Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dear President Obama: Here's 8 more of your lies, put to rest.

Mr. President, you know you're really put your foot in it when Associated Press loses it's worshipful gaze and begins to engage in critical thinking.

So, here's what amounts to the start of a hopeful resurrection of journalism the way it's supposed to be... the way it's meant to be.

Mr. President, many leaders throughout world history garnered names based on their respective tenures. Alexander the Great... Casimir II the Just... Frederick the Great... Philip the Good... Peter the Great... James the Just...

Unfortunately for your legacy, there are also other names out there available for people who have done to their countries what you're doing to yours... not nearly as flattering as all that.

So far, your cavalier attitude towards the truth is earning you a sobriquet that could not be anticipated this early in any president's administration: Barack the Liar.

FACT CHECK: Obama's words on home aid ring hollow

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama knows Americans are unhappy that their taxes will be used to rescue people who bought mansions beyond their means.

But his assurance Tuesday night that only the deserving will get help rang hollow.

Even officials in his administration, many supporters of the plan in Congress and the Federal Reserve chairman expect some of that money will go to people who used lousy judgment.

The president skipped over several complex economic circumstances in his speech to Congress — and may have started an international debate among trivia lovers and auto buffs over what country invented the car.

A look at some of his assertions:

OBAMA: "We have launched a housing plan that will help responsible families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and refinance their mortgages. It's a plan that won't help speculators or that neighbor down the street who bought a house he could never hope to afford, but it will help millions of Americans who are struggling with declining home values."

THE FACTS: If the administration has come up with a way to ensure money only goes to those who got in honest trouble, it hasn't said so.

Defending the program Tuesday at a Senate hearing, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said it's important to save those who made bad calls, for the greater good. He likened it to calling the fire department to put out a blaze caused by someone smoking in bed.

More of President Obama's lies:

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