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Is Barack Obama a Compulsive Liar?
American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2012 | Steve McCann

Posted on 10/01/2012 3:53:26 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome

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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Is the Pope Catholic?


51 posted on 10/01/2012 6:40:32 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
"Mein Can't" has an apropos ring to it.

Or Mine Kant (who had a rather narrow definition of lying)

52 posted on 10/01/2012 6:44:35 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
I am not sure which is worse, telling a big lie or weasel-wording a statement. Obama has mastered the ability to weasel-word so cleverly that you have to think carefully about everything that he says. What he says and what he means are two different things.
53 posted on 10/01/2012 7:10:52 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Ann Archy; vanilla swirl

Obama is a different liar than Bill Clinton

Clinton would parse words so that in his mind he would TECHNICALLY be telling the truth (once again, in his mind) which would lead you to think he cared about telling the truth and knew it to be wrong to lie.

Obama just flat-out lies. Says anything at all. No basis in reality.


54 posted on 10/01/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Obama like Bill Clinton simply has no moral standards, truth is whatever is needed to be said to gain power or protect your butt. Obama simply has no morality and the very concept of truth is alien to his thinking. What is scary is that history is full of examples of others without a sense of morality for example Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. Read Orwell’s 1984 to see an example of an entire society devoid of any truth.


55 posted on 10/01/2012 7:35:47 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: MrDem
all Goebbels world class liars

There are at least 69 million in the USA.

56 posted on 10/01/2012 7:37:20 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: Holly_P
if “Obama” were called a liar to his face

That we can be sure will not happen; I think Joe Wilson was quickly silenced, wasn't he?

57 posted on 10/01/2012 7:39:41 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Well said!


58 posted on 10/01/2012 7:43:30 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Again I commend to all FReepers H.G. Frankfurt's On Bullsh*t.

Obama (and leftists generally) aren't liars: they are bullsh*tters. The liar knows what he is saying is false and says it specifically for the purpose of deceiving the hearer. The bullsh*tter doesn't care about the truth or falsehood of his utterances, but says whatever is expedient, whatever he thinks will induce the desired behavior in the hearer, whatever supports his own position. In the end Frankfurt concludes that bullsh*t is a worse enemy of truth than lying -- the liar is at least aware of the truth.

59 posted on 10/01/2012 8:09:03 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I agree with you: on balance, more sociopath than liar.
All the attributes are there for sociopath in Obama, especially the qualities of charm, personal likeability,etc.
They have been noted by everybody, especially his “opponents” on “the Right”. It is those qualities and talents that have allowed Obama to get away with what he probably knows are lies, but he is merely the vehicle for an Encyclopedia of Lies that the current Left, mostly his elders from a previous generation of Lefties, have furnished him with. The reason this generation of Professional Liars on the Left rolled the dice on Obama and shoved Hillary Clinton aside is because his whole “package” was, to them,
an easier and more irresistible sell, than Hillary Clinton’s, which they feared would be sullied again by accusations against her husband and his 2007-20008 vintage
sexual improprieties. Obama was the perfect Agent to sell
the Leftist Dreambook to the American people, and he had to do nothing by smile, entertain celebrities, golf, and show up now and then with his sonorous voice on display, sounding
for all the world like he was not only the final Authority on Everything but in fact the Author of all of it.OF COURSE Obama is a Liar, also, but’s let’s not give him too much credit for anything else. He knows NOTHING about political process, and less about employing the usual
strategies through which politicians manage to get their “bills” through, like his new supporter, Bill Clinton. T’was ever thus with him—even as a State Senator he was uninterested in legislation, and was handed over wholesale a bunch of legislation he could pretend was his, but was written by a few low-level Democrat hack politicians. Obama
needed something like that to make himself look credible.
Once elected President,he gladly and willingly laid back and watched others go “over, above, around and through”, for example, to get the mistitled
“Obamacare” through as Law of the Land. He had no interest in crafting it, and has no more idea of what is in it than any Dem in Congress. He was just happy to serve as Front Man
for a whole variety of policies initiated by his Enablers.
Please, “don’t get me started”!!!!


60 posted on 10/01/2012 8:10:10 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: The_Reader_David

I know of the book, but haven’t read it.
The author’s thesis is solid, indeed, BS is what drives
the engine of all those Democrat Party “strategists” who infest FOX and other outlets like hordes of cockroaches, or more appropriately, termites. What constitutes “Lies” and what constitues “Truth” is of course always debatable, and the Left knows this-—our political process puts them permanently “out on bail”, so that all they have to do , after months of stonewalling every actionable issue,is to indignantly submit themselves to
“hearings” and investigations that go on so long, they have ample time to BULLSH*T their way through all of it, through surrogates twisting the narrative at every turn, to ensure that the accused will come out smelling like a rose, a rose wilted to be sure, by unfair prosecution of the other side
“merely for political gain”.
Somebody once said “Always tell the truth, it’s easier to remember”. For the Left it’s “Always bullshit your way through everything—it’s easier for our supporters to remember, and repeat, and repeat, and repeat”.


61 posted on 10/01/2012 8:33:19 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (My personal Memo to the Utopian Left:-- You can't improve on Imperfection.)
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To: supremedoctrine

AND OF COURSE I should have added that Obama/Bill Ayers
has also helpfully provided that previous generation of Lefties with that Encyclopedia of Lies known as “Dreams from
My Father”-—a greater gift they could not have hoped for, since it constitued the formal package and wrapping through which Obama was marketed and sold to the American People as
post-racial healer—even though there was nothing in the book
that suggested that’s what he’d turn out to be.


62 posted on 10/01/2012 8:56:51 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (My personal Memo to the Utopian Left:-- You can't improve on Imperfection.)
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To: ETL

Everything he says and does informs his islamism, and I believe he’s smart enough to know that fealty to a deity will win the day over fealty to any human god. Even him.


63 posted on 10/01/2012 9:01:38 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Diogenesis

You’ve been here for quite awhile. How do you get the administrators to respond to a question?

I posted a thread last Friday, (About the Daily Mail picking up the Story about Obama’s Naughty Mama) and an Hour later it was gone. I asked if they pulled it, and I got no response. I have NEVER gotten a response to any question I have asked them.

Is there a way to get an answer from the administration?


64 posted on 10/01/2012 9:03:29 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Ann Archy

And I think he might be an active alcoholic, too. They tend to lie a lot as well.


65 posted on 10/01/2012 9:11:37 AM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

He IS a politician, isn’t he? Liars all.


66 posted on 10/01/2012 9:14:01 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padmé: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Is Barack Obama a Compulsive Liar?

Need an answer?
Ask Obama.
Options are yes or no.
Now evaluate answer with the facts.


67 posted on 10/01/2012 9:14:10 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

What a question. He’s a liberal, nuff said


68 posted on 10/01/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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I just checked google images and I did in face find pics of bears shitting in the woods.


69 posted on 10/01/2012 4:07:41 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: TigerClaws

“Sad how much he knows the MSM will cover for him.”

how much do you think the MSM’s nonstop positive shield for all things Obama is worth? Didn’t, once upon a time, the Federal Communication Commission have some sort of regulation called the “fairness or equal time doctrine” regarding media reporting? regardless of how much money Romney raises, i can’t imagine it ever being able to match the value of what the MSM provides to BO.

God save America from 4 more years of BO.


70 posted on 10/01/2012 5:46:12 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
(Article) While Barack Obama exhibits traits from both categories, it is becoming increasingly clear that he is primarily a compulsive liar. How else to explain the lies and obfuscations that so easily come forth regardless of whom he may be talking to or the subject matter.

Reminds me of the anecdote about an Army messenger's finding Gen. MacArthur sitting in a Jeep by the side of a road on Luzon, listening to the sounds of combat up ahead of him. The messenger delivered his message and left, and MacArthur was quiet for a little while. Then he said, to nobody in particular, "Now there was a man who never told the truth, if a lie would suffice."

The American People are going to have to get over our habit of elevating men like that and celebrating their ability to scratch our prejudices and tease our hopes while screwing us royally.

71 posted on 10/01/2012 9:44:54 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: radioone; Ann Archy
At least Clinton "wagged his finger" to let us know when he way lying.

And he had the trick of raising his eyebrows to make his eyes bigger and more sincere: "I really, really, really mean this!!" Dead giveaway.

That, and a visit from "Sid the Squid" Blumenthal, father of "Max the Beast" Blumenthal, retailing a story about Mad Monica the White House Stalker .... before the blue dress showed up.

72 posted on 10/01/2012 9:50:17 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: supremedoctrine
Good precis of Obama's career arc since 2004 and his ascension to National Liarhood.

I often skip over long posts, but yours was worth the read -- thanks.

73 posted on 10/01/2012 9:57:42 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: The_Reader_David
Thanks for your thoughtful (as usual) post. Good one.
74 posted on 10/01/2012 9:59:49 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

Addendum: The message was that FDR had died. MacArthur’s comment was an epitaph for Roosevelt.


75 posted on 10/01/2012 10:02:24 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Huskerfan44
The real question (obscured by the short headline) is whether Obama is a compulsive liar or a sociopathic liar.

The answer is, yes.

76 posted on 10/01/2012 10:04:58 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
"The American People are going to have to get over our habit of elevating men like that and celebrating their ability to scratch our prejudices and tease our hopes while screwing us royally.

I hope the American People get over the habit this November, because the way things are going, I'm not sure we'll get another shot at it in another four years, at least not as the Republic is currently constituted.

77 posted on 10/01/2012 10:40:40 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Thank you, I try, and get lots of practice on FR,
Checked my “account” and it seems I have made well over
8000 replies in the last 6.5 years. From early 1998 to 2006
I made about the same number, then was away from 4 months or more. It’s a spontaneous act of composition always, takes only a few minutes, and then you’ve got a convenient archive
of self-published rants or just thoughts that went through your mind that day. It’s great/


78 posted on 10/02/2012 6:07:46 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (My personal Memo to the Utopian Left:-- You can't improve on Imperfection.)
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To: supremedoctrine

Frankfurt does not apply his thesis to the behavior of the left, but only considers the relationship between truth, lies and bullsh*t at a general level. (For all I know H.G. Frankfurt might well be a liberal Democrat — he is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Princeton. On the other hand, he may be of an old enough generation that conservatives were common among Ivy League faculty in his day and he may be one. I don’t know.)


79 posted on 10/02/2012 5:17:22 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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