Here’s a newsflash for you: President Barack Obama’s campaign is run by double-dealing, lying scumbaags.
Nah, strike that. It’s not news when a Presidential campaign lies.
Presumed GOP candidate Mitt Romney‘s campaign is overrun with professional liars too.
Such is the nature of politics. In elections, as in war, truth is the first casualty.
Obama’s campaign this week got caught in not one, but multiple lies about Missouri steelworker Joe Soptic — the star of a pro-Obama SuperPAC spot where he claims his wife died of cancer because he didn’t have insurance after Romney’s Bain Capital laid him off when it acquiring his company. Soptic’s wife died two years after he was laid off and she had insurance from her job.
Obama’s campaing issued pious denials, claiming they didn’t know Soptic, didn’t know about the ad and didn’t know about his story.
All those claims were lies.
Obama’s people now only knew Soptic, they included him in a conference call and used him an an earlier ad by the campaign.
So now they are changing their story with another lie.
No one is denying he was in one of our campaign ads. He was on a conference call telling his story.
Say what? Just one day earlier, Obama campaign officials, including Psaki, claimed they didn’t know anything about Soptic and didn’t know about the story.
“We don’t have any knowledge of the story or the family,” Psaki said.
Now Psaki is exposed as just another serial liar in the world of politics, where truth is a disposable commodity and prevarication is standard operating procedure.
So why is the so-called “mainstream media” ignoring the story. Reports POLITICO’s Dylan Byers:
President Barack Obama’s traveling press corps failed to press spokeswoman Jen Psaki today on contradictory statements she made this week regarding the campaign’s knowledge of details about former steelworker Joe Soptic, who appears in a controversial Priorities USA ad.
Amid mounting accusations that Psaki and other campaign representatives lied by initially claiming ignorance of Soptic’s story — when, in fact, they had used Soptic’s story in a two-minute campaign ad and conference call in May — reporters seemed content to let Psaki walk the story back without follow-up.
In other words, the standard operating procedure of the press corps is “so what? Another campaign day, another campaign lie.”
That’s unacceptable. Here at Capitol Hill Blue, we have a simple rule: When politicians lie, we report it. We make a big deal out of it. We don’t like politicians who lie. We have no need for Presidents who lie. We don’t much care for pretenders to the throne who lie either.
Jen Psaki is a liar. She’s a professional liar, employing by a campaign run buy lying scumbags who will do anything to re-elect a lying President.
Over on the other side, an equally-untruthful group of professional liars will also do anything to deny Obama a second term.
Which means, in the end, voters in November will select a liar as President based on a campaign where lies defined both candidates and truth had nothing to do with the process.