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FR EXCLUSIVE: Obama Exposed As Liar by Rahm Emanuel on Health Care Deals With Senate
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Kristinn

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bennelson; bhohealthcare; demlies; healthcare; obama; rahm; rahmemanuel
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1 posted on 01/27/2010 5:37:51 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

BTTT!


2 posted on 01/27/2010 5:39:47 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: kristinn

He has always lied.
Even his handlers can’t cover for him anymore.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 5:41:03 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: kristinn

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.


4 posted on 01/27/2010 5:42:11 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: kristinn; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...
Excellent work, Kristinn

The list, ping

5 posted on 01/27/2010 5:43:27 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kristinn

Go Kristinn! I hope you are the next buckhead!
Will the lamestream media report this? I think not.
But we will! Good Job!


6 posted on 01/27/2010 5:43:39 PM PST by acapesket
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To: kristinn

It depends on what the definition of “bunch” is.


7 posted on 01/27/2010 5:43:50 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: kristinn
I just heard that. We all knew Obama was a psychopathic liar.
8 posted on 01/27/2010 5:43:57 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: kristinn

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?


9 posted on 01/27/2010 5:44:22 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks kristinn.


10 posted on 01/27/2010 5:44:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: kristinn

11 posted on 01/27/2010 5:44:48 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: kristinn

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.


12 posted on 01/27/2010 5:45:12 PM PST by hondact200 (hondact200 No to Socialism - Michigan Destroyed by Socialist Democrats..)
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To: kristinn
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.

Perhaps someone needs to tell the anointed one that the President is not the one that outlines how Congress operates.

13 posted on 01/27/2010 5:46:11 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: kristinn; onyx; SE Mom; Bahbah; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz

Great catch, Kristinn!

So Rahm finally left his hiding place .. hmmmmm

-0 is one amazing bold-faced liar.


14 posted on 01/27/2010 5:46:59 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: kristinn

Interesting choice for the media. Who to name as the liar? Obama or Rahm?

Silly me, they will ignore it.


15 posted on 01/27/2010 5:48:56 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: kristinn

Classic RAT misdirection. “Is” is not “is.” Zero didn’t personally do the deal....his peeps did the deal.


16 posted on 01/27/2010 5:50:55 PM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: Cicero
why

Because it's a heck of a lot harder to remember a pack of lies than it is the truth.

17 posted on 01/27/2010 5:51:30 PM PST by 4woodenboats (I see smart people - and some of them are strong willed women.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

“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.


18 posted on 01/27/2010 5:51:40 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: kristinn

Bump!

Good jod.


19 posted on 01/27/2010 5:52:08 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: kristinn

20 posted on 01/27/2010 5:52:32 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: kristinn

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


21 posted on 01/27/2010 5:52:39 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Marty62

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.


22 posted on 01/27/2010 5:53:19 PM PST by illinifan
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To: kristinn

Huge catch!


23 posted on 01/27/2010 5:53:21 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: holdonnow

Get a load of this!


24 posted on 01/27/2010 5:54:06 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: hondact200

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?


25 posted on 01/27/2010 5:54:06 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: kristinn

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.


26 posted on 01/27/2010 5:56:28 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: kristinn

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 !


27 posted on 01/27/2010 5:59:17 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: kristinn

bump


28 posted on 01/27/2010 6:00:06 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

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”.


29 posted on 01/27/2010 6:00:16 PM PST by illinifan
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To: illinifan

this amazes me...now let’s see who picks up on it.


30 posted on 01/27/2010 6:01:48 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: illinifan

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!!


31 posted on 01/27/2010 6:05:11 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: kristinn

It’s sad that our President in incapable of telling the truth.


32 posted on 01/27/2010 6:09:23 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: kristinn
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.

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.

Veerry interestink..

33 posted on 01/27/2010 6:17:24 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: kristinn

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.


34 posted on 01/27/2010 6:18:08 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: kristinn

Here’s video of Rahm Emanuel contradicting Obama:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/01/27/rahm_emanuel_wh_was_involved_in_health_legislation_all_the_way_through.html


35 posted on 01/27/2010 6:21:37 PM PST by ianschwartz
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To: kristinn

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.


36 posted on 01/27/2010 6:25:42 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: kristinn

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.


37 posted on 01/27/2010 6:26:09 PM PST by adm5 (THE COMING TAX REVOLT SHOULD BE THE LAST THING OBAMA & CO. SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT.)
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To: kristinn

You should sent this to Drudge and Fox.

Good catch!


38 posted on 01/27/2010 6:26:28 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: kristinn

Will all respect, Kristinn, he has told so many bald-faced lies that are well-documented that this is a yawn.


39 posted on 01/27/2010 6:29:33 PM PST by expatpat
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To: kristinn

Maybe... just maybe, Rahm is the liar? But I doubt it.


40 posted on 01/27/2010 6:33:35 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: ianschwartz; adm5

Thanks, Ian. adm5 suggested splicing the two interview segments. I agree, if you’re up for it.


41 posted on 01/27/2010 6:35:23 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: kristinn

on it


42 posted on 01/27/2010 6:36:11 PM PST by ianschwartz
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To: kristinn
"Surprise, surprise!"


43 posted on 01/27/2010 6:36:22 PM PST by Redbob (Pray for Pres. Obama...Psalm 109, v.7)
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To: kristinn

Thanks kristinn. POS liars ALERT!


44 posted on 01/27/2010 6:38:21 PM PST by PGalt
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To: ianschwartz; adm5; All
D'oh! You already did it!

Here's the link again with the contradictory statements of Obama and Emanuel on video.

Good job, Ian!

45 posted on 01/27/2010 6:39:13 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: kristinn

Plausible Lieability!


46 posted on 01/27/2010 6:41:25 PM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: kristinn

Oh, I thought you meant making two different clips.


47 posted on 01/27/2010 6:42:07 PM PST by ianschwartz
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To: paulycy

You have to be kidding me. This man had the nerve to show up at the SOTU show after this? Talk about brass!


48 posted on 01/27/2010 6:46:32 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: jennyjenny; kristinn
It depends on what the definition of “bunch” is.

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?

49 posted on 01/27/2010 6:47:34 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: ianschwartz

No, your video is great the way it is.


50 posted on 01/27/2010 6:53:05 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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