President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”
Roosevelt knew he was making false promises. He explained to an aide: “If someone attacks us, it isn’t a foreign war, is it?” When his own son questioned his honesty, FDR replied: “If I don’t say I hate war, then people are going to think I don’t hate war … If I don’t say I won’t send our sons to fight on foreign battlefields, then people will think I want to send them … So you play the game the way it has been played over the years, and you play to win.” 1
Barack Obama said repeatedly and forcefully in the three-year lead-up to the 2013 Obamacare launch that if someone liked their existing health insurance plan they could keep it. It turns out that we now know the President knew he was lying to us but he said it several times anyway in order to sell a program that would have not become law otherwise.
Is there something about being a big P Progressive president or Progressive ideology that leads one to believe lying to the people is acceptable? Is there something about Progressive citizens that leaves them unconcerned about having a lying President, and indeed even idolizing them? Of course there is. They believe they are smarter and cooler than the rest of us and they need to lie to us for our own good.
- Taken from Goldberg, The President’s Big Lie, October 31, 2013