President Barack Obama claimed that coal could create "the kinds of air pollution" that is "creating asthma for kids," in speaking at a town hall event in Annandale, Va., on Tuesday. However, the National Institutes of Health says that “the exact cause of asthma isn’t known” and that “asthma is different for each person.”
“The challenge with coal is that although it’s very cheap, it’s also dirty. And it can create the kinds of air pollution that not only is contributing to climate change but is also creating asthma for kids nearby,” Obama said in answer to a question about balancing deficit reduction with government spending on clean energy.
“You got asthma? Okay. And so sucking that stuff in is not ideal,” said Obama. “So what we’ve said is, let’s invest in clean coal technology that potentially can capture some of these particulates and some of the carbon dioxide that’s going into the atmosphere.”
Asthma, however, is not caused by coal, or the emissions from coal-fired power plants, as the president suggested. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) the true cause of asthma is unknown, although scientists believe it is caused by a confluence of genetic and environmental factors or early viral infections.
The Left needs some sort of rationale for their redistributionist, freedom-choking, intrusive agenda, and can no longer find one amongst reality. Therefore, blatant lies are the only tool remaining to them, and the president is wielding it freely.
ObamaCare will drive the nation into bankruptcy, so Obama claims the alternatives will kill your mother. Obama wants to spend more money on "shovel-ready", union-approved infrastructure projects, so he makes up stories about bridges that fall due to shoddy upkeep (as opposed to inherent design flaws. The truth doesn't help anyone here, unless you want to control the architectural business. Hmmm...). Obama need people to believe in "climate change", since the only known solution to it just coincidentally happens to be the implementation of the entire liberal playbook, so he lies about it causing asthma in children.
So what type of liar is the president?
Pathological liars are often defined as people who lie continually to get their way, with little or no concern for other people. Although the term is not an official clinical diagnosis for a mental disorder, many researchers believe that chronic lying in adults represents an antisocial personality disorder.
Pathological liars will change their story all the time when questioned about certain details. They will begin contradicting the things they have said, because they lose track of the lies they have told. .... Because of their insecurity they will act defensively when challenged; or they will continue to lie for sympathy, giving no value to the truth.
... There are many reasons people become pathological liars. They might have a low self-esteem and feel they have to prove that they are better than everyone else. They might be depressed about their lack of accomplishments in life. Or they could be bordering on a criminal mentality, lying just to get what they want.
Let's look at the definition of a "compulsive" liar: