There are the big Obama lies: "I'll cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term." "If you like your health plan, you can keep it. Period." And on and on.
Then there are the smaller, but still significant, lies. Like this one, about his Uncle Omar.
As the Boston Globe reports, "President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting.
"Their relationship came into question on Tuesday at the deportation hearing of his uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court. His uncle had lived in the United States illegally since the 1970s and revealed in testimony for the first time that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was here illegally and fighting deportation.
"On Thursday, a White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Globe that they had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office asked the president directly, which they had not done in 2011." (Read the entire piece here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/05/president-obama-acknowledges-having-lived-with-his-uncle/mz67SRGIExGAZJuOQsl1JI/story.html )
Here's why this seemingly small lie matters: because the press did not do its job leading up to the 2008 election in investigating Obama's background. They refused---actively refused---to look into how he grew up, his academic life and records, his personal and political associations, his ideological beliefs and who and what formed them, etc. We know every detail about every Republican candidate's life---such as the haircut Mitt Romney gave a classmate decades ago---and we know things about them that people simply make up as total lies, such as an alleged affair John McCain had (false) and Sarah Palin's "faked" pregnancy (also a malicious lie).
But we never knew---and in fact still do not know---the truth about who Barack Obama is. His lie about Uncle Omar just puts it into bold relief. The press would not investigate (didn't want to be called "racists," after all), and they still refuse to investigate. Something tells me that the exposed Uncle Omar lie will be followed by other emerging truths about Obama. After all, thanks to the corrupt media, he remains, by and large, a stranger.