The definition of integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking. How do you apply an appropriate term to an individual who tells a blatant lie in front of 330 million people, and then tries to excuse his falsehood with even more lies? Has the American public grown so use to the political elite telling lies that it simply excuses those lies, or has been lied to so much they simply can’t tell the difference between the truth and a lie?
Over the course of the last few years we have so many examples of public figures who couldn’t tell the truth if their lives depended upon it. A few of the most egregious liars we have witnessed have lied so often that they seem almost proud of the fact that their whole goal in life is to pull the wool over the public’s eyes. Most notable examples:
“I didn’t have sex with that woman” – Bill Clinton being caught with his zipper down regarding Monica Lewinsky. Though Clinton’s sexcapades with dozens of women from his tenure as governor of Arkansas to his time as President of the United States had become common knowledge among his security details while in office in Arkansas and Washington DC. Millions of American citizens were shocked to find out about the lurid affairs which were carried on in the Oval Office. Taking advantage of an Office of Legislative Affairs intern, Clinton used his position as President to coerce Ms. Lewinsky to provide him with sexual services while serving as President and then denied any sexual contact between them under oath.
Who can forget Nancy Pelosi’s demented interpretation of the truth . . . “The American people have a right to know what is in the healthcare bill before it is passed”, and then later following that teaser of a lie, stated, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is inside it”. Furthermore, this is the same woman who vowed she would preside over, “the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history.” She then tried to look the other way with her ethically troubled members, Anthony Weiner and Eric Massa, and went to great lengths to protect more powerful colleagues, Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters, from ethical scrutiny:
And here is Obama’s most laughable (and deceitful) promises: “To achieve health care reform, I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, ‘we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN’, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies”.
This was followed by a promise to the American public which PolitiFact called the lie-of-the-year which they counted 37 times and included no caveats, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” I guess we don’t need to ask about the $2500/year savings that Obamacare was going to save every family! By the way, Breitbart, The Blaze, Spokesman.com, Marketwatch.com, Libertyheadlines.com, and Newsbusters.org, were even more damning, calling Obama’s Obamacare, “the lie of the century”.
And then there is Hillary Clinton who has told so many lies one would never know where to begin, and it would be impossible to determine which lie has done the most damage to our great country and the people who will live with the long-term consequences of those falsehoods. I’ll just touch on a few as there are just too many to list in total:
In an interview Hillary she stated she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, famous mountaineer and the first man to reach Everest’s summit in 1953. Sen. Clinton was born in 1947. After being exposed Hillary had to continue the lie, explaining, “her mother read about him in a publication while pregnant and liked the name”. This was when he was an unknown beekeeper! But let’s get this straight. To believe her, that would mean she accounted for the longest gestation period known to man . . . about six years to be exact (Hillary wasn’t even newsworthy until climbing Mt. Everest and wasn’t ‘Knighted’ until 1953). Now, unless Hillary’s mother was reading about unknown beekeepers in New Zealand in 1947, she would never have known about Edmund Hillary!
As the First Lady visiting Bosnia in 1996, “I remember landing under sniper fire.” Now that’s funny as there was no fire anywhere in sight! Comedian Sinbad called her out and Hillary had to recant her statement that she had to run across a tarmac to avoid sniper fire after landing in Bosnia as first lady in 1996. She admitted that she “misspoke” about the episode — a concession that came after CBS News showed footage of her walking calmly across the tarmac with her daughter, Chelsea, and being greeted by dignitaries and a child. Her, “Opps – caught in another-lie-moment” when she was telling the world, during the presidential campaign about her “strength and experience” making her qualified to be the leader of the free world.
During interviews given during the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary stated on numerous occasions “FBI Director JamesComey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people.” She also stated the email server she hid in a bathroom closet in Denver, Colorado, and illegally stored classified government email on, didn’t have any classified documents on it.
Hillary not only had secret classified documents on the server, but professed to the public and to Congress, “Let me repeat what I have repeated for many months now, that I never received nor sent any material that was marked classified”, regarding the hidden server, while Secretary of State. Politifact.com rated her statements about the server and sensitive emails as FALSE.
Additionally Clinton swore in a federal document under the threat of perjury, that she turned over all 30,000 work related emails from the hidden server, yet FBI investigators later uncovered “several thousand” work-related emails that she had not handed over, including three Top Secret documents “that were classified at the time they were sent, though they were not marked as such”.
She also said she was naive about smart phones claiming she only had one and didn’t know much about how it worked. When Hillary Clinton began her term as Secretary of State in 2009, she repeatedly stated that she thought it would be easier, better, simpler and more convenient to “carry just one device for work and for her personal emails instead of two”. “Looking back, it would’ve been better for me to use two separate phones and two email accounts”. As it turns out, Hillary’s forked tongue was at work again.
According to Hillary’s largest political support team, CNN, “We learned that despite Hillary Clinton’s claim that she carried only one mobile device for convenience, she in fact had at least 13 BlackBerries and 5 iPads. We also learned that one of her laptops was supposedly ‘lost in the mail’ and that, likely in order to bury evidence, Team Hillary actually destroyed many of the Democratic nominee’s mobile phone and devices with hammers”, not wanting to trust the destruction of evidence to a software scrubber called BleachBit.
“You don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails or for bridesmaids emails,” Congressman Trey Gowdy said in an interview on Fox News. “When you are using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.”
The liars don’t stop with the Democrats. No sir! In recent weeks we have seen the weasels of the Republican party who, by most conservatives’ way of thinking couldn’t pass a test in honor, integrity, or truthfulness. There was Susan Collins of Maine, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and of course, John McCain.
Just look at John McCain, the biggest liar of the group. Here we have an over-the-hill, typical two-faced politician, who spent millions of dollars in the 2016 election cycle promising the voters of Arizona, “that my number one goal is to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as I am re-elected”. He had no intention of honoring such a promise. This wasn’t some overheard closet talk, but was plastered on billboards, and broadcast on radio and TV ads all across the state of Arizona!
Several times since Trump was elected president, a Senate Obamacare repeal/replace bill was presented to the Senate for a vote. McCain voted against any and all attempts to past the Senate version so the full Congress could debate a final version and present it to Trump for signature. Following his Senate vote, which sent the repeal/replace vote spiraling down the sewer, McCain just couldn’t wait, like a dog in heat, to tell his constituents back in Arizona why he flat-out lied to them. McCain said, “I cannot vote for the bill without knowing how it will affect premiums, how much it will cost, and how many people it would help or hurt”.
He went on to say, “Without a full CBO score (hell’s bells, the CBO said Obamacare would save taxpayers $2500 a year and look at that turkey!), which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.” he said.
He noted in theory the bill could be a good piece of legislation. “I would consider supporting legislation similar to that offered by my friends Senators Graham and Cassidy were it the product of extensive hearings, debate and amendment. But that has not been the case,” He knows full-well that any bill that comes around now will need a super-majority in the Senate to pass since sequestration will no longer allow a simple majority vote to pass. Being the blatant liar that he has proven himself to be, he effectively joined with the Democrats in supporting the current Obamacare bill, which will continue the destruction of U.S. healthcare and is headed toward complete insolvency.
The problem with liars like McCain, is that his whole sense of logic I guess, has been tainted by big dollars lobbyists, and an opportunity to get his name in the one-sided, liberal media, just to keep those invitations rolling in to stay on the “A” list of the Washington DC cocktail party schmucks who are taking our country down the sewer.
He talks about the “hurt it may cause those who are now covered on Obamacare for little or no cost”, and obviously the bloated bureaucracy which gets it’s Cadillac Obamacare insurance plan paid for by the hard working American taxpayer, totally neglecting millions of citizens without any coverage and millions more who may have a ‘policy’ from the health insurance marketplace (like my wife and sons). The premiums, which started at around $450/month, are now running close to a thousand dollars a month. The deductible has risen from $1500 to an unaffordable $8500. To reach that deductible one would have to get run over on the Pasadena Freeway in Los Angeles by the RMS Queen Mary (for those who don’t know about the Queen Mary, it is an old luxury liner – turned hotel, sitting in Long Beach harbor)!
Such ignorance is inexcusable Mr. McCain. In the first place having an insurance policy with such a high cost and high deductible to boot, is worse than no policy at all. It just eats-up a family’s disposable income. These dumb politicians equate having “Obamacare insurance coverage” with “Healthcare”. There’s a big difference.
BIG CLUE . . . it isn’t health coverage, it is an insurance policy. What good is “insurance coverage” if you can’t afford the deductible, a premium so high you cannot adequately afford anything else for your family, or if your insurance provider just announced it is leaving your state! Obamacare is a loser as are the politicians who are sticking it to the American taxpayer (the one’s paying real taxes).
Doctors have been driven from private practice and have been seeking shelter on Hospital staffs that look more like cooperatives, where nurses and physician assistants carry the patient load. Doctors have become “administrators” paying little time ever seeing patients. Those with “free” Medicaid Insurance can only use doctors IN THEIR HOME STATE, and find Medicare doesn’t pay for specialized comprehensive care centers or other needs located in another state.
HERE’S ANOTHER BIG CLUE: The government does not belong in the health insurance market as they’ve proven unequivocally, they cannot run the Veterans Administration Hospital System, are powerless to eliminate waste fraud and abuse which is ruining Medicare and Medicaid, and that Obamacare, like most other “government feel-good programs” is simply a waste of tax dollars trying to bribe the American voter.
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Posted by Ed Mattson on October 7, 2017, With 0 Reads, Filed under Corruption, Legislation, Of Interest. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.