Saturday, May 26, 2012

The President Lied, Humor Died - Serious Commentary From Pundit Pete

PPPS (Littleton)—Ok, I’ve had it. It's not funny any more, which is a painful admission for a writer of satire.

The President has gone way over the line this time, and he's done it right in our backyard, in nearby Denver. 

The sheer, dare I say it, audacity of it is appalling. It’s shameful. And all Joe'king aside, the President lied.

There, I said it. So sue me (apologies to Mark Levin).

In Denver on Wednesday, the President Obama gave a campaign speech in which he claimed "Since I've been President, federal spending has risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years."



Yes, Mr. President, spending so low that:

  • The largest grassroots movement in the history of our nation arose spontaneously because of your spending. 
  • Our nation’s credit rating was downgraded for the first time in history, because of your spending. 
  • Our national debt has increased by $5 trillion and is now over $16 trillion, because of your spending. 
  • Your fellow Democrats are, one by one, loosing their seats because of your spending. 
  • The American people walk around depressed because of your spending.
And to put this lie into perspective:
  • This was not your everyday, plausible deniability.
  • This was not your I may have misspoken and I’m sorry if some stupid people may have been offended by it lie.
  • This was not your I inherited it and it’s all Bush’s fault lie (although he also claimed that in his speech).
  • This was not your I know you are just a bunch of college students and you’ll still think I’m cool anyway lie. 
  • This was not even a, if I shake my finger and speak in manufactured anger at the camera, I might get away with it, depending upon what the definition of what is is lie.

No, this was an in-your-face, I know I’m lying, you know I’m lying, my fellow Democrats all know I’m lying, Pelosi’s face will contort to defend my lying, Joe Biden will probably let slip a joke about my lying, and the press may even suspect I’m lying and will struggle with how not to report it, type of lie.

This was an I don’t care that the country is on the verge of bankruptcy, my reelection is all that matters, and even if this screws up my reelection, I like lying so much I’m going to lie anyway, just for the sheer joy of it, type of lie.

This was a lie that Hugo Chavez would love but Robert Mugabe might be embarrassed to tell. This was a lie that might cause internal turmoil in the soul of Debbie Wasserman Shultz. This was a lie so monumental that David Letterman might tell it as a joke.

But it wasn’t funny.


Background Notes:
The full text of the President's Denver Campaign speech. The big lie (as distinguished from the others) may be found about 3/4 of the way through.  
Fact Check from the Daily Caller 
Barack Obama: the Spending King on Rush Limbaugh 
Obama is a Spendthrift - Investors Business Daily
Update July 12, 2012: The Facts About Budgets - Forbes


6 comments:

  1. EXCELLENT MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. WOW - I dont think its possible to say it better. Thank you, Sir.

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  3. What would America do without conservative bloggers? I shudder to think that 1984 would be the norm.

    Thank you! Cya at Right!Online.

    Sheila
    http://freshbrewedconservatism.blogspot.com

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  4. All correct except---Pelosi's face can't contort-too much plastique.

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  5. He was "Statistically correct" - since he started his calculations with the 1.4 Trillion over budget being spent each year! He calculated the rate of budget increase year over year - conveniently for-getting to mention that since is is no leader he continued with the trillion dollars over budget from the Bush years (emergency item) and thus he, due to what was in that budget, wants to continue it and not want all the special interest items to be cut so it continues from 1.4 trillion over to 1.3, to 1.2 to 1.1 trillion OVER what the government takes in each year.

    If he actually submitted to Congress a proposed budget, THEN, let Congress cut / add / negotiations to get to a real budget, it would likely be around 750 Billion over and go down from year year after year - but all the programs that he/Democrats want would be most cut - and he does not want to do that for Political reasons.

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    1. Tom -
      Good analysis on your part. However, the President didn't actually do any calculations, "Statistically correct" or not. He doesn't have the capability of understanding the budget or calculating anything, other than money he raises at fundraisers. When asked recently on Letterman (or some other show) what the national debt was, he couldn't answer.

      He lifted the numbers, or at least the conclusion, from an article (I can't remember where, but probably the NYT)which carefully selected the time frame (as you described) to make it look like the President was responsible. That article had already been thoroughly debunked by the time Obama made his speech.

      As someone (Mark Twain?) famously said, "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics." I think they were referring to politicians.

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