The Liar in Thief, A Perpetual Lying Machine

The New Boston Tea Party

Excerpted from Obama’s Long List of Broken Promises. By Peter Wehner at Commentary Magazine.

(This is obviously not all of the examples, but certainly it is a good sampling of the more outrageous ones. Some items were shortened for space.)

His promise not to allow lobbyists to work in his administration. (They have.)  

His commitment to slash earmarks. (He didn’t.)

To be the most transparent presidency in history. (It’s not.)

To put an end to “phony accounting.” (It started almost on day one and continues.)

And to restore trust in government. (Trust in government is at near-historic lows.)

His pledge to seek public financing in the general election. (He didn’t.)

To treat super-PACs as a “threat to democracy.” (He embraced them.)

His pledge to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent. (It remained above 8 percent for the longest stretch since the Great Depression.)

To create five million new energy jobs alone. (The total number of jobs created in Obama’s first term was roughly one-tenth that figure.)

To identify all those “shovel-ready” jobs. (Mr. Obama later chuckled that his much-hyped “shovel-ready projects” were “not as shovel-ready as we expected.”)

To lift two million Americans from poverty. (A record 46 million Americans are living in poverty during the Obama era.)

His promise to bring down health care premiums by $2,500 for the typical family (they went up) …

allow Americans to keep the health care coverage they currently have (many can’t) …

refuse to fund abortion via the Affordable Care Act (it did) …to respect religious liberties (he has violated them) … and the insistence that a mandate to buy insurance, enforced by financial penalties, was not a tax (it is).

Obama’s pledge to stop the rise of the oceans and global warming. (It hasn’t.)

To “remake the world” and to “heal the planet.” (Hardly.)

To usher in a “new beginning” based on “mutual respect” with the Arab and Islamic world and “help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East.” (Come again?)

To punish Syria if it crossed the “red line” of using chemical weapons. (The “red line” was crossed earlier this year–and nothing of consequence happened.)

That as president “I don’t bluff.” (See the previous sentence on Syria.)

And of course the much-ballyhooed Russian reset. (Tensions between Russia and the United States are increasing and examples of Russia undermining U.S. interests are multiplying.)

And let’s not forget Mr. Obama’s promise to bring us together. (He is the most polarizing president in the history of Gallup polling.)

Or his assurance to us that he would put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division and conflict and cynicism.” (All three have increased during the Obama presidency.)

And his counsel to us to “resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.” (Remind me again whose campaign allies accused Mitt Romney of being responsible for the cancer death of a steelworker’s wife.)

3 thoughts on “The Liar in Thief, A Perpetual Lying Machine

  1. “To lift two million Americans from poverty. (A record 46 million Americans are living in poverty during the Obama era.)”

    Only 46 million? Bahahaha!

    No offense, but you might want to re-calculate that figure. Try 110 million.

    Are you sure it’s not 46%?

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