On Monday, President Obama’s hit squad — pardon me, I meant his re-election team — announced the formation of a “Truth Team” to counter what they know will be a frontal assault on the president’s record:
President Obama’s re-election team on Monday rolled out a campaign to recruit two million supporters to help debunk attacks on the president’s record and hit back at his Republican rivals.
Called the “Truth Team,” the new effort will engage Obama supporters online and in person, encouraging them to communicate with undecided voters about the president’s record.
Candidly, I’m more than a little surprised that the word “truth” is in the president’s vocabulary because he has made a market in half-truths and outright fabrication. I’m not the first person to point this out, and I’m positive that won’t be the last.
To commemorate the president’s formation of an army of accomplices that’s 2,000,000 people strong, I thought it would be helpful to draw attention to some of his more egregious distortions. Since so much has been written about Obama’s attempts to mislead, that’s not difficult. The list below is just a sampler:
Anyone who believes that President Obama can be beaten easily in the 2012 presidential election because of his dismal record is dangerously deluded. The eventual GOP nominee will encounter a barrage of lies about his and the president’s records. With a virtual army of ignoramuses spreading lies among uninformed voters many of whom are dependent on the federal government for their livelihoods and a war chest that’s expected to reach $1 billion, the president is in the catbird seat, and he stands a very good chance of being re-elected.
Don’t take anything for granted. Learn the facts and tell your friends and family what you know. The only way to counter the president’s offensive is to be more determined than he and his co-conspirators are.
Neil Snyder is a chaired professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. His blog, SnyderTalk.com, is posted daily.