sovereign-investor.com / By Bob Bauman / January 9, 2013
The Wall Street Journal, last week, noted rather astutely: “One of Mr. Obama’s political gifts is that he can sound so plausible describing the opposite of his real intentions.”
That is a gentlemanly way of saying the president of the United States often lies – either intentionally or perhaps pathologically.
I don’t know about you, but it takes my breath away at times when I watch Obama on television saying things I know for a fact are untrue. Worse yet is that I know he also must know he is telling lies.
But Obama utters such statements with such ease and grace that the average American, who pays little attention to the details of his utterings, never knows that he is a willing participant in the rank deceptions of the president of the United States.
Ronald Reagan always got an appreciative laugh from his audience when he described the test to discover if a politician was lying: “See if his lips are moving.”
Well, moving lips are Mr. Obama’s stock in trade, and his smooth persona and golden oratory have propelled him from a backbench in the Illinois State Senate to the White House without most of his listeners ever knowing what he really believes.
By now we should know.