Is Obama a Serial Liar?|
May 10, 2011
Accusing someone of lying is a serious matter. Especially when that someone is the
President of the United States. Charges of that nature should be leveled based only
on absolute proof of a deliberate statement, intentionally made, whose sole purpose
is to deceive. Based on this criteria, President Obama is a liar. Demonstrably so.
And a disturbing pattern is emerging that allows for the possibility that our president
is a serial liar. Consider:
In just the last month, Obama has made several statements that are just not so.
Statements made to the American public that were in direct conflict with known facts.
In the same April 15 speech, Obama stated that the tax burden on the wealthy is
the lowest it has been in 50 years. A simple fact-check
proves him wrong. Obama did not correct his false
statement and the media didn't either.
In January of 2009, Obama stated
that it was no longer necessary to kill Osama
Bin Laden to win the war against al-Qaeda. On May 1, 2011, after the successful
raid by Navy Seals that killed bin Laden, Obama told the nation that he made the
capture or killing of Osama bin Laden a "top priority,"
and had instructed CIA Chief Leon Panetta
to make this job number one. Which statement is correct?
Last week, several of my friends asked me if I believed that
bin Laden was really dead. The questions weren't surprising, considering the mass of mis-information
and conflicting accounts of bin
death now emanating from the White House. It appears the question of bin Laden's demise was only settled after al Qaeda issued a statement
What does it say about
Obama's credibility when the pro-Arab al Jazeera media reports are given more credibility
than our own president? Maybe that's why Columbia School of Journalism just awarded al Jazeera
a journalism prize.
Giving Obama the benefit of the doubt, I'll allow for the possibility that Obama
underwent a drastic change of heart and altered his position on bin Laden. It happens. But when
added to the increasing number of statements Obama continues to make that defy reality,
the facts, and common sense, I'm more inclined to believe Obama's "mis-statements"
are a deliberate effort to deceive the American people.
For example: Obama told the American people that NOT spending money is "mortgaging America's future."
Who knows, it's possible
Obama actually believes this, but anyone with an ounce of common sense knows we
can't spend our way out of bankruptcy.
Another blooper: Obama stated that increased drilling will NOT solve our energy
problems. Huh? Again, the media let this statement go unchallenged. (At least Sen.
Vitter called him on it
Obama would have us believe that the big bad oil companies are to blame for our
skyrocketing gas prices, despite the fact that every energy decision made by Obama,
from with holding drilling permits to increased regulatory burdens being placed on big oil, has directly
in raising the cost of gasoline.
Obama would like us to ignore the fact that his Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, stated
in 2008 that he wants to “figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in
Since then, gas prices have doubled
. Mission accomplished.
Despite the pain at the pump, Obama's energy dis-information campaign has been quite
successful, with a new poll showing that only 9% of Americans believe
that Obama is responsible for rising
Tailoring the facts to reflect the most favorable interpretation is an accepted
prerogative of the bully pulpit. Every president will of course, spin the news to
a certain extent. This is not new. But under Obama, there appears to be a deliberate
campaign by the White House and many segments of the government to blatantly deceive
the American people. Consider our Department of Homeland Security:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress last week that the Obama
administration is trying to come up with a new yardstick to better reflect the improvements
it says it has made. The Washington Times correctly noted
that, unable to meet it's
border goals, the DHS merely moved the goals.
Arizona Sheriff Larry Deaver pretty much confirmed
Time's report, testifying before Congress that the U.S. Border Patrol has told its
agents to stop arresting illegal aliens crossing the border from Mexico to keep
the illegal immigration numbers down. In other words, deceive the American people
by peddling perception as reality.
Obama and his administration are masters in getting Americans to think with their
hearts instead of their brains. After all, emotions are easier to manipulate than
facts. And many truths are easier to ignore than acknowledge. But not acknowledging
reality, doesn't change the reality. And we ignore reality at our own peril, as
we are now finding out on a daily basis.
Though not specified in our Constitution, I believe Americans should have the right
to enough information to make informed decisions. Instead, we are being fed a steady
stream of outright lies and deliberate mis-statements. And when we the people fail
to challenge our elected representatives when they lie, we not only enable them,
we become complicit. We also forfeit the right to complain when reality hits us
in the pocketbook while America continues it's slide
to the level of a third world country.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and
news editor for conservative news site RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina
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on May 9, 2011
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