September 16, 2009
Liar Liar

Now that Congress and the media have "done their duty" (by making sure we all understand Such is the Fate of All Apostates Who Question the Holy One), let's just examine why anyone would want to call Obama a liar. This information tracks exactly with what I heard a few months ago on, of all places, NPR, so far as I'm concerned the numbers are good.

Was it enough to justify being tacky in a public forum? Well, this is Congress we're talking about here. If crass and tacky were banned from those August chambers the place would be given over to the crickets. Was it enough to justify the epithet, "liar?" Well, one of the most famous squirms in movie history should be appropriate here... "So what I told you was true... from a certain point of view. "

Posted by scott at September 16, 2009 10:54 AM

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I used to regularly listen to Congress and the Senate debate topics when we lived in DC. Some of it was very informative. Since I no longer spend huge chunks of my day driving about, I lost that luxury.

However, I'll say this. The Senate was normally good to listen to and the debate was somewhat lively and generally well-conducted. The House, OTOH, just embarrassed the hell out of me. We could put a large group of kindergartners out there debating the merits of peanut butter vs chocolate and they'd do a better job than those idiots. Go back and listen to anything McKinney said when she was in office. Hell, just go back and listen to any debate that's in the public eye and this isn't anything new nor out of line.

And the even funnier thing is that they aren't wrong. He's a liar. So was Bush. This generalization can lead to all politicians. Hell, he's already broken many of his promises and compromised on several others - if that's not lying, I'm not sure what else one could use.

Posted by: Ron ap Rhys on September 16, 2009 12:10 PM

Laws and sausages.

Oh, the new meme now is "No Democratic Congressman ever accused Bush of being a liar during a debate." Which is rubbish, of course. When I showed my mother video of Cynthis McKinney doing exactly that, she replied, "Well, that's Fox News footage." As if that means it must be false...

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on September 16, 2009 01:13 PM

A better answer to that would be that McKinney's a nutbar worthy of nothing but being ignored and she switched parties later.

However, I thought I remembered something like that. My guess is that the left would argue that it's true with Bush and here it's how the facts are defined. Hypocrisy is easy when you know you're right, eh?

Posted by: Ron ap Rhys on September 16, 2009 01:36 PM

Hypocrisy in Congress?!? Surely you JEST!!!

Posted by: Mark on September 16, 2009 03:17 PM

I know! I was absolutely shocked to hear of it. It almost made me lose my faith in American poli...

Okay. I can't even continue with this. I'm too afraid I'll be smite by a lightning bolt for lying. They've been hypocritical bastards since the beginning from what I know. Hell, they've been rapists, murderers, tax cheats, adulterers, thieves, drunkards, racists, etc.

Posted by: Ron ap Rhys on September 16, 2009 05:23 PM

You guys simply don't understand. The Democrats are the only ones keeping the lunatics from flyover country from doing something... something... SOMETHING REALLY BAD!

Posted by: Scott on September 16, 2009 05:59 PM

For the uninitiated, "flyover country" = that vast span of America between the Sierra Nevadas and Appalachians...

Posted by: Mark on September 16, 2009 07:19 PM

Which produce 80% of our food and 100% of our common sense.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on September 16, 2009 09:22 PM
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