Most Americans think Obama lies, but they don’t seem to care very much

Obama lies
(The Weekly Standard)

NEW YORK – A new Fox News poll tells us that a majority of American voters believe President Obama lies to the country “some or most of the time.”

“About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, “ the Fox report said. “Thirty-seven percent said Obama lies ‘most of the time,’ while another 24 percent say he lies ‘some of the time.’ Twenty percent of voters say ‘only now and then’ and 15 percent say ‘never.’

The American people finally get it. After watching Obama get caught in the monster lie about citizens not losing their private health insurance coverage, and his constant ducking and weaving of questions about the Benghazi and IRS scandals, voters finally understand that this guy has a problem telling the truth.

The scary part is that it doesn’t seem to matter. According to the latest Gallup daily tracking poll, the president receives a positive job approval rating from about 46 percent of the public. They admit he’s a liar – and by extension admit that he can’t be trusted – yet nearly half of voters give him good marks for his performance.

Have we become so cynical about politicians that we assume all of them are liars, and our only option is to pick and choose among dishonest office seekers? If so, that’s frightening, because it means we’ve lost our determination to demand good, honest and forthright government. If we stop asking for that, we’ll keep getting the type of leadership we have, which is probably what we deserve.

Authored by Steve Gunn