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Top 10 Scariest Liars about Obama

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Halloween is a time of fraudulent fright, where people in masks try to scare you into giving them what they want. It’s the perfect Republican holiday. So, to mark this special day and the list of 1,117 lies and smears about Obama which I put together on <a href="click here here’s my list of the top scariest liars who have spread the best smears about Barack.

I must give Honorable Mention to a few people who didn’t quite make the top ten list. Stanley Kurtz, the National Review purveyor of <a href="click here about Obama and ACORN, and his own self-aggrandizing <a href="click here complex</a> where he imagines that Barack Obama is trying to destroy him. David <a href="click here the author of a best-selling book full of lies. Brad O’Leary, the author of another shoddy book smearing Obama (and whose lies in his book I detail at <a href="click here Jack Cashill, who <a href="click here that Bill Ayers wrote Obama’s memoir. Floyd Brown of (and Willie Horton fame).

All of them are worthy of being on any list of liars and professional smear artists. But here are my top ten for the scariest liars of them all this election season.

#10. Jed Babbin

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As editor of Human Events (and deputy undersecretary of defense under W.’s daddy), Babbin deserves recognition for helping me pad my list of lies with plenty of extra smears. But he makes this list thanks to his column <a href="click here proclaiming that “Barack Obama will be our first French president.” Obama as French? After using this sleazy Francophobia against John Kerry, you have to admire the conservative commitment to recycling.

Babbin’s previous columns include a <a href="click here of violence breaking out after Obama loses, and even during election season, he made time to interview the author of a <a href="click here interpretation of the Civil War.

But what really gets Babbin his place on this list is the final paragraph of his Oct. 30 column:

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<blockquote>Anyone who still doubts Obama is culturally (and probably genetically) French should consider this statement by the Illinois naïf: “My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you’ll join me as we try to change it.” Who but a Frenchman could have uttered those words?</blockquote>

There’s only one problem with this powerful indictment of Obama: it’s all fake. As <a href="click here noted, “People who keep circulating this ‘idiot quote’ could easily discover that it is false. It was debunked by, the urban legends site, back on March 15, and a simple word search using Google or any search engine quickly brings up the truth of the matter.”

#9. Investor’s Business Daily

Investor’s Business Daily makes the Wall Street Journal editorial pages seem thoughtful and moderate. IBD has produced numerous editorials featuring falsehoods about Obama’s law school career. The newspaper is fond of denouncing Obama’s plans to promote voluntary community service in vile, insane <a href="click here "the Obamas . . . plan to herd American youth into government-funded reeducation camps where they'll be brainwashed into thinking America is a racist, oppressive place in need of 'social change.'"

IBD also has made bizarre, racist <a href="click here on Obama: “At the core of the Democratic front-runner's faith ... is African nativism." IBD <a href="click here "Would Obama put African tribal or family interests ahead of U.S. Interests?" and also had <a href="click here “his Muslim past.”

IBD loves to <a href="click here by association</a>, even when there’s no association: “he's using the playbook of Yasser Arafat.”

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Oddly, IBD is treated as a credible source for information. (RealClearPolitics lists the pro-McCain tracking poll of right-wing wackos like IBD, while refusing to include the DailyKos/Research 2000 tracking poll.)

#8. Dick Morris

This <a href="click here scumbag</a> was the punchline to many jokes, but astonishingly, conservatives (especially at Fox News) still take this discredited political consultant seriously. I detail his numerous lies on Even before Obama started running for president, Morris was lying about his record. On January 17, 2007, Morris <a href="click here that Obama, voted against “a Senate reform banning the increasingly widespread practice of legislators hiring their family members on their campaign or PAC payrolls.” Obama actually voted for the reform, and Morris was forced to retract his error. Unfortunately, Morris has continued to lie about Obama. He co-authored the best-selling book, <em>Fleeced</em>, which only includes one chapter on Obama but manages to be riddled with factual errors and bad writing, and occasionally the combination of both, such as this claim (page 14): “He one [sic] would weaken the standards Bush imposed for improved public education.”

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John K. Wilson is the author of five books, including "Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008),, and "Patriotic Correctness: Academic Freedom and Its Enemies" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008). He is the (more...)
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