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November 27, 2013

Plus a Change: Left Media Is Now Going Back to Clinton Playbook, Declaring Of Course Presidents Lie, You Idiots, and That's a Good Thing

During Monica-Gate, the press suddenly took a very keen interest in the proposition that Everyone Lies About Sex, and ran quite a few articles advancing this proposition.

You can't teach an old leftist new tricks, but they can adapt old tricks to cover new situations.

Old and Busted: Everyone lies about sex

New Hotness: Everyone lies about the most consequential legislation in a decade

At CNN -- supposedly a neutral news reporting organization -- an article now declares Of Course Presidents Lie, and adds this:

You might say lying is the verbal lubricant that keeps the Oval Office engine running.

This idiot divides lies into two categories, forgivable and unforgivable. The former are lies intended to "help people," and the latter are lies intended to protect and extend political power.

Guess which category he claims Obama's huge lies fall into? He doesn't even consider the possibility that Obama may have lied to protect his political power.

And because Obama's been telling a lot of lies, he goes further: Hey, the lies about what the NSA does are also in the category of "helping people," because, you know, he's so keen on anti-terrorism.

But he's not done yet-- because he's determined to excuse Clinton's lies, too, by his forgivable/unforgivable test. Amazing:

The ultimate test of whether the American public will accept a lie from a president is if the nation determines that the lie serves the national interests. That distinction is why Bill Clinton remains popular, and George W. Bush remains reviled for his "lie," says Allan Cooper, a political scientist and historian at Otterbein University in Ohio.

In a nationally televised address in 2003, Bush said that invading Iraq was necessary "to eliminate weapons of mass destruction."

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised," Bush said.

Clinton told the nation that he did "not have sexual relations with that woman."
I did not have sexual relations with that woman.

"Clinton's lies about a sexual affair were understandable given his interest to protect his marriage and to shield the nation's children from having to ask their parents to explain the phenomenon of oral sex," Cooper says.


So just to recap, of the recent presidents whose legacies are still political hot topics and influence the results in current elections, the objective news organization finds the following division between forgivable and unforgivable lies:

Clinton: Forgivable. He wanted to spare his wife pain, and is such a Boy Scout that he sought to keep the topic of oral sex from the children. Unlike Republicans, who wanted to talk to kids about blowjobs.

Bush: Unforgivable. He lied just to lie because that's what liars do when they lie which is always.

Obama: Forgivable. He just wanted to "help people" and "protect Americans" and stuff. Did you see Batman: The Dark Knight? Well Obama isn't the hero America deserves, but he's the hero America needs.

Not a great joke. But they parody themselves. What is left for a wise-ass?

From James Taranto, who scrutinizes this claim that Obama's lie was offered for the benefit of And the Middle Class, and finds the record does not support that. Throughout the Administration's roll-out, they sought to dishonestly spin and throw blame to others... which I'm pretty sure would be lies to protect political power, and, hence, unforgivable.

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