Between Drudge Report, Hot Air, Peter Schiff, Tom Woods, Stefan Molyneux and great bloggers, the state of the nation is crystal clear, and so incredibly obvious as to be entirely predictable. If someone had told me 10 years ago that Politifact had changed their rating on Obama three times based on his re-election bids I would have thought they were crazy. “How,” I would have rejoined, “in this modern, civilized day in age, could a website get away with that? There would be instant outrage! Pitchforks! Citizens with guns!”
But now, ever since I was rescued from “The Matrix,” the reality is never shocking, only disappointing and a little bit depressing. Politifact did that? Sure. Why not. Of course they did. That square peg fits perfectly into our square hole of a nation.
PolitiFact is a left wing organization that rates the truthfulness of statements made by politicians. Regarding Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance, PolitiFact has given out three different ratings.
In October 2008, when Obama still had two Presidential elections coming up, PolitiFact rated his statement as “true.”
In June 2012, when Obama only had one more Presidential election coming up, PolitiFact rated his statement as “half true.”
In December 2013, when Obama could no longer run for President ever again, PolitiFact rated his statement as “lie of the year.”
In all three of these cases, PolitiFact was rating the exact same statement. So why did they keep changing their rating? The best explanation that I can think of is that as Obama had fewer and fewer Presidential elections coming up, they were willing to be more and more accurate in their ratings. So only when he was no…
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