It should be required of every citizen allowed to vote that they have the intelligence to really know their candidates and hold them accountable, and incumbent on every elected official to always tell the truth and do what’s best for the electorate.
Unfortunately neither is the case nor the reasonably expected approach for running this country. Lies are part of our daily existence; Part of the “scheme” to get elected and stay elected. Part of the governing exercise which rules, leads and ultimately dictates to the members of the herd we loosely call citizens.
I’ve always felt that the president of the United States should deserve the office, be qualified and worthy to sit in that governing, decision making oval universe of leadership and make resolutions which affect hundreds of millions of people. But that’s old school I guess for no longer can we count on our leaders to tell us the truth. People don’t seem to care or expect it any more and none is worse than our current occupant of that elliptical chamber in the people’s house.
If we were to go back and really think about all the lies, half-truths and misleading innuendos that have spouted forth from the lips of our president, we could fill enough volumes to create another library of congress. Add in the misguided words and illegal deeds of our congressional mass and even the Smithsonian might not be big enough and yet… each day we live with the consequences of their words, the weight of their decisions bringing us down to a level we might never recover from.
I’ve said before I’m not a conspiracy guy – but I deal in truth and perceived, logical reality. When I went into the military, I was forced to show a birth certificate. When you register to vote or do other such important acts as citizens you bring your birth certificate – a real live piece of paper. I have two; my original with my footprint and handwritten at the time of my birth, and my updated version “certificate of live birth” from 1991.
Forgive my skepticism but I’ve seen neither presented by the present nor has anyone one I can find in levels of authority. Only a digital “Photo shopped” version of something created in the mind of someone unknown that has been likely proven false many times and means nothing to the people of this country. Either the president has been telling a lie – a major breach of our Constitutional directives – or is playing games and in my mind, a person guilty of either should not be president. Basically… a lie?
Let’s go back to other mistruths.
He talked about cutting the deficit in half by the end of his first term. In fact? He doubled it.
He talked about his most “transparent administration” and health care sessions being on CSPAN. Another of many lies. The deals were done in back rooms, many times with no Republicans present, and passed through the bribes of senators and voting trickery of his aide de camp “no-Reid ’em da bill” Harry.
Bill Ayers? “Just a guy in the neighborhood.” sure, and the Pope is Jewish.
His campaign website said, “Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.” Been seeing those notices lately? The Executive Orders are flying faster than free chickens at a fox picnic.
“I’ll close Guantanamo within a year.” Well…. It’s been almost 5 and we‘re still in business. Not that it’s a bad thing but… don’t lie to the public to get elected then follow through with what reasonable people know is the truth.
He talked about how irresponsible and unpatriotic to build debt putting it on the credit card of China and yet the fact? He has added 60% more debt during his first term and will nearly double our national debt by the end of his second term.
He promised that “lobbyists won’t find a job in my White House” and yet the fact? There are more than a dozen in top administrative positions. And so many union bosses are visiting so often they need to put revolving doors and more bedrooms in the WH.
He made a “firm pledge” that under my plan, no family making under $250,000 (and then $200,000, and $100,000 was even mentioned but who’s counting) will see ANY form of tax increase. Not income tax, not payroll tax, not capital gains tax, not any of your taxes.” And yet… we know the truth is that payroll taxes did go up, the new healthcare “tax” was imposed on EVERYONE, and other taxes have in fact gone up. Wait till you sell your house for a profit (if that’s possible) and pay a 3.8% healthcare tax or need a medical device and pay another 2.3% tax – even if you’re making under $250,000 a year. More lies now that this man is in office.
He sold his healthcare plan on the idea it would save money and everyone’s premiums would go down $2,500 a year… WHEN THE FACTS ARE that people’s premiums are going up and up and up and some as much as 80% in some states. He lied about keeping your own doctor but that’s a tough thing to do because your doctor is not on the plan OR he’s getting out of practice because he can’t make any money on “BarryCare.” My own aging parents now can’t even find a doctor to go to.
And of course part of this big lie was keeping your health plan. He’s always quietly been in favor of a single payer system where the gov’t runs (and owns?) everything and when your employer stops providing insurance because of cost? Guess what? You don’t have a plan to keep.
Obama- If the Supreme Court throws out the federal health care law, it “would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” Another lie. Fact- Slim majority, not unprecedented and by questionable means.
From 2008 our liar in chief said “In these challenging times, when we are facing rising deficits and a sinking economy, budget reform is not an option. It is an imperative,” Obama said. “We cannot sustain a system that bleeds billions of taxpayer dollars on programs that have outlived their usefulness, or exist solely because of the power of a politicians, lobbyists, or interest groups. We simply cannot afford it. This isn’t about big government or small government. It’s about building a smarter government that focuses on what works. That is why I will ask my new team to think anew and act anew to meet our new challenges…. We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.” This man talks out of all four sides of his mouth and for good reason; to deceive and confuse.
And yet we know that the pork continues to flow, the waste piles of payback money keep growing and programs we don’t need are supplemented by new ones duplicating the waste and growing government. [Funny how he never cut the rising deficits either.]
We could spend days on the Benghazi lies and God knows that Congress should but really? When you’re warned days in advance from the president of a country that terror attacks are about to happen, when you’re watching things live and getting real time communications from the site of the intrusion either you’re too dumb to realize what’s happening or complicit in the action by doing things (like gun running?) to know or care. In either case you shouldn’t be the president and certainly don’t go out for weeks after talking about something that has nothing to do with the embassy incursion. More LIES we don’t need – we need a leader that watches out for our people and our country.
We know he blamed the sequestration mess on Republicans when in FACT… it was his idea and submission to congress to do such a thing. Again, a lie to the American people to destroy the opposition. And to further this, a string of concocted mistruths were spewed out like so much vomit about long lines at airports, job cuts, missed tax refunds and other points, all of which we know are lies. Having recently traveled through two very busy airports at very busy times of the week it took me all of about 3 minutes to get through security. But wait.. .they did turn loose thousands of prisoners. There’s civil unrest waiting to happen.
And the talk of $85 billion would screw us all when in fact only about $45 billion was to happen this year and could have been avoided by stopping the BILLIONS a month the gov’t spends on buying back mortgages or sending billions overseas to people who want to kill us. And really… closing the tours of the White House through lies of no money while sending your daughters off to Atlantis for a Caribbean vacation after you and the wife spend hundreds of thousands taking separate vacations? (Four vacations in four months? Louis XVI and Marie didn’t lie and steal so much.)
Obama Admin.- “Under President Barack Obama, the United States has “doubled our exports.” False
Obama – “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficit – either now or in the future.” False BarryCare adds $6.2 trillion to the deficit and immediate costs are not the $900 billion promised but are already at $2.6 trillion.
Obama – [in his 2012 State of the Union Address] “American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.” False. Only on private land, with constant efforts to fight general oil production in America.
Whether it’s saying the “fence between the US and Mexico is practically complete” (DHS says 5%), the “rich don’t pay their fair share”, “we didn’t build that”, the SCOTUS decision in Citizens United v. FEC, “open[ed] the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections. (the justices couldn’t even believe this one), or even “I will not rest until the BP Oil Spill stops” (and then takes 3 months to react) – we all know this man is so full of himself and the stuff that makes up dishonesties, untruths, falsehood, fabrications, deceptions, ruses, fibs, mistruths, tricks, shames, fraud and LIES that’s it’s a daily thing and becoming warring on the American public…at least to those of us who recognize and care.
As Mark twain said, “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” (Is this why BHO uses a teleprompter so much?)
Leo Tolstoy reminded us that ““It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” (For those how look at BHO as an articulate, clean, well presented black man)
William Blake told us “A truth that’s told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent.” (And yet BHO seems to do both so well)
And of course Adolf Hitler told the truth when he said “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” (Don’t believe it? Just look at the 2012 election.)
Barry did tell the truth.. Once. “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America”
But, the biggest lie of all?
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
~ Obama Inauguration. 20 Jan 2009