Skip to comments.Itís January and we already have the 2014 Lie of the Year
Posted on 02/04/2014 2:27:52 PM PST by Starman417
And once again it goes to President Barack Obama.
Barack Obama was awarded Politifact's 2013 Lie of the Year for his promise
"If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,"
It's only January but it's difficult to imagine a bigger lie than the one Obama blurted out during his Superbowl Sunday interview with Bill O'Reilly
I promise you that we hold everybody up and down the line accountable.
Let's review that claim.
Fast and Furious:
Eric Holder allows 2,000 automatic weapons to flow untracked into the hands of Mexican cartels. US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of those weapons and they continue to show up at murder scenes.
Who's been held accountable? No one.
Think about three recent presidential declarations. A few weeks back, the president appeared on CBS to claim that the secret FISA court is transparent. He then appeared on NBC to claim that We dont have a domestic spying program. Then, as mentioned above, he held a press conference on Friday to suggest there was no evidence the NSA was actually abusing its power.
For these statements to just be inaccurate and not be deliberate, calculated lies it would mean that the president 1) made his declarative statement to CBS even though he didnt know the FISA court was secret (despite knowing all about the FISA court six years ago); 2) made his declarative statement to NBC but somehow didnt see any of the news coverage of the Snowden disclosures proving the existence of domestic spying and 3) made his sweeping actually abusing statement somehow not knowing that his own administration previously admitted the NSA had abused its power, and worse, made his statement without bothering to look at the NSA audit report that Gellman revealed today.
The Director of National Intelligence lied to Congress.
Who's been held accountable? No one.
This will catch up with him because theyre misleading us and the president is still misleading us. You would have to suspend disbelief, as someone famously said, to believe what the president said to Bill OReilly, the senator said.
Graham also took a swipe at Clinton, who recently called Benghazi her biggest regret as secretary of state.
Im glad she is regretful, but being regretful is no substitute for accountability, Graham said.
He also slammed the decision to have National Security Adviser Susan Rice who was serving at U.N. ambassador at the time make the media rounds to address the attack, instead of Clinton herself, who Rice said had a grueling week.
If Susan Rice is telling the American people the truth, Hillary Clinton should never think about running for president because she is not qualified, Graham said.
In the Benghazi case, four State Department employees were removed from their jobs and placed on leave after an independent review board criticized the grossly inadequate security at the Benghazi consulate that was attacked on Sept. 11, 2012. All four were reassigned when they returned to work.
In other words, nothing.
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Actually, it is February, and was February when BOR interviewed him, as far as I know.
Maybe we should start an Obamalie of the Month Award?
The largest screaming lie was that there was “no corruption” involved in the IRS harassment of various Conservative political action committees, and that the pressure did not come directly from the top, i.e., Valerie Jarrett herself.
One of the major continuing lies is that the Current Occupant is actually in charge in the Oval Orifice, but that was not addressed in the BO’R interview.
It's only February. More lies ahead!
He promises? Just like he promised you could keep your health care plan?
Noboday wants Obamacare, we all know he lied about it now, the implmentation has been a disaster, and it has not been repealed yet...why?
Too bad Bill O’Reilly didn’t to his homework and fire back with some of these to the One....
You have a better chance of making a grizzly ashamed of eating your picnic lunch than you have of making Obama ashamed of anything he’s done. He literally has no concept of shame or regret for his actions. But narcissists like Obama never consider themselves capable of making mistakes. As he revealed in his O’Reilly interview, he’s incapable of understanding the idea of personal responsibility.
If O'Reilly was going to ask the question, then he should have anticipated an outright denial, or a "spin." He didn't. Why?
An appropriate response would have included the exact words of Candidate Obama from his October 30, 2008 campaign rally in Columbia, MO, here.
The next administration needs to investigate the heck out of the current regime and prosecute all the lawbreakers to send a message that this is unacceptable in America.
Either laws mean something or they don’t. Either honesty means something or it doesn’t. There’s a clear line and every person in this country needs to decide which side they’re on.
Fast and furious bump
Yep O’Reilly should have used video of his campaign speeches to nail his butt to the wall. He was not prepared at all- didn’t do his homework...Obama brought a knife and Bill brought a spoon...to that interview.
It's not like he has Candy Crowley standing around with a transcript.
O'Reilly hopes to get another interview like this sometime, and if you look at how hostile Obama was about this interview, it's hard to imagine how he'd react if O'Reilly pressed him harder on anything.