CNN’s Don Lemon, Panelists Clash Over Whether Obama’s ‘Taken Lying to a New Level’

Senator John Cornyn said during a Google Hangout on Monday that President Obama “has taken lying to a new level,” connecting Benghazi to the lies surrounding Obamacare. CNN’s Don Lemon raised this provocative question on Monday night, with the CNN chyron reading “Has Obama ‘Taken Lying to a New Level’?” during the panel debate.

Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher thought the bigger deal was “historical levels of disrespect” from Republicans like Cornyn towards Obama, saying they’ve been “obsessed with destroying this president on every turn” and feeling free to call him whatever they like. Republican strategist Terry Holt shot back that it’s incredibly troubling for Obama to have spoke so falsely on so many different occasions about the “central promise of his presidency.”

Holt suggested that the health care debacle represents the “downfall of this presidency in many ways,” and despite Belcher and Lemon bringing up some examples of health care exchanges going well, insisted, “There’s been no good news about Obamacare.”

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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