The Oval Office hits a new low

CrookBy Tom Toth

President Barack Obama’s words have pulled the United States executive office to a new low.

This week, Obama’s poll numbers tumbled to the lowest point for an American president at this stage of his administration since (post-Watergate) Richard Nixon. Barely a year after besting Mitt Romney for a second term in office, “lame duck” fails to describe an Obama who has stumbled from exemplar of hope and change to below even just another politician willing to say anything politically expedient for himself.

Barack Obama, at the height of his popularity and trust from the American people, looked into the eyes of Americans and predicated the cornerstone of his presidency’s agenda on the personal guarantee that “if you like your healthcare plan and you like your doctor, you can keep [them].”

As it’s turned out, only months after reelecting him in spite of his unpopular keynote law, daily-increasing millions of Americans are losing health insurance and access to their personal physicians solely because of the so-titled “Affordable Care Act.”

Now, in only the first year of his second term, the President — who once represented progress and principled leadership to so many — is now the very face of American political dishonesty. Popular fact-checking website Politifact designated his “if you like your healthcare plan…” promise as the “2013 Lie of the Year.” The Washington Post‘s fact-checking page attributed three of the year’s top 10 lies (or “Pinnochios”) to Obama — the only person on the list to be designated with more than one.

Simply put, the leader of the free world is, by even the standards of America’s far-left news media, the world’s most famous liar.

Of course, he’s far from the first president to sully the office with his words and actions. Richard Nixon cheated on a campaign, compromised the Oval Office by obstructing justice, and then proceeded to lie about it before his resignation. Bill Clinton cheated — we’ll leave further explanation to itself, compromised the honor of the Oval Office, and proceeded to lie about it before Congress voted for his impeachment.

Barack Obama cheated the American people with false guarantees regarding his defining law. The subsequent loss of trust in the President’s word compromised the integrity of the Oval Office. By not owning up to his false rhetoric, the lie continues today.

The difference? Obama’s lie is more than a scandalous headline — Americans were personally affected by believing his lie. Further, one could speculate that he wouldn’t even occupy the office if not for the persistent regurgitation of his lie, before and after the law was signed.

There is no political victory to be found in the President’s now-established reputation. The President of the United States has shamed the nation by tainting, perhaps forever, the image of the world’s most powerful and prestigious democratically-elected position as America’s Commander-in-Chief.

At least this generation — at great cost — may now understand the value of honor and integrity in selecting their elected officials. If it makes any future difference is anyone’s guess. Elections are a direct reflection of whom Americans are collectively and the people will ultimately end up with the government they choose for themselves. If Obama is the standard of American political greatness, perhaps it is time for the nation to abandon the status quo.

Until the American people again cast ballots in 2014 and 2016 for whom they choose as representatives, these of Obama’s own words ring true: “If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists — to protect them and to promote their common welfare — all else is lost.”

Hopefully not all.

Tom Toth is the social media director and contributing editor for Americans for Limited Government.

This article has 30 comments
  • del 19.12.2013 10:28 AM

    The 2012 election was also a lie…..he didnt win diddly squat!

  • ssilv48 19.12.2013 11:08 AM

    This is what happens when America is set up by a bunch of lying communists and oboma is even trying to deceive them by bringing in 1.7 million muslim to America to try and take over the United States by muslimizing America. By oboma’s own admission, he was a kenyan born muslim with a father that was a British subject and for both reasons, he can not be a President of the United States, PERIOD. Now, he is illegally in our w/h and you wonder why America has all the mass shooting going on. Try adding two plus two and it’s pretty simple to explain.

  • Virginia Cavalier 19.12.2013 11:25 AM

    If you like The President you elected, you can keep him. Period. If you do not like The President you or your neighbors elected, too bad, you are stuck with him…

  • carpe diem 36 19.12.2013 11:26 AM

    unlike Nixon, Obama is not only a real crook, but the biggest and worst crook president this country has ever seen. i cannot believe that there are still people who think that he is worth their support, that his rating is not 0%, which in my opinion he deserves, if not a minus that.

  • carpe diem 36 19.12.2013 11:29 AM

    he is not legally in the w/h, he is nothing but a squatter!! he did not win the elections, the people who counted the votes put him there, and now they suffer with the rest of us.i hope.

  • Son of Sam 19.12.2013 11:30 AM

    If you like America, and want to keep it, then oBUMa and his unsustainable load of crap need to be kicked to the curb. ObUmaCare needs to be shredded, burned and destroyed forever. Holder and oBUMa both need to go to prison for treason for Fast and Furious and Benghazi, and plenty of other unspeakable acts.

  • HarryTheCat 19.12.2013 11:30 AM

    Not just a “lame duck” — he’s a ruptured duck!

  • Florida Jim 19.12.2013 11:41 AM

    Obama has been a LIAR all his life and has never had to face up to his lies.Once a LIAR is exposed people will be more attuned to his lies and obfuscations. I expect him to drop below Nixon in the sewer of presidential ratings, which where he belongs.

  • poowg 19.12.2013 11:54 AM

    We shouldn’t be stuck with him. And we wouldn’t be stuck with him if we had a few incumbent Republicans with some boys in their sacks. A bunch of spineless cowards is all we are represented by.

  • daveveselenak 19.12.2013 12:24 PM

    Poll numbers don’t mean sh^t when you are a “Dick-taker-N-Thief” that has a civilian army in place, armed to the teeth while at the same time having essentially destroyed the finest military power that the world has known and you own the media and (entertainment?) industries and you have placed communist judges on the bench! Poll numbers mean nothing to him as he is in total control and that is why, in my opinion, a REVOLUTION will be the only SOLUTION!

  • RLM357 19.12.2013 12:24 PM

    This article wasted time in bashi9ng Richard Nixon repeating distorted facts and NEVER stated the Poll numbers for the ratings of this great Destroyer of our Country! Tell the Ratings or shut up. ~Rick Magee, “MOLON LABE”

  • Gary Henry 19.12.2013 1:18 PM

    You’re right the election was stolen!

  • RogueRat 19.12.2013 1:22 PM

    In all this polling and subsequent analysis there seems to be an aura of surprise. Did people just start listening to the Idiot/Traitor in Chief? If most of the electorate had been listening in 2008 we might not be in this position. However, we apparently didn’t pay attention when it mattered. When I heard this Marxist usurper say “I want to spread the wealth around”, I knew exactly what we were dealing with. The voters have no one to blame for this situation but themselves.

  • reggiec 19.12.2013 1:30 PM

    Obama is still in office because Congress has failed in their duty to impeach the most dangerous person to ever be elected president. Congress has a few real patriots but most are vile cowards that no longer represent We The People”.

  • Janie29 19.12.2013 2:08 PM

    Amen! It WAS stolen. And if they (liberals) were not in the business of stealing elections, they would support Voter ID’s.

  • Janie29 19.12.2013 2:11 PM

    Do ya think, if we just admit that McCarthy was right, all of this would just evaporate and go away?…Just Christmas dreaming…

  • GeneP54 19.12.2013 2:55 PM

    Most people don’t want to hear the thruth about Nixon. They just want to, again, blindly follow what others say. What Nixon did (or did NOT do) is nothing compared to this administration, from the top, down.

  • WhiteFalcon 19.12.2013 7:35 PM

    Many of the rest of the population are finding out what many of us have known from the beginning. Ovomit is a total liar. I hope the rest of the population wakes up as well.

  • John H. Kohlenberg 19.12.2013 7:42 PM

    They are all crooked career policians lining their own pockets and to hell with everybody else.

  • Glatik 20.12.2013 4:08 PM

    They might not suffer like the rest of us. they get their freebies.

  • Glatik 20.12.2013 4:09 PM

    Yes the election was stolen, you are right. Why else would they forbid photo ID.

  • Glatik 20.12.2013 4:12 PM

    I did not vote for him, never believed him, NEVER and still I am stuck with him too.

  • Glatik 20.12.2013 4:15 PM

    Amen!!! I did not vote for him, not once.

  • Myrtle Linder 21.12.2013 1:02 PM

    I had no idea that it could get any lower but I was wrong!! That ain’t all he has more corrupt ideas and intentions up his corrupt sleeve.

  • Myrtle Linder 21.12.2013 1:14 PM

    If the Congresss tried to impeach the intruder, the Senate would not go along.

  • Myrtle Linder 21.12.2013 1:22 PM

    Many, many knew Senator McCarthy (1908-1957) was right all along, that is how long this deception and corruption has been going on, In fact it was already corrupt, we have just adding to all of these years. As McCarthy spoke the truth, he was treated like dirt because the country did not want the truth, we still don’t want the truth.

    Franklin Roosevelt was one of the leaders of the corruption that is so widespread, today. We are too deeply into corruption that only GOD can overcome

  • Jim Hise 21.12.2013 2:15 PM

    Maybe the wake up has been slow to come however we now have a duck call from our Duck Commander to end this crap shoot.

  • James in Texas 22.12.2013 4:28 PM

    All brought to you by Barack Hussein Nixon, half-Black, half-White and All Liar!!!!

  • Tbear 27.12.2013 1:35 PM

    It is sad that the best way to describe our President is: He is a Lyin Sack of S _ _ t!!!!

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