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Roger L. Simon

God, Lies, and Obama

October 31st, 2013 - 8:09 pm

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Americans are far from strangers to presidential lying. Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon excelled at it. Both, however, were liars of what we could call self-defense. They were guys that got caught — Clinton with his serial infidelities and Nixon covering up a break-in for an election he had already won by a landslide.

Both men too were cowards. They took the easy, and probably most self-destructive, way out — lying.

Barack Obama is another matter. His lies are not mainly for self-defense (although Benghazi has elements of that). They are lies of ideological volition. He lies to get his way. And he does it so well, with so much seeming earnestness — as in his umpteen (and continuing!) pronouncements that no one would lose their health insurance or personal physician from Obamacare, when, it’s now clear, he knew all the while this was utterly false — that his behavior appears almost sociopathic.

In other words, to Obama these are not really lies, because he has no values, religious or otherwise, that make them so. This is more than just the prototypical Marxist ends justifying the means, but I will come back to it in a moment. First, it’s worth noting that sociopathic lies — or lies that even tend toward the sociopathic — can be immensely destructive to humanity. In the not-so-distant past, and in the present as well, they have created situations of extraordinary violence and mayhem.

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When Obama was on the campaign trail, with Caroline and Ted Kennedy sharing the stage, he said his parents first met at the march on Selma. I was shocked. A complete falsehood, easily checked and immediately recognized as historically inaccurate. No one called him on it. Ted knew it was a whopper and barely blinked.

Obama lies to distract, to get his way, because he thinks he's special. He does not think in terms of right and wrong, he just thinks about what he wants and how to get it. Many appear to think this is a perfectly marvelous approach to life and to politics.

Until this guy, I considered everyone before my president, whether I voted for him or not. Not this guy, never. We don't have one thing in comon.
38 weeks ago
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Obama's lying explains how he was able to get over 60% of women's vote, but less than 30% of white men's vote. Empirical and anecdotal evidence has shown that women, in general, are easier to lie to, and sometimes it is most practical to lie to them than go through the ordeal of telling them the truth.
70% of white men have rarely agreed on anything. No war in American history ever got so large of an agreement among that group as there was agreement,in the election of 2012, against Barack Obama.
Obama is a liar. He is such a prodigious liar, it is impossible for a rational person, man or woman, to see him as benign.
38 weeks ago
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A lie is the most useful of things. It is able to cover up wickedness, magnify false achievement, save from embarrassment, befuddle an enemy, and twist the narrative to your advantage. By utilizing the lie Barrack Obama was able to defeat the far more capable Mitt Romney. By utilizing the lie he blamed Benghazi on a no-name filmmaker. By utilizing the lie he convinced the public that Republicans were engaged in a war against women. The lie has served him so well that he is loathe to give it up.

I don’t think Barrack Obama is any more complicated than that. In fact, he is a typical Democrat in believing that the ends justify the means. They will continue to use the lie as long as they are dealing with a public that can be deceived. Ridicule, name-calling, demonization, falsehood, race politics, redistributive theft, I.R.S. persecution, unfair accusations, and a host of other sins are standard practice for the Democratic Party. Why is it then that we would be surprised that their savior on earth would engage in the same practices? The lie is who they are, and we should not be surprised that it is constantly on their lips.
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You're FINALLY are figuring this out? Zippy was raised a Muslim--can't reverse that. Formed his values in a foreign land under an American-hating mother--therefore no "American" values. He dropped out of the sky with no reliable credentials, and Taqiyya has been around for 2000 years. We knew all this 5 years ago so what did you expect?
33 weeks ago
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The agnostic no longer has nagging doubts about God. No, God now nags the agnostic's doubts. He keeps calling into question, in ways small and numerous, the skepticism of Him, and His Existence, and His Word, and His Law.
37 weeks ago
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I think Obama lies because he in wholly convinced of his own infallibility. In order for him to lie, he would have to admit to being wrong, and he is convinced that he can never be wrong. It is a symptom of his narcissistic personality disorder. Obama can never be wrong, ergo everything he says must, by definition, be truth.
37 weeks ago
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You may be an Obama supporter, but are you really willing to support others who will be given your tax money to provide them with health insurance? Your rates go up to support them and your annual deductible amount goes up, too. This isn’t for a single year, but will go on forever if obamacare is not repealed. Since the Democrats will not join the effort, join with us in voting Republican to get enough people in office who want to repeal the law. Vote your pocketbook, not some ideology you have accepted. Remember, it’s your money. This situation is hardly different from being assigned to support an illegal alien.
37 weeks ago
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Secular humanism is a religion. It's code is political correctness and while it's adherents recognize one another it has no moral code as commonly understood, only political correctness. In the main it is vehemently averse to any moral code and accepting of the most vile of the base who's existence it is silently assumed lowers the bar for the rest. So, you have decided I AM that I AM does not exist? Tell me, of Whom were you afraid when you decided?
38 weeks ago
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I've always believed that Barry Soetoro is an "ends justify the means" propagandist liar.

But it apparently takes 3 to make that Potemkin charade work:
1) a President who audaciously lies through his teeth
2) a press who supports the ends the President seeks and therefore is unskeptical
3) a very large proportion of the audience/electorate who benefits from the lies or is too happy with bread and circuses to care about issues like personal liberty
38 weeks ago
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yeahh
38 weeks ago
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Mr. Simon, you have addressed one aspect that explains Mr. Obama's behavior and I find it very witty. Laziness, extreme arrogance and hubris might also help understand his outlook. By the way, we Jews need more agnostics like you who quote the Talmud and predicts G-d state of mind. Keep it up
38 weeks ago
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It's spelled God (it's not a swear word)
33 weeks ago
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SPEAKING OF LIES ...
Does anyone really care what Susan Rice has to say about anything?
38 weeks ago
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Gosh Mr. Simon, you are just a little bit slow on the uptake as we have been
posting Obama's use of Tacquia for the past several weeks.
But that's O.K. It's good to see that a prominent journalist like yourself
actually reads blog posts, and reveals the truth to his readers.
Yes, Tacquia is the Muslim (Islamic) principle that lying to friend or foe is
tantamount to achieving one's ideological agenda for Islam.
We need a new president of the United States of America.............ASAP.
Good luck, America.
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