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Obama’s Festival of Lies

Posted on | January 14, 2013 | 23 Comments

The final press conference of Obama’s first term was a masterpiece of mendacity, a Mardi Gras parade of deliberate dishonesty. Liberals are still trying to catch their breath after the excitement of it all.

What the press corps loves about President Obama is the astonishing audacity of his lies. He doesn’t bother with tiny fibs or slight misrepresentations. No, by God, he tells massive whoppers that everyone understands to be false, but which he knows he can get away with because — like the favorite child of an over-indulgent mother — he has the smug sense of entitlement necessary to erupt in indignation if he is ever called on  his lies: “How dare you notice my self-serving deceptions!”

UPDATE: The transcript of Obama’s Mardi Gras of Mendacity.


  • 20thCenturyVole


    Mary McCarthy re: Lillian Hellman

  • Zilla of the Resistance

    And again with the “hostage takers” and “gun to the head” crap; he calls people who disagree with him terrorists even as he is empowering actual islamic terrorists all over the world because he is the Muslim Brotherhood’s bitch. Bathhouse Barry spews taqiyya at every opportunity. His beloved pedophile “prophet”, who Barry has decreed that we must not insult, must be smiling from hell.

  • Finrod Felagund

    “Tax and spend” Barry.

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  • Dr. Todd Ambrosius

    I don’t know, Mr. McCain. I’ll give you “and” and “the,” but any “uhhhhhh” and stutter noises he made are genuine, no?

  • Garym

    Obama will be Obama.
    What is more shameless is the fact that polititions that are on “our” side who won’t call out this shuckin’ and jivin’ lazy bastard when he pulls this crap.

  • Adjoran

    Also, once again Obama will not meet the statutory deadline for submitting a budget proposal next month, he has advised Ryan’s Committee.

    And he is asserting some hitherto unknown power to regulate guns without congressional or constitutional authority. The transition to totalitarian dictatorship proceeds apace.

  • rosalie

    That’s the thing I don’t understand. It’s so darn frustrating.

  • Lightwave

    “The debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. Raising
    the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. It simply allows the
    country to pay for spending that Congress has already committed to.”

    No, you moron.

    Neither the 111th nor the 112th Congress ever actually passed a budget.

    NOT A DIME OF SPENDING UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN CONSTITUTIONALLY AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS. We have been in “continuing resolution” limbo now for four solid years. Congress is well within its purview to stop the debt ceiling process immediately.

    A shutdown that would immediately eliminate millions of government employees and stop illegal and UNCONSTITUTIONAL spending is at this point entirely necessary.


  • scarymatt

    Yeah…it’s pretty dumb for Congress to authorize spending without authorizing the revenue behind it. In that sense, I agree with the people who say that the debt ceiling is stupid. It’s mostly a way for them to pretend that it’s not a big deal because they only vote to increase the ceiling…well, more often under the current regime, but previously less often than they vote on taxes or spending.

    But saying that there shouldn’t be a limit, period, is like saying the President should just make up some taxes to pay for whatever Congress told him to spend.

  • DavidD

    Obama tells The Big Lies? Why, it’s almost like you’re accusing him of being a Fascist….

  • K-Bob

    Thank dog that the SCOTUS refused to hear a case allowing the GOP to address vote fraud. All we need is some former general to keep the focus on Republican raaaaacism, and Obama is good to go!

  • K-Bob

    Genuine SCOAMF. Accept no substitutes.

  • Quartermaster

    I think you mean shameful. And it is shameful they won’t do their job.

  • Wombat_socho

    Steal from one: plagiarism. Steal from many: research.

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  • RichFader

    Now that’s just wrong. Mardi Gras parades are fun and exciting…enough so to be worth the cost to fly out from the West Coast and put up in a good hotel. I wouldn’t walk across the street for an Obama press conference.

  • Beeblebrocs

    @matt, this is exactly right. The GOP needs to understand that it represents the producer class and we WANT to see millions of gubmint workers laid off. My bet is our military will keep to their oath even without pay for awhile but meanwhile, the employees over at the EPA, HUD, HHS, IRS, Energy, Education, NEA, etc will soon go hungry and wish for a little more global warming.

    Consider it a siege.

  • Thane_Eichenauer

    One, consider that the real battle is the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans. Two, consider what percentage of American are fully plugged into the matrix that is big TV and big newspaper. Given points one and two do we really think there are enough unplugged Americans that can see Agent Smith disguised as the lady in the red dress when all of big TV and big newspaper says otherwise?

  • firefirefire

    My favorite lie was the one about how “the economy is growing” that Barry; he’s such a hoot!

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