John Ransom

News flash to the world: Obama’s a liar.

Yeah, all politicians are. I get that part.

But not all politicians get pilloried for it in books by their top aides.

Tim Geithner appears to be the last of a plethora of administration insiders who say that Obama fibs.

A lot.

Geithner claims that Obama, through Jack Lew, asked him to blow a “dog whistle” to the Left by claiming that social security wouldn’t contribute to future deficits.

Geithner explains that the “dog whistle” was secret code telling the Left that social security wouldn’t be touched according to an account by FoxNews.

Having put the story in print, Geithner is now claiming that he’s being misquoted in his own memoirs, which until now, was the only thing distinguishing Terrell Owens' autobiography.

Move over 81, you got company.

(For personal appearances by Number 81, you need only dial 1-855-Owens81.)

Former defense secretary Robert Gates turned coat on Obama earlier this year, saying that despite Obama’s push for surge strategy in Afghanistan, Obama never believed his own strategy.

More Americans died during Obama’s guidance in Afghanistan than during the whole Bush presidency.

“In fact, according to the CNSNews.com database of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan,” writes Dennis Crowley of CNS, “73 percent of all U.S. Afghan War casualties have occurred since Jan. 20, 2009 when Obama was inaugurated.”

Writes the Washington Post:

“Obama, after months of contentious discussion with Gates and other top advisers, deployed 30,000 more troops in a final push to stabilize Afghanistan before a phased withdrawal beginning in mid-2011. ‘I never doubted Obama’s support for the troops, only his support for their mission,’” Gates writes.

Pretty much the same thing.

You can’t ask people to die over remaining steady in polling and still say you support the troops.


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.