Obama’s Dishonest Debate

It’s time to be brutally honest about Obama. The fact of the matter is…he doesn’t always tell the truth.

In fact,  he lies. I don’t mean he sometimes get things wrong, or changes his mind when facts change, although he does those things, too. I mean he out and out LIES.

He beguiles, bullshits, concocts, invents, deceives, deludes, dissembles, dupes, fabricates, falsifies, fibs, fudges, invents, misleads, misrepresents, misspeaks, misstates, perverts, prevaricates, and puts us on.

But mostly, he lies. (And thus ends our little foray into the internet thesaurus).

You see, according to  Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, there is no need to be truthful when you are fighting for social justice.

Obama lies to help him get to the next step of his grand scheme of remaking America into a European style Socialist state, and so far it’s been working out pretty well for him. The lies are written into the speeches…he reads them off the teleprompter with a  voice of sincere conviction, and voila!  the masses swoon.

I’ve known this about him for quite awhile. That’s why I find it nearly impossible to sit through an entire Obama speech, or press conference. I don’t believe half the stuff he says, and I don’t think he believes it either. I refuse to take part in the charade.

Most people, though, want to give Obama  the benefit of the doubt, because they’ve staked so much hope and good will on him.  So even though they don’t necessarily like where he taking us, and they’re becoming increasingly dubious about his spending habits, they still take him at his word when he makes a speech about his next sweeping policy change, like ObamaCare. He seems so earnest and well intentioned…

But folks…the man is a liar:

Obama has been selling his health care plan on the principle that everyone will have a choice, but he knows that his plan will lead to a universal single payer/nationalized plan, where everyone won’t have a choice. That is the ultimate goal.

Hats off to Verum Serum for doing such a great job finding the old videos and patching them in with the new.

Please spread this video far and wide. Because they are trying to sell a bill of goods that will forever change our once strong, proud,  and independent country into a weak, dependent,  Socialist state, and most agree that there’ll be no turning back. They are depending on the decent, trusting nature of the American people to do it.

Hat tip: Hot Air


Obama was asked about his inconsistent positions on the single payer plan on the Today’s show in January ’08. He squirmed uncomfortably, had trouble hearing the question, and bolloxed his answer, giving the lamest explanation imaginable:

“What I said during the debate was that a single payer system was one that I would support if we were starting from scratch…”

Um, no, at the debate, he said that he had never supported a single payer system. It seems like he was having trouble keeping his lies straight, and his trouble hearing the clips made it all the more difficult for him to navigate through the lies.

“What I have said consistently is…if we didn’t have a legacy of employer based health care…then it might make more sense to set up a single payer system…I’ve always said that…I’ve said that during the course of this campaign, but what I’ve also said is that we’ve got to build on the system that we’ve already got…yadayada yada…” (segues into boilerplate).

See? He wasn’t being inconsistent…he was merely being taken out of context. What happened was, he  was consistently going around the country saying, “Gee, you know what, if there was no such thing as employer based health care…single payer would be really awesome…but since we have….employer based health care…. I guess we won’t be going for that single payer dealie, no sir!  Just thought I’d mention it and all, anyway…”

Makes total sense.


Obama doesn’t want us to know that nationalizing banks, car companies, the health care industry, etc. is Socialism, (whatever Hugo might say). It’s his and a few others’ dirty little secret…

(Why this Dem Rep,  Sherman keeps blurting it out on the news, I can’t figure. He’s off the reservation):

Hat tip: Naked Emporer News


Yuval Levin and William Kristol at The Weekly Standard say we can beat this thing:

Dare to Defeat ObamaCare


Doug Ross has a good overview of a speech given recently by Charles Krauthammer to the Center for the American Experiment. Here are  some points he made that jive with points made here:

2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan and Clinton. He has a way of making you think he’s on your side, agreeing with your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attention to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES!

3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power. He did not come to Washington to make something out of himself, but rather to change everything, including dismantling capitalism. He can’t be straightforward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along. He has a heavy hand, and wants to ‘level the playing field’ with income redistribution and punishment to the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA to Great Britain or Canada.

4. His three main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC EDUCATION, & NATIONAL HEALTHCARE by the Federal government. He doesn’t care about the auto or financial services industries, but got them as an early bonus. The cap and trade will add costs to everything and stifle growth. Paying for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is his healthcare program, because if you make it FREE and add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go through the roof. The only way to control costs is with massive RATIONING of services, like in Canada. God forbid.

7. He’s now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill (and pain) will not ‘come due’ until after he’s reelected in 2012. He’d like to blame all problems on Bush from the past, and hopefully his successor in the future. He has a huge ego, and Mr. Krauthammer believes he is a narcissist.

I came to that last conclusion over a year ago.

It’s time for Republicans to take the gloves off, and call him out on the lies.

MORE from Newt Gingrich last Monday at the 2009 House/Senate GOP Fundraising Dinner

The great difference between Reagan’s rhetorical skills and President Obama’s rhetorical skills are that Reagan used his rhetorical skills to shine light on truths and fundamental facts. Obama uses his rhetorical skills to hide from fundamental facts.

If you want a single case, read the Cheney speech and the Obama speech on the same day. There is a fundamental mistake, which tells you a great deal about this administration. Cheney had a fairly simple message – the reason we have Guantanamo is that we have people at Guantanamo that are dangerous. They are called terrorists. We call them terrorists because they want to kill us. It is good not to have them anywhere near us because it makes it harder for them to kill us. Now the average American could hear that simple declared sentence and say to themselves, “Okay, there’s the terrorists are okay gang and there’s the terrorists stay in Guantanamo gang. Uhh, okay, I got it. I’m with the terrorists stay in Guantanamo gang.” Now the President who had an impossible position was once said of Lincoln and Douglass that Lincoln was the best lawyer in Illinois with the good case and Douglass was the best lawyer in Illinois with the bad case. And I’m beginning to think that President Obama is in the Douglass tradition. Because the President, who is a remarkably wonderful orator said, “We are here at a deeply meaningful moment in which we are going to in a deeply fundamental and meaningful way engage is discussing a problem that is so complex and difficult that only myself can present it to you in such a way that you will fully appreciate the meaningfulness of this moment we have here together.” And the average American said “Got it. He doesn’t understand what’s going on.” And they are currently losing this debate by about 3 to 1 and it will get worse if they stick to it, because it is nonsense.

Kind of like his “a single payer system was one that I would support if we were starting from scratch…” argument.

Total. nonsensical. BS.

Call him out on the lies, Republicans. Don’t be aftraid to call it what it is. The public needs to know.

Tangentially related, via Yid With Lid:

Jews ‘Very Concerned’ About Obama, Leader of Jewish Organizations Says
By: Ronald Kessler
President Obama’s strongest supporters among Jewish leaders are deeply troubled by his recent Middle East initiatives, and some are questioning what he really believes, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview.

He told you he was pro Israel before the election, didn’t he? What did Charles Krauthammer say? Oh yeah:

Pay no attention to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES!

You realllly should have paid more attention to Obama’s background before you voted for him, guys.

Sarah Palin Administers Tongue Lashing On Today Show.


Yesterday, Keefy predicted a trainwreck on the Today Show  with the Sarah Palin and Matt Lauer interview, which aired this morning.  Well, there was no trainwreck  but there was a victim: David Letterman, who received an intense tongue lashing from Palin.

Gateway Pundit thinks the ‘Cuda attack was devastating, and has video.

Hot Air also has the video. Captain Ed thinks that all of the Palin attacks hurt her more than her attackers because it takes her off message and diminishes her. I think he makes a good point. But I think the attacks need to be answered, too.

And I also think that David Letterman has been diminished, as well; profoundly so. Don Surber has more to say about that:

I think David Letterman should realize that this thing is not going away.

Nor should it.

That non-apology apology of his may have amused his mama when he broke the cookie jar in Indianapolis. But he is 62 and real men apologize when they inadvertently ridicule a 14-year-old girl.

His excuse is an eye-roller: He meant her older sister, all of 18, getting knocked up. Oh that explains everything.

His bungling of this incident comes from thinking he is savvy, she is just a hick, and everyone in America hates her.

But when the National Organization for Women dumps on a liberal, he has problems.

Big time.

Letterman is entering Don Imus territory. Broadcast careers can end suddenly.

I agree, when hell froze over, and NOW came out to defend her, it became obvious that he had so seriously crossed a line that even some libs (who are the arbiters of these things, ya know) can’t defend him. You can’t tell me that this little episode hasn’t damaged his credibility and reputation, not so much with his loyal fans,  (like the buffoons in his audience)who  think the jokes are uproariously funny, but the rest of us, who just want to be entertained without being treated to insulting, abusive humor.

Still More Thug Politics: Obama Fires AmeriCorps IG Who Identified Millions In Misspent Money

I said this would be a recurring theme, yesterday, didn’t I?

The only sin of this AmeriCorps Inspector General seems to be that he was able to identify massive wasteful spending by a non profit headed by the Mayor of Sacramento, who, it turns out, happens to be a big Obama supporter, and crony.

Imagine that.

This AP story was linked by Instapundit on Twitter earlier this morning.

President Barack Obama says he has lost confidence in the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs and has told Congress he is removing him from the position.

Obama’s move follows an investigation by IG Gerald Walpin of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is an Obama supporter and former NBA basketball star, into the misuse of federal grants by a nonprofit education group that Johnson headed.

Walpin was criticized by the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento for the way he handled an investigation of Johnson and St. HOPE Academy, a nonprofit group that received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grants from the Corporation for National Community Service. The corporation runs the AmeriCorps program.

Sen. Charles Grassley is trying to get answers:

Grassley had written Obama a letter pointing to a law requiring that Congress be given the reasons an IG is fired. He cited a Senate report saying the requirement is designed to ensure that inspectors general are not removed for political reasons.

Grassley said Walpin had identified millions of dollars in AmeriCorps funds that were wasted or misspent and “it appears he has been doing a good job.”

Check out these two paragraphs later in the story and see if it makes sense to you:

The U.S. attorney’s office reached a settlement in the matter. Brown cited press accounts that said Johnson and the nonprofit would repay half of nearly $850,000 in grants it received.

Kevin Hiestand, chairman of the board of St. HOPE Academy, said in a statement it was “about time” Walpin was removed. “Mr. Walpin’s allegations were meritless and clearly motivated by matters beyond an honest assessment of our program.”

The non profit was forced to repay half of the $850,000 in grants received, but Walpin’s allegations were meritless? Wha?

Now Michelle Malkin is running with the story. She says the AP story only scratched the surface. Guess who else is involved?:

President Obama is hoping you won’t notice his abrupt change of inspectors general over at Americorps, the government-run, taxpayer-subsidized “community service” boondoggle (which Republicans helped expand as part of the $6 billion GIVE/SERVE Act in March despite its wasteful track record. Thanks, Republicans).

With intervention from Michelle Obama, the Americorps inspector general was given the boot and replaced — for doing his job too well, it seems, and uncovering squandering of funds by favored contributors, educational institutions, and left-wing groups.

Read her entire report. You’ll be emotionally exhausted by the end.

More from Ed Morrissey:

“Will Congress stand up to the executive branch and protect the Inspectors General? Or will they roll over and allow Obama to accrue even more power to protect his buddies and to allow corruption to run rampant?”

I’m going to resist the temptation to snark.  I agree with Francis R. Porretto, it’s time to pray.


Slublog at AoSHQ calls this scandal, All The President’s Men, The Sequel:

Obama did what? Oh, well…run the story in D-20,
right under the classifieds.


Be sure to read Ed’s last update, the one about the RAT hiding in the stimulus bill.

Video: Senators Graham And Lieberman On O’Reilly Discuss The Abu Ghraib Photos

Several top Republican Senators (and Lieberman) are on the warpath about the House’s move to derail an attempt to classify the Abu Ghraib photo’s. McCain, especially was seething on The Sean Hannity Show, Thursday afternoon. More about this at Atlas Shrugs.

Here’s the interview Bill O’Reilly did with Senators Lieberman and Graham, Thursday night:

First of all, O’Reilly is too kind when it comes to Obama. He had every intention of releasing those photos to the world, until lawmakers, Generals, and  top intelligence officials implored him to keep them classified for the troops’ sake, and it became clear that this was a public relations disaster for him. Now, he is doing nothing to stop the Democrats from having the photos released.

Secondly, did you catch Pelosi’s reason for releasing the photos?:

“I can say to you that there is great concern in the house about making an exception to the Freedom of Information Act while the case is before a judge”.

Huh! *Scratches head*

Last month, Dick Cheney lost his bid to have the government declassify memos describing the success of the CIA’s interrogation program because:

the CIA said it could not declassify the documents because they were subject to an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

“For that reason — and that reason only — CIA did not accept Mr. Cheney’s request,” said another CIA spokesman, Paul Gimigliano.

The civil liberties groups that filed the lawsuit criticized the CIA’s decision, noting the irony that the agency was citing a suit seeking the documents’ release as justification for not doing so.

Every morning in Obamerica is like waking up in crazyland, ain’t it?