Skip to comments.FR EXCLUSIVE: Obama Exposed As Liar by Rahm Emanuel on Health Care Deals With Senate
Posted on 01/27/2010 5:37:51 PM PST by kristinn
Hours before his embattled boss gives his first State of the Union address, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has exposed as a bald-faced lie Barack Obama's claim made just two days ago that he had nothing to do with the much maligned deal to get the vote of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) for the Senate's healthcare bill before Christmas.
Speaking to ABC News' World News Tonight anchor Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview on Monday, Obama denied being involved in what has come to be known as the "Cornhusker Kickback"
SAWYER: A lot of people think you must say at the end of the day, this is not who I was in 2008, these deals with Nebraska, with Florida...
OBAMA: Let's hold on a second, Diane. I mean, I think that this gets into a big mush. So let's just clarify. I didn't make a bunch of deals. There is a legislative process that is taking place in Congress and I am happy to own up to the fact that I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked. So that's point number one.
In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric today, Emanuel flatly stated that he and the Obama administration were heavily involved in the Cornhusker Kickback as well as the other deals that provoked outrage from the public and helped Republican Scott Brown win the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.
Couric: As you know, people were pretty disgusted by deals that were made up on Capitol Hill like the one given to Ben Nelson to win his support. If the White House was so involved, was this done with your blessing? But -
Emanuel: Look, we were involved in the legislation all the way through.
Couric: Were you involved in that?
Emanuel: Yeah. I'm not gonna go through all of it -
Couric: But in the Ben Nelson deal?
Emanuel: We were helpful in getting the bill off the Senate floor. And in retrospect the things - as I said to you just earlier, things you woulda done different.
To repeat what Obama told Diane Sawyer about the Cornhusker Kickback:
So let's just clarify. I didn't make a bunch of deals. There is a legislative process that is taking place in Congress and I am happy to own up to the fact that I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked.
Barack Obama lied to the American people on national television. And he's been busted by his own Chief of Staff.
He has always lied.
Even his handlers can’t cover for him anymore.
C’mon, Teh Eon didn’t do anything. It was Rahm who did the dirty work. Teh Eon didn’t get his hands dirty, he’s got minions for that.
The list, ping
Go Kristinn! I hope you are the next buckhead!
Will the lamestream media report this? I think not.
But we will! Good Job!
It depends on what the definition of “bunch” is.
Great find, Kristinn.
Now, why on earth would Rahm admit that to Katie? Does he expect to be thrown under the bus or something? Is he getting a little annoyed with Obama? Or did their signals just get crossed?
Looks like Rahm emmanuel is quitting. so he is turning his tutu inside out to make sure he is not taken down with the failures. the chief of staff is the one that goes to jail for the fraudulent activities. so tutu boy is getting out, and making sure he is not well liked by his jakas friend.
Perhaps someone needs to tell the anointed one that the President is not the one that outlines how Congress operates.
Great catch, Kristinn!
So Rahm finally left his hiding place .. hmmmmm
-0 is one amazing bold-faced liar.
Interesting choice for the media. Who to name as the liar? Obama or Rahm?
Silly me, they will ignore it.
Classic RAT misdirection. “Is” is not “is.” Zero didn’t personally do the deal....his peeps did the deal.
Because it's a heck of a lot harder to remember a pack of lies than it is the truth.
“Silly me, they will ignore it.”
Yep, the msm has bigger fish to fry such as O’Keefe in Louisiana. They can’t be bothered with a story about Obama lying once again.
Yeah the Kenyan didn’t get his paws dirty. He is a philosopher king. He directed his stooges (Like Ram Emauelle) to do his bidding
Our philosopher-king by way of Hawaii-Indonesia-Pakistan-Columbia University-Harvard-the mean streets of Chicago
Oh my! There isn’t even any pretense of playing along with the “lie” by The One. It’s not that they can’t cover for him. They don’t care if he is shown as a liar. They think his “personality” and oratory skills will win the day. They grow more pompous daily. My greatest wish for tonight, BTW, is a major teleprompter fail and The One’s true colors being shown to all. The words “epic fail” come to mind.
Get a load of this!
things must be REAAALLLY bad if Emanuel is doing this now... but here’s another point, aside from self-preservation i wonder why he’s throwing the towel in the game so early?
FOr years I worked for a supervisor who was a habitual lyer. It was well known. We protected ourselves my never having a conversation alone or keeping a small recorder at our desk. Even when he was caught straight out, nothing seemed to remove him from his position. He like BO couldn’t analize or organize this most minimal project and yet he still was promoted. He didn’t have an orginal idea in his head....Peter principle.
This is a Shovel ready cover up.
We (the people) heard, acknowledged, accepted, rewarded Joe Wilson’s “You LIE” moment in Congress.
This current SOTU speech cannot compare. We came, we saw, we barfed once already.
Sweat BHO, YOU LYING SOSSOB !
I don’t think he is throwing in the towel. They are thumbing their nose at us. Like my senator said in our local paper when asked about the Cornhusker Kickback, “I’d say that Harry Reid knows how to get 60 votes.
this amazes me...now let’s see who picks up on it.
Maybe the Teleprompter will Fizzle, Belch, Smoke, and then just crack into Pieces as a Revolt against the KENYAN VILLAGE IDIOT’S LIES, RANTS and OUTRIGHT TREASONOUS Statements against AMERICA and Her Citizens! Listen to see if OBOZO mentions the words Democrats, Democratic Party or anything referring to Democrats! Betting its all about “I” and “I and the PROGRESSIVES!” The IDIOT is a POS! beside being a Liar and Con-Artist!!
It’s sad that our President in incapable of telling the truth.
Even aside from the lie about not being involved in the whorehouse deal with Nelson, this is a bizaare statement.
It is not Obama's place or job to "change Congress or how it operate". He admits he'd have liked to change it though.
Great job Kristinn. It works. Expose them for whom they are, and the rest takes care of itself.
Sending this article of yours out to 47 concerned fellow citizens immediately.
Thanks again. Love it.
Here’s video of Rahm Emanuel contradicting Obama:
Your analysis is brilliant, k. Thanks for wading through the sewage that is Hussein’s rhetoric and finding these contradictions.
He is indeed a miserable failure.
Great job, kristinn.
Are you working on the video of this? If not, someone needs to cobble both of those interviews together and make it go viral.
You should sent this to Drudge and Fox.
Will all respect, Kristinn, he has told so many bald-faced lies that are well-documented that this is a yawn.
Maybe... just maybe, Rahm is the liar? But I doubt it.
Thanks, Ian. adm5 suggested splicing the two interview segments. I agree, if you’re up for it.
Thanks kristinn. POS liars ALERT!
Here's the link again with the contradictory statements of Obama and Emanuel on video.
Good job, Ian!
Oh, I thought you meant making two different clips.
You have to be kidding me. This man had the nerve to show up at the SOTU show after this? Talk about brass!
That's right. One, two, or three is not a bunch. He can always say that if confronted. So what if they add up to a half-billion or so?
No, your video is great the way it is.
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