Posted by Lambchop
So far the 2012 Democrat National Convention is shaping up to be a sideshow of circus freaks. I suppose the theme this year will be “Pack of Lies” given the parade of speakers known for their preposterous and obvious lies.
Biden was forced to withdrawal from 1988 presidential race because of plagiarism in numerous speeches, and his admission that he received a failing grade for plagiarizing a paper during law school.
Former President Clinton
Clinton has the dubious honor of being the second President to be impeached in office for perjury to a grand jury (and obstruction of justice).
Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren
Warren has a protracted scandal involving her qualifications. She was hired at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania pretending to be a minority, listing herself as “Native American”.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Emanuel lied about the Hired Truck campaign contributions scandal. He also lied about his residency status to be eligible to run for mayor in Chicago. Emanuel has recently lied about reduction of traffic deaths in order to keep speed cameras activated in Chicago.
Of course, the convention is to celebrate the nomination of Barak Obama who lies at every opportunity. From closing Gitmo, to saying that healthcare costs will be reduced by $2,500 a year per family with Obamacare (costs will increase at least 30% by 2014). Who can forget his entirely fabricated autobiographies – girlfriends that do not exist; pretending that his parents met at the march on Selma, AL; and his Indonesian step- grandfather being murdered at the hands of Dutch occupiers (he fell off a stool hanging drapes) are all total fabrications.
Suggestions for music played between speeches:
Liar! Three Dog Night
Would I lie to you? Eurythmics
Lyin Eyes Eagles
Lies Rolling Stones
Liar, Liar The Castaways