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The Mendacity of Barack Obama
American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2011 | Steve McCann

Posted on 04/15/2011 6:53:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Over my 45+ years in the business community, both domestic and international, I have dealt with an overwhelming variety of people of all races and political philosophies. Men and women who were thoroughly honest and many who had no concept of honor and integrity. Among them were those who would do or say anything to achieve their ends and do so with a straight face and an air of self-confidence that would deceive the most gullible. It is only through painful experience that one is finally able to develop an antenna to quickly weed out those charlatans.

While I have always been wary of and have written about his dishonesty, after the speech the president delivered the 13th of April regarding the federal budget, one that was chock full of lies, deceit, and crass fear-mongering, it must be said that Barack Obama is the most dishonest, deceitful, and mendacious person in a position of power I have ever witnessed.

That performance was the culmination of four years of outright lies and narcissism that have been largely ignored by the media, including some in the conservative press and political class who are loath to call Mr. Obama what he is in the bluntest of terms: a liar and a fraud. That he relies on his skin color to intimidate, either outright or by insinuation, those who oppose his radical agenda only adds to his audacity. It is apparent that he has gotten away with his character flaws his entire life, aided and abetted by the sycophants around him, thus he is who he is and cannot change.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: narcissism

1 posted on 04/15/2011 6:53:44 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

The country is rotten from the top down. When the top is rotten, everyone else figures it’s time to steal. And that is what has happened. People with integrity are regarded as fools. Nonetheless, people with integrity should maintain their integrity. Whether or not there is a tomorrow, we must act as though there will be one.


2 posted on 04/15/2011 7:02:13 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I don't know how long it will take, but at some point in the future, people will read about these years with their mouths hanging open. It's really all so clear. It's out there. The people who look at the situation see it for what it is. This is the biggest con of all history.

I don't think there has ever been anything like this before.

3 posted on 04/15/2011 7:05:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: curiosity

Please consider reading the entire article. Unless your mind is totally locked, you may begin to see what conservatives have seen from the beginning. Barry is not just your typical political liar. He is a sick, royally screwed up pathological liar.

The inability of so many people to discern that is thanks entirely to modern liberalism and its brain-destroying embrace of ‘moral equivalence’. ME robs human beings of even the vestiges of critical rational thinking skills, and substitutes a narrow, scarily-blind worldview in their place. Thus devotees of modern liberalism see Barry’s lies, and shrug and say, ‘they all do it’ - while never grasping the issue of kind and degree.

Sure, all pols lie. But only a tiny percentage lie to the mind-staggering, pathological degree Barry does. He’s in a category all his own. Not even Bill Clinton can compete. For anyone with any intimate experience of either sociopathy or pathological lying, Barry sends chills down the spine. He is a sick, sick, SICK man. In a sane world, even liberals [of which I used to be one] would want him as far from the Oval Office as they could get him. In a world dominated by modern liberalism, he’s allowed to continue gaily down his path of permanently destroying the USA.

I hope this makes sense to you, curiosity. It sounds so sophisticated and insightful to say, ‘sure, Obama lies, but so do they all; no big’. It *seems* so racist to say Barry’s lies make all the rest look like pikers. But we’ve got a massive problem on our hands, and we’ve got to get past Barry’s skin color in order to solve it. It would be nice to have you on board, instead of constantly running interference for The Won.


4 posted on 04/15/2011 7:15:10 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: ilovesarah2012
What I say about Barack Obama I do not do lightly, but because I fear greatly for this country and can, not only from personal experience but in my dealing with others, recognize those failings in a person whose only interest is himself and his inbred radical ideology, which as its lynchpin desires to transform the country into a quasi-totalitarian state by any means possible.

Mr. McCann is spot on. There is definitely something to having experience with people like Barack Obama that helps one spot the special evil that they live. Obama exudes it in his every word and action. As McCann writes, it's who Obama is and he can't change (apart from divine intervention).

I would, however, classify Obama not as a sociopath or a compulsive liar. I believe he lies both as a means of getting what he wants AND as habit because it's easier. I see that lying as a telltale sign of pathological narcissism. He lies to get his way and because its easiest. It's the way his mind works; when it comes to answering a question, he unconsciously contemplates how to construct a believable lie. It's a knee-jerk thing that seems entirely natural to him. And, he's good at it, except that he's just human like the rest of us so sometimes his lies contradict fact. That's where the race card (the Poor Abandoned Barry card when he was a kid) comes in. It's truly fascinating to watch, or rather it would be if our country wasn't being destroyed by it.

5 posted on 04/15/2011 7:15:59 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: ilovesarah2012

bump


6 posted on 04/15/2011 7:21:05 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Public Service Announcement. As of 4/15/11, 571 days 'til we take out the trash. (November 6 2012))
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To: ilovesarah2012

It may be that Obama is God’s curse upon America because we have turned away from Him.

In the Old Testament, God often sends an evil ruler to punish an evil people.


7 posted on 04/15/2011 7:28:05 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well said, my friend!


8 posted on 04/15/2011 7:31:11 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Exactly right.


9 posted on 04/15/2011 7:32:26 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: ilovesarah2012
Barack Obama is the most dishonest, deceitful, and mendacious person in a position of power I have ever witnessed.

Actually, I disagree. Bill Clinton was the most dishonest, but his dishonesty was petty and sleazy. Obama is pure evil and displays a great deal of far more destructive dishonesty than we saw from Clinton, but he's not quite as uniformly dishonest and deceitful.

10 posted on 04/15/2011 7:33:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

That’s exactly what I thought when he was elected. He is God’s curse on America for turning away from Him.


11 posted on 04/15/2011 7:40:54 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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12 posted on 04/15/2011 7:52:06 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Wouldn’t it be funny if that was true?”


13 posted on 04/15/2011 7:54:43 AM PDT by tentmaker
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To: Fantasywriter
I read the entire article, and I agree with a lot of it. I agree that Obama is mendacious, in that he wants to transform America into a Scandinavian-style social democrac welfare state, and he adeptly hid his intentions from the voters. He twists the truth with impunity, and is a failure in terms of leadership.

I'm a conservative and no fan of Obama.

However, like Glen Beck, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Charles Krauthammer, and virtually every other nationally-recognized conservative figure, I don't have much patience for nonsensical and manifestly false conspiracy theories, such as Birthism.

Part of being a conservative is accepting the world for what it is, not for what I would wish it to be. Do I wish Obama was ineligible for the presidency? Sure, that would be great, then we could remove him without the bother of having to defeat him in the next election. Unfortunatley, that's just not reality.

The reality, whether you choose to accept it or not, is this: Obama, having been born in Hawaii under US jurisdicition, is manifestly eligible for the office he occupies, to which he was elected in a legal, free and fair election. The only way to get rid of him is the hard way: defeat him at the ballot box next year.

Instead of tilting at windmills and grasping at conspiracy theories that will never achieve our shared goal of ending the presidency of Obama, I suggest you get to work in the effort to unseat him next year.

14 posted on 04/15/2011 9:20:20 AM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity

You skirted the issue of whether Barry is a dangerously sick pathological liar. Why?


15 posted on 04/15/2011 9:32:39 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: ilovesarah2012

A liar and a fraud he relies on his skin color to intimidate.
A person of color tool has played out,the exposed look to find a new one bet the next one is you caused me to be a liar and a fraud.


16 posted on 04/15/2011 9:45:25 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: curiosity

If you’re busy, I’ll wait. I’m sure you will answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ [on the Barry/sick pathological liar question] eventually.

::jeopardy music plays in a continuous loop::


17 posted on 04/15/2011 9:53:23 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter
You skirted the issue of whether Barry is a dangerously sick pathological liar. Why?

Because I think that's too strong. He's a mendatious demagogue who twists the truth pervasively, though I wouldn't go so far as to say he's a pathalogical liar. I don't think such hyperbole is particularly helpful.

18 posted on 04/15/2011 10:02:42 AM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity
curiosity said: "having been born in Hawaii under US jurisdicition, is manifestly eligible for the office he occupies,..."

So according to you, the term "natural born citizen" includes those who have a parent who is not a citizen? Is that what you believe our Founders intended? What do you think the purpose of the "natural born citizen" clause was?

Your interpretation seems to match the qualifications from the Fourteenth Amendment, which was simply a declaration of who constituted a "citizen of the United States".

19 posted on 04/15/2011 11:22:38 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: curiosity
"The reality, whether you choose to accept it or not, is this: Obama, having been born in Hawaii under US jurisdicition, is manifestly eligible for the office he occupies, to which he was elected in a legal, free and fair election" --

Objective, verifiable, documentary proof of these assertions, please?

20 posted on 04/15/2011 12:50:10 PM PDT by Tenniel2 (Ignore politics and you'll end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato)
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To: curiosity

Have you ever actually been around a sociopath or a pathological liar? I have. Neither is too strong a term to use to describe Barry Steven Dunham; both are far, FAR too weak.

I speak from experience. That’s the difference.


21 posted on 04/15/2011 1:35:14 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: William Tell
So according to you, the term "natural born citizen" includes those who have a parent who is not a citizen?

Yes.

Is that what you believe our Founders intended?

Yes, as the common law definition of "natural born citizen" included children of aliens living in amity and under the jurisdiction of the local sovereign.

What do you think the purpose of the "natural born citizen" clause was?

To ensure that a naturalized citizen would not become president.

22 posted on 04/15/2011 2:31:53 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity
curiosity said: "To ensure that a naturalized citizen would not become president. "

If you think about why the Founders would care, it might occur to you that they would care if a person had a non-citizen parent. Being a candidate for President is not an entitlement and is not a right of all citizens.

Qualification is subject to serious concerns about the loyalties of the candidate. Are you not concerned about the loyalties of a person who has a non-citizen parent?

Obama's father was a non-citizen. When Obama was removed from the U.S., was he still subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. or could that jurisdiction have been questioned by other nations, such as Kenya or Great Britain? The Fourteenth Amendment recognized that simply being born in the U.S. was not sufficient to ensure citizenship.

The "natural born citizen" clause recognized that simply being a citizen is not sufficient to qualify one for the Presidency.

23 posted on 04/15/2011 3:19:47 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell
If you think about why the Founders would care, it might occur to you that they would care if a person had a non-citizen parent.

Perhaps, but it turns out they did not. If they had cared, they would have used different language, as the common law definition of "natural born citizen" at the time simply meant (and continues to mean) citizen at birth, which includes people born on US soil to alien parents living under US jurisdiction in amity with the US government.

Are you not concerned about the loyalties of a person who has a non-citizen parent?

No. Some of the most patriotic people I have known did not have US citizen parents.

Obama's father was a non-citizen. When Obama was removed from the U.S., was he still subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. or could that jurisdiction have been questioned by other nations, such as Kenya or Great Britain?

Obama, like all US citizen who travel abroad (save diplomats), fell under foreign jurisdiction when he traveled and lived abroad as a child.

The "natural born citizen" clause recognized that simply being a citizen is not sufficient to qualify one for the Presidency.

I agree. It restricts the presidency to people who were citizens from birth, thereby excluding naturalized citizens.

There are only two kinds of citizen: naturalized and natural born. Birthers want to create a third category that never existed.

24 posted on 04/15/2011 3:36:00 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity
curiosity said: "Birthers want to create a third category that never existed."

I looked into the matter and apparently you are correct. English common law seems to be consistent with what you describe; that is, naturalized or natural born.

25 posted on 04/15/2011 4:02:24 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell
Thank you for the confirmation.
26 posted on 04/15/2011 4:26:05 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity
and manifestly false conspiracy theories, such as Birthism.

Obama, having been born in Hawaii under US jurisdicition, is manifestly eligible for the office he occupies, to which he was elected in a legal, free and fair election. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are the conspirator. You have no certified evidence that Obama was born in the U.S., is a natural born citizen, or even a citizen. None!

Fact: The only evidence available to you are Internet images of dubious origin, highly massaged statements from Fukino that resolve nothing, and hearsay from Lingle and Abercrombie.

Fact: It is irrational for anyone to spend tax dollars and personal money to hide common documents.

Fact: It is rational therefore for those defending Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution to be suspicious and have doubts concerning Obama’s natural born status.

Fact: It is rational to request certifiable evidence that Obama is a natural born citizen.

Finally: This is not about getting rid of Obama. If he is a natural born citizen he has every constitutional right to occupy the White House. Personally, I would not support any effort to impeach him.

27 posted on 04/15/2011 4:48:06 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime
Fact: The only evidence available to you are Internet images of dubious origin, highly massaged statements from Fukino that resolve nothing, and hearsay from Lingle and Abercrombie.

No, that's not a fact. There is nothing dubious about the images, and statements from Fukino were explicit, not massaged, clearly stating, in no uncertain terms, that Obama was born in Hawaii. In addition to that, we have the corroborating and verifiable evidence of the birth announcements.

Fact: It is irrational for anyone to spend tax dollars and personal money to hide common documents.

Ture, but it's also a fact that Obama hasn't spent money to hide documents.

Fact: It is rational therefore for those defending Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution to be suspicious and have doubts concerning Obama’s natural born status.

No it's not, considering all the evidence pointing to birth in Hawaii.

Fact: It is rational to request certifiable evidence that Obama is a natural born citizen.

We have photographs of such certifiable evidence. Short of mailing a personal copy of the document to you, how else would you have him present the evidence?

28 posted on 04/15/2011 5:25:31 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity

Short of mailing a personal copy of the document to you, how else would you have him present the evidence?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

GOOD IDEA! YES!

How about a certified copy of the long form birth certificate from Hawaii to anyone who requests it and will pay a reasonable handling fee for it!

Ditto for all the other records.


29 posted on 04/15/2011 5:52:11 PM PDT by wintertime
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