Rule number 2: See rule number 1.
Never, since the beginning of liberalism/progressivism, has it been more evident that liberals/progressives will say or do anything to promote their agenda. From President Obama to Eric Holder, from Hillary Clinton to Jay Carney, from Elizabeth Warren to Lois Lerner and the IRS, from Josh Earnest to the main stream media - the lies and cover-ups are endless. Let's take a quick look at a few examples.
President Obama lied repeatedly about the new health care law, knowing full well if he told the truth about it it would never be accepted by the American people. "If you like your plan you can keep your plan. Period," he said over and over. "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Period." Obama knew full well that the new law would change insurance policy standards and would force insurance companies to drop certain plans that did not live up to the new federal mandates. Of course, he and his supporters blame the "greedy insurance companies" whether or not the people being cancelled were pleased with the coverage they had. It was planned from the beginning to force people to enroll in the new Obamacare system.
President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jay Carney and Susan Rice all lied repeatedly about the murders of four Americans by terrorists in Libya. They made up a ridiculous story about a video that has been proved to be a fabrication. Yet they told the lies over and over. The President even told the lie to the UN.
Eric Holder has lied about nearly everything while he's been in office, from Fast and Furious to the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation to the warrant to monitor Fox New's James Rosen's personal e-mails and phone calls.
Lois Lerner went before Congress and said "I've done nothing wrong," then exercised her 5th Amendment rights and refused to answer any more questions. E-mails discovered since then show that Lerner lied about doing nothing wrong and attempted to warn other IRS employees to be very careful what they say because of Congressional scrutiny. The IRS, in turn, had a disproportionate number of computer hard-drive problems that coincidentally disabled and/or destroyed all of the specific information subpoenaed by Congress. What are the odd of that? (Actually, in this administration they're pretty good since the Environmental Protection Agency and now the Federal Elections Committee have also experience hard-drive crashes of computers that were subpoenaed by Congress. Imagine.
Let's move on to Elizabeth Warren. Not only did she lie about being a Native American but after the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case she went to the Senate floor and on national TV and began saying that the court was taking away women's reproductive rights and their access to health care. Nothing could be further from the truth but she's out there saying it - and helping to push a bill that will "overturn the Supreme Court's decision." I'm not sure how she thinks the Senate has the authority to do that but we'll wait and see.
Josh Earnest falls into a category with people like Jay Carney, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. If they're speaking, they're lying. That's why I didn't list the latter two in my opening paragraph. It would be easier to write and article about the few times Pelosi and Reid have actually told the truth. But it would be a short article.
Today's post was inspired by what I read about Politico.com's Roger Simon, who bills himself as "Chief Political Columnist for Politico." Simon posted a tweet on his Politico.com Twitter page that says "Rick Perry sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border to shoot small children. Could make good headlines -- in Russia."
Not only is that statement ridiculous but it's irresponsible and incendiary. There are enough crazy people out there who will believe what Simon said, which could lead to violence on the part of the crazies. Not to mention the fact that misleading Americans about Governor Perry's purpose only supports the Obama administration doing absolutely nothing about the problems at the border.
So now Politico.com joins the list of liberal/progressive liars. It's despicable to lie about Governor Perry ordering children to be shot by Texas Guard troops but that's what Roger Simon did. I would say he should be ashamed but his Twitter post shows shame is not something of which he is in possession.
One would think that eventually the majority of people would come around to the fact that liberals in general tell lies to get what they want. And if the lies don't work they attack personally, eventually ending up calling their opposition "racists." But maybe some of them finally are waking up. Obama's approval rating is at 37% these days and the latest polls show at least 61% of American voters now believe he lies all the time.
Things are looking up. But I'm still having difficulties understanding those other 37%...