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If the leader of the free world can lie with such impunity we are doomed
Telegraph UK ^ | February 17, 2013 | James Delingpole

Posted on 02/17/2013 12:30:30 PM PST by opentalk

Earlier this week in his State of the Union address President Obama made some observations on climate change so brimming with falsehoods I'm surprised his nose didn't fall off.

It really doesn't matter where he himself was deliberately lying or whether he was merely lending the gravitas of his office to the deliberate lies of others. The point is that the President of the USA has access to any number of fact checkers and advisers and if he stands up and addresses the nation with a farrago of complete untruths then the buck stops with him.

This dissembling and mendacity becomes all the more culpable when it forms the basis of major public policy decisions which will have a serious impact on people's lives in the US and beyond.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; climatechange; climatefraud; climategate; corruption; criminalpresident; davos; democrats; elitescam; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenfraud; obama; stealing; thegreenlie; un

1 posted on 02/17/2013 12:30:35 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

0bama is ANYTHING but a leader and he abhors a free society!


2 posted on 02/17/2013 12:34:26 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: opentalk
Why does 96% of our best news and opinion come from a country that hates us and is quickly becoming a Caliphate mixed with a 1984 scenario? What then?
3 posted on 02/17/2013 12:35:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: opentalk

False premise that O is the leader of the free world. Can’t get past that.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 12:37:39 PM PST by tunedin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are doomed.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 12:40:36 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: opentalk
Obama is a sociopath. He's not a hands-on killer (yet), but his behavior shows all the signs of lacking a conscience.

His sociopathy appears on observation to either be linked to (or just fits seamlessly with) his hatred of America and those of European ancestry.

He doesn't just hate the truth, he likes flaunting his dishonesty. It's one of his many ways of sticking it to the man (i.e. Whitey).

6 posted on 02/17/2013 12:43:42 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: opentalk


7 posted on 02/17/2013 12:44:08 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: opentalk

The UK is infested even more than the US with socialists. The UK Telegraph should start its education of the public about socialism and the triumph of ideology over facts, logic and truth and it could start with the truth about Fabian Socialists, the particularly vile form of socialist found in the elites of the UK.

Obama lies because that is how the mind of a liberal (er, now “progressive”) works. The lie is formed to support and advance the ideological agenda. They first lie to themselves, they lie to their friends and they lie to their family. In fact, they are enemies of the truth whenever the truth impedes the greater agenda.

This is the exact pathology of the Obama lies. In the Progressive World, truth is malleable and plastic. Truth is molded by ideology. Truth is whatever it needs to be at the moment.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 12:44:30 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: opentalk
President Obama and..

his kind of fact checkers.. more likely, flak chuckers (some of his ideological parents)..


9 posted on 02/17/2013 12:45:17 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: opentalk

Ironic that the only newspaper that does not immediately put kneepads on its staff at the mere mention of the annointed one’s name is in the socialistic UK.


10 posted on 02/17/2013 12:45:25 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: opentalk

Any person with open eyes knows this has nothign to do with climate, but is all about the draconian control of industry, energy production and ultimately, individuals.


11 posted on 02/17/2013 12:45:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: RoosterRedux
He doesn't just hate the truth, he likes flaunting his dishonesty. It's one of his many ways of sticking it to the man (i.e. Whitey).

I think that's what all these ridiculous vacations are all about. Giving us the finger.

12 posted on 02/17/2013 12:49:09 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: opentalk
Leader of the Free World:
13 posted on 02/17/2013 12:54:58 PM PST by Signalman
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To: opentalk

To call Hussein a leader of the free world is as wrong as is to call the US a free country, especially after what he has done to it.


14 posted on 02/17/2013 12:55:23 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Signalman

A breyte deye hob’n!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 02/17/2013 1:05:24 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Signalman


16 posted on 02/17/2013 1:06:18 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: opentalk

It is doubly tragic that while conservatives in and out of the U.S. can see the destruction being wrought by the Obama presidency and his penchant for arrogantly delivered mendacity whenever he speaks but most Americans just see The First Black President. The symbol. While they may not like where the nation seems to going they very much want to give The First Black President every benefit of the doubt, blame others - mostly Republicans - for his failures and pretend that he is actually doing a good job. This kind of subtle patronizing of Obama by guilty whites, Latinos and 99.8% of black voters is well understood by Obama, Axlerod, Jarrett and the cadre that advises the president. The result is the sometimes near criticism-free Obama administration that is wrecking our economy and much more.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 1:12:35 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: opentalk

Teflon President with asbestos pants.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 1:25:39 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: theBuckwheat

A problem for the USA is that 50% + or - of the population have the independence to be societal sheep but not the smarts to see the wolves among them.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 1:26:14 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: opentalk

The “FREE WORLD” doesn’t have a leader.


20 posted on 02/17/2013 1:26:59 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: theBuckwheat

A problem for the USA is that 50% + or - of the population have the independence to be societal sheep but not the smarts to see the wolves among them.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 1:27:02 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: from occupied ga
Degingpole also goes after corrupt media, From the article:

… So why this snake-oil salesman being allowed to get away with it? ... So why, outside the internet, has no one called him on it?

The answer, I think, lies partly within the question. The internet, it seems to me, is the last bastion of truth in a world corrupted beyond measure.

Over 1300 comments at the link.


22 posted on 02/17/2013 1:39:06 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Some words of advice are so apt that they may be applied to all situations, in all places, and in any Century. Note the following excerpt from Thomas Jefferson's letter to young Peter Carr. Sadly, it seems, the advice has not been passed on and/or accepted by some prominent recent and current political leaders in America.

"Nothing is so mistaken as the supposition, that a person is to extricate himself from a difficulty, by intrigue, by chicanery, by dissimulation, by trimming, by an untruth, by an injustice. This increases the difficulties ten fold; and those who pursue these methods, get themselves so involved at length, that they can turn no way but their infamy becomes more exposed. It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions." - See "Letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785," in Thomas Jefferson: Writings (New York: The Library of America, 1984), pp. 814-815.

23 posted on 02/17/2013 1:40:02 PM PST by loveliberty2
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24 posted on 02/17/2013 1:41:49 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: opentalk
If the leader of the free world can lie with such impunity we are doomed

Oh, please!! Anyone who thinks politicians don't lie is either an idiot or a leftist.

25 posted on 02/17/2013 1:57:31 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: opentalk

He’s the chief liar of a party of lying liars.... What else did anyone expect?


26 posted on 02/17/2013 2:10:50 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: Joe 6-pack

You are correct. It has nothing to do with climate. It is just another way to chip away at the structure of the United States. That’s all it is and nothing more.


27 posted on 02/17/2013 3:34:12 PM PST by abclily
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Link referenced in article

Obama fails climate science in his State of the Union address -- Climate Depot's point-by-point rebuttal to the President's global warming claims

28 posted on 02/17/2013 3:37:28 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
There is no "leader of the free world." There is lots of free world (admittedly shrinking each day) but there is not a single leader. Hasn't been for some time.
29 posted on 02/17/2013 3:56:17 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: opentalk

If anyone thinks more than 3-5% will change their vote, they’re dreaming.


30 posted on 02/17/2013 9:57:19 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why does 96% of our best news and opinion come from a country that hates us and is quickly becoming a Caliphate mixed with a 1984 scenario? What then?

Perhaps some of them understand where they are headed, long for the days when they had an opportunity to do better, and have hopes of waking us up in time for America to regroup and be the bastion of Freedom that serves as an anchor for the world. If we fall, the world falls.

31 posted on 02/18/2013 4:13:22 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: tunedin

“False premise that O is the leader of the free world.”
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False in all ways, first, if a free world exists somewhere, it is certainly not on this planet. Secondly, “O” would never be interested in leading a free world, he is only interested in pretending to lead while dangling on the puppet strings of people like Bill Ayers, Soros and others who are dedicated to the destruction of anything remotely resembling a free world.
People should stop referring to things that do not actually exist, how can we castigate those who refer to fantasies like man made global warming as real while we refer to things like the free world which do not in fact exist.


32 posted on 02/18/2013 8:35:13 AM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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