Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Art of the Lie

Do you wonder sometimes how leftists can get away with serial lying? 

Let’s look at Benghazi.  Whatever the Obama Regime was trying to do and cover up, they were clearly involved in something they shouldn’t have been – likely trying to recover arms they had smuggled to Al-Qaeda linked rebels to transfer to more Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels.  To cover both that fiasco and maintain the fiction of an “Arab Spring”, they blamed a video.  When that lie was exposed, it became “old news” and after all, we just had to do a better job of defending the embassies.  Hillary was resigning.  Forget it.

With Obamacare, we see a similar pattern.  The lie was told over and over and over.  People were convinced that they would somehow get free government health insurance – which was never part of the plan.  The vast majority of Americans – eighty percent – were assured their health insurance would not be touched.  Now that that lie has been exposed, they go into the mode of trying to focus outrage on the deployment rather than the nature of the actual problem.  Policies are being cancelled, but let’s all talk about the problems with the site. 

Now the lie becomes how much better things will be for people.  Those who were cancelled had substandard policies.  That’s what Obama meant.  You don’t want those “bad” policies.  We know what you want.  Very soon this lie will be exposed, and the focus will go to the Republicans who won’t fund all the things needed in order to make it work.  The original lie is now “old news”. 

And so it goes. 

It’s a lot like that old saying about sin:  Sin will take you farther that you meant to go; keep you longer than you meant to stay; cost you more than you meant to pay.

Eventually what happens is that the electorate forgets what caused the problem to begin with.  We were doing all right until Obamacare.  That messed everything up.  Now we have to have more government intervention to fix what was caused by government intervention. 

The lie is always about getting the focus off the cause and onto an effect or some peripheral issue. 


  1. "Sin will take you farther that you meant to go; keep you longer than you meant to stay; cost you more than you meant to pay."

    Nice quote - first time I've heard it.

  2. I think I may have first heard it in a gospel song -- and my memory might have butchered it a little.