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NY Times: White House declines to deny Obama lied about his mother (& her medical insurance)
Beliefnet ^ | 7/15/11 | Jonathan S. Tobin

Posted on 07/17/2011 5:58:26 AM PDT by Libloather

NY Times: White House declines to deny Obama lied about his mother
July 15, 2011
by Jonathan S. Tobin
Commentary Magazine

**SNIP**

In other words, Obama lied in order to make a political point.

The early death of the president’s mother was a tragedy for her family, but Obama’s manipulation of the narrative about her life was utterly unscrupulous. While her battle for disability coverage probably was stressful, that has nothing to do with her son’s subsequent efforts to impose a government health care plan on the nation. Moreover, it should also be pointed out the president is in no position to claim his untrue account of his mother’s problems was the result of a misunderstanding about a matter in which he was not involved. According to Scott, the correspondence says his mother referred to her son as her attorney in these matters.

For those with short memories, it’s important to recall that Obama has used this story repeatedly, including during one of the presidential debates with opponent John McCain. During that debate he said:

For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they’re saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don’t have to pay her treatment, there’s something fundamentally wrong about that.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.beliefnet.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: insurance; mother; obama; whitehouse
The little rookie socialist lies? Get out.
1 posted on 07/17/2011 5:58:29 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Politicians will say ANYTHING to get their way.


2 posted on 07/17/2011 6:00:09 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather
Like Al Gore lying about his sister blowing her last breath in his face while he was 500 or 1000 miles away at a fund raising dinner, it's all about the image, the emotional content. Truth and facts don't enter into it, and therefore such questions should not be answered.

besides, that may cause people to begin asking: "What other parts of his life has Obama lied about?" And that is a HUGE can o' worms.

3 posted on 07/17/2011 6:04:44 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Libloather
LIBERALS LIE.

Period. Ann Coulter's new book? "DEMONIC" -- pretty much says it all.

4 posted on 07/17/2011 6:10:05 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: Libloather

The NYT would save reams of paper and gallons of ink if they would just print things that obama DOESN’T lie about...it would be blank,basically.


5 posted on 07/17/2011 6:10:21 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: theDentist

I don’t feel confident that any GOP candidate will bring this up in any upcoming debate with him.


6 posted on 07/17/2011 6:11:37 AM PDT by Recon Dad (“I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.” Edwin Edwards)
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To: Libloather

No surprise here.
The Bullsh*t light on my computer goes off every time Obama is mentioned.


7 posted on 07/17/2011 6:14:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: FrankR

BUt just the fact that the NYT printed this at all is telling. It was one of our founders that coined the phrase that facts are stubborn things.

Now a followup on his assertion that 80% of Americans want taxes to be increased would be in line to follow a theme, but then again maybe it has as I didn’t give the NYT the web hit to find out.


8 posted on 07/17/2011 6:14:31 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Recon Dad

Oh, hell no. They’re primarily spineless, they’re meek, and they want the press to like them, to not call them “mean-spirited” or “racist”. Same as always. Here’s my news to them: The Press hate you, they always will, and they’ll call you “mean-spirited” and “racist” and a hundred other vindictives throughout your life. Deal with it and fight hard!


9 posted on 07/17/2011 6:17:58 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Libloather

Yeah, really. He has lied about everyone else in his family.


10 posted on 07/17/2011 6:18:23 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: mazda77
BUt just the fact that the NYT printed this at all is telling. It was one of our founders that coined the phrase that facts are stubborn things.

Ah, you fall for the MSM trickery again!

During Clinton we had all sorts of stories (after the fact) about his lies. The MSM must expose these lies after they have made their impact just to say that the media is fair.

In Clinton's case, the lies were so numerous that the media started marveling at how good he was at lying.

So, just because the NYT runs a story --- 2 years late -- about Obama lying is not a victory for us in any way!!!!!

11 posted on 07/17/2011 6:21:03 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Libloather
For Obama and his like-minded friends, any lie that furthers the ‘cause’ is admirable.
12 posted on 07/17/2011 6:23:16 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Not falling for the trickery if they had the smarts to devise such a brilliant plan, if I had then I would have clicked onto their site.

I have no illusions this is a crack in the veneer, just amazed it got past the editorial staff.


13 posted on 07/17/2011 6:24:58 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Jerrybob
LIBERALS LIE. Period.

Ann Coulter's new book? "DEMONIC" -- pretty much says it all.

And they can easily hold two totally opposite opinions in their alleged minds at the same time without seeing any conflict. It is a mental disease.

14 posted on 07/17/2011 6:27:26 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Libloather

that lie served it’s purpose, the new lie being shouted is how the GOP wants to destroy the economy, social security, medicare, medicade, push granny off a cliff. and the press is going to help the donks in everyway they can.


15 posted on 07/17/2011 6:34:15 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Yaelle

yeah........he threw his granny under the bus in his “civil rights” speech... the granny that fed him and took care of him. looks like he took a page from the Al Gore book when he milked his sister’s (?) cancer to a fare-thee-well.....O is beginning to rank with Casey Anthony in terms of making things up.


16 posted on 07/17/2011 6:36:34 AM PDT by avital2
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To: Libloather
Obama lied about his mother

Why all this the fuss over one of Obama's lies?

I've read articles and blog sites devoted to listing Obama's lies. I don’t recall seeing articles or blog sites refuting the fact that Obama's lies repeatedly.

Although I do recall several insinuations, that Obama is awesome. Perhaps that meant Obama is an awesome liar. However, I would think an awesome liar would be a liar whose lies weren’t so often exposed, a stealthy liar if you will.

My first recollection of an Obama lie was when he announced he was a constitutional law professor. This got my attention. I remember saying to myself, “any candidate who understood the Constitution is one I could vote for”.

Obama is a constitutional activist who ignores the founder’s vision for America provided by the Constitution and conducts an administration that supports his Socialist agenda.

17 posted on 07/17/2011 6:38:01 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: Libloather

The early death of the president’s mother was a tragedy for her family.
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Why was it such a tradgedy? When she was alive and well she never spent that much time with them anyway.

An early death is a tradgedy in any family. My father died at 51, but he was with his family his whole life, not roaming around Indonesia, while others in the family raised his children.


18 posted on 07/17/2011 6:38:28 AM PDT by Venturer
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19 posted on 07/17/2011 6:39:01 AM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . Burger & Fries Queen's 1700 calorie lunches . . . . .)
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To: Don Corleone
>And they can easily hold two totally opposite opinions in their alleged minds at the same time without seeing any conflict. It is a mental disease. <

Absolutely right.

20 posted on 07/17/2011 6:39:07 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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21 posted on 07/17/2011 6:41:52 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: reefdiver
the new lie being shouted is how the GOP wants to destroy the economy, social security, medicare, medicade, push granny off a cliff.

Those aren't exactly "new" lies, just a new liar telling them. I remember similar lies being told about Eisenhower and republicans in general, that's as far back as my personal, political memory goes, I'm sure that those lies go back even further than that.

22 posted on 07/17/2011 6:44:59 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (I not only know nothing, I don't even suspect anything.)
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To: Libloather

Wow! This is the final straw that is gonna make the Liberals and the mainstream media turn on him and assure his defeat in 2012.

(Do I really need the sarcasm tag here folk?)


23 posted on 07/17/2011 6:49:30 AM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: Libloather

Obama forgets his birthday! Or was he just lying about that too?

Obama’s Senior Moment: ‘I’ll be turning 50 in a week.’
Actually…he’ll be turning 50 in three weeks. His birthday is August 4, two days after the debt ceiling deadline. Senior moment?

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/07/obamas-senior-moment-ill-be-turning-50-in-a-week.html


24 posted on 07/17/2011 6:50:49 AM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: Jerrybob

It’s called “doublethink.”


25 posted on 07/17/2011 6:52:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Recon Dad
I don’t feel confident that any GOP candidate will bring this up in any upcoming debate with him.
The only GOP candidates with the ba**s to do it is Sarah, Herman and maybe Rick and Newt.
26 posted on 07/17/2011 6:54:37 AM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: Libloather

ST. LOUIS TEA PARTY COALITION ANNOUNCES RALLY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE……

In acknowledgement of the President’s landmark 50th birthday, the St Louis Tea Party Coalition has announced they will be throwing a “Tea Party for Obama” Rally. The event will take place on President Obama’s actual birthday, August 4th, from 6-8 pm at Keiner Plaza in downtown St. Louis.

President Obama has been formally invited as the keynote speaker, along with a host of several celebrity speakers across the political spectrum. “The point is to unite as Americans” explained St Louis Tea Party Coalition Co-Founder Bill Hennessy. The organization will be providing birthday cake at the event, and a special musical guest will lead participants in singing “Happy Birthday” to the President.

For More Information:

Jen Ennenbach: Jen.Ennenbach@stlouisteaparty.com


27 posted on 07/17/2011 6:56:41 AM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: Libloather
"We're paid to worry about it”

This should have everybody worrying.

28 posted on 07/17/2011 7:02:15 AM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: theDentist

dick gephardt perfected this form of the lie.

LLS


29 posted on 07/17/2011 7:10:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Jonah Vark
His birthday is August 4, two days after the debt ceiling deadline. Senior moment?

Maybe August 4 ISN'T his birthday.

When your entire life is based on lies, it's hard to keep them straight sometimes.

30 posted on 07/17/2011 7:12:53 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: theDentist

“What other parts of his life has Obama lied about?” And that is a HUGE can o’ worms.

Well we can assume “Dreams from my Father” is one huge lie. Ironically, his supporters treat it like the Bible.


31 posted on 07/17/2011 7:18:42 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: no dems

(Do I really need the sarcasm tag here folk?)

I’m not so sure. Thing are piling up for Zero. Another crack in the dam will only help.


32 posted on 07/17/2011 7:36:06 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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33 posted on 07/17/2011 8:32:44 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Libloather
Reminds me of Al Gore, talking about his sister dying of lung cancer, while his family was growing tobacco.
34 posted on 07/17/2011 8:56:42 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Libloather

I hold owebama (sounds like AlaBAMA) in utter disdain. He is nothing but a huge POS. Turn the dung beetles loose. JMHO of course.


35 posted on 07/17/2011 9:13:25 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Jerrybob

Slight correction:

Liberals Lie About Everything All the Time


36 posted on 07/17/2011 10:13:25 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: castlegreyskull
Well we can assume “Dreams from my Father” is one huge lie.

Yes. And that he never heard Rev Wrights black supremacist teachings on the pulpit. That he didn't know jack about Operations "Gunrunner" and "Fast and Furious". That he was unaware of GE's not paying taxes... that Van Jones and many of his other czars have marxist leanings... that Tony Rezko in Chicago (from whom he bought real estate at far under market value) was a career criminal... etc etc etc.

37 posted on 07/17/2011 11:57:06 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Jonah Vark

Obama’s entire life is a lie, from the beginning to the present. He is a fabrication of Soros, the Democratic Party, and the MSM.


38 posted on 07/17/2011 12:59:40 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: theDentist

“Yes. And that he never heard Rev Wrights black supremacist teachings on the pulpit. That he didn’t know jack about Operations “Gunrunner” and “Fast and Furious”. That he was unaware of GE’s not paying taxes... that Van Jones and many of his other czars have marxist leanings... that Tony Rezko in Chicago (from whom he bought real estate at far under market value) was a career criminal... etc etc etc.”

Let pretend he isn’t lying about his knowledge or lack of knowledge of the mentioned subjects. Why would anyone want such an oblivious President? I was always taught, that ignorance was never excuse for problems when your in a position of authority and responsibility. I really wonder why the media tries to play just as ignorant/oblivious as Obama is pretending to be. Why do so many people have such low standards for their leaders? Nothing good will ever come from embracing such people for leaders, other than reviewing the lessons learned from the destruction created for such poor decisions. Obama lacks, tact, integrity, and courage, and it is obvious to anyone who has ever taken a lesson in basic leadership principles (which is nearly the entire military).


39 posted on 07/17/2011 1:06:17 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Libloather

Obama lying isn’t even news anymore .. it is expected.


40 posted on 07/17/2011 4:26:21 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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