"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama all told a story during the Democratic National Convention about battles the president’s mother waged with health care companies as she fought a terminal illness in 1995. But the version of events presented Thursday night differs dramatically from others, including those of at least two biographers and Obama’s own previous account.
“Barack had to sit at the end of his mom’s hospital bed and watch her fight cancer and insurance companies at the same time,” Biden said.
The first lady added to the story, observing from the podium that “watching your mother die of something that could have been prevented — that’s a tough thing to deal with.”
“When my mother got cancer,” the president echoed during a video played inside the Time Warner Cable Arena before his entrance, ”she wasn’t a wealthy woman and it pretty much drained all her resources.”
But in 2004, the president told the Chicago Sun-Times that he wasn’t present during his mother’s final days at all.: “The biggest mistake I made was not being at my mother’s bedside when she died,” he said then. ”She was in Hawaii in a hospital, and we didn’t know how fast it was going to take, and I didn’t get there in time.”
— This narrative, too, is contradicted by history: Stanley Ann Dunham, the president’s late mother, did have health insurance to cover her uterine and ovarian cancer, through her job with Development Alternatives Inc. of Bethesda, Md.
“Ann’s compensation for her job in Jakarta had included health insurance, which covered most of the costs of her medical treatment,” according to Dunham’s biographer, New York Times journalist Janny Scott.
“Once she was back in Hawaii, the hospital billed her insurance company directly, leaving Ann to pay only the deductible and any uncovered expenses, which she said, came to several hundred dollars a month.”Read more: here
Obama has been a miserable President, who’s proven incapable of leading or of bringing a nation together. But he’s certainly proved capable of gaining his Doctorate in Lying.
I read years ago that Obama said he wasn’t with his Mother. I also read she had health insurance which was paying expenses. And now, desperate to get reelected, he fabricates all these lies for the 2012 Convention. What kind of man does that — uses his dead Mother as a prop?
This disgraceful man is part of a political Party full of disgraceful males: Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Ed Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, John Lewis, Joe Biden (just to mention a few). A Party who truly has a “war on women” – Barack’s war seems to have begun with his deceased Mother. He’s also taken lying to a new low.
All for some perceived political gains of tricking and deceiving voters — again.