Today on the radio show, Glenn spent two hours going through the documented lies of the Obama administration. He kicked things off with the lies that came at the very beginning, tackling Obama’s promises on the campaign trail and the distortions about his past.
“If you catch them in an early lie, they learn their lesson and so they don’t continue to do it. But if you don’t call them on early lies, they only get worse, bigger, and more dangerous. So let’s start with the early lie,” Glenn said.
Lie 1: PRESIDENT OBAMA: The Kennedys decided we’re going to do an airlift. We’re going to go out to Africa and we’re going to start bringing young Africans over to this country and give them scholarships to study so that they can learn what a wonderful country America is. And this young man named Barack Obama got one of those tickets and came over to this country.
Truth: His father came to America at least a year before this program started.
Lie 2: President Obama: There’s some good craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided we know that in the world as it has been, it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child. But something’s stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. And so they got together and Barack Obama, Jr. was born.
Truth: He was born four years before the Selma march.
Lie 3: President Obama: It’s the founding ideals that the flag draped over my father’s coffin stand for.
Truth: His father was buried in Kenya, never served in the U.S. military. Which flag draped his father’s coffin? And what ideals does the flag that draped his father’s coffin in Kenya stand for?
Lie 4: President Obama promised that lobbyists would not be a part of his administration or have the influence in Washington they had previously.
Truth: He broke that promise three days later. CNN reported, “Just this weekend The New York times published a list of names — a rather long list of names of people — who are working on Obama’s transition team or who have accepted jobs in his White House who are either former lobbyists or who have close ties to lobbyists.”
Lie 5: President Obama: “And Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided.”
Truth: Obama later said, “This was an example where we had some poor phrasing in the speech and we immediately tried to correct the interpretation that was given. The point we were simply making was, is that we don’t want barbed wire running through Jerusalem.”
Lie 6: President Obama: I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around congress.
Truth: He’s used signing statements over 20 times.