SCOAMF Now Inventing Stories in the Aid of a Higher Truth [JWF]

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When you don't have the facts on your side, just make things up. Now if someone told a lie about you, what would you do? Correct the story, right? Sure, most normal people would do that. But when you're a Koolaid-slurping Obama zombie, you just play along.

President Obama spun a work of creative nonfiction yesterday in his latest pitch for his jobs plan, fudging the facts of a Boston schoolteacher’s White House visit as he cast the man as a poster boy for the hot-button bill.

“I had a chance to meet a young man named Robert Baroz,” the president said at a midday news conference. “He’s got two decades of teaching experience. He’s got a master’s degree. He’s got an outstanding track record of helping his students make huge gains in reading and writing. In the last few years, he’s received three pink slips because of budget cuts. Why wouldn’t we want to pass a bill that puts somebody like Robert back in the classroom teaching our kids?”

Two problems: Obama never met Baroz. And Baroz remains happily employed.

So he never met this guy, but just feels free to invent a story and pretend he did. Does he think people won't check this stuff? Well, it's understandable he might think that way since he's been getting away with being a pathological liar his entire miserable life.

Can't he find some other schlub he can use as a prop? All he needs to do is head to Lower Manhattan and find one of those schmucks protesting on his behalf.

But it actually gets more pathetic. This Baroz fellow says it's perfectly OK with him that Obama is indulging in fiction.

Baroz, who supports Obama and his efforts to restore the public sector, told the Herald yesterday he doesn’t mind if the president — or his speechwriters — took some liberties with the facts. It was all in aid of a higher truth, he said.

“People who want to fuss over the word choice are missing the point. It’s about our investing in education and in communities,” Baroz said. “It was technically correct; yes, I did lose my position three times within four years in the Boston Public Schools. To me, the question he posed to the people was a rhetorical question. The emphasis was on ‘like Robert.’ It’s people who are like me, highly qualified, and are not working. That’s the spirit of it.”

Oh, I've got it now. If you're in pursuit of a higher truth, whatever the hell that means, you've got artistic license to make up sob stories so long as it fits your goal of bamboozling the public.

Could you imagine a Republican getting away this this crap? No, neither can I.

Curiously, the Boston Globe profiles this Baroz fellow, but makes no mention that Obama made up the story of meeting him.

Baroz is on the Department of Education payroll, for crying out loud, ironically as a literary facilitator. Maybe he could teach the SCOAMF how to speak without the support of visual aids.

Meanwhile, the AP is fact-checking the rest of the SCOAMF's speech, and it isn't pretty.

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Comments

1 Nice. Now someone needs to make up a story of him having a shit-ton of child pr0n on his home computer and see if he goes along with it.

Posted by: EC at October 07, 2011 11:56 AM (GQ8sn)

2 People who want to fuss over the word choice are missing the point.

And THAT is what they always say about the smartest man on the planet.
The world's greatest orator. The (ex) lawyer who carefully chooses his words.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 07, 2011 11:56 AM (u89vw)

3 You lie.

Posted by: chazmartel at October 07, 2011 11:58 AM (wlSqE)

4 I was actually aghast that AP is actually sort of starting to fact-check the SCOAMF.

Is this possibly the beginning of a trend?

Nah.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 07, 2011 11:59 AM (u89vw)

5 Obama: "Baroz told me that he was retarded after he was vaccinated with ObamaDoze"

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 07, 2011 11:59 AM (OhYCU)

6 Higher truth.
Right away.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 07, 2011 11:59 AM (u89vw)

7 ahhh, the higher truth ... it amazing the faith these amoral, agnostics have.

Posted by: Jean at October 07, 2011 12:00 PM (WkuV6)

8
Why can't he do a Jim Jones and get these people gone?
Hell, it wouldn't even have to be kool aid.

Here, drink this battery acid. It won't hurt, I promise.
Right away.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 07, 2011 12:01 PM (u89vw)

9 Well he can do what he wants - he's Obama.

Plus, he's got expressive wrists as well. You know what I mean.

Posted by: lu at October 07, 2011 12:01 PM (pLTLS)

10 Saw the Herald piece this a.m.

If the school district is down to finding this dude some kind of dig-a-hole-then-fill-it-up gig, his ass oughtta be fired.

In fact, if schools want to hold on to their friggin' teachers -- about whom the stuttering clusterf*** of a miserable failure pretends to have so much concern -- the simple answer is to fire all the worthless chair-warming "administrators," "consultants" and other human waste that bloat the offices. Oh, yeah: and stop giving each kid a friggin' laptop and building new Education Palaces, especially in areas where enrollment is declining, not increasing.

We could keep a hell of a lot more teachers -- even in make-work jobs -- if we fire Osama Obama's worthless ass.

Posted by: MrScribbler at October 07, 2011 12:02 PM (YjjrR)

11 Liars lie.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2011 12:02 PM (3b8lb)

12
Every word he speaks is a lie, including and and the.

/paraphrasing Mary McCarthy, speaking of Stalin groupie Lillian Hellman

Posted by: boniface ballers at October 07, 2011 12:02 PM (bPbwB)

13 "False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." -- Socrates

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 07, 2011 12:03 PM (136wp)

14 Just words.

Posted by: pep at October 07, 2011 12:04 PM (YXmuI)

15 The left can keep their "higher truth", I'll stick to the lower kind- you know, the kind that's actually true.

Posted by: Nighthawk at October 07, 2011 12:04 PM (OtQXp)

16
All I can do is motivate people. It's up to them to act and succeed.

Posted by: lolobama at October 07, 2011 12:04 PM (sqkOB)

17 People who want to fuss over the word choice are missing the point.


Yeah, yeah, that's what those people who accused me of lying about fast and Furious are doing, fussing over word choice.

Posted by: Eric Holder at October 07, 2011 12:04 PM (Hx5uv)

18 It's not a lie...if you believe it!

Posted by: George Constanza at October 07, 2011 12:05 PM (c0A3e)

19
My job is to inspire people.

Posted by: lolobama at October 07, 2011 12:05 PM (sqkOB)

20 If Obama had a bullshit czar, maybe he could tell a decent lie.

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 07, 2011 12:05 PM (Hx5uv)

21 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to
carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning,
not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he
speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 07, 2011 12:05 PM (136wp)

22
I think by "higher truth" we're talking bong hit and a line or three.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 07, 2011 12:05 PM (u89vw)

23 Maybe there is a higher truth hidden in Obama's sealed transcripts, like some heavy affirmative action moving him along.
The teacher endorsing the lie, should be canned. Now.

Posted by: Dick Nixon at October 07, 2011 12:06 PM (kaOJx)

24 Obama lied, Higher TruthTM still died.

Posted by: Roy at October 07, 2011 12:06 PM (VndSC)

25 If you want to know why Obama wants to tax the rich...

Jeremiah Wright: "Barack knows what it means to be a black man to
be living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white
people."

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 07, 2011 12:06 PM (OhYCU)

26 Quoting: "spun a work of creative nonfiction"...um, that word would be "fiction", as in a fake story, Mr. Zaremba. Who's editing this guy's stories? Sheesh!

Posted by: Mr_Write at October 07, 2011 12:07 PM (VJUQK)

27
In August, not only was all the ice cover gone on the Arctic Ocean, but the water was actually boiling and cooking polar bears because of global warming.

Posted by: Al Gore, with artistic license for the higher truth at October 07, 2011 12:07 PM (InrkQ)

28 Obama truth

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 07, 2011 12:07 PM (OhYCU)

29 Higher truth: The sort of 'truth' that only seems true when you're really high.

Posted by: DarkLord© sez Obama is a stuttering clusterf--- of a miserable failure
Oh, and F--- Nevada!
at October 07, 2011 12:07 PM (GBXon)

30 Obama 2012: Higher Truth, Higher Morality, Higher IQ

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 07, 2011 12:07 PM (Hx5uv)

31 Robert Baroz? Robert Baroz from Boston? That's the sick sonofabitch that raped my dog and shit in my grandmother's mailbox! Oh sure, if you want to get technical about it, what he really did was give my neighbor's cousin a C- in geometry. But in spirit, he's a mailbox shitting dog raper.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at October 07, 2011 12:07 PM (+lsX1)

32 But in spirit, he's a mailbox shitting dog raper.

No, that was John Baroz.

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 07, 2011 12:08 PM (OhYCU)

33 When he lies, he
speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Kenyan?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 07, 2011 12:08 PM (tf9Ne)

34 This needs to be a major theme of the eventual Republican nominee: not just his failed leftist idealogy. The man doesn't lie once in a while- he lies all the time about everything. The man's campaign was a lie, his legislative "accomplishments" were passed based on lies to the public, and his entire Presidency is a lie (with the media being complicit in it all). Put a spotlight on this and he is finished.

Posted by: Tyler at October 07, 2011 12:09 PM (zJDIJ)

35 if you worked for 2 decades......aren't you old?

Posted by: phoenixgirl other work computer at October 07, 2011 12:09 PM (IpiZb)

36 Obama tells higher truths to cover up the lower truths.

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 07, 2011 12:09 PM (Hx5uv)

37 "Bring me a higher truth. Yeah yeah. We need a higher truth, oh wo"

Posted by: SFGoth at October 07, 2011 12:10 PM (dZ756)

38 This is Obama's fault, but not as an example of lying. The problem is not that Obama is lying about this Boston teacher. The problem is that he has atrocious staff work, and he thus ends up making a lot of mistakes in theordinary coursepublic statements he makes, which are obviously usually going to be written by junior staff. The staff work is atrocious because Obama is a very poor and hands-off (read: lazy) manager at the senior levels and hasdone a horrible job ofselecting his senior staff (Valerie Jarrett in particular). That senior staff then does a poor job of managing and selecting junior staff, and, I suspect, a poor job of putting the fear of God into them. People in any enterprise make mistakes because they don't respect and fear their superiors, and because mistakes are tolerated; the White House is no different.
Not very surprising if you think about it, when you elect someone who's never run anything in their lives successfully.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at October 07, 2011 12:10 PM (qHCyt)

39 iTruth

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 07, 2011 12:10 PM (136wp)

40 This is the same damn crowd that yelled for 8 years that "Bush LIED!!!" over who knows what. But "HE LIED!"

If only we'd said it was all in pursuit of a higher truth . . . .

Wait a tick! WTF is this "Higher Truth" crap? Is this like, "it true, it's just not true true?"

Oh, by all means Cryin' Vag-Face Boehner and Expressive Limp Wrist McConnell--negotiate with these people, talk with them, golf with them, yes, yes, buy into that bullshit about how they care about America; by all means: Keep selling us down the river you worthless fucking assholes.

Posted by: Jimmuy at October 07, 2011 12:11 PM (ibeMV)

41
if you worked for 2 decades......aren't you old?

And got a masters degree. That should put him at the last half of 40

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 07, 2011 12:11 PM (tf9Ne)

42 Ironically, this is the quote on Charles Little Green Johnson's open thread today:



False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

— Socrates


Posted by: WalrusRex at October 07, 2011 12:11 PM (Hx5uv)

43 OT:
Jamie Colby filling in for Jenna Lee on Fox. This is awesome because Jamie hides her gams on the weekends but she can't do that when she fills in for this show.
I really think Fox could raise ratings if they had a show where Colby, Julie Banderas, and Harris Faulkner modeled lingerie while having a pillow fight.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 07, 2011 12:11 PM (AF1jB)

44 27

In August, not only was all the ice cover gone on the Arctic Ocean,
but the water was actually boiling and cooking polar bears because of
global warming.


Posted by: Al Gore, with artistic license for the higher truth at October 07, 2011 12:07 PM (InrkQ)
Waiter, there is some fur in my Polar Bear soup.

Posted by: MrCaniac at October 07, 2011 12:12 PM (eKuOw)

45 Lie we much!

Posted by: Y-not at October 07, 2011 12:12 PM (5H6zj)

46 Obama truth

GOP truth

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 07, 2011 12:13 PM (OhYCU)

47 Jamie Colby filling in for Jenna Lee on Fox. This is awesome because
Jamie hides her gams on the weekends but she can't do that when she
fills in for this show

Yo:
http://tinyurl.com/6kcjhuf

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 07, 2011 12:14 PM (136wp)

48 Fake, but accurate

Posted by: Dan Rather, ex-frontman at October 07, 2011 12:14 PM (D5iHx)

49 truth-1

Posted by: pep at October 07, 2011 12:14 PM (YXmuI)

50 I can see the guy's point. "You build your house on a foundation of soft, mushy, pliable bullshit." Right? I think I got that on a fortune cookie from Panda Express™. Makes sense to me.

Posted by: Dang at October 07, 2011 12:14 PM (BbX1b)

51 Obama is a liar? The deuce you say!
Why, I will have his membership to the Hasty Pudding Club removed forthwith!

Posted by: T Coddington Van Voorhees VIII at October 07, 2011 12:15 PM (sbV1u)

52 Bolded print is awesome. Restore the public sector. What... it's got like .1% unemployment and has grown like topsy since Bammer's takeover.

It takes some weapons grade balls to even make that claim. Or just being a stupid liberal.

Posted by: Mephitis at October 07, 2011 12:16 PM (ehXLT)

53 The Robot Devil at October 07, 2011 12:14 PM (136wp)
That's the ticket!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 07, 2011 12:16 PM (AF1jB)

54 Looks like Men at Work higher truthed their song the Land Down Under.

"


Australian rockers Men at Work on Friday lost their final court bid
to prove they did not steal the distinctive flute riff of their 1980s
hit “Down Under” from a children’s campfire song.

The High Court of Australia denied the band’s bid to appeal a federal
court judge’s earlier ruling that the group had copied the signature
flute melody of “Down Under” from the song “Kookaburra Sits in the Old
Gum Tree.”

“Kookaburra,” a song about Australia’s famous bird of the same name,
was written more than 70 years ago by Australian teacher Marion Sinclair
for a Girl Guides competition. The song went on to become a favorite
around campfires from New Zealand to Canada. The wildly popular “Down
Under” remains an unofficial anthem for Australia."

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 07, 2011 12:16 PM (Hx5uv)

55 Ironically, this is the quote on Charles Little Green Johnson's open thread today:
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
— Socrates



Posted by: WalrusRex

That site's still up? Weird.

Posted by: Dang at October 07, 2011 12:16 PM (BbX1b)

56 head to Lower Manhattan and find one of those schmucks protesting on his behalf
We need video of the hard core lefty anti capitalist creeps with clips of the Dems praising them. It would be video gold I tell you.

Posted by: AndrewsDad at October 07, 2011 12:16 PM (C2//T)

57 Lying is Truth!

Posted by: Barack Orwell, 1984 at October 07, 2011 12:18 PM (FcR7P)

58 This is an example of something called "revolutionary truth"-- it's a common device and well-known among the hard left. Devised as a rhetorical instrument about the same time and for the same reason as political correctness-- that is, in Stalin's Russia to control thought and therefore debate-- it has nothing to do with what we understand as the "classical truth." The "revolutionary truth" is any statement which advances the cause of revolution and any variety of Marxist-inspired governmental regimes. Again, this is a common and well-known idea among the hard left.
I know this descriptor is a "no duh" for most folks here, but it's largely unknown to the general public. Largely unknown because of leftists like Boraz and Obama who share a wink and a conspiracy; a conspiracyagainst the "classical truth" and therefore against you, your family, your community, your country, and your God.
And it needs to be explained every time we come upon a case of it, so that people will know what is going on.

Posted by: Truman North at October 07, 2011 12:20 PM (I2LwF)

59 Why wouldn’t we want to pass a bill that puts somebody like Robert back in the classroom teaching our kids?

Because education is a state responsibility, President "Constitutional Law Expert".

Next question.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 07, 2011 12:20 PM (fNhAr)

60 Can the RNC please get moving on this, and do quickie ads capturing Zero's lies?

It does no good for us in our blogosphere bubble to see and discuss these. These need to get in front of Joe and Josephine Clueless Independent Voter, and often.

Posted by: I'm in a New York state of mind at October 07, 2011 12:21 PM (4sQwu)

61 The higher truth - Spain and Italy just got down rated two notches.

Posted by: Jean at October 07, 2011 12:21 PM (WkuV6)

62 I want in this fool's class. Seriously. Imagine the leniency on essays straying from the point of the text.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at October 07, 2011 12:21 PM (BvTwT)

63 So why didn't the employed school teacher say Obama had met him and he was unemployed? You know, keep the ball moving forward! Toward the higher truth! Maybe he was thinking of his students. Yeah. That's it. He wanted to set a good example, unlike the precedent.

Or maybe we should check the test scores of his students. Maybe he helps them cheat in order to support the higher truth that he is an outstanding teacher? I'm just asking questions here.

Posted by: Dang at October 07, 2011 12:22 PM (BbX1b)

64 Because education is a state responsibility, President "Constitutional Law Expert".Next question. FYNQ
Posted by: Waterhouse at October 07, 2011 12:20 PM (fNhAr)

FIFY

Posted by: AndrewsDad at October 07, 2011 12:22 PM (C2//T)

65 Hello, guest Blogger?

Are we going to get to watch any movies today? Usually after lunch time Ace sits us down to watch a film strip or video.

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 07, 2011 12:23 PM (WSrEi)

66 I was pursuing a higher fidelity.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 07, 2011 12:23 PM (FcR7P)

67 Baroz, who supports Obama and his efforts to restore the public sector, told the Herald yesterday he doesn’t mind if the president — or his speechwriters — took some liberties with the facts. It was all in aid of a higher truth, he said.

Liberalism is built on a foundation of lies "for the higher truth". This is why the left is so fixated on maintaining their information cocoon.

If they had to actually consider their philosophy from top to bottom most would not be able to maintain their "beautiful" collective lies. And this is a prime example. The government has been on a public spending bender for about a decade now, and the left believes we need to restore the public sector...

Posted by: 18-1 at October 07, 2011 12:23 PM (7BU4a)

68 Well, now, in college I practiced a lot of story telling for the higher truth. The higher truth being to get into Betty co-eds panties. So is Obama. But instead of panties, he just wants to have a quickie with your wallet.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 07, 2011 12:24 PM (OWjjx)

69 61
The higher truth - Spain and Italy just got down rated two notches.

And the Noble Peace Prize (1/3) goes to an Arab woman who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 07, 2011 12:24 PM (136wp)

70 2 + 2 = 5. Stop politicizing simple math. I can't run ifthey walk and say no to simple math. And chewing gum. And stuff like that. Jobs. I love you. They don't love you, thatis obvious. I have a unicorn. They don't. They are childish and stubborn. Violent rhetoric must stop.
2012 Yes We Can!

Posted by: SCOAMF at October 07, 2011 12:24 PM (nBE5A)

71 Alinsky: "The organizer,” Alinsky wrote, “is in a true sense reaching for the
highest level for which man can reach -- to create, to be a ‘great
creator,’ to play God."

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 07, 2011 12:25 PM (OhYCU)

72 Truth is a mere inconvenience upon the glorious path to enlightenment.

Posted by: Heartless Janitors_4_Jesus at October 07, 2011 12:25 PM (tazG1)

73 Holder obviously is a proponent of "higher truth", as does Mooch, as does the MSM, as does Obama. Fortunately, the Arizona sheriffs and Issa do not. Romney, however, does.

Posted by: chillin the most for Perry at October 07, 2011 12:27 PM (6IV8T)

74 And any doubt that Mr. Baroz's class field trips are to where ever teh SEIU is protesting at that day?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 07, 2011 12:27 PM (OWjjx)

75
Narcissistic sociopaths traditionally use serial lying as a means to an end. In this case, it's the bastardization of America into a European socialist/Marxist Utopia.

Posted by: Doctor Fish, Amateur Pscychiatrist at October 07, 2011 12:27 PM (Lt/Za)

76 Why wouldn’t we want to pass a bill that puts somebody like Robert back in the classroom teaching our kids?

Because there's already somebody doing that job.

Posted by: t-bird at October 07, 2011 12:27 PM (FcR7P)

77 67 The government has been on a public spending bender for about a decade now, and the left believes we need to restore the public sector...

The pierced and tattooed ones thinks this means something, but the smart ones are actually trying to nationalize all government so their failed citys and towns can access other State's and individual's monies. Its basically a colonial system that the urban demos want. Behave in such a way to drive out all productive honest people and then nationalize all municipal spending to cover their lack of revenues. Its a good thing they have a Constitutional Scholar leading them or else they might actually think they can get away with it.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at October 07, 2011 12:27 PM (0M3AQ)

78 Is lying part of the New Tone?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 07, 2011 12:27 PM (AF1jB)

79 It may be time to add an L before SCOAMF. Not that his whole life hasn't been a lie.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at October 07, 2011 12:28 PM (qpKJT)

80 Why does Charlie Crist have turquoise hair in the side bar?

Posted by: elliot m at October 07, 2011 12:28 PM (zPich)

81 Al Gore, with artistic license for the higher truth
mmmmmm, polar bear stew.

Posted by: Homer Simpson at October 07, 2011 12:28 PM (kaOJx)

82 Save a pretzel for the gas jets! By which I mean "pass this bill"!

Posted by: BHO at October 07, 2011 12:29 PM (YXmuI)

83 >People who want to fuss over the word choice are missing the point.

the 'point' is that the President is a shameless liar
what else ya got?

Posted by: Jones at October 07, 2011 12:29 PM (8sCoq)

84 Even Barry can't hold a candle to Bill and Hill Clinton. Those fuckers oozed lies. Anyone else remember how they kept getting caught lying about stupid shit that they didn't even need to lie about?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 07, 2011 12:31 PM (AF1jB)

85
What is a sociopath?

A person with antisocial personality disorder. Probably the most widely
recognized personality disorder. A sociopath is often well liked because
of their charm and high charisma, but they do not usually care about
other people.

They think mainly of themselves and often blame others for
the things that they do. They have a complete disregard for rules and
lie constantly. They seldom feel guilt or learn from punishments. Though
some sociopaths have become murderers, most reveal their sociopathy
through less deadly and sensational means.


Posted by: Doctor Fish, Amateur Psychiatrist at October 07, 2011 12:31 PM (Lt/Za)

86 Anyone got a link to that fact check that doesn't go through Google? Because there's no way in hell I'm going to log in to Google just to read a news story.

Posted by: Greg Q at October 07, 2011 12:31 PM (/0a60)

87 The truth is what serves the party.

Posted by: kdny not a yankee calls warren bonehead the dumbest troll on the interwebs at October 07, 2011 12:32 PM (SrCor)

88
Barack Obama is a man of honesty and truth.

-Barack Obama

Posted by: Doctor Fish, Amateur Psychiatrist at October 07, 2011 12:33 PM (Lt/Za)

89 And technically, I am a good teacher. In that I pay my union dues.

Posted by: Robert Baroz, tool at October 07, 2011 12:34 PM (OWjjx)

90 84
Even Barry can't hold a candle to Bill and Hill Clinton. Those fuckers
oozed lies. Anyone else remember how they kept getting caught lying
about stupid shit that they didn't even need to lie about?

The SCoaMF doesn't have the charm or personability of a Billy Jeff. It could be because that while Billy Jeff and his clan are a bunch of corrupt scumbags, at least they weren't actively setting out to destroy the country (change, yes, but not destroy it).

That famous quote by C.S. Lewis comes to mind, the one that states that it is better to be ruled by "robber barons" than "moral, omniscient busybodies".

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at October 07, 2011 12:34 PM (c0A3e)

91 To leftwing neo-fascists - lies are important social skillz.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at October 07, 2011 12:34 PM (0fzsA)

92
Well..... at least he wasnt dodging sniper fire..... inventing the internet..... or named after a mountain climber years before Everest was climbed.....

Note to self..... when you hear the words "higher truth".... the fuckers are lying to your face.....

Posted by: fixeruper at October 07, 2011 12:34 PM (C8hzL)

93 Now, we need to pass the jobs bill. Here is why. I meet a bright, middle age man named Barack Obama. He has a law degree. He was President of the Harvard Law Review. He is an outstanding constitutional schoolar. Yet he is unemployed. Why would we want such a fine person unemployed?

Posted by: Barack Obama, in the future at October 07, 2011 12:35 PM (OWjjx)

94 Reminds me of Monica Lewinsky's father saying that it was OK with him that Clinton was spooging his daughter because the Lewinsky family supported his policies.

The left is willing to be raped if the act is committed by a politician on their side.

Posted by: SgtHulka at October 07, 2011 12:35 PM (l8zQS)

95 Spouse: "You been out drinking and carousing again!"
You: "Do you want the Higher Truth?"

Posted by: Roy at October 07, 2011 12:37 PM (VndSC)

96 So, they're willing to lie this blatantly this far out from the election? I don't think we have any idea how low they will go.

And just to get this thread humming: If they are willing to lie this obviously in favor of the SCOAMF, think about the lies they will tell against the GOP nominee. Is the "inexperienced gaff machine" or the "30-second hard sell" going to be willing or able to respond? Hell, both of their campaigns have been nothing but rough drafts for the DNC.

Posted by: Jimmuy at October 07, 2011 12:38 PM (ibeMV)

97 positively orwellian isn't it? the highest truth is a lie or something.

anyway, gateway pundit has a video of the sacramento hippies trying to figure out why they are there.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at October 07, 2011 12:39 PM (qpKJT)

98 Lawrence O'Donnell is a douchnozzle of the highest order.

Posted by: jewells45, teapartyterrorist at October 07, 2011 12:40 PM (l/N7H)

99
My first thought was, he lied in every word
That hoary SCOAMF, with malicious eye
Askance to watch the working of his lie
On mine, and mouth scarce able to afford
Suppression of the glee that pursed and scored
Its edge at one more victim gained thereby.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at October 07, 2011 12:40 PM (0yt4x)

100 Like they said (sort of jokingly) in law school:

If the facts are against you, pound the law.
If the law is against you, pound the facts.
If the facts and the law are against you, pound the table.

Posted by: shillelagh at October 07, 2011 12:41 PM (hRzu2)

101 Maybe he "had a chance to meet" him, but passed it up. That would be technically true.

Posted by: mikeyboss at October 07, 2011 12:42 PM (MX5qJ)

102 restore the public sector
Anyone else want to throw a chair through a window?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 07, 2011 12:44 PM (B+qrE)

103 Seriously, everything the Left does these days is straight out of a Terry Pratchett Discworld novel...
From Small Gods, as Sub-Deacon Vorbis describes to Novice Brutha the differences between "trivial truth" and "real truth":
“There are some things which appear to be the truth, which have all the hallmarks of truth, but which are not the real truth. The real truth must sometimes be protected by a labyrinth of lies.
[…]
"I mean, that which appears to our senses is not the fundamental truth. Things that are seen and heard and done by the flesh are mere shadows of a deeper reality.”
[…]
"So did the Ephebians kill Brother Murduck?" Brutha persisted. Now he was inching out over the darkness.
"I am telling you that in the deepest sense of the truth they did. By their failure to embrace his words, by their intransigence, they surely killed him."
"But in the trivial sense of the truth," said Brutha, picking every word with the care an inquisitor might give to his patient in the depths of the Citadel, "in the trivial sense, Brother Murduck died, did he not, in Omnia, because he had not died in Ephebe, had been merely mocked, but it was feared that others in the Church might not understand the, the deeper truth, and thus it was put about that the Ephebians had killed him in, in the trivial sense, thus giving you, and those who saw the truth of the evil of Ephebe, due cause to launch a-a just retaliation."
[…]
Brutha looked into the pit.
If Vorbis was right, and there was a kind of light that made darkness visible, then down there was its opposite, the darkness where no light could ever reach: darkness that blackened light.
[…]
He heard himself say, "And with people like the Ephebians, there is no truce. No treaty can be held binding, if it is between people like the Ephebians and those who follow a deeper truth.”

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at October 07, 2011 12:44 PM (4df7R)

104 99, Excellent!! signed copy of Pinheads and Patriots on the way.

Posted by: Bill O'fuknreally at October 07, 2011 12:45 PM (ZDUD4)

105 This is kind of like Taqiyya as used by Islamists... Lying for the "higher truth" or cause is a fine and blessed act. Anything to win.

Posted by: Pyrocles at October 07, 2011 12:45 PM (cv5Iw)

106 Reminds me of Monica Lewinsky's father saying that it was OK with him
that Clinton was spooging his daughter because the Lewinsky family
supported his policies.The left is willing to be raped if the act is committed by a politician on their side.

Or when the left had no trouble when Gore was trying to steal the election in 2000 finding people who would go on TV and explain that they are too stupid to follow an arrow to a hole on a butterfly ballot.

Posted by: WalrusRex at October 07, 2011 12:46 PM (Hx5uv)

107
Robert Baroz, a Wellesley resident who has taught mainly English in rural, urban, public, private and charter schools over 23 years, recently was tapped by U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan as one of 16 Teacher Ambassador Fellows for this school year.

How much of a commitment is this?

My work involves about 10-15 hours per month along with about 10 -15 days of travel in the role of fulfilling my responsibilities.

What will your main responsibilities be as an ambassador?

I have several responsibilities. One involves helping to inform the Education Department about how schools and teachers are impacted by current educational policy. To do this, I participate in several types of outreach activities, either with or on behalf of the Education Department. For instance, last week I was invited to the White House to participate in President Obama’s live televised announcement of the American Jobs Bill, ... Afterwards, I attended a roundtable discussion on the proposed bill with leaders from the Education Department that included Secretary Arnie Duncan

theswellesleyreport


You know, maybe the reason this guy isn't a teacher at the moment is because he's too busy hobnobbing with the top hobs to spend time in a classroom on a 5 days a week schedule.

Nah, just kidding. It's because Republicans are racists.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 07, 2011 12:47 PM (/qkBU)

108 Regular guy @38 or thereabouts - Obama cannot be excused. He should have had an idea about whether he'd met the guy in question. He's not just a bad manager, he is a liar and thus attracts and is at home with other liars. He lies with boldness and impunity about EVERYTHING.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at October 07, 2011 12:48 PM (21lBC)

109 You right wing meanies don't seem to understand! Sometime, somewhere, some teacher with an MA got laid off therefore what Obama says is true!

Posted by: Jay at October 07, 2011 12:49 PM (3LaGb)

110 I am pursuing a higher order

Posted by: Entropy at October 07, 2011 12:56 PM (Iy7d6)

111 So the guy has been teaching for twenty years after completing his education?

Young? He has to be in his mid-40s at a minimum. He's middle-aged. Being 47 and not liking it, it would be great if I were still young but I'm not.

Three pink slips in four years? And he is supposedly a great teacher? That suggests to me something is wrong other than funding. Either this guy is a serious problem wherever he goes or there needs to be some management canned in Boston. But I greatly doubt it's just a matter of funding.

A literary facilitator? Bizarre. It sounds like the euphemism for an organized crime thug in Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series.

Posted by: epobirs at October 07, 2011 01:00 PM (kcfmt)

112 Parse, people....Dammit!Antichrist said"I had a chance".Tt doesn't mean he took that chance. Antichrist's big mistake was naming names. Take it from me.

Posted by: The Unknown Heckler at October 07, 2011 01:01 PM (QjSgY)

113 As the President said in Peter Benchley's Q Clearance: It's true, that's what's important. Facts don't matter, 's long as they support the truth.

Posted by: JPS at October 07, 2011 01:03 PM (snKFB)

114 No wait......there's a racist rock over there!
That's the only important story right now!
/s

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at October 07, 2011 01:03 PM (+ZZww)

115 101 Mikeyboss: I saw that.

Just a little rhetorical device that turns the statement from a bald-faced lie into Clintonian "it depends on what the meaning of 'is' is" territory.

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at October 07, 2011 01:05 PM (91XRk)

116 71
Alinsky: "The organizer,” Alinsky wrote, “is in a true sense reaching for the
highest level for which man can reach -- to create, to be a ‘great
creator,’ to play God."

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 07, 2011 12:25 PM

Heh, you should have seen his face when I told him he gets to play toilet scrubber for Ol' Scratch

Posted by: God at October 07, 2011 01:07 PM (Y+DPZ)

117 I should not be held accountable for killing all those people because:

It was all in aid of a higher truth, he said.

Posted by: Ted Bundy at October 07, 2011 01:07 PM (SPVfc)

118 Hey, I want to "restore the public sector" too... to 2006 levels. Or less.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Mobile at October 07, 2011 01:07 PM (Yc5xi)

119 “I had a chance to meet a young man named Robert Baroz,” the president said at a midday news conference.

He had a chance to meet Baroz. He didn't say he actually met the guy. He was out on the course that afternoon so he had to pass on the meeting with Baroz.

Sheesh.

Posted by: al-Cicero, Tea Party Jihadist at October 07, 2011 01:09 PM (QKKT0)

120 BTW, does the SCoaMF even know that there are such things as private sector jobs? All the POS ever talks about is putting public employees back to work.

Posted by: al-Cicero, Tea Party Jihadist at October 07, 2011 01:12 PM (QKKT0)

121 King Putt "had a chance" top meet with me yesterday too. He didn't.

Posted by: al-Cicero, Tea Party Jihadist at October 07, 2011 01:13 PM (QKKT0)

122 Why wouldn’t we want to pass a bill that puts somebody like Robert back in the classroom teaching our kids?

Why don't we just send all school districts a blank check?

Or, maybe the people of Boston could decide to raise their own taxes to keep Robert teaching their own kids?

Or, maybe they could see if Boston, like most urban school districts, is top-heavy in largely pointless educational administrators and bureaucrats, and lay-off a few of them instead of teachers?


Posted by: Mullaney at October 07, 2011 01:14 PM (sV0Yw)

123 Each day, 40 million Americans shake a Magic 8-Ball to decide whether they should take medicine or eat cat food for breakfast.

Posted by: FireHorse doesn't make stuff up at October 07, 2011 01:17 PM (gyHyY)

124 “People who want to fuss over the word choice are missing the point. It’s about our investing in education and in communities,” Baroz said
Man. The truthreally does hurt. Its likesun light to Nosferatufor these Liberals.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 07, 2011 01:18 PM (8ieXv)

125 Liberals are reality-based. Unless reality doesn't play along, in which case they're "higher-truth" based. Which means whatever the hell they want it to mean.

Republicans, on the other hand, reject reality and higher truth because they're evil and stingy and racist and hate the earth and everyone on it.

Posted by: Socratease at October 07, 2011 01:18 PM (vaIln)

126 "Fake, but accurate".

When did Dan Rather become an Obama speechwriter?

Posted by: MTF at October 07, 2011 01:21 PM (mue85)

127 Hey, why not make up a story if it helps your cause. All that crap about Obama being super-smart, well tempered,etc etc that the MSM put out about him was completely fabricated.

Posted by: hughie at October 07, 2011 01:27 PM (+56Bh)

128
Hey, why not make up a story if it helps your cause.

Posted by: hughie at October 07, 2011 01:27 PM (+56Bh)


Yeah, that's the ticket, and I've lied a lot to cover the murder of my daughter.

Posted by: Casey Anthony at October 07, 2011 01:32 PM (Lt/Za)

129 Obama lied, jobs died.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 07, 2011 01:35 PM (gA69l)

130 That guy should sue for slander. The false characterization of him as having been terminated from employment makes, I would hazard, a pretty good case of defamation. And we know that sitting presidents aren't immune from civil suit.

Oh, that would be wonderful. It's now become my Christmas wish.

Posted by: Darth Lawyer at October 07, 2011 01:44 PM (mAm+G)

131 I know I told you I did not have sex with that woman, but
It was all in aid of a higher truth, he said.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 07, 2011 01:51 PM (SPVfc)

132 Well to be fair he only said, "I had a chance to meet ...", he never actually said he met him. Here endeth the Clinton defence.

Posted by: Flashman at October 07, 2011 02:04 PM (7C+pu)

133 Palin's family keeps a secret better than the headline needy SCOAMF's loose lip CIA.

Posted by: didn't take long at October 07, 2011 02:14 PM (lpWVn)

134 The best part of this ? The guy in question is.not.even.a.teacher.

No, what this guy represents is basically EXACTLY what is wrong with education today. I don't even want to think about how much they pay him to sit in a room and "analyze" MCAS score data to find ways to improve education.

There is, frankly, nothing in education further removed from "teaching" than bullshit data analysis driven theories about improving education through standardized testing.

The fact that previous stimulus action has saved this stooge's job is the very reason there should not be another one.

Posted by: deadrody at October 07, 2011 02:21 PM (eOvu0)

135 Oh, and the fact that this guy isn't even a teacher is pretty important in the context of Obama claiming we have to have Son of Stimulus to save the jobs of, like, teachers and fire fighters.

If this is your best example - no, we don't need any such thing.

Posted by: deadrody at October 07, 2011 02:24 PM (eOvu0)

136 If you're in pursuit of a higher truth, whatever the hell that
means, you've got artistic license to make up sob stories dispense bullshit, so long as it
fits your goal of bamboozling the public.

In the interest of clarity, of course.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at October 07, 2011 02:29 PM (Sih+c)

137 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at October 07, 2011 04:11 PM (fyOgS)

138 Frickin right wing morons, terrorists and Tea Party Racists, truth is whateves comes out of our Messiah, The Wons,' mouf, or his telepromty! so STFU !

Posted by: The Presstitutes at October 07, 2011 04:14 PM (vXqv3)

139 Distractive OCCUPY stories foolishly monopolize the news.

Meanwhile, the SCOAMF reliance on electronic warfare has its built in trigger for domino implosion.

And of course, the Air Force "no comment" explains "nor have there been any confirmed incidents".

Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

By Noah Shachtman

The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying their missions overseas. Nor have there been any confirmed incidents of classified information being lost or sent to an outside source. But the virus has resisted multiple efforts to remove it from Creech’s computers, network security specialists say. And the infection underscores the ongoing security risks in what has become the U.S. military’s most important weapons system.



Posted by: didn't take long at October 07, 2011 04:39 PM (lpWVn)

140 The Presstitutes at October 07, 2011 04:14 PM (vXqv3)

White House STFU orders = "be reasonable" and drop dead

Posted by: didn't take long at October 07, 2011 04:41 PM (lpWVn)

141 Here is a question for the President:

Under the Bush administration the ATF policy was to arrest straw purchasers of guns before those guns left the country. Under the Obama administration the ATF policy was to allow straw purchasers of guns to walk the guns to the Mexican Drug Cartels. Who changed the ATF policy under your administration?





Posted by: An Observation at October 07, 2011 04:48 PM (ylhEn)

142 "Taking liberties with the truth". And this is why schools are nothing but indoctrination centers

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 07, 2011 05:34 PM (/omgC)

143 the higher truth
Is that like the ends justify the means?

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