A Chain Liar

Obama has quit smoking, at least according to Michelle Obama, who in 2011 said that Barack hadn’t had a cigarette in nearly a year.

“It’s been almost a year,” Michelle said back on February 8, 2011 [ref].

I sincerely congratulate President Obama on the significant accomplishment of quitting smoking. There are many people who are never able to kick the habit. Hopefully he’s kicked it for good.

Unfortunately, one habit that Obama hasn’t kicked — and isn’t even trying to kick — is that of lying.

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Teacher makes students decide who lives, who dies

Reported by Fox News on 2013-10-10

A classroom of 14 and 15-year-old Illinois high school students was assigned the task of deciding the fate of ten fictional characters in an exercise that critics called a lesson in death panels…. The lesson involves 10 people who are in desperate need of kidney dialysis…. But there’s a problem. The local hospital only has enough machines to support six patients.

There was a time in America when the obvious answer to such a “dilemma” was to harness the power of capitalism and build more dialysis machines. In a Socialist world, however, the reality is shortages of just about everything, and, ultimately, yes, death panels. But, putting aside that stark eventuality, I can’t help but wonder why we can’t just focus on teaching kids, the four R’s: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and RESPECT — especially respect for human life and liberty.

The Pathway to Death Pathways

Speaking of Obamacare in one of the 2012 presidential debates, Mitt Romney asserted that Obamacare “puts in place an unelected board that’s going to tell people, ultimately, what kind of treatments they can have.” [ref]

Obama’s reply danced around Romney’s accusation: “this … unelected board that we’ve created — what this is, is a group of health care experts, doctors, et cetera, to figure out how we can reduce the cost of care in the system overall.” [ref]

How do you reduce the cost of care? You ration it. You “tell people, ultimately, what kind of treatments they can have.”

Harry Reid is Pro-Slavery

Nevada Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently compared health care reform opponents to people who opposed the abolition of slavery. Reid said:
Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, “slow down, stop everything, let’s start over.” If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you’re right. When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said “slow down, it’s too early, things aren’t bad enough.”
Reid’s wrong. His reasoning is way too liberal; his logic is lousy. The reality is that Reid is far more like a slave-holder than government health care opponents are like anti-abolitionists.

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What’s Affordable about H.R. 3962?

After the passage of the “Affordable Health Care for America Act” (H.R. 3962), Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi made a statement that is illustrative of a chronic disregard of truth and a perpetual propensity for propaganda. Pelosi said that “Democrats voted for the bill and a Republican voted for the bill. That equals bipartisan” (www.cnn.com).
Really? A single Republican votes for a bill and that makes it “bipartisan”? We are all supposed to ignore the tremendous gulf between Democrat and Republican, liberal and conservative, and feel good about the bill because a single Republican voted for it? If Pelosi had her way she’d probably call it the “Bipartisan Affordable Health Care for America Act”. Why not add another lie to the already misleading bill title?