Monday, September 28, 2009

Liar's Tip # 3

Don’t use the same lie to tell different stories, it just doesn’t work

Here we have the President telling the Congressional Black Caucus a story of how a world leader (unnamed) Asked him a question at the G20 summit.

"He says, 'We don't understand it. You're trying to make sure everybody has health care and they're putting a Hitler mustache on you -- I don't -- that doesn't make sense to me. Explain that to me.'"

And here we have the President on Late Night with David Letterman telling the same story in a more general way.

“And when I talk to other world leaders who are paying attention to this argument, and they hear some of this stuff—and these are, in some cases, conservative leaders; they are heads of center-right governments—and they don’t understand why it is that Americans would not want to set up a system that would save them money over time, would work better, would make people healthier,” the president said.

So Someone (unnamed) asked a question at the G20 and Obama told the CBC about it, then he told the nation on the Letterman show…

No the Letterman show was before the G20 summit. The story is an old standard (insert subject matter of the day) use by the left. It is used most often to imply that we Americans are backwards and need to adopt more of the “liberal thinking” of our European betters. I knew this when he made it up on the Letterman show and I knew it when he made it up for the CBC

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