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stsai465
06-22-2012, 07:38
File this one under "well duh...". And the "pundit class" are just now figuring this out?


In fact, none of it is true, according to Washington Post editor and biographer David Maraniss, who traveled to Kenya to investigate the tale. His grandfather was not detained or beaten by his "white rulers," as Obama, writing as a 34-year-old lawyer, claimed.

This is only the latest example of a growing body of fabrications, embellishments and outright lies told by this president, who has a real and possibly pathological problem with the truth.

Stacked up, his whoppers would make even Bill Clinton blush. Here's a sampling:

Rest here:
http://news.investors.com/article/615581/201206201901/obama-tells-stories-to-support-radical-agenda.htm?p=full

Skyhook
06-22-2012, 08:02
http://nation.foxnews.com/agent-brian-terry/2012/06/21/watch-parents-murdered-border-patrol-agent-brian-terry-demand-answers


Notice PC terms like 'misspoke', were not used.

FL Airedale
06-22-2012, 08:20
I looked up the definition of pathological liar and came to the conclusion that President Obama IS one.

http://www.ehow.com/about_5117545_definition-pathological-liar.html

aircarver
06-22-2012, 08:24
Short answer: Yes.

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nursetim
06-22-2012, 08:35
He is a polititian, of course he is a lair. So has every President before him been. Every person we vote into federal office is almost expected to lie to one degree or another. Not the "no honey that moo moo is sliming" self preservation lie, but the "I did not have sexual relations with that girl" lie, yes also self preserving as well, but on a grander scale and under oath.

So expecting a politian to be truthful is like expecting them not to breath or pass gas.

alwaysshootin
06-22-2012, 09:00
I looked up the definition of pathological liar and came to the conclusion that President Obama IS one.

http://www.ehow.com/about_5117545_definition-pathological-liar.html

I didn't need to look up, the definition, to know the answer!

Cavalry Doc
06-22-2012, 09:04
I'd say no. Pathological liars can't help it. His lies are calculated to achieve specifically desired goals.

onalandline
06-22-2012, 09:06
File this one under "well duh...". And the "pundit class" are just now figuring this out?


Rest here:
http://news.investors.com/article/615581/201206201901/obama-tells-stories-to-support-radical-agenda.htm?p=full

Yes, and he believes his lies.

dsa1115
06-22-2012, 09:08
That depends on what your definition of is is.

MLM
06-22-2012, 09:09
I'm gonna go with Doc on this one.

Jerry
06-22-2012, 09:26
Narcissism and lying go together like truth and honor. An honorable man feels compelled to tell the truth even if it puts "him" in bad light. The Narcissist IS COMPELLED to lie to make himself look good because the truth WOULD show him for the shame he is. The Obamanation IS A NARCISSIST..... so he just lies to make himself look good.

alwaysshootin
06-22-2012, 09:30
I'm gonna go with Doc on this one.

After rethinking it, you and he are right! It is purely strategy, and, like his other thought out plans, will eventually backfire!

Cavalry Doc
06-22-2012, 09:42
After rethinking it, you and he are right! It is purely strategy, and, like his other thought out plans, will eventually backfire!

Yup, believing he can't help it leads to underestimation of the opponent.

stsai465
06-22-2012, 09:44
If you click the definition FL Airedale references, a "compulsive liar" lies because he can't help himself or out of habit. A "pathological liar" lies to manipulate and get his way.

alwaysshootin
06-22-2012, 10:07
If you click the definition FL Airedale references, a "compulsive liar" lies because he can't help himself or out of habit. A "pathological liar" lies to manipulate and get his way.

And again, you are right! One must admit, when he said he was going to fundamentally change America, he was telling the truth. So, he's not always, a liar!

Cavalry Doc
06-22-2012, 10:23
If you click the definition FL Airedale references, a "compulsive liar" lies because he can't help himself or out of habit. A "pathological liar" lies to manipulate and get his way.

pathological liar
noun
1.*a person who tells lies frequently, with no rational motive for doing so.

He has a motivation that is rational to him.

Fred Hansen
06-22-2012, 10:36
Janeane Godawfulho says that you are all racists! :tongueout:

jeanderson
06-22-2012, 10:39
Yes!!!

aircarver
06-22-2012, 10:42
So ...... He's both ! ......:shocked:

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series1811
06-22-2012, 10:49
Actually, the pathological lying is merely an annoying side symptom of his more serious underlying psychological problem: Narcissistic personality disorder.

Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which people have an inflated sense of self-importance and an extreme preoccupation with themselves.


Symptoms

A person with narcissistic personality disorder may:

•React to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation

•Take advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals

•Have excessive feelings of self-importance

•Exaggerate achievements and talents

•Be preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love

•Have unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment

•Need constant attention and admiration

•Disregard the feelings of others, and have little ability to feel empathy

•Have obsessive self-interest

•Pursue mainly selfish goals

Sound familiar to anyone?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001930/

Skyhook
06-22-2012, 11:04
I think the 'P' word fits:

prevaricator
[pri-var-i-key-ter]  
pre·var·i·ca·tor
   [pri-var-i-key-ter] Show IPA
noun
1.
a person who speaks falsely; liar.
2.
a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator.