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Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Born somewhere on the planet Earth, Barack Obama assumed the identity of Barry Soetoro while growing up.

A member of the esteemed Choom Gang, Obama went on to spend the 1980s in various colleges, culminating in being editor of the Harvard Law Review, without ever contributing to it.

After working a few alleged jobs, Obama ended up in elected office and has never looked back.
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Barack Obama Quotes
In a speech at the White House, President Obama claimed to be an expert on Constitution law, yet did not know it was written on parchment, not paper.
“I believe in the Second Amendment. It’s there written on the paper. It guarantees a right to bear arms. No matter how many times people try to twist my words around, I taught constitutional law and I know a little bit about this.”
Barack Obama, January 5, 2016

In an interview with Oliver Knox of Yahoo News, President Obama claimed communist Cuban dictator Raul Castro was not an ideologue.
“I do see in him a big streak of pragmatism. In that sense, I don’t think he is an ideologue.”
Barack Obama, December 10, 2015

Shortly after the Colorado Springs shooting, President Obama ironically said mass shootings don't happen in other countries - literally while standing in Paris, just days after the mass shooting there.
“I say this every time we've got one of these mass shootings, this just doesn't happen in other countries.”
Barack Obama, December 1, 2015

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos (conducted the day before) that aired just hours before the Paris attacks, President Obama claimed ISIS was contained.
“I don't think they're gaining strength. What is true is that from the start our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq. And in Syria it, they'll come in, they'll leave. But you don't see this systematic march by ISIL across the terrain.”
Barack Obama, November 12, 2015 Audio and/or video clip available

Appearing on the Daily Show, President Barack Obama spouted a bunch of lies about the Veterans Administration, government, and the economy.
“I can say this unequivocally. The VA is better now than when I came into office. It is better now than when I came into office. Government works better than when I came into office. The economy by every metric is better than when I came into office.”
Barack Obama, July 21, 2015 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at an Obamacare event, President Obama though Davy Crockett had a beaver cap instead of a coonskin cap.
“Is your name really Davy Crockett? That's a cool name! But you don't have that beaver cap?”
Barack Obama, July 1, 2015

Appearing on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, President Obama further fanned flames on race issues following the Charleston church shooting.
“The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA, that's, that's passed on. We're not cured of it. Racism, we are not cured of. And, and, and it's not just a matter of, uh, it not being polite to say nigger in public, that's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not.”
Barack Obama, June 19, 2015

Speaking at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Barack Obama suggested Americans act like serial drunk Ted Kennedy.
“What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we worked to follow his example a little bit harder?”
Barack Obama, March 30, 2015 Audio and/or video clip available

Never missing an opportunity to divide along racial lines, President Obama claimed to be united with the slaves who built the White House while at the 50th anniversary of the Selma events.
“We’re the slaves who built the White House and the economy of the South.”
Barack Obama, March 7, 2015 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at Benedict College, President Obama invented some new strawmen to further his anti-gun agenda.
“As long as you can go on into some neighborhoods, and it’s easier for you to buy a firearm than it is for you to buy a book, there are neighborhoods where it’s easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable. As long as that’s the case, we’re going to continue to see unnecessary violence.”
Barack Obama, March 6, 2015

Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama didn't hesitate to trash Christians.
“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”
Barack Obama, February 5, 2015

Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama didn't hesitate to trash Christians and bring out race as an issue.
“In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
Barack Obama, February 5, 2015

In an Super Bowl related interview with Savannah Guthrie, Barack Obama seemed to think President Washington lived in the White House before it was even built.
“We make beer. First president since George Washington to make some booze in the White House.”
Barack Obama, February 1, 2015

In the midst of the North Korean Interview movie debacle, President Obama referred to star James Franco as James Flacco.
“I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco. I love Seth and I love James.”
Barack Obama, December 19, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

In an interview that NPR tried to bury, President Obama referred to the city of Tehran as a country.
“Tehran is a large, sophisticated country.”
Barack Obama, December 18, 2014

In a People magazine interview, Barack Obama claimed he was a victim of racism because someone allegedly mistook him for a valet.
“There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys.”
Barack Obama, December 10, 2014

In a People magazine interview, Barack Obama tried to escalate an already hot racial situation.
“It's one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala. It's another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed, or worse, if he happens to be walking down the street and is dressed the way teenagers dress.”
Barack Obama, December 10, 2014

Speaking in Chicago, President Obama said Americans had no right to complain about immigration law unless they were Native Americans.
“There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.”
Barack Obama, November 24, 2014

Speaking at Northwestern University in Illinois, President Obama misread his teleprompter and called Ebola 'Eboli.'
“It's America, our doctors, our scientists, our know how that leads the fight to contain and combat the Eboli epidemic in West Africa.”
Barack Obama, October 2, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

In classic 'Buck Stops Here' form on 60 Minutes, President Obama blamed the underestimating of ISIS/ISIL on the intelligence community, not himself.
“Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria”
Barack Obama, September 28, 2014

Speaking at Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation ceremony, President Obama did not know how to say OBG/YN
“Like me, Eric married up. He and his wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, a nationally-renowned ohbeeguynee, have been great friends to Michelle and me for years.”
Barack Obama, September 25, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting, President Obama joked about all of the traffic problems his motorcade causes whilst he's in route to fundraisers.
“It's actually pretty smooth for me during the week. I don't know, I don't know what the problem is, everybody hypes the traffic, but I haven't noticed.”
Barack Obama, September 23, 2014

In his television address to the country, President Obama claimed the Islamic State (AKA ISIS AKA ISIL) was neither Islamic nor a state.
“Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates.”
Barack Obama, September 10, 2014

Appearing on Meet the Press just two weeks before the first confirmed net new case of Ebola arrived in the United States from Africa, President Obama claimed it wasn't anything Americans should be worried about.
“Americans shouldn't be concerned about the prospects of contagion here in the United States, short term, because this is not an airborne disease.”
Barack Obama, September 7, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at a press conference, President Obama admitted he had no strategy for dealing with the exploding ISIS situation in the Middle East.
“But I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet.”
Barack Obama, August 28, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

Upon Senator Bob Corker suggesting the Middle East situation would have been better had he armed Syrian rebels earlier (as suggested by Hillary Clinton), President Obama resorted to colorful language.
“Horseshit.”
Barack Obama, July 31, 2014

In an interview with the Economist, the ever-complaining President Obama claimed CEOs have no right to complain about legislation and regulation.
“If you look at what’s happened over the last four or five years, the folks who don't have a right to complain are the folks at the top.”
Barack Obama, July 29, 2014

In an interview with the Economist, President Obama claimed the facts state the US economy is better since he was elected, and there's no economic metric that suggests otherwise.
“They always complain about regulation. That’s their job. Let’s look at the track record. Let’s look at the facts. Since I have come into office, there’s almost no economic metric by which you couldn’t say that the US economy is better and that corporate bottom lines are better. None”
Barack Obama, July 29, 2014

In a statement about Eid-al-Fitr, President Obama claimed Muslims were the very fabric of the United States.
“In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”
Barack Obama, July 27, 2014

In another act of propoganda amidst unprecendented executive orders, President Obama claimed he could do what he wanted.
“I don't have to run for office again, so I can just, you know, let her rip.”
Barack Obama, July 10, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking in Georgetown, President Obama pushed tax increases for a highway bill, claiming it wasn't socialism and that he wasn't breaking laws as an imperial president.
“It’s not crazy, it’s not socialism. You know, it’s not, you know, the imperial presidency, or, no laws are broken.”
Barack Obama, July 1, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking in Washington, President Obama challenged Congress to sue him for taking unconstitutional measures as President, claiming would continue to do so as long as Congress didn't take the actions he wanted.
“So sue me. Uh, I, uh, as long as they're doing nothing, I'm not gonna apologize for trying to do something.”
Barack Obama, July 1, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at a LGBT Pride Month event at the White House, President Obama started talking about the White House pastry chef, and why his pies are so good.
“His pies, I don't know what he does, whether he puts crack in them.”
Barack Obama, June 30, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

In his weekly radio address, President Obama continued his move toward light dictatorship, saying that if Republicans didn't pass the bills he wanted, he'd take action on his own.
“And as long as they insist on doing it, I’ll keep taking actions on my own.”
Barack Obama, June 28, 2014

In an ABC News interview, President Obama refused to apologize for far reaching, unconstitutional executive orders because he claimed Congress wasn't doing anything.
“I'm not going to apologize for trying to do something while they're doing nothing.”
Barack Obama, June 27, 2014

In yet another ridiculous statement, President Obama claimed the Veterans Affairs system was better performing than private sector hospitals. Countless veterans killed by the VA could not be reached for comment.
“In the VA health care system, once people get in, the quality of care, the satisfaction rates for customers are actually better then in private sector health care.”
Barack Obama, June 26, 2014

In yet another ridiculous statement, President Obama claimed the countless examples of government officials getting caught in corruption that can be traced back to him were simply boneheaded things.
“Are there some federal workers who do boneheaded things? Absolutely.”
Barack Obama, June 26, 2014

Speaking at University of California, Irvine's commencement, President Obama admitted that he's not a scientists, but believes in global warming because the majority of vocal scientists claim to.
“I’m not a scientist either, but we’ve got some good ones at NASA. I do know the overwhelming majority of scientists who work on climate change, including some who once disputed the data, have put the debate to rest.”
Barack Obama, June 14, 2014

Delivering a commencement speech at Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts, President Obama seemed to glorify excessive partying.
“I have to say, I do not remember my high school graduation speaker. I have no idea who it was. I’m sure I was thinking about the party after graduation. I don’t remember the party either. I’m just telling the truth.”
Barack Obama, June 11, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking to reporters in Brussels, President Obama lied about releasing five Guantanamo terrorists in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, claiming Bergdahl was a prisoner of war.
“We have a basic principle, we do not leave anybody wearing the American uniform behind. We had a prisoner of war whose health had deteriorated, and we were deeply concerned about and we saw an opportunity and we seized it. And I make no apologies for that.”
Barack Obama, June 5, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

In response to questions about an unprecedented release of terrorist prisoners in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, President Obama acknowledged the prisoners could well return to attacking American interests.
“In terms of potential threats, the release of the uh, the Taliban who were being held in Guantanamo uh was conditioned on the Qataris keeping eyes on them and creating structure in which we can monitor their activities. We will be keeping eyes on them. Uh, is there the possibility of uh some of them trying to return to uh activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely. That's been true of all the prisoners that were released from Guantanamo. There is a certain recidivism rate that takes place.”
Barack Obama, June 3, 2014

Speaking at a fundraiser in Chicago, President Obama complained about the Constitutional structure of Congress, saying it was getting in the way of his agenda.
“Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage.”
Barack Obama, May 22, 2014

Speaking at a fundraiser in Chicago, President Obama complained about the Constitutional structure of Congress, saying it was getting in the way of his agenda.
“So there are some structural reasons why, despite the fact that Republican ideas are largely rejected by the public, it’s still hard for us to break through.”
Barack Obama, May 22, 2014

Speaking at corrupt politician Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention, President Obama claimed voter ID requirements were bogus because people don't have passports nor know where their birth certificates are.
“Just to be clear, I know where my birth certificate is, but a lot of people don’t.”
Barack Obama, April 11, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

President Obama claimed Obamacare was here to stay and that there was to be no debate over repealing it.
“The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”
Barack Obama, April 1, 2014

Appearing on a Spanish sports radio show, President Obama said immigration services would not be given ObamaCare sign up information.
“You know, if you have a family where some people are citizens or legally here, and others are not documented, the immigration people will never get that information.”
Barack Obama, March 18, 2014

In an interview with Lisa Zamosky of Web MD, President Obama contradicted himself by saying people would not be able to keep their doctors under ObamaCare.
“And they might end up having to switch doctors, in part because they're saving money.”
Barack Obama, March 12, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

During a shopping trip at The Gap, President Obama seemed shocked that he could sign for his credit card purchase on a screen.
“Oh wow, so you can sign the machine?”
Barack Obama, March 11, 2014

During a shopping trip at The Gap, President Obama suggested his family would be impressed with his shopping purchases.
“I think the ladies will be impressed with my style sense.”
Barack Obama, March 11, 2014

During a speech at the White House’s Women of Soul concert series, President Obama could not spell the world from the famous Aretha Franklin song, 'Respect'
“When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her, she had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans, and women, and then everyone who felt marginalized because of what they looked like or who they loved. They wanted some respect.”
Barack Obama, March 6, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at a health care town hall, President Obama suggested people cancel their cable and cellphones in order to pay for ObamaCare.
“I guess what I would say is, if you looked at that person's budget, and you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, uh, their cell phone bill, uh other things that they're spending on, it may turn out that it's just they haven't prioritized health care because right now everybody is healthy.”
Barack Obama, March 6, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking to Organizing for Action, President Obama claimed they were doing God's work in supporting his causes.
“The work you are doing is God's work.”
Barack Obama, February 25, 2014

In an interview with Charles Barkley, President Obama said he liked the term Obamacare.
“I, I like it. I, I don't mind. And I tell you, five years from now, when everybody's saying, 'Man, I'm sure glad we got healthcare,' there are gonna be a whole bunch of people who don't call it Obamacare anymore because they don't want me to get the credit.”
Barack Obama, February 16, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

In an interview with Charles Barkley, President Obama said signing up for Obamacare is part of growing up.
“We'd like to encourage more young people to sign up, partly because the since they're healthier, their premiums uh uh are actually generally uh gonna be fairly cheap. They can find good options for less than their cable bill, less than their cell phone bill. And it's just part of growing up.”
Barack Obama, February 16, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

On a day in which he changed law without Congress, President Obama joked with reporters that he could do whatever he wanted.
“That's the good thing as a President, I can, I can do whatever I want.”
Barack Obama, February 10, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

In a Super Bowl Sunday interview on Fox News, President Obama answered Bill O'Reilly's question about the IRS targeting Tea Party organizations by saying the IRS made 'bone-headed decisions,' but there wasn't any corruption.
“Not even mass corruption. Not even a smidgeon of corruption.”
Barack Obama, February 2, 2014

In a Super Bowl Sunday interview on Fox News, President Obama answered Bill O'Reilly's question about the IRS targeting Tea Party organizations by saying the IRS made 'bone-headed decisions,' but there wasn't any corruption.
“There was some bone-headed decisions.”
Barack Obama, February 2, 2014

Speaking from his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, President Obama said he'd be signing Executive Orders instead of waiting for Congress to pass bills.
“But one of the things I’ll be emphasizing uh in this meeting is the fact that uh we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure uh that we’re providing Americans uh the kind of help that they need. ”
Barack Obama, January 14, 2014

Speaking from his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, President Obama said he'd be signing Executive Orders instead of waiting for Congress to pass bills.
“Uh I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone, uh and I can use that pen to sign executive orders uh and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward uh in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that uh our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need uh to grow and advance, uh to make sure that uh people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that uh our businesses are creating.”
Barack Obama, January 14, 2014

Speaking at the White House, President Obama claimed that paying more money to those not working creates jobs.
“Independent economists have shown that extending emergency unemployment insurance actually helps the economy, actually creates new jobs.”
Barack Obama, January 7, 2014

President Obama attacked Republicans for going on vacation - while he himself was on vacation.
“Just a few days after Christmas, more than 1 million of our fellow Americans lost a vital economic lifeline - the temporary insurance that helps folks make ends meet while they look for a job. Republicans in Congress went home for the holidays and let that lifeline expire.”
Barack Obama, January 4, 2014

According to Clinton insider Craig Smith, President Obama had less than flattering things to say about Vice President Biden.
“I have to have lunch with this guy once a week for the next three years.”
Barack Obama, 2014

At a meeting with tech industry CEOs, President Obama said he wished he was as efficient as Netflix show House of Cards' lead character, a murder Congressman portrayed by Kevin Spacey.
“I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient. It’s true. It’s like Kevin Spacey, man this guy’s getting a lot of stuff done.”
Barack Obama, December 17, 2013

After getting a tour of DreamWorks Animation, President Obama admitted to racially profiling people in his audience.
“As I was getting a tour of DreamWorks, I didn't ask, but just looking at faces, I could tell there were some folks who are here not because they were born here, but because they want to be here and they bring extraordinary talents to the United States. And that's part of what makes America special. ”
Barack Obama, November 26, 2013

Interacting with a planted heckler in San Francisco, President Obama admitted that he'd gladly bypass Congress in dealing with illegal immigrants.
“If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing them through Congress, I would do so.”
Barack Obama, November 25, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

While fundraising in Seattle, President Obama claimed to not be an ideological person.
“I'm not a particularly ideological person.”
Barack Obama, November 24, 2013

In an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama said he would not let his son (who would look like Treyvon Martin) play football.
“I would not let my son play pro football.”
Barack Obama, November 24, 2013

In an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama (a smoker) compared playing football to smoking.
“At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor. These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?”
Barack Obama, November 24, 2013

In an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama tried to blame sinking polls on race.
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President.”
Barack Obama, November 24, 2013

In an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama said he didn't think marijuana was as dangerous as alcohol.
“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
Barack Obama, November 24, 2013

In an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama quickly went from the discussion of drugs back to the old crutch of racial division.
“Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do, and African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties.”
Barack Obama, November 24, 2013

In an interview published by the New Yorker in January 2014, President Obama compared ISIL/ISIS to being a JV (junior varsity) team. Months later, the situation would grow out of control under his lack of leadership.
“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant”
Barack Obama, November 23, 2013

In an Organizing For Action conference call, President Obama falsely claimed 100 million Americans had signed up for Obamacare in its first month
“In the first month alone, we've seen more than 100 million Americans already successfully enroll in the new insurance plans.”
Barack Obama, November 18, 2013

Speaking at a press conference about the Obamacare failure, President Obama passed the buck and claimed he didn't know the web site would have problems.
“On the website, I was not informed directly that the website would not be working as — the way it was supposed to. Had I been informed, I wouldn’t be going out saying, boy, this is going to be great. Um, you know, uh I’m accused of a lot of things, but uh I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, this is going to be like uh shopping on Amazon or Travelocity, uh a week before the website opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work.”
Barack Obama, November 14, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

In yet another pivot, President Obama attempted to apologize for millions of Americans losing their health insurance due to his Obamacare disaster.
“I am sorry, that they uh you know are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.”
Barack Obama, November 7, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

After being caught in a lie about Americans being able to keep their health insurance, President Obama attempted to pivot at an Organizing for Action rally.
“What we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.”
Barack Obama, November 4, 2013

On the heels of allowing the government to shut down and refusing to so much as negotiate, President Obama accused the Republicans of an all or nothing approach.
“You’ve seen an extreme faction of the Republican Party that has shown again and again and again that they’re willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don’t get 100 percent of what they want.”
Barack Obama, November 3, 2013

In trying to defend his Obamacare disaster, President Obama called insurers bad apples.
“Remember, before the Affordable Care Act, these bad apple insurers had free rein every single year to limit the care that you received or used minor pre-existing conditions to jack up your premiums or bill you into bankruptcy.”
Barack Obama, October 30, 2013

When asked by ABC New York what the 'coolest' part of being President was, Barack Obama responded that he liked having the power to get anyone in the world on the phone at his order.
“You know, for me, I think the coolest thing is that if there is somebody interesting, whose doing anything, a scientist, a sports figure, you know, a writer, anybody in the world — if I want to call them up and talk, they will answer my call.”
Barack Obama, October 16, 2013

While holding a press conference, President Obama claimed he was indeed willing to have government shutdown related talks with Speaker Boehner, contrary to his earlier statements, and then proceeded to claim Republicans were demanding ransom.
“I also told him that having such a conversation, talks, negotiations, shouldn't require hanging the threats of a government shutdown or economic chaos uh over the heads of the American people. Um. Think about it this way, uh the American people do not get to demand a ransom for doing their jobs. You don't get a chance to call your bank and say, 'I'm not going to pay my mortgage this month unless you throw in a new car and an Xbox.' Uh, if you're in negotiations around uh buying somebody's house, you don't get to say, 'uh well let's talk about uh the price I'm going to pay, and if you don't give me the price I'm going to burn down your house.' Um, that's not how negotiations work, that's not how it happens in business, it's not how it happens in private life. In the same way, members of Congress and the House Republicans in particular don't get to demand ransom in exchange for doing their jobs. ”
Barack Obama, October 8, 2013

While he opposed raising the debt ceiling while in the Senate, President Obama called anyone against raising the debt ceiling a deadbeat.
“I say, imagine in your private life if you decided that I'm not going to pay my mortgage for a month or two. First of all, you're not saving money by not saving your mortgage. You're just a deadbeat. And you can anticipate that will hurt your credit, which means that in addition to debt collectors calling, you're going to have trouble borrowing in the future. And if you are able to borrow in the future, you're going to have to borrow at a higher rate. What's true for individuals is also true for nations, even the most powerful nation on earth.”
Barack Obama, October 8, 2013

Speaking in a propoganda interview with CNBC in the midst of a government shutdown in which he refused to offer anything, President Obama claimed to have bent over backwards for Republicans.
“I think it’s fair to say that — during the course of my presidency — I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party. And have purposely kept my rhetoric down.”
Barack Obama, October 2, 2013

Appearing on NPR\'s Morning Edition, President Obama said he shouldn\'t have to offer anything to avoid a government shut down.
“Steve when you say what can I offer? I shouldn't have to offer anything.”
Barack Obama, September 30, 2013

Appearing on NPR's Morning Edition, President Obama said he shouldn\'t have to offer anything to avoid a government shut down. He then contradicted himself, saying no side should get 100% of what they want.
“But we're not going to accomplish those things if one party to this conversation says that the only way that they come to the table is if they get 100 percent of what they want and if they don't, they threaten to burn down the house.”
Barack Obama, September 30, 2013

Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative Obamacare forum, President Obama admitted to raising taxes, after pledging not to raise taxes a few years early.
“So what we did...it’s paid for by a combination of things. We did raise taxes on some things.”
Barack Obama, September 24, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking to the Business Roundtable, President Obama claimed raising the debt ceiling does not raise the deficit, and attempted to pass the buck to Congress.
“Now, uh this debt ceiling, I just want to remind people, in, uh, um, in case you haven't been keeping up, raising the debt ceiling, which is done, has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does uh not somehow promote profligacy. All it does is it says you got to pay the bills that you've already racked up, Congress. It, it, It's a basic function uh of making sure that the full faith and credit of the United States is preserved.”
Barack Obama, September 18, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking to the Business Roundtable, President Obama implied the average person who thinks raising the debt ceiling indicates the country is running up its debt is incorrect.
“It's always a tough vote because the average person thinks raising the debt ceiling must mean that we're running uh up our debt, so people don't like to vote on it, and, typically, uh there's some gamesmanship in terms of making the President's party shoulder uh the burden of raising the uh taking the vote.”
Barack Obama, September 18, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

In yet another amazing statement, President Obama bragged that deficits were declining at a rapid rate, leaving out the fact that they're still dramatically higher than any time before his election.
“Our deficits are now falling at the fastest rate since the end of World War II. I want to repeat that. Our deficits are going down faster than any time since before I was born.”
Barack Obama, September 16, 2013

Speaking in Sweden, President Obama attempted to back away from his Syrian red line statement in August of 2012.
“First of all, I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world's population said uh the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red line uh when it indicated that uh in a uh piece of uh legislation entitled the Syria Accountability Act that uh some of the horrendous things happening on the ground there uh need to be answered for. Uh and so, when I said in a press conference that my calculus about what's happening in Syria would be altered by the use of chemical weapons, which the overwhelming uh consensus of humanity says is wrong, um that wasn't something I just kind of made up. I didn't pluck it out of thin air. Uh, there's a reason for it.”
Barack Obama, September 4, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

While trying to get the country to go to war in Syria, alleged Constitutional scholar President Obama though the US was a constitutional democracy instead of a democratic republic.
“I'm also mindful that I'm the President of the world's oldest constitutional democracy.”
Barack Obama, August 31, 2013

Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President Obama had interesting words to say about terrorism.
“The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately.”
Barack Obama, August 6, 2013

Speaking with radio hosts Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilke, President Obama claimed that ObamaCare would be cheaper than cell phones.
“And you know uh, we were just talking with some folks earlier about the fact that, for a lot of people, uh it'll be cheaper than your cell phone bill”
Barack Obama, August 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking with radio hosts Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilke, for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s march on Washington, President Obama claimed Martin Luther King would have liked ObamaCare.
“Oh he’d like that. Well, because I uh think he understood that uh health care, health security uh is not a privilege, uh it’s something in a county as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to.”
Barack Obama, August 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at a press conference with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, President Obama mentioned he had discussed with the President how Vietnamese dictator Ho Chi Minh was allegedly inspired by founding documents of the United States.
“[W]e discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by uh the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.”
Barack Obama, July 25, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at a mental health conference, President Obama made sport of Patrck Kennedy's mental, alcohol, and drug problems.
“My great friend, Patrick Kennedy, when he was running for reelection back in 2006, he could have avoided talking about his struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction. Let’s face it, he’s a Kennedy.”
Barack Obama, June 3, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

At an outdoor press conference, President Obama treated Marines like his own private butlers, asking them to hold an umbrella to stop a few rain sprinkles from falling on him.
“Uh, I am gonna go ahead and ask folks, why don't you, why don't we get a couple of uh Marines, they're gonna look good next to us.”
Barack Obama, May 16, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at an appearance with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama claimed to have only found out about the IRS targetting conservative groups via the news.
“Well let me take the IRS uh situation first. Uh, I first learned about it from the same news reports I think most people uh learned about this, I think it was Friday.”
Barack Obama, May 13, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

When asked if he could get anything accomplished in light of his legislative losses early in his second term, President Obama responded with a thought many wish he would go for.
“Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly!”
Barack Obama, April 30, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

In a closed door meeting with fellow Senate Democrats, President Obama attempted to compare his new, overreaching drone policies to a former Vice President.
“This is not Dick Cheney we’re talking about here.”
Barack Obama, March 12, 2013

According to the book Blood Feud, during a private dinner with the Clintons, President Obama had an interesting response to a question about the prospects of not having to run for President again.
“For a guy who doesn’t like it, I’ve done pretty well.”
Barack Obama, March 1, 2013

According to the book Blood Feud, after an uncomfortable dinner with the Clintons, President Obama was left shaking his head.
“That’s why I never invite that guy over.”
Barack Obama, March 1, 2013

At a press conference, President Obama essentially declared he had the power to restrict Second Amendment rights via Executive Order.
“My understanding is the Vice President's going uh to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence. Some of them will require legislation, some of them uh I can accomplish through executive action. And so I will be reviewing those uh today, and as I said, I will speak uh in more detail uh to what we're going to go ahead and propose uh later in the week. Um. But I'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation uh and that are within my authority as President.”
Barack Obama, January 14, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

When asked if he's shot a gun, President Obama responded that he goes shooting all the time.
“Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time, and I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations.”
Barack Obama, January 2013

In a magazine interview, President Obama claimed to be a big football fan.
“I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football.”
Barack Obama, January 2013

Months after blaming the Benghazi attacks on a YouTube video, President Obama this time blamed them on sloppiness of others (not himself, of course).
“Uh, you know, when you read the report, and it confirms uh what we had already seen, eh based on some of our internal reviews, uh there was just some sloppiness, not intentional, in terms of how we secure uh embassies in areas where you essentially uh don't have governments that have a lot of capacity to protect those embassies.”
Barack Obama, December 30, 2012 Audio and/or video clip available

In an interview with Barbara Walters, President Obama joked that one of the reasons he ran for President was to have armed guards around his girls as they start to date boys.
“One of the main incentives of running was continued Secret Service protection so we can have men with guns around at all times.”
Barack Obama, December 11, 2012

When asked by Speaker of the House Boehner what Republicans would get in exchange for agreeing to $800 billion in tax increases, President Obama responded in an interesting, but not surprising fashion.
“You get nothing. I get that for free.”
Barack Obama, December 2012

Ignoring the claim that the Navy doesn't want to have less ships than in 1916 during the third debate, President Obama also ignored the fact that the military has over 400,000 bayonets and that they're still used in hand to hand combat, and that submarines are not classified as ships.
“But I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”
Barack Obama, October 22, 2012 Audio and/or video clip available

During the third Presidential debate, President Obama trashed Mitt Romney for saying Russia was a geopolitical threat. Less than 15 months later, Russia began taking military action in Ukraine.
“Governor Romney, I'm glad that you recognize that Al Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not Al Qaida; you said Russia, in the 1980s, they're now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War's been over for 20 years.”
Barack Obama, October 22, 2012 Audio and/or video clip available

In responding to a question on the Jon Stewart Daily Show, Barack Obama claimed the killing of 4 Americans at the Benghazi, Libya consulate was 'not optimal.'
“If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”
Barack Obama, October 18, 2012 Audio and/or video clip available


“And I am ultimately responsible for what's taking place there because these are my folks, and I'm the one who has to greet those coffins when they come home. You know that I mean what I say.”
Barack Obama, October 16, 2012


“And with respect to this pipeline that Governor Romney keeps on talking about, we've -- we've built enough pipeline to wrap around the entire earth once.”
Barack Obama, October 16, 2012


“And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. That's not what we do. That's not what I do as president, that's not what I do as Commander in Chief.”
Barack Obama, October 16, 2012

In response to a quote from a 6 year old girl's words for the President, Obama decided to comment about Mitt Romney.
“You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, 'Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.'”
Barack Obama, October 11, 2012

Appearing on Univsion, President Obama once again blamed the Benghazi attack on a YouTube video.
“Well, we’re still doing an investigation, and there are going to be different circumstances in different countries. And so I don’t want to speak to something until we have all the information. What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”
Barack Obama, September 20, 2012

Appearing on Late Night with David Letterman shortly after the attacks in Benghazi, President Obama blamed a YouTube video. Obama later denied he had cited the YouTube video as the reason.
“Here's what happened. You, you had a video that was released by uh somebody who lives here, uh sort of a shadowy character who who uh has a extremely offensive video directed at the uh at Mohammed and Islam. Making fun of the Prophet Mohammed. And so, uh this caused great offense uh in much of the Muslim world. Uh, but what also happened, extremists and terrorists uh used this as an excuse uh to uh attack uh a variety of our embassies, including the one, uh the consulate in Libya.”
Barack Obama, September 18, 2012 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at an exclusive fundraiser run by Jay-Z and Beyonce, President Obama claimed the risque performer is a good role model for his teenage daughters.
“To J and B, thank you so much for your friendship. Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls.”
Barack Obama, September 18, 2012

In a statement he later attempted to deny, President Obama disclosed what a red line would be for him in Syria.
“We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people. We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus; that would change my equation.”
Barack Obama, August 21, 2012 Audio and/or video clip available

In a statement he later denied making, President Obama disclosed what a red line would be for him in Syria.
“We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that's a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons.”
Barack Obama, August 21, 2012 Audio and/or video clip available


“if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something: there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Barack Obama, July 13, 2012 Audio and/or video clip available


“And Abraham Lincoln is in the house! My homeboy from Illinois and an outstanding Republican endorsee.”
Barack Obama, July 10, 2012

In the midst of the worst economic climate since the 1930s, President Obama had the gall to tell reporters that the private sector was doing just fine.
“The truth of the matter is that, uh as I've said, we've created 4.3 million new jobs over the last 2, uh 27 months, over 800,00 just this year alone. The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy uh have to do with state and local government, uh, oftentimes init, uh cuts initiated by uh, you know, governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that uh they have in the past from the federal government.”
Barack Obama, June 8, 2012

President Obama was caught on a hot mic speaking with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
“This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”
Barack Obama, March 26, 2012 Audio and/or video clip available

Shortly after the United Nations General Assembly voted to upgrade the status of Palestinians, President Obama implied that he better knew what Israel's best interests were than they did.
“Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.”
Barack Obama, 2012

According to the book Double Down, President Obama thought he was really good at killing people with drone strikes.
“[I'm] really good at killing people”
Barack Obama, 2012

In an interview with 60 Minutes, President Obama claimed to be the fourth best President ever.
“I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president - with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln - just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history.”
Barack Obama, December 9, 2011

According to the book Blood Feud, during a round of golf, President Obama told President Clinton that his First Lady could be a great Presidential candidate.
“You know, Michelle would make a great presidential candidate, too.”
Barack Obama, September 24, 2011


“Now, we used to have the best infrastructure in the world here in America. We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad, the Interstate Highway System.”
Barack Obama, September 22, 2011 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking from a Chrysler plant, President Obama employed some misleading accounting techniques, when leading people to believe the United States had made a profit off Chrysler.
“Chrysler has repaid every dime and more of what it owes American taxpayers for their support during my presidency – and it repaid that money six years ahead of schedule.”
Barack Obama, June 4, 2011

President Obama apparently thought Abraham Lincoln built a railroad between continents during the Civil War.
“Listen, Abraham Lincoln helped to build the interstate, uh, er, er, the intercontinental railroad in the middle of the Civil War, because he understood this was gonna be important.”
Barack Obama, February 16, 2011 Audio and/or video clip available

After claiming to be a 'South Side Kid,' President Obama was asked who was one of his favorite White Sox players growing up. He then proceeded to stumble, avoid the question, mispronounce the name of the White Sox stadium, and make fun of Cubs fans.
“You know, uh, I I thought that uh, you know, the truth is that a lot of the Cubs I like too, uh, but uh, I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago. Because, I uh, you know, I was I was growing up uh in Hawaii, and so I actually ended up actually being uh an Oakland A's fan. But when I moved to Chicago, I was living close to what was then Cominsky Park and went to a couple of games and just fell in love and the nice thing about the Sox is it's real blue collar baseball. You know, we always tease about the Cubs, they, you know, they're up at Wrigley, and, sipping wine, and playing those day games, they're having a good time.”
Barack Obama, April 5, 2010

Speaking in Portland, President Obama continued to propogate the lie that Americans could keep their insurance plans if they liked them.
“And if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you. It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.”
Barack Obama, April 1, 2010


“One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world -- Navy corpse man Christian Brossard. And lying on a gurney aboard the USNS Comfort, a woman asked Christopher: 'Where do you come from? What country? After my operation,' she said, 'I will pray for that country.' And in Creole, corpse man Brossard responded, 'Etazini.' The United States of America.”
Barack Obama, February 4, 2010 Audio and/or video clip available


“The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She's getting her award, what's he doing up there? He's a jackass.”
Barack Obama, September 14, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

In his speech to a joint session of Congress on health care, President Obama repeated a lie that Obamacare wouldn't change existing coverage.
“First, if you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have. Let me repeat this: Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have.”
Barack Obama, September 9, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

In his speech to a joint session of Congress on health care, President Obama claimed the death panel concept was a lie.
“Some of people's concerns have grown out of bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost. The best example is the claim made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but by prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Now, such a charge would be laughable if it weren't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.”
Barack Obama, September 9, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

In his speech to a joint session of Congress on health care, President Obama claimed his universal coverage plan would not include illegal aliens. Congressman Joe Wilson then famously shouted, 'you lie!'
“There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false. The reforms, the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally. It's not true.”
Barack Obama, September 9, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

In his speech to a joint session of Congress on health care, President Obama claimed Obamacare wouldn't cover abortions.
“And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up -- under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
Barack Obama, September 9, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

In his speech to a joint session of Congress on health care, President Obama lied about Obamacare and deficits.
“First, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits -- either now or in the future.”
Barack Obama, September 9, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

In his speech to a joint session of Congress on health care, President Obama lied about Obamacare and deficits.
“I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I'm serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don't materialize.”
Barack Obama, September 9, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

In trying to sell ObamaCare at a rally in Portsmouth, NH, President Obama suggested that doctors were cutting off limbs to make thirty fifty thousand dollars, rather than trying to prevent the amputation.
“All I'm saying is let's take the example of something like diabetes, one of, uh, a disease that's skyrocketing, partly because of uh obesity, partly because it's not uh treated as effectively as it could be. Right now if we paid a family...if a family care physician works with his or her patient to help them lose weight, modify diet, monitors whether they're taking their medications in a timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a pittance. But if that same diabetic ends up getting their foot amputated, that's $30,000, $40,000, $50,000, immediately the surgeon is reimbursed. Well, why not make sure that we're also reimbursing the care that prevents the amputation, right? That will save us money.”
Barack Obama, August 11, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available


“I don’t know – not having been there and not seeing all the facts – what role race played in that, but I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two that the Cambridge police, uh, acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and number three, what I think we know, separate and apart from this incident is that, uh, there’s a long history in this country of African-American and Latinos, uh, being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That's just a fact.”
Barack Obama, July 22, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

At least one thing was accurate in President Obama's analysis of ObamaCare.
“The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings, and inefficiencies to our health care system.”
Barack Obama, July 20, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

Alleged White Sox fan President Obama wasn't aware of the name of Comiskey Park, perhaps confusing it with idol Saul Alinsky.
“I do think there's a different quality to what used to be Cominskey Field, versus Wrigley.”
Barack Obama, July 14, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

In trying to sell ObamaCare to the public on a Good Morning America special, President Obama suggested that ObamaCare could improve health care by having seniors take pain pills instead of having late-in-life surgical proceedures.
“And we're not going to solve every difficult problem in terms of end-of-life care. A lot of that is going to have to be, we as a culture and as a society starting to make better decisions within our own families and and and uh for ourselves. But what we can do is make sure that at least some of the waste that exists in the system that's not making anybody's mom better, uh that is loading up on additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care, that at least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what? Maybe this isn't going to help. Maybe you're better off uh not having the surgery, but taking uh the painkiller.”
Barack Obama, June 24, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking to the American Medical Association, President Obama lied that Americans could keep their insurance plans if they liked them.
“That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
Barack Obama, June 15, 2009

Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President Obama decided to use the Special Olympics as the butt of a joke.
“I've been practicing bowling. I uh bowled a 129. I have, this is like Special Olympics or something. The uh. No, no listen, I I uh I'm making progress on on the bowling.”
Barack Obama, March 19, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

In his address to Joint Session of Congress, President Obama promised to not raise the taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 per year.
“Now, let me be clear, let me be absolutely clear, because I know you’ll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: if your family earns less than 250,000 dollars a year, a quarter of a million dollars a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime. In fact, not a dime. In fact, in fact the recovery plan provides a tax cut – that’s right, a tax cut – for 95% of working families.”
Barack Obama, February 24, 2009 Audio and/or video clip available

Shortly after being elected on a platform of hope and change, behind closed doors President Obama dug in his heels when meeting with Republican House Whip Eric Cantor.
“Elections have consequences and Eric, I won.”
Barack Obama, February 2009


“Right now, everybody's so pinched that business is bad for everybody, and I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.”
Barack Obama, October 12, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available

Prior to putting in place new taxes on people of all income levels, then-candidate Senator Obama promised not to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000 per year.
“I can make a firm pledge under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”
Barack Obama, September 12, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available

Attempting to show that he was a big college sports fan, Senator Obama came up with a new nickname for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
“Penn State right here. Nittaly Lions.”
Barack Obama, September 4, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available

While campaigning for President in Jordan, Senator Obama confirmed that Israel likes itself.
“Let me be absolutely clear. Uh, Israel is a strong friend of Israel's.”
Barack Obama, July 22, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available

In trying to sell ObamaCare, President Obama confused asthma treatment with sobriety testing.
“Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs when, if you, they just gave, you gave, treatment early, and they got some treatment, and uhhh a breathalyzer, or uhh, an inhalator, not a breathalyzer.”
Barack Obama, July 5, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available

Senator Obama didn't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today.”
Barack Obama, May 26, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking yet another lie, then Presidential candidate Barack Obama (in Watertown, South Dakota) denied he'd negotiate with terrorists.
“John McCain has repeated this notion that I'm prepared to negotiate with terrorists. I have never said that.”
Barack Obama, May 16, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking in Watertown, South Dakota, then candidate Barack Obama denied he'd negotiate with terrorists (which he later ended up doing), and claimed any suggestion that he would was fear-mongering and untrue.
“And that’s the kind of hypocrisy that we’ve been seeing in our foreign policy, the kind of fear-peddling, fear-mongering, that has prevented us from actually making us safe. They’re trying to fool you. They’re trying to scare you. And they’re not telling the truth. And the reason is because they can’t win a foreign policy debate on the merits. And it’s not going to work.”
Barack Obama, May 16, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available


“It is just wonderful to be back in Oregon and over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled uh to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not uh justify it.”
Barack Obama, May 9, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available

In light of being told by Charlie Gibson during a debate that increasing capital gains tax rates decreases revenue, and decreasing capital gains tax rates increases revenue, then candidate Barack Obama stuck by his plan to increase the rate.
“Well, Charlie, what I've said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.”
Barack Obama, April 16, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available


“People have been beaten down so long, they feel so betrayed by government, so it's not surprising then that they get bitter and they cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren't like them as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Barack Obama, April 6, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available


“The point I was making was not that my grandmother uh harbors uh any racial animosity, she doesn't. But she is a uh typical white person, who if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know there's a reaction bread into uh our experiences that that don't go away and that sometimes uh come out in the wrong way.”
Barack Obama, March 18, 2008 Audio and/or video clip available

Then Presidential candidate Barack Obama openly admitted on New Hampshire Public Radio that his proposed health care bill was only a transitional step toward universal health care.
“It's a transitional system building on the existing systems that we have. [Transitional to what?] Well, transitional hopefully because I, the system currently is so, such a patchwork of inefficiency that over time I would want to see Medicaid, Medicare, uh the children's health insurance program, SCHIP -- all those integrated more effectively.”
Barack Obama, November 21, 2007 Audio and/or video clip available

In yet another absolute lie, then-Presidential candidate promised to fix 'deplorable' conditions at Veterans Affairs hospitals, only preside over perhaps the largest VA abuse and neglect scandals in history.
“After seven years of an Administration that has stretched our military to the breaking point, ignored deplorable conditions at some VA hospitals, and neglected the planning and preparation necessary to care for our returning heroes, America's veterans deserve a President who will fight for them not just when it's easy or convenient, but every hour of every day for the next four years.”
Barack Obama, November 12, 2007


“This week there was a tragedy in Kansas. 10,000 people died. An entire town destroyed.”
Barack Obama, May 8, 2007 Audio and/or video clip available

In comparing the 9-11 attacks on New York to Hurricane Katrina's direct hit on New Orleans, Senator Barack Obama adopted a different dialect and preached to the choir.
“I want to give you one example because this really steams me up. This isn’t in the prepared remarks. It, down in New Orleans, where they still have not rebuilt 20 months later, there is a law, federal law when you get, uh, reconstruction money from the federal government, called the Stafford Act. And basically, it says, when you get federal money, you gotta give a 10 percent match, the local government’s got to come up with 10 percent. Every $10 the federal government comes up with, the local government’s got to give a dollar. Now, here’s the thing. When 9/11 happened in New York City, they waived the Stafford Act, said, this is too serious a problem. We can’t expect New York City to rebuild on its own. Forget that dollar you have to put in. Well, here’s $10. And that was the right thing to do. When Hurricane Andrew struck in Florida, people said, look at this devastation! We don’t expect to you come up with your own money here! Here’s the money to rebuild. We are not going to wait for to you scratch it together because you are part of the American family. What’s happening down in New Orleans? Where’s your dollar? Where’s your Stafford Act money? Makes no sense. Tells me the bullet hasn’t been taken out. Tells me that somehow the people down in New Orleans, they don’t care about as much.”
Barack Obama, May 7, 2007 Audio and/or video clip available

Then Presidential candidate Barack Obama admitted that his proposed healthcare bill would eventually result in people using a Federal health care pool rather than having coverage through their employer.
“But I don't think we're going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There's going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out, or 20 years out.”
Barack Obama, March 24, 2007 Audio and/or video clip available

Then Presidential candidate Barack Obama openly admitted that his proposed health care bill was only a first step in his goal of getting a universal single payer system in place.
“By the way, Canada did not start off immediately with a single payer system. They had a similar transition step.”
Barack Obama, 2007 Audio and/or video clip available

In an interview with Bob Herbert in Boston for his book, The Audacity of Hope, then-Senator Obama suggested Presidents' vacations and leisure should stop while in office. Ironic, considering his golfing and vacation schedule as President.
“Essentially, the bargain that any president I think strikes with the American people is, um, you, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, uh, family life, vacations, leisure is gone. I am giving myself to you and the American people should have no patience for whatever's going through your head because you've got a job to do.”
Barack Obama, October 20, 2006 Audio and/or video clip available

Explaining his vote against raising the debt ceiling, then-Senator Barack Obama claimed to do so would be a failure in leadership.
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills.”
Barack Obama, March 16, 2006

As filed in the Congressional Record, then-Senator Barack Obama opposed increasing the debt ceiling in 2006.
“Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”
Barack Obama, March 16, 2006


“Still, as I look at his picture, it is the man and not the icon that speaks to me. I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator. As a law professor and civil rights lawyer and as an African American, I am fully aware of his limited views on race.”
Barack Obama, July 4, 2005

Speaking to the AFL-CIO, Illinois State Senator Barack Obama advocated for a national single payer universal health program.
“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent! 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, universal health care plan. That’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”
Barack Obama, June 30, 2003 Audio and/or video clip available

Then State Senator Barack Obama discussed redistributive change via the Supreme Court on a local radio show.
“Um, you know I uh, the court's just not very good at it and politically it's just it's very hard to legitimize opinions from uh the court in that regard. So I mean I think that uh although you can craft theoretical justifications for it legally, um, you know I think you can, any three of us sitting here could could come up with uh a rationale for bringing about economic change through the courts.”
Barack Obama, January 18, 2001 Audio and/or video clip available

Then State Senator Barack Obama discussed redistributive change and the constraints of the Constitution on a local radio show.
“One of the, uh, I think, uh the tragedies of the civil rights movement, was um because the civil rights movement became so court focused, uh I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive uh change, um and in some ways, we still stuffer from that.”
Barack Obama, January 18, 2001 Audio and/or video clip available

Then State Senator Barack Obama discussed redistributive change and the constraints of the Constitution on a local radio show.
“Uh, uh you know, maybe I’m I'm showing my bias here as a as a legislator as well as a law professor but uh you know I’m not optimistic about bringing about uh major uh redistributive uh uh change uh through the courts. Um, you know, the institution just isn’t structured that way.”
Barack Obama, January 18, 2001 Audio and/or video clip available

In his biography, Barack Obama described some of the things he ate while living overseas, including dog.
“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).”
Barack Obama, July 18, 1995 Audio and/or video clip available

Barack Obama described in his first biography his early drug use.
“Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack [heroin] though.”
Barack Obama, July 18, 1995

According to Marty Nesbitt, Barack Obama was able to 'write' his book extremely fast.
“I’m gonna get up at seven and write this chapter—and at nine we’ll play golf.”
Barack Obama, Unknown Date

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