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June 07, 2013

Democratic Senator: I Wasn't Briefed on PRISM and In Fact Had Never Heard of It Until Yesterday

Congress has been fully briefed and has fully blessed this program, Obama vowed.

You will not be surprised to find out that he lied. (Link fixed.)

He lies easily, he lies fluidly, he lies thoughtlessly, he lies constantly.

If I can suggest a brief psychological diagnosis: I think Obama's narcisssism is such -- that his belief in his Untainted Goodness and Wisdom is so strong -- that whatever imaginary "fact" reinforces his opinion of himself, he believes wholeheartedly to be true.

So I don't even think he's "lying," per se.

As George Costanza said, "It's not lying if you believe it."*

Or, as Barack Obama himself put it (for real), "You know, I actually believe my own bullshit."

* I also believe this of Hillary Clinton. Her genuine rage at the suggestion that she might have erred convinces me that she is constitutionally incapable of even conceiving of her having a fault. The merest suggestion of such sets off her ego-protecting defenses and focuses her into a rage against her (in her mind) lying persecutors.

BTW: Google's all like "I'm innocent, you've got to beeeelieeeeve me, blah blah blah."


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