Barack Obama has been caught in a contradiction. Asked about Jersey Shore star Snooki on The View today, the President replied, “I don’t know who that is.” But two months ago he knew who she was!

via Obama Flip-Flops: Does He Know Who Snooki Is, Or Not?.

I don’t know what it is going to take for people in this country to realize that Obama has no relationship whatsoever with “truth.” Everything about him is image and ideology. His entire public life he has said whatever he thinks he needs to say to get his goals accomplished. In this case those goals were to appear to be aloof from silly popular culture things. A few months ago when he wanted to make a joke, his goal was to seem “hip” and “with it.” So two months ago he knew who “Snooki” was and used her in a joke. Now he doesn’t know who Snooki is to show how focused he is on “serious things.”

That’s all there is to Obama’s public speaking. This is a fairly trivial example, but it’s illustrative of his natural tendency. He lies. Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, and Obama’s gotta lie. That’s just the natural order of things.