Obama’s lying again

Obama’s lying again, which is always fascinating, because his lies fall into the “who are you going to believe — me or your lying eyes?” category.  That is, it’s not as if he has a guilty little secret, and is lying.  Nor is it a simple he said/she said scenary, in which you know one is lying, but don’t know which one.  Instead, Obama just absolutely, completely and blatantly denies his previous on-the-record statements.  I’ve blogged on this extensively, with this post standing as a good example.

Obama’s latest blatant lies concern his promises regarding the stimulus.  Karl Rove meticulously documents lie after lie:

Mr. Obama is attempting to lower expectations retroactively, saying in an op-ed in Sunday’s Washington Post that his stimulus “was, from the start, a two-year program.” That is misleading. Mr. Obama never said if his stimulus were passed things might still get significantly worse in the following year.

In February, Mr. Obama said this about the goals of his stimulus package: “I think my initial measure of success is creating or saving four million jobs.” He later explained the stimulus’s $787 billion would “go directly to . . . generating three to four million new jobs.” And his Council of Economic Advisors issued an official analysis showing that the unemployment rate would top out in the third quarter of this year at just over 8%.

That quarter began on July 1, and unemployment is now 9.5%, up from 7.6% when Mr. Obama took office. There are 2.6 million fewer Americans working than there were on the day Mr. Obama was sworn in. The president says now that unemployment will exceed 10% this year, and his advisers say it will remain high through much of next year.

Earlier this year, Mr. Obama assured us that most of the stimulus money “will go out the door immediately.” But it hasn’t. Only about 7.7% of the stimulus has been spent in the six months since its passage, and more of it will be spent in the program’s last eight years than in its first year. So now the president claims he said something different. “We also knew that it would take some time for the money to get out the door,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly radio address on Saturday.

Karl Rove isn’t the only one who is mad at the lies.  Steve Schippert went ballistic with the latest rounds.  Since he’s away from blog, Rick, at Brutally Honest, published his right-on-the-money rant about the hectoring, dishonest Manchurian candidate in the White House.

Obama is a big fan of Lincoln.  He would do well to remember Lincoln’s words: “You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.”

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  • Danny Lemieux

    Obama is a big fan of Lincoln

    Actually, I suspect that this self-proclaimed “Student of History” knows very little about Lincoln or much of anything about U.S. history, for that matter.

    However, saying he does makes for good copy and it’s not like the U.S. media will hold him accountable for his statements, is it?

  • Mike

    There is a great article on he who I won’t name at a friend’s blog.Here.
    http://marionsword.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0&sa=756271143

    Also you can go here.

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    http://WWW.DAVIDICKE.COM/OBAMA

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  • BrianE

    Mike,
    That piece by David Icke is over the top. When something is that conspiratorial, it’s most often crap.
    This is the opening to his article on Israel. Seems Icke is your garden variety racist.

    So yet again the people of the virtual-concentration camp, known officially as ‘Gaza’, are being bombarded from the sky and from the ground by the bully-boys of Tel Aviv.

    State-of-the art Israeli jets and tanks, paid for by the United States, strike civilian targets in this tragic, poverty-stricken wasteland which acts as a holding camp for the human beings the Israeli government would rather be dead.

    The world watches as a nation of people, the Palestinians, is systematically crushed and destroyed by the tyrants who call the shots in Israel on behalf of that country’s real power structure – the House of Rothschild.

    And, taxpayers of America (and elsewhere), you are paying for this calculated slaughter.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    America is also paying for Obama’s obscene luxuries. I would ask the author why is one good and the other bad?

  • http://helenl.wordpress.com/ Helen Losse

    Oh, please. It should be obvious it will take a while for Obama to fix what Republicans screwed up for years.

  • suek

    >>It should be obvious it will take a while for Obama to fix what Republicans screwed up for years.>>

    I ask you again, Helen…what will society look like if it’s “perfect” according to your lights? Do you think socialism is better for the majority of people than capitalism?

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    I’m a little unclear here, Helen. My post was about the fact that Obama was caught in a couple of blatant lies. (You know, the kind where you say X on Monday, on tape, and then deny saying X on Tuesday.)

    Can you please explain to me how your comment fits in with my post?

  • suek

    I think Helen is responding to Rove’s accusations…

    My question still stands. I’ve asked it before, but Helen never answers. She’s as slippery about her ideals as a peeled grape.

  • Charles Martel

    I notice, as usual, that Helen does not offer any examples of what Repubs “screwed up” and how.

    (One thing I’d love to see Helen comment on is that Black Chamber of Commerce guy’s smack-down of Barbara Boxer’s racism. Ain’t gonna happen, but it would be fun to see.)

    Looking over my calendar, I believe Helen’s next drive-by is scheduled for Tuesday, the 21st.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    Can you please explain to me how your comment fits in with my post?

    The ends justifies the means. Since Jews and disabled/gays are inferior specimens, the Aryan Super Race can only come into being by the sterilization and elimination of such inferiors.

    Without a basic background in philosophy, it’s easy to believe in history’s most horrendous ideas. Because you can’t tell the difference. You can only obey what authority figures tell you is so. But it need not be so.

    Do you think socialism is better for the majority of people than capitalism?

    The Left believes an absence of free will, rationed redistribution of wealth according to arbitrary and not individual actions/sins, is the best for the most people. Greed and personal motivations must be eliminated, for, after all, how can you have greed and personal anything without free will?

    This belief is not Catholic (contrary to Andrew Sullivan’s claims) so much as pseudo-Calvinist on this score. The Calvinists do not believe in free will, they believe in God’s plan as a form of predestination. The fact that they somehow created a strong work ethic, due to their preference for believing that having wealth means you are favored by God, could almost be a philosophical accident. However, that accident will not occur with arbitrary redistribution of food and wealth. Not if people like Helen are running the system. Maybe if I was running the system, I could just ration it to the workers, the people that, if motivated, could keep the system running for awhile. But I don’t think I could maintain justice while doing so, and I know I would not be able to maintain justice for everyone given that I would not know the predicament of every single individual as well as those aforementioned individuals. That, in itself, would destroy the system if I died or if I was sick or if I just went to sleep. The reliance on the Strong Man, ala Saddam or Obama, is unsustainable. We are all equal in the eyes of Death. There is nothing exemplary in ANY of us that makes us immune to that state from which we were all created ‘equal’ and to that state to which we will all equally end. In the end, you cannot get good government by relying upon the fiction that some people are ‘born to rule’ while others are ‘not born right and able’.

    We are all created Equal because we shall all end Equally as well, for Death has no favorites. If the Left wants a Utopia, there is their Utopia. And Planned Parenthood, the pro-abortionists, and supporters of enforced euthanasia are evidence of the truth that the Left is aware of this fact.

    This may not comfort others, but it certainly comforts me. And not least of all because of the days we live upon the ashes of the present. It comforts me that true equality is only achievable through death. And while this is certainly sad for the Vietnamese the Left ordered killed, for the Iraqis that the Left would throw to Al Qaeda, it is also comforting. Because such cruel fates are applicable to others, they are also applicable to the Left as well. The former is sad and regrettable, while the latter becomes ever increasingly valuable with the advance of the Left’s Utopia. And in the end, it will not be my fault that their Utopia came to them. They worked for it, far more than I ever did.

    The Meta-Golden Rule may yet see its day. Justice may yet be done.

  • Danny Lemieux

    I would like to re-posit Charles’ question…what exactly did the Republicans “screw up” and what exactly is Obama doing to make things better?

    I also want to hear Helen’s defense of Boxer…

    What’s that noise I hear in the background? Sounds like “la,la,la,la,la…..”

  • Mike Devx

    Helen was simply compelled to express her incredulity at our Neanderthal knuckledragging here. That’s all. She popped in, posted, and popped out, and having pithily expressed her disdain, she felt so much better. Even, perhaps, more moral.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    I don’t tend to think Helen is given much to deep thinking.

    My personal experience inform me that even if you started from a blank slate, learning new things and absorbing the inter-connections of this world of ours requires energy, work, and focus. I don’t consider myself a dumb person, to which I would define as being 10% below the average of the bell curve. Yet, the amount of energy deep thinking requires will sap even a young mind’s reserves. It takes time, motivation, and oftentimes specific encouragement for people to stay on track. It’s easy to get distracted. It’s easy to get tired. It’s easy to, perhaps, get discouraged that the effort is worth it.

    But it is worth it. For those like Neo-Neocon that had prior views that she had to do everything above in order to re-evaluate, the energies required there far exceeds simple learning. For one must unlearn the bad in order to learn the good. Almost twice as much material means far more than twice the energy required.

    A lot of the problems with public education is that they don’t teach you how evaluate truth and fiction. They only teach you to integrate what they consider valid topics, and only via valid methodologies are analysis of the aforementioned topics accepted.

    The brain feels like a muscle in the case of learning. Just as you grow stronger by exercising your muscles and using them past their breaking point, so the same is true for the human brain. If you don’t feel challenged, it’s cause you haven’t maxed out your potential. The brain’s interconnectivity grows the more you use it. The more you use it, the less effort it takes to absorb new material for you will have a stronger context upon which to grasp the new material. Without that context, without anything to compare new data to, you would necessarily have to produce the context yourself, which uses raw data processing: same as a computer’s CPU. Some people have the requisite raw serial processing ability, most people do not.