"The President is a pathological liar."
That's the bold statement Glenn made to his radio listeners this morning, and not one he makes lightly.
For the last four years, President Obama has toured the country, often making false claims or not following through on past promises — but lately, the lies have escalated to a disturbing level. A level so alarming that Obama-fan David Letterman even noted his disappointment.
Glenn let President Obama do the talking this morning, allowing our "leader" to back up his claim in his own words.
The first example was from Monday night's debate during a question on the subject of sequestration.
"This is so unbelievably dangerous to the United States," Glenn said this morning. "It is a fiscal cliff that will pound us and tear us apart. It will debone the military — it's automatic, bloody cuts."
Before playing the president's words during the debate, he wanted to explain why it's so important.
"The president knows that anybody who knows about this [sequestration] — if you're debating Mitt Romney — you can't say that this was your idea," Glenn explained. "You can't have anything to do with it, and you have to get off this topic right away, because a business-mind, like Mitt Romney, somebody that can actually talk to you about the fundamentals of the economy, will tell you exactly what this will do to it."
Basically, President Obama "had" to distance himself from it and had to say, 'it's not going to happen.' Unfortunately for the president, not only does Glenn have the audio from the debate, he also had audio of the president discussing the sequestration over a year ago.
President Obama: "First of all, the sequestration is not something that I proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen."
…and here's the old one:
President Obama: "It's going to happen — one way or another. We've got 1 trillion dollars locked in, and either Congress comes up with 1.2 trillion dollars, which so far they've failed to do, or the sequester kicks in and these automatic spending cuts will occur that bring in an addition 1.2 trillion dollars in deficit deduction."
"I think the president is being very very clear here," Glenn said sarcastically. "That's going to happen. That's not going to happen. That's going to happen. That's not going to happen."
"I hope he hasn't caught Romnesia," Stu joked.
Bob Woodward (not exactly a "conservative hack") described the president's word on the sequestration to Politico like this:
"'What the president said is not correct. He is mistaken, and it is refuted by the people that work for him.' Woodward reports in his book that White House Office of Management Director Jack Lou and Legislative Director Rob Neighbors took to proposal for sequestration to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then it was presented to Congressional Republicans."
So the Republicans were not first, but third on the proposal for sequestration.
"So the president is lying to the American people," Glenn followed up. "And his own people have verified it in Bob Woodward's book."
So the first lie is that Congress proposed the measure. The second lie is that it wouldn't happen.
Again, here are the president's words during the debate on the sequestration:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: "First of all sequestration is not not something that I proposed. It's something that Congress proposed. It will not happen."
Twenty-four hours later however, President Obama does an interview with the Des Moines Register:
"So when you combine the Bush tax cuts expiring, the sequester in place, the commitment of both myself and my opponent — at least Governor Romney claims he wants to reduce the deficit — are going to be in a position, where I believe, we're going to solve that big piece of business."
It's important to point out that this quote from the Des Moines Register was supposed to be off-the-record.
"He thought no one would ever hear about it," Stu pointed out. "He was talking to reporters to try and form their stories. He did not think that anyone would ever hear those words."
But the Des Moines Register did its job, unlike most media outlets. The Des Moines Register thought thought it was too important and that the people of the United States deserved to hear this.
Pathological? Sure sounds like it. Surprisingly enough, this is what he is now touting on the campaign trail about Mitt Romney:
President Obama: "There is no more serious issue on a campaign than trust. Trust matters. And here's the thing: Iowa, you know me. You know that I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. There's some folks in this crowd that have probably been flowing me since I was running for the United States Senate. Like this guy right here, who I served with in the United States Senate, George Shatter. And you could take a video tape of things I said ten years ago, twelve years ago, and you could say 'man, this is the same guy'."
"We're going to do that!" Glenn said.
"Because, as he said, trust is important. There's nothing more important. Just like Nixon said, "You have to know if your President is a crook." Well, it is important now isn't it? I'm so glad Mr. President you brought this up."