Monday, July 18, 2011

THE LIE/THE TRUTH

The Lie: “For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in a hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they’re saying that this may be a preexisting condition and they don’t have to pay her treatment, there’s something fundamentally wrong about that.”

The Truth: Her insurance company covered her for her cancer. She had also wanted her expenses paid on her rent and her other bills, and the health insurance company would not do that. She didn’t have AAFLAC, and no other form of supplemental insurance, so they did not pay that part.

In 1995, Obama’s mother left Indonesia to go to Honolulu, where she was diagnosed with the cancer. In Indonesia (where their health care system is far superior to ours) she had been diagnosed with appendicitis and they took out her appendix! Not until she got to America did American doctors recognize the cancer, and she was given full treatment for that! And it was paid by her insurance company, except for the deductible.

Previously, CIGNA, her work disability company, had refused to pay her other living expenses because they were not included in her policy.

The Lie: “More and more Americans pay their premiums, only to discover that their insurance company has dropped their coverage when they get sick, or won't pay the full cost of care. It happens every day. One man from Illinois lost his coverage in the middle of chemotherapy because his insurer found that he hadn't reported gallstones that he didn't even know about. They delayed his treatment, and he died because of it.”

Truth: Raddatz got his treatment within the necessary time window and lived three more years

The Lie: "Another woman from Texas was about to get a double mastectomy when her insurance company canceled her policy because she forgot to declare a case of acne. By the time she had her insurance reinstated, her breast cancer more than doubled in size. That is heart-breaking, it is wrong, and no one should be treated that way in the United States of America."

Truth: She got treatment for her cancer. There were other “pre-existing conditions” that did not get treated.

The Lie: “…if a family care physician works with his or her patient, to help them lose weight, modify diet, monitors whether they are taking their medication in a timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a pittance. But if that same diabetic ends up getting their foot amputated, that's $30,000, $40,000, $50,000, immediately the surgeon is reimbursed.”

Truth: Surgeons being paid fabulous sums of money for amputations turns out to be a total fabrication. The actual reimbursement for such a procedure is less than $1,000. The facts according to the AMA are that reimbursement for amputations are slow in coming and average between $500-$700. And people are not hobbling around en mass working at I-Hop because some greedy doctor amputated their foot!

The Lie: “So if you come in, and you've got a bad sore throat, or your child has a bad sore throat, or has repeated sore throats. The doctor may look at the reimbursement system, and say to himself, "You know what, I make a heck of a lot more money if I take this kid's tonsils out." Now that may be the right thing to do, but I'd rather have that doctor making those decisions, just based on whether you really need your kid's tonsils out, or whether it might just make more sense just to change—maybe they have allergies, maybe they have something else that would make a difference.”

The Truth: Doctors don't do that (except maybe in Chicago).

The Lie: "And what happened in Selma, Ala. and Birmingham also stirred the conscience of the nation and it worried folks in the White House who said, you know we're battling communism, how are we gonna win the battle for hearts and minds all across the world that, right here in our own country John, we're not observing the ideals that are set forth in our Constitution, we might be accused of being hypocrites...


"So the Kennedys decided, we're gonna do an airlift. We're gonna go out to Africa and we're gonna start bringing young Africans over to this country and give them scholarships to Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. so that they can learn what a wonderful country America is...."


"And this young man named Barack Obama got one of those tickets and came over to this country. And he met this woman whose great great-great-great- grandfather had owned slaves. But she had a different idea, there's some good craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided we know that, in the world as it has been, it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child...."


"But something stirred across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks were willing to march across a bridge...."


"So they got together, Barack Obama, Jr. was born....


"So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama."

The Truth: Barack Obama, Jr. was born on August 4, 1961 (ostensibly in Hawaii). The first of three marches across that bridge in Selma didn't occur until March 7, 1965, three and half years after he was born and six years after his parents met.

The Lie: "I had an uncle who was one of the, um, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps." Barack Obama, May 26, 2008.

The Truth: Auschwitz was never liberated by American forces. Uh…that would have been the Russian Army. Was his uncle in the Red Army?

The Lie: “My grandfather signed up for a war the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, fought in Patton's army. He saw the dead and dying across the fields of Europe; he heard the stories of fellow troops who first entered Auschwitz and Treblinka. Barack Obama, October 2, 2002.”

Obama avers that upon his return to the states, his ‘uncle’ or grandfather was so distraught over Auschwitz that he immediately fled into the attic and refused to leave for six months.

The Lie: "Gramps returned from the war never having seen real combat, and the family moved to California, where he enrolled at Berkeley under the GI bill. But the classroom couldn't contain his ambitions, his restlessness, and so the family moved again."

The Truth: So, Obama’s grandfather signed up for military service on ‘the day after Pearl Harbor’ ostensibly to fight the Japanese, but nevertheless ends up fighting ‘in Patton’s army’ in Germany where he hears the stories of ‘fellow troops who first entered Auschwitz and Treblinka?’

Treblinka? The former camp of Treblinka was a barren field in 1945. Who could have possibly ‘entered Treblinka’ as ‘liberators?

The Lie: “I know the promise of America because I’ve lived it. Michelle has lived it. You have lived it. It is the line of opportunity that led my father across an ocean. It’s the founding ideals that the flag draped over my father’s coffin stand for.”

The Truth: His father was Kenyan, was buried in Kenya with the Kenyan flag draped over his coffin.

TheLie: You have 80 percent of the American people who support a balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren't sold is not the problem.

The Truth: In fact, a large majority does support a mix, but not 80 percent as the President said. The does show only 20 percent support for spending cuts only, but add up the number for some kinds of mix and cuts and taxes and you get 69 percent, not the 80 percent the President said, an 11-point difference.

One of the characteristics of narcissism is the need to make one's self look good by fabricating stories and "facts."

Narcissists actually believe that their stories are true.

Liberal/progressives believe that what they say is true JUST BECAUSE THEY SAID THEM. Saying them is what makes them true.

President BO, the Child President, is both a liberal/progressive and a narcissist.

16 comments:

Latisha Woods said...

Lies are thy name.

Joe said...

Latisha: You got tht right!

tammy said...

You're right, liberals do believe that just because they say or think something, makes it true.

Great post. I was fascinated reading each lie. And how stupid to lie about things that could easily be checked.

BO is truly a narcissist, and a big baby to boot.

Lisa said...

What else should we expect when his adoring media lets him get away with being a liar? Why stop there,they gave him a pass on everything else.

sue said...

Joe:


All the truth in the world

adds up to one big lie.

~Bob Dylan


(Joe - I have no idea what he is talking about but I know how much you admire ole Bob!) (;

Z said...

.....and a liar, it appears.
His mother wanted her expenses paid, TOO?
He had good socialist training, didn't he.

Imagine that our media hasn't picked up on any of this? But, remember they ignored the lie about Bill Ayers, too "I barely knew him" And Jeremiah Wright "I never knew he felt like that!"
Oh, man.

For the Love of Freedom said...

Liberals Lie, especially to themselves.

Joe said...

tammy: Yeah...he's our Child President.

Lisa: The media accused Bush of lying when he did not and ignores President BO when he does.

sue: Did ole Bob EVER know what he was talking about?

Z: I really can't figure why the media doesn't realize how much more they could earn if they just reported the truth.

FLF: It seems to me that lying to oneself is the greatest of all lies.

WomanHonorThyself said...

does he ever speak the truth Joe?

sue said...

Joe - Oh yeah.

Big Mama Says said...

There's nothing wrong with lying as long as you don't put it in writtin.

tha malcontent said...

WomanHonorThyself said...
does he ever speak the truth Joe?


Does a Bear do it in the woods?

Fredd said...

The bamster is no different than any other modern day democrat (by modern day, I mean from Hubert Humphrey forward).

Remember Al Gore, spraying and hoeing and cutting tobacco, and then throwing the industry under the bus at his sister's death bed?

Or all of those churches burning in Arkansas right in front of Bill Clinton's eyes he told us, when no churches actually burned?

Or Missus Clinton running and ducking enemey fire, when no such thing happened? Or telling us all that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, when he was unknown for months after her birth until he climbed Mt. Everest?

Where are all of these blind media types to be found when a conservative strays from reality from time to time? Camped out on that wayward conservatives' front yard, of course. And in the back yard digging through their garbage...

Mark said...

Old news. The word "Obama" is synonymous with the word "Liar"

Robert said...

Thank you for saying it as it is.

Quite Rightly said...

Yep. He's making it up as he goes along. With an army of supporters in the media shouting down anyone who disagrees.