Skip to comments.Obama's Bad Lie: But the rest are OK, apparently
Posted on 11/10/2013 6:58:52 PM PST by Daniel Clark
Obamas Bad Lie: But the rest are OK, apparently
by Daniel Clark
If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Thats just one among dozens of variations of this promise that President Obama has made since 2008. By now, many in the news media have acknowledged that its a lie. The obvious questions are, what brings them to that realization now, and why about this, of all things? Their willingness to hold him accountable for this particular lie suggests that its something exceptional, as if hed been impeccably honest about everything else up until this point.
There was no such judgment, for example, about his attributing the motive for the Benghazi attack to a YouTube video, as he did in his Rose Garden speech two days after it occurred, and again on Late Night with David Letterman five days later, and again in a speech to the United Nations a week after that. Not only didnt the media hold him accountable, but presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley of CNN even helped him deny saying it.
In August 2012, he said in reference to possible military action in Syria, a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. A year later, when it was learned that chemical weapons had been used in Syria, he said, I didnt set a red line. The world set a red line [by producing the Chemical Weapons Convention] Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Of course, the red line is only a metaphor that he used to explain what might compel him to launch an attack. If it hadnt been his line, he would not have been at liberty to move it after it had been crossed.
During his final debate against John McCain in 2008, Obama flatly denied having launched is political career at the home of Weather Underground founders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. There is no factual dispute over whether the meet the candidate event took place. Its just that it has been deemed unimportant, and the presidents denial of it has not been characterized as a lie.
Although Obama has gambled $840 billion on his stated belief that massive amounts of deficit spending will stimulate the economy, he persists in claiming that his astronomical deficits were inherited from George W. Bush. Not only dont the media expose this lie, but they happily assist him in spreading it. Some of them have even backed up his efforts to blame Bush for Operation Fast & Furious, and the taxpayer-funded investment in Solyndra.
As a state senator, Obama blocked Illinois version of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, a decision he justifies by saying that the bill lacked any language prohibiting its use as a means of challenging Roe v. Wade. In fact, an amendment had been added that contained the very provision hed demanded, and he obstructed the bill anyway.
Not that Obamas lies are restricted to policy matters. Repeatedly throughout his presidency, hes stated that Islam has been an integral part of Americas fabric since the nations founding. He attended Jeremiah Wrights church for 20 years, and even pinched a quote from Wright for the title of his 2006 book, The Audacity of Hope, but claims to have been oblivious to the ministers racist, America-hating rhetoric. Hes even spun the tale that his parents met as a result of the march in Selma, which famously took place in 1965. According to his birth certificate, he was born in 1961. Both cant be true.
So why, after all this, have the media zeroed in on the Obamacare whopper, as if it were the one and only bad lie, among all of Obamas lies? With the understanding that the simplest answer is often the correct one, heres one suggestion: its the one lie out of the bunch of them that they actually believed, and wanted to be true.
The distinction is like the one between laughing with somebody and laughing at him. For as long as the media have been lying with Obama, theyve understood his lies to be good. Now, they realize that theyve repeatedly been told a lie that they dont perceive themselves to have been in on, and it has hurt their feelings. In their view, its perfectly defensible to lie to the American people, and even to the international community to which they are more sympathetic. For a liberal president to lie to the press, however, is downright ungrateful.
-- Daniel Clark is a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author and editor of a web publication called The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press, where he also publishes a seasonal sports digest as The College Football Czar.
“Nobody’s listening to your phone calls.”
The problem here is the chocolate crusader is paying rope a dope with the public. Everyone knows what he said and he was lying. So, rather than correcting the lie, he just leaves it out there and the media and public continue to flail away at it.
Meanwhile, the entire remainder of his law breaking and or lies has had all the air taken out of them. This guy has so many skeletons now, that all he has to do is wait for the next one to take the spotlight away from all the prior ones. His not responding to any of the controversies is his plan to skate through the next three years. The sole reason he appeared on friendly NBC the other night for that political fellatio by a supposed newsman was because he was forced to do something by the dem senators running for reelection. If he did not do what he did, he would have lost their backing.
Otherwise he would have not come forth and added a few more lies to the mix.
Sorry Danny, the reason why the media are holding him accountable this time is that the Public know without a doubt! All the other lies were more than once removed from the Public experience; there was a tiny measure of doubt that the Media exploited. There was a plausible one in a trillion chance that Obama was as clueless as he maintained. This time there is no-way on God’s green Earth he didn’t make those promises, and when he doubled down on the Lie; it was like he slapped the Public’s face for calling him on it. Most of the Media know better than to “Slap the Bull” when it is paying attention!