Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Is Obama a Pathological liar?

When President Obama was in Russia, he spoke to university students and told this whopper:
I don’t know if anybody else will meet their future wife or husband in class like I did, but I’m sure you’ll all going to have wonderful careers.
Problem is, he didn't meet his wife in class, and that's widely known. He met her working at the Sidley Austin Law Firm (incidentally where Bernadine Dohrn of Weathermen fame was working).

As a sad commentary on the end of the old media, Newsweek tried desperately to spin it as being true.

Just today I see a new story about how Obama lied about something else. In this case he nominated Arne Duncan to Secretary of Education and claimed that he'd done much in improving Chicago’s schools. Turns out, not so much:

In December, Obama said that during a seven-year tenure, Duncan had boosted elementary school test scores "from 38% of students meeting the standards to 67%" — a gain of 29 percentage points. But the new report found that, adjusting for changes in tests and procedures, students' pass rates grew only about 8 percentage points.

Obama also said Chicago's dropout rate "has gone downevery year he's been in charge." Though that's technically true, the committee says it's still unacceptably high: About half of Chicago students drop out of the city's non-selective-enrollment high schools. And more than 70% of 11th-graders fail to meet state standards, a trend that "has remained essentially flat" over the past several years.

Why does Obama have such a disrespect for the truth that he makes lies so casually?

It's time for people reading the news to stop caring about what Obama says and pay attention to what he does.

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