…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Lies, more lies and gillarding, but not only in Australia. Thoroughly Leftist, appeasenik and possibly Islamist President fights for re-election so that he can finish the job of disembowelling the United States of America. The race is tight; 49% for Romney, 47% for the incumbent at present. The Left, like here, has to resort to more and more outrageous lies, hoping the media will ignore them. Perhaps they hope voters will say, “It is not possible for the second highest man in USA to lie so brazenly”. I am almost tempted to write that if the voters do not see what flotsam got to the top with their help, there is no hope for them.
I mention the relevant exchange in the vice-presidential debate, when Joe Biden was asked why the administration had blamed the murderous assault on an obscure YouTube video. He replied: Because that was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community.
The State Department has now released a background briefing from Tuesday at which an AP reporter put the same question, more or less:
OPERATOR: The next question is from the line of Brad Klapper with AP. Please, go ahead.
QUESTION: Hi, yes. You described several incidents you had with groups of men, armed men. What in all of these events that you’ve described led officials to believe for the first several days that this was prompted by protests against the video?
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TWO: That is a question that you would have to ask others. That was not our conclusion. I’m not saying that we had a conclusion, but we outlined what happened.The Ambassador walked guests out around 8:30 or so, there was no one on the street at approximately 9:40, then there was the noise and then we saw on the cameras the – a large number of armed men assaulting the compound.
There was no “intelligence” suggesting a movie protest in Benghazi. All the on-site reports made plain what had happened — and by the following morning. The second highest official in the Government of the United States looked the citizenry in the eye on Thursday and said something he knew to be completely false.
Biden lied about so many things. According to Cliff Kincaid:-
… in regard to Joe Biden’s obnoxious performance, perhaps his worst lie was his misrepresentation of how the Obama-Biden Administration is treating the Catholic Church.
Here is what Biden, a Catholic, said:
“With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital,’none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.”
Well, it was not a fact.
Here’s what the Catholic Bishops said:
“This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain ‘religious employers.’ That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to ‘Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital,’ or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served.”
Paul Ryan, a Catholic, pointed out, twice, that this is why the Catholic Church is suing the Obama-Biden Administration.
I am surprised that Ryan was able to do that. During the ninety minutes debate, Biden interrupted him between 80 and 100 times (depending on whether MSM or relatively free media counted). Assuming that both had approximately equal time, and that Biden did not interrupt himself (though with a man of his intelligence anything is possible), Ryan suffered two interruptions a minute. Biden, in his lack of manner (and many others, like erudition, integrity) is on par with our Gillard. What a world we live in!