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A Lie We Can't Ignore...
July 21st, 2009 | Michael J. McFadden

Posted on 07/21/2009 3:17:49 PM PDT by Cantiloper

I have completely avoided anything that might be seen as "Obama bashing" up to this point, although I have been heavily critical of his SCHIP tax. I've been very unhappy with how much thinly veiled racism I've seen from all sorts of folks disagreeing with him on all sorts of policies and have wanted no part of it or any appearance of supporting it. That has not changed.

But, breaking campaign promises is one thing. Even when they are broken blatantly and without apologies.

Lying is something else entirely.

[b]President Obama clearly, without ANY doubt or quibbling whatsoever, blatantly lied to the cameras this morning on the Today show and NO ONE seems to be raising the issue.[/b]

Obama said, and I quote exactly as you can see in the original clip of the Today Show interview with Meredith Vieira:

[i]"The only tax change I've made in the 6 months I've been here is to cut people's taxes."[/i]

He said that - despite the clear and recorded fact that he raised cigarette pack taxes by 150% and raised the tax on one of the poorest well-defined minority groups in the country, smokers so poor they roll their own from shreds of tobacco and scraps of paper by OVER TWO THOUSAND PERCENT (from $1/lb to $24/lb). Note: this minority group averages well under $25,000 a year in income... not over $250,000 per year.

He said that, and Meredith didn't even wince, much less even TRY to pretend to be a journalist and ask him about it.

And in all the postings I've seen on the internet today, no one else seems to give it any importance either.

[b]He **LIED**[/b] - no waffling, no minor prevarication, no slight mis-slip-of-the-tongue, he LIED just as blatantly as if Bush had said "We've set up no holding facilities for terrorists offshore." and no one seems to be calling him on it. Smokers seem to have been now officially relegated to the status of unpersons, of vermin that do not even need to be acknowledged to exist as citizens of America.

[b]I have news for Mr. Obama. We are NOT unpersons. We are NOT vermin. We are Americans and we will NOT tolerate being erased.[/b]

Michael J. McFadden Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; htmlchallenged; missinglink; obama; smokers; taxes; vanity
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1 posted on 07/21/2009 3:17:49 PM PDT by Cantiloper
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To: Cantiloper

Mr. McFadden: I came to this conclusion months ago... I cannot defend a liar.

2 posted on 07/21/2009 3:18:56 PM PDT by bareford101
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To: Cantiloper

It will get spinned by saying Obama “clearly” only meant income tax.

3 posted on 07/21/2009 3:21:26 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Cantiloper

Since he has such disdain for liars, it’s good to see Mr. McFadden has found the ability to finally be honest with himself.

4 posted on 07/21/2009 3:21:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Cantiloper

Sure would like to see what McFadden calls thinly veiled racism.

5 posted on 07/21/2009 3:24:52 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Squash the fascist insect that preys upon the lives of the people -- FUBO!)
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To: Cantiloper
He lies constantly. He is an abject marxist. His citizenship is still in question. He is building an administration of cabinet members and non-oversight Czars that is full of the most corrupt and radical individuals this nation has ever seen.

These are not racist arguemnents, they are not blind arguements...they are what he is.




...and on the lighter side, take your mind off the Obamanation for a few minutes and enjoy some beautiful Western US scenery slideshows.


6 posted on 07/21/2009 3:27:39 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (
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To: Cantiloper

6 months late...but better late than never.

7 posted on 07/21/2009 3:30:05 PM PDT by Marty62
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To: Cantiloper
I've been very unhappy with how much thinly veiled racism I've seen from all sorts of folks disagreeing with him on all sorts of policies

Doesn't matter if you lead off your criticism of the GreatZero with a disclaimer as you will still be called a racist...still good to see buyers remorse set in.
8 posted on 07/21/2009 3:31:00 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: Cantiloper
He said that, and Meredith didn't even wince, much less even TRY to pretend to be a journalist and ask him about it.

Probably relates back to the 60's, 'I's gots mine and screw you'. No, you won't find it in a search. Also, it's neither a white/black issue.

9 posted on 07/21/2009 3:31:15 PM PDT by This_far
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It’s racist to hold criticism because of race. Obama has been using this against us fairly well until now.

10 posted on 07/21/2009 3:38:15 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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Somewhere there is a special place reserved for Obama....and it’s gonna be warm.

11 posted on 07/21/2009 3:42:26 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree and think 25 to life would be appropriate.)
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For anyone who needs to ask who is Michael J. McFadden:
McFadden, Michael J.

Michael McFadden grew up in Brooklyn in the 1960s and graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Manhattan College with a degree in both Peace Studies and Psychology. He went on to study statistics and propaganda analysis under a doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton program in Peace Research.

He left the University after two years to host a Quaker training center in non-violent social change and has worked at various levels in the areas of peace activism and social change ever since. His activities have ranged from public transportation advocacy to being commissioned by the Queen of England to conduct training workshops in Canada. Aside from writing, his most recent endeavors have included such diverse things as canvassing door-to-door for SANE/FREEZE and coordinating educational conferences in the cyberspatial environs of America Online.

Mr. McFadden currently lives and bicycles in West Philadelphia where he shares a small row house with a very noisy cat and a very quiet squirrel.

I'll go out on a limb here and summarize: Michael J. McFadden is another word for "moonbat."
12 posted on 07/21/2009 3:43:11 PM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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And forcing people to federally pay for abortions with the Mexico order he signed didn’t raise everyone’s taxes?

13 posted on 07/21/2009 3:46:56 PM PDT by Freddd (Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
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To: Cantiloper
I quit listening to his lies during his campaign. Heres a partial list of lies:

1.) Selma Got Me Born - LIAR, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965.

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - LIAR, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - LIAR, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - LIAR, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades.

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - LIAR, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn’t allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

6.) My Name is African Swahili - LIAR, your name is Arabic and ‘Baraka’ (from which Barack came) means ‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.

7.) I Never Practiced Islam - LIAR, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years,until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.

8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian - LIAR, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).

9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - LIAR, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience - LIAR, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn’t even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - LIAR, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - LIAR, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine.

13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - LIAR, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life - LIAR, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won’t Run On A National Ticket In ‘08 - LIAR, here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16.) Present Votes Are Common In Illinois - LIAR, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Misvoted - LIAR, only when caught by church groups and democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - LIAR, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - LIAR, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - LIAR, you didn’t write it,introduce it, change it, or create it. 21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - LIAR, it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - LIAR, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear Donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records - LIAR, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - LIAR, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - LIAR, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - LIAR, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - LIAR, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28.) No One Contacted Canada About NAFTA - LIAR, the Candian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism - LIAR, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel.

30.) I Am Not Acting As President Yet - LIAR, after the NAFTA Memo, a dead terrorist in the FARC, in Colombia, was found with a letter stating how you and he were working together on getting FARC recognized officially.

31.) I Didn’t Run Ads In Florida - LIAR, you allowed national ads to run 8-12 times per day for two weeks - and you still lost.

32.) I Won Michigan - LIAR, no you didn’t.

33.) I won Nevada - LIAR, no you did not.

34.) I Want All Votes To Count - LIAR, you said let the delegates decide.

35.) I Want Americans To Decide - LIAR, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

36.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - LIAR, you passed 26, most of which you didn’t write yourself.

37.) My Campaign Was Extorted By A Friend - LIAR, that friend is threatening to sue if you do not stop saying this. Obama has stopped saying this.

38.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - LIAR, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

39.) I Don’t Take PAC Money - LIAR, you take loads of it.

40.) I don’t Have Lobbysists - LIAR, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

41.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - LIAR, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

42.) My Campaign Never Took Over MySpace - LIAR, Tom, who started MySpace issued a warning about this advertising to MySpace clients.

43.) I Inspire People With My Words - LIAR, you inspire people with other people’s words.

44.) I Have Passed Bills In The U.S. Senate - LIAR, you have passed A BILL in the U.S. Senate - for Africa, which shows YOUR priorities.

45.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - LIAR, you weren’t in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time, unlike Kucinich, who seems to be out gutting you Obama. You also seem to be stepping back from your departure date - AGAIN.

46.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - LIAR, your plan leaves us all to pay the 15,000,000 who don’t have to buy it.

47.) I Only Found Out About My Investment Conflicts Via Mail - LIAR, both companies you site as having sent you letters about this conflict have no record of any such letter ever being created or sent.

48.) I Am As Patriotic As Anyone - LIAR, you won’t wear a flag pin and you don’t put your hand over your heart during the Anthem.

49.) My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country - LIAR, your wife’s words follow lock-step in the vein of Wright and Farrahkan, in relation to their contempt and hatred of America.

50.) Wal-Mart Is A Company I Wouldn’t Support - LIAR, your wife has received nearly a quater of a million dollars through Treehouse, which is connected to Wal-Mart.

51.) Treehouse Is A Small Company - LIAR, the CEO of Treehouse last year, made more than the CEO of Wal-Mart, according to public records.

52.) University Of Chicago Hospital Pay Is Fair - LIAR, your wife’s pay raise was nearly 150% her already bloated rate and the hospital is a Non-Profit Hospital, which made $100,000,000 in the last 3 years. They overcharge blacks VS whites for services, and overcharge everyone in general by 538%!

53.)I Barely Know Rezko - Only 5 Billed Hours - LIAR, you have known him for 17 years, and decided to do a real estate deal with him during a time when he was proven to be under investigation. Despite this, you divided your property and had them take off $300K before the mortgage problems started. Then Rezko’s wife buys the lot beside it that you can’t afford, saving you $625,000.

54.) My Donations Have Been Checked Thoroughly - LIAR, you only gave back Hsu ($72K) and Rezko (first $66K, then when caught lying $86K, then when caught lying again $150K and now caught lying YET AGAIN OBAMA, it’s $250k) their money when publically called on their involvement in your campaigns.

55.) My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church - LIAR, your church is so extreme, the pastor who married you, Rev. Wright, just got done blaming the US for 9/11 and named Louis Farrahkan their person of the year.

56.) I Disagree With My Church All The Time - LIAR, you still have yet to repudiate Wright, who married you and your wife, and you still donate large sums of money to assist the church in furthering its message - hatred and revenge. You donated in 2006 alone, $22,500 to the church that you so terribly disagree with. That is nearly $500 PER WEEK - that sure is disagreement, Senator Obama.

57.) I Have Clean Connections Despite Rezko - LIAR, you are not only connected to Exelon and Rezko, you are also connected to Hillary PAC supporter Mr. Hsu, AND an Iraqi Billionaire of ill repute, Nadhmi Auchi, who ripped off people in the Food For Oil, Iraqi deal. Seems Mr. Auchi may have helped Obama buy his million dollar property long before Obama had millions of dollars. Wonder what favors Mr. Auchi expects, when Obama leaves Iraq free to be taken over by special interests such as him.

58.) I never heard sermons like Rev. Wright’s, that have been in videos all day, You Tube - LIAR! 3 days later during your Mea Culpa BS speech you said “Did I hear controversial statements while I sat in that church? Yes I did.”

59.) The Passport Invasion is a conspiracy to find dirt on me! - LIAR. Your own Campaign Foreign Policy Advisor is the CEO of the company that looked into your records. PS - You had them look into yours to hide the fact you looked into Clinton’s and McCain’s more than a year before!

60.) Rev. Meeks has nothing to do with my campaigning - LIAR. Rev. Meeks appeared in ads for your Senate Campaign, donated to you, and helped raise money, then AND NOW. PS - He also seems to despise America.

61.) My wife didn’t mean America is ignorant, she was just using a phrase - LIAR. Again, MicHELLe’s comments perfectly sync with Wright’s, Meeks’, and Farrakhans, both in language, anger, and direction.

62.) I am very Anti-Terror - LIAR. [03/30/2008] One of your good pals is long time radical and terrorist William Ayers, with whom you have been seen in the last 12 months and who has helped the now jailed khalidi, Professor at Columbia who invited Ahmadinejad to the University, to raise money for Palestinian terrorism attacks against Israel. PS - Your church published a pro Hamas Manifesto - guess you weren’t there on THAT Sunday either? How lucky for you.

63.) I have the best plan to cure the Mortgage Crisis - LIAR. [03/30/2008] You and your campaign buddy Penny SubPrime Bank Collapse Prizker have had your little fingers full of subprime cash - Obama has taken $1,180,103 from the top issuers of subprime loans: Obama received $266,907 from Lehman, $5395 from GMAC, $150,850 from Credit Suisse First Boston, $11,250 from Countrywide, $9052 from Washington Mutual, $161,850 from Citigroup, $4600 from CBASS, $170,050 from Morgan Stanley, $1150 from Centex, and last but certainly NOT LEAST - Obama received $351,900 from Goldman Sachs. I am sure that cash all came from folks who knew the subprime loan they had was a dream, eh?

64) I played greater role in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion - LIAR - [03/31/2008] It was found that Obama — the day after sitting for the interview — filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama’s own handwritten notes added to one answer. Read Obama had greater role on liberal survey

65) I did NOT play the race card: - LIAR - [03/31/2008] Obama was the first to play the race card. According to Phialdelphia Inquirer, Quietly, the storm over the hateful views expressed by Sen. Barack Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, has blown away the most insidious myth of the Democratic primary campaign. Obama and his surrogates have charged that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has deliberately and cleverly played the race card in order to label Obama the “black” candidate.

14 posted on 07/21/2009 3:46:59 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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Yeah, and I think Americans everywhere are damn sick and tired of being lied to by Democrats, overall. Witness the recent two townhall meetings where Dem politicans were nearly yelled off the stage.

15 posted on 07/21/2009 3:48:14 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Survival is a Mom's Job! Check out my blog:
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Well, I am sure Ms. Viera, as a staunch truth-seeker and journalist REALLY held Hussein’s feet to the fire, making sure she CALLED HIM on the lies.

And then I woke up.

16 posted on 07/21/2009 4:06:55 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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“I’ve been very unhappy with how much thinly veiled racism I’ve seen from all sorts of folks disagreeing with him on all sorts of policies”

Disagreeing with Obama is thinly veiled racism while drawing disgusting cartoons of Condi is healthy political dissent.

17 posted on 07/21/2009 4:08:07 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (The ONLY ones able to fix the economy - Small Business Owners!)
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To: Cantiloper

I have no problem “bashing obama”. I will bash any bastard who is trying to destroy my country as he is doing.
This commie admits he doesn’t even know what is in his health takeover bill.
He is the most dangerous person ever elevated to power in the history of this country.

18 posted on 07/21/2009 4:17:59 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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Racisim is dead in the water unless used as a convenient tool.

19 posted on 07/21/2009 4:21:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BerryDingle

Man, I’m gonna copy that!

20 posted on 07/21/2009 4:35:46 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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