I was recently baffled when people in my own family said the President doesn’t lie. It was truly a “WTF” moment for me as I assumed everyone realized Government lies and some Presidents lie more often then they tell the truth. I honestly believed everyone knew politics was a sceevy business full of unsavory characters but nobody really cared as long as they were left alone and comfortable.
Lies come in several forms, there are the blatant in your face lies, there are deceptive blatant lies, then there are ones that turn out to be lies over time but may not have been lies when promised. The first lie I can actually remember by a President or candidate was when Jimmy Carter promised to legalize pot. At the time I was like in grade school and didn’t have an opinion either way on it but he didn’t do it. Looking back now Jimmy Carter would have gotten my vote if I had been older and boy or boy I would be calling him a dirty rotten liar for that one. The rule politicians should have learned but didn’t from Carter is Rule # 1 Don’t promise shit you KNOW you can’t deliver. Making excuses after the fact like “Congress wouldn’t let me” is total crap when you knew going into the deal it had no chance in congress. It makes the President look weak and stupid when he uses that lie. The next liar I can personally remember was Bush Sr. Reagan probably lied I dunno I really wasn’t paying that much attention to him although I don’t think he probably was much of liar since he had no problems saying shit like he gay people deserved aids and suggested we start bombing Russia in ten minutes. Bush senior lied when he said “Read my lips. . No new taxes”. The kind of lie that one was really depends on if your on the right or the left. If your on the right you might claim he believed it when he said it but shit just got worse. If your on the left you probably think he either was to stupid to see that a tax hike was necessary or he was blatantly lying. Any way you look at it was still lie and rule # 1 still applies. Bush Sr probably told more lies but nothing was really going on and nobody really cared. After Bush came Clinton. Through my eyes Clinton perfected the lie. Clinton was the one who made me think I was actually a republican, of course I realize now that wasn’t true but it took years to come around and start thinking clear after him. In the liar’s hall fame Clinton has the largest picture on the wall. Clinton was Joe Isuzu’s idol. If Pinocchio was Clinton his nose would have been so long we could walk on it clear to Mars. It could of saved us billions in spaceships. I’m not saying Clinton was a bad President, some good stuff came out of him. At one point while President we had a zero deficit, he also deregulated a bunch but now claims the problem with the economy was caused from deregulation to try to get Obama re-elected. Go figure. . . Clinton lied a lot, from saying shit like “I don’t know that woman” and “I didn’t have sex with that woman” to claiming Hilary turning $1000 into $100,000 practically over night in a single stock trade was legit and done without insider trading. He also lied and continues to lie about Rwanda saying he didn’t know what was going on there when he had sent instructions to the delegates at the U.N. stopping the U.N. from going into Rwanda and continuing the slaughter by machete. That’s the biggy in my book. He lied about having a health care plan, he had no plan at all for health care. They tried to hurry and make a plan called the Hilary plan but it was so bad they took her name back off it and it found zero support with anyone. The guy is was total liar.
Bush Jr. lied. Weapons of mass destruction and all that jazz. That one got us into war so other lies he told really seem trivial after that. Either politics changed during the Bush era or I really started paying attention. A lot of it had to do with the war and gave politicians a opportunity to grab some power as the people had strong beliefs about war. When McCain ran against Obama it seemed everyone started lying and lying big time although it may have started earlier when Bush ran against Gore. . Unsure exactly. . But there were a lot of lies floating about at that point.
When Obama ran against McCain I was on the fence. That’s the only time I didn’t vote in a Presidential election since I was 18. That’s also the time I started feeling really cheated by the two party system as neither party thought like I did. McCain didn’t win so his lies don’t really count beyond saying he lied. Okay. . to my family members that actually believes the President doesn’t lie here it is. “My first order of business will be to close Gitmo”. Obama never considered closing Gitmo and as President signed into law a law that prohibited keeping suspected terrorists on American soil which at the present time only leaves Gitmo unless we can bribe another country into letting us build a prison in their country which is doubtful because it would make their country a target. The left was trying to use Bush’s torture Gitmo prisoners shit to get votes and thought by saying close the torture chamber people would sign on. It was a crafty plan and worked but still was a deceptive bald face lie. Gitmo is the only way we can keep an eye on Cuba and being 90 miles from us it’s kind of important to watch them not to mention the Cuban Government doesn‘t like us. . Remember the missile crisis? Another lie was Libya is about civilians. The truth is Libya was about everything BUT civilians. Libya was about getting Qudaffi cause he has been a thorn in Governments back for years. It was about getting Qudaffi because of the Lockerby crash. It was about getting Qudaffi because we don’t like him. It was about oil. It was about business. If you really gave a shit about civilians you wouldn’t drop effin bombs on populated areas. Bombs don’t care who they kill. Barry Goldwater said “ If your going to drop a bomb your going to kill civilians” I think everyone would agree on that. Another lie was when Obama said his stimulus plan would create 5 to 6 million jobs. I don’t care how you try to spin it didn’t happen. And even after the first stimulus failed he did a half sized second stimulus calling it the jobs stimulus and said Ok people this time. . Yeah yeah. .. . If it didn’t work the first time most people would think it stupid to try again expecting a different result. I could spend all day citing lies but I got better shit to do. I’ll suffice by saying now Obama is going around making a whole new batch of promises while distancing himself from the promises he made the first go around that never got done.
If you think, after reading this it is biased you might be right but I’m not claiming it as an objective piece of writing. It’s just my view. Like I say I’m in the middle not on either the left side or the right side. . I’m the more dangerous. . the middle side. . . Fear us for if we get ever get the power the country changes for real.