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Obama Twice Mistakenly Mentions "My Sons," While Defending Contraception Mandate
CNS News ^ | 05/25/12 | Terrence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 05/25/2012 12:03:48 PM PDT by MissesBush

In two campaign speeches over the last two days, President Barack Obama has twice mistakenly mentioned "my sons" when defending his administration's regulation requiring virtually all health-care plans in the United States to provide women, without any fees or co-pay, with sterilizations and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives, including those that can cause abortions.

Obama, of course, has two daughters--10-year-old Sasha and 13-year-old Malia--but no sons.

On Monday, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations across the country--including the archdioceses of New York and Washington, D.C. and the University of Notre Dame and Catholic University of America—filed 12 different lawsuits against the Obama administration arguing that because the sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate would force Catholics to act against the teachings of their faith it violates the First Amendment right to freedom of religion.

At the Iowa State Fair Grounds on Thursday, Obama said: “We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood or taking away affordable birth control. We don’t need that. I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same economic opportunities as my sons. We’re not turning back the clock. We’re not going back there.”

Both the transcript of the Iowa speech distributed by the White House and a video of it posted by the Des Moines Register indicated that Obama mistakenly said “my sons.”

The video of the speech posted by the Des Moines Register also shows that despite his slip about "my sons," the president was speaking with the help of a teleprompter.

On Wednesday at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, Calif., Obama made the same mistaken reference to “my sons.”

“We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood, or taking away access to affordable birth control,” Obama said, according to the White House transcript of his speech. “I want women to control their own health care choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as my sons. We’re not rolling back the clock.”

In other recent speeches, Obama delivered virtually the same line as he did at the Iowa State Fair Grounds and at the Fox Theatre but said "your sons" instead of "my sons."

In Denver on Wednesday, for example, according to the White House transcript, Obama said at a campaign event at the Hyatt Regency: "We certainly don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or get rid of Planned Parenthood, or taking away affordable birth control. I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons."

Obama also delivered the line that way on May 10 at a campaign event in Seattle.

Earlier this month, at a campaign event at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, Obama made a similarly mistaken reference to “my sons” while defending of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which expanded the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits alleging discrimination in employment compensation.

“The first bill I signed, the Lilly Ledbetter Act--a simple proposition--equal pay for equal work. I don’t want my daughters treated differently than my sons,” Obama said, according to the White House transcript of that speech.

Obama made yet another similar rhetorical slip back on Jan. 12, while speaking at a campaign event at a private residence in Chicago, Ill. At that event, according to the White House transcript, he also mistakenly mentioned “my sons” in the context of talking about the Lily Ledbetter law.

“The first bill I signed--a bill that said that we’re going to have equal pay for equal work because I want my daughters treated the same way as my sons,” said Obama. “We got that done.”

In that instance, the Washington Post and Politico both took notice of the president’s slip of the tongue. Post columnist Al Kamen wrote: “Breaking news! President Obama, speaking last night in Chicago at a fundraiser at a private home, unloaded this bombshell: Obama, according to the White House transcript, talked about ‘The first bill I signed--a bill that said that we’re going to have equal pay for equal work because I want my daughters treated the same way as my sons.’ Sons? What sons? How many? Where? Names? Do the girls know? (More importantly, does Michelle?) Will the boys be joining him on the campaign trail?”

Politico picked up on Kamen’s piece, posting a short item by Byron Tau that said: “The Washington Post's Al Kamen catches this nugget in President Obama's address to supporters yesterday in Chicago: ‘The first bill I signed--a bill that said that we’re going to have equal pay for equal work because I want my daughters treated the same way as my sons.’ It's not the first time that a rhetorical hypothetical has tripped up the president, as when a ‘Muslim faith’ reference was taken wildly out of context.”

Obama, as noted, does not have sons. Nor was he born in Kenya. Nor is he a Muslim.

But it is a fact, as the White House itself reported in its transcripts of his speeches, that on four occasions this year President Obama has rhetorically slipped up and mistakenly talked about “my sons”—nonexistent though they are.

And in the last two days, in two separate speeches, he mistakenly talked about “my sons” in defending his mandate to force Catholics and Catholic institutions to act against the teachings of their faith in buying and providing health plans that pay for sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortifacients.

The Catholic teachings on sterilization, contraception and abortion that Obama’s mandate would force Catholics to violate are based in part on the premise that man has no right to veto God’s decision to bring a new life into the world.

“It is to be anticipated that perhaps not everyone will easily accept this particular teaching,” Pope Paul VI said in the 1968 Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae. “There is too much clamorous outcry against the voice of the Church, and this is intensified by modern means of communication. But it comes as no surprise to the Church that she, no less than her divine Founder, is destined to be a ‘sign of contradiction.’ She does not, because of this, evade the duty imposed on her of proclaiming humbly but firmly the entire moral law, both natural and evangelical.

“Since the Church did not make either of these laws, she cannot be their arbiter—only their guardian and interpreter,” said the pope. “It could never be right for her to declare lawful what is in fact unlawful, since that, by its very nature, is always opposed to the true good of man. In preserving intact the whole moral law of marriage, the Church is convinced that she is contributing to the creation of a truly human civilization.”


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KEYWORDS: contraception; gaffes; mysons; obama; obamadaughters; obamagaffes; obamasdumb; obamasons; trayvon; waronwomen
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But the media and the late night talk show hosts won't milk this for week's on end like they would if Bush had done it. It won't even be reported along with Obama's many other gaffes. Maybe Obama doesn't know the difference between male and female. Someone may need to teach him using puppets.
1 posted on 05/25/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

This goes well beyond just a misspoken word I believe this man is on the verge of a meltdown and should be removed from office


2 posted on 05/25/2012 12:07:17 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: MissesBush

He thinks every young inner city male looks like his son. Especially if they’re wearing crack pants & a hoodie.


3 posted on 05/25/2012 12:09:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: MissesBush

It’s hard to see this as an ordinary gaffe or slip. I think he has a hard time focusing his mind on reality. In fact, I’m not sure if he understands what reality is. There’s something out there, but the only really important thing is Obama.


4 posted on 05/25/2012 12:10:19 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: skeeter
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5 posted on 05/25/2012 12:14:03 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: MissesBush; Revolting cat!

He’s waiting for the day when one of his “sons” can marry Chaz Bono in a transgendered-gay-lesbian wedding.


6 posted on 05/25/2012 12:15:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Cicero

Damn teleprompter.


7 posted on 05/25/2012 12:15:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: MissesBush

Not only do we have no idea who he really is, neither does he!


8 posted on 05/25/2012 12:16:45 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1221 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: MissesBush

Maybe he does have some sons floating around somewhere, although given his sexual proclivities, probably not. Do we even know if his daughters are really his?


9 posted on 05/25/2012 12:23:55 PM PDT by Jess79
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To: MissesBush

He then asked one of his staff members to go get his Lincoln Town Car motorcycle so he could take his cat Bo to the vet.


10 posted on 05/25/2012 12:24:29 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: MissesBush

Well, of course he can’t say “your sons” - that would make it not about him, wouldn’t it?

My, my, my, my, my - the narcissist-in-chief can’t have that.


11 posted on 05/25/2012 12:26:51 PM PDT by green iguana
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To: MissesBush
twice mistakenly mentioned "my sons"

May not be a mistake. They just may not have told us about them. It's not like his life is an open book.

Hiding something else, maybe?

Might be a good question for the media to ask. . . .

12 posted on 05/25/2012 12:27:30 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: MissesBush

he’
s a dummy, corps, corpse, Austrian is a language, 57 states etc etc etc and not once does hte late show or this corrupt biased media ever mention any of this.


13 posted on 05/25/2012 12:28:02 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: MissesBush
He's been sipping out of Joe Biden’s bottle of water again, it'll happen every time.
14 posted on 05/25/2012 12:28:11 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: MissesBush

Obama, of course, has two daughters—.....—but no sons.

That we know of...


15 posted on 05/25/2012 12:28:48 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: MissesBush

Obama’s been working hisself to skin and bones on all our behalf. That’s the story his staff and media going to stick to.


16 posted on 05/25/2012 12:29:38 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: MissesBush

0 is entering the final stages of narcissism, as predicted here over a year ago: he was listening to his thumb puppet, and ignoring the TOTUS.
Both parties should agree to turn over the running the country to JR and Free Republic. We could sort things out by the 4th of July.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2633894/posts


17 posted on 05/25/2012 12:31:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: MissesBush

ESL?


18 posted on 05/25/2012 12:35:55 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: a fool in paradise
He’s waiting for the day when one of his “sons” can marry Chaz Bono in a transgendered-gay-lesbian wedding.

"I (partner X), take thee (partner Y), to my lawful wedded, uh, [WIDGET]."

OK, brain bleach time....

19 posted on 05/25/2012 12:37:03 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: MissesBush

Sons Of Barack?


20 posted on 05/25/2012 12:38:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Jess79
I think they're leased ~ just like you can get a brand new Hyundai and lease to buy or turn it back in for a car wash or something.

These people are like Yasser Arafat ~ he was a PLO Employee ~ hardly their leader. He was hired to handle top level administrative affairs.

The DNC hired Obama on to sound good ~ not to do anything imagining that he'd always have top staff people who were smart enough to do their jobs and cover for him in case of slips.

There's an awful lot about this guy none of us know ~

21 posted on 05/25/2012 12:41:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: green iguana

“My, my, my, my, my”

That’s a good theory. I find this very odd. Say it once, a mistake? Twice, WTH? Is he a robot? Is MO preggers with twins? Are they adopting two boys? Where are these sons?


22 posted on 05/25/2012 12:44:18 PM PDT by Selene
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To: null and void
Not only do we have no idea who he really is, neither does he!

LOL

Actually I think there's a lot of truth in what you said. He thinks he's everybody - a citizen of the world - and ends up being nobody.

23 posted on 05/25/2012 12:45:10 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: MissesBush
Someone may need to teach him using puppets.

If he hasn't got the basic grasp of mechanics by now, I don't want to think about what he'll do with the puppets.

24 posted on 05/25/2012 12:47:01 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: al baby

It looks like a Crack up is in his future???

He needs to be replaced and taken away from the Nuclear Button.


25 posted on 05/25/2012 12:47:14 PM PDT by DeweyShootem
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To: manc

Don’t forget Obama not knowing in 2011 that it wasn’t 2008 as he signed it in the Westminster Abbey guest book while visiting London last year, that Hawaii’s not in Asia, that the Malvinas aren’t the Maldives, that Microsoft did not get its start because of the Pentagon’s internet, etc., etc.


26 posted on 05/25/2012 12:47:14 PM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: MissesBush

There’s only two explanations. One, he either has sons somewhere, or two, his feminist strawmen cliche are getting intermingled with his pro-abort strawmen cliche.


27 posted on 05/25/2012 12:48:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: al baby

It does seem strange


28 posted on 05/25/2012 12:49:48 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: MissesBush
Maybe Obama doesn't know the difference between male and female. Someone may need to teach him using puppets.

LOL! Obama actually doesn't even know what planet he's on, so I guess this isn't surprising.

Nor is it surprising that the press is just totally ignoring the whole thing. I'd say that the press is what will get Bambi reelected, except that the RNC went out of its way to pick a candidate who is about as similar to Obama as anybody can get - raving liberal, child of a privileged background, member of a wierd cult - and people will vote for the devil they know over the one they don't.

I suspect that Bambi will actually withdraw, however, because I think he wants a more international position. In that case, Hillary will be the candidate, and she'd probably win easily.

29 posted on 05/25/2012 12:50:32 PM PDT by livius
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To: MissesBush

Poor girls. It’s hard when the message you hear is daddy wanted boys instead.


30 posted on 05/25/2012 12:51:52 PM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happing to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: MissesBush

It’s like the movie Anchorman, just insert something stupid into the teleprompter and he would read it. That would be a nice prank to play on Obama.


31 posted on 05/25/2012 12:52:32 PM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: MissesBush

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It means Moochelle is having twin sons for her ‘Campaign 2012 Pregnancy”!

Obama’s seen the ultrasound.

This will lock in the reelection...


32 posted on 05/25/2012 12:54:10 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: MissesBush
This Bozo has live such a life of lies, not even he knows what is real. Nobody knows.

For a skinny, he sure is a Big Fat Zero.

33 posted on 05/25/2012 12:54:16 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: MissesBush

“As a member of the Choom Gang, Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends. The first was called ‘TA,’ short for ‘total absorption.’ To place this in the physical and political context of another young man who would grow up to be president, TA was the antithesis of Bill Clinton’s claim that as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford he smoked dope but never inhaled,” writes Maraniss, author of a biography of the 42 nd president.


36 posted on 05/25/2012 12:56:00 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: RatRipper

Agreed. Freudian slip? May explain his interest in pushing the subject - he understands it all too well.


37 posted on 05/25/2012 12:56:50 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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Even sheltered by the drooling press, Obama more and more sounds like he’s coming apart. Will be an interesting campaign season.


38 posted on 05/25/2012 12:58:56 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: mrsmith

Yikes, you’re right!


39 posted on 05/25/2012 12:59:00 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: Selene
Where are these sons?

Hush now!

He's still choked up about losin' Tray'von.

40 posted on 05/25/2012 1:00:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: mrsmith

I suppose it’s possible...three months pregnant now, babies to be born in Nov

Nahh - she is too old.


41 posted on 05/25/2012 1:00:27 PM PDT by Selene
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To: pabianice

“Even sheltered by the drooling press, Obama more and more sounds like he’s coming apart. Will be an interesting campaign season.”

The upcoming debates with Romney are going to be interesting...

....if Obama doesn’t back out of them.

If he is coming apart, his handlers may not allow debates. Could make for a -real- “comin’ apart” moment on live tv!


42 posted on 05/25/2012 1:05:34 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: MissesBush
Obama, of course, has two daughters--10-year-old Sasha and 13-year-old Malia--but no sons.

Knowing the mind (?) of a liberal, maybe Saha and Malia are boys dressed as girls because they were born in the wrong body!!

43 posted on 05/25/2012 1:06:06 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: MissesBush

I figure the only explanation is that he has the subject of “little boys” on his mind a lot. Why? I’ll leave that to your own speculation.


44 posted on 05/25/2012 1:06:11 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Cicero

My personal opinion, based on Obama’s admission that he has used crack cocaine in the past, that he is still a regular drug user and that the SS has been covering for him.


45 posted on 05/25/2012 1:13:50 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: MissesBush
All joking aside (which is really hard for some freepers...some of whom seem to think they are the second coming of WC Fields)...there is something really wrong with this guy.

The gaffs he makes are not just blunders...but out and out "crazy talk." Thinks he has sons...Can't remember his kids age...signs the wrong year in the guestbook...says there are 10K dead in a town...can't remember what city he's in (numerous times)...Corp s man...expected to be president for 8-10 years...says "UHHHHH" more than any person I have ever listened to in public life...Says he was born because of Selma..."

Yet the drones RAVE about how intellectual he is. It is like a cult...and their leader has a serious mental disorder.

46 posted on 05/25/2012 1:16:01 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: tumblindice

4th of July? Heck, it won’t take us that long. Middle of June, tops.


47 posted on 05/25/2012 1:20:05 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: MissesBush
Have we now found what he's been hiding all these years? Sons he abandoned in HS and college that have turned out to be lowlifes livin’ in the hood? Which is why he said "If I had a son, he'd look like Treyvon? " Yeah, because they do!
48 posted on 05/25/2012 1:22:22 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MissesBush

I wonder where that came from.

To me, mispeaking always comes from somewhere. It can be thinking too far ahead (what I think Bush used to do) so you lose track of what you are currently saying. Sometimes you really don’t know the word.

But sometimes it really IS a Freudian slip, saying what is REALLY on your mind. I wonder if Barack was bending back into his Muslim past, where sons are really all the count. We are very much a product of our childhood.


49 posted on 05/25/2012 1:36:22 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: MissesBush

I think this is something else. It has to do with how the brain reacts to years and years of pathological lying. The subconscious will take over and creates spontaneous lies that serve no purpose. I knew a person like this that could not stop lying about the most mundane things. He would not realize what he said until he said it. He lied so much, it became a subconscious habit.


50 posted on 05/25/2012 1:36:37 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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