- May 22, 2012
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Barack Obama: Lying Style, No Substance
by Dr. Susan Berry
Barack Obama: Lying Style, No Substance
17 Oct 2012
Some have observed that the importance of the debates is that they allow voters to view the candidates style vs. substance. After Tuesday nights presidential debate, it seems President Obama is going for a lying style while still opting for no substance, an approach that certainly brings into question his competence.
A continually spinning theme that seems especially important to members of the Obama administration is the one that they apparently believe will deliver the all-important womens vote. According to President Obama and his party, the women of this country--766,000 more of whom, by the way, are unemployed since Obama took office--are not too concerned about the economy, jobs, or the high costs of food and gasoline. Theyre worried, instead, about where their next birth control pill is going to come from, and whether theyll be able to buy condoms again this month. Fortunately for the president, a young woman, who hardly looked old enough to have experienced much unequal pay for women in the workplace, asked the question during the debate that allowed Obama, though rather clumsily, to build the bridge to the monumental contraception issue. After all, unequal pay for women easily translates into contraception in everyones mind.
As if this condescending characterization of women in this country by Democrats is not insulting enough, Barack Obama and Joe Biden have brought their lies to American women to a whole new level. During the debate on Tuesday evening, the president again lied that if Republicans defund Planned Parenthood, women will lose out because they will not be able to obtain mammograms. If moderator Candy Crowley felt it was her job to clarify the candidates remarks during the Libya question, where was she during this lie? As Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak notes, the idea that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms is totally false, and has been shown to be false by many media outlets. But, when lyings your style, who cares?
Its not just Barack Obama whos got that lying style. Last Friday, Vice President Biden, perhaps sensing that the tide is turning against continuing taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, tried to put the organization in a more palatable light. In a speech at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Biden proclaimed that Planned Parenthood under law cannot perform any abortion.
Hmmm. This statement by the vice president seems to conflict with Planned Parenthoods own reports that it performed 985,731 abortions in just three years from 2008 through 2010.
Speaking about the Romney/Ryan ticket, Biden said, And now these guys pledge that they are going to defund Planned Parenthood, which under law cannot perform any abortion.
Even if we give Biden the benefit of the doubt that, in his gaffe-prone way, he was trying to convey that Planned Parenthood cannot legally fund abortions with federal subsidies, this still gets us to the concept of substance. If Joe Biden, after all, is confused by the actual policy, he is not competent to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. If he chooses not to speak the truth, however, because he is fearful it will negatively impact the race, he is a liar.
Similarly, we already know that the Obama administration relies on the main-stream media to do its spinning, but now we have Obama, on record for eternity, openly calling upon moderator Crowley for help on his Libya issue. Obama needed Crowley to help him prove his lie that he referred to the murders of our ambassador and diplomats to be a terrorist attack right from the get-go. The fact that she completed the assist is another issue, equally disturbing.
Obama, nevertheless, in his typical high-horse, arrogant manner, feigned being offended by Romneys characterization that his administration is not only covering up the events that led to the assassination of our ambassador and diplomats, but also has not been treating the situation with the respect it deserves. However, if Obama and his administration have not lied about the attack, then the fact that it occurred at all is an overt sign of their incompetence in national security and the protection of our diplomats. Either way--liar or incompetent--Obama is a loser and, by extension, so is the nation.