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Associated Press Fact Check Refutes Obama’s Prevarication

March 29th, 2011 No comments

Highlights from the AP fact check of last night’s speech reveal Obama’s proclivity for exaggeration and self-aggrandizement:

OBAMA: We are turning the operation over to NATO.

FACT: The US is NATO, so we are turning the operation back over to ourselves.

OBAMA: “Our military mission is narrowly focused on saving lives.”

FACT: The operation is expanding militarily in an effort to unseat Gadhafi.

OBAMA: Seeking to justify the operation, he asserted this mission was vital to the national interest of the US.

FACT: Obama contradicted his own defense secretary, Robert Gates, who said the crisis “was not a vital national interest to the United States.”

OBAMA: “And tonight, I can report that we have stopped Gadhafi’s deadly advance.”

FACT: The regime continues to push back the rebels.

OBAMA: “Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different.”

FACT: Obama turned a blind eye to the uprising in Iran, the killings of Jewish innocents, and the genocide in Darfur.

Maybe you can explain the strategy behind Obama’s lies. Let us know if you have figured it out. Read more at the AP fact check.

Nancy Pelosi 2010 Prevaricator of the Year™

January 1st, 2011 No comments

WASHINGTON: The NIP congratulates Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House on winning the 2010 Prevaricator of the Year™. Following the 2009 winner Barack Obama is no small feat. We wish Nancy the very best and may she enjoy all the benefits that come with this award.

Nominations for 2010 Prevaricator of the Year™

December 1st, 2010 No comments

Obama 2009 Winner Prevaricator of the Year™

WASHINGTON: Today the National Institute of Prevarication officially opened nominations for the 2010 Prevaricator of the Year™. Nominations will remain open until midnight December 31st. The official results will be announced sometime in January 2011.

Nominations are open to anyone, and you can nominate yours truly, or yourself if you wish. Multiple nominations for the same person (from different sources) will carry weight in determining final results. You can nominate your favorite prevaricator by leaving a comment on this post with his or her name. To advance your nomination it would be helpful in describing your nominee’s contribution to the field of prevarication, citing sources where possible.

News of this award has already leaked and we have heard from many who want to be named Prevaricator of the Year™ for previous years. So we will also accept nominations for Posthumorous Prevaricator of the Year™. If you nominate someone for a Posthumorous award, be sure to include the year.

Once awards have been announced for a particular year, all decisions are final.

2009 Winner: Barack Hussein Obama

Editor’s Note: Results of Posthumorous awards are tabulated here:

Posthumorous awards:

1999 Al Gore for his work in creating the Internet

1998 Bill Clinton “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.”

1994 Jimmy Carter for achieving Korean nuclear disarmament, truce with Haiti

Note to the Carter Center: Nominations for multiple years are discouraged.

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Letter to Joe Wilson – Thanks for Your Honesty

January 5th, 2010 3 comments

Honest Joe WilsonWASHINGTON: Last fall Joe Wilson got in a bit of hot water for being honest. If you witnessed Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress you’ll remember what it was like. The President called conservatives liars, over and over again. Meanwhile he did some fancy prevaricating of his own. It was just too much to take. If you were watching it live you probably stood out of your chair like we did and called him on it.

Well, it was also too much for Joe. For just a moment Wilson thought he was in the House of Commons and just spoke his mind. Out loud. Do you remember the looks on the Grand Dame Pelosi’s face? Or Harry’s scowl? Both of them being partially senile*, they had probably just forgotten how rude this same body was to George W. Bush when the former President addressed them.

Now it’s time to show our support for Congressman Wilson. The Institute sent a formal letter to his office today, notifying him of Obama’s Prevaricator of the Year™ award. Perhaps if Joe had exclaimed, “You prevaricate!” instead of using the “L” word he might not have gotten into so much trouble. Read more…

Barack Hussein Obama Wins 2009 Prevaricator of the Year™

January 4th, 2010 2 comments

All Hail Obama

WASHINGTON: It’s official. Congratulations to Barack Hussein Obama, sole recipient of the 2009 Prevaricator of the Year™. There were some very tough competitors. Recently Janet Napolitano threw her hat in the ring in her famous appearance on CNN, “The System Worked.” Who can forget Mary Landrieu’s classic, “I Can’t Be Bought“? Harry Reid, in his last term as Senator, boldly staked his claim as he smeared the entire Republican party when he blamed them for slavery and civil rights obstruction. Our favorite was the nomination of the entire Democratic caucuses of the House and the Senate. Had we been able to award a joint recipient that nomination may have held sway.

Unlike the Nobel commission who depend on the whims of a politically charged committee, we here at the NIP use a state-of-the-art super computer with a sophisticated, proprietary algorithm to make an unbiased decision.

Since the NIP is publicly funded (thanks to the stimulus package), we were very reluctant to criticize our Commander-in-Chief, as loyal readers well know. However, once we put his name into consideration the computer blew the others out of contention.

It’s been a big year for Obama, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and now the 2009 Prevaricator of the Year™, an award he actually deserves. We offer him our  sincere congratulations.

We won’t attempt to elaborate on Obama’s qualifications, we’ll let him explain it in his own words:

US Congress Nominated for Prevaricator of the Year™

December 29th, 2009 No comments

US Capitol BuildingWASHINGTON: One bright reader nominated both Democratic caucuses of the Senate and the House as joint recipients for the 2009 Prevaricator of the Year™. This is in acknowledgement for their fine work on Healthcare and Cap and Trade this year.

Our models were showing their nomination in the lead until a White House staffer nominated President Obama and forwarded this video to us. So it is anyone’s guess at this time who will win in the end.

Let us know who you think should receive the prestigious 2009 Prevaricator of the Year™. We have developed a very advanced proprietary algorithm to make the final decision, but our readers’ nominations are assessed heavy weighting. Email, leave comments here, tweet us, contact us, call us, just get your nominations in before it is too late.

Obama Nominated for Prevaricator of the Year™

December 26th, 2009 3 comments

WASHINGTON: 2009 is drawing to a close and nominations are coming in fast and furious for 2009 Prevaricator of the Year™. Since the NIP is publicly funded (thanks to the stimulus package), we are very reluctant to criticize our Commander-in-Chief, as loyal readers well know. For that reason we have told countless readers that President Obama is off limits. One reader was not easily dissuaded and sent us the following video.

Apparently Tom Holbrook at The Examiner also agrees that Obama is a master Prevaricator. You be the judge. Let us know who you think should receive the prestigious 2009 Prevaricator of the Year™. We have developed a very advanced proprietary algorithm to make the final decision, but our readers’ nominations are assessed heavy weighting. Email, leave comments here, tweet us, contact us, call us, just get your nominations in before it is too late.