Our dear friend, Joe Wilson, who has suddenly discovered the validity of the Biblical truth that "a prophet is not without honor, save in his own country," is, though mocked as some kind of uncivil beast, nevertheless having the truth of his prophetic message ("Obama, Thou Doth Verily Lie!") borne out by numerous sources.
It was the very next day when the Associated Press offered its critique of Wilson's prophetic message - in technical newspaper jargon, the AP essentially said, "Yep, Obama lies."
But on Friday night, while everyone was asleep, partying, or traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in Glenn Beck's suggested protest against Obamalotry, the White House itself released a statement that essentially admitted that Joe Wilson wasn't lying when he called Barack Hussein Hoover Pinnochio Muhammad bin Obama on the carpet. Yes, even the White House is saying Obama lied!
The particular lie which elicited such righteous indignation from Wilson (only God Himself knows how Wilson restrained himself for so long, as Obama's lying was pervasive through the entire speech on Wednesday night, but God, I understand, inspires His prophets with messages peculiarly suited for a particular occasion) was a statement wondrous in its lawyerly precision (reminiscent of another lying Democratic lawyer who speculated as to the meaning of the ancient term "is") as Obama attempted to persuade his audience that illegal immigrants would not receive benefits under extant plans for health care reform.
His particular statement was: "The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally." Now, in the fine tradition of "I did not have sex with that woman..." this statement demands a little parsing.
First, "the reforms I'm proposing." Well, until Wednesday, Obama himself hadn't exactly been proposing any reforms. A two-and-a-half page summary of his goals appeared on the White House website only this week stating in broad generalities what Obama would like socialized health care to become. So essentially, as of the statement which drew Wilson's unique critique (and ire), Obama's "proposed reforms" were something of a matter discernible only by occult means, since they were hidden deep within the recesses of the empty head, heart, and suit of Barack Hussein Hoover Pinnochio Muhammad bin Obama.
But perhaps most disturbing (false) allegation in the statement above is that whatever form the health care "proposal" takes, it will not "apply to those who are here illegally." Apply? Now, apply is an exceedingly broad term, is it not?
Obama supporters, not known for their reasoning ability in the first place, pick out isolated instances of various extant bills which appear to forbid the extension of benefits to illegal immigrants and vacuously maintain - "See? Obama didn't lie! Benefits are prohibited to illegals!" One must remember, however, that these people are intellectually challenged from the get-go, inasmuch as they admit that they actually voted for Obama.
But no extant bill makes any provision for the discovery of whether one is an illegal immigrant or not. So the prohibition essentially amounts to a traffic stop at which a license check is taking place without requiring the examination of any licenses. How can one prohibit driving without a valid license when one refuses to examine licenses? And how can one prohibit the extension of benefits to illegal aliens when one refuses to check on one's citizenship status?
Alas, the White House has now taken the side of Conservatives, Libertarians, Tea Party attendees, Glenn Beck, the Associated Press, and even Joe Wilson in admitting that...
as a practical matter, there is no way of verifying the citizenship of applicants -- which is the current state of play. Republicans say that then means illegal immigrants would end up being enrolled in plans -- bill language or no bill language.
And the Administration is proposing changes to existing proposals that would prevent illegal immigrants from buying private insurance on the proposed health-care exchange, but also admitting that...
And the administration recommends introducing verification requirements to insure that illegal immigrants do not participate in transactions within the proposed health-care exchange.
It is indeed a strange and sad day when a president is identified as such an inveterate liar that even his own administration is forced to stand against the information in his speeches. What is perhaps even sadder, however, is the lying liars who elected, and continue to defend him.