Why Did Obama Lie?

This is my rant and I’m not going to demean myself by using some soft and fluffy euphemism in place of what president [sic] Obama actually did 36 times (according to Politifact), and that is: LIE to the American people.

By now, any conscious and awake citizen has heard the president’s numerous lies regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), so I won’t repeat them now. My point in writing this piece is to remind everyone WHY the president pushed ahead with statements that he knew were outright lies.

Obama lying to America with noseAnd let’s be clear, they weren’t little fibs that we might expect from a four or five year-old child or even a teenager trying to cover up some rules infraction. The statements made by our president can accurately be described as fraudulent.

Think I’m being too dramatic? Let’s see if the president’s statements do constitute fraud. The following is taken from the Legal Dictionary:

Fraud: A false representation of a matter of fact – whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have been disclosed – that deceives and is intended to deceive another so that the individual will act upon it to her or his legal injury.

Fraud must be proved by showing that the defendant’s actions involved five separate elements. Note that in the following determination, the part of the defendant is played by president Obama and the victims are the American people:

  • The defendant made a false statement of a material fact,
  • the defendant knew that the statement was untrue,
  • there was intent on the part of the defendant to deceive the alleged victim,
  • there was justifiable reliance by the alleged victim on the statement, and
  • there is (and will be) injury to the alleged victim as a result.

After reading that, I think that someone would have to engage in semantic gymnastics in order to find that the president’s statements were NOT fraudulent. He lied. He knows he lied. We know he lied. And the country will suffer as a result of his lies.

If you believe that the president’s statement wasn’t false or that it didn’t constitute a “material fact,” or that our citizenry didn’t rely on his statements to be true, or that no injury has resulted from his lies, if you really believe that, then you have no business here, go find something else to do – you are in denial.

But let’s return to my purpose for this piece. Let’s look particularly at the third element that it takes to constitute fraud: “intent on the part of the defendant to deceive the alleged victim.”

Why would the president make statements that he knew, or should have known, were lies? He had to know, his staff knew – they even had meetings to discuss whether he should tell the truth. But politics overcame all who might have argued for telling the truth and he lied – over and over.

He had to lie, if he had told the truth about losing plans, losing doctors, increased premiums, co-pays, and deductibles, what would have been the result? People would have raised hell and their congress-critters would have known of their displeasure.

If Obama had told the truth about the ACA, it would not have passed Congress.

Despite the fact that democrats held majorities in both the House (256/178) and the Senate (60/40) in the 111th Congress, passage was not assured – in fact, it was difficult.

The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 60–39 on December 24, 2009. All democrats and two independents voted for the bill, NO Republicans voted for the Senate bill.

In the House, the vote was even closer; the House passed H.R. 3590 with a 219–212 vote on March 21, 2010, a seven vote majority, with 34 democrats and ALL 178 Republicans voting against it.

And the bill’s passage was almost overshadowed by the accusations of “foul play,” (e.g., the Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, the Bay State Kickback, etc.). All deals made by democrat leadership to get the final votes to pass the bill – they were legislative bribes, nothing less.

Even with majorities in both houses, the democrats couldn’t pass the bill without bribing some members to vote for the bill. No Republicans voted for the bill, the democrats OWN it, lock, stock, and barrel.

Would Congress have passed the Affordable Care Act if the public had known that so many would lose their current plans, many would not be able to see the same doctor, and their premiums, co-pays, and deductibles would go up? Democrat leadership pulled out all of their tricks, tradeoffs, and bribes to get it passed and it still just squeaked by.

Remember this – the democrat leadership knew then what we’ve only now learning, that’s why we “had to pass it to find out what’s in it.”

The bill would not have passed the Senate, and stood an even smaller chance of passing the House if the truth had been known – the truth would have killed the bill.

So once that legislative hurdle was cleared (passage), only one more major hurdle remained – Obama’s reelection in 2012.

It was necessary to keep the public from knowing the truth until after the president’s reelection. That’s why nothing really happened (in public) until after Obama was reelected. Get him reelected first, then they’d worry about the consequences, if any, later.

If the truth about the Affordable Care Act had been known, and Obama’s lies had been exposed before the 2012 Presidential Election,  Obama would not have been reelected.

But wait, there’s more; there’s another shoe to drop. On January 1st, 2015, the Employer Mandate will take effect.

If you think that it’s coincidental that the Employer Mandate will take effect after the 2014 min-term congressional elections, you are naïve. The mandate was originally scheduled to take effect January, 2014, but Obama delayed its implementation until 2015, after the elections. He did that to reduce democrat losses in the mid-term elections when the truth about Obamacare finally became known.

And what is the truth about the Employer Mandate?

Most businesses – the administration estimates between 39 and 69 percent – will not be able to keep the coverage they have. Many more Americans will lose their current plans when employers dump their existing plans, either voluntarily or by mandate. All of the same complaints will apply regarding doctors, costs, etc. and the uproar will start anew – only this time affecting even more Americans.

Notice how the Obamacare sycophants have been trying to minimize the “you can keep your plan” lie by stating that the current problems would only affect 5% of our citizens? Or only affect a “fraction of the population”?

They say that the approximately 80% who get their insurance from their employer, union, or government program will in fact be able to keep their insurance. They’re lying again.

If Obamacare is fully implemented, Chris Conover in a detailed and well researched article in Forbes, estimates that at least 129 million (68%) will not be able to keep their previous health care plan either because they already have or will lose that coverage by the end of 2014. This includes:

  • 9.2 to 15.4 million in the non-group market
  • 16.6 million in the small group market
  • 102.7 million in the large group market

In short, the “vast majority” are not keeping their health plans, even though Obama and his sycophants assured us that we could keep our employer-provided plans – period.

He (and they) lied again. What a surprise.

If details of the Employer Mandate are exposed before the 2014 mid-term elections, I believe that the democrats will lose seats, many seats, and deservedly so. The PPACA bill was passed and the president was reelected based on deceit and lies and it will come back to haunt the democrats.

What I’ve presented here isn’t new, most folks who are paying attention know it, but it hasn’t received the public exposure that it deserves. I learned long ago, that there are two steps between honesty and dishonesty: need and opportunity. Obama needed for the public to remain ignorant of what was hidden in the ACA and he availed himself of numerous opportunities to lie about it so he could convince us that there was nothing to worry about.

And millions believed him.

We will have an opportunity to correct what the Obama administration has forcibly imposed on us by electing more conservatives to Congress in the 2014 elections. If we can gain seats in the House and take control of the Senate, we can remedy this abortion of a law and stop the Obama train-wreck from damaging the U.S. even more.

It may be our only hope.

About garnet92

Retired business owner, car nut, gun nut, veteran and granddad, I live in a suburb of Dallas
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19 Responses to Why Did Obama Lie?

  1. garnet92 says:

    Pete G.
    First let me thank you for your service in VN. I’ve written a lot about Kerry years ago and that POS didn’t deserve a taxpayer-paid Band-Aid for his “wounds.” He lied about pretty much everything, but thankfully the Swifties called him on it and hurt his campaign. Now we’ve got an even worse POS and the lamebrains in this country elected him TWICE. What idiots.

    I was lucky in that I was in the Air Force during peacetime (working on radar/nav systems on B-47s) in the 50′s so I didn’t have to put up with what you guys coming back from VN did. You were treated awfully then and I’m thankful that the country has finally begun to honor our military guys, though too late for you. Thanks for stopping by. And thanks again for serving your country.
    G92

    • Rev George E Gonzalez Sr says:

      Let me say that today our boys and girls do not go to war to defend our country what they go to war to defend is the corprate company in u.s.a. business and oil companies thats about it now beside that we also have other problems in this country that are more importain that every branch of government in the u.s.a. is hold by a jewish person I do not discriminate any one reason they jewish people in my family thats why but it seems to me in this country of ours it should not be control that way their should be in those positions all kinds of races not just one that to me is dangerous ?????????? dont you think so thats why obama was sending israel so much aid and money to israel and that is not right its wrong all the way down from start to finish that a crime. thanks for allowing to make a comment a concern citizen…………………………………………………

  2. captaingrumpy1 says:

    Thanks for the story. I am Australian and we just got rid of our liers. We put conservatives in power and it already has paid off. Now , General Motors want 100 million to stay in Australia and keep 5,000 unionists in work. I don’t think they have a chance,however the previous Gov waisted a lot of money on unions.
    Well sorry to hear you have a problem with your Prez , but day ONE , I didn’t like him. Bye and Good Luck. You will need it. We only JUST caught Australia in time.

    • garnet92 says:

      G’day mate! Thanks for visiting Captain! A lot of us do keep watch on Australia and have a warm spot in our hearts for you “Aussies.” Yes, some of the idiots in this country voted for our liar-in-chief and he’s done nothing but bad things for the U.S. We are concerned about whether we can survive another three years of this worthless POS (I spec that you know what that stands for). We conservatives hope to get control of our Senate in 2014 and maybe even the presidency in 2016 – thanks for the good luck wish – we’ll need it.

  3. ejwceo2013 says:

    How does BS gets printed is beyond me, but yet you respect a man that sent your children to war for weapons of mass destruction, died for what, caused a recession,put you on government assistance,etc.
    So, if President Obama lied purposely and didn’t care about the citizens of America, is he a bigger liar than the previous president that have thousands of young people believed the Iraq war was necessary, died for a lie! I’m glad I don’t belong to the dumb and stupid, because the fact is your own F**ked YOU, not the present administration that is staying in the White House. Enjoy your plate of Poetic Justice.

    • garnet92 says:

      Thanks for visiting ejwceo2013, I’ll help you out a bit by properly editing your comment, although if YOU were the smart one, your comment wouldn’t need any help.
      In your first sentence, I think you meant “get” not “gets” and actually BS like yours could be “printed” if you had your own blog – see how easy that would be?
      Yes, I do respect President Bush and if you’d paid attention, you’d have known that other governments (Britain and France) and all of the high-ranking democrats in Congress also agreed that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. Only later did we learn that the intelligence was (apparently) faulty. Everyone was fooled, including Bush, Kerry, Pelosi, Reid, etc.
      The military in Iraq died for a reason, to remove the regime of Saddam Hussein, and to help the people of Iraq and if you think that we didn’t help, just look at Iraq today. With all of our troops removed, it is falling back into chaos and Iran will soon take it over.
      Edit: there should be a space between your comma and “put” when you speak of causing a recession.
      Bush didn’t cause the recession, the collapse of the housing market, fueled by Freddie and Fannie’s liberal lending practices did. Bush tried a number of times to rein it in, but democrat Barney Frank and his cronies wouldn’t hear of it. And, by the way, I am not now, nor have I ever been “on government assistance.”
      Another edit: there should also be a space between your comma and the next word “etc.”
      Your next paragraph, starting with “So, if President Obama lied,” is so poorly constructed that I won’t even try to fix it – suffice to say that you start with a statement, imbed a question in the middle, and end with an exclamation point, all in one long, run-on sentence. Nevertheless, I’ll answer what I think was a question in there – yes, Obama is a bigger liar. He’s been lying about just about everything ever since he took office and if you can’t admit the lies that Obama has told us, you are a sycophant (look it up) and beyond hope.
      You say that you’re “glad I don’t belong to the dumb and stupid.” Well, you sure coulda’ fooled me. I’m reminded of an old saying attributed to Mark Twain: “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” You leave NO doubt.
      And the next part, “because the fact is your own F**ked YOU, not the present administration that is staying in the White House.” Where do you get off telling me that “my own” F**ked ME? I, my children, and my grandchildren were all MUCH better off when Bush left office than we are now, and Obama is to blame.
      Can’t you see? The economy is in shambles, we’ve lost hundreds of thousands of jobs, the deficit increased by Obama more than all previous Presidents combined, food stamps rising, unemployment continuing to rise, the devaluation of the dollar and our credit rating, our stature around the world – how much of that is Obama’s fault? And I’ll bet that you don’t think that he is at fault for any of it, right?
      Don’t bother responding, I do moderate the comments to my blog and I only approved yours to illustrate the level of intelligence of those who support the person who is “staying in the White House.” I’ve already wasted too much of my time responding to your first one, I won’t approve another.

  4. Bobbie Kelley says:

    Obama lied??? When? Where? About what? Surely you jest. I’m feeling faint.

  5. BrianR says:

    “Why Did Obama Lie?”

    I dunno. Because it’s in his nature?

    Why bother with the truth when a lie will do.

  6. pepperhawk says:

    Garnet, great piece of work. Too bad we can’t get this criminal ousted. He committed fraud and that should be impeachable.

    • garnet92 says:

      Thanks Pepp, glad to see you back.

      Isn’t he a piece of work? He’s been able to get away with everything ’cause the dems have that majority in the Senate, but IF we’re able to gain seats in the House and take back the Senate in 2014, Osleezy might find himself up to his two-toned butt in impeachment. One can only hope!

  7. Gar Swaffar says:

    Why did he lie? The easier question is, when has he told the truth?
    (this would have been longer, but all of the expletives were deleted)

    • garnet92 says:

      Ya know Gar, every now and then I get a hankering to do a piece on his lies, but the list is so lengthy that, as you say, refraining from obscenities would be so damaging to my psyche that I might suffer permanent damage. Thanks for visiting!

      • Pete G says:

        Sir, please do not even consider an attempt to curtail the obscenities regarding this #1 enemy of the USA. There simply is no such thing as a civilized use of the English language when attempting to desicribe this uhhhhhhh THING! occupying the White House. Just say it, we all understand and will try to help you over any damage done by elimating any of the @#@!#!$$##@!$E you feel you just have to.

        Thanks,
        Pete G
        Vietnam two 1/2 tours. Three Bronze stars. After John Kerry though I’m almost ashamed to admit I have them.

    • Gar Swaffar says:

      It’s all good, giving in to the hatred is pointless for me now. Forgetting however, is not an option

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