IS AMERICA IS FINALLY CATCHING ON TO THE O-MAN’S ‘CALCULATED DECEPTION’?
The Deceiver-in-Chief has lately taken to saying the following: “Federal spending, since I took office, has risen at the slowest rate of any president in nearly 60 years.” The problem with this fabrication, as was the case with the entirety of his predictably divisive, recycled “reframing” speech in Cleveland last week, is that these are simply hollow, disingenuous campaign words – written by others – programmed into the O-man’s trusty teleprompter. Programmed words – which the pretender to the throne has had (until now) an ability to read as if he actually understands them – actually believes them to be true.
The problem with O’s claim – as is the problem with the whole of his rhetoric – is it is patently false. As I’ve written previously, the Regime has hitched its wagon to a widely discredited report by internet commentator Rex Nutting – as it seeks to glom onto anything it can – in hopes of saving the unsavable HMS Obama. Think about it: The supposed most powerful leader on the planet – reciting by rote – a discredited report crafted by a biased internet political hack – without either verifying or understanding said report. This is the sorry state of the Obama Regime as full-throttle panic sets in – 4 1/2 months ahead of its comeuppance.
Peter Ferrara, contributor to Forbes: The U.S. has never before had a President who thinks so little of the American people that he imagines he can win re-election running on the opposite of reality. But that is the reality of President Obama today. Waving a planted press commentary, Obama recently claimed on the campaign stump: “Federal spending since I took office has risen at the slowest pace of any President in almost 60 years.”
Obama’s first major legislative initiative was the so-called “stimulus,” which increased future federal spending by nearly a trillion dollars, the most expensive legislation in history – up until that point. We know now, as thinking people knew at the time, that this record-shattering spending bill only stimulated government spending, deficits and debt. Contrary to official Democrat Keynesian witchcraft, you don’t promote economic recovery, growth and prosperity by borrowing a trillion dollars out of the economy to spend a trillion dollars back into it. (Obama then proceeded to work with Pelosi’s Democratic Congress to pass an additional $410 billion of “stimulus.”)
All of this was just the prelude to the biggest single spending bill in world history – Obamacare – enacted in March, 2010. That legislation is not yet even counted in Obama’s spending record so far because it mostly does not go into effect until 2014. But it is now scored by the CBO as increasing federal spending by $1.6 trillion in the first 10 years alone, with trillions more to come in future years.
And the O-man has the cojones to trot around the country – in typical cocky O-man fashion – claiming to be the most austere president in more than 60 years? Loons: this is why conservatives detest this guy; he’s a liar. The difference between a liar and someone who unknowingly states falsehoods? Lying liars lie. Intentionally.
Ferrara terms the O-man’s strategy “Calculated Deception,” which he defines as “ deliberately using a misleading argument to paint a false picture.” This has been a central Obama practice – not only from the foundation of his 2008 campaign strategy and throughout his entire presidency, but throughout his whole career as well. This is precisely why I have used the “Emperor’s New Clothes” analogy to describe the Regime on multiple occasions. It is phony – and it is a cruel joke; sustained by Kool-Aid-drinking sycophants intent on convincing the rest of it that it is not.
Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal puts it this way:
“There is, now, a house-of-cards feel about this administration. It became apparent some weeks ago when the President talked on the stump – where else? – about an essay by a fellow who said spending growth [under Obama] is actually lower than that of previous Presidents. This was startling to a lot of people, who looked into it and found the man had left out most spending from 2009, the first year of Mr. Obama’s Presidency. People sneered: The President was deliberately using a misleading argument to paint a false picture! But you know, why would he go out there waiving an article that could immediately be debunked? Maybe because he thought it was true. That’s more alarming, isn’t it – the idea that he knows so little about the effects of his own economic program that he thinks he really is a low spender.”
This the reality of the Obama Regime. This is the reality of the desperation in their eyes – and the desperation in their actions. This is the desperation that lies behind the O-man’s hurried circumvention of Congress this week, as he unilaterally granted – through executive diktat – amnesty to a million or more illegal aliens; offering them work permits as well – with little concern for the unemployed citizens of America. It’s the same desperation that caused him to finally come out of the closet in support of same-sex marriage – only to erode his support among moral blacks opposed to homosexual unions.
I’ve said this before – and I will undoubtedly say it multiple times between now and November; this man will stop at nothing - nothing – to cling to power. Whether it’s pandering, lying or blowing the Little Hitler to smithereens in October, Barack Hussein Obama will be even more dangerous as a failed candidate for reelection than he has been as a failed socialist president.
Which is more dangerous; sincere deception – or purposeful ignorance?