It's time to present this weeks' statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they've performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This weeks' nominees were all certainly deserving, but one stood out this week as the overwhelming winner..
President Barack Obama!!
The Independent Sentinel: I have to give the Weasel of the Week nomination to President Obama for lying to his avid supporter Chuck Todd on national TV. Obama told interviewer Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that he didn’t delay his unlawful executive order to legalize millions of foreigners to save his Democratic senate. It wasn’t a political decision at all.
Obama said the decision to delay was made because he wanted to make sure the public and the congress understand why legalizing millions is the right thing. Politics didn't enter it, said the most political president in our recent history.
The entire interview was filled with factual errors.
For example, Mr. Obama was asked by Todd about his comment calling ISIS a JV team. Mr. Obama said he didn’t call ISIS a JV team. The fact is that he made the JV comment in reference to the seizure of Fallujah by ISIS. The Washington Post gave Josh Earnest 4 Pinocchios for claiming Mr. Obama was not referring to ISIS. Then, incredibly, Mr. Obama doubled down and repeated the lie himself.
Nice Deb : I have to nominate Barack Obama for still being such a pathetic liar after all these years.
Everybody knows he was referring to ISIS (or ISIL as the Regime and virtually no one else calls them) when he called them "JV" back in January. The Washington Post Fact checker and even the hacks at Politifact have called him out on it.
Yet he and his poor spokesman Josh Earnest have doubled down on the ridiculous lie that he was referring to other terror groups - not ISIS.
He can't just once in his life, admit that he got something wrong?
Did he really expect his lapdogs to swallow their pride and push his alternative BS?
It's true, they'll let the story drop out of the news cycle before they would if it were a Republican lying to the American people's faces.
But they are at least making the weasel squirm a little in the the meantime, which is the least they can do.
The President was unfortunately unable to accept his Golden Weasel in person tonight,but he did send someone from his administration who wasn't doing anything in particular this month to pick up his award..
The vice president (once we fed him a few Valiums, he calmed down a little) accepted the Golden Weasel and told us he'd make sure President Obama gets it.
He seemed pretty attached to the Weasel and kept putting his mouth on it, so I have to say I'm not sure he was telling the truth. But we did our best.
Remember when the media was telling up that Senator Biden added 'gravitas' to the Obama ticket?
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