President Obama said that he is done running for higher office, and that means he can tell us the truth now. From a speech he gave in Austin, Texas late last week:
“I’m just telling the truth now. I don’t have to run for office again, so I can just, you know, let her rip.”
Yes, he really said that – effectively meaning he wasn’t being totally straightforward before he got elected (see: Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” about keeping your health plan).
Just for kicks, he threw in a line about being “really not that partisan of a guy.” This is from the president who vowed to get “revenge” upon being re-elected, told supporters to get in people’s faces, and messaged to Latinos to punish their Republican “enemies.”
While he was on a roll, he claimed that his favorite president was a Republican – Abraham Lincoln. Not sure if “Honest Abe” would have approved his message about finally “telling the truth,” but he name-dropped him nonetheless.
Shooting pool, drinking beer, playing golf, cutting lines at famous barbecue joints – all on a fundraising trip that saw him take heat for not visiting the border. Then he blames Republicans for not working with him, while admitting he’s been less than honest and tops it off by claiming he’s not that partisan a guy. Here is your “leader,” America.