Americans should not feel offended that Obama insolently lies to our faces. He lies even to people he respects, like the Star Wars bar scene collection of tyrants and kooks that comprises the United Nations:
President Barack Obama casually lied about his smoking Monday at the United Nations in a hot mic moment. The news quickly went viral, but few commentators have noted that Obama was flagrantly misstating his smoking history.
The president said he hasn’t had a cigarette “probably six years,” but according to multiple well documented news reports he was still smoking as of at least late 2009 or early 2010.
“That’s because I’m scared of my wife,” Obama joked to a Maina Kiai, U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights.
For once I can’t blame the guy.
Despite his claim to having had a cigarette in six years, Obama had one at least as recently as February 2010, according to Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman, who performed a physical and who was quoted in the New York Times on Feb. 28, 2010.
Obama can chain smoke day and night for all I care, so long as he stops telling lies — although it might be nice to know when he stopped with the cocaine.
Incidentally, ObamaCare brutally punishes smokers with massive surcharges. But then, who doesn’t it punish, besides bureaucrats?
On a tip from Jeremy K. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.