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NBC's Lauer: 'Now the President Always Has to Back Up His Words With Proof?'
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Posted on 02/05/2013 6:07:08 PM PST by chessplayer

During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today about the White House releasing a photo of President Obama skeet shooting to dispel doubt about his claim of doing it "all the time," co-host Matt Lauer worried about the precedent that had been set: "So like releasing the birth certificate a year or so ago, this is the next step, that now the President always has to back up his words with proof?"


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: noaccountability; nobc; nodocumentation; nomoreconstitution

1 posted on 02/05/2013 6:07:14 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

“Trust but verify”


2 posted on 02/05/2013 6:09:17 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
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3 posted on 02/05/2013 6:11:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

Newsflash, Lauer.

It’s because he lies!


4 posted on 02/05/2013 6:15:05 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: chessplayer

Pathological liars are required to provide proof.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 6:15:41 PM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high cap piece a chance.)
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To: chessplayer

"What difference does it make?"


6 posted on 02/05/2013 6:20:42 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: chessplayer

Not every President need prove what they say is true. Only those who are mistrusted.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 6:24:16 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: chessplayer; abb; weegee
NBC's Lauer: 'Now the President Always Has to Back Up His Words With Proof?'

That's right, Pretty Boy.

You might even challenge him from time to time.

It's called "Journalism."

8 posted on 02/05/2013 6:25:37 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: chessplayer
We had a liar in Clinton, now we have someone that just might be able to outdo Clinton but I doubt it. It's just that Clinton was/is better at it.

If Obama's defenders in the press and elsewhere didn't so strongly hide all of his outright lies and distortions, he'd look as absurd as he truly is.

The press must believe he's an affirmative action President (unqualified but entitled.)

9 posted on 02/05/2013 6:26:07 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: chessplayer

When the President is a proven lying sack of sh!t like this one is, yes, he does have to back up his words with proof. And the sworn statements of impartial witnesses.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 6:26:07 PM PST by Flatus I. Maximus (If you're reading this, you are the resistance.)
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To: chessplayer

He didn’t release his birth certificate, Matt. He released a clearly forged virtual COLB on-line.

He still hasn’t released a valid birth certificate.

He has hidden virtually his entire history, and evidently the news media aren’t interested in exploring any of it.

What grades did he get in school and college, Matt? No interest in that?


11 posted on 02/05/2013 6:26:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: chessplayer
I know that some people like to reflexively bash Trump, but Trump offered to pay "substantially more" than $5M to victims of hurricane Sandy if Obama would release his college transcripts.

How hard would that be? Who would refuse such a simple request -- especially when it came with such a big payoff? Who?

Obama, that's who.

The man has secrets. Lots of 'em.

12 posted on 02/05/2013 6:26:55 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: chessplayer

Obama has never had to back up anything when it comes to the this MSM.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 6:27:16 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: chessplayer

A reputation is a terrible thing to lose!


14 posted on 02/05/2013 6:27:16 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: chessplayer

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Matt, did someone insult your boyfriend Obama..poor baby can’t take the heat..did you ever think Matt, maybe for just a split second, the reason why we question Obama is because he is a pathological LIAR


15 posted on 02/05/2013 6:30:16 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: martin_fierro

“Pretty Boy” ?

NOT


16 posted on 02/05/2013 6:33:18 PM PST by Selene
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To: chessplayer

Hey Lauer you sack of crap, how about doing your job and getting answers to questions, hey here is an easy two.

Obama where were you when the attacks in Libya started and after you heard about it did you go to the situation room or did you go to bed knowing Americans were being attacked?

Lauer, you and your pathetic corrupt turds get lied to every day and all you lot do is repeat the talking points to the ignorant sheep and cult of obama out there.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 6:36:06 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: chessplayer

Two fakes don’t make a truth, Matt.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 6:36:24 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: chessplayer

Only those that are ‘credibility-challenged’...


19 posted on 02/05/2013 6:37:47 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: ClearCase_guy
... Trump offered to pay "substantially more" than $5M to victims of hurricane Sandy if Obama would release his college transcripts.

I'm not so sure it's about the grades. It could be about the titles of the courses he took. Think of the reaction if his transcripts at Occidental and Columbia were loaded with courses like "African Studies 101" and "Economics 210: How to Create a Socialist Economy in America."

20 posted on 02/05/2013 6:38:45 PM PST by Bryan
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To: chessplayer

Waaaaaaa!


21 posted on 02/05/2013 6:40:05 PM PST by DManA
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To: chessplayer
"So like releasing the birth certificate a year or so ago, this is the next step, that now the President always has to back up his words with proof?"

Well, Matt, as they say: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof."

22 posted on 02/05/2013 6:43:52 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: ClearCase_guy

The picture did not show him shooting skeet, it merely showed him holding a shotgun, or a “gauge” as the gangstas call it.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 6:44:03 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: chessplayer

Brought to you by the same leftist media who confessed that they never vetted Obama.


24 posted on 02/05/2013 6:46:22 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: chessplayer
Hey Matt! Remember Joe Wilson and what he said to 0bama at the SOTU speech? Is your health insurance policy going to cost less, Matt? Are you going to be able to keep your doctor, Matt? I could go on, and on, but I won't, Matt.

Anyway Matt, here's a refresher course for you: YOU LIE!

Hope that helps, Matt.

5.56mm

25 posted on 02/05/2013 6:47:00 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Bryan; Registered
He fears something like this, if his grades are ever published...

26 posted on 02/05/2013 6:47:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Bryan
I'm not so sure it's about the grades. It could be about the titles of the courses he took

No, it's about whether he was listed as a foreign student or an American. It's about a social security number. I don't actually care what Obama took in college and I certainly don't care what his grades were.

I have his first four years in office to prove his incompetence. ;)

27 posted on 02/05/2013 6:48:32 PM PST by old and tired
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To: chessplayer

Like Matt is going to ever see any post here... get real folks, to him we either don’t exist or are a bunch of hicks to be ignored.

You have to call, mail, email or confront him personally and even then he will probably ignore you.

I ignore him

TT


28 posted on 02/05/2013 6:54:25 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: chessplayer

Come to think of it, I don’t recall people asking Reagan for proof he was telling the truth.

There’s gotta be a hidden lesson in there somewhere.


29 posted on 02/05/2013 6:55:00 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And the Partisan Media Shills continue to baffle and amaze with their transparent hypocrisy. Thanks chessplayer.


30 posted on 02/05/2013 7:02:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: chessplayer


31 posted on 02/05/2013 7:08:09 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chessplayer
Hey, he cut the deficit in half!!!! Caused the sea levels to return to normal. and Healed the planet!

And ye still doubt him?

/insanity

32 posted on 02/05/2013 7:12:54 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: chessplayer
"...now the President always has to back up his words with proof?"

In a word, yes. Even then, I'd check the "proof" very, very carefully.

Given hussein's demonstrated and documented propensity for lying I have long assumed anything and everything he says is a lie. I could list a couple dozen here off the top of my head, but that'd just waste time/space. Anyone that's interested can do a quick Internet search and find sites with hundreds of examples of hussein's lies.

So yes Matt, hussein has burned up any shred of credibility he may have once had - you ought to know how that goes. So yes, he does have to provide incontrovertible proof for any and every claim he makes. When the statements are in regards to his "image" then there is no proof - his image and legacy are irrecoverable.

33 posted on 02/05/2013 7:26:44 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: jazusamo

Absolutely. And instead of just one Congressman yelling “you lie” at the State of the Union address, I want the whole damned Repulican side of the aisle to stand up and shout “YOU LIE” in unison this year . . . heck, make a chant out of it!!!! The President has disrespected the citizens of this nation by repeatedly deceiving them and lying to them. Screw the House rules.


34 posted on 02/05/2013 7:27:38 PM PST by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: chessplayer
Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)
35 posted on 02/05/2013 7:29:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: chessplayer

He’s not an honorable man.


36 posted on 02/05/2013 7:40:36 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: chessplayer
"That's right." "I'm dying my head robin egg blue for Easter this year."
37 posted on 02/05/2013 8:36:28 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"So like releasing the birth certificate a year or so ago, this is the next step, that now the President always has to back up his words with proof?"

Yeah, Matt...that's probably the best place to start. You realize, of course, that if this Soetoro clown wasn't such a thoroughgoing liar, people wouldn't be asking him to verify whatever he might say quite so often.
38 posted on 02/05/2013 10:52:13 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: martin_fierro

You’re right...


39 posted on 02/05/2013 11:42:18 PM PST by GOPJ (What EVIDENCE justified blaming Benghazi on... an obscure video? Freeper TexasVoter)
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To: chessplayer
"I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go." Obama

Prove it!

40 posted on 02/06/2013 12:17:50 AM PST by Daaave ("The ship will self-destruct in t-minus, ten minutes.")
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To: chessplayer

Yes Matt, it’s what comes from being a serial liar.


41 posted on 02/06/2013 9:50:16 AM PST by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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