide and conquer the American people to make us weak and them stronger.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JohnK144 JohnK144

    "When will the press and Congress hold him accountable?"

    Perhaps after we replace the Congress and the press.

  • JeffT

    I'm shocked, simply shocked, he didn't/won't/can't tell the truth.

  • Cabby – AZ

    Having observed Obama for a year, there is no question that he doesn’t
    just lie, he is a consummate, habitual LIAR. The very fabric of his character
    is one big lie. No doubt, he has been doing this for a long time, and by now
    he really doesn’t know the truth when he sees it. Along with the deceit goes
    SELF-DECEPTION, and that is why he doesn’t “get it”. Couple that with
    being self-absorbed and arrogant and you have quite a hopeless
    combination. This is also a very DANGEROUS combination, especially
    when dealing in foreign affairs.

  • Dunstan Hartley

    The American voter is merely getting the President that he(or she) deserves!

    • Artie

      The American voter is getting nothing. The winner is already predetermined before the polling places open.

  • bardefa

    As Mark Steyn aptly explains it for all:
    "So what went wrong? According to Barack Obama, the problem is that he overestimated you dumb rubes' ability to appreciate what he's been doing for you. "That I do think is a mistake of mine," the president told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "I think the assumption was if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or if we're making a good rational decision here, then people will get it."

    But you schlubs aren't that smart. You didn't get it. And Barack Obama is determined to see that you do. So the president has decided that he needs to start "speaking directly to the American people." (……………)

    But what will the president be saying in all these extra interviews? In that interview about how he hadn't given enough interviews, he also explained to George Stephanopoulos what that wacky Massachusetts election was all about:
    "The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office," said Obama. "People are angry, and they're frustrated, not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years but what's happened over the last eight years."
    Got it. People are so angry and frustrated at George W. Bush that they're voting for Republicans. In Massachusetts. Boy, I can't wait for that 159th interview.
    Presumably, the president isn't stupid enough actually to believe what he said. But it's dispiriting to discover he's stupid enough to think we're stupid enough to believe it.
    So who's panting for that 412th speech? Not the American Left. As Paul Krugman, The New York Times' "Conscience of a Liberal," put it: "He Wasn't The One We've Been Waiting For."
    Not the once-delirious Europeans, either. As the headline in Der Spiegel put it: "The World Bids Farewell To Obama."

    • Artie

      The only member of Congress who holds any validity at all with me is Ron Paul. But, unfortunately, RP is not bought out and will, therefore, never be electable. Have you not noticed that all President's since Kennedy are CFR members?

  • R. R. Everson, Ph.D.

    Wish I had gotten to this site sooner. But, as I've communicated many times before (which nobody ever picked up on to promulgate), which codifies what this article enumerates; Obama has earned himself an appellation akin (but hardly similar) to that of former Presidents…As Lincoln became known as "The Great Emancipator," and Reagan as "The Great Communicator;" (although Obama and "the media" imagine him to be the superior successor to Reagan's well-earned title), he actually has well-earned himself the title which he so well deserves…"THE GREAT DECEIVER!!"

    This article enumerates his contributions to the title, but, granting him every grace to potentially benefit his position as President of the United States (which so many seem to favor), isn't it well past time to drop this appellation upon his shoulders for all to see incessantly, as a warning for our very future?

    • Artie

      Your PhD is confusing the hell out of us. I shouldn't have to go to the dictionary to make sense of a post!! Please repost in English!

  • joseM

    Yo, "global warming" LIE idiots:

    "The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

    Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research.

    In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Dr Lal, the co-ordinating lead author of the report’s chapter on Asia, said: ‘It related to several countries in this region and their water sources. We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action."

  • George

    Another Huge Lie: a few weeks before the election, he told his supporters to go to their neighbors, to "get in their face, and, if they tell you I'm going to take their guns, tell them that's not true, I support the Second Amendment".
    Obama's record is completely Anti-gun, as is Eric Holder…they have already started to work against guns behind the scenes and are planning more attacks on our rights.

  • George

    Check out the many videos on youtube.com showing Democrats totally supporting Bush and his position on Saddam and his WMD threats.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSwSDvgw5Uc

  • George

    Bush did not lie. There were WMD, every Arab Muslim knows they were moved to Syria. General George Sada, the former chief of Saddam's Air Force, wrote in his book "Saddam's Secrets" that he personally talked to the pilots that flew the WMD into Syria. The real lie is that liberals shrieked in the media that the whole war was about "WMD" when that was only one out of a dozen reasons given in the congressional authorization. Bush was wrong thinking that bringing democracy into the area would "drain the swamp" for terrorist recruiting. He was wrong. Fundamentalist Islam is the problem and has nothing to do with our policies or actions. Those are excuses, lies that are part of the 1400 year old Jihad's deception campaign.

  • George

    Saddam didn't have WMD? Did you hear about the 550 Metric tons of uranium yellowcake that was moved out of Iraq in July of 2008?
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334
    It's the Democrats, liberals and marxists who used the media as a Weapon of Mass Destruction, to wage psychological warfare against the American people, lying to them about the reality of Islamofascism and turning them against their own government. The liberals couldn't have done Bin Laden's job better for him.

  • DeMarco

    I, and many others, believe Obama is a mole, planted long ago to undermine and destroy this country. The day Nikita Khruschev (sp) pounded his shoe on the table at the United Nations, he screamed that he would "take us over without spilling a drop of blood!" Look at Obama's circle of friends who are communists. This man is a danger to our republic and needs to be removed from office.

  • hayhauler

    Obama does not lie because he believes that he wants to lie. He lies because he is (please use traditional meaning of 'is') a liar – a self-deceived liar. It generally appears that he believes the lies he is telling. The weight of history and the judgment of God may be the only antidote to his self-deception. Or he could decide to repent – NO LIE!