While the office of the U.S. president has many requirements, it would seem being truthful isn’t one of them, at least if you’re a liberal Democrat.

In fact, I’m amazed at how Democrats incessantly lie to Americans on the most important of issues! And, of course, there’s always the complicit liberal media willing to lend a “hedging hand.”

For a case in point, look at Bill Clinton. Many younger readers are probably unaware of the fact that in 1998, Bill Clinton was impeached as president of the United States, charged with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice.

After it was discovered Clinton had engaged in an extra-marital affair with a 21-year-old intern named Monica Lewinsky, Clinton repeatedly lied to the American people and eventually to a grand jury in an effort to cover up his fling.

It was only after it became known that Ms. Lewinsky had preserved a blue dress which provided DNA evidence of their affair that Clinton would tell the nation the truth about their inappropriate relationship.

Clinton became only the second president in history to be impeached. He was later acquitted by the U.S. Senate and allowed to finish his term.

And of course, there’s Barack “pants-on-fire” Obama.

How many of you recall during his 2008 presidential campaign, when Obama repeatedly told voters his healthcare debate would take place in a public forum, primarily C-SPAN.

Multiple news sources, including The New York Post, reported that Obama promised voters on at least eight different occasions the healthcare debate “would be transparent.”

One notable example would be during a meeting with the editorial board of The San Francisco Chronicle in 2008, when Obama said, “These negotiations will be on C-SPAN, and so the public will be part of the conversation and will see the choices that are being made.”

A deluge of lies thereafter gave birth to the nightmare known as Obamacare, in which Americans “weren’t” allowed to choose to keep their doctors or healthcare provider, as promised by the “double-crosser-in-chief.”


And now, for their next prevaricating presidential candidate, the Democrat Party is offering our nation “her excellency,” Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In possibly the most callous of lies perpetrated by Democrats in recent years, Hillary Clinton revealed her true nature when she lied to the families of the victims of Benghazi about the deaths of their loved ones.

“This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for our country. We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.”

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

Why do these elected officials lie? And why do their fellow progressives give them a pass?

It’s all about insidious power – the power to oppress our nation with their liberal agenda.

So, let there, once again, be “Power to the People.”

And let’s make America great again.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.