Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
Although this is a seemingly minor event, Secretary of State John Kerry’s “boat controversy” is worthy to note because of the trend it perpetuates. Basically, a CBS reporter noted that Kerry was seen frolicking on his yacht at the same time Egypt was in turmoil as its president was being overthrown by a military coup.
The State Department immediately issued a counter statement: “Any report that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate. He was working all day.” That worked fine until actual photos of Kerry on his boat, kayaking, and walking among the Fourth of July crowds in Nantucket were released by CBS. Caught in yet another lie, the State Department issued a follow-up statement saying, “He was ‘briefly’ on his boat between his frequent calls to state leaders.” Really? Which was it?
This administration has established a documented trend of automatic lies and attempted cover-ups when it comes to telling the truth to the American people.
I contend that we are at the point where the Obama administration is incapable of telling the truth and is only concerned with consolidating its power through whatever story is necessary to fool the public. For the 2014 midterms, I hope the American public remembers the track record of this group of liars we have running this country and the contenders we have posturing for the next presidential race.