You have to love it when a politician gets caught in a lie because before they’re busted you know they’re doing it but proving it is difficult. Once you get proof, then the fun begins. Their supporters do all sorts of contortions to justify or explain why it’s not a lie and the candidate tries to avoid the press so they’re aren’t asked about it. Since this is Barack Obama and the press is so deeply in his camp, don’t expect many news outlets to pick up on this, but be aware of it anyway. It goes to character.
Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obama’s answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he “never saw or approved” the questionnaire.
They asserted the responses were filled out by a campaign aide who “unintentionally mischaracterize(d) his position.”
But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago non-profit group that issued it. And it found that Obama – the day after sitting for the interview – filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama’s own handwritten notes adding to one answer.
Basically, Obama’s campaign has denied he’s an extreme leftist, portraying him as a “uniter” and centrist. Since there is no record upon which to base this claim and all the evidence points to the opposite being true, the media has ignored it. Slowly, even they will have to come to terms with the fact that they are going to have to look at their savior with some sort of skeptical eye if they are to maintain any of their limited credibility. Seems like Politico might start doing that. If there’s one thing that can turn a media out let against you it’s lying to them.