Posted by: Yvonne | September 9, 2010

Teller of Untruths, Your Trousers Have Combusted!

from David Swindle of New Real Blog:

The 15 Most Obvious Lies in President Obama’s Ohio Speech and 1 Damning Freudian Slip

The naked lies were too numerous to count in President Obama’s speech in Ohio today. But let’s try and respond to a couple.

15. “We also hoped for a chance to get beyond some of the political divides between Democrats and Republicans…”

One cannot “get beyond” the political divides of this country when the objective is to “fundamentally transform” the United States. Obama’s talk of bi-partisanship has been clearly demonstrated to just be a campaign technique to woo moderates.

He could have ruled from the Center — the model was there in Bill Clinton’s second term. Instead he chose to push a leftist agenda, thus further exacerbating the divide.

14. “Because we are proud to be Democrats, we are prouder to be Americans.”

Says the Post-American President who rejects the concept of American exceptionalism and bows to foreign kings.

13. “I ran for President because for much of the last decade a very specific governing philosophy had reigned about about how American should work.”

He expects us to believe that anything President Bush did in any way inspired him to run for President?

12. “Folks were forced to put more debt on their credit cards and to borrow against homes that many couldn’t afford to buy in the first place.”

Forced? As in Discover Card and American Express put a gun to their customers head and demanded they load themselves up with debt? Monster House came by and threatened to devour people if they didn’t sign the mortgage?

11. “I ran for president because I believed that this kind of economy was unsustainable for the middle class and the future of our nation.”

Obama is not interested in sustainability. The debt levels we already have and that he is further burdening us with make a mockery of his claims for interest in sustainability.

10. “I ran because I had a different idea about how America was built. It was an idea rooted in my own family’s story.”

Built? Obama does not have a different idea about how America was built. The historical facts are quite clear. He has a different idea about the America that he wants to build — and build by destroying what already exists.

9. “Yes, our families believed in the American values of self-reliance and individual responsibility and they instilled those values in their children. But they also believed in a country that rewards responsibility, a country that rewards hard work, a country built on the promise of opportunity and upward mobility.”

If Obama was raised with the American value of self-reliance and individual responsibility then why was a communist like Frank Marshall Davis allowed to be one of his mentors?

8. “The flawed policies and economic weaknesses of the previous decade culminated in a financial crisis and the worst recession of our lifetimes.”

This is perhaps the most fundamental, important lie in Obama’s entire speech: the recession we’re going through right now was caused by Republicans’ economic policies. The truth is far less dramatic: everyone is to blame for the economic recession. “Blame” can be pointed toward the Left, the Right, the Democrats, the Republicans, the “fat cats” on Wall Street, and the poor people who took out mortgages they could not pay

If everyone is to blame for something then no one is to blame for it. And we can understand this recession as just one more wave in a perpetual cycle of booms and busts.

7. “Some Republicans thought it was smart politics to sit on the sidelines and let Democrats solve the mess. Others believe on principle that government shouldn’t meddle in the markets — even when the markets are broken.”

No, Republicans thought it would be smart politics to fight Democrats and try to stop them from making the problems we face worse. No, conservatives who believed on principle that government should not interfere in a company failing did not believe the market was broken. A boom and bust business cycle is not an example of the market being “broken” but of it functioning in the same pattern it has ever since the Roman empire.

Obama — and the rest of the Left — is unable to actually confront the conservative argument. They always have to lie about their opponents’ position. Observe how in the fight over the Ground Zero Mosque somehow the debate magically shifted to whether there was a legal right to build a mosque at the location.

6. “The same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place.”

What was the philosophy that led us here? Friedman economics? Keynesianism? Obama can’t say because he needs to be as vague as possible in order to try and manipulate the least educated people listening. That’s who Obama relies on to develop and maintain power.

5. “Their argument is should insurance companies go back to denying care for people who are sick or let credit card companies go back to raising rates without any reason… Cleveland, that is not the America I know. That is not the America we believe in.”

Insurance companies do not “deny care.” They deny paying for some procedures. This is an inevitability of every healthcare system on the planet. If we had the most socialist healthcare system imaginable — like Britain’s for example — all that would be different is it would be the government being forced to make the decisions to deny paying for something. There is not a health insurance tree in the backyard yielding unlimited insurance fruit for all.

But at least there is a moment of honesty here — yes, the America that actually exists today is not something Obama believes in. When he talks of an America he loves he speaks of the country that exists in his imagination — one decades down the line that has come into being through his brilliant policies.

4. “It’s still fear versus hope, the past versus the future.”

As stated in The Art of Political War, “fear” and “hope” are just symbols used in political combat. In his previous breath it was Obama himself evoking fear by lying about insurance companies “denying” people care.

3. “I’ve never believed that it’s government’s role to create jobs or prosperity. I believe it’s the drive and ingenuity of our entrepreneurs, small businesses, the skill and dedication of our works that’s made us the wealthiest nation on earth. “

You can just feel the disdain in his voice. He can push through government “stimulus” programs that cost more than all the money spent on the Iraq war and actually tell us this with a straight face.

2. “I believe it’s the private sector that must be the main engine for our recovery.”

If this was the case the he would fuel that engine through slashing taxes across the board.

1. “But in the words of the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, I also believe that government should do for the people what they cannot do better for themselves.”

Yeah, um, let’s read the quote in context to see what a shameless liar our current president is.

And the damning Freudian slip:

“I believe government should be lean, government should be efficient, I believe government should lead people free to make the choices that are best for themselves and their families so long as those choices don’t hurt others.”

He meant to say government should leave people free to make the choices. But lead came out instead. Read the prepared remarks here. This is, of course, his embrace of the big government philosophies of his czar Cass Sunstein, co-author of the book Nudge which argues government should push people to make the right choices.

This is a President with such disdain for America and its people that he demands he and his elite team lead the citizens in making the choices that are best for you.

In the words of Kathy Shaidle: “You’re not smart enough to tell me how to live!”



  1. Excellent article! Thanks for posting it.


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