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Obama is an Awful, Awful, Liar

Obama Liar

Barack Obama, 20 September 2013, addressing the Congressional Black Caucus:

(Note: Go to about 3:00 in the video to see the quote)

And now we’re seeing an extreme faction of these folks, convincing their leadership to threaten to shut down the government if we don’t shut down the affordable care act. Some of them were actually willing to see the United States default on its obligations and plunge this country back into a painful recession if they can’t deny the basic security of affordable health care to millions of Americans.

I think that this is an interesting thing to ponder–that your top agenda is making sure twenty million people don’t have health insurance.

Notice how he describes those who oppose the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He says that those who oppose ACA want to “deny the basic security of affordable health care to millions of Americans.” He says that his opponents’ top agenda is “making sure . . . people don’t have health insurance.”

Is it possible to lie more viciously than this? Republicans are approximately 40% of the populations at any given time, and he characterizes them exclusively in terms of wishing to deny others health insurance. This is not a man who perceives that his opponents have a fundamentally different view of the role of government. This is not a man who appreciates that a variety of views and perspectives may exist on complex topics. This is a man who sees himself, and others like him, as simply wishing to ensure that the poor have health insurance, and who believes that those who oppose it do it from one reason only–hatred.

This is not a man who can be reasoned with. This is not a man with whom compromise can be struck. He doesn’t see the opposition as merely “those with whom he does not agree,” but as evil to be controlled, and if necessary, crushed. This is liberalism.

 

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