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September 26, 2013 - 1:10 pm

During his Obamacare salesmanship speech today, President Barack Obama declared — without bursting into laughter or flames — that Obamacare “has nothing to do with the budget.”

Seriously, that’s what he said.

Whatever effect Obamacare might have on the economy is far less than even a few days of government shutdown.  (Applause.)   I mean, even if you believe that Obamacare somehow was going to hurt the economy, it won’t hurt the economy as bad as a government shutdown.  And by the way, the evidence is that it’s not going to hurt the economy.  Obamacare is going to help the economy.  And it’s going to help families and help businesses.  (Applause.)

Obama provides no evidence to back any of his claims, because they are not true.

As for not letting America pay its bills, I have to say, no Congress before this one has ever – ever — in history been irresponsible enough to threaten default, to threaten an economic shutdown, to suggest America not pay its bills, just to try to blackmail a President into giving them some concessions on issues that have nothing to do with a budget.

The current fight over the debt ceiling, a budgetary issue, is tied to Obamacare, also a budgetary issue. Charles W. Cooke lays out just how dishonest Obama’s speech was.

This is a law, remember, that was crowbarred through Congress with the questionable use of reconciliation, a parliamentary procedure that is reserved exclusively for budgetary matters; a law that was sold as a deficit-reduction measure; a law that contains a significant spending component, including a 5-10 percent increase in the size of the federal budget; and, alas, a law that boasts a central mandate that was upheld (rewritten) by the Supreme Court as a tax, thus ensuring that any changes to the penalties must be approved by the House. “Nothing to do with the budget”? This is what we call a lie, Watson.

Indeed.

The man’s mendacity is staggering. That he has acolytes and supporters who applaud his every word and pretend that the math of Obamacare and this president’s insanely profligate spending won’t eventually come crashing down on this country is disturbing. Obama and company must believe they have suspended the laws of physics.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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They haven't suspended the laws of physics, they have just suspended the law PERIOD (as it applies to anything they do).
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Obama doesn't care what the informed and intelligent people of this country think. He has enough 4th grade reading level followers and communists to support him.
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"The man’s mendacity is staggering. "

And effective. He's got the media, he's got his comrades, he's got the professoriat, he's got an open field.

Example: the Fox RINO TV channel over the last two days has been complicit in the lies by accepting the fact that a shutdown would entail default on our bond payments. No, the president is bound by law to make the bond payments before all else. So, when they start talking about the full faith and credit, remember that it's bullsheet dropping like lying balls of dung from their lips.
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"I’m Beginning to Wonder if Barack Obama Has Ever Said Anything That’s True"

Someone, please, name one thing, just one thing(!), the man has ever said that was NOT a lie. And listing his address as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave doesn't count.
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I know of one thing he said that was true.

He told us he was going to fundamentally transform America and that is exactly what he has been doing.

He's turning the country into a piece of crap.
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If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.
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Its narcissism pure and simple. A severe personality disorder and in my opinion coupled with a blossoming case of Dunning Kruger effect. The problem with disposing of him is that we have an Vice President who has lost touch with rational thought, and is almost clown-like in his demeanor, thought and speech. Ugh, 3.5 more years
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Obama has slipped, on occasion, and uttered the truth, but then he's only human (barely) and makes mistakes.

Trouble is, I don't think he even recognizes the truth anymore, if he ever did. He is so detached from reality, he lives in his own weird little universe.
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He'd have to know a truth to speak one, other than by chance.
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The man is either a liar or an idiot (or both.) Either way, it's an appalling prospect.
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They haven't suspended the laws of physics, they have just suspended the law PERIOD (as it applies to anything they do).
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