The pretzel president. That’s Barry Hussein. He’ll say one thing, then say another thing that completely contradicts the first thing. Then he’ll enact a policy which contradicts both positions. And then he’ll brazenly tell you, “As I’ve said all along” as though you are some kind of drooling imbecile who can’t remember anything from two minutes ago.
Of course, that last description apparently suits the mainstream media quite well. At least it does most of the time.
Fortunately, it doesn’t ALWAYS. Once in a very great while, someone in the mainstream media actually holds the Obamaland rhetoric to account.
From the MSNBC transcript with senior Obama adviser David Axelrod:
GUTHRIE: So let’s start with the news, the federal judge striking down the ban on same-sex marriage that California voters passed in 2008. I think the American public could be forgiven if they’re a little confused about where the president stands on all of this. He has said he opposes same-sex marriage. He has said during the campaign he didn’t mind what California voters were trying to do, trying to ban Prop 8. Yesterday, though, the White House comes out and says, well, the president has spoken out against Prop 8 in the past. He said he would work to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, but that the Justice Department, since he’s been president, has actually litigated on behalf of that law. So let’s just forget all of that in the past and ask you, where does the president stand today? Does he still opposed same-sex marriage?
AXELROD: Well, Savannah, let me just correct something in your rather lengthy litany of events there.
The president opposed Proposition 8 at the time. He felt that it was divisive. He felt that it was mean-spirited, and he opposed it at the time. So we reiterated that position yesterday. The president does oppose same-sex marriage, but he supports equality for gay and lesbian couples, and benefits and other issues, and that has been effectuated in federal agencies under his control. He’s supports civil unions, and that’s been his position throughout. So nothing has changed.
GUTHRIE: But David, can I just say, I’m looking at an interview right here that Jake Tapper of ABC did back in June of 2008, where Tapper asks him, “Does it bother you what California’s doing?” And the president responds, “No.”
AXELROD: Well, Savannah, I’m at a loss here, because I’m just sitting on a set, but I’d be happy to ship you the statements that the president made on — specifically on Proposition 8 and his opposition to it at the time. So you’re working off of incomplete information there.
How DARE you correct your messiah, Savannah. It doesn’t matter if he’s a dirtbag liar. If Barry Hussein says two and two make five, then two and two make five. If Obama lies, then his lie becomes your truth. Understand?
Okay, here’s the Hussein-unapproved version of reality. Obama interview with Jake Tapper, June 16, 2008:
TAPPER: OK, last one, and that is same-sex marriage is now going on in California.
TAPPER: You oppose same-sex marriage.
TAPPER: Do you think that the fact that this is now going on in California, does that cause you to re-think your pledge to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act?
OBAMA: No. I still think that these are decisions that need to be made at a state and local level. I’m a strong supporter of civil unions. And I think that, you know, we’re involved in a national conversation about this issue.
You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, but I also think that same-sex partners should be able to visit each other in hospitals, they should be able to transfer property, they should be able to get the same federal rights and benefits that are conferred onto married couples.
And so, you know, as president, my job is to make sure that the federal government is not discriminating and that we maintain the federal government’s historic role in not meddling with what states are doing when it comes to marriage law. That’s what I’ll do as president.
TAPPER: Does it bother you, what California’s doing?
And if you don’t think so, it’s only because you’re a racist.
For the official record, this is NOT David Axelrod “misspeaking.” This is David Axelrod, senior Obama official, continuing to enact the “official” White House position. Let’s go back to the spot that Axelrod said:
“… and he opposed it at the time. So we reiterated that position yesterday.”
Now who is this “we”? Do you think that it was just David Axelrod and the snake he always keeps in his pocket? No. The White House came out and lied. They came out and tried to correct the factual record, and whitewash what Obama had said so it would jive with his current line of crap. Just like they always do.
It was a coordinated, preplanned Obama administration lie.
Why did Obama say he opposed gay marriage? Because he’s a lying weasel who understands that if he were honest with the American people, they never would have elected him. And why is Obama trying to whitewash that previous dishonest denial? Because more and more Americans – especially independents – are abandoning him, and he has to build the support of his core base.
If Obama truly opposed same-sex marriage, as he has said, then why has he now appointed not one but two Supreme Court Justices who will – mark my words – vote for same-sex marriage when the case comes before the Supreme Court? Obama told the nation a lie to get votes because he knew his actual views would never allow him into the Oval Office.
Obama was a liar from the very moment he announced his candidacy for president. Let’s go back to his Meet the Press interview with Tim Russert:
MR. RUSSERT: Before you go, you know there’s been enormous speculation about your political future. Will you serve your full six-year term as U.S. senator from Illinois?
SEN.-ELECT OBAMA: Absolutely.
In the most massive and far-reaching policy enacted in more than sixty years, Obama’s lies were all over the place. Obama – who had promised that he would not raise taxes on anyone making less than $200,000 a year – assured Americans that his health care mandate was not a tax increase. But now he is admitting that the $6 TRILLION in mandates over just ten years is in fact a tax increase as he faces lawsuits from 20 states arguing that the mandate to force citizens to purchase insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional. Thus Obama told not one but two lies: that he would not raise taxes on middle class Americans, and that his mandate was not a tax.
These aren’t just lies; they are massive lies straight from the pit of hell. They are the lies of a fundamentally and profoundly dishonest man. Not only are the mandates a tax increase on the backs of middle class Americans, but it is in fact the largest tax increase in the history of not only America but of the entire human race.
It’s not a question as to whether Obama has lied. It’s a question as to whether the man has ever told the truth.
At some point, if you have any capacity of honesty whatsoever in your being, you’ve got to get sick of Obama’s lies, and his incredibly cowardly weakness.