It would take a naive person to claim that Obama is the first lying politician we’ve ever had in the White House. After all, you would have to be something of an anomaly to earn the nickname, “Honest Abe.” Considering Lincoln died nearly 150 years ago, it’s safe to say that deception and politics have gone hand in hand for quite some time.
But the Obama administration has really brought deceit to a new level. The examples are numerous, discouraging, and ongoing. He lied when he said his healthcare plan would lower premiums. He lied when he said we could keep our existing plans. He lied when he said Obamacare would have a positive impact on the national deficit.
He lied when he said the Ft. Hood shooting was an incident of “workplace violence.” He lied when he blamed the unimpeded growth of ISIS was a failure of national intelligence. He lied when he told the American people that ISIS was not Islamic.
He lied when he said Fast and Furious was an operation that began during the Bush administration.
He lied, he lied, he lied.
For Obama, the truth has become a serious liability, and it is something he wishes to avoid at all costs. Aiding him in his quest to lead the country into a world of liberal fantasy is the always-willing media. Though they have decried this White House as one of the most secretive administrations in history, they have nonetheless played his faithful cheerleaders. Only now, with 2016 looming in the distance, are they starting to turn.
Believe What You Want!
There’s another aspect of modern America that both helps and hurts the president. In the age of the internet, it seems everyone is entitled to their own facts. If you want to believe that vaccines cause autism without any scientific evidence to back up your claims, well, you just go right ahead and believe that. If you want to believe that Bush orchestrated 9/11, why not? After all, look at all the compelling YouTube videos you’ve watched. Americans have become both more credulous and less credulous at the same time, willing only to consider facts when they confirm a predetermined worldview.
This is a blessing for liberals, for whom the truth only gets in the way of their ideology. They don’t need to fear statistics that show how important a nuclear family is to a healthy, thriving America; their acolytes will be able to find someone who can explain it away. They don’t need to worry about their followers waking up to the dangers of Islam; as long as they keep saying “it’s a religion of peace” over and over again, plenty of people will believe them. It’s gotten to the point where Hillary Clinton can say, flat out, that businesses don’t create jobs and liberals don’t even blink.
What a wonderful time to be a Democrat in the White House. Sure, there will be those who think you’re the Biblical antichrist because they read something on some message board, but there are also those who will believe in you simply because you told them to. In an era where truth is secondary to feelings, anything goes.