Obama Says Politicians Lying is Something We Have Not Seen Before. Here Are Three of His Biggest Whoppers

by Tim Pearce


Former President Barack Obama lamented the state of political rhetoric in the U.S. at a rally in Wisconsin on Friday, saying politicians are “just blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly lying.”

Obama traveled to Wisconsin to campaign for Democratic candidates including Sen. Tammy Baldwin, gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and others. Obama accused Republicans of lying about healthcare, namely that GOP politicians would protect coverage of pre-existing conditions.

“Listen throughout human history, certainly throughout American history, politicians have exaggerated. They make promises that they may try to fulfill, but then it turns out to be harder than they expected,” Obama told the crowd assembled in Milwaukee. “They pump up the things that they did that are good.”

“They downplay the things that they did that aren’t so good. They try to put a positive spin on things,” Obama continued. “But what we have not seen before, in our recent public life, at least, is politicians just blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly lying.”

Obama spun news, evaded questions, contradicted himself and made false statements a number of times while he was in office.

In 2011, Obama claimed he signed into law the biggest middle-class tax cut in history, referring to the Making Work Pay provision in his stimulus package.

Obama’s calculation for his claim was based on dubious math, according to The Washington Post. Former-presidents John F Kennedy and George W. Bush signed larger tax cuts into law.

When campaigning for the Affordable Care Act, Obama claimed, “If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it.”

After his bill passed, cancellation notices hit at least two million Americans’ mailboxes because of a short cutoff to bring existing plans in compliance with the new law, The Washington Post reported.

Terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, killing four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Obama and his administration downplayed the terrorist aspect of the attack in the immediate aftermath of the event, but the then-president later tried to spin his comments, saying, “the day after Benghazi happened, I acknowledged this was an act of terrorism.”

Obama referred vaguely to an act of terror immediately after the attack, but over a period of two weeks, given three opportunities in interviews to affirmatively agree that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack, the president obfuscated or ducked the question, The Washington Post reports.

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10 Thoughts to “Obama Says Politicians Lying is Something We Have Not Seen Before. Here Are Three of His Biggest Whoppers”

  1. Michael

    He seems to leave out the fact that Democratic President Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury!

  2. Dottie Hancockhall

    Oh my goodness! The Devil speaks! He is the worst of the worst! How in the world he ever got elected in the first place is beyond me….except for the color…making History! WOW! We see how that worked, right? The biggest traitor ever! Sold us out! I am not sure that he was an American Citizen ever..,he is such a disgrace to our Country…

  3. Fran Hollowell

    Obama is the biggest liar of all. He is the ex-liar in-chief! He is now organizing his own group of Americans. I believe he calls it “Organizing America.” Seems to me he is organizing his own political party of vulnerable young people who do not know any better.

    1. alan gibbs

      Perhaps someday a brave soul at Occidential College, Columbia University, and or Harvard will have the courage to release to the public Obamas college records, which have never seen the light of day to date. These are all very difficult colleges to get into , very selective. So how did someone with no money and who admitted in his first of two autobiographies that he spent his high school years in a dope fog manage to get admitted to these schools. What did his application say about his residency, where did the money come from to attend these very very expensive schools, and why do none of his classmates who where in these schools during his years there not remember him. During all his years of college did he never have a best friend, a roommate, or a girl friend? He is a mystery man for certain and it will take a brave soul who works in the admission offices of one of these schools to answer these questions. Although maybe they are all dead by now.

      1. There is one other explanation as to why they have not surfaced by now. They are non-existent.

  4. Dan McMonigle

    Obama helped spread hate, but exaggerated stories of police excessive force and happened under his watch. He did not ask for moderation or civility.

  5. Shirley Jensen

    He is such a narcissistic…lying, conniving ass, PRICK…Every time he opens his serpentine mouth, IT IS A LIE….A MANIPULATION….pure evil!

  6. L. P. Barnett

    Obama is as he always was; classless! The fact that America voted him into office twice still baffles and embarrasses me. And before anyone starts throwing Trump up at me I say this; despite his sometimes abrasive behavior, Trump loves this country. Something Obama does not and never did.

    1. Shirley Jensen

      Obama is nothing but an Anti-American Globalist plant. He was put into place to systematically weaken and prepare our country for complete destruction…Hillary was to be the final nail in the casket. Every time he open his serpentine mouth, it is a lie, a manipulation and brainwashing. He is not the Anti Christ…he was just preparing our country for the Anti Christ.

      1. Frank S.

        Well said sister.