Are we really supposed to believe that the president didn't know the National Security Agency was spying on American citizens before former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked a trove of documents proving it?
Are we supposed to believe that the president didn’t know about the IRS targeting groups that opposed his election last year? That he had no knowledge of the Justice Department bugging the Associated Press? That he didn’t know his intelligence agencies were bugging the phones of other world leaders, including American allies?
Are we supposed to believe that, weeks after an organized terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Lybia, the president really thought it was a spontaneous demonstration over a lame video that had been out on the web for months? Are we supposed to believe he hasn’t “rested” since then in a quest to bring the perpetrators to justice?
Obama is starting to make George W. Bush look like a hands-on guy. He is taking out-of-touch – or maybe telling lies – to a whole new level.
And that is the main reason the rest of his agenda is in trouble.
If he makes promises about border enforcement being part of immigration reform, what sober person will believe him? When he assures us that “nobody is going to take away your guns,” as a result of his gun-control agenda, who is going to be sucker enough to believe him?
That’s the problem with lies told for no other reason than self-interest. Eventually they catch up with you.
Taylor Armerding is an independent columnist. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org