Is President Obama A Pathological Liar?
The Obama Record: The most frightening aspect of thispresident may not be his radical ideology but his rank dishonesty in sellingthat ideology. Now he's been caught lying about family racism.
In "Dreams fromMy Father," his 1995 memoir, Obama used the story of his paternalgrandfather's imprisonment and torture at the hands of British colonists inKenya as an example of white cruelty. He claimed Hussein Onyango Obama wasunjustly detained for six months before being released a crippled, lice-ridden"old man."
In fact, none of it is true, according to Washington Posteditor and biographer David Maraniss, who traveled to Kenya to investigate thetale. His grandfather was not detained or beaten by his "whiterulers," as Obama, writing as a 34-year-old lawyer, claimed.
This is only the latest example of a growing body offabrications, embellishments and outright lies told by this president, who hasa real and possibly pathological problem with the truth.
Stacked up, his whoppers would make even Bill Clinton blush.Here's a sampling:
Lie No. 1: Obama has repeatedly claimed his whitegrandfather, Stanley Dunham, "fought in Patton's army," when he was aclerk with no combat in WWII.
Lie No. 2: Obama claimed Dunham, a communist sympathizer,signed up for duty "the day after Pearl Harbor," when in fact hewaited six months.
Lie No. 3: Obama claimed his father "fought when he gotback to Kenya against tribalism and nepotism, but ultimately was blackballedfrom the government," when in fact he fought against capitalism and losthis job when he advocated communism.
Lie No. 4: Obama has claimed his late mother's healthinsurer refused "to pay for her treatment" for cancer while citing a"pre-existing condition," when Cigna paid all her hospital bills andnever denied payment.
Lie No. 5: Obama claimed he and a black high school friendnamed "Ray" were ostracized in Honolulu, when in fact the friend,Keith Kakugawa, was half-Japanese, and neither of them experienceddiscrimination.
Lie No. 6: Obama claimed the father of his Indonesianstepfather was killed by Dutch soldiers while fighting for Indonesianindependence, when in fact the story turns out to be "a concocted myth inalmost all respects," Maraniss found.
Lie No. 7: Obama claimed his parents decided to marry in theexcitement of the Selma civil-rights march of 1965 — and that he personally has"a claim on Selma" — when in fact they were married several yearsearlier.
Lie No. 8: Obama claimed his father got to study in the U.S.thanks to JFK's efforts to bring "young Africans over to America,"when in fact the Kenyan airlift his fatherparticipated in occurred in 1959under Ike.
Lie No. 9: Obama submitted a phony bio to his book publicistclaiming he was "born in Kenya."
Lie No. 10: Obama denied being a member of the socialist NewParty, when a member roster of the Chicago chapter of the party lists himjoining on Jan. 11, 1996.
Lie No. 11: Obama claimed he had only a passing acquaintancewith Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, when infact they held a fundraiser for their Hyde Park neighbor in their living room,and years later, while Obama served in the U.S. Senate, hosted a barbecue forhim in their backyard.
Lie No. 12: Obama claimed he never heard Rev. JeremiahWright spew anti-American invectives while sitting in his pews for 20 years,when in fact Obama was moved to tears hearing Wright condemn "whitefolks" and the U.S. for bombing other countries and even named his secondbook after the sermon.
Lie No. 13: Obama claimed he got in a "big fight"with old white flame Genevieve Cook, who after seeing a black play asked"why black people were so angry all the time," when in fact she neversaw the play nor made the remark.
In both his autobiographies, Obama paints a false portraitof a still-racist America and West, where he, his friends and relatives arevictimized by that racism. Conveniently, his remedy is redistributive justicethrough bigger government.