Detroit Proves Barack Obama is the Liar-in-Chief

The President has lied, again. The act is becoming so repetitive that I fear the President may have an addiction. The “Hope and Change” he once promised is gone, and what we’ve been left with is just more of the same political doublespeak.

The President’s two most recent lies bear some striking similarities. They both bear out the incredible failure that has been the Obama Presidency. They both have costs us billions of dollars. They both highlight the differences between Republican and Democrat policies on two separate issues.

The first comes to us from way back – when the President and his cronies were crisscrossing the country trying to win support for the landmark legislation that would become Obamacare. Remember this doozy from President Obama? Here is a guarantee that I’ve made. If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance. If you’ve got a doctor that you like, you will be able to keep your doctor. Nobody is trying to change what works in the system. We are trying to change what doesn’t work in the system.

Well… that’s a big fat unadulterated LIE.

Anyone with a brain could have thought through the idea that if insurance delivery was dramatically changed, then of course some doctors would drop certain insurances, meaning that some people would lose their doctors! It’s just logical. Here’s what the government tells us today about getting to keep our doctors:“Depending on the plan you choose in the Marketplace, you may be able to keep your current doctor.” 

liar-in-chief-obama-liar-transparency-openness-political-poster-1275293568Issue number two comes from the 2012 election, when President Obama tried to paint Mitt Romney as an out of touch elitist. Mitt Romney was happy to tell questioners that he would never bail out Detroit, in fact, he would let the city go bankrupt. The idea was that a bankruptcy would allow Detroit to begin the recovery process sooner, and with a clean start, they would be more likely to turn to fiscally responsible decision making. President Obama slammed Romney’s rhetoric on Detroit in an attempt to show how “out of touch” and “cold-hearted” the Presidential candidate was. This is what President Obama said then: ““We refused to throw in the towel and do nothing. We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. We bet on American workers and American ingenuity, and three years later, that bet is paying off in a big way.”

Fast forward to 2013 and what’s changed? Just before Detroit became the largest municipality to ever file bankruptcy, the failed city’s emergency manager, Kevin Orr, pleaded with top White House officials, including senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, for help. But no help was coming.”

Don’t be mistaken, I don’t think Detroit should be bailed out. I’m just tired of a President who seems to think that lying is a competitive sport that should be continually practiced.

The President has lied many other times but I don’t have the time, space, or energy to write about all of them. These two are instructive enough for us. Barack Obama has no scruples; he will say what he needs to say to win a fight – even if he has no plans to ever follow through. This is the man you elected, America. He is your Liar-in-Chief.


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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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