17 July 2009

158 Documented Lies from America's Prevaricator-in-Chief


It takes a pretty concerted effort to flippantly explain away/sweep-under-the-rug 158 intentional falsehoods from the habitually dishonest Barack Obama in little under a year... but that's what the American MSM have done. And in neglecting their Constitutionally-implied duties, they've become little more than the administration's propaganda arm and shameless Obamapologists... with their already thin credibility now down to one quark.

The tactics of the president's rabble-rousing mentor Saul Alinsky call for deception and deflection- how many times has Barack Obama said one thing but done another? Alinsky's techniques were also employed in the disinformation campaign against Rush Limbaugh et. al.


And Obama seems to think that everybody's as stupid as the people who voted for him. When not lying blatantly, he makes the loosest, most general statements possible- then implies deliberate falsehoods, i.e. that George W Bush is responsible for all the current rampant spending and quadrupling of the budget deficit because it started under him.

The Dear Leader's really pretty squirelly, and changes his story at-will... while we plebes are expected to just swallow this ever-morphing and malleable version of reality as it goes along. Obama also contradicts himself constantly, while the press does idiotic stories on his puppy vetting process and how he and Joey Pluggs like to go out for cheeseburgers.
Chairman O wants the state to be your mother and father- and seems to feel that it’s his right to lie to you if he wishes… just like your parents when you were five. Government will be one you come to for money, ask permission when you want to think or speak, and who handles all your finances for you since of course you can’t be trusted.

The blog Obama WTF (What's the Facts?) has done a great job compiling a list of 158 Documented Obama Lies... obviously a substantial ongoing endeavor, since the author of these whoppers is a such a prolific reprobate. And as noted yesterday at RedState, Obama's fiction is getting more brazen, if anything.
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158 Obama claims he wrote letter to US Treasurer to try to prevent the housing crisis; but he acted only AFTER he had caused it by blocking McCain's bill

157 Obama claims he is bipartisan ; Congressional Quarterly shows he voted with his party 97% of the time

156 Obama's dirty lie scares seniors: falsely claims McCain plans to cut $880 billion from Medicare: liar liar liar says Annenberg Factcheck

155 Obama lies about his mother turning to food stamps AND still sending him to top schools; his grandmother paid for education

154 Obama lied about being asked to wear dead soldier's bracelet: family had asked Obama to stop wearing it

153 Obama claimed all new spending is economic plan was self-funding; short by $3.5 Trillion says nonpartisan Tax Policy Center

152 Obama denied Admiral Mike Mullen had called Obama's Iraqi troop plan "dangerous"; Mullen made comment on Fox in July 2008 according to WaPo

151 Obama lied about Kissinger's views of diplomacy during first debate; Kissinger confirms the lie

150 During Debate 1 Obama denied voting to tax some people making
$42000 a year: Annenburg Factcheck,org confirms Obama is lying

149 After Debate 1, Team Obama denied Obama ever said, "Iran's not a threat": Video proves Obama DID say "Iran is NOT a threat."

148 Obama claims under McCain employers would be taxed on the health care benefits it grants to workers; he's lying

147 Obama refers to an Iraqi surplus of $79 billion and says US should have it; its $60 billion and dwindling

146 Obama claims only 5% of Americans would see tax increase; he's grossly understating the number of people effected

145 Obama accuses McCain of lying about Biden being against clean coal; video proves Obama is lying

144 Obama claims McCain is opposed to abortion in cases of rape or incest; McCain has never held that position.

143 Obama accuses McCain of making an ad about Obama's vote to approve leaving babies who survive abortion procedures to die; McCain did not
make the ad

142 Obama's ad on abortion claims BHO always supported medical care to protect infants; text of the Bill he supported shows he wanted babies born alive after abortions to be left to die

141 Obama's ad on abortion uses quotes by journalists who made negative comments about a McCain ad; but Obama is misleading because both journalists have been proven to be incorrect

140 Obama's lying when he says McCain's ad misstated BHO's Sex Ed for Kindergartners Bill: McCain's ad was accurate; here's the Sex Ed Bill text

139 Obama and Biden both truncate McCain's comments on the strength of the economy's fundamentals: deliberate distortion

138 Biden claims McCain tried to hurt our veterans by denying them educational benefits; NewsWeek confirms Biden is lying

137 Obama claims under McCain, Elderly would have had Social Security tied up in the Stock market; Newsweek cries BS

136 Obama claims his opponent will cut social security in half: NOT true; Obama guilty of scare-mongering aimed at Seniors

135 Biden claims McCain wouldn't help small borrowers hurt by housing crisis; this is untrue according to Newsweek

134 Obama claimed during the primary he had more Ex President Clinton Foreign Policy advisers than Sen. Clinton; she had 70% more

133 Obama claimed his father served in World War 2: his Kenyan-born father never served

132 Obama grossly misquoted Sen.Clinton about her vote on a banking bill; BHO used the false quote to show why voters don't trust
Government

131 Obama claimed employers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be prosecuted for employing illegals; Gov stats prove he's lying

130 Pushing his Green agenda Obama claimed Japanese Car average 45 mpg fuel efficiency; its actually around 29 mph

129 Obama disparaged the President saying he hadn't met with auto makers until the sixth year of his presidency; GWB met automakers in
April 2003

128 Obama disparaged the efficiency of our healthcare system saying
the U.S. spends twice per capita than other countries: WaPo proves he's lying

127 Obama claims President Clinton's Labor Secretary said BHO's healthcare plan, "Does more than anybody to reduce costs"; Robert Reich did NOT say it

126 Obama falsely claimed he won the Michigan Democrat primary: he was not on the ballot

125 Obama's Spanish language ad lies about McCain's position on immigration; tries to stir race-war: lies debunked by ABC

124 Obama lies about his interference in Iraqi negotiations; but his campaign admits his treachery

123 Obama took credit for the economic stimulus package passed in Feb 08; BHO's colleagues on Capitol Hill cry BS

122 Obama claims Big Oil is ignoring 68 million acres of oil fields they could be drilling; most fields are being worked

121 Obama claims never questions his opponent's patriotism; asks of McCain "WHICH country first?": ABC says he's questioning McCain's
patriotism

120 Obama claims personal savings rates are lowest since the Great
Depression; currently higher than under President Clinton

119 Obama claims on this video that he doesn't switch positions; list of 31 flip flops show he's lying

118 In the Primaries Obama puffed his resume claiming he was a "Professor"; State Senate bio shows he was not ; he now agrees

117 When Obama ran for US Senate his web site claimed "5 years as a community organizer"; he admits it was only 3 years

116 Obama's attack ad in Michigan claims McCain doesn't support loan guarantees for auto-industry. McCain DOES support them

115 Obama says "if we're STILL in recession when he takes office...etc"; the economy is NOT in recession

114 Obama claims he signed up for Selective Service when he graduated from High School; records show he did NOT until he'd been at college 1 year

113 Attacking Palin, Obama has the audacity to claim,"Words mean something; you can't just make things up "; BHO makes stuff up

112 Biden claims McCain will increase taxes for workers & Obama will only increase taxes on those making $435k: he's lying

111 Biden claims Obama drew the Nation's attention to problems at Walter Reed Army Hospital; it was two WaPo reporters that reported the issues to the Nation

110 to make Obama seems more American/less exotic, Biden tells Scranton crowd Obama grew up in Kansas; BHO grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia

109 Obama lies yet again to disparage Gov. Palin; ignores her executive experience as Governor of Alaska

108 Obama says the US economy has failed under Bush; World Bank stats proves Obama's been lying; US a world leader in growth, employment, incomes

107 Obama claims if you are born into poverty in America you are on your own: there are many government programs

106 Obama claims he's bi-partisan: voting records prove Obama is #11 most partisan

105 Claimed Hillary would be on anyone's short-list; Hillary wasn't on Obama's short-list

104 Obama claims abortion rates have not gone down under the Bush Administration; stats show they have gone down

103 Obama dismissed Bomber Bill Ayers as "some guy who lives in the neighborhood";they had a close working relationship

102 Obama claims there's no charge to attend his acceptance speech: CBS 4 in Denver proves he's lying; some tickets cost $1000

101 Obama used being a first-time-buyer to justify consulting with Rezko before he bought his house; BHO had already purchased a residence

100 Obama lies about his support for infanticide; campaign concedes in 03 he opposed a bill stopping the killing of kids born alive after abortions

99 Obama overstates Oil Industry's contributions to McCain; ignores cash the Oil industry gave BHO; Newsweek debunks

98 To belittle America,Obama exaggerated the growth in Debt under the current Administration; debunked by WaPo

97 Obama claims President George W Bush had not left the country before he became President; WaPo confirms he's lying

96 To promote "green", Obama claimed he drove a vehicle that uses ethanol; GM confirmed the model was NOT ethanol-ready

95 Obama claims he's taking his family for a week's rest in Hawaii with no campaigning; schedules a rally for first day

94: Obama claims "properly inflating tires" will save as much energy as we could drill offshore; analysis shows not even close

93 Obama denies accusing McCain of using race against him; ABC, NYT confirm Obama did accuse McCain of making racial attacks

92 Obama claims he's not being political when he's flip-flopping; timing & direction of major flip-flops show he's lying

91: Obama INVENTS a wall between Christians and Jews; deceptively omits the major religious wall is caused by a "fatwah" to kill American Christians and Jews

90 Obama claims he made a substantive call for Germany to help in Iraq; Berlin speech transcript proves he's lying

89: Obama admits he underestimated the decline in violence from the Surge; falsely claims McCain made same mistake

88 Obama turned a disappointing crowd of 20,000 into media reports of 200,000

87 Obama lied about his father's religious upbringing! half-brother confirms Obama's father was "RAISED Muslim"

86 Obama claimed we only made one fundraising trip to Florida during the Primary; Florida papers proved he lied

85 Claims reducing obesity to 80's levels would save Medicaid ONE TRILLION DOLLARS; not even close

84 To make Iraq/Afghan Wars look bad, Obama claimed demands on Nat Guard personnel hurt flood relief; Guards prove lying

83 Claimed due to overseas commitments, too few helecopters were available to help with Midwest flood relief; now concedes not true

82 Starting in Iowa, Obama claimed Clinton's healthcare plan would "punish families that couldn't afford healthcare"; NYT calls BS

81 Obama claims McCain's tax plan will do nothing to help the middle-class: The Tax Policy Center proves he's lying

80 claims the use of an Email with a big red DONATE button is NOT a fundraising solicitation

79 Obama claims his trip to Europe was non-political: uses video of Berlin speech to raise money within hours

78 Tells NBC that during the debate on the Surge he said the Surge would work in Baghdad; video proves during the debate he said the opposite

77 Obama's "Changing World" ad claims he'll fast-track alternatives to oil to stop us buying from hostile nations; "fast track" is totally misleading

76 Obama tells Israeli media that he's a member of the Senate Banking Committee; CNN confirms he's delusional

75 Obama claims Lou Dobbs caused hate crimes against Latinos to double; the FBI and CNN confirm Obama is lying

74 Obama claims the military brass think like he does; top US commanders say his plan for Iraq is unworkable

73: Obama promised to filibust FISA; later Obama voted for FISA and now denies changing his position

72 Obama belittles Americans claiming we can't speak European languages; he's talking merde; mierda; Schei├če

71 Obama denied he accused President Bush of starting the War for political reasons; Russert transcript proves Obama made that false claim

70 Obama claims there has been substantial job losses from NAFTA; Independent studies show its at least" job neutral"

69 Claimed in Feb 08 he got 90% of funds from donors giving $25, $50; fed filings show he got only about a third from donors below $200

68 Obama rewrites history about what specifically he had said during his October 2002 anti-war speech

67 Obama claimed in 04 that he had never supported bringing troops out of Iraq; rare video of 03 Teamsters rally shows he's lying

66 Obama lied about the softness of the Stock Market to support his false claim the War was being used to distract the public

65 To justify move to private funds, Obama claims McCain's campaign is" fuelled" by PACs and Lobbyists; its less than 2% of McCain's money

64 Obama's "Dignity" ad claims he "worked his way" thru college and law school; campaign admits only two summer jobs

63 Obama's "Dignity" ad gives him credit for reducing Welfare rolls by 80%: he's deceptive as he was opposed to Fed Welfare Reform in '96

62 In Obama's The Country I love ad, he takes credit for passing a healthcare bill he did NOT vote for

61 Claims he first ran in Chicago as an unendorsed candidate; his '96 election questionnaire proves he had several

60 Obama claims he wants a vigorous and open debate on the issues: then goes out of his way to avoid it

59 Obama omits key details about a false rumor re video of Michelle's "whitey" rant to justify breaking his public funding promise

58 Obama tries to deceive about why he voted "present" more than 100 times in the Illinois Senate; Chicago paper reveals the truth

57 Trying to claim patriotism Obama says his grandad signed up the day after Pearl Harbor; army records disagree

56 Claims race and party not important to how people vote as they put America first; 93% block vote disproves

55 On June 5, Obama stated that Israel must remain undivided; June 6 on CNN he reversed his position, but denied he had done so

54 To further his own agenda, Obama grossly overstates the number of potential African-American votes in MS, GA, SC

53 Promise of $2500 reduction in Healthcare premiums needs billions in Admin cost savings by 2012: not possible

52 Obama omits to mention his 3 week trip to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan until it slips out trying to out-do Clinton

51 Obama claims McCain wants to wage a lengthy war in Iraq: Video proves Obama's lying

50 Obama claimed he never prayed in a mosque; his campaign had to retract that statement

49 Obama dishonestly used endorsements in ads to pump up his healthcare plan

48 Claims he never discussed politics with Pastor; rebutted by photo of Obama with team of lobbyists led by Wright

47 Obama, an expert at parsing words, claimed he wasn't familiar with the word "Clintonian"; then changed his story

46 Despite reeking of cigarettes, Obama denied smoking to ABC; now admits smoking on MSNBC

45 Obama said he'd meet unconditionally with Leader of Iran: now claims he "didn't have Ahmadinejad in mind"

44 Obama claims he is using public financing to avoid special interests: WSJ nails his switcheroo

43 Obama's rhetoric claims more young black men in jail than college: BoJ Stats disprove

42 Claims he never said he was a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare; Video proves he did

41 Obama claims remarks to industrialists were greeted with silence, shows he can deliver tough message: video of ovation

40 Obamas claim you dont rip opponents & leave on roadside:he did to Alice Palmer

39 Obama denies saying Indiana could be tie-breaker: he did

38 Obama omits that Pastor Wright led divestiture campaign from Israel

37 Obama claims Church not controversial; he knew it was controversial since 86

36 Lied about intention of taking US out of NAFTA

35 Obamas claim poverty growing up: both distort reality

34 Obama denies meeting Saddam's Auchi; sworn Fed. witness places
Obama at undisclosed party for Auchi at Rezkos

33 Obama lies about not attacking Clinton over her Bosnia lies

32 Obama claims he passed ethics reform; ABC News shows he lied

31 Obama says he's consistently opposed NAFTA; in October 2007 he supported expansion to Peru

30 Obama claims he's above dirty political tricks; Clinton proves he lies

29 Obama claims his "bitter" remarks were mangled; then repeats attacks on guns religion and angry people

28 Obama claims never said he wouldn't wear US flag-pin; video shows he did

27 Obama says he did no favors for Rezko;untrue; he lobbied for him

26 Changes story repeatedly re Rezko's help in buying mansion

25 Obama claims he never supported a ban on handguns; he has twice

24 Obama claims stays at UCC as Pastor acknowledged comments were inappropriate; Wright never made this statement

23 Campaign is beholden to "only the people" as unlike McCain/Clinton he does not take lobbyist /PAC money; LIES!

22 Claims campaign never called Canada to say Obama not truthful re wanting leave NAFTA; smoking gun memo proves lied

21 Mrs Obama admits she's never been proud of America; Video disproves Sen. Obama's later claim she was misquoted

20 Claimed would not run for President, as he would not be qualified by 2008: confirmed 3 times to Tim Russert in one 2006 interview

19 Claims famous in Il. for not letting lobbyists even buy him lunch; took from teachers, trial lawyers, hospital admins

18 Claims his parents met at Selma civil rights march; Washington Post noted it occurred 4 yrs after Obama's birth

17 BO claims courageously opposed war in 2002 during US Senate campaign; He did not announce his senate bid until 2003

16 Claims he passes tough Nuclear Law; NYT uncovers he took Nuclear Industry pay-off and watered down the bill

15 Claimed he didn't know Rezko was corrupt when did a real estate deal with him; Chicago papers prove he lied

14 Claims does not accept money from Big Oil: Real Clear Politics proves he lied

13 Denies using his Hopefund PAC to influence endorsers; but the Washington Post reviewed the record and disagreed

12 Claims his State Chair is not a drug company lobbyist; Time magazine cries Bull@#$%

11 Lies about how much he received in campaign funds from Rezko; forced to significantly increase the amount twice

10 Claims he did not fill out the 1996 candidate questionaire; Politico proves he lied

9 Took credit for achievement of others in Chicago; resume puffing exposed by LA Times

8 Claims he kept no State Senate records; now he changes his story

7 Denies doubling wife's salary was due to becoming US Senator; omits within months he earmarked $1 million for hospital

6 Denied meeting Saddam bagman Auchi; now admits he was at his dinner but does not remember talking to him

5 Denies using his church for politics: IRS disagree

4 Claims he was unaware of Pastor Wrights 911 comments: NYT proves he lied

3 Claims his father was a goat-herd; actually he was a man of privilige

2 Claims not an active muslim as child; Indonesian paper proves he lied

1 Claims father linked to Kennedys; Washington Post proves he lied
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Obama WTF defines DOCUMENTED LIE as :
1) a statement by one or more reliable news agencies or credible authorities citing supporting verifiable facts which rebut a reported statement by Obama.
2) observable video/transcript contradictions
3) the omission of an important fact the exclusion of which defies common sense unless the intent is to deceive
This therefore EXCLUDES unintentional gaffes, i.e. Auschwitz Memorial Day blip; the 57 States, etc. which can be found at New Gaffe City.

This therefore also
excludes flip-flops unless:
a) Obama is seen to be holding multiple positions depending on the audience, eg The Jerusalem flip flop...where his position was altered with 18 hours, talking to different audiences.
or b) Obama lies about holding a different position e.g denying he favored gun control
Credit to each of the following news outlets who are some of the most cited in the
List of Documented Lies:
  1. Annenberg Factcheck.org; at U Penn
  2. At the St Petersberg Times; www.politifact.com
  3. Washington Post Fact Checker ...Michael Dobbs
  4. Top of the Ticket Blog at the LA Times
  5. Political Punch at ABC News.com.
  6. Dozens of other major news orgs are quoted to provide support for one -or more- lies
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