Wednesday, October 22, 2008

For the record, Obama regularly invents false claims

Following the Saddleback Civil Forum, the Wall Street Journal pointed out:

It is telling that, when asked at the Saddleback Forum last weekend to name an instance in which he had worked against his own party or his own political interests, he didn't have a good answer. He claimed to have worked with his current opponent, John McCain, on ethics reform. In fact, no such thing happened. The two men had agreed to work together, for all of one day, in February 2006, and then promptly had a well-documented falling-out. They even exchanged angry letters over this incident.

Obama's "imaginative" response about a time he crossed party lines is far from the only time Obama invented totally false claims to bolster his positions.

Also at Saddleback, he invented fake statistics about abortion.

In a speech about the economy he falsely claimed "American families, since George Bush has been in office, have seen average family incomes go down $2,000."

And the trend continued with him lying about political realities in Columbia so he could slam free trade in the final debate.

He's even been so brash as to put together an ad praising himself for voting for a bill that ... he never voted for.

And then there are things Obama has been less than honest about. For instance, take Obama's claim that "the statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach." In Obama's speech on race though, Obama seems to contradict himself though, having said "Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes."

What is more, Obama's own book - "The Audacity of Hope" - is titled after a Wright sermon that includes "statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy."

Regardless of if you label these invented claims just "misleading" or outright "lies," the clear fact is that Obama has no problem telling you things that are just plain false.

(And, for a even more comprehensive list of Obama falsehoods, might I suggest you check out this site.)

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