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President Obama Cited by PolitiFact for "Lie of the Year"

Friday, December 13, 2013

Oops.  It may be too late for many Americans, but one self-styled media watchdog is finally catching up to a reality that others have understood for a long time:  We cannot take our president at his word.  Though the competition was fierce, what with all the gun control initiatives floating around this year, President Obama managed to clinch PolitiFact's "Lie of the Year" dishonors with this whopper:  "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."  The Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare, is considered by many to define Barack Obama's presidency.  If he should know the facts about anything, this should be it.

Look, we have no position on Obamacare.  We hope all Americans take good care of their health and have access to healthcare when they need it, however it makes the most sense to them.

We point this out only to say that bland reassurances by the president should not be taken at face value, especially when the mainstream media's scrutiny of his claims tends to be either non-existent or too late to matter.

For over five years, President Obama has been telling America he supports the right to bear arms.  Yet as we've reported throughout that time, his actions--past and present--all indicate a radically different view.

Most recently, President Obama has been pushing for "universal" background checks.  As we've noted again and again, this sets the stage for universal registration, which in turn sets the stage for crippling taxation or confiscation.

Some thought the idea of a national health care law was impossible.  For better or for worse, they were wrong.  Yet whatever one may think of Obamacare, nobody can deny "the impossible" was in that case achieved in part through deception.

Some will tell you the disarming of America is impossible.  We're fighting to ensure they're right. But any effort to make it happen must also involve deception.

So when the president tells you he only wants "universal" background checks, and if you like your gun, you can keep it, consider his track record, and don't say you weren't warned.

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Another Week, Another Democrat Presidential Contender Out to Round Up America's Guns

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Another Week, Another Democrat Presidential Contender Out to Round Up America's Guns

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No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work

Joe Biden has been out on the primary campaign trail working hard. Maybe a little too hard. “We got to let them know who we are,” he recently told a crowd of supporters at the Iowa State ...

Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure

There are some odd dynamics in international relations. Countries in which people are not free serve on the UN Human Rights Council. Political considerations guide every action.  Of course, the NRA is a single-issue organization so ...

NRA Member Berated for Carrying Firearm

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Friday, August 2, 2019

NRA Member Berated for Carrying Firearm

NRA member Darrell Kennedy was on vacation with his family at Yellowstone National Park earlier this month when an anti-gun vacationer snapped a photo of his holstered firearm and tweeted out a hate message. “Sat ...

Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives

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Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

Bill and Hillary Clinton just don’t draw like they used to. Shunned by much of his own party, (described by one Vanity Fair commentator as “2020’s bubonic plague”) the former president has been relegated to providing lazy ...

Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

Monday, June 17, 2019

Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session.

California: Appropriations Committees Send Bills to the Suspense File

Thursday, August 15, 2019

California: Appropriations Committees Send Bills to the Suspense File

On Monday, August 12, the Senate Appropriations Committee sent AB 1254 to the suspense file and rescheduled AB 1669 to be heard next Monday, August 19. On Wednesday, August 14, the Assembly Appropriations Committee sent SB 172 ...

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

In the wake of the recent two criminal mass attacks, a number of gun control proposals have begun to circulate in our nation’s capital. None of these proposals would have prevented the recent tragedies, but they all ...

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