Those who closely follow current events may often find themselves hearing a politician making a claim, but swearing they heard them say the exact opposite a month, a year, or even a decade ago.
That's because, many times, they did.
Tuesday night on TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck aired a segment documenting a number of apparent lies and falsehoods being pushed by the current administration, though he was clear that GOP leaders have done the same.
In the case of health care reform, for instance, President Barack Obama repeatedly promised that families who earn $250,000 a year or less would not see their taxes increases by "one dime" under his plan. But when his lawyers were arguing for the bill in front of the Supreme Court, they said the exact opposite to ensure its passage, arguing that all the new "penalties" are taxes.
"It's important that you understand the lies that have been told thus far, because they're only getting worse, and they're only getting much more dangerous," Beck warned.
Beck played the following clip, noting that it is 100% "in their own words" in case you want to share it with friends:
Beck argued that the administration has employed a "three-step process" that begins with lies, continues with revising history to fit the desired story, and concludes with smearing anyone who tries to speak out.
"The only way for them to maintain absolute power is for them to always be lying," Beck said. "To keep this illusion that they can never be wrong, they must silence or attack their opponents who prove them wrong time and time again."
Beck analyzed the president's words in more detail on his radio program Monday, from the president's "early years" to the IRS scandal:
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