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Geithner Confirms Obama's a Liar, Again, and Again, and Again
Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 05/16/2014 5:18:17 AM PDT by Kaslin

News flash to the world: Obama’s a liar.

Yeah, all politicians are. I get that part.

But not all politicians get pilloried for it in books by their top aides.

Tim Geithner appears to be the last of a plethora of administration insiders who say that Obama fibs.

A lot.

Geithner claims that Obama, through Jack Lew, asked him to blow a “dog whistle” to the Left by claiming that social security wouldn’t contribute to future deficits.

Geithner explains that the “dog whistle” was secret code telling the Left that social security wouldn’t be touched according to an account by FoxNews.

Having put the story in print, Geithner is now claiming that he’s being misquoted in his own memoirs, which until now, was the only thing distinguishing Terrell Owens' autobiography.

Move over 81, you got company.

(For personal appearances by Number 81, you need only dial 1-855-Owens81.)

Former defense secretary Robert Gates turned coat on Obama earlier this year, saying that despite Obama’s push for surge strategy in Afghanistan, Obama never believed his own strategy.

More Americans died during Obama’s guidance in Afghanistan than during the whole Bush presidency.

“In fact, according to the CNSNews.com database of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan,” writes Dennis Crowley of CNS, “73 percent of all U.S. Afghan War casualties have occurred since Jan. 20, 2009 when Obama was inaugurated.”

Writes the Washington Post:

“Obama, after months of contentious discussion with Gates and other top advisers, deployed 30,000 more troops in a final push to stabilize Afghanistan before a phased withdrawal beginning in mid-2011. ‘I never doubted Obama’s support for the troops, only his support for their mission,’” Gates writes.

Pretty much the same thing.

You can’t ask people to die over remaining steady in polling and still say you support the troops.

“The White House seemed to see an actual benefit in not doing too much,” says former administration official Vali Nasr who worked on Pakistan/Afghan issues for the administration according to the Washington Times. “The goal was to spare the president the risks that necessarily come with playing the leadership role that America claims to play in this region,” saying that Obama was more interested in the domestic political effects of foreign policy, and using foreign policy as a tool to hit Hillary Clinton.

While not necessarily a lie, certainly running foreign policy for parochial domestic interests was and is counterproductive to American interests.

While not penned by an insider, Edward Klein’s book The Amateur, is full of accusations by administration insiders who claim that Obama has lied to Americans about what his real agenda is, about the competency of Obama’s administration, and his inability to get along politically with even his one-time most ardent supporters like Caroline Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey.

Insiders have at least been decidedly prescient and consistent in their degradation of Obama.

They knew what the rest of us suspected even before the Obamacare fiasco confirmed Obama to be an opportunist who will say whatever he thinks he can get away with.

So here’s my question for my liberal friends: At what point do you abandon this president if not on principal at least out of a sense of self-preservation?

History won’t be kind to Obama if already the memoirs are so full of brutality.

Imagine what will be said when Obama is no longer president.

I can’t wait.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: barack0bama; memoirs; robertgates; timgeitner

1 posted on 05/16/2014 5:18:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Even a tax cheat, who signed on with this lying president, wants to distance himself from the crooks in office now.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 5:20:32 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

~~~Imagine what will be said when Obama is no longer president.~~~

I just pray there’s something left of this country at that time.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 5:22:19 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kaslin

The high-water mark of “Infirmative Action” has been met with the behavior of this incompetent, egotistical, cold-hearted excuse of an executive.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 5:23:37 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Kaslin

when they say 73% of all war casualties they are being nice- the correct way to say it is that THREE TIMES AS MANY SOLDIERS DIED since Obama took over.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 5:31:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: glennaro

The high-water mark of “Infirmative Action” has been met with the behavior of this incompetent, egotistical, cold-hearted excuse of an executive.


I sometimes wonder if the MSM as well as Jesse Jackson and the rest of the race-baiters aren’t wetting their panties over that very thought. Much of their lives and their sense of ‘who-I-am’ is wrapped up in Affirmative Action. If they actually have to compete based on talent and skill they know they will fail horribly.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 5:34:56 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Kaslin

OK, Geithner proves that Obama is a liar, but we all know that.

What we don’t know is whether Geithner was the Mastermind of the IRS Program to silence Conservative Groups, or was Obama that Mastermind?

How far UP the “Chain of Command” does the IRS Abuse of Power go?

Who is the “Top Link” in this Federal Oppression?


7 posted on 05/16/2014 5:35:00 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: F15Eagle

~~~Imagine what will be said when Obama is no longer president.~~~

I’m not sure he’s going to leave


8 posted on 05/16/2014 5:39:13 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Kaslin
Every time Obama opens his mouth it is to lie another whopper, with only two exceptions being:
9 posted on 05/16/2014 5:55:40 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Kaslin

Latest poll is that 50% STILL blame Bush for the state of the economy.

America WANTS to be lied to, apparently.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 5:55:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin; All


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11 posted on 05/16/2014 6:00:12 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

Geither’s never told the truth a day in his life, why should I believe anything he says now?


12 posted on 05/16/2014 6:09:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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GEITHNER'S INFANTILE BOOK TARGETS PEOPLE WHO JUST FELL OFF A TURNIP TRUCK calculatedly leaves out important facts. Read on.

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MEET THE KINGPINS OF CHICAGO CRIMINAL POLITICS IN OUR WH The malevolent parasitic strain of Chicago criminals wasted no time.....they had a stranglehold on the US Treasury from the getgo.

The minute Obama/Valerie/Rahm/Axelrod/Geithner, and that diseased bunch, landed in DC they did two things that were apparently crucial to their evil plans

(a) they took control of the US Census;

(b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS).

THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.

When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09

More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html

THIS MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD shortly after quitting his powerful WH job as Obama's COS, Rahm held a presser declaring he "just remembered" he really, Really wanted to be Mayor of Chicago. Then Rahm announced he had magically "raised" $10 million for his campaign in "just a matter of weeks." (waiting for hysterical laughter to die down). Ya gotta wonder how much Wall Street Rahm wired offshore when Obama put him in charge of the entire US Treasury.

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Rahm Emanuel takes over Chicago / May 16, 2011

EDITED EXCERPT .... an exciting time in the inbred world of Chicago Democratic politics.... Democratic don, Richard M. Daley ruled for 22 years, inheriting the mayoralty from his father, Mayor Richard J. Daley who held on for a generation. Now the ex-chief of staff of Chicagoan Barack Obama (once a state Senator, now president) was installed. US Treasury Secy Tim Geithner was there, and so was Chicagoan David Axelrod, an O team player.

BTW, Mayor Daley's former chief of staff, Valerie Jarrett, hired Obama's wife, Michelle, to work in Chicago City Hall.

Jarret is now ensconced as Obama's chief policy advisor. In Chicagoland vernacular, "chief policy advisor" means "wire-transfer artist".

Mayor Emanuel's innovative ways commenced early on---his organization was getting $50G's for the best seats at the inauguration (mmmm........that accounts for another couple million scammed from Treasury).

The mayoralty (and its--cough--"benefits") is a job Emanuel has coveted since he was a machine go-fer back in the 1980s.....before he became Bill Clinton's national campaign finance chairman and then a dual role as senior White House aide and Goldman Sachs lobbyist and then (gasp) becoming a multi-millionaire, thanks to a measly few months at a local investment firm...then a (gag) Congressman for four terms---then White House chief of staff for Obama that helped create the 2010 Republican House landslide.

SOURCE http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/05/rahm-emanuel-new-chicago-mayor-tim-geithner.html

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MARK THIS WELL Obama's handmaiden since Chicago days is Valerie Jarrett---then Mayor Daley's henchman---who hired Michele to work in Daley's office.....decent salary, perks, and all you could steal.

Valerie's official WH title is "senior deputy advisor"-------in Chicago criminal politics parlance that means "wire transfer artist."

13 posted on 05/16/2014 6:13:12 AM PDT by Liz
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EXCERPT---FOURTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS Behind The Real Size of the Obama Bailout; A guide to the abbreviations, acronyms, and obscure programs that make up the $14 trillion federal bailout of Wall Street
SOURCE motherjones.com
Mon Dec. 21, 2009 12:23 PM PST

The price tag for the Wall Street bailout is popularly put at $700 billion—---the actual size of TARP--the Troubled Assets Relief Program. But TARP is just the best known program in an array of more than 30 overseen by Treasury Department and Federal Reserve that have paid out or put aside untraceable money to bail out financial firms and inject money into the markets.

To get a sense of the size of the real $14 trillion bailout, see MJ chart at web site. A guide to the pieces of the puzzle includes massive untraceable Treasury Department bailout programs.

In September 2008, the US Treasury (controlled by Obama/Emanuel) announced that it would insure the holdings of publicly offered money market mutual funds. According to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), these guarantees could have potentially cost the federal government more than $3 trillion [PDF].

Public-Private Investment Fund: This joint Treasury-Federal Reserve program bought toxic assets from banks and brokerages—as much as $5 billion of assets per firm. According to SIGTARP, the government's potential exposure from the PPIF is between $500 million and $1 trillion [PDF].

TARP: As part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Treasury controlled by Obama/Emanuel made loans to or investments more than 750 banks and financial institutions. $650 billion has been paid out (not including HAMP; see below). As of December 21, 2009, $117.5 billion of that has been repaid.

--SNIP---LONG READ---go to web site to read more and checkout the shocking financial charts.

SOURCE http://motherjones.com/politics/2009/12/behind-real-size-bailout

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Musta been one hefty payday for the Chicago criminals. They all promptly jetted off on another celebrated multi-million dollar tax-paid vacation to elite island paradises. Places to open offshore accounts, where know-it-all prog/liberals sip and whine about the the terrible burden they bear, controlling the levers of the US government, AND knowing what’s really, really good for us peons.

14 posted on 05/16/2014 6:15:10 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Graewoulf

“What we don’t know is whether Geithner was the Mastermind of the IRS Program to silence Conservative Groups, or was Obama that Mastermind?”

I don’t think Tiny Tim was the mastermind of that one. Tiny Tim’s area of expertise was destroying the US Treasury. Political activities were orchestrated from the White House probably some counsel office. I think eventually the record will show the actions of the IRS were directed from the White House through coordination with the Federal Election Commission which included moving Lerner to the IRS. His excellency telegraphed their agenda during the SOU address wherein he denigrated the SC on their recent decisions.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 6:33:24 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Kaslin

Glass house POS


16 posted on 05/16/2014 7:00:49 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Mouton

” - - - Tiny Tim’s area of expertise was destroying the US Treasury. - - - “

You are making my point.

Sec. of the US Treasury Geithner had administrative control of the IRS, and all of its employees, including scapegoat Lois Lerner.

Geithner would have had to have known of any IRS Program to silence those who opposed the Obama administration that Geithner was a key part of, because the IRS is the main profit center for the always in debt US Treasury Department.

Hence, anything that might have a a negative effect on the income stream to the IRS, such as protests against the IRS by “dangerous,” (Lerner’s word), anti-Socialist Groups would be germane to shifty-eyed Geithner, liar Obama and lawless Holder.

The above is speculation, but worthy of Investigation by a House Special Prosecutor or Committee, IMHO, of course.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 7:25:10 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

What I would like to know is why little Timmy Geithner didn’t speak up at the time of the offenses. What is his financial motivation for doing so now?


18 posted on 05/16/2014 7:38:35 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Pecos

Shifty-eyed Timmy is still smarting for being caught cheating the IRS by not reporting payments to his Nanny.

In a Nanny State that Timmy and Obama love to ram down our throats, Timmy was an embarrassment to himself and Obama, if that is possible.

In their Commie World view, “The end justifies the means.”

IOW “Lie, Deny and don’t Comply!”


19 posted on 05/16/2014 8:01:01 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

“Sec. of the US Treasury Geithner had administrative control of the IRS, and all of its employees, including scapegoat Lois Lerner.”

Yes, those are the organizational line components BUT things like this are not done on paper, they are done in meetings with no written detail, face to face or by phone. I don’t think for example there was an organizational chart which had Howard Hunt directing a bunch of burglars either but he did do it. Regardless, In August 2011 there was a meeting at the white house between the IRS Chief Counsel and others and some guy who was in charge of presidential initiatives at the department of commerce. The meeting was about Exempt Oraganizations.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 8:09:50 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Liz

BTTT!


21 posted on 05/16/2014 12:33:42 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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