President Barack Obama is a politician, so according to the old joke, if his lips are moving he’s lying. But Obama’s critics would tell you the president doesn’t just lie, he tells some real whoppers.
Culling that list of fibs, falsehoods and outright fabrications can be a difficult task, but let’s give it the old college try.
Speaking of college, what’s the deal with Obama’s transcripts? He hasn’t exactly lied about them, but he hasn’t been forthcoming with them either. We know his predecessor George W. Bush was a C student. But then again, he earned those “average” grades in two elite schools, Harvard and Yale, so it’s really not that shabby.
Four-hundred of Obama’s “classmates” at Columbia University have no memory of him. Neither does his supposed mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski. We’re not saying he didn’t attend, but if he did he sure didn’t make an impression.
During his first campaign for the presidency in 2008, Obama vowed that in his first year in office he would close the prison holding terror suspects on the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Five years later, Obama is still vowing to close the prison.
“The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed,” Obama said as across-the-board budget cuts loomed in early 2013.
But Obama did, in fact, propose the idea. He didn’t actually intend for it to happen, of course. He expected both Republicans and Democrats in Congress to find it so distasteful they’d be forced to make a deal. When it became obvious that Republicans were willing to let the chips fall where they may, Obama suddenly “forgot” the whole idea came out of his own administration.
When the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked on Sept. 11, 2012, and the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans died, Obama, and other members of his administration blamed the attack on spontaneous protests sparked by an anti-Muslim video. He now says that was the best information the intelligence community had at the time, but the famous “talking points” – all 14 iterations of them – never once mention the video.
In his 2012 State of the Union Address, Obama claimed American oil production was at its highest in eight years. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office disputes this, saying oil production on federal lands actually dropped 14 percent in 2011.
In May 2011 Obama said the border fence between the U.S. and Mexico was “practically complete.” According to the Department of Homeland Security, it was 5 percent complete.
The president’s signature health care is rife with disappointment. But its critics have said from the beginning that the promises weren’t true. Let’s look at the two biggies:
You’ll get to keep your doctor and current health plan. Not so much. Current health plans are grandfathered in, but only 2 percent of those comply with the law. If you change jobs or if your plan changes in any way, your “current plan” is out the window.
You’ll pay lower premiums. Wrong again. Though Obama promised, “This legislation will also lower costs for families and businesses,” premiums already were rising even before the plan was fully implemented. And businesses have started cutting workers to part-time so they don’t have to give them benefits.
Whether these are still Obama’s biggest lies once his second term ends remains to be seen. But considering his current record, he’s likely not told his last tall tale.
While those are just the eight ‘biggies’ that we’re aware of, let’s add to the list. Let’s back up to his eligibility to even be president. The birth certificate – five plus years we’re into this and we’re still not sure he’s even qualified to be our president.
Is he a muslim…a socialist??? All signs point to yes. Remember he will stand with Islam when the evil winds blow.
And now we have the shutdown/slimdown where he’s gone out of his way to ‘make it hurt’ like some small petty child would, in order to lash out at those of us who don’t support his every lame move and expenditure. This is governing by temper tantrum. It is certainly not what our forefathers expected and if something doesn’t change soon, America will become Amerika, the next third world country.
Please feel free to add to the list of lies, after all, they come on a daily basis.