With all due deference to the Declaration of Independence and with apologies to Thomas Jefferson: When in the course of national events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with a confirmed liar, a decent respect to the opinions of a nation requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
With President Obama, the causes are multitudinous. Chief among them is his unfamiliarity and contempt for truth. With Ronald Reagan, America reveled in the Great Communicator. With Barack Obama we suffer through the Great Prevaricator.
Our president has shown no regard for truth. He has amply demonstrated a calculated disrespect for the opinions of our nation and for its people and merits separation from both, in 2012 by denying him re-election or, preferably, sooner by impeachment.
This time around, it is not King George III or the British Parliament who have deceived, oppressed, and violated the rights of the governed but the leader of the former colonies, the current president of the United States of America. By incessantly lying to the public as to who he was, who he is, whom and what he represents and wants, and by manipulating public perceptions through deceptions and baldfaced lies, Obama has abdicated his right to leadership.
Politicians aren’t exactly noted for their veracity, usually opting instead for subterfuge and half-truths rather than outright and provable prevarication, but no president in modern times–including the masters of falsehoods, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Richard Milhous Nixon–has achieved anything near Barack Hussein Obama’s depth of deception.
Johnson and Nixon never betrayed their country to the degree Obama has.
HumanEvents.com has compiled a list of the “Top 10 Obama Lies” which, as thorough as it is, may do Obama a disservice. In the interests of equity and fairness to our president, I would qualify and explain some, not all, of those lies. It should also be remembered that any number of his reputed lies were committed sans his trusty teleprompters which relieves him of full responsibility.
Human Events cited such presidential untruths as Obama’s recent mendacity regarding 80% public support for his tax scams and earlier assurances that shovels and jobs were poised and ready for his $787 billion stimulus. Generously, the latter could be attributable to extraordinary naiveté although the former was an indisputable, blatant lie.
Human Events also cites Obama’s campaign pledges and promises as lies. However, again being generous, they could almost be forgiven as excessive exaggerated campaign fluorishes. In that category would fall his various pledges not to raise taxes on those earning less than $250,000, to conduct his office and government with full transparency, and to limit the influence of lobbyists, all of which fell by the wayside out of economic and political expediency.
A distinct and personal Obama misrepresentation involved claims his own mother died of cancer after being denied insurance coverage. In fact, according to the New York Times’ Janny Scott, she was only denied disability insurance. I refuse to admit Stanley Ann Dunham’s only son could sink so low as to use his dead mother to make a point so I would classify that, repeated, contention as a mistake.
The final Human Events category incorporates incontestable lies. One is that Obamacare would permit Americans to retain their own doctors; many won’t. He lied concerning oppressive features of Arizona’s immigration law; they don’t exist. And, most reprehensibly, Obama swore to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States;” he hasn’t. (http://bit.ly/qJroe1)
Very surprisingly, HumanEvents.com omitted mention of the very lies which enabled a junior senator from the state of Illinois with no executive experience, little experience in government, and a very suspect background to pull off his grand deception predicated only on ambiguous slogans to become President of the United States.
Obama lied his way past his intimate relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his black racist, anti-American pastor of 20 years. He lied about his close connections with domestic terrorists, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. He lied about the now-imprisoned and forgotten real estate developer Tony Rezko who set him up in his posh Chicago pad from which he could launch his assault on America.
Perhaps the lie of all lies involves what Obama did, whom he met, and what he really did during his stint as a community organizer. Unlike his proven falsehoods, we may never know the answers to those questions. We have to surmise them and then either impeach him soon or dump him in 2012.