Friday, November 05, 2010

More Pathetic Lies from Bachmann

This time the lying psychopath is claiming that President Obama's trip to India will cost $200 million a day. Politifact has the truth right here.

James Gerstenzang, a former reporter who covered numerous foreign trips by presidents for the Los Angeles Times, laughed at the $200 million a day figure, which he guessed was probably "inflated by a factor of 10." And the claim about the entourage of 3,000 also seems grossly inflated, he said. He noted that any members of the press traveling with the president pay their own way, so that's not a cost borne by taxpayers.

"It really bothers me when numbers like that get thrown around by both sides for political reasons, without it being backed up," Gerstenzang said.

Veteran reporter David Jackson, who has traveled on a number of foreign trips by presidents, wrote for the USA Today, "No, President Obama's trip is not going to cost $200 million a day."

"That figure -- first thrown out by a single Indian media outlet and now viral on conservative talk radio -- is wildly, wildly off the mark."

Repeat: Bachmann and the vast majority of other conservative leaders and media figures, will tell ANY lie, spread ANY falsehood in order to gain power. Their sick, demented hatred of President Obama is so intense that they would do or say anything to destroy him. These are the "patriots" that prevailed this past week.

God help America!

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