During the 2008 campaign, President Barack Hussein Obama cited his mother’s experience as a cancer patient trying to get Cigna to pay for treatment for what her insurer said was a pre-existing condition. But it turned out that her correspondence showed that “the 1995 dispute concerned a Cigna disability insurance policy and that her actual health insurer had apparently reimbursed most of her medical expenses without argument.”
In May, 2011, Obama said about the US-Mexico border fence: “Well, that fence is now basically complete.” Only 36.3 miles of the 700 miles of fence has been built. Under Obama, only 4.3 miles of double layer fencing has been built. I don’t think that even the most ardent Obama supporters will say that 36.3 miles constitutes “basically complete,” but I have been wrong before.
On Nov. 10, 2007, Obama said , “I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president.” The Obama administration has hired former lobbyist Steve Ricchetti, a registered federal lobbyist for nearly a decade, to serve as counselor to Vice President Joe Biden. In fact, Ricchetti’s firm made millions lobbying on behalf of clients such as Fannie Mae and General Motors, both of which have been recipients of taxpayer-funded bailouts. Although Obama signed an executive order codifying this pledge on his first full day in office, the administration has made use of a loophole in the order that permits waivers for former lobbyists to serve. In some cases, the administration has hired former lobbyists without a waiver. Obama appointed former Raytheon lobbyist William Lynn, who got a top job at the Pentagon.
Obama credited the Selma, AL, march as where his parents first met. One little problem: The Selma march took place on March 7, 1965. Obama was born on August 4, 1961 (or at least that’s the date on the birth certificate he produced). So Obama is lying about when his parents met, or he’s lying about his birth date.
Here is a very short list of lies that he has told over the years, both before and during his presidency.
- Candidate Obama promised that he would make sure that there was always enough time for the public to read legislation before it was enacted, but he has done exactly the opposite, repeatedly pressing for even faster passage of even longer bills.
- 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.
- Candidate Obama promised us that CIA personnel involved in the interrogation of terrorists would not be prosecuted, but his administration is now doing exactly that.
- Obama said that Caterpillar’s CEO had told him that Caterpillar would begin hiring again as a result of the stimulus bill, but the CEO immediately announced that he had said no such thing, that Caterpillar would in fact be laying off more workers.
- 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, in order to obtain passage of his first stimulus bill, assured us that 90 percent of the jobs created would be in the private sector, but as he well knew, most of them were to be in the public sector.
If it can conclusively be demonstrated that Obama lies, how can we believe anyhting he says? How do we know, when he opens his mouth, whether he is telling the truth or lying? Is there some truth/lie indicator that only liberals/progressives can see, that conservatives cannot see? Or do we need waivers? For all of you who say that all politicians lie, that excuse does not, in any way, permit lying.
But that’s just my opinion.