The Biggest Lie of Obama’s Convention Speech

There are an army of conservative fact-checkers going over every single half-white lie of Obama’s speech from last night, but I’d like to focus on the most egregious because it was so obvious.

“I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick and easy.”

Except, he did say in February 2009 that merely a year later people would see progress. Then he said those famous words, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

“You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is it will take more than a few years to solve challenges that have built up over decades.”

It is notable that when Obama insists on a particular point in his speech, it’s usually when he’s attempting to bend the truth the most. In this case, he broke it’s back.

In 2009 he specifically told the American people he would solve the crisis within 3 years. He was certain his stimulus would fix everything. He was so certain of this he made it clear (somehow we let him be clear by accident) that he did not deserve a second term if we didn’t see results.

The unemployment rate in February of 2009 was 8.3%. Last month it was 8.3%. Obama’s policies have not worked, and ignoring reality, and telling voters what they want to hear instead of telling them the truth won’t work if we give Obama another four years.