When I found out that the Associated Press had eleven reporters furiously fact-checking Sarah Palin's new book, illustrating that Palin Derangement Syndrome has not yet subsided (and did you hear the over-the-top Palin attacks by MSNBC and CNN last night ?), I thought maybe we should examine some statements made by a more important person, namely (in Michael Buffer's boxing announcer voice)....the Leader Of The Free World, the Teleprompter In Chief, the Apologist To The World, the Fence-Sittter General, The Preeeeeeee-sident Of The United Staaates...Barack Husseeeeeeeeeeeeein Obama !
Let's look at some of his statements, since the press rarely does.
Obama: "I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."
King: Except for your cigarette taxes, health care fines, health care reform taxes, cap-and-trade taxes, etc, etc.
Obama: "I don't take a dime of their [lobbyist] money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House."
King: Whatever, Barry. You had lobbyists on your campaign, your transition team, and you have them in your White House. (link)
Obama: "I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office."
King: Yes, and now you're doubling it again, so shut up.
Obama: "I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."
King: I'll let Obama rebut himself on this one (he rebuts himself a LOT).
Obama: "No one is pro-abortion."
King: You are, Mr. President. You didn't even vote against partial birth abortions.
Obama: "It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
King: Keep your bigoted sentiments to yourself, sir.
Obama: "John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded."
King: I guess so, if you consider it "hard work" to make your name by trashing your own troops in Vietnam and then marrying two different rich heiresses, as John Kerry did.
Obama: "My administration is the only thing between you [CEO's] and the pitchforks."
King: Um, was that a threat ? Stay classy, President Thug.
Obama: "Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go."
King: I wonder what would have happened had Sarah Palin made this statement ??? Can you say 'media feeding frenzy' ? But with Obama, it's more like media blackout.
Obama: "People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time."
King: Diagnosis - narcissist. Delusions of grandeur. Pretty creepy.
Obama: "The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart, it's insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable."
King: And all that misogynistic 'b*tches,' 'ho's,' 'back that a** up,' and "n-word' stuff is very insightful as well.
Obama: "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America."
King: Then why do you spend so much time excluding and trashing conservative America ?
Obama: "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen."
King: Dictators R' Us. Other countries are supposed to tell us what we can drive, eat, and how we can heat our homes ? Nope. Don't think so. I'm not going to check with Belgium and Japan before I have a cheeseburger.
Obama: "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
King: Yeah, and we can have them wear, oh, I don't know, how about Brownshirts!!! With all due respect, screw you, Mr. President. Dictators R' Us, Part Two.
Obama: "We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely."
King: LOL. Most of your stimulus spending was nothing but earmarks. You've set a new record for earmarks, even though you called them something else. Dishonesty on steroids.
Obama: "I'm proud of the fact that I stood up early and unequivocally in opposition to Bush's foreign policy (and was the only U.S. Senate candidate in Illinois to do so). That opposition hasn't changed."
King: Then why are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan/Pakistan still going on ?
Obama: "I reject that notion [that forcing people to purchase health insurance or fining them is a tax increase]. Telling people to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase."
King: Do the fines come out of people's pockets and flow to the government coffers ? Yes, they do. That's a tax increase, President Pinocchio, no matter what you want to call it in Spinville.
Obama: [debating Hillary] "Senator Clinton has a different approach. She believes that we have to force people who don’t have health insurance to buy it."
King: And so do you. At least Hillary was honest about it. How do you get that Pinocchio nose through the door, Mr. President ?
Obama: "Now, many of these plans will cost money, which is why I’ve laid out how I’ll pay for every dime – by closing corporate loopholes and tax havens that don’t help America grow."
King: What a comedian. This one didn't pass the laugh test to begin with, and Obama has abandoned the idea.
Obama: “And insurance companies will be required to cover, with no extra charge, routine checkups and preventive care … That makes sense, it saves money, and it saves lives.”
King: It makes sense and might save lives, but study after study indicates that preventive care will increase medical costs, not decrease them. It really only requires simple logic to make the determination. More care means more costs, and the overwhelming majority of preventive medicine DOESN'T uncover some dire illness. The overwhelming majority of people are healthy.
Obama: "And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
King: I already dealt with this one in a recent post, but until the Stupak Amendment, it was obvious that federal funds, in the form of insurance subsidies, would have funded abortions under ObamaCare.
Obama: "They [I assume he means honest people] argue that these private companies can’t fairly compete with the government. And they’d be right if taxpayers were subsidizing this public insurance option. But they won’t be. I have insisted that like any private insurance company, the public insurance option would have to be self-sufficient and rely on the premiums it collects.”
King: Same phony argument by Obama as with abortion. Because the public option insurance would be subsidized by the taxpayers for low income persons, just as private insurance would be, Obama actually refuted his own point here. The taxpayers would be subsidizing the public option.
Obama: "“Reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this [health care reform] plan.”
King: Now, that is some funny stuff. What's the name of that Michael McDonald song ???? Oh yeah, What A Fool Believes. Maybe Obama should get a side gig at the Laugh Factory. Nothing less than the entire history of our federal government tells us this can't possibly be true.
Obama: "I want to campaign the same way I govern, which is to respond directly and forcefully with the truth."
King: Ta da ! Hi-larious. You're killing me, Barry. Can you do any Jack Nicholson impressions ?
I can go on with these examples all day, but this post is running long, so I'll give President Pinocchio a break and stop embarassing him with the facts (for now).
One final quote, however.
Obama: "If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost."
King: Well then, it looks like all is lost, because I sure don't trust someone like Obama who lies to me all the time.
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