Thursday, January 21, 2010


Warning to those educated in government schools: This is a long post.

What is it about lies that seems to attract people, especially politicians?

It seems to be difficult to find a politician who does no lie at one time or another.

Maybe that's true of all people, but it seems to be more overt among those in the political realm.

Once a person lies to you, how do you know when he/she is lying to you again?

Is there some sort of list people can give you that says "Here are the things you can trust me on and here are some other things I will lie to yo about?"

When a person lies to you, what is the appropriate thing to call him/her? Would it be proper to call a person who lies to you a "liar?"

A person who farms is a farmer. A person who builds is a builder. A person who lies is a liar.

President BO has consistently lied to you and to me about who he is, what he is planning to do and how he plans to do it.

The following is adapted from an article by John Ellis in The Lies of Obama:

* During his campaign for the presidency and since, did or did not President BO repeatedly assure us that he would protect Medicare against cuts?

Is he now pressing for passage of bills that include savage cuts in Medicare?

* To obtain passage of his first stimulus bill, did President BO assure us that 90% of the jobs created would be in the private sector?

Of the jobs supposedly created so far, are not most of them in the public sector?

* Early in the health care debate, did President BO assure us that he had not said that he favored a single payer system?

Is he not on record as having also said that he does?

* Did President BO give primary voters a firm assurance that if he became the nominee of the Democratic party he would (unlike Hillary Clinton) abide by the campaign finance limits of public funding?

As soon as he became the party’s nominee, did he reneged on that pledge?

* During the presidential campaign did President BO criticize the presence of former lobbyists in the Bush administration and solemnly assured us that he would appoint no lobbyists to his administration?

Once elected, did he proceed to appoint even more lobbyists than his predecessors?

* Did President BO criticize the size of George Bush’s deficit, calling it what we inherited? Did he promise to stop deficit spending if elected?

Has he, in fact, already quadrupled the size of the deficit he objected to and continued new federal spending in the trillions?

* When campaigning, did President BO criticize bills before the congress that were too long for anyone to be able to read and promised to stop that?

Haven't the bills he has been backing throughout his first year been much longer (2000+ pages) than the ones he criticized?

*Did candidate Obama promise an end to the corruption of earmarks and pork in new legislation?

In the bills he has supported this year have there been more and bigger earmarks than ever before?

* Did candidate Obama promise us that CIA personnel involved in the interrogation of terrorists would not be prosecuted?

Has administration been doing exactly that?

*Did President BO assure a joint session of Congress that the health bill he supported (pre-Stupak) would not provide public funding for abortions?

Does not the congressional health care bill include language that does exactly that?

*Did candidate Obama promise that he would make sure that there was always enough time for the public to read legislation before it was enacted?

Hasn't he done exactly the opposite, repeatedly pressing for even faster passage of even longer bills?

*Did candidate Obama meet fears that he would be a tax and spend liberal by promising, emphatically and repeatedly, that those earning under $250,000 would see no (let me repeat...NO) increase in their taxes of any kind?

Does he now urge the passage of a health care bill that breaks that pledge in many different ways? Do not his unrestrained increase in federal spending make more tax increases inevitable?

*Did candidate Obama promise bipartisanship and an end to partisan bickering?

In a display of especially ruthless partisanship, have not his allies have shut Republicans out of all key meetings on his health care initiative, with the unprecedented result that domestic legislation of historic importance garnered not a single Republican vote in the Senate?

Consider these facts:

* Candidate Obama criticized his opponent’s plan to tax employer paid health care benefits, and promised he would not tax them; but the bill he now backs will do just that.

* Obama had promised that he would not sign a health care bill that would add one dime to the federal deficit; but the bill he now backs adds trillions in new federal spending, offset only by new sources of revenue that are both uncertain and more properly seen as offsetting the already existing deficit.

* Obama coerced congress into passing his stimulus bill by promising that if it were passed unemployment could go no higher then 8%; but unemployment is now at 10%, and he could not possibly have had good reason to exclude that possibility.

* Obama promised that his cap and trade legislation will create jobs; but its massive tax increases will certainly hobble the economy and destroy jobs, while green jobs in significant numbers can at best be hoped for, but never promised.

* Obama has repeatedly assured the American people that if they like their current health plan they can keep it; but the House bill which he supported created huge incentives for employers to drop their coverage and shift their members to a public option.

* Obama has just as often assured the public that under his health plan everyone will be able to keep their current doctor; but many are certain to lose their doctors when ObamaCare’s large cuts in Medicare funding induce more doctors to withdraw from Medicare coverage, as they also would were employers to transfer patients to a public option to save money.

In fact, because of profit loss on Medicare, the Mayo clinic has already ceased dealing with Medicare patients. (See A Doctor's View of the Health Care Bill)

* Obama assured a joint session of Congress that his health plan would not fund illegal aliens; but his allies had been busy voting down amendments to that effect. (This was the point of Joe Wilson’s outburst.)

* Obama claimed that John Deere’s CEO had told him that Deere would begin hiring again as a result of the stimulus bill; but that individual immediately announced that he had said no such thing, and that Deere would in fact be laying off more workers.

* Candidate Obama promised that Guantanamo would be closed by January 1, 2010; but it is still open.

* Candidate Obama promised that his administration (unlike his predecessor’s) would be so transparent that TV cameras (C-Span) would be there for key deliberations; but an unprecedented level of secrecy prevails as the final stages of ObamaCare are negotiated behind closed doors and kept so secret that even the Senate majority whip admitted that he had no idea what was going on. Requests for Obama to honor the promise of C-Span cameras are being ignored.

* To gain traction for his attempt to return a would-be socialist dictator in Honduras to power, Obama claimed that he had been overthrown in an illegal coup; but the congressional research service pointed out correctly that ex-President Zelaya had been removed for constitutionally sufficient cause by legal and constitutional means.

* Obama claims that he wants a public option only to increase choice and competition; but the House bill would clearly reduce choice both by squeezing unsubsidized private health plans out of the market, and by setting rigid conditions on acceptable plans that would narrow available options.

* Candidate Obama claimed that violent radical Bill Ayers was just another guy in his neighborhood; but the record shows that the two had worked closely together.

* Obama assured us that his stimulus bill would create or save a million jobs; but he was claiming as fact what could never have been more than a wild (and highly improbable) guess, and his more recent attempts to justify that guess have been fraudulent.

* Obama assured us that his health plan would never ration care, or “pull the plug” on grandma; but the legislation he backs sets up panels to make crucial decisions on when to withhold care, and it makes such deep cuts in Medicare that rationing is inevitable.

* Obama now assures us that health insurance premiums will not go up if ObamaCare becomes law, insisting indignantly that people who say this have not read the bill; but the legislation forces insurers to cover preexisting conditions, which will compel them to raise premiums substantially.

Given all of this, is it a stretch to say that President BO has lied about each one of these issues?

If a person who lies is a liar, does it follow then that we can be more than safe in calling President BO a liar?

How about a bald-faced, unrepentant liar?

Is that one of the things that endears him to you liberals?


Leticia said...

EXCELLENT POST! BHO has never told the truth so why should he start now? There is no truth in that man and there is no way that I would ever, ever believe one word that comes out of his mouth.

In Obama's case, once a liar always a liar. I wish that would be grounds for treason and impeachment.

SelahV said...

Hey Joe, need to get the word out on this issue:

Bryan said...

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Psalm (141:3.)