Remember way back in September 2009 when Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., was roundly criticized and denounced for interrupting Barack Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress with “You lie!”
He was even formally rebuked by the House of Representatives.
What got Wilson riled up back then was Obama’s promise that his signature health-care law would not cover illegal aliens.
In the big scheme of Obama’s lies, it wasn’t one of his biggest. But it was indeed a lie – just one of many concerning Obamacare. I count three bigger lies in this one statement by Obama on June 6, 2009, three months before that State of the Union Address: “If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold.”
Let’s face it, it’s impossible to count the lies Obama has told just about Obamacare, never mind the IRS scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the border scandal, the Iraq scandal, the Bowe Bergdahl scandal, the Fast and Furious scandal, the NSA scandal, etc., etc., etc.
Today, it’s common to hear people calling Obama on his lies. Everyone knows it. Some overlook it – especially in the Democratic Party and the media – but everyone knows he plays fast and loose with the facts. He will say whatever he believes is politically expedient in the moment. He will later deny saying what he said no matter how many cameras were rolling at the time. He’ll tell you what he really meant to say before he said what you heard. Then he will change his mind and repeat the lie on another occasion to a different audience seemingly oblivious to the fact that nearly all his words are recorded.
Who can count them?
His lies would fill encyclopedias. Who has the time?
It might be easier to chronicle the number of times he has told the truth since running for president. That would be a much shorter volume. It probably wouldn’t be book length. It certainly would not be a best-seller.
Just for the record, it was indeed a lie when he said no Obamacare money would go to illegal aliens. Later, Obama made sure that $28.8 million was awarded to 67 community health-care centers around the country, with $8.5 million specifically earmarked for migrant and seasonal farm workers. Big surprise!
But, of course, that’s chicken feed compared to what Obama wants to spend on tens of thousands of new illegal aliens he has welcomed into the country in recent weeks. That figure is in the billions of dollars.
And it was planned. They were invited into the country, and the Border Patrol was ordered to stand down as they marched in.
Back in January of this year, the Obama administration advertised for “escort” positions for an anticipated 65,000 unaccompanied illegal alien children who were mysteriously expected to be coming across the border in need of “resettlement.”
Here’s the ad:
By the way, do you remember this famous Obama lie?
It came just a little more than a year ago – May 4, 2013, to be exact: “The truth is, right now, our border with Mexico is more secure than it’s been in years. We’ve put more boots on that border than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000.”
While border crossings were, indeed, down by some percentage, certainly not 80 percent, it was because the Obameconomy has been so bad even Central Americans weren’t hot-footing it north – at least until they got their engraved invitations.
That’s right. The Obama administration actually encouraged illegal aliens by wooing them with food stamps and other assistance. Spanish-language flyers advertising the benefits were provided to the Mexican embassy by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with the following statement in boldface type and underlined for emphasis: “You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children.”
Lies. Deception. Dishonesty. Law-breaking. Deceit. Distortion. Evasion. Fabrication. Falsehoods.
This is the currency of the Obama administration. It’s the way of life. You can no more count them than you can count the dollars of indebtedness Obama incurs for every man, woman and child who will have to pay the piper some day for the scorched-earth warfare he is waging on America.
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