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Lying in the Age of Obama

July 23rd, 2013 - 12:02 am

A Nation of Liars

The attorney general of the United States lied recently to Congress. He said he knew of no citizen’s communications that his department had monitored. Lie!

In fact, Holder knew that his subordinates were targeting reporters. He also did not tell the truth about the New Black Panthers case. He had sworn that there was no political decision to drop the case. Not true; the decision came from the top. He again lied about the time frame in which he first learned of the Fast and Furious case.

The director of national intelligence also lied, likewise while under oath to Congress. At first James Clapper confessed that he had given the “least untruthful” account.

Nixon’s Washington used to call that sort of neat lie “a modified limited hangout.” Later, Clapper admitted that he had just flat-out lied to Congress. Was he disgraced? Fired? Further confirmation of his “largely secular” lie?

Nope. Nothing followed.

Elizabeth Warren simply invented an entire pedigree. That blatant lie helped to earn her a Harvard tenured professorship and a U.S. Senate seat. Ward Churchill was doing well until he dared the country to call out his lies. Who is to say that Warren or Churchill cannot be Native Americans by professing to be Native Americans?

Barack Obama, as is the wont of politicians, has lied a lot — and from the very beginning of his national career. He knew Bill Ayers well, Tony Rezko too. He lied about his decision not to seek the presidency as a newly elected senator, and lied about his willingness to take public campaign financing funds in 2008. He misled about what he would shortly do about most of the Bush-Cheney anti-terrorism protocols. Obama lied about much of his own biography.

When the president uses emphatics like “make no mistake about it,” “let me be perfectly clear,” and “in point of fact,” we know what follows will be untrue. He did not cut the deficit in half in his first four years. He had no intention of ever doing so. He lies about the circumstances of America’s gas and oil production surge — occurring despite, not because of, him. He lied about his involvement in the radical ACORN community action group, and fabricated about his father’s and grandfather’s World War II involvement.

Tally up what Barack Obama said about his health care initiative, the border fence, and his fiscal policy. Almost all of the major assurances proved lies.

Ministers of Lies

But why pick on the president?

The media routinely peddles “noble” untruths. ABC manipulated a video to show George Zimmerman without much injury to his head. NBC edited a tape to suggest that he was a racist. The New York Times invented a new journalistic category, “white Hispanic,” to suggest George Zimmerman was not Latino in a way that the paper would never suggest that Barack Obama is not African-American or Bill Richardson was a “white Hispanic.”

Much of the prosecutorial testimony in the George Zimmerman case could not be true — unless someone gets grass stains on his back and contusions on the back of the head from pounding on someone atop him. Prosecution star witness Rachel Jeantel made up much of her racist testimony, and boldly confessed as much in her paid-for after-trial interviews.

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And so it is, Semp. The sickest and most pathetic liars of all are those who lie to themselves. Semper blowhard!

38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
Like all good Leninists, Obama and Holder have been trying to provoke open civil strife since day one. They think it will help them entrench their totalitarian system, radicalize the population and ultimately, with a bit of luck, round up and kill lots of white people. I don't know if they realize that, if history is any indicator, there is a better than even chance that they will be unable to control the forces they unleash and that the results may be something quite different than what they hoped for.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
You're the one with the Pinocchio nose, son. Obama never cut the deficit in half - he doubled it. Oil did NOT spike under the O's watch - those were already done deals. And the official version of Benghazi was indeed based on the video of the guy in seattle.
Your troll is, in a word, weeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaak.
You really need to try harder.
38 weeks ago
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Indeed, Washington and especially the White House administration is full of
liars. Liars on your left. Liars on your right. Liars, liars......everywhere.
And yet we tolerate it, allowing Obama, Holder, the IRS officials and so many
others to lie straight-faced to us every day, with no accountabiity whatsoever.
What are we to do? Perhaps turning off your T.V. would be a good start.
After all, everything you need to know is on the Internet, and you dont have
to listen to their lies.
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
Thank you, VDH. I still remember Mitt Romney's face when Cathy Crowley confronted him, when he pointed out that Obama lied. He had done so in the most gentlemanly way, but could not reconcile her near sociopathic confidence in defending Obama.

Until we put aside our politeness, we will be taken advantage of those who lie and steal, as that is written into their community organizing tactical doctrine, and justified by the academics post-modern pollitics-of-meaning "narrative" that informs their "end justifes the means" fascism.
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
Finally! Hanson calls Obama a LIAR! You have been tip-toeing around that word for years.

If you and other "conservatives" had been quicker to call a spade a spade(including pathetic Romney), perhaps these demagogues and thugs would not have another four years of power.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
Excellent article, telling it how it is.
Except, I don't think that Barnicle's fibs were anything at all comparable to Holders lies.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
Fibs? Lies?

What an odd way to describe abuse of the Law.

AND The necessary, in a lawful society, trust that the law officers honoured by the population to the job of enforcement respect and regard that law as their responsibility.

Not as their toy to damage, to fundamentally transform as long as there is no force that does or can stop them.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
I look so forward to your articles Dr. Hanson. You are brilliant.
Thank you
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
Demanding accountability occurs only when people WANT the truth. Our government, academia and the corrupt media have provided a toxic atmosphere in which superficial propaganda--the tyranny of slogans--is spewed to the masses.
"Ignorance is Strength"
Q: "How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?"
A: "I don't know...whatever you say."
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
People lie. It's that simple. However, Politicians lie for a living. they call it Spin. What stuns me is the arrogance of their lies.
Watch the News and Commentary programs on cable. The typical left wing guest will be spewing half truths, 'spin' or outright fabrications. If someone calls them on it they will:
1. ignore the criticism and act like they never heard the challenge
2. repeat the lie endlessly hoping to wear the opponent out
3. change the subject or twist it into a different discussion
4. feign outrage and accuse their critic of lying.
Some of the worst at this include members of the Congressional Black Caucus and 'Democrat Poltitical Consultants". Bring up the current lie that Trayvon Martin was 'stalked' by George Zimmerman and watch what happens.
38 weeks ago
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Lying by politicians has already done our society great harm. One example;
My parents are willing to pay $200.00 more a month on Medicare and take 100.00 less on their SS-checks. Just like most loyal - truthful - patriotic American citizens they are willing to sacrifice!!
The problem is they know the politicians will not do the right thing with the funds. So like most seniors, my folks hold on tight to their demands for no cuts to their entitlements.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
Why should they tell the truth. If 51% of the people beleive the lies, and voter them back in, they are asking for more lies. I value trith and did not vote for Obama, but it is obvious that far too much of our country does not value truth.
38 weeks ago
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Ultimately, since we are a self governing country, the responsibility for acceptance or rejection of all this dishonesty, lies with us. And I fear that we are failing the test.
38 weeks ago
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