Originally published November 21 2013
Obama's credibility evaporates as lie after lie now surfacing
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Barack Obama could do just about anything, and a certain percentage of Americans would either forgive him, believe his excuses, make an excuse for him or blame his actions on George Bush.
That said, all the president's lies look to be catching up to him, as at least one key demographic - political independents who swung his way in 2008 and 2012 - begin to lose faith in the man who once promised haughtily to bring "hope" and "change" to the United States.
According to the latest Gallup presidential approval survey, Obama has fallen to the lowest mark of his career; just 43 percent give him good marks.
On key policy issues he scores even worse; on the economy, just 39 percent say Obama is handling the economy and foreign affairs well, and just 37 percent approve of his healthcare policy.
A litany of lies
A separate Quinnipiac University poll put his job approval rating at 39 percent, with 54 percent saying they disapproved.
Also, for the first time, a majority of Americans - 52 percent - say the president is not honest and trustworthy, though that's better than Americans' overall trust in government; that figure has fallen to a measly 15 percent.
But Obama has no one to blame but himself. His incessant, habitual, chronic and pathological lying is the cause of his downfall, as noted by Michael Goodwin at The New York Post:
When I first saw the headline saying Bill Clinton was advising President Obama to "honor his commitment," I had to laugh. The idea of Monica Lewinsky's boyfriend as moral referee always cracks me up.
Then I got to wondering. Which commitment was Clinton talking about?
Is it the one Obama made to the Israeli people, that he had their backs and would never let Iran get a nuclear weapon? Or was it his promise to enforce a "red line" in Syria?
Or maybe it was Obama's promise to "never rest" until we caught the terrorists who killed our ambassador and three other Americans in Libya?
Or was Clinton talking about the many times the president said he would "never rest" until every American who wanted a job had one?
Or maybe he was talking about the pledge to change the tone in Washington? Or to go through the budget "line by line" and cross out the waste driving up the deficit?
You get the picture - any of those whoppers would qualify. But, of course, Clinton was talking about the broken promise of the moment, the one where Obama vowed that "if you like your health insurance, you can keep it."
A huge credibility deficit
Indeed, the other lies - especially those dealing with foreign policy - have not directly affected Americans in any substantial way. The loss of a U.S. ambassador, the suffering in Syria and Israel's continued opposition to Iran's nuclear weapons program seem abstract and distant to most people.
But mess with their health care coverage plan, and you're going to have a lot of ticked off voters on your hands.
What also makes Obama's lies about his signature legislative accomplishment so egregious is the fact that the realities of the law will directly affect the lives of ordinary Americans. Government control over health coverage will invariably lead to limits on services and price controls - that is how government "cuts" budgets. And that will mean millions either won't get medical services they need or won't get to choose which doctors they see and which hospitals they can go to.
All of this adds up to a huge credibility deficit for Obama, as Goodwin points out:
No president can lead from such a deep, discredited hole. And his ratings are likely to keep sinking because, once the Web site is fixed, millions more "shoppers" will get sticker shocks from the new policies ObamaCare requires. And next year comes the employer mandate, which will shake up the policies and prices of millions of others.
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