Obama, The Emperor, Has No Clothes
We’ve Reached The Tipping Point And His Programs Must Be Stopped
By HERB DENENBERG, The Bulletin
Saturday, January 16, 2010
"Every politician may break campaign promises. But even the most corrupt ones have limits. Mr. Obama has no limits. At the very core of his campaign, he claimed to be the great post-partisan, non-partisan unifier to bring us all together and listen to every side of every issue. He told us a gazillion times there are no Red States and Blue States but only the United States. He claimed a new politics, with openness and transparency in all matters. He was the great courier of hope and change. But that was just campaign rhetoric and even post-election rhetoric. He has demonstrated he is the exact opposite of his basic claims. He is highly partisan, content to shutout, shut up, and ignore Republican ideas and Republican voices. He rejects transparency, and is as secretive and opaque as possible. Other politicians have broken campaign promises, but never on a scale such as this involving the promises most central to their campaigns, and never before so openly and brazenly with so little regard for the citizens who were sold this fraudulent bill of campaign goods.
For proof of Mr. Obama’s breaking all of his core promises, look at what is going on with ObamaCare. Everyone probably remembers his promise, repeated at least eight times, that negotiations on the health-care bill would be televised on C-SPAN and would be streaming on the Internet. Among his statements: “We’re going to do all these negotiations on C-SPAN…We will work on the process publicly … These negotiations will be on C-SPAN.” He constantly explained that putting all negotiations (yes, he said, “all”) on C-SPAN would assure that everyone could see for themselves whether their Congressmen were putting forth arguments on behalf of insurance companies, drug companies, and other special interest groups or making arguments on behalf of most of their constituents. You can hear him make this promise by going to the Internet, where at least eight videos of Mr. Obama making that promise are collected (www.thenakedemperornews.com)..."
Indeed, let's check out:
"This isn’t hope and change. This isn’t politics as usual. This is worse than politics as usual. This is the corrupt Chicago-style machine politics of thugs and intimidators. Recall that Mr. Obama came out of the corrupt Chicago machine and even refused to work with those trying to bring about its reformation. And now we see he has brought the corruption and thuggery of that style of politics to the White House. We not only have that style of politics in control in the White House, but even worse, its agenda is the radical, liberal, leftist, socialist program that runs contrary to American values and the very principles of our Founding Fathers. As we know, right before his election, Mr. Obama said he was going to fundamentally transform America. And that’s what he is doing, but transforming it by destroying its constitutional structure.
He is involved in an unprecedented expansion of government, explosion of spending, national debts and deficits, taxation, and regulation of every aspect of American life. His debt is unsustainable, and his expansion of government is so great that it is going to squeeze out and kill the private sector. That government expansion will also kill American entrepreneurship upon which America’s productivity has always depended. At the same time, it is contracting our liberties. A gargantuan government controls almost everything and that means the private market and the private citizen control almost nothing. His signature legislation on health-care is an attempt to control America and Americans. The Obama agenda is nothing more than the “road to serfdom.”
I have never made a secret of my dislike for the man who is currently President of the United States. 30 seconds in 2004 sufficed for me to see who this man of smoke and mirrors was. But it is not with glee that, six years later, I find my doubts and reservations confirmed. It's not that I can't hear or see the mistakes Republicans made; I tend to endorse the view of another longtime reader, Mark from Colorado who now goes under the moniker Spiral, that 'Democrats are eager socialists and Republicans reluctant ones' - or something like that. It is just that when you are offered the choice between a glass of piss and a glass of stale beer, imho the normal reaction should be to prefer the latter.
Mainstream Media have, to their eternal shame, played a crucial role in getting this Fraud, because that is what he is and I don't care if I hurt people's feelings, in the White House. Always a keen observer of US politics, insofar that was of course possible in pre-Internet times, I cannot remember a single timeframe in my life when the media so openly waged war on the previous President, while at the same time so lavishly heaping praise on the newcomer. Let us just observe how MSM painted the economic performance of the Bush government in midterm, and how this influenced Americans' perceptions of the economy. The following is an exerpt from a Pew Research Center report, dated September 15, 2005:
By two-to-one (37%-18%), more believe the economy will be in worse shape a year from now than believe things will improve. In August 2004, just 9% said they expected the economy to worsen over the succeeding 12 months. That number doubled to 18% in January, and has doubled again (to 37%).
The public's assessments of current economic conditions, while negative, have not declined since May.
About three-in-ten (31%) rate economic conditions as good or excellent, while about twice as many view things as only fair or poor (68%). Opinion was similar in May (32% good/excellent, 67% only fair/poor).
And yet, when Democrats took over Congress in January 2007, average unemployment under Bush had been... 4.5%. In that month, it was actually 4.4%, the culmination of 55 consecutive months of job creation - real job creation that is, and certainly not jobs "saved". Budget deficits had been shrinking substantially for three years in a row, stood at 162 billion US$, and had not the housing bubble burst - for which a nefarious combination of greedy banksters and Democratic legislators bear the key responsibility - it might have reached zero by now.
Three years after the Democrats took control of Congress, and one year after they took control of the White House.... the unemployment has risen to 10%. As for the budget deficit, it has... grown by a factor 10 and stands now at 1.58 TRILLION DOLLARS.
Suppose that Bush would preside over a budget deficit of 1.58 Trillion dollars, would the media still be throwing flowers at him like they do with Hussein? And for those who think that the latter was simply the heir to the former, I can assure you that when a government implements 787 billion dollar "stimulus" bills with money which it does not have, a jump from minus 162 billion to minus 1.58 trillion is rather quickly made. Just look at that graph below. Look how rosy the predictions are post 2010. Honey, I shrunk the budget deficit. Now, of that deep abyss there, almost puncturing this very blog itself, you can be certain. It is real. Of the climb up later on, well, that was drawn by the same guys who assured you unemployment rate would not be higher than 8%, if only the stimulus bill was implemented.
We should no longer mince our words.
This man has to go. He is a clear and present danger not only for the United States, but even for world stability. On the road to busting him out of the White House, Massachusetts voters play a key role today.
I hope they will rise to the challenge.