The year according to RON HART

Published: Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 09:17 AM.

ROSEMARY BEACH — It was the year of lies that finally revealed the true Obama. His ObamaCare sales pitch, "If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance, period” — a lie. Saying before the election that the Benghazi disaster was caused by a YouTube video — a lie. Claiming that the NSA is not collecting our Internet and phone records — a lie. And denying that the Obama administration’s IRS was targeting Tea Party groups for special scrutiny — a lie.

Yet there is also humor in a look back at 2013:

·          Obama denied knowing anything about all the scandals. The hardest part of his lying was making folks believe Joe Biden was the mastermind behind the deceptions. Joe Biden, who looks like a guy hosting a seminar on condo flipping, was sent to Asia on a goodwill trip this year. Well, that was what he thought. He was actually sent out to get lunch at Panda Express for three days in a row.

·          Obama wanted to invade Syria but could not get any allies to go along with him. England wanted to use economic sanctions and Germany an embargo. France wanted to use arrogant sarcasm. After stopping the U.S. invasion of Syria through his diplomacy, Russian President Vladimir Putin was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. I like his chances. If his game plan holds true to form, Putin plans to have all the other nominees killed.

·          Gay marriage is now legal in 17 states. Gays are on the way up, which is good, and that also helps explain all the new brunch places opening for business.

·          The royal baby was born last summer and was formally welcomed by Great Britain with a ceremonial 21-gun salute. There is one thing we know for sure: babies love loud, repetitive gunfire. Buckingham Palace did not reveal the baby’s gender until early summer. That went so well they are thinking about revealing Camilla’s next summer.

·          Auburn’s Gus Malzahn out-coached Alabama’s Nick Saban to win the SEC championship. Coach Malzahn is so loved by male Auburn football fans that it makes Duck Dynasty’s patriarch, Phil Robertson, uncomfortable.

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