Tuesday, May 11, 2010

You Lie, Again, Oh Great Prevaricator

On Sunday, Obama told Hampton University’s graduating class that he does not “know how to work” an iPod.

“You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter,” Obama said.

“And with iPods and iPads, and Xboxes and PlayStations -- none of which I know how to work, information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you. It’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.”

What's putting pressure on our democracy is the leadership of lies and deceit that permeates this administration. You see, less than a year ago when discussing Michael Jackson, Obama said, "So, you know, I think that Michael Jackson is, will go down in history as one of our greatest entertainers. I grew up on his music. Still have all his stuff on my iPod."

So which is it, oh great prevaricator? Which lie will you stand by? And what other lies have you told us and what new ones will you tell us tomorrow? Then you wonder why your place of birth is suspect.

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