Obama’s Biggest Lies


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Americans have endured many politicians with a capacity for “embellishing” the truth. Yet as the last three years have revealed, with a special emphasis on the current election campaign, president Barack Obama is in a class by himself. He has lied so often and with such ease, it is impossible to catalogue them all. But some of the more egregious and dangerous lies deserve exposure, because the same man who was virtually a black box when he was elected in 2008 — with ample help from a collaborative, compromised media – is once again trying to pull the proverbial wool over the electorate’s eyes.

Let’s begin with energy, where the president’s most recent departure from the facts with respect to gas and oil stand out. This is largely due to an ironic twist of fate: the man who promised energy prices would “skyrocket” if he were elected is furiously backpedalling away from that promise, because those skyrocketing prices imperil his re-election hopes.

Thus, the president makes the assertion that oil production is higher than it has been in the last eight years. The statement is technically true, but leaves out the damning details that could be summed up by the reality oil production is up in spite of the president’s efforts, not because of them. First, the president is taking credit for drilling permits issued by previous administrations. Furthermore, as this government resource chart reveals, the number of oil and gas leases issued on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land declined dramatically from 2,416 in 2008 to 1,308 in 2010. The acreage available for those leases has also declined, from 2.6 million acres to 1.3 million acres, over the same period. In 2011, oil and gas production on federal land declined by another 11 and 6 percent, respectively, as well. The non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) report released last Wednesday reveals that 96 percent of the increase in oil production occurred on land not owned or controlled by the federal government.

What about offshore drilling? Again, the president is taking credit for an increase his administration had nothing to do with, and cooking up more lies in the process. Thus, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s recent claim regarding an increase in oil production from 450 million barrels in to more than 589 million barrels in 2010, conveniently omits that those production numbers are the result of leases issued from 1996-2000 under the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act, or that the Obama administration’s moratorium on oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has caused a 300,000 barrel per day decline in production for 2011, and a projected decline of more than 150 million barrels of oil in 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Perhaps the president’s biggest energy whopper is his newfound “support” for the Keystone XL pipeline. Last fall, the president once again punted on authorizing its construction, claiming that he was forced by Republicans to make a hasty decision about the project, as part of a compromise regarding the extension of the payroll tax reduction deal. Such “haste” is completely undermined by the reality that the project had already undergone a three-year study, and had been OK’d by EPA. The move was a transparent sop to his radical environmentalist constituency. But the reality of rising gas prices affects a far larger portion of the electorate necessary to his re-election.

What to do? At a campaign stop in Cushing, OK last week, the president took credit for approving the southern half of the Keystone project–which was already scheduled for construction beginning in June and doesn’t need presidential or State Department approval, since it doesn’t cross an international boundary. The part that does require such approval is where the president’s stall remains in effect. When is half-a-pipeline better than none? When one is running for re-election, knows he can distort the facts, and has a compliant mainstream media that will help him obfuscate the issue enough to hopefully satisfy both groups of potential voters.

And that’s conventional energy sources. Green energy company Solyndra, which went bankrupt despite close to a half-billion dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies, has provided yet another opportunity for the president to “massage” the facts. “Obviously, we wish Solyndra hadn’t gone bankrupt. But understand: This was not our program per se,” said Mr. Obama, trying to lay blame for the company’s failure on the Bush administration. He added China to the mix as well, noting that the “Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways that Solyndra couldn’t compete.”

Both statements are lies. Loans for alternative energy programs were approved with bipartisan support in 2005, but Solyndra’s loan was part of the 2009 stimulus package. Furthermore, the loans were made with full knowledge that, in 2010, according to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Solyndra ”ha[d] suffered recurring losses from operations, negative cash flows since inception and has a net stockholders’ deficit that, among other factors, raise[d] substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.” China had nothing to do with it.

Moving on to other arenas, today the U.S. Supreme Court will begin the hearings process on the constitutionality of the healthcare bill, yet another undertaking rife with falsehoods. Mr. Obama claimed the bill would cost “around $900 billion over 10 years” and that “if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.” Both claims have been shot to pieces. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) now projects the cost of the healthcare bill will reach an estimated $1.76 trillion over 10 years and that four times as many people currently insured by their employers will lose that coverage than originally envisioned. Mr. Obama’s defenders would call those inaccurate predictions. Yet the fact that ten years of taxes were originally collected beginning in 2010 to cover six years of costs for a bill that would not be fully implemented until 2014 – precisely to rig the CBO’s original 10-year cost projections — reveals the truth.

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  • Bamaguje

    Unfortunately many Americans are still bamboozled by Obama's charm and refuse to see him as the dangerous fraud that he is…particularly with the libtard lamestream media shilling for him.
    Consequently, Obama still stands a chance in the upcoming election despite the fact that his presidency has abysmally failed to revive America's ailing economy, and instead worsened the debt/deficit.

    • Ezra

      While what you say about this President is true, it also has been true for most of the Presidents in my lifetime, Eisenhower to our present President. Washington has a culture that is destructive to America. It not about Repub or Dem, its about two groups pitting Americans against each other so they can stay in office.

      This Federal Government is no longer a Government of the people, by the people, or for the people. The mass, which I am one of, are caught between two forces. The result will be the death of a nation.

      • robertfla

        Ezra, I agree with you, but in the case of obama, he is in a class of liars all by himself. He even lies when he does not have to, and he is not very good at it.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          He's dictator stalling on one front while he seizes and consolidates power on another.

    • RiverFred

      How do you know when Obozo is lying? When he moves his lips.

  • Leslie Satenstein

    The price of oil is not controlled by the USA, since the USA has squandered its own oil reserves. Iran laughs at the cost to the USA by the USA asking for trade blockades against Iran.

    The Saudi's know a milk-cow, and realize that the Oil supplies are finite. Instead of running out in the next 50 years, they want to have it for the next 500.

    The USA needs to do the following: a) Stop Urban Scrawl, start to populate your cities and improve public transportation. This action would substantially improve the consumption of oil and the polution. It is probably too late to deal with global warming as exemplified by the draught in Mexico, and what is going to be the extraordinary heat waves to attack Texas, Arizona, and the southern mid-west.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      We haven't squandered our oil. Our Government has tied our hands in the ability to supply ourselves.

      And I don't blame Iran and Saudi Arabia for laughing at us. Liberals ought to target them for de-industrialization and see how far they get.

  • Schlomotion

    This very embroidered article reduces to two premises:

    1) Obama is not a darling of the US oil cartel.
    2) Obama is a domestic terrorist.

    The article, caked with red herring facts and figures, appears to issue from a Neocon superpatriot in Canada. The irony is ridiculous. A Jewish Nationalist from Canada is banging the US oil cartel war drum and trying to tell Americans that their own President is a terrorist, and didn't do enough for Big Oil even though he let BP contaminate the whole Gulf of Mexico and then murdered Khadafi using Al Qaeda mercenaries so that BP could resume operations in the Gulf of Sidra. That is serial carpetbagging.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Both of those premises are correct.

      • Schlomotion

        It is correct that Obama is not as far in the pocket of the US oil cartel as politicians from Texas. He is however squeezing fuel supply and escalating prices. Big Oil loves that. He is also knocking over foreign countries, passing windfalls to oil transnationals. People seem to be angry because he has forked over another ten billion in special favors to bankers and not to oil magnates. In any event, he does not represent the people.

        He is not a domestic terrorist. That is nonsense. He is a capitalized profit, socialized debt elitist.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Big oil loves dealing with friendly countries. Not building the oil pipeline shows you're not exactly on spot with this one.

          And that oil friendly texan Bush 41 allowed the drillers to have a glut and the oil price collapsed in the early 90's a lot of oil people went under. That shows you're not exactly spot on with that one.

          Anything else you want to explain to us?

        • johnnywoods

          Schlomo. why don`t you crawl back under the rock that you have been living under? Your assumptions are not even worth consideration.

    • alan g

      Since we are talking conspiracy, how about this? Obama’s union rigged up the BP platform to explode causing the oil spill, giving him an excuse to close down the gulf for drilling.

  • Steve Chavez

    If only cars could run on BIO-BULLSH*T since that is what Obama has plenty of!

    A bull-riding spectacle just ended here and those bulls surely left a pile. Wouldn't it be funny if it was trucked to DC and dumped in front of the White House? Maybe cowchips too? OOPS, never mind. I might give Obama another "GREEN" idea.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      We could call it a donation for Michelle's garden.

  • Kal

    3 words- Saturate the market.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      I would just be happy if we could saturate our market with our own oil.

  • reason1984

    A good liar has to have a good memory.

    • intrcptr2

      Not if The People don't.

  • Dispozadaburka

    A French Priest by the name of Patrick Desbois, author of" Holocaust By Bullets", President of Yahad-In Unum, has dedicated his life to confronting anti-semitism. Asked the persistant question – How could they let this happen? Why didn't people speak up and cry out against this? We might now begin to understand how this is can happen. When mainstream news media makes Islam sound palatable, turns a deaf ear to our tax paying citizens in favor of the concepts of Globalism/Islamism, socialism, illegal immigration and demonizes Israel by ominously implying that it is internationally viewed as an "apartheid" state and( also implying that the US is too for supporting Israel.) We begin to see the swing of the pendulum and the momentum of hatred that is behind it. When our President openly sides with Islamic countries, (As Hitler did with The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini) we can see just "how this can happen."

  • Abisja

    What can one say, my American friends; no gloating here! Re-elect this clown in November, and you shall deserve what you get – May GOD have mercy on your great nation. It is late in the day and I see no leaders of quality(integrity) on the horizon. Therefor, muster the ballot, and rid your country of this socialist – the flip side of the coin is to horrendous to even imagine. Come now America, you know you can do it – not just for your own sake, but for the world. Many, across the globe are watching and praying.

  • Ghostwriter

    I saw Bill Press on C-SPAN last night. He was hawking his book about how President Obama is misunderstood by everyone and the press is out for his blood. You know,things like that. I doubt he'd like this article. He'd just say it was part of the Obama Hate Machine,which was part of the title of his new book.

  • umustbkidding

    Obama consistently governs against the will of the people. I guess his big challenge is to see how many times he can get away with it, with extra bonus points for particularly devastating blows he wields on this country.

  • johnnywoods

    Don`t blame me, I voted for Palin:)

  • BLJ

    Obama is a lie. Hence he is a liar. The amazing (and more sad and tragic) thing is that there are still way too many imbeciles who by into his b.s.

    • BLJ

      I meant "buy" .

  • PDK

    Barac Obama is the anti American, pro socialist, pro Islamic Messiahic President. He was concived in his mothers mind before he was concieved in her womb. He was 2 generations in the making starting with his maternal grandparents who were communist sypathizing socialists back in the red scare days of 1918-1960.
    Throwing into his mix his obvious racism and he becomes the most destructive President we have ever had.
    Scariest of all, his popularity remains in the 40s%. 95% of blacks, 65% of hispanics and 100% of white liberals like him. This augurs poorly for America.
    One and done. Nobama 2012, vote republican. Thank you.

  • Bob

    You all folks scratch the surface.
    Want to get serious?
    Read David Horowitz – "Barack Obama Rules for Revolution".

  • Saltire

    And, then today. Collusion with the Russians. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/pres