One of the president’s closest advisers just revealed something incredible about President Barack Obama.
In his new book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” political strategist David Axelrod revealed that Obama lied to the public about a key issue in order to get elected.
In the book, he states that Obama blatantly lied about his beliefs on gay marriage, and that the candidate knowingly misled the American people to reach the presidency.
Axelrod claims that Obama supported gay marriage when he was running for president. Instead of being honest about his stance, however, the candidate covered up his views and publicly claimed to oppose gay marriage in favor of civil unions.
Axelrod was the chief campaign adviser for Obama during the 2008 race for the White House. He had an inside view into the plans and strategies that the candidate used to become president.
“Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified his position to support civil unions rather than marriage, which he would term a ‘sacred union,’” revealed Axelrod, according to Opposing Views.
In other words: Barack Obama lied to black Americans about a core belief in order to gain black votes.
The decision to repeatedly lie supposedly made Obama uncomfortable … but not enough to stop. “I’m just not very good at bullsh*tting,” Obama said, according to Axelrod.
Yet that’s exactly what he continued to do for years.
In 2012, Barack Obama finally came out — in a manner of speaking — and announced that he actually supported gay marriage.
At the time, the president claimed that he had changed his mind and “evolved” on the issue over time. If Axelrod is correct, however, this was yet another lie.
Barack Obama supported gay marriage for years and didn’t change his mind. He simply lied through his teeth about that stance until, conveniently, he had been re-elected.
If Obama was lying about this core belief for years, what else is he willing to conceal?
What does it say about a man if he is unwilling to be honest about a fundamental view and instead lies about it whenever it is convenient?
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune