With the unsurprising revelation that Barack Obama, the so-called 'leader of the free world', is a pathological liar who will say and promise anything in order to impose his agenda, it gives us all the opportunity to re-appraise our attitude to politicians in general.
It took the Tony Blair administration, with its spin doctors, media managers, soundbites, rebuttal units and centrally issued 'lines to take', to bring home to the British people that they were being systematically lied to on a massive scale.
Barack Obama has watched and learned from his trans-Atlantic mentor and adopted what has been a highly successful strategy to 'fundamentally transform' America into the 'progressive' dystopia that his perverted ideology demanded.
Just as modern rocketry and space exploration was developed from the genius of Nazi scientist/engineer Werner von Braun, so modern methods of propaganda were developed from the evil genius of Nazi propaganda chief, Josef Goebels.
So successful were his methods, he was able to transform a sophisticated, culturally advanced, civilized population into one of the most bestial in history. It was inevitable that agenda driven politicians would adopt these tried and tested methods to achieve their own ideological ends also.
The phenomenon of lying to impose a political or ideological agenda started in earnest with the Conservative administration of Edward Heath who wilfully lied in order to get Great Britain to join the Common Market as it was then known.
Heath and his like minded cohorts knowingly lied when they claimed that there would be absolutely no surrender of sovereignty to the Brussels bureaucrats and the Westminster Parliament would always remain the supreme legislature of the British people.
Despite all the evidence to the contrary Europhile politicians, regardless of party affiliation, are promoting those same lies today. They still claim that the EU is a benign trading organization operating for the mutual economic benefit of its members.
The truth is that Great Britain has been fundamentally transformed beyond recognition by a carefully constructed programme of spin, obfuscation and outright lies, spread by a compliant bought-and-paid-for media machine that would be the envy of Josef Goebels and his Ministry of Information and Propaganda.
There was a brief hiatus under the Thatcher administration but she was deposed in a coup by the Europhiles in her party and replaced by their chosen puppet John Major.
Through a series of well spun lies and deceit, he brought the dishonest project back on track and signed the Maastricht Treaty. Although he claimed otherwise, this effectively surrendered some of the last remnants of British sovereignty to Brussels.
Unable to risk another Thatcher, the Blair/Brown administrations speeded up the project using the same formula of lies and obfuscation which is being carried on by David Cameron to this day.
Cameron is now known by the epithet 'Cast Iron Dave' because of his broken promise to give the British people a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. A 'Cast Iron Guarantee' to use his exact phrase.
When Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act architect Jonathan Gruber revealed that not only were the American people lied to on a massive scale, but the administration also believed they could get away with it because they regarded the American people as stupid.
At this point it would be easy to say that this assumption would be correct when applied to that section of the British and American electorate that fell for the spin, deceit and outright lies, but that would be denying the power of an efficient propaganda machine.
For the American people the signs were there from start. The employment of Greek columns combined with some of the most outrageous statements ever made in an election campaign was an embarrassment to behold and they should have acted as warning bell as to what would transpire.
It is worth reminding ourselves what Dr. Goebels had to say about manipulation and propaganda then compare it with modern political discourse.
Probably his most infamous quote was:
" If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it".
"The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over".
If this is not a description of the modern soundbite then I don't know what is.
President Obama repeated this blatant lie repeatedly when imposing his health care plan on an unwilling populace:
" If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan - period. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor - period".
He also repeatedly lied about Benghazi, the Fast and Furious gun running scandal, the red lines over chemical weapons in Syria, the IRS targeting conservative groups and so on and so forth.
When it becomes acceptable for the Chief Executive to shamelessly and routinely lie in order to impose his agenda, it sets the precedent for the rest of his minions to follow.
The top Nazi himself, Adolf Hitler, understood the principles of propaganda as articulated in his infamous quote:
"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it".
The lie doesn't get much bigger than the outrageous claim by candidate Obama that when he is elected "the oceans will stop rising and the planet will begin to heal". This is the Hubris Syndrome and the Messiah Complex rolled into one.
One can make allowances for those afflicted by the intellectual retardation effect as a result of belonging to the socialist/communist/liberal community - people who refer to themselves nowadays as 'progressives' in an attempt to distance themselves from the bloodsoaked history of their creed - but millions of supposedly educated people fell for this nonsense not once but twice.
Millions of British voters were even worse, they fell for Phony Tony Blair three times before electing another media created phony in David Cameron.
Cameron and his acolytes have turned lying with a smile into an art form. They are utterly shameless, lying about everything from restricting mass immigration to preventing economic migrants from having access to welfare benefits, health care, housing and education.
They lie about the nature of the European Union, the renegotiation of membership terms and even about their taxpayer funded expenses. Their election manifesto's have been classed by the law courts as non binding therefore worthless to the electorate as to their intentions if elected to government.
They scuppered a recall Bill that would have allowed the electorate to sack their sorrry a*ses and shredded all documents over two years old regarding their expenses.
When all is taken into consideration the British legislature, together with its institutions and the entire establishment, not only involves lying and deceit, it is also rotten to the core and rife with villainy, corruption, perversion, cronyism and criminality. I assume that the American legislature and establishment are no different.
As a consequence, we the weary, exploited taxpayers can safely assume that every utterance they make will be a deliberately manufactured lie designed to keep them in office for their own self serving ends and their anti-people agendas intact.
*Apologies to the Eagles for using a line from one of their classic songs to highlight the behavior of such appalling people.