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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Does Barack Obama Even Know What Committees He Serves On?

Either he doesn't know what committees he serves on and needs to check the Senate site before speaking, or Barack Obama just doesn't care that he lies when it suits his purpose.

Thanks to Hot Air who provides the video of Obama's lie.

Responding to an Israeli reporter’s question Wednesday on his commitment to protect the Jewish state, Barack Obama pointed to a bill “we passed” in the U.S. Senate Banking Committee that tightens sanctions and authorizes divestment from Iran. “My committee,” he called it.

Except that he isn’t a member of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

“Just this past week, we passed out of the out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee - which is my committee - a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon,” Obama said at a press conference in Sderot, Israel.

Oooops? Or a deliberate lie?

Hot Air
who points out that Obama isn't even on any relevant sub committees, states:

Once again, Obama wants to claim credit for efforts on which he served no role. Either that, or Obama is such a dilettante that he has no idea on which committees he actually belongs. It could even be both. Neither gives any confidence that Obama has any grasp at all of his own job, let alone the one for which he’s campaigning. Maybe he needed a lot more than three years to get acclimated to national politics.

No wonder he prefers having a teleprompter, he cannot be trusted to tell the truth when he is just speaking off the top of his head.

Power Line
points out how this would be jumped all over had this been a Republican making statements that have no bearing on the truth.

If committed by a Republican, this would be a gaffe of historic proportions. Even a Senator as inattentive to his duties as Obama certainly knows what committees he serves on. For him to fabricate the claim, out of whole cloth, that the Senate Banking Committee is "[his] committee," strikes me as another sign of Obama's megalomania. That, plus more evidence that he is totally at sea without a teleprompter.

Yes, it isn't only me that sees how lost Obama is without a teleprompter.