Guest post by Joe Hoft
The biggest liar to hold the office of US President, Barack Obama, had the audacity to state that he current administration was dishonest. Another lie.
In front of a small crowd in Wisconsin, former President Barack Obama stated the following –
Listen throughout human history, certainly throughout American history, politicians have exaggerated. They make promises that they may try to fulfill, but then it turns out to be harder than they expected,” Obama told the crowd assembled in Milwaukee. “They pump up the things that they did that are good.”
“They downplay the things that they did that aren’t so good. They try to put a positive spin on things,” Obama continued. “But what we have not seen before, in our recent public life, at least, is politicians just blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly lying.”
These words are precious coming from Barack Obama who many agree may be the most dishonest politician to ever serve as US president. During his presidency he routinely lied to the American public without any accountability from the liberal mainstream media.
Here are a few of Barack Obama’s more disturbing and consequential lies.
1.) If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan
Number of mentions: 37 times
As Obama was pushing the tremendously unpopular legislation now known as ‘Obamacare’, at least 37 different times he promised that – If you like your insurance plan you can keep your insurance plan. Even the liberal media could not ignore it. This was lie of the year in 2013. After cancellation letters were sent to 4 million Americans, the public finally realized his breezy assurances were wrong.
.@BarackObama got the national Politifact Lie of the Year for saying “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” It takes some kind of gall for him to come into Wisconsin and lie again about health care and about pre-existing conditions. pic.twitter.com/ZoUOdOgL1W
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) October 26, 2018
2.) With Obamacare we will reduce your insurance premiums by $2,500, per family per year
Number of mentions: At least 22 times
Obamacare increased 2014 individual market premiums by an average of 49% .
Barack Obama promised repeatedly that Obamacare would reduce your premiums by $2,500 per year. It was a lie. The exact opposite happened. Average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups as much as 78 percent.
Obamacare premiums will rise by double digits in 2017 when Obama leaves office.
3.) I cannot pass amnesty through executive action… I am not a dictator
Number of mentions: At least 22 times
At least 22 times Obama said he couldn’t do executive amnesty himself. Then he implemented an immunity scheme via executive fiat. “In bypassing Congress, Obama blatantly ignored the rule of law that is the foundation of our democracy and violated his presidential oath to uphold the laws of this land.”
4.) Not one dime of Obamacare will go for abortions
Number of mentions: At least 12 times
1,036 Obamacare plans cover abortions.
In spite of repeated promises that Obamacare would not pay for abortions, it is now clear that Obama lied. The GAO confirmed that Obama lied about this and if fact 1,036 Obamacare plans pay for abortions. In fact, the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic nuns who provide care for the poor, were forced to file a class action mandate to obtain a judgment so they could refrain from providing access to abortion-inducing drugs.
5.) It was not my decision to pull all the troops from Iraq
Number of mentions: 2 times, maybe more
When Obama was running for reelection in 2012, he repeatedly took credit for “ending the war in Iraq.” Then in August 2014, when he sent troops back to Iraq to fight ISIS, Obama said removing U.S. troops from Iraq was not “my decision.” As a result of this reckless move, thousands of innocents have been murdered (including many beheadings), enslaved, relocated forcefully, terrorized and tortured. The horror of Obama’s Iraq blunder will be felt for generations.
6.) Barack Obama accused the Pentagon of not providing him with a strategy to defeat ISIS. Another lie.
Obama also claimed in the same press conference that he brought the deficit down by two-thirds since he came into office. Another lie.
7.) Barack Obama denies knowing of Hillary Clinton’s private email server –
President Barack Obama held an interview with Steve Kroft from “60 Minutes” in October 2015. Kroft asked President Obama if he knew about Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Steve Kroft: Did you know about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server?
Barack Obama: No… No.
We know this was another Obama lie. Barack Obama had direct contact with Clinton on her private email server.
FOX News reported:
President Obama was one of a select handful of individuals who had “direct contact” with Hillary Clinton on her private email account, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz indicated in his bombshell report Thursday on the Clinton email probe.
In a footnote, the DOJ watchdog notes that “FBI analysts and Prosecutor 2 told us that former President Barack Obama was one of the 13 individuals with whom Clinton had direct contact using her clintonemail.com account.“
Never have we seen a President lie as much about material things as Obama. He literally couldn’t and still can’t give a speech without having a major lie in the middle of it.