Monday, December 16, 2013
Obama, Washington Post's Liar of the Year!
President Obama has uttered a myriad of lies over the course of his political career. But three lies, among Obama's seemingly endless stream of lies, have the prestigious honor of being among the Washington Post's top ten lies of 2013.
David Letterman might want to use this for his Top Ten list. Heh......
The three Obama lies on the Washington Post's Top Ten list:
1) “If you like your health-care plan [and doctor], you can keep it.”
2) “The day after Benghazi happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.”
3) “The Capitol Hill janitors just got a pay cut.”
In lie number 3, President Obama claimed that the janitors working on Capital Hill were facing a pay cut as a result of the sequester. [The sequester, incidentally, was a ridiculous idea crafted by the White House.]
"Starting tomorrow, everybody here, all the folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol..., [are] going to have less pay!" Obama exclaimed in March of this year. "The janitors... just got a pay cut, and they’ve got to figure out how to manage that! That’s real!"
However, Obama's statement was false. "Capitol Hill administrative officials even issued a statement saying the president’s remarks were 'not true' ", the Washington Post writes. "Then the White House tried to argue that janitors at least faced a loss of overtime. That was not correct either. The episode was emblematic of the administration’s sequester rhetoric."
In truth, the President has uttered so many lies this year and over the course of his political career, that it seems a bit humorous to choose just 3 lies from 2013 and thereby absolve him of the myriad of other lies he has made. Nevertheless, the question arises whether this most deserving honor from the Washington Post might influence Time Magazine to select Barack Obama as its Person of the Year in 2013.
Time Magazine chose Obama as its Person of the Year in 2012 and 2008. And, as I noted last year, "virtue" is not necessarily the deciding factor used by the magazine to choose its person of the year, as evidenced by the slew of heinous individuals who have been bestowed with this honor in the past, including the late Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979.
Hence, Obama's unique ability to lie over and over again without even batting an eyelash might very well qualify him to be Time Magazine's Person of the Year for the third time in six years. Obama is clearly deserving of the award; it behooves the editors of the magazine to join their counterparts over at the Washington Post, and to honor the Liar of the Year as their Person of the Year once again!
Posted by Darrin at 12/16/2013