There’s something about the quality of Obama’s lies that is especially galling. They are not just ordinary lies, but outrageous inversions of the truth, almost a mockery of the truth.
Take a look at the following selections from his victory speech last night and you’ll see what I mean (my interpolations are in brackets):
Tonight’s vote is not a victory for any one party…
[This is said of the most partisan bill in history. It garnered not a single Republican vote and not even all of the Democrat votes. Thirty-four of the latter were given permission to vote “no” in an attempt to save their own butts in 2010.]
It’s a victory for the American people.
[This said of a bill that was opposed by over half and as much as two-thirds of said American people, depending on the polls. I bet most of them don’t feel all that victorious right now.]
And it’s a victory for common sense.
[This said of a bill that is unbelievably Byzantine, fails to incorporate obvious fixes such as tort reform and portability of private insurance, and violates the common sense knowledge that there is no free lunch by hiding its true costs in accounting tricks and games.]