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Should Americans believe
anything Obama says?

Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/20/2014 5:04:53 AM

As the beginning of President Obama´s sixth year in the Oval Office draws near, his public approval rating has plunged, battered by the horrendous launch of the Obamacare website, healthcare.gov, as well as by a succession of extremely disturbing revelations about his administration´s handling of the IRS scandal and the aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attack. Taken together, these developments point to a question that is painful to pose, but essential to consider: Can or should Americans believe anything this president tells them about his policies or actions?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 1/20/2014 5:13:00 AM     (No. 9698391)

...NO! NO! NO! and NO! again...

...long before being elected he demonstrated that he was a man not to be trusted but there were just enough fools who fell for the snake oil and charm and were addicted enough to do it again...

...pray we can survive...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 1/20/2014 5:26:09 AM     (No. 9698397)

He was elected by the ignorant, and will continue to be adored and followed by the ignorant, because they are ignorant.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 1/20/2014 6:11:30 AM     (No. 9698410)

It´s not just Obama. If you assume EVERY politician is a lying, cheating scoundrel you will never be disappointed and might even be pleasantly surprised once in a while.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mizzmac, 1/20/2014 7:21:09 AM     (No. 9698459)

Clearly, no. They should not.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 1/20/2014 7:44:30 AM     (No. 9698483)

"Can or should Americans believe anything this president tells them about his policies or actions?"

-No

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Reply 6 - Posted by: La Dotta, 1/20/2014 7:49:35 AM     (No. 9698489)

Wasted question. Of course not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/20/2014 8:30:04 AM     (No. 9698547)

No one here has believed a thing he has said since 2007. But we can go back further - his speech at the 2004 convention was a pack of lies as are his books. He!!, his entire life has been one huge lie.

The only truth he has ever uttered was that he wanted to fundamentally change America.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: artman1746, 1/20/2014 9:12:11 AM     (No. 9698595)

It all just confirms that today in the modern world man is no different than he always has been. We look back upon Nazi Germany and we wonder how a people could be captured by such evil leaders. Then we look today at our own so called intelligent population sucked in by similar lying and fabrications.

When the evil have control of the education, entertainment and media to hammer in the propaganda to an ignorant population almost anything is possible. And proves that it´s not unscrupulous leaders that is our problem; ITS THE PEOPLE stupid!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: smithereens, 1/20/2014 9:40:55 AM     (No. 9698630)

Why in the world is this a "question that is painful to pose"? If this were the NYT I could understand this sentiment, but from the Examiner?

I don´t know if it´s because the authors are posing from inside the Beltway, but there is nothing, absolutely nothing, painful about it.

Actually, I consider it a rhetorical question with a self-evident answer: H*ll no we should not believe anything this man says!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/20/2014 9:44:15 AM     (No. 9698633)

Don´t believe a word he says, including the words and and the.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/20/2014 9:48:51 AM     (No. 9698638)

#9, the question is painful to pose because who would have ever believed that any man could diminish the office of the presidency to this point. This should not be a question that would ever occur to American citizens. But, now we laugh at the idea that it is "painful to pose".

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bugboy, 1/20/2014 10:02:48 AM     (No. 9698660)

If one believes that they should believe everything a chronic lair says then by all means believe him.

On the other hand if one believes, like I do, that once a person lies everything they say should not be trusted then don´t believe him.

Personally, I believe that every time Obama opens his mouth he´s lying!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/20/2014 10:49:30 AM     (No. 9698734)

Isn´t it a little late in the game to ask this question? Should have been done back in summer of 2008

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Reply 14 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/20/2014 12:30:20 PM     (No. 9698862)

I don´t believe anything that any Democrat says, and almost nothing of what a GOP says. I just don´t have the resources to ferret out all their lies, so I assume they are lying all the time, and I don´t listen to any of it. Politicians lie.

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