President Obama forces Republican politicians to eat their own words

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    Mar 19, 2015 10:28 PM GMT
    One Republican senator claimed we faced trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. Another predicted my reelection would spike gas prices to $6.60 a gallon. I don’t know how he came up with that figure -- $6.60. (Laughter.) My opponent in that last election pledged that he could bring down the unemployment rate to 6 percent by 2016 -- next year -- at the end of next year. It’s 5.5 now.

    The above can be attributed to Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Mike Lee (R-UT)

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/19/1371921/-President-Obama-forces-Republican-politicians-to-eat-their-own-words?detail=email
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    Mar 19, 2015 11:42 PM GMT
    timmm55 said One Republican senator claimed we faced trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. Another predicted my reelection would spike gas prices to $6.60 a gallon. I don’t know how he came up with that figure -- $6.60. (Laughter.) My opponent in that last election pledged that he could bring down the unemployment rate to 6 percent by 2016 -- next year -- at the end of next year. It’s 5.5 now.

    The above can be attributed to Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Mike Lee (R-UT)

    target="_blank">http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/19/1371921/-President-Obama-forces-Republican-politicians-to-eat-their-own-words?detail=email


    Results for search for "Obama-forces-Republican-politicians-to-eat-their-own-words" lists only dailykos and democratic underground as carriers for this. That should tell you it's most likely bullshit. It's understandable because both sites specialize in providing progressives with masturbation material.

    Results for searching "Sen John Thune predicts $6.60 gasoline"
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    The closest thing to it was Thune not ruling out an increase in federal taxes on gasoline in 2012.


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    in 2012 Sen Mike Lee noted that in the 38 months since Obama took office gasoline prices had increased 5 cents per gallon per month. He then extended the 5 cents per gallon per month for the $6.60.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/07/mike-lee-gas-prices_n_1327224.html

    But to put things in context here's the link to the List of Obama's proven lies since he was campaigning.

    http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies



  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 19, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    Knock yourself out. Notice all the lies have links.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Mar 20, 2015 2:17 PM GMT
    From the OP:

    "One Republican in Congress warned our policies would diminish employment and diminish stock prices. Diminish stock prices. (Laughter.) The stock market has doubled since I came into office. Corporate profits are -- corporate balance sheets are stronger than they have ever been -- because of my terrible business policies." President Obama

    From New York Times:

    "...Representative Pete Sessions of Texas, may indeed face an uphill fight with his argument that Mr. Obama is not trying to create jobs. In an interview, Mr. Sessions cited rising unemployment in asserting that the administration intended to “diminish employment and diminish stock prices” as part of a “divide and conquer” strategy to consolidate power.

    "Mr. Sessions, in his seventh term, said Mr. Obama’s agenda was “intended to inflict damage and hardship on the free enterprise system, if not to kill it.” By next fall, he predicted, voters may regain appreciation for the era of Republican governance when “many dreams were achieved,” the size of the economy doubled and employment and financial markets hit record levels."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/us/politics/11caucus.html?_r=0

    Mr. Obama was sure right about Mr. Sessions.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Mar 20, 2015 2:24 PM GMT
    Suffice to say that when the opposition party makes dire predictions about whomever happens to be in the White House, one needs to take it with quite a bit more than a grain of salt.
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    Mar 20, 2015 8:56 PM GMT
    You want to compare Obama's "lie" about oil pipeline jobs to, say, George Bush's lies about Iraq? 2000 jobs compared to "between 800,000 and 1.3 million “excess deaths” in this (Iraq) war?"

    [url]http://web.mit.edu/humancostiraq/HOW%20MANY%20DIED,%20BUSH.html[/url]


    The 935 lies of George W. Bush / Yes, you already knew. But now they're actually quantifiable. Like, say, stab wounds


    The 935 lies of George W. Bush / Yes, you already knew. But now they're actually quantifiable. Like, say, stab wounds

    By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
    Published 4:00 am, Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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    Oh sweet Jesus, someone actually counted.

    Two independent nonprofit journalism groups apparently took enough laudanum and beat down whatever healthy sense of human decency they had in order to plunge straight into that quivering mountain of incompetence that is the official record of the Bush administration, all the false quotes and all the lie-strewn press conferences and all the squinty-eyed fabrications from Dubya, Colin Powell, Condi and Cheney and Rummy et al, that took place in the two years after September 11, 2001, and added them all up.

    Is it helpful to know the exact number? Does it make a difference? After all, presidential lying isn't exactly a revelation. Pretty much a national pastime, really. Hell, Bill Clinton lied in a harmless civil lawsuit, and was even impeached for it. Of course, his little oral fixation didn't lead us into an unwinnable trillion-dollar war that will scar the nation for multiple generations and which has wasted 4,000 American lives and resulted in tens of thousands of wounded, crippled and brain-damaged U.S. soldiers. But that's just splitting hairs, really.

    After all, it's common knowledge that, say, George Bush Sr. lied about Iran-Contra and "read my lips," Ronald Reagan lied like a nasty old rug about Iran and aiding the Contras, Lyndon Johnson lied about the Gulf of Tonkin to gain support for the Vietnam war, Harry Truman probably lied about Hiroshima and John F. Kennedy probably lied about the Bay of Pigs and, well, all presidents lie, really, to some degree or another and with varying degrees of success and historic consequence. Is it not sort of pointless to whine about it?

    Fair enough. But there is something truly special about Bush 43. Something so unique, so poisonous and strange that historians are busy right this minute rewriting not only their books, but their entire way of thinking about how we measure and interpret political malfeasance.

    http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/morford/article/The-935-lies-of-George-W-Bush-Yes-you-already-3296633.php