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  •  You are twisting things here (lying?) (21+ / 0-)

    I get that you don't like Obama. But it's a stretch to say he lied about this. I have plenty of criticisms for the Obama administration, but this kind of tactic just makes me react negatively to your message.

    Here's your relevant passage:

     Fortunately for President Obama, his Republican rivals were so busy committing electoral suicide by shutting down and pushing the federal government to the brink of default that no one noticed his lame excuses — "we expected glitches" — for his incredibly shitty websites.
        "These are not glitches," an insurance executive told Forbes. "The extent of the problems is pretty enormous."
        Hey, it's not like they had three years to get ready.
        Now Obama says: "I am the first to acknowledge that the website that was supposed to do this all in a seamless way has had way more glitches than I think are acceptable and we've got people working around the clock to do that." Which is totally true, if by "first to acknowledge," Obama means "fifty millionth to acknowledge after stonewalling and refusing to admit anything's wrong."
        OK, so the president is a liar.
    What is it you think he lied about? Your comment above says this:  
    He said the problems were merely glitches.

    Well, they are "glitches", and he says there are more of them than are acceptable. A glitch is when something goes wrong. They can be big and they can be small. This is not lying.

    Are you calling him a liar because he said "I am the first to acknowledge...."? That's silly, as the context clearly shows that he doesn't mean he was the first person in the world to say that, merely that he views himself as willing to admit there are problems. He is not a liar just because he used a figure of speech.

    Were you joking when you called him a liar? No, because your above comment clearly indicates you really think he lied here.

    If you think this is lying, then I'm not sure what to call your twisting of Obama's comments. Maybe "Actual lying"?

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