Obama In Moscow: The Running Of The Bull

There are, basically, two types of politicians that lie: Dumb and Smart. Both lie, but therein lies the difference:

  • A dumb politician lies constantly and eventually loses credibility when one lie contradicts another (or a true statement) previously made.
  • A smart politician lies consistently, telling the same lies the same way so many times it becomes accepted as part of history.

When you add arrogance to the mix, the politician almost always winds up moving from the “smart” category to “dumb.”  Witness Bill Clinton’s fall from, “I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky” all the way to “It would depend on what the definition of ‘is’ is.”

Welcome, now, to the transition of Emperor Barack Obama.



According an article at Politico.com, While in Moscow to deliver a commencement speech to an economics school on Tuesday, Obama decided to venture off-teleprompter, and offered this to the graduating class: “I don’t know if anybody else will meet their future wife or husband in class like I did, but I’m sure that you’re all going to have wonderful careers.”

Of course, all of America that wants to know every detail of “the chosen one’s” personal life knows that he met Michelle at the the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin.

At first glance, one might think, “So what’s the big deal here? Does it really matter where they met?”

The answer, of course, is no, it doesn’t matter where they met. So why lie about it? Note: I use the word “lie” because what man doesn’t remember where he met his wife?

The point is the arrogance of the man — that he feels he can re-write his personal history on a whim to fit the needs of the occasion… and assumes that no one will notice the discrepancy — or worse, won’t care.

If Obama feels the need to lie about something as trivial as how he met his wife, and on so innocuous an occasion, it makes one wonder, “What major things would he lie about? What major things has he already lied about?” Let’s see… allowing all Americans five days to examine (via the Internet) any legislation he’s going to sign? Eliminating the undue influence of lobbyists?

Welcome back to the Credibility Gap indeed.

Gerry Ashley


4 Responses to Obama In Moscow: The Running Of The Bull

  1. Gail S says:

    Spot on as always. It’s not that it was an important lie, it is important that he lies.

    Best regards,
    Gail S

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Gail, you absolutely get it. And he lies with such ease. But what gets me is the arrogance (or maybe the ignorance). He MUST know his every word is being taped, and that this will be discovered to be pure BS. What kind of credibility does he think he will have once that happens?

      Amazing… just amazing.

  2. JonR says:

    Those of you who voted for this fool hoping that he was not who he said he was, are beyond sanity! “Hope” you are satisfied with yourselves!!

  3. Gerry Ashley says:


    First, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Also, I hope you follow that hot link called “Credibility Gap” because that rant has an interesting video of “The Chosen One” when he was still “Presidential Candidate The Chosen One” making what has become an outrageous lie to the American voters.

    Of course, the Obamanites swallowed it hook, line and sinker (as they do every speech he makes). There’s a growing number of people who are now having “buyer’s remorse” and can’t wait to rectify that mistake next time… IF the Republicans can come up with a candidate worthy of the office. But it will be an uphill battle with the major “mainstream media” firmly entrenched in the Obama camp (although there are now signs that the honeymoon may be over on THAT front too).

    It will be interesting to (using one of Obama’s terms) “see how this all plays out…”

    Thanks again. Stop back and check out our other posts (I’m particularly proud of my Michael Jackson piece, just above this. Once I started it, it just flowed naturally).

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