Now, as Erick has very clearly noted, you not only lied about your stance on the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, you have admitted to lying about it. That means, among other things, that when you said:
Obama: Well and because they have not been telling the truth. And I hate to say that people are lying, but here’s a situation where folks are lying. I have said repeatedly that I would have been completely in, fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported – which was to say –that you should provide assistance to any infant that was born – even if it was as a consequence of an induced abortion. That was not the bill that was presented at the state level. What that bill also was doing was trying to undermine Roe vs. Wade. By the way, we also had a bill, a law already in place in Illinois that insured life saving treatment was given to infants.
So for people to suggest that I and the Illinois medical society, so Illinois doctors were somehow in favor of withholding life saving support from an infant born alive is ridiculous. It defies commonsense and it defies imagination and for people to keep on pushing this is offensive and it’s an example of the kind of politics that we have to get beyond. It’s one thing for people to disagree with me about the issue of choice, it’s another thing for people to out and out misrepresent my positions repeatedly, even after they know that they’re wrong. And that’s what’s been happening.
…you were, in fact, committing what people call “slander.” Because they were actually right, and you knew that, and you made false accusations against them anyway. And now you’ve gotten caught.
Now, what do we do when we get caught making slanderous statements against people or groups, only to have to admit that those statements were untrue? Let me give you a hint: it rhymes with “anthology.” And I can’t wait to see you offer one to the National Right to Life Committee, after you went after them for having the absolute temerity to oppose you.
PS: Actually, Barry, I hope that you ignore me. Because the NRLC won’t, and now that you’ve admitted that they were right all along the commercials just write themselves. Only they won’t write themselves: they’ll be written by the NRLC, a group that you just personally insulted. Funded by them, too.
So, really, the longer it takes you to break on this, the better for the GOP.