Skip to comments.President Obama Smooth Player In Political Lying Game
Posted on 04/04/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT by Kaslin
One of the highly developed talents of President Barack Obama is the ability to say things that are demonstrably false, and make them sound not only plausible but inspiring.
That talent was displayed just this week when he was asked whether he thought the Supreme Court would uphold ObamaCare as constitutional or strike it down as unconstitutional.
He replied: "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
But how unprecedented would it actually be if the Supreme Court declared a law unconstitutional if it was passed by "a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress"?
The Supreme Court has been doing precisely that for 209 years!
Nor is it likely that Barack Obama has never heard of it. He has a degree from the Harvard law school and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago law school. In what must be one of the most famous Supreme Court cases in history Marbury v. Madison in 1803 Chief Justice John Marshall established the principle that the Supreme Court can declare acts of Congress null and void if these acts violate the Constitution.
They have been doing so for more than two centuries. It is the foundation of American constitutional law. There is no way that Barack Obama has never heard of it or really believes it to be "unprecedented" after two centuries of countless precedents.
In short, he is simply lying.
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This is the black man I prefer to believe!
1 John 2:4 “ .... the truth is not in him.”
I pray that The Great Tom Sowell lives to be 110.
We need his voice.
Obama has been lying since well before he was elected, and has never stopped. It is the only way criminal radicals can sell their real hidden intent to a gullible public. They must lie and deceive on a constant basis.
Remember his first BIG lie? Yes, when he took the Presidential oath of office...to uphold and defend the Constitution. Major lie.
"Barack Obama received at least some instruction in the Islamic faith of his father and went with him to the mosque, but the importance of this experience is vastly overstated by conservative commentators who seek to portray Obama as a Muslim of sorts. Radical anti-Americanism, rather than Islam, was the reigning faith in the Dunham household. ...
Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother's milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.
There is nothing mysterious about Obama's methods. "A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is," wrote Karl Krauss. Americans are the world's biggest suckers, and laugh at this weakness in their popular culture. Listening to Obama speak, Sinclair Lewis' cynical tent-revivalist Elmer Gantry comes to mind, or, even better, Tyrone Power's portrayal of a carnival mentalist in the 1947 film noire Nightmare Alley. The latter is available for instant viewing at Netflix, and highly recommended as an antidote to having felt uplifted by an Obama speech. ..."
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Kaslin knows me to be worthless.
He's better than that.
Did you understand his message?
Write on the board 100 times
Judges can over turn bad / faulty / phony law. zer0 is not the messiah
Great article, and if the media had done their job and vetted him he would never been elected
Obama is only smooth because the mass media works 24/7 sanding everything he does and says.
That was really interesting! Thanks for linking.
Thomas Sowell ping.
As I posted earlier today:
“Never before has a POTUS counted on and benefited from the voters ignorance to this degree. I always said that voters are gullible but this is feat amazing to watch.”
It’s the same way Satan speaks.
Sowell has capsulized another trait, however, which revealed itself several times during that performance. That it his shamelessness in regularly making statements which are either false or misleading.
During his first campaign, the President told us that "words are important." Throughout his term, he has demonstrated how "words" can be used to either clarify or to confuse those whom he wishes to persuade.
Words such as "judicial activism," for instance, may have been used by him this week to confuse the public about the constitutionally-appropriate role of their Supreme Court when it rules on a case brought to it for a ruling on the Constitution's own limits on government power.
Historically, learned persons have understood the importance of words, their meanings, and the important role they play in the transmission of ideas. One such person was Noah Webster, a Yale graduate, educator, and devoted patriot. Webster believed words, and a common understanding of their meanings, were important in the new nation, as citizens struggled with questions involving tyranny and liberty. He spent many years developing a dictionary which, when he was 70 in the Year 1828, became a dictionary.
By the way, the following words from Webster might serve as a rare caution for today:
"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God." The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded. If [our] government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws." -History of United States by Noah Webster.
During the campaign of 2008, many individuals heard the words, "hope" and "change." In their minds, they may simply have substituted their own vision of what those words mean for what they believed the then-candidate Obama meant.
After 3+ years, they have found that while using those words, his purpose and agenda for them and their nation did not fit the meaning they had attached to his words and promises.
That is a very succinct way of saying that every word uttered out of that POS' mouth has been a LIE. Obama could hold a Doctorate class in parsing. Ole Bill was just a piker compared to Mr. Scratch.
Obama understands the art of politics is largly about playing to perception & emotion to avoid playing to facts & logic.
Like it or not one of the biggest flaws in the idea of Democracy is that men are still animals most of which without an unshakable foundation in logic. It is not so difficult to uses the emotions of men to get them to ignore reason.
Do you understand professionalism?
That is exactly what the Obama campaign undertook from the very first. This according to the admission of ex-Sen. Tom Daschle, whom Obama intended to make a cabinet officer, in a PBS interview ("safe interview", safe audience) a week before the 2008 election.
Bold admission, made confidently in the knowledge that the corrupt Media were complicit.
Good help this country if he is
Another example of Obama’s “get the lie out” campaign was his reference to Paul Ryan’s budget plan as damaging our weather service reporting.
You see this was said so Obama could get rid of a bunch of people in the weather service, which he just did, and blame it on republicans.
Obama does this because he knows the partners to his lies, the news media, will never report that Ryan’s budget will never be passed through the Reid controlled Senate and has nothing to do with the NWS.
He did what all the other democRats do, when they are in a losing cycle and that is using the scare tactic and then hoping it will stick
Why is that? The Founders warned that, in order for their Constitution's protections to endure, rising generations would have to be educated in the ideas essential to liberty so that they could recognize the efforts which power-hungry individuals and groups might take to overthrow that Constitution's principles and "erect" their own tyrannical plans.
For decades now, generations of youth of all backgrounds and ethnicities in America's government/union dominated schools have been deprived of reading or studying those principles, which included a prohibition on government's intrusion on Creator-endowed, thus, inalienable rights.
The "ignorance," or "constitutional illiteracy" of many otherwise highly-educated persons should not be an insult to their own Creator-endowed gift of reason, but a castigation and rebuke to those who deliberately have robbed them of their heritage in a proper understanding of the ideas of liberty.
"When designs are form'd to raze the very foundation of a free government, whose few who are to erect their grandeur and fortunes upon the general ruin, will employ every art to sooth the devoted people into a state of indolence, inattention and security, which is forever the fore-runner of slavery." Samuel Adams - Article signed "Candidus," in Boston Gazette, December 9, 1771
"If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them." Samuel Adams - As Candidus in the Boston Gazette, January 20, 1772
You mean the one he stuttered through, and when he “re-took” that oath, the public never got to hear it?