It’s the coverup that always gets you!
A couple of days ago, after the Saddleback forum in Orange County, The Chosen One, Obama granted an interview with David Brody from CBN. I posted on that here.
The following exchange took place:
Brody: Real quick, the born alive infant protection act. I gotta tell you that’s the one thing I get a lot of emails about and it’s just not just from Evangelicals, it about Catholics, Protestants, main — they’re trying to understand it because there was some literature put out by the National Right to Life Committee. And they’re basically saying they felt like you misrepresented your position on that bill.
Obama: Let me clarify this right now.
Brody: Because it’s getting a lot of play.
Obama: Well and because they have not been telling the truth. And I hate to say that people are lying, but here’s a situation where folks are lying. I have said repeatedly that I would have been completely in, fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported - which was to say —that you should provide assistance to any infant that was born - even if it was as a consequence of an induced abortion. That was not the bill that was presented at the state level.
The Obama camp eventually came out with a statement that indeed that bill Obama blocked from becoming legislation was virtually identical to the Federal bill which even NARAL did not object to!, but yada yada, blah blah Obama abortion rights Roe v Wade, yada yada yada.
In other words: Obama took an extreme far Left position. Then he lied about his record. Then he compounded his lie by calling his critics liars.
And that got me to thinking: Has there ever been a candidate for the Presidency who was caught in a flat footed, bald faced lie and won?
There have been differences and disagreements on policy and economics and social issues, but has anyone caught lying about his record ever been elected President?
Bill Clinton lied about Jennifer Flowers. That lie really was about sex, though. He had not yet perjured himself in front of a Federal Grand Jury as he did with the Paula Jones affair.
He also lied about the economy. The economy was moving upward as he and his staff were telling the American people that it was the worst economy since the Depression.
But that lie wasn't about the candidate's record, it was about the perception of the American people towards a subject easily obfuscated.
Shame on his opponent for not making his case better!
We can point to politicians caught lying who were not elected President! The list is long! But, anyone have an example of a politician caught in an obvious lie, who compounded the lie by calling his critics liars, whom the voters trusted with the most powerful job on the planet?
Nixon's Watergate cover up.
Clinton's lies before a Federal Grand Jury.
Obama's Dead Baby-Gate.
The first two were by sitting Presidents. The third guy only has a faux presidential seal and pictures of himself in front of 10 Downing St.
With any luck that's all he'll get!
BTW, I have a new slogan for O'blurry:
Change you can believe in!
Or, he might be lying about that, too!
Cross Posted at Say Anything