- - Monday, December 30, 2013

Just in case there’s any acolyte of President Obama who still refuses to believe his own eyes and ears, this month has seen two more confirmations from nonadversarial sources that our commander in chief is a habitual liar.

First, PolitiFact, a joint project of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times and Congressional Quarterly, gave its “Pants on Fire / Lie of the Year” award to President Obama for his oft-repeated incantation “If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.”

Then, the liberal Washington Post — usually an ardent Obama supporter — not only agreed that this was the year’s biggest lie, but that two more of Mr. Obama’s four-Pinocchio whoppers (one for lying about the effects of the sequestration on D.C. janitors’ pay, the other for claiming that “the day after Benghazi happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism”) were among the year’s five biggest mendacities.

Sadly, not even this evidence will convince the dedicated Obama Kool-Aid drinkers. Worse, there’s no longer a practical remedy available to the electorate taken in by his repeated deceptions during both of his presidential campaigns. There’s only the opportunity to take away his ability to do any further mischief by voting his supporters in the House and Senate out of office in the 2014 midterm elections.

BOB FOYS
Chicago