When you Tell a Lie, Mr. President, Make it a Big One

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The first lie is the biggest one; the second lie is the funniest.  It’s true you’re no Dick Cheney, Obama.  The truth is, you’re worse, and that takes some doing.

Is this man capable of taking *any* responsibility for what he does?  Does every single thing he does have to be compared to Bush/Cheney with blame always assigned to them and virtue perpetually assigned to himself?  Dude, you’re the President.  The stuff Greenwald exposed is stuff *you* are doing.

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  • quasimodo

    but it’s all ok since his intentions are good

  • wlinden

    And if it wasn’t for him, it might be a REPUBLICAN doing it!

  • http://www.brianniemeier.com/ Brian Niemeier

    “Does every single thing he does have to be compared to Bush/Cheney with blame always assigned to them and virtue perpetually assigned to himself?”

    No, but winning two electoral victories thanks almost entirely to this tactic is strong motivation for continuing its use.

  • Dave

    Yes, it’s transparent, now that it’s been outed by a “traitor.”

    And yeah, pretty much the only way the Dems (or GOP) can look good is by means of comparison to the other side.

  • John Schaefer

    Here’s an interesting read from Foreign Policy: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/06/17/evil_in_a_haystack_nsa_metadata

    I think instead of focusing on the “personalities” of the politics, Mark, it might be better to focus in on questions that weren’t asked by Charlie Rose. These are pertinent, and important, questions, that go along with the piece above.

    1. What data does the government store?

    2. How long have they been storing it?

    3. Do they ever delete it?