Let me try that.You know what the conservatives' problem with Romney is? He's a turd. They don't really like him. But they have nobody else. You know what they say. You can't polish a turd but you roll it in glitter. And you guys don't have enough glitter.
You know what the liberals' problem with Obama is? He's a lying turd. They don't really like him. But they have nobody else. You know what they say. You can't polish a lying turd but you roll it in glitter. And you guys don't have enough glitter but you certainly have a lot of lying turd.
"Obama has been less than honest about many things. Some of his biggest distortions should be the subject of sustained soul- searching on the part of the media.
For instance, as New York Times reporter Janny Scott first reported over a year ago, Obama lied about his cancer-stricken mother being denied coverage for her pre-existing condition. Yes, he was close to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and former terrorist Bill Ayers. Yes, he was a member of the socialist New Party (as my National Review colleague Stanley Kurtz has documented).
In the spirit of charity, some of the lies can be chalked up, at least in part, to fanciful family narratives. Obama claims his maternal grandfather fought in Pattons army and liberated Nazi death camps. He says his paternal grandfather was tortured by the British imperialists in Kenya. Hes claimed his Indonesian stepgrandfather was killed by the Dutch while fighting for independence. None of that is true.
What I find more interesting are the lies Obama tells not so much about himself, but about society. In Dreams from My Father, Obama tells readers that he struggled with racism and racial alienation all his life. He wasnt a starter on his high school basketball team because he played black while his coach coached white. He confabulated a black friend in high school who, like himself, was shunned for racial reasons. He wrote of a big fight with a white ex-girlfriend who, after seeing a racially charged play,started talking about why black people were so angry all the time.
As Maraniss methodically shows, these and other tales of racial woe were false. His coach didnt start him because he wasnt good enough to start. His friend in high school was half-Japanese, not black, and neither of them were racially ostracized. The girlfriend, Genevieve Cook, never saw the play and never said anything of the sort. And so on."
Barack Obama, the Liar King