Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
People on this thread say, "Obama's a LIAR"! Where did he lie?
Here are five possible lies told by Obama to get you started:
1. Barack Obama in 2003, talking to the AFL/CIO:
“I happen to be a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare coverage. That’s what I’d like to see.”
In January, 2008, Obama claimed in a nationally televised debate:
"I never said that we should try to go ahead and get single-payer."
2. On the January 22nd edition of "Meet the Press," Tim Russert and Obama had the following exchange:
Russert: "When we talked back in November of '04 after your election, I said, 'There's been enormous speculation about your political future.
Will you serve your six-year term as United States senator from Illinois?'"
Obama: "I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new
ways of saying things. But my thinking has not changed."
Russert: "So you will not run for president or vice president in 2008?"
Obama: "I will not."
3. As another example, consider Obama's stirring tale for the Selma audience about how he had been conceived by his parents, Barack Obama Sr. and
Ann Dunham, because they had been inspired by the fervor following the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights demonstration that was commemorated March 4.
"There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama," he said, "because some folks are willing to march
across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don't tell me I'm
not coming home to Selma, Alabama"
Obama was born in 1961, and the Selma march occurred four years later, in 1965. The New York Times reported that when the senator was asked about the
discrepancy later that day, he clarified: "I meant the whole civil rights movement."
4. Obama promised to use public funding in the general election if the Republican candidate would do so also. Well, McCain has agreed to it, but now
Obama wants to back out of the deal.
5. "I've always been a Christian," the Illinois Democrat responded. "I have never practiced [Islam]."
In his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," Obama mentions studying the Quran. He was enrolled in two Jakarta schools as a Muslim. His teacher
Tine Hahiyary said that she remembered that he had studied "mengaji" (recitation of the Quran)." Classmate Rony Amiris described Obama as being a
very devout Muslim, saying, "Barry was previously quite religious in Islam." Another classmate, Emirsyah Satar, now the CEO of Garuda Indonesia,
was quoted as saying, "He (Obama) was often in the prayer room wearing a 'sarong.'" (See Obama's Education.)
Yet, on his official campaign website, Obama has posted this statement, "Barack has never been a Muslim or practiced any other faith besides
So you be the judge. Is Obama honest or not. Of course Obamacons will find rationalizations the same way Clinton supporters found excuses for her