This is confusing. You’ve got one lying liar criticizing another lying liar for being a lying liar. Maybe Frank feels frankly that Obama should have stuck to vaguely plausible lies that wouldn’t blow up in his face a short while later.
“The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled — I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis,” Frank told HuffPost during a July interview. “But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people.”
“Any smart political adviser would have said, ‘Don’t lie to people, because you’re gonna get caught up in it and it’s gonna have this tsunami that you now have,’” Frank told HuffPost. “My political motto, very simple. I have always told the truth, and nothing but the truth. But I don’t volunteer the whole truth in every situation.”
Says the guy whose boyfriend ran a whorehouse out of his apartment. He sure didn’t volunteer that one.
But Frank is still old school. And old school means that you stick to vaguely plausible lies. Obama however is of the Clinton school and lies compulsively with no self-control on the assumption that his voters are either too stupid or too fanatical to catch him out on that.
And so far he’s been proven right.
Yes his approval ratings are underwater, but a lot of his political attacks still have traction mainly because of media support. When the media echoes what you’re saying, then you have a propaganda setup much like the old USSR did, and people may turn against you, but you can maintain control of the discourse.