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How many lies did Barack Obama tell us last night?

Dan-Proud American 2010/01/28 18:37:08
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  • truthseeker 2010/01/30 08:59:44
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    FOR SOME TRUTH: "whether the reason he tells so many fibs is that he believes them himself. Either that or he is an even better actor than he is a teleprompter reader." David Limbaugh

    Here's just one: What did Obama say about lobbyists? ""We must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists...that's why we've excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."

    Here's a list of lobbyists hired by Obama's administration ALMOST a year ago. At that time, there were 17 on the list. I think there are 30 today! http://hotair.com/archives/20...

    One day after that speech, the administration invited those same lobbyists to participate in a series of off-the-record conference calls with senior officials discussing topics like job creation, education, and even transparency.

    One lobbyist told The Hill newspaper: "Bash lobbyists, then reach out to us. Bash lobbyists [while] I have received four Democratic invitations for fundraisers." The White House confirms lobbyists were invited but, "The call is private and invitation only. We don't exclude lobbyists but they are not only for lobbyists."

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/...

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  • u2seek42 2010/01/31 03:28:10
    None of the above
    u2seek42
    +1
    Lets see he opened his mouth and it began , then after some time he closed his mouth and the lies stopped................ but the number of lies escapes me.
  • truthseeker 2010/01/30 08:59:44
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    truthseeker
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    FOR SOME TRUTH: "whether the reason he tells so many fibs is that he believes them himself. Either that or he is an even better actor than he is a teleprompter reader." David Limbaugh

    Here's just one: What did Obama say about lobbyists? ""We must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists...that's why we've excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."

    Here's a list of lobbyists hired by Obama's administration ALMOST a year ago. At that time, there were 17 on the list. I think there are 30 today! http://hotair.com/archives/20...

    One day after that speech, the administration invited those same lobbyists to participate in a series of off-the-record conference calls with senior officials discussing topics like job creation, education, and even transparency.

    One lobbyist told The Hill newspaper: "Bash lobbyists, then reach out to us. Bash lobbyists [while] I have received four Democratic invitations for fundraisers." The White House confirms lobbyists were invited but, "The call is private and invitation only. We don't exclude lobbyists but they are not only for lobbyists."

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/...
  • Andy Miller 2010/01/29 06:35:20
    None of the above
    Andy Miller
    +4
    "And while we found Obama strained the facts or cited uncertain statistics at times, we uncovered nothing we could show to be false." http://www.factcheck.org/2010...
  • Dan-Pro... Andy Mi... 2010/01/29 22:43:25
    Dan-Proud American
    Unfortunately I agree. The fact is that Obama is really good at telling half-truths. And sometimes half-truths are the biggest lies of all.
  • truthse... Andy Mi... 2010/01/30 08:44:48
    truthseeker
    +2
    OF COURSE NOT! Factcheck.org is owned and managed by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. How many degrees of separation? FROM CNN: "A review of board minutes and records by CNN show Obama crossed paths repeatedly with Ayers at board meetings of the Annenberg Challenge Project.

    The Annenberg Foundation gave the project a $50 million grant to match local private funds to improve schools, and Ayers fought to bring the grant to Chicago, according to participants and project records.

    The project's organizing committee asked Obama to serve as the board chairman in 1995. Annenberg Project Executive Director Ken Rollings said Ayers was not a member of that ad hoc group when the decision was made.

    For seven years, Ayers and Obama -- among many others -- worked on funding for education projects, including some projects advocated by Ayers.

    IT CONTINUES: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLIT...
  • Andy Mi... truthse... 2010/07/16 18:16:00
    Andy Miller
    Better only listen to FOX then. Fair and Balanced©
  • Cat Andy Mi... 2010/07/29 21:17:57
  • Sherloc... Andy Mi... 2010/07/10 17:13:21
  • DHigg21 2010/01/28 21:35:40
    None of the above
    DHigg21
    +1
    more than 20 haha
  • lonewolf 2010/01/28 20:04:53
    more than 3
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  • AmmoLou 2010/01/28 19:05:22 (edited)
    more than 3
    AmmoLou
    +1
    I'll have to go back and check, but I think the "official"
    Posted by: Meredith Jessup at 10:53 PM
    Tonight, President Obama said,

    To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve.


    That's what I came to Washington to do. That's why - for the first time in history - my Administration posts our White House visitors online. And that's why we've excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."

    There was an audible rumble in the House chamber when he delivered this very FALSE statement. Here's a short list, via HotAir:

    Eric Holder, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm [now confirmed].

    Tom Vilsack, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.

    William Lynn, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.

    William Corr, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.

    David Hayes, was registered to lobby unt...




































































































    I'll have to go back and check, but I think the "official"
    Posted by: Meredith Jessup at 10:53 PM
    Tonight, President Obama said,

    To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve.


    That's what I came to Washington to do. That's why - for the first time in history - my Administration posts our White House visitors online. And that's why we've excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."

    There was an audible rumble in the House chamber when he delivered this very FALSE statement. Here's a short list, via HotAir:

    Eric Holder, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm [now confirmed].

    Tom Vilsack, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.

    William Lynn, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.

    William Corr, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.

    David Hayes, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.

    Mark Patterson, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.

    Ron Klain, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.

    Mona Sutphen, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.

    Melody Barnes, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

    Cecilia Munoz, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.

    Patrick Gaspard, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.

    Michael Strautmanis, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.



    By Bill Adair
    Published on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 10:05 p.m.

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    "A majority of Americans still oppose this health care bill."
    John Boehner, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: Mostly True | Details

    "The amount of debt is on pace to double in five years and triple in 10. The federal debt is now over $100,000 per household."
    Bob McDonnell, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: Half-True | Details

    "Here in Virginia, we have the opportunity to become the first state on the East Coast to explore for and produce oil and natural gas offshore."
    Bob McDonnell, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: True | Details

    "We cut taxes for 95 percent of working families."
    Barack Obama, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: True | Details

    "Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign corporations – to spend without limit in our elections."
    Barack Obama, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: Barely True | Details

    "At the beginning of the last decade ... America had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. By the time I took office, we had a one-year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade."
    Barack Obama, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: Mostly True | Details

    "We've excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs."
    Barack Obama, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: False | Details

    The "pay-as-you-go law ... was a big reason why we had record surpluses in the 1990s."
    Barack Obama, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: Half-True | Details

    "For the first time in history, my administration posts our White House visitors online."
    Barack Obama, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: Mostly True | Details

    On a government spending freeze.
    Barack Obama, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.

    Ruling: Full Flop | Details

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    President Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.
    With his party reeling from the loss of a Senate seat in Massachusetts and doubts increasing about whether he'll be able to pass his health care plan, President Barack Obama challenged Congress -- and the nation -- to put aside partisanship and tackle the difficult problems facing the country.

    "Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it's time for something new," he said, according to his prepared remarks. "Let's try common sense. Let's invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let's meet our responsibility to the people who sent us here."

    We're putting many of his claims to the Truth-O-Meter, as well as some of the responses by Republicans. We'll be updating this story as we add them.

    • We found Obama was exaggerating the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance when he said it would "open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign companies – to spend without limit in our elections." We rated that Barely True.

    • Obama was pretty much on the mark with his claim that he had opened White House visitor logs. We rated that one Mostly True.

    • Obama incorrectly described his "revolving door" policy on former lobbyists being barred from policy jobs in his administration.

    • Obama exaggerated the role that "pay as you go" policies had on the budget in the 1990s.

    • Obama earned a Full Flop on our Flip-O-Meter for supporting a spending freeze, which he opposed during the campaign.

    • Obama was right that 95 percent of working families have gotten a tax cut.

    • He earned a Mostly True for his claim that the nation had a $200 billion budget surplus at the start of the Bush administration and that Obama inherited a $1 trillion deficit.

    • Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, who delivered the Republican response, earned a Half True for his claim that the federal debt is "on pace to double in five years and triple in 10. The federal debt is now over $100,000 per household."

    • McDonnell earned a True for his claim that if the government allows drilling off the coast of Virginia, it would be the first time on the East Coast.

    • In a live-blogging response to the State of the Union Address, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote that "a majority of Americans still oppose this health care bill." We rated that claim Mostly True
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  • artso 2010/01/28 19:00:03
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    artso
    +1
    It's so hard to count, so I'll have to go with one really long one.
  • Aingean 2010/01/28 18:39:56
    None of the above
    Aingean
    +1
    I have no idea since I didn't watch, but since he probably opened his mouth you can probably count on some of it, if not all of it, as a bunch of bull.
  • Dan-Pro... Aingean 2010/01/28 22:34:04
    Dan-Proud American
    I thought it was hilarious how he named off new homeowners, people who made their house more efficient, etc. etc as people who got "tax cuts." Every one of them were tax credits. Basically a welfare payment in my opinion.
  • Aingean Dan-Pro... 2010/01/28 22:38:30
    Aingean
    +2
    I trust him as far as I can throw a mountain.
  • Autarchic 2010/01/28 18:39:52
    more than 3
    Autarchic
    +2
    Every time he said something.

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