Obama baldly lied again on radio, Monday....
In a radio interview on Monday, Obama tried to clarify comments in which he suggested Latino voters should “punish our enemies” for their stance on immigration reform.
“Now the Republicans are saying that I’m calling them enemies,” Obama told the Michael Baisden Show. “What I’m saying is you're an opponent of this particular provision, comprehensive immigration reform, which is something very different.”
NJ also carried Obama's original "enemies" comment:
In an earlier interview with Univision radio, Obama said: “If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’—if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election—then I think its going to be harder. And that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd.”
Compare the two. Note that in his "retraction" he took his flat statement and converted into "Now the Republicans are saying that I'm calling them enemies." The statement went unchallenged by the radio host. I only found it thanks to Jennifer Rubin's great Commentary Blog, this AM.
Bottom Line. Verily, this goes beyond dishonesty, because such brazen lying about a widely-noted remark is a sign of utter contempt for his audience--especially, the dopey radio host who let him get away with this. Obama was sure that his host would not call him on it. That's his kind of media. They are the folks who gave him his 2008 campaign magic carpet ride, costing Hillary the Presidency and the public the honest vetting it should have been given. The real-world result is the mess of the past 21 months.
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