There was an interesting column on Townhall the other day.

The tile of the column was Obama Lies Like a Marxist and the author is Terry P. Jeffrey from CNS News.

The good old days when a lie was a lie and Jiminy Cricket would call him on it.

The good old days when a lie was a lie and Jiminy Cricket would call him on it.

Jeffrey quotes Obama:

“They’ll have to finally acknowledge that this isn’t a government takeover of our health care system,” he said. “They’ll see that if Americans like their doctor, they will keep their doctor. And if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you. It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.”

Americans knows by now that the President’s statement and it’s variations used over 30 times is a blatant and boldface lie and that the President knew it was a lie when he said it and repeated it time and time again. And no even more lies are being told to cover the original lies.

At the end of the article Jeffrey quotes another American President, Ronald Reagan:

In his first press conference as president in 1981, Ronald Reagan, who would lead the West to victory in the Cold War, startled the liberal press when he accurately described the mendacity of the leaders of the Soviet Union, who were seeking a “one-world socialist or communist state.”

They “have openly and publicly declared that the only morality they recognize is what will further their cause,” said Reagan, “meaning they reserve unto themselves the right to commit any crime, to lie, to cheat, in order to attain that, and that is moral, not immoral.

In my opinion Jeffrey is spot on and his observation should terrify us.

Every dictator and tyrant throughout history has lied through his teeth and not thought it immoral on the basis that it advanced their agenda. It’s a variation on the ends justify the means and then calling the ends moral.

Some will argue that politicians all fudge the truth, obfuscate the truth, mangle the truth, obscure the truth, blur the truth, confuse the truth and in general twist truth like silly putty and to a degree they of course do.

But having said that there was a time in this country when there were limits to what a President could get away with. I point to President Richard Nixon who lied his socks off about Watergate and for his trouble ended up resigning in disgrace rather than face impeachment. This administration makes the Watergate conspirators look like boy scouts by comparison.

Nixon crossed an invisible line and Republicans and Democrats alike recognized the line had been crossed and Nixon had to go. Not so today with most highly polarized Congress since the American Civil War.

President Obama and his administration trot out one lie after the other and then lie again to cover for the first lie. A complacent and sympathetic media aids and abets the lying because it knows it furthers the statist agenda.

President Obama said his administration would be the most transparent ever. In a way he’s right, if you know what to look for.