Selwyn Duke
There are lies, damned lies and Democrats
By Selwyn Duke
October 31, 2013

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer certainly is a creative man. Asked about Barack Obama's promise that everyone would be able to keep his health coverage if he liked it and the recent revelation that the Democrats knew all along that millions of Americans would lose their health plans under ObamaCare, he had an answer.

"I think the message [the promise] was accurate. It was not precise enough...[it] should have been caveated with – 'assuming you have a policy that in fact does do what the bill is designed to do,'" reports National Review.

My, that's rich.

Almost Frank Rich.

Since Hoyer's lie about a lie speaks for itself, let's just have a little fun here. Try this on for size:
    Subject: "But you said that if we supported your law, no one would lose his freedom of speech!"

    Leader: "My message was accurate. It just wasn't precise enough. It should have been caveated with, 'assuming you agree with me.'"
Or how about this:
    Subject: "But you said that if we gave you power, no one would be killed!"

    Leader: "My message was accurate. It just wasn't precise enough. It should have been caveated with, 'assuming I like you.'"
Man, I'm good at this. Hey, DNC, do I have a future?

If you're old enough to have lived through the days of "no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe" (hat tip: the liberal Gerald Ford), you may remember the spectacle of a Soviet government representative being interviewed on American television. He would just tell the most ridiculous lies. I mean, up was down, black was white, day was night. It really was laughable for any quasi-informed American viewer.

For Soviet subjects, however, it was no joke.

They were living under a government of the lie.

You see, one thing about this big, crazy world we live in where there's one in every bunch, is that – no matter how corrupt or wicked you are – you can always find someone to do your bidding. There are always a few people willing to stuff the ballot boxes, intimidate political opponents, pull the gas-chamber lever or the trigger, or tell any lie you want told with a face straighter than the last man in a world of women (Jay Blarney comes to mind – the straight face part, not the man part). "I vas just following orders, you zee."

Of course, we see people telling little lies all the time, lies that don't exceed the boundaries of their moral framework (it's not right, just reality). But do understand that with some people, there's only one limiting factor determining what lies they'll tell:

What they can get away with.

So it shouldn't surprise anyone that Hussein Obama (PBUH) said, when ObamaCare was up before the U.S. Extreme Court, that he was confident the "Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." Of course, as many know, it was only unprecedented when men still wore powdered wigs – the Court has been overturning laws enacted by "democratically elected" Congresses for 200 years. It's called "judicial review."

Now, being a former constitutional law lecturer, Obama (PBUH) knew this full well. But he also knew the media wouldn't call him on his ridiculous Sovietesque lie and that the average reality-TV-watching American hasn't the foggiest idea what the Court's role is, anyway. Heck, recent man-on-the-street interviews show that some Americans don't know what the Holocaust was and that others were willing to sign a petition advocating an "Orwellian," "Nazi-style police state."

This, by the way, is why Obama (PBUH) et al. want to import and legalize as many low-info undocumented Democrats as possible. Many people in this world are accustomed to overlords with whom they have a patron-client relationship, and they accept government lies as long as the slave pork barrel is kept stocked. It reminds me of a Mexican fellow I saw a few years ago wearing a shirt stating, "Everybody lies. Nobody cares." Well, I care, even though I realize many Americans don't care that I care.

The increased acceptance of lies is a sign of a nation in decline. But the good news – or the bad news (depending on whether or not one is a liar) – is that you can well live a lie, but you can't live well with the consequences of living a lie.

© Selwyn Duke


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