Another country heard from. A day after liberal political columnist Cynthia Tucker offered up her best dog-ate-homework explanation for why Barack Obama deserves only some of the blame for lying through his teeth to the American people about the fate of their health care policies, along comes Michael Cohen of the Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, to try his hand at conjuring.
Like Tucker’s, Cohen’s feat of alchemy, which appears in New York’s Daily News, mentions the fact-checking website Politifact as the ultimate truthometer. He quotes their report that Obama “said at least 34 times that ‘if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.’ That statement,” Cohen goes on to add, “was not completely true, and it’s a lie that is today causing the President no end of political headaches.”
Have the mainstream media found their collective conscience and begun at last to vet the most transparent administration in history? It’s too early to make that assessment, but suffice it to say that two of the big three networks have in recent days come down with a serious case of truth telling.
First, NBC News reported that the president did indeed “prevaricate” when he repeatedly assured Americans that they would be able to keep their health care plans come hell or high water. Now CBS news has upped the ante and actually done some investigative journalism. The network has uncovered an internal memo (here) written by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (h/t Weasel Zippers) which reveals not only that the administration lied again when it claimed early on to have no information on enrollment figures but that the White House has systematically fudged the stats it has shared throughout the month of October.
Now that it has become abundantly clear that what Obama assured Americans would not happen is happening — and already has happened to millions of Americans. They have received cancellation notices from their insurance carriers, and the best and brightest minds in the administration are doing their darndest to make any suggestion of impropriety vanish.
Chad Henderson, who became a leftwing media darling after posting on Facebook that he had bought affordable healthcare for the first time in his life is backtracking on his story, after his father denied his claims. Besides lying about enrolling in Obamacare, Henderson failed to reveal that he has been a volunteer for Obama’s Organizing for America. since 2007, which makes him less than unbiased.
Do you dislike terrorists? Do you hate the propaganda they put out? Then why are you paying for it? You are paying for academic reports on how wonderful the Syrian rebels are and how those nasty beheadings are nothing more than childish pranks. You also pay for lobbyists in DC, trying to convince our lawmakers to support them?
Elizabeth O’Bagy, who was paid by the British and US government to provide propaganda favorable to the Islamists fighting in Syria, has apparently committed perjury in the trial of American Eric Harroun, who was accused of fighting alongside al-Nusra in Syria., an Al Qaeda linked group. O’Bagy submitted an affidavit that his group was not Islamist.Until recently, their web site included a picture of the US Capitol in flames.
The main problem is that she has caught the ear of many of our leaders. She has been cited by John McCain, John Kerry, and others. David Reaboi, vice president for strategic communications at the Center for Security Policy., said that O’Bagy’s op ed piece is an extremely serious case of conflict of interest.
According to a post at Infowars, John Kerry allegedly used a picture showing rows of dead bodies to push for war in Syria. But it turns out the picture in question was not taken in Syria, nor was it taken after the recently reported chemical attack. Turns out it was taken in 2003. In Iraq.
Recently, Judicial Watch received documents through the FOIA, which are, to say the least, frightening. The documents are from the Department of Defense and detail what should be considered when looking for terroristic threats. They include, but are not limited to people who speak of “individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
The document describes extremists as, “a person who advocates the use of force or violence; advocates supremacist causes based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or national origin; or otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights.” Continue reading →