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We probably should have had this thread going for a while, but here it is -- and here's the stuff from the archive.

Post your favorite examples of Barack Obama's lies in this thread.

Steve McCann says this past Sunday, the Washington Post ran a lengthy front-page article on Obama's machinations during the debt ceiling debate last summer.  Rush Limbaugh spent a considerable amount of his on-air time Monday discussing one of the highlights of the piece: Barack Obama deliberately lied to the American people concerning the intransigence of the Republicans in the House of Representatives.  The fact that a pillar of the sycophantic mainstream media would publish a story claiming that their hero lied is amazing.

The question becomes, is he a compulsive liar or a sociopath? By definition a sociopath is:

... typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others. A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused--it is done to get one's way). Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others. Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways.

A compulsive liar:

A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit. Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions. Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small. For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right. Compulsive lying is usually developed in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary.

I came to the United States as a survivor of the Second World War. I spent my early years alone on the streets of a totally destroyed city somewhere in central Europe. In order to survive I had to steal food where I could and lie to others to achieve that end. I spent a good part of my life, even after coming to America and being adopted, battling those inbred impulses. It was a never-ending struggle, with successes and failures, but I was able to finally defeat those demons.

What I say about Barack Obama I do not do lightly, but I say it anyway because I fear greatly for this country and can -- not only from personal experience, but also in my dealing with others -- recognize those failings in a person whose only interests are himself and his inbred radical ideology, which as its lynchpin desires to transform the country into a far more intrusive state by any means possible.

In the United States there is great deference paid to the occupant of the White House. Justifiably so, as that person is the chief operating officer of the country and, more importantly, the head of state, representing the nation around the globe. His actions and demeanor set the tone for not only the political class, but the country as a whole. Over the centuries there have many exceptional but also a few inept men to hold the office of president.

Today, so much power is vested in the office of president that honor and integrity must be hallmarks of a president's character. Unfortunately, they are not with Barack Obama -- he may well be the most dishonest and disingenuous occupant of the Oval Office in history, and he will do more damage to the nation than all his predecessors combined.

His failings can no longer be excused by this historical deference or timidity fostered by race with the euphemisms of spin, obfuscation, fabrication, or politics being used to avoid the truth. Obama is extremely adept at exploiting the celebrity culture that has overwhelmed this society, as well as the erosion of the education system that has created a generation or more of citizens unaware of their history, culture, and the historical ethical standards based on Judeo-Christian teaching.

While the future of the country depends on dramatically altering the economic and governing landscape, it cannot do so unless the opposition politicians and average citizens forcefully challenge and respond to the lies and machinations of Barack Obama and his allies without fear of what may be said about them or to them.

The reality is that to Barack Obama. lying, aka "spin," is normal behavior. There is not a speech or an off-the cuff comment since he entered the national stage that does not contain some falsehood or obfuscation. A speech on energy made last week and repeated on March 22 is reflective of this mindset. He is now attempting to portray himself as being in favor of drilling in order to increase oil production and approving pipeline construction, which stands in stark contrast to his stated and long-term position on energy and reiterated as recently as three weeks ago. This is a transparent and obvious ploy to once again fool the American people by essentially lying to them.

The performance by Barack Obama last August as referenced by the Washington Post was such an obvious and egregious falsehood that it could no longer be ignored. Yet there has been five years of outright lies and narcissism that have been largely ignored by the media, including some in the conservative press and political class who are loath to call Mr. Obama what he is, in the bluntest of terms, a liar and a fraud. That he relies on his skin color to intimidate, either outright or by insinuation, those who oppose his radical agenda only adds to his audacity. It is apparent that he has gotten away with his character flaws his entire life, aided and abetted by the sycophants around him; thus, he is who he is and cannot change.

 

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I must say that so far I have found that the man only lies when his mouth moves...

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Obama lies about Solyndra Program

Andrew Stiles is reporting that Barack denied culpability for the failure of solar firm Solyndra in a radio interview on Tuesday, instead pinning the blame on Congress and the Chinese.

The loans initiative used to finance Solyndra was “not our program,” he told American Public Media in response to question about Solyndra’s bankruptcy and subsequent controversy.

“Understand, this was not our program per se,” Obama said. “Congress–Democrats and Republicans–put together a loan guarantee program…to help start-up companies get to scale.”

APM: With all respect, it was a gutsy move I think to come to a solar facility. Your administration has staked a lot on clean technology, green jobs – the biggest item most people know about that strategy is, of course, a company named Solyndra, which your administration gave loan guarantees to, then went bankrupt and has been the subject of many investigations. Are you doing your ‘all of the above’ strategy right if that’s what we have to show for it, Solyndra?

OBAMA: We are doing the all of the above strategy right. Obviously, we wish Solyndra hadn’t gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was because the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways that Solyndra couldn’t compete. But understand, this was not our program per se.

Congress–Democrats and Republicans–put together a loan guarantee program because they understood historically that when you get new industries–it’s easy to raise money for start-ups, but if you want to take them to scale sometimes there’s a lot of risk involved, and what the loan guarantee program was designed to do was to help start-up companies get to scale. And the understanding is that some companies are not going to succeed, some companies are going to do very well, but the portfolio as a whole ends up supporting the kind of innovation that helps make America successful in this innovative 21st century economy. Do I wish that Solyndra had gone bankrupt? Absolutely not. And obviously it’s heartbreaking it happened for the workers who were there.

Obama has previously argued that the Department of Energy program used to finance a $535 million federal loan guarantee to Solyndra “predates” his presidency.

That’s an exaggeration of the truth, according to FactCheck.org: “Solyndra’s loan guarantee came under another program created by the president’s 2009 stimulus for companies developing ‘commercially available technologies.’”

Related: Plausible deniability: Obama’s hands were all over Solyndra

"...an exaggeration of the truth" -- Stiles just can't bring himself to call it what it is -- a lie.

 

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Obama still lying about mother’s health insurance problem

Jonathan S. Tobin is reporting that last summer, a brief stir was caused when a book published by New York Times reporter Janny Scott uncovered an uncomfortable fact about Barack Obama: He had been lying about his mother’s health insurance problems. During the 2008 campaign and throughout the subsequent debate over his signature health care legislation, Obama used his mother’s experience as a cancer patient fighting to get coverage to pay for treatment for what her insurer said was a pre-existing condition as an emotional argument to sway skeptics. But as Scott discovered during the course of writing her biography of Anne Dunham, A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother, it turned out that her correspondence showed that “the 1995 dispute concerned a Cigna disability insurance policy and that her actual health insurer had apparently reimbursed most of her medical expenses without argument.”

At the time the White House chose not to dispute Ms. Scott’s findings. But apparently the Obama campaign thinks the public’s memory is mighty short. As Glenn Kessler writes today in the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column, the president’s much ballyhooed campaign biography film “The Road We’ve Traveled,” narrated by Tom Hanks repeats the same line that Scott debunked. Though the film’s script tries to avoid repeating Obama's false claims from 2008, as Kessler says, any reasonable person would infer from the movie that the president’s mother died because her insurance was denied.

As Kessler notes, the filmmakers were aware of the fact that Obamahad been caught in a lie about his mother’s insurance but were determined to get this story into the film without exactly repeating his mendacious statement:

We think there are few viewers of this film who would watch this sequence and conclude that Dunham was involved in anything but a fight over health-insurance coverage. … The filmmakers must have known they had a problem with this story or else they would have recounted it as Obama had done in the 2008 campaign, using phrases such as “pre-existing conditions,” “health insurance,” and “treatment.”

Instead, they arranged the quotes and images to leave a misleading impression of what really happened.

Barack Obama’s willingness to falsify the facts about a personal tragedy in order to make a political point speaks volumes about not only his cynicism but also his character. It’s important to remember that this is no misunderstanding but rather a bald-faced lie. Here’s what Obama said during one of his debates with Republican opponent John McCain:

For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they’re saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don’t have to pay her treatment, there’s something fundamentally wrong about that.

It is true that Ms. Dunham did have a separate dispute about disability insurance but this had nothing to do with pre-existing conditions. Nor did it affect her fight for her life. And given that her son acted as her attorney, there’s no doubt he was not ignorant of the truth of the matter.

Obama never apologized for his original lie. He just assumed, rightly it turns out, that even though this whopper was uncovered by the New York Times, neither that paper nor the rest of the liberal mainstream media would pursue the matter further as they almost certainly would (and should have) had his Republican predecessor been found out in a similar matter. Thus encouraged, he has now repeated the falsehood, albeit artfully recast in an attempt to avoid blame.

Having won election and then rammed his ObamaCare bill through Congress in part on the strength of this false argument, he has doubled down on it with the lie now coming from the lips of American’s favorite everyman, actor Tom Hanks as well as in edited clips of interviews with the president and his wife. Kessler gives the performance three out of a possible four Pinocchios on his scale of accuracy. This seems a bit generous but the point is that the story proves that Obama is willing to do and/or say anything, even lying about the death of his mother, in order to gain an advantage. That he thinks repeating the lie will help him get re-elected says a lot about what he thinks of the intelligence of the American people and the integrity of the press that failed to vet him the first time around.

 


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February 8, 2010, CBS

Obama's poll numbers were starting to drop and the perky Katie Couric interviewed Obama about it. Kouric only asked one question during the interview and it was abouit the falling poll numbers;

COURIC: So you don't pay attention to that?

what followed were 3 lies in one sentence from Obama:

OBAMA: I really don't. I -- I -- my job is to do the best possible job for the American people. I wrote two books.

Classic Obamaspeak!

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In November of 2011 Obama stated "I try not to pat myself too much on the back, but this administration has done more for the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration.”

#1 Patting himself on the back is his favorite pastime,
#2 Bypassing Congress and giving money to the Muslim Brotherhood is not doing a thing for Israels security.

(Breitbart link http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/03/21/obama-bypasses-congress-gives-1-5-billion-to-muslim-brotherhood)

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EVERY WORD-- LIES......

I just got through listening to David Plouff on Fox New's Sunday......  I sure don't know what SOLAR SYSTEM these guys are from but it sure AIN'T the one that the Planet Earth goes round the Sun in...  EVERY WORD OUT OF HIS OUTH WAS BLANTANT LIES.......  and Plouff is either totally crazy and his mind can't seee the light of day on any subject or he has had an operation to remove his ability to think CRITICALLY about any thing that needs a brain to do that.  They talked about the Oil/Gas and how and why Obama is producing more than ever was before and then they talked about the Ryan budget proposal, he was so contradictory about both things and trying so hard to make everyone believe that the Obama way is the ONLY WAY.....
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Haha, it's so simple why they lie......the devil made them do it! They merely open their mouth, and the words flow for them. If you see a stumble, that is when their conscience is trying to interject. It doesn't last long, because they are so weak, and pathetic, and have given up their free thought/will, long ago. It's sad, isn't it?

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Mr. Obama [candidate] also stated unequivocally that “as President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.”


He never has.  Even ABC News said so!  

(This link was on his third anniversary /opportunity to do so.  And my money is on there will be no talk of genocide this April when the fourth  anniversary /opportunity comes around.)  

I call this my favorite because it is so clear cut:  he was so strident that he would be the sunlight that would disinfect, that would dispel the lies around it, that would call it genocide.  And he has not dared keep his word.
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Senators call Obama on his energy lies

John Hinderaker says Obama's energy policies have been a disaster for America. He appointed a Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, who shared his desire that fossil fuel prices increase, so that it would be more expensive for you to drive your car, heat your home, buy groceries, power your laptop, and so on. Obama wanted higher prices in order to reduce carbon emissions and to enrich the Democratic Party fat cats who dominate the “green” energy industry. The administration has carried out its policy of higher fossil fuel costs by reducing exploration for oil on federal lands, imposing draconian standards on coal-fired power plants, banning normal light bulbs, and countless other measures large and small.

Now, however, Obama’s re-election campaign is in trouble, in large part because voters aren’t happy about being impoverished by Obama’s anti-energy policies. So, in an absurd turnabout, Obama has postured himself as an advocate of “drill, baby, drill.” In order to defend himself, Obama has repeatedly and consistently lied about his own administration’s policies and about America’s energy resources. That is a harsh characterization, but there is simply no other way to put it.

Today, Senators David Vitter, Jeff Sessions and John Cornyn called Obama on his lies in the form of a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Their indictment is devastating:

Dear Secretary Salazar:

We are concerned with the veracity of statements you made in recent weeks regarding domestic energy production on our federal resources. These statements are similar to claims made by other members of the Administration including the President himself. As you may know, the federal government owns almost 2.5 billion acres of mineral estate, an area larger than the entire land mass of the United States. As director of the Bureau of Land Management, Robert Abbey, testified this month, oil production on our federal property is actually down 14% and offshore production from federal areas is down 17% from only a year ago. Just last week, the Congressional Research Service issued a report revealing that 96 percent of the increase in domestic oil production since 2007 has occurred on non-federal lands. It further revealed that in 2011 production on federal public lands has actually declined by an average of 275,000 barrels per day. Oil production on private lands is indeed up year-over-year, but the Administration does not manage private lands and should not attempt to take credit for private market decisions.

Oil production on federal lands increased in 2009 and 2010 as a result of leasing and permitting decisions made before your Administration took office. However, the falloff in leasing and permitting actions under the Obama Administration is apparent, and even your own Energy Information Administration anticipates continued falloff in production in 2012 and beyond.

We also ask that you rectify the President’s claim that we only have 2% of the world’s oil. Nothing could be further from the truth, as even the Washington Post reported last week.[1] He bases this statement on U.S. “proved reserves” but the U.S. Energy Information Administration has stated that proved reserves is “not an appropriate measure for judging total resource availability in the long-term.” As Secretary of Interior, surely you are aware of the vast oil resources we possess both onshore and offshore that are currently off limits due to this Administration’s combined actions. America is endowed with resources that exceed a TRILLION barrels of oil.[2]

According to the Institute for Energy Research, “USGS estimates that unconventional U.S. oil shale resources hold 2.6 trillion barrels of oil, with about 1 trillion barrels that are considered recoverable under current economic and technological conditions. These 1 trillion barrels are nearly four times the amount of oil resources as Saudi Arabia’s proven oil reserves.
We provide the following examples of what we would view as further inaccurate statements by the Administration regarding the state of federal energy production and resources:

1. Claim: “Expanding offshore oil and gas production is a key component of our comprehensive energy strategy to grow America’s energy economy, and will help us continue to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create jobs here at home.” Secretary Ken Salazar, DOI Press Release 1/26/2012

Fact: You made the two most pivotal decisions to shrink domestic offshore energy production over the last three years that could have been made. First, you eliminated the 2010-2015 OCS lease plan that would have opened areas of the Atlantic, four geologic basins off S. California, one geologic basin off N. California, while expanding areas in Alaska, including the Cook Inlet. Instead, you have proposed a new 5-year plan that excludes all of the areas of the OCS where the moratorium was lifted in 2008, and reduces the number of planned lease sales by roughly half. Essentially, the moratorium lifted by President Bush and a Democrat Congress in 2008 will continue in effect for a decade under your plan.

2. Claim: The proposed 5-year offshore lease plan will “make more than 75 percent of undiscovered technically recoverable oil and gas estimated on the OCS available for development.” Secretary Salazar, DOI Press Release 11/08/2011

Fact: These numbers distort the facts. The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is 1.76 billion acres. Of that 1.76 billion, less than 35 million acres are actually leased (less than 2%). Your proposed 5-year lease plan does not open a single new lease planning area, and therefore we have no way of knowing what estimates of “technologically recoverable” oil in all of the areas that remain off limits are because you have chosen to keep them off limits. Most of our OCS has not been explored for decades, and providing access to only a fraction gives us no clue what is truly there.

A more accurate statement is that your 5 year plan opens 75% of the oil and gas in areas where we think it exists because we have drilled there. We don’t know about the vast majority of the OCS that isn’t leased, much of which has not been assessed with the benefit of new information for a quarter century.

3. Claim: “Since we put in place new safety standards in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, we have approved more than 400 drilling permits. In fact, we are now permitting at levels seen before the spill, all while meeting these important new standards.” Secretary Ken Salazar, 3/12/2012

Fact: There exists no evidence that permitting for production has indeed reached pre-moratorium levels. In fact, the families impacted in the Gulf are still reeling from the impacts of the slowed pace of permitting. Exploration and permitting have yet to recover to pre-2010 levels on account of the moratorium and ensuing permitorium on shallow and deepwater permits. According to one recent study, “Prior to the deepwater drilling moratorium, the U.S. oil and natural gas offshore industry was forecasted to grow significantly due to identified prospects, mostly in the deep water. With the establishment of the moratorium and the subsequent slowdown in the issuance of drilling permits at all water depths, an estimated $18.3 billion of previously planned capital and operational expenditures did not occur in 2010 and 2011.”[3] The study further concludes that the permitting challenges have already cost 90,000 jobs. It is of importance to note that the moratorium was never endorsed by the National Academy of Engineers, as you had attempted to represent. An Inspector General investigation was required to uncover the political influence and misrepresentation by the White House and your office in an important scientific document.

4. Claim: “The fact of the matter is that we are producing more from public lands, both oil and gas, both onshore as well as offshore, than at any time in recent memory. And when you look back at the years of 2009, 2010, and 2011, we’ve continued to make millions and millions of acres of the public estate available both on the land, as well as on the sea.” Secretary Ken Salazar, 3/12/2012

Fact: As we pointed out earlier in this letter, there is significant lag time to production after the process of leasing. Presumably this is the reason for your repeated observation that “there is no immediate fix” for higher gas prices. After a company has leased property they then have to explore, develop and produce, with each stage requiring new permits and compliance with federal processes. The production gains we saw in 2009 and 2010 were the result of leasing and permitting that occurred in the Clinton and Bush Administrations, and was just beginning to come online. However, by 2011 we began to experience the impacts from the moratorium and falloff of leasing and permitting under your leadership. Total oil production on federal lands is down 14% over the previous year, offshore is even worse at down 17%, and federal lands saw the fewest number of new onshore leases since 1984. You also failed to hold a single offshore lease sale in fiscal year 2011.

As a further example, in 2008 the industry spent $2.6 billion to obtain 487 leases in the Chukchi Sea for production offshore Alaska. So far, not a single well has been drilled on any of these leases. There have also been numerous new regulatory roadblocks and permit withdrawals from federal onshore production since you took over leadership of the Agency. Examples of onshore leasing challenges include your withdrawn and slowed leasing in the West, including Montana and the Dakotas.

In July of 2008, then as a United States Senator, you had an opportunity to support increasing domestic energy production, if the price of gas increased beyond a certain threshold. You repeatedly objected to increasing domestic energy production, even if the price of gas were to have reached $10 per gallon.

Although gas prices are not $10 per gallon, they are increasingly impacting our economy and fellow Americans, particularly low-income and middle-class families. We are hopeful that similarly to Secretary Chu, you have reevaluated your position on gas prices and will redirect your efforts to alter what the agency has done to limit future production, and will instead work to develop our truly vast domestic oil resources, resources that well exceed “2%” of the world’s oil.

[1] http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/pinocchios-obama-gets-a-downgrade-romney-an-upgrade/2012/03/21/gIQAX7uPSS_blog.html#pagebreak
[2] NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY INVENTORY, Institute for Energy Research, December, 2011. http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/energy-overview/oil-shale/
[3] The State of the Offshore U.S. Oil and Gas Industry, An in-depth study of the outlook of the industry investment flows offshore, Quest Offshore Resources, Inc., December 2011.

Sincerely,

Jeff Sessions
David Vitter
John Cornyn

Of all the reasons why it is imperative to bring the Obama administration to an end in January, its pervasive dishonesty is near the top of the list.

 


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Obama’s "flexibility" to lie after election

Charles Hurt says it turns out he’s not Kenyan after all. He’s KGB. All this time, people were worried that President Obama was born in Africa and that his radical agenda had been crafted by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky on the streets of Chicago’s South Side.

Now we know his real radical hidden agenda is in service of the Kremlin.

Mr. Obama reached the darkest low of his presidency this week in South Korea when he was caught on an unseen mic plotting with the leader of one of our oldest adversaries to thwart the will of American voters and advance the interests of enemies who want to see the world’s last remaining beacon of freedom finally destroyed.

“On these issues — but particularly missile defense — this can be solved,” he tells Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, like in a scene from a Cold War spy movie.

But, Mr. Obama explains to his handler, he needs more time, and he needs to get into a position where he is no longer answerable to American voters.

“This is my last election,” he says. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”

Speaking in robotic Russian spy-speak, Mr. Medvedev promises to convey the message to incoming President Vladimir Putin: “I understand. I transmit this information to Vladimir.”

Not since the tapes of Richard Nixon has a U.S. president been caught uttering such sinister words in an unguarded moment. And, one could easily argue, Mr. Obama’s dishonest scheming puts Nixon to shame because it is American voters — not his political enemies — he is selling down the river.

It was particularly chilling to hear Obama’s words of betrayal uttered in such a familiar voice that has served to raise the hopes and inspire the dreams of so many of us. It is now official: We fell for a complete and total lie.

His cold, calculating message reveals a deep dishonesty many of us still did not dream Mr. Obama was capable of. It is a duplicity in allegiance unthinkable for an elected American president. Literally, he overrides the interests of American voters who will go to the polls with those of Moscow and Tehran, with whom he will deal after his re-election.

Understandably, our longest-standing and most steadfast friends in Poland and Israel shuddered with every deceitful word.

The question now is, Mr. President, what other secret deals have you made with our foreign enemies? What other tricks do you have up your sleeve that you plan to jump on us after you have been re-elected and we no longer have something you want?

Of course, don’t expect the press to ask any such questions. They largely laughed off the matter. “No shock or awe there,” Bloomberg News actually wrote in an editorial.

The stridently liberal and increasingly irrelevant Washington Post barely covered the story, except as just another technical goof-up with a microphone. The paper actually compared the incident to then-President George W. Bush inadvertently being caught calling a New York Times reporter a nasty name.

 

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Obama: GOP vision results in "poisoning our kids"

Joel Gehrke is reporting that Barack Obama suggested last evening that the Republican governing agenda will lead to "poisoning our kids" with pollution.

"I believe that it is part of our solemn responsibility to future generations that we look after this planet; that we make sure our air is clean and our water is clean; that we’re not poisoning our kids," Obama said at a campaign fundraiser tonight. That credo came as he explained that "the contrast between visions in this election could not be more stark, because I believe that America is stronger when we’re looking for one another."

Obama's line evokes his Associated Press speech this week, when he said Republicans believe that if the government "let businesses pollute more and treat workers and consumers with impunity, that somehow we’d all be better off." Mitt Romney, at his Associated Press luncheon speech, dismissed Obama's "rhetorical excess."

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called that AP speech a "wonky . . . policy speech," but has been refashioned by the campaign into an attack video and a fundraising speech.

 


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Obama: I'm not trying to redistribute wealth

 

Joel Gehrke is reporting that Obama, who famously called for tax increases on the wealthy to "spread the wealth around," denied today that his tax increases on the rich are an attempt to "redistribute wealth."

"So these investments -- in things like education and research and health care -- they haven't been made as some grand scheme to redistribute wealth from one group to another," Obama said today at Florida Atlantic University. "This is not some socialist dream," Obama added, as he called for tax increases on millionaires today to pay for those investments.

When he advocated the same plan in 2008, though, Obama described this "spread the wealth around" policy. "I’m gonna cut taxes a little bit more for the folks who are most in need and for the 5 percent of the folks who are doing very well -- even though they’ve been working hard and I appreciate that -- I just want to make sure they’re paying a little bit more in order to pay for those other tax cuts," he told Samuel Wurzelbacher (aka Joe the Plumber), who is now running for Congress.

Today, Obama similarly opposed "giving those tax breaks to folks like me who don't need them."

In 2008, Obama summarized his plan to make the tax code fairer by saying "I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody." Today, he specifically distanced himself from such a characterization of his position and -- as has been his recent habit -- made a point of rejecting the "socialism" label.

In short: Obama was careful to avoid the "spread the wealth" phrase today, but he defended the Buffett Rule by making the "spread the wealth" argument first made in 2008.

 

The arrogance in this statement is overwhelming:  "even though they’ve been working hard and I appreciate that."


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Shameless liar Obama compares himself to Reagan

Jim Hoft says the man is shameless.

The latest Obama lie -- Reagan was a tax hiker just like me.

 

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Some years ago, one of my predecessors traveled across the country pushing for the same concept. He gave a speech where he talked about a letter he had received from a wealthy executive who paid lower tax rates than his secretary, and wanted to come to Washington and tell Congress why that was wrong. So this president gave another speech where he said it was “crazy”—that’s a quote—that certain tax loopholes make it possible for multimillionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary. That wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior was Ronald Reagan.

He thought that, in America, the wealthiest should pay their fair share, and he said so. I know that position might disqualify him from the Republican primaries these days, but what Ronald Reagan was calling for then is the same thing that we’re calling for now: a return to basic fairness and responsibility; everybody doing their part. And if it will help convince folks in Congress to make the right choice, we could call it the Reagan Rule instead of the Buffett Rule.

For the record -- when Ronald Reagan took office, the top individual tax rate was 70 percent and by 1986 it was down to only 28 percent. All Americans received at least a 30 percent tax rate cut. Obama and Democrats like to play with the numbers and pretend that Reagan’s tax increases equaled his tax cuts. Of course, this is dishonest and absurd.
 
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Tom Flannery says it has always been considered inappropriate, even downright rude, to call the president – any president – a liar. But when it comes to President Obama, it has now reached the point where it’s simply unavoidable.
 
Case in point: Obama’s rhetorical jihad against Paul Ryan’s budget plan, even though it is a decidedly tame and timid blueprint when viewed in the context of our nation’s staggering $15 trillion debt.

Forget the fact that this Ryan roadmap doesn’t balance the budget for decades. Or that its supposed "draconian cuts" are not cuts at all -- they are merely limits upon how much our already gargantuan-sized government will grow over the next 10 years (federal spending would still substantially increase, but from $3.6 trillion to $4.8 trillion, not nearly enough for Obama or the Democrats). And on Medicare, it would introduce an element of choice -- although not for 10 years -- and, again, limit its growth.
 
None of it mattered to Obama, who spared no modicum of over-the-top hyperbole in assailing the Ryan plan as nothing short of Armageddon.
 
In an April 3 speech in Washington, to a luncheon sponsored by the Associated Press, Obama warned darkly that the GOP "will brook no compromise" on "a radical vision" it is "peddling" that will gut education, allow businesses to pollute more and result in cops and firemen being laid off, among various other horrors too diabolical to contemplate.
 
Moreover, he said he was not talking about individuals, groups or factions within the Republican Party, but the party itself. As he put it: "This is now the party’s governing platform."
 
How pathetic. And how unseemly that a president who campaigned on uniting the nation has nothing to offer now but white-hot anger, unmitigated hatred and bitterly drawn divisions fueled by the most fiendish of bald-faced lies.
 
So much for "hope and change."
 
Ryan didn’t mince any words responding to the president’s scurrilous attack. In an interview on Fox News, he said Obama was "lying." No euphemisms about Obama "being disingenuous" or "not being truthful with the American people," as you so often hear in discussions about presidential prevarication. Instead, he called it what it was -- lying.
 
But this was by no means an isolated case of presidential perfidy. On birth control, he acted just as deviously, by first of all demanding that religious groups provide insurance coverage under Obamacare for services that they find morally repugnant, including abortion and sterilization -- and, secondly, by portraying these groups as unreasonable when they refused to accept his phony "accommodation" (which it really wasn’t).

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who had been assured by Obama that his health policies wouldn’t violate fundamental Catholic teachings, was flabbergasted by this one-two punch. He made it clear that Obama had personally lied to him and stabbed all Catholics (as well as other religions and groups which find this edict objectionable) in the back. He also summarily rejected the "accommodation" as a political ploy.
 
All of this led the normally restrained, and eminently reasonable, Peggy Noonan to write in the Wall Street Journal of the birth-control debacle: "Faced with the blowback, the president offered a so-called accommodation that even its supporters recognized as devious. Not ill-advised, devious. Then his operatives flooded the airwaves with dishonest -- not wrongheaded, dishonest -- charges that those who defend the church’s religious liberties are trying to take away your contraceptives."
 
In other words -- more lies from Obama, damnable lies.
 
Then came his brazen attack on the Supreme Court. After Obama, and liberals in general, were gobsmacked by three days of brutal hearings in which his health law was ripped to shreds by the justices and shown to be supremely unconstitutional, he did what he always does in such cases. He went on the attack. But, once again, his assault lacked any factual basis whatsoever.
 
"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," Obama offered in a blatant attempt to intimidate the court.
 
Unprecedented and extraordinary? Had the former constitutional law professor never heard of Marbury vs. Madison, or know anything about the court’s history of judicial review since that ruling in 1803? Well, of course he had, so clearly he was lying again.
 
And as for that "strong majority" claim, it was another lie. Although Democrats enjoyed a 75-seat House majority at the time, Obamacare passed by just seven votes. In the Senate it was put through via a parliamentary maneuver (a trick), and it passed without a single Republican vote to boot!
 
Thankfully, at least on this one issue, Obama was called out on his lies by the 5th Circuit Court -- which has the authority to do so -- and forced to answer through his Department of Justice for this bizarre statement. Of course, the DOJ couldn’t defend Obama’s lies and had to admit in writing that the Supreme Court’s right of judicial review is, in fact, "beyond dispute."
 
Remember, though, that Obamacare was rammed through Congress on a host of lies -- "You’ll be able to keep your current plan if you choose," "You won’t pay higher insurance rates," "It won’t drive up the deficit," etc. And not to mention the original cost projection, which has since doubled even before it all starts kicking in! Remember, too, that it was forced through on a slew of sleazy backroom deals like the Cornhusker Kickback, et al.
 
Lastly, we must look at Obama’s decision to purposely interject himself into the Trayvon Martin case. As with the arrest of his friend professor Gates in 2009, when Obama prematurely (and mistakenly) concluded that the Cambridge police "acted stupidly," he weighed in on the Trayvon tragedy, absent any of the facts, with an authoritative statement about the need for our entire nation to do some soul searching. He even personalized the incident and, in so doing, ratcheted up an already highly charged racial atmosphere by observing that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon.

To be sure, there is a political calculation to all these comments (lies), and ostensibly to everything Obama will say and do through the November election. The attacks on the budget are part of his class warfare strategy of dividing this nation along economic lines, fostering class envy and promising to redistribute wealth (as he did way back when in his encounter with Joe the Plumber) to win over the "99-percenters" and get them to the polls on Nov. 6.
 
As Peggy Noonan also astutely observed: "Obama said [in his Washington speech] he does not back ‘class warfare,’ does not want to ‘redistribute wealth,’ and does not support ‘class envy.’ It’s been a while since an American president felt he had to make such assertions."
 
Meanwhile, the birth-control edict and subsequent "War On Women" narrative is designed to gin up the women’s vote, and his Trayvon remarks were aimed at boosting the black vote.
 
It’s no surprise therefore that many political pundits are predicting Obama will run the nastiest, dirtiest and most patently dishonest presidential campaign in U.S. history. In fact, they are pointing out that it has already begun.
 
But, then again, what else has he got?
 
Certainly not a record he can run on, nor anything to show for all those promises of a bipartisan and post-racial presidency predicated upon hope and change.


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Paul Ryan's budget does not cut nearly enough, especially if you factor in inflation and negative real growth of the GDP.  The Beltway Buffoons may try to ignore it, but interest rates will rise and interest on 'our' $15.5 Trillion Federal Debt may soon be the largest item in the budget.
 
Remember Jimmy Carter?  Now double it.  No, to ratio the debt you must at least triple it.
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"Politics of scarcity" permeates Obama's energy policy -- pushes America away from self-sustainability

Dan Kish says America’s current energy policies are weakening the country, making us poorer, and raising costs for consumers and industry. Data and technology show a much different picture and different energy future is possible.
 
One thing Barack Obama never leaves out of a speech on energy and gasoline prices is "the U.S. only has 2 percent of the world’s oil supplies."
 
This is a lie used by Obama, anti-energy groups, and other politicians seeking to increase Washington’s power overall of our lives and our economy, embodies the statists’ most effective tool: "the politics of scarcity."
 
The truth about U.S. and North American energy supplies is they are sufficient to meet all of our needs for generations, and Obama and others know it because the government’s own reports admit it. If Americans who value liberty and economic freedom are to win the battle against the government-knows-best crowd, it’s important that we all learn the truth about America’s enormous energy wealth. 
 
Obama’s insistence that "we can’t drill our way out of high gasoline prices" is nonsensical unless we have no supplies of oil right here at home. Americans are now enjoying some of the lowest natural gas prices in the world precisely because we did "drill our way out of it" and are finding and producing record amounts of natural gas. His campaign to tell us what kind of vehicles we can drive, what kind of energy supplies we can use, and how and where we live our lives is based upon the mythology that the United States suffers from an energy shortage and that only the government has the wisdom to ration and design our economy in a way that will save us from this pending shortage. It’s all very convenient for those people who love to do the governing over the rest of us and that sad group of Americans who so freely yield their liberty in pursuit of their desire to be governed.
 
What is Obama saying when he says that we only have 2 percent of the world’s oil supplies? He is referring to the 20-odd billion barrels of oil already discovered in the United States that would be the only supplies we have if we never look on the 96 percent of the government’s lands and waters that are not leased for energy production. Or if we never drill any more wells exploring for new sources of oil, as in ANWR, or North Dakota or any of the other shale oil deposits being discovered. Or if we never tap the 1 trillion barrels of recoverable oil shale that the Department of Energy says exist out West. (For reference, the U.S. uses about 7 billion barrels of oil per year.) That’s right -- Obama’s 2 percent number is what we have if we stop looking for more oil. The 20 billion barrel number representing that 2 percent of world oil supplies is the amount of proven reserves the US had in 1944. Since then, the US has produced more than 75 billion barrels of oil, and we still have 20 billion barrels left.
 
So how much oil and energy do we have in the U.S. and North America? The Library of Congress’s Congressional Research Service says that we have more oil, gas and coal resources than anyone else on the planet. And their study did not include our 1 trillion barrels of recoverable oil shale, about the same amount of oil as the world has used since the first oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania in 1859.
 
The Institute for Energy Research reviewed the government’s reports and came up with an even larger number. According to our report, North America’s technically recoverable:
 
•  Coal could provide electricity at current levels for 500 years
 
•  Oil supplies are almost twice as much large as the combined proved reserves of OPEC, and more than six times Saudi Arabia’s proven reserves 
 
•  Natural gas supplies are larger than those of Russia, China, Australia, Indian and the Ukraine combined.
 
There is clearly no shortage of energy, but there is a huge shortage of good policies.
 
This is the kind of information a nation of free citizens gets from their government. Instead, President Obama, Members of Congress, and many opinion leaders throughout the United States insist upon the myth of scarcity.
 
After all, how c an shoveling billions of dollars of cash to campaign supporters be justified if the public finds out the only thing standing between them and lower energy prices is their own government? How else can an entire cabinet department formed by President Carter to solve our energy problems be justified? And how can all the masterminds in Washington come up with the next government program to solve the "energy crisis" if there is no crisis?
 
We are being lied to, America. Our own energy is being withheld deliberately by our government in order to "make electricity prices skyrocket," make "gasoline prices more like those in Europe," and justify huge subsidies and punitive mandates to use "green energy" made by their friends in order to make such energy sources "the profitable kind of energy." It is weakening our country and making us poorer. If Americans discover the truth about our enormous energy resources, the game is over, and the politicians and the Left know it. That is why they repeat their myths -- to keep Americans from finding out that government’s policies are not about energy; they’re about power.
 


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Obama: The Lying King

Lloyd Marcus says: I confess to being amongst those who have said, "Obama voters are stupid." Unquestionably, Obama's re-election campaign strategy is designed to appeal to the stupid, our "sin" nature, and the lowest common denominator of our character.

Obama thrives on pitting the have-nots against the haves. Obama divides Americans by demonizing the haves. Obama's rhetoric proclaims that the masses have too little because the rich have too much. Can we get real for a moment? The so-called "poor" in America live pretty darn well; two TVs, cable, and two cars.

Alongside race (black hate and white guilt), Obama is exploiting the sin of covetousness to get re-elected.

On Liberty Island in New York Harbor stands a lady, a worldwide icon of freedom and of the United States. Engraved on a bronze plaque at her feet for those legally seeking a better life, she welcomes: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

For re-election, Obama is perverting Lady Liberty's message: Give me your stupid, class-envious, your trifling masses seeking (for free) the fruit of other peoples' labor, the illegal refuse invading our shore. Send these, the racist, entitlement-minded to me, I lift my voice promising government freebies forever more.

However, now that I think about it, calling "all" Obama voters stupid may not be fair. I suspect that my fellow Tea Party patriots are like me. Though I read as much as possible, time does not permit me to keep up with the Obama administration's daily trashing of our Constitution and attacks on our freedoms which flood my inbox.

Most Americans are like my relatives. They go to work, church, bowling; take the kids to soccer; and get their news from the three major networks -- thus leaving them clueless as to what is really going on in our country. So it probably isn't fair to call those who think Obama is doing a great job or that every problem is Bush's fault "stupid." Ill-informed, yes -- stupid, no.

The real problem is that Obama lies! For the first time in U.S. history, we have a president who boldly and arrogantly lies about everything, and his lies go unchallenged by the mainstream media. How the heck do we deal with that?

Obama said we are drilling for oil. Obama is lying.

Obama said the rich do not pay their fair share. Obama is lying.

Obama said that under ObamaCare, if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. Obama is lying.

Obama's administration says Republicans want to ban contraception. Obama's minions are lying.

Obama's lies are too numerous to list in this article.

Obama lies and lies and lies and lies. Not only does the media never confront him, but they protect and provide cover for his lies.

Is it disrespectful to the office of the presidency to call Obama a liar? Yes. But it pains me to have such a dishonest man occupying the Oval Office. I have always naively believed that it takes an extraordinary person to become president of the United States.

So what are we patriots supposed to do when our president displays such extraordinary unprecedented disdain and disrespect for the American people by looking into the camera and lying to us -- in essence, urinating on us and telling us it is raining?

Again I ask you: how do we deal with a commander-in-chief who is a shameless liar, with the majority of the media covering for him? Frankly, I do not know. All I know to do is to keep writing articles, keep recording my songs, keep touring the country -- speaking out, singing, and inspiring the troops (Tea Party patriots). And yes, keep on praying.

To all of you, keep organizing, meeting, rallying, writing books, producing videos, social-networking, and doing your part. That's the Tea Party!

I like what Ted Nugent instructed patriots to do. Ted asked every patriot to get everyone in his life to vote for Mitt Romney in November. Ted's passionate rant was a call to vote Obama out and nothing more. And yet the Secret Service is investigating Nugent.

Meanwhile, Minister Farrakhan's frightening rant, which could easily be interrupted as a threat against Obama, gets a yawn. This is the media bias and Obama administration bully tactics we are up against, folks.

Brother Ted Nugent's strategy is excellent. Every patriot must enlighten everyone in his or her sphere of influence to how vital everyone's vote for the Republican nominee is to saving America as we know it.


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Krauthammer:  "A preposterous statement"

 



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One of the first lies was that he was committed to public funding of his campaign.  He was really strong on this being important.  Then when the right moment came he opted out without much comment.  Because he was ready to cheat too.  Now the audit is starting.  It might be a diversion to apply a perception of FEC accountability and rigor, but who knows...

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Why Obama Lies --Ed Lasky

George Will writes that "Barack Obama's intellectual sociopathy -- his often breezy and sometimes loutish indifference to truth -- should no longer startle."  But why do Obama and his supporters feel no compunction when they do so?  And does this pattern provide an opportunity for Mitt Romney to gather votes in November?

As has often been commented, all of Barack Obama's promises come with an expiration date.  They range from the relatively minor to the truly majestic such as his promise that he would not raise taxes for those families earning under $250,000 a year and that he would cut the deficit in half.

He peddled a world of wonders that would flow from passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The fabrications started early -- even in the very name of the act.  Patients are not protected:  not only will they not be able to keep their current plans if they like them, as he promised (businesses have been dropping company plans in reaction to Obamacare), but their care will fall under the control of the Independent Payment Advisory Board that may just decide that various medical procedures are not covered -- and, incidentally, the people on this board are "unelected."  Where is the Patient Protection?

Nor is the Act "affordable".  Obama pledges that the Act would cut the deficit and bend the cost curve downward have been shown to be false.

But the lies keep coming and will expand exponentially during the campaign at a far faster pace of growth than the economy has under Barack Obama's stewardship.

Often these falsehoods will focus on Medicare -- trying to play the politics of fear with the politically potent group of seniors who depend on Medicare.  Barack Obama recently charged that Paul Ryan's plan to reform Medicare and ensure its future viability will "end Medicare as we know it."  When this lie was first used by Democrats in 2011 it won the none-too-coveted Lie of the Year award from Politifact, the truth-checking outfit.  Regardless of this dubious distinction, Obama recycled the lie once again.
 
The list can go on and on.

Oil companies do not get "subsidies" from taxpayers; however, his green energy boondoggles and failures (I am being redundant here) do.  He claimed that Solyndra was not funded under his program "per se" but under a program funded by the all purpose straw man, George Bush.  That was false.  He promised that his green energy push would create 5 million jobs by 2008, but that was a lie and the numbers of jobs actually produced despite the expenditure of tens of billions of taxpayer dollars have been minuscule, as has the actual production of kilowatts.  He has truly hit a gusher with his string of lies claiming credit for oil production gains over the last three years, but he has a long history of claiming credit for the work of others.

The Supreme Court "Citizens United" decision does not permit foreign money to be donated to political campaigns, as he charged in the State of the Union address last year.  It would not be "unprecedented" for the Supreme Court to find an act of Congress unconstitutional 0- that is their role under our form of government and they have done so many times; nor was Obamacare passed by "strong majorities".  Perhaps Barack Obama, the president of the Harvard Law Review and a lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Chicago, needs a remedial course not just on the basics of constitutional law but also in elementary school math.

Barack Obama has won numerous awards and prizes: the Grammy Award (twice) and the Nobel Peace Prize.  But he has also won numerous Pinocchio Awards bestowed by Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post for his "stretching of the truth" over the years -- and those he has actually earned and deserved.

But why does he -- and his supporters -- feel they can so blithely lie to us?

There are obvious reasons and one not very obvious reason.  First the obvious reasons.

go to http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/04/why_obama_lies.html

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I was just posting the same post when I went to look at it, you had just put your up, great minds......  yours probably went up while I was trying to make the picture smaller...

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