Ukraines Look West, Their President Looks East

Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich’s decision to withdraw from a free-trade deal with the EU last month has sparked huge street rallies by the people of the former Soviet satellite country. While Yanukovich is leaning back to Mother Russia, the people want full autonomy and solidarity with the West and the European Union.

In response, the Ukraine government sends in riot police to break up peaceful demonstrations. Demonstrations caused by their President Viktor Yanukovych promising to sign an economic free-trade deal with the European Union only to later renege on that promise.

Lying Presidents seem to be the thing today.

Link: BBC News – Ukraine police move on protest camp near key Kiev site  |  Ukraine freezes talks on bilateral trade pact with EU

Obama Lied, And Won By 4 Points

OK, the 2012 election is over. I get it. But get this. One of the architects of Obamacare, Ezekial “Zeke” Emanuel, was on FOX News Sunday yesterday where Host Chris Wallace asked him whether President Obama’s promises “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period,” and “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period” were true statements?

Zeke’s answer to Wallace was from another planet. He said, “Yes.  But look.  If you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that.”

And to that point, Wallace said “Which means your premium may go up over what you were paying so that, in other words –”

Emanuel cut Wallace short with “No one guaranteed you that your premium wouldn’t increase. Premiums have been going up.”

That is a true statement. No one guaranteed that your premiums would not increase. On the contrary, President Obama said that premiums for the average family would decrease by $2,500. And that’s not happening either.

So in other words, it’s OK to lie to the American people if it will help you get elected. This isn’t news to me where liberals are concerned. It’s what they do. But it’s the first time it has been admitted to on national television.

Had President Obama said, “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, if you want to pay more for it,” or “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, if you want to pay more,” or, “if you like your hospital, you can keep your hospital, if you want to pay more,” how many points do you think Romney would have won by?

Link: Ezekiel Emanuel: If You Want To Pay More For Your Doctor, You Can Do That