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Lies of the Union: Obama's Half-Truths and Blatant Falsehoods
IsraPundit ^ | 1/31/10 | Bill Levinson

Posted on 01/31/2010 3:34:13 PM PST by Winged Hussar

Obama's State of the Union insults intelligence of American people, U.S. Supreme Court

Barack Obama's first State of the Union speech forfeited the trust and respect of the American people, and in fact that China calls the Mandate of Heaven: the social contract in which the leader's utility to the people affirms his right to lead. A leader who tells half-truths and outright falsehoods forfeits his people's trust and respect, and accordingly his right to be anything but a lame duck figurehead. Let's begin with his half-truth about his health care agenda.

    Obama: Our approach would preserve the right of Americans who have insurance to keep their doctor and their plan. It would reduce costs and premiums for millions of families and businesses.
This is at best a half-truth. The half that is true is the fact that, under the pending legislation, you can keep your existing health insurance under a grandfather clause. The half that Obama leaves out is the fact that, if you wish to change your insurance, or the policy itself changes substantially, you have to buy a plan that meets government requirements. As an attorney, Barack Obama should be the first person to recognize that a half-truth is no better than a lie, noting that a half-truth would violate a witness' oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; sotu; ussc
The article continues by pointing out Obama's flat out lie about a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on corporate participation in elections.
1 posted on 01/31/2010 3:34:14 PM PST by Winged Hussar
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To: Winged Hussar
From the article:

Judge not the words themselves, but their effect on the audience. The president fully expected that his hundreds of supporters in the legislative branch would stand and cheer, while the justices remained seated and silent, unable to respond even afterward. Moreover, the president’s speech was only released about 30 minutes before the event, after the justices were already present. In short, the head of the executive branch ambushed six members of the judiciary, and called upon the legislative branch to deride them publicly. If you missed it, check the YouTube video. No one could reasonably believe in their heart that this was respectful behavior.

Then there is the substance of the remark itself. It was factually wrong. The Court’s ruling in Citizens United concerned the right of labor unions and domestic corporations, including nonprofits, to express their views about candidates in media such as books, films and TV within 60 days of an election. In short, it concerned freedom of speech; in particular, an independent film critical of Hillary Clinton funded by a nonprofit corporation.

Obama declares war on the SC - Something for the justices to consider when ruling on constitutionality of legislation or admissibility of documents pertaining to the One.

2 posted on 01/31/2010 4:08:24 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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At least half of Zero’s brainpower is exhausted keeping up with his many lies.

3 posted on 01/31/2010 7:50:49 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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