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My wife hates it when I say I hate something or someone, but she usually gives me a pass when I substitute the word “despise.” I suppose it doesn’t sound so personal. Also, hatred is said to infect the hater. I don’t really feel that way. I think openly hating evildoers is a wonderful release. That way you don’t keep the honest emotion bottled up, where the pressure can build up like a can of soda that’s been shaken until it finally explodes.

In any case, exploding is what I feel like doing when liberals spout their lies and, compounding the insult, expect us to be dumb enough to believe them.

For instance, Jay Carney, our own version of Saddam Hussein’s personal parrot, Baghdad Bob, recently said that he would never lie for the administration. He reported that he had met with several former presidential press secretaries, and they all agreed that if they ever started lying, they would lose all credibility with the Washington press corps.

Well, for openers, 95 percent of the White House press corps spends 100 percent of their time lying on behalf of this administration. So credibility counts for nothing with this gang of propagandists. But is there anyone anywhere who believed Mr. Carney when he was asked if Hilary Rosen, (the dippy Democratic operative who accused Ann Romney, the mother of five sons, of never having worked a day in her life and had actually spent as much time visiting the White House as Michelle Obama), and he feigned confusion, saying that he personally knew three different Hilary Rosens?

Well, I’m Jewish, and I’ve never met a single Hilary Rosen in my 72 years. Perhaps if Carney had been asked how many he knew who spelled Hilary with one “l,” it would have narrowed things down for him.

When it came out that Obama secretly went behind the back of Congress and authorized $192 million for the Palestinian Authority, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said it was appropriate because the Authority had fulfilled its major obligations, such as recognizing Israel’s right to exist, renouncing violence and accepting the Road Map to Peace. This not only came as a surprise to Congress, which had cut off funding to the PA, aka Hamas, but to the Palestinian Authority, which had done none of those three things, and had no intention of doing them.

For his part, Obama, the emir-in-chief, insisted that we needed to fund this gang of terrorists for the sake of national security. He didn’t mention which nation he had in mind.

You have to wonder, though, if when this administration goes looking to hire spokesmen, do they specify that only born liars need apply?

When it comes to Joe Biden, the question is always whether he’s actually lying through his painted teeth or if he’s just being his usual stupid self. For instance, while Obama was going around patting himself on the back for green-lighting the execution of Osama bin Laden, Biden, who had already over-sold it as the most audacious event in human history, claimed he had opposed the operation. Well, as John McCain, Charles Krauthammer and others have long pointed out, Biden’s vast foreign-policy expertise consisted of being wrong every single time the buffoon had either voted or spoken out on the topic during his 36 years in the U.S. Senate.

Complicit with Biden was Bill Clinton, who solemnly narrated an Obama campaign ad, insisting that it took great courage for Obama to have OK’d the Navy Seals operation. I guess coming from the president who, on more than one occasion, had nixed the killing or capture of Osama bin Laden during the 1990s and then aborted America’s mission in Somalia, lest the nightly news showing American soldiers killing black thugs create a backlash among his most ardent fans, this would strike him as an act of unimaginable courage.

I think Mitt Romney put the whole thing in its proper perspective when, asked if he, too, would have done what Obama did, said, “Of course. Any president would have … even Jimmy Carter.”

The real problem isn’t Obama or the various liars he has on staff, it’s the mass media that coddle him and promote his agenda. After all, he is likely to be gone after next January, but they’ll still be around, massaging the news on behalf of the left. As Thomas Jefferson once said, if he had to choose between an honest government and an honest press, he’d choose an honest press.

But these days, Jefferson would have to settle for neither. I mean, even Mrs. Obama must have giggled with embarrassment when NBC’s Chuck Todd went so far overboard as to claim that killing bin Laden was comparable to VE-Day and VJ-Day.

Or consider that not too long ago, in Norfolk, Va., scores of black teenagers dragged a white couple from their car and beat them up. As if that weren’t bad enough, the local paper, the Virginian-Pilot didn’t even bother reporting the story. And as if that weren’t bad enough, both victims worked for the Virginian-Pilot.

Anyone who thinks it’s a good thing when the media provide cover for criminals just because they happen to be black would do well to read a new book by my friend Harry Stein. In “No Matter What … They’ll Call This Book Racist,” sub-titled “How Our Fear of Talking Honestly About Race Hurts Us All,” Stein bravely reports on the multitude of ways major newspapers and TV networks endorse black crime and irresponsible behavior by intentionally turning a blind eye to it.

The real tragedy is that we have a black president who would rather hector white people about clinging to their guns and religion than address black Americans about the actual reasons so many of them doom themselves to remain on the lowest rung of society’s ladder. The reasons, as Stein makes clear, include a glaring lack of education, raising children without fathers and a willingness to trade their birthright as Americans for a handout from a political party that patronizes and despises them.

Stein possesses the courage Obama clearly lacks. Obama would much rather tell jokes about Republicans at the Washington Press Club and trade sallies with Jimmy Kimmel.

Obama likes to think of himself as too cool for the room. And he’s right, if the room in question happens to be the Oval Office.

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