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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:43 AM

nytimes: All the President's Lies

The ninth week of Donald Trumpís presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar.

The director, the very complicated James Comey, didnít use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear as could be. Trump has repeatedly accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, and Comey explained there is ďno information that supportsĒ the claim.

Iíve previously argued that not every untruth deserves to be branded with the L-word, because it implies intent and somebody can state an untruth without doing so knowingly. George W. Bush didnít lie when he said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and Obama didnít lie when he said people who liked their current health insurance could keep it. They made careless statements that proved false (and they deserved much of the criticism they got).

But the current president of the United States lies. He lies in ways that no American politician ever has before. He has lied about ó among many other things ó Obamaís birthplace, John F. Kennedyís assassination, Sept. 11, the Iraq War, ISIS, NATO, military veterans, Mexican immigrants, Muslim immigrants, anti-Semitic attacks, the unemployment rate, the murder rate, the Electoral College, voter fraud and his groping of women.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/opinion/all-the-presidents-lies.html

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Reply nytimes: All the President's Lies (Original post)
spanone Mar 21 OP
Skittles Mar 21 #1
Renew Deal Mar 21 #3
Skittles Mar 21 #4
Jonny Appleseed Mar 21 #2
wishstar Mar 21 #9
cilla4progress Mar 21 #5
pbmus Mar 21 #6
Granny M Mar 21 #7
narnian60 Mar 21 #8
wishstar Mar 21 #10
Gothmog Mar 21 #11

Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:45 AM

1. BUSH INC *DID* LIE ABOUT WMD

THEY KNEW DAMN WELL THERE WAS NO WMD

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:50 AM

3. His lie was believable

I guess that's different to the NY Times

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:52 AM

4. believable to IDIOTS

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:47 AM

2. Yeah, look at that contrast between Bush's lie and Obama's lie

 

And people still vote republican....

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Response to Jonny Appleseed (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 03:34 AM

9. Most of us did get to keep our doctors but Bush's WMD lie was a deliberate deception

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:35 AM

5. The question for me is

Why are people willing to be lied to? It's so obvious and repeated, no one can claim surprise with a straight face.

Obama didn't lie; it was wishful thinking and possibly careless.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:37 AM

6. The size of crowds and the size of his very own Johnson....

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:39 AM

7. He lies are ridiculous.

They gain him nothing. They are easily disproven. He just does it because he is pathological, can't help himself. Maybe can't differentiate the true from the false in his orange head. Just stupid, pointless babbling lying.

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Response to Granny M (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 03:28 AM

8. Yes.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 03:38 AM

10. No amount of overwhelming evidence or facts deter him from his lying

Not sustainable for a President

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 10:05 AM

11. Great editorial

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