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Obama....ignorant or not truthful???

So....on August 21, 08, March 31,08 and two other times during Obama's campaign he promised that while having negotiations pertaining to Health Care "we will be on CSPAN so that everyone knows who is against what." He stated that he will bring red states and blue states together to come up with a bill for all. He also ran extreme commercials in battle ground states stating that gov run health care is not the way to go. Did his lack of experience in the big leagues cause him to misstep or was he flat out Bsing his way down the campaign trail?

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pvtjokerus

Asked by pvtjokerus at 10:41 PM on Dec. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He lied - - just like pretty much every other politician out there. And he knew he was lying. He may be relatively new on the political scene, but you don't run for president on a major party ticket without knowing having an idea about how things work. Although, everything I heard him say about government run healthcare involved how GREAT it would be and how that was the direction we needed to be headed in. . . . . So, while I don't agree with him, that is one campaign promise he seems bent on keeping.
    TiffanyMarie80

    Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 11:00 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • He lied. He promised full transparency and now we are getting selective transparency. He just doesn't have the balls to admit it.

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/promise/517/health-care-reform-public-sessions-C-SPAN/

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/promise/240/tougher-rules-against-revolving-door-for-lobbyists/

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/promise/234/allow-five-days-of-public-comment-before-signing-b/
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 11:24 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • He lies, they all lie, it is their way, they have done it so much we aren't even surprised, we are desensitized to them. They don't give us a single thought, they don't have to, we are nothing to them but money and they prove it every day by continuing down the road to total marxism... They, (the in crowd and it is a big in crowd, with raises for all their buddies), win & we ALL lose!
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 11:39 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • I don't think he's ignorant. I think he has other people pulling his strings. I think the shadow government has kicked in and he's just there to show face. I think that's what is going to happen with all presidents after him too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • Lying is the name of politics. Always has been and always will be. I agree with the anon that other people are pulling his strings or leading him, But because of his lack of leadership. Community organizing isn't leadership qualities. Look how long he was dithering about the afghan situation, putting the troops in more harms way because he simply didn't know how to handle the situation.

    His transparency is a joke, and a mockery to the american people. Furthermore His smug attitude of transparency is disguisting.
    WhoCares224

    Answer by WhoCares224 at 12:43 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • Well, you can tell when he is lying. His voice is quite different.

    When he is not lying, it is easy to listen to him give a speech. When he is lying, it is like fingernails scratching on a blackboard.
    Haven't you noticed a kind of exhortation, a pressure being applied to the listener, which is most unpleasant - impossible to listen to - when he is being untruthful ?

    Sometimes in interviews it is difficult, because he'll be answering something genuinely, then the next question prompts deception, and you can't get to the mute button quickly enough !

    Those campaign-trail speeches were not lying. He may or may not have been DETERMINED to fulfil the picture he was painting of negotiating health care, but I don't think he was lying back in 2008.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:10 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • He is lying. You don't get to be POTUS by being ignorant.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 3:55 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • He lied.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:11 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • He lied. He promised full transparency and now we are getting selective transparency. He just doesn't have the balls to admit it.


    Not only does he lack the balls to confront Republicans and encourage open, public debate... He also CONTINUES to lie to those who elected him~ He still promises transparency and accountability. I seriously think~Obama thinks he can say as he wishes and his supporters love him THAT much.... Those who DO.... They are fools!!!

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:14 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:21 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

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