As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a good time to pause and reflect back on the past year and especially take note of the biggest whoppers–no, not the tasty, juicy red meat delicacy from Burger King–laid on us by our favorite government officials.
The Washington Post has a complete list, but I thought these three were the cream of the crop.
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3.) “Republican cuts to Ebola research are killing people”
“This Agenda Project Action Fund ad was just a more extreme version of a Democratic talking point— that GOP budget cuts have harmed the nation’s ability to handle the Ebola outbreak. But Obama’s Republican predecessor oversaw big increases in public-health sector spending, and Democrats and Republicans in recent years have broadly supported efforts to rein in federal spending. In some years, Congress has allocated more money for agencies fighting Ebola than the Obama administration had requested.”
2.) “Republicans have filibustered 500 pieces of legislation”
“President Obama, a former senator, got quite a few things wrong here. He spoke of legislation that would help the middle class, but he was counting cloture votes that mostly involved judicial and executive branch nominations. Moreover, he counted all the way back to 2007, meaning he even included votes in which he, as senator, voted against ending debate — the very thing he decried in his remarks. At best, he could claim the Republicans had blocked about 50 bills, meaning he was off by a factor of ten.”
1.) “I didn’t call the Islamic State a ‘JV’ team”
It’s probably not surprising to anyone with a lick of common sense that Obama is on this list multiple times. If I would’ve created a longer list, the majority of it would’ve been filled with garbage that has slipped out of this guy’s mouth over the last twelve months.
I’m not sure the man has ever told the truth, to be honest with you. Every time he opens his mouth deception just rolls on out.
There’s little doubt his arrogant and dismissive comment about ISIS will go down in infamy as one of the biggest gaffes of the president’s political career, and rightfully so. Look how much danger they’ve put folks in over in Iraq and even here at home in America.
While we’re closing the book on another year of lies from our favorite politicians, do not fret!
We’re about to start a whole new year with even BIGGER whoppers to come!