"If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period!" has been ballyhooed as the lie of the century. And the runner-up is "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period!" And Mr. Obama can stand before the press and with a straight face and say, "I did not mislead the American pubic?"
The man is – to borrow William Safire's assessment of Hillary Clinton – a congenital liar. He is apparently incapable of telling the truth. His entire six years in office has been a history of one lie after another, starting with "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" right up to "The people who didn't vote Tuesday have given me a mandate."
Only a fool would believe a man who told us "The attack in Benghazi was the result of an anti-Muslim video," "Obamacare will save the average family $2,500 a year," and – my favorite – "I just heard about the IRS scandal on CNN yesterday." But it would appear that we have a lot of fools in America. And it seems that a large percentage of them are in the Marxist-Socialist Media.
The job of the press – the self-vaunted fourth branch of government – is to separate the lies from the truth and to disseminate the truth and expose the lies. When the press becomes complicit in the lies, it not only ceases to serve a useful purpose, it becomes itself a liar.
But the liar is only half of the equation. The lie won't fly unless there is someone foolish enough to believe it. And since the press has become remiss in its responsibility to filter out the lies, it is incumbent upon us to identify and refute them ourselves.
And a good place to start is to disbelieve anything and everything President Obama says.