Another day, another Obama lie
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Barack Obama is running on a new kind of politics: dishonesty and half-truths. That politics appears to consist of inflating his resume, McCain's 100-years statement, "lobbyists don't give me money," and even lying to the press about smoking.
It increasingly appears that these lies are central to his message. Congressional Quarterly's Craig Crawford reports from Pennsylvania:
In a five-hour session of watching one network I counted 14 ads sponsored by Barack Obama, compared to a total of three ads for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
And guess what I woke up to on my hotel clock radio? Yep, that’s right, the audio version of Obama’s ad.
That’s all well and good except for the fact that every one of Obama’s ads presents him personally telling what can only be charitably described as a half-truth -- that he takes no money from lobbyists.
What's going on? Obama lies and gets a free pass from the media. Even Crawford gets the joke, "Lucky for Obama, most of the news media seem not to care about such contradictions." As The Economist noted, "Very little has been made of two instances, reported last month by the Washington Post, where Mr Obama exaggerated his role in legislative accomplishments. ... Unlike Mrs Clinton, he has gotten off easy for his fibs."