Everything He Says is a Lie, Including “A” and “The”-Obama’s State of the Union Liefest

 

Obama is a Liar

H/T for graphic: http://westernhero.blogspot.com

Being well-informed in the Age of Obama is like being the only grownup in a room full of four year olds who still believe in the Tooth Fairy. Every day you find yourself bombarded by an incessant series of inaccurate, deceptive half-truths or even blatant falsehoods, from the moral and intellectual pygmies that pass as our leaders. You know that they are lying, and you know that they know that they are lying. Yet you are expected to watch supposedly serious people masquerading as journalists, not only refuse to challenge this baloney, but cheerfully celebrate it, and help con millions of Americans in the process. There hasn’t been such a corrupt, partisan media, a bunch of pathetic, slobbering sycophantic toadies to the Regime since Stalinist Russia.

That’s why I don’t blame anyone who didn’t watch Tuesday night’s State of the Union liefest, starring the aforementioned Dear Reader, who indeed does have a gift, as he bragged to Sen. Harry Reid. His gift is the ability to read ridiculous, barefaced lies from his TelePrompTer, glibly, appearing, at least to the low-info crowd, eloquent and sincere while doing it.

Because I watch so you don’t have to, I can report that last night’s performance was no exception. The Emperor had no clothes (and not in the way that Chicago Sun-Times “serious” reporter Lynn “Obama Girl” Sweet would hope), and unfortunately, there was no child to yell You lie!” as Rep. Joe Wilson did so well and so accurately back in the day.

Where to begin describing this mess? This guy sells more Whoppers than Burger King, and I’m not going to bore you by making you listen to every single one. It’s sort of like Mr. Justice Holmes said about the rules of evidence; that is, they are a concession to the shortness of human life, and so is limiting a list of last night’s deceptive statements. Let me list my favorites. If you are interested in more, here’s the transcript.

“Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health-care costs.” 

Seriously? I don’t think so. From Forbes:

Premiums have increased by an average of $3,065. And they’re about to go up even more, as Obamacare takes effect during the president’s second term.

At the end of 2012, Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, the third-largest health insurer in the country, warned that many consumers would face “premium rate shock” with the advent of Obamacare’s major insurance regulations in 2014. He predicted that unsubsidized premiums would rise 20 to 50 percent, on average.

For some people, premiums would double. “We’re going to see some markets go up as much as 100 percent,” Bertolini told Bloomberg News.

Aetna isn’t the only company forecasting higher health-insurance premiums. In California, Blue Shield has asked regulators to approve premium increases of up to 20 percent. Obamacare’s new regulations were a factor in the request. A spokesperson for the company said the new law “will bring a lot of volatility” into the market.

A shock? Not to those who’ve been paying attention. When Obamacare was making its way through Congress, the Congressional Budget Office warned that premiums in the individual market would increase by 10-13 percent.

But wait. Didn’t the One tell us in 2008 that the average family’s health insurance premiums would go down $2500? See above re that “gift”  thing.

“Let’s agree, right here, right now, to keep the people’s government open, pay our bills on time, and always uphold the full faith and credit of the United States of America.”

Oh yes, Mr. Fiscal Responsibility, he of the trillion dollar per year deficits. Speaking of the deficit, didn’t he promise to cut it in half by end of his first term? Never mind. As long as we’re being all grown up and fiscally responsible, perhaps you might want to get on the blower to Harry Reid, and when after he’s done telling you how much he’s been enjoying your rhetorical brilliance, mention to him that the Senate hasn’t lived up to its legal obligation to pass a budget in over four years. In addition, there’s that first-time in U.S. history credit downgrade on his watch. Way to hold up that full faith and credit, my man!

“Tonight, I propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America.”

Isn’t this the same guy who killed a school choice program for poor kids trapped in failing D.C. schools to please his union buddies? He has as much credibility on the issue of quality education as he has on skeet shooting.

“Tonight, let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour.”

I’ve never understood why these leftist idiots, who can’t buy a clue when it comes to understanding free enterprise, don’t propose raising the minimum wage to $100,000 a year. Better yet, why not $250,000 a year? Then every employee could pay more taxes and help eliminate that deficit that Obama is so concerned about. They actually believe that if they raise the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour, poor people will have more money to spend. Wrong. They will have no jobs. I guess that doesn’t matter, though. More food stamps for all!

“All this work depends on the courage and sacrifice of those who serve in dangerous places at great personal risk – our diplomats, our intelligence officers, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.”

You mean like Ambassador J Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty? 

I’ll give him this. The demagogic screeching conclusion promoting his anti-2nd Amendment scheme, reminiscent of a Leni Riefenstahl documentary, was an especially nice touch. It probably woke up all the people, including Justice Ginsberg, who fell asleep watching this disaster.

The immortal words of Mary McCarthy are particularly applicable to this man. Everything he says is a lie, including “a” and “the.”

Nothing to See Here, Move Along. Middle Eastern Fast & Furious?

Rebels captured a military air base in northern Syria on Tuesday, their second major strategic victory in as many days, activists said.The assault on the Jarrah airfield in Aleppo province comes a day after opposition fighters seized the nation’s largest dam, an iconic industrial symbol of the four-decade rule of President Bashar Assad‘s family.

See that flag? That’s the al Qaeda flag.

The airfield, which is located near the Furat dam captured on Monday, housed fighter jets that have been carrying out airstrikes on rebel held-areas around the country.

A video posted online by activists showed several military aircraft at Jarrah, some of them parked on the tarmac while another is in a hanger with boxes of ammunition piled up against a wall nearby.

“These warplanes are now in the hands of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic movement,” one rebel says in the video, referring to a specific rebel unit.

Are all these guys Islamic extremists?

Rebels led by the al-Qaida-linked militant group Jabhat al-Nusra captured the Furat dam on Monday, taking control over water and electricity supplies for both government-held areas and large swaths of land the opposition has captured over the past 22 months of fighting.

Somebody needs to explain why we are supporting these guys while downsizing our own military.

Turkey, formerly an ally of Damascus, has backed the opposition in the uprising against Assad’s rule that erupted in March 2011 and has claimed more than 60,000 lives according to the United Nations.

Makes you kind of wonder who supplied arms to these guys.

The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.

No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack that killed four Americans at the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September.

But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences of its hidden hand in helping arm Libyan militants, concerns that have not previously been reported. The weapons and money from Qatar strengthened militant groups in Libya, allowing them to become a destabilizing force since the fall of the Qaddafi government.

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American officials say that the United Arab Emirates first approached the Obama administration during the early months of the Libyan uprising, asking for permission to ship American-built weapons that the United States had supplied for the emirates’ use. The administration rejected that request, but instead urged the emirates to ship weapons to Libya that could not be traced to the United States.

“The U.A.E. was asking for clearance to send U.S. weapons,” said one former official. “We told them it’s O.K. to ship other weapons.”

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The case of Marc Turi, the American arms merchant who had sought to provide weapons to Libya, demonstrates other challenges the United States faced in dealing with Libya. A dealer who lives in both Arizona and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Turi sells small arms to buyers in the Middle East and Africa, relying primarily on suppliers of Russian-designed weapons in Eastern Europe.

In March 2011, just as the Libyan civil war was intensifying, Mr. Turi realized that Libya could be a lucrative new market, and applied to the State Department for a license to provide weapons to the rebels there, according to e-mails and other documents he has provided. (American citizens are required to obtain United States approval for any international arms sales.)

He also e-mailed with J. Christopher Stevens, then the special representative to the Libyan rebel alliance. The diplomat said he would “share” Mr. Turi’s proposal with colleagues in Washington, according to e-mails provided by Mr. Turi. Mr. Stevens, who became the United States ambassador to Libya, was one of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack on Sept. 11.

Mr. Turi’s application for a license was rejected in late March 2011. Undeterred, he applied again, this time stating only that he planned to ship arms worth more than $200 million to Qatar. In May 2011, his application was approved. Mr. Turi, in an interview, said that his intent was to get weapons to Qatar and that what “the U.S. government and Qatar allowed from there was between them.”

Two months later, though, his home near Phoenix was raided by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. Administration officials say he remains under investigation in connection with his arms dealings. The Justice Department would not comment.

Mr. Turi said he believed that United States officials had shut down his proposed arms pipeline because he was getting in the way of the Obama administration’s dealings with Qatar. The Qataris, he complained, imposed no controls on who got the weapons. “They just handed them out like candy,” he said.

This is just like Fast and Furious, only different.

John Brennan was in charge of this operation and has been implicated in the running of guns to the Syrian rebels- who just happen to fly the al queda flag.

Ain’t that special?

Larry Elder on Fathers, Jack Cashill on Hillary’s Lies-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

The Sage of South Central, Larry Elder, will be our guest to discuss his riveting new book, Dear Father, Dear Son…Two Lives, Eight Hours, which describes his horrific childhood with a brutal father who beat him and his brothers on a regular, albeit not always predictable, basis. How did growing up in this environment shape his future, especially his attitude about fathers and their absence? He has spoken eloquently about the epidemic of broken families in the black community, but what about American society in general? Don’t the recent high-profile mass killings committed by young men with untreated mental illness say that we have a serious social problem involving our boys and young men? We’ll also ask him about his decades long battle against the race baiters who have tried to enlist black Americans in a cult of victimhood, and the case of former Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner, now accused of two murders, and author of a bizarre manifesto. The Lame Stream Media has scrubbed references to Mr. Dorner’s admiration for well-known media liberals like Chris Matthews and Piers Morgan, as well as his admiration for Barack Obama. Is he surprised?

After her star turn before the Senate, in which she received was praised to the skies for asking the brilliant question “what difference does it make?” why four Americans were slaughtered under her watch in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton enjoys absurdly high approval ratings, proving again the power of the Lame Stream Media to shape public perception. In retrospect, she’s probably happy that she didn’t have to take that 3 a.m. phone call. Sadly, as we learned last week when former Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, no one took that desperate plea for help from Libya. Apparently, the narcissistic, affirmative-action assisted, empty suit playing dress up as Commander-in-Chief was AWOL. At least now we know the reason for the coverup, featuring that ridiculous claim about a silly anti-Muslim video being the cause. The current occupant of the Oval Office was …where when those four brave Americans were being murdered? When precisely did Barack Hussein Obama learn of the death of our Ambassador? What was he doing during the siege? Will David Axelrod ever be called on his deliberate lie, which conveniently took place right before the presidential election, that Obama was “talking to his national security folks well into the night” about the situation in Libya? Many of us are more interested in the answers to these questions than to the other weighty issues that seem to occupy the attention of over-the-air broadcast outlets, such as Chris Brown’s latest brush with the law, or an East Coast snowstorm. We’ll ask our guest, prolific author (Deconstructing Obama) Jack Cashill, about “Hillary’s First Lie,” the subject of a recent piece he wrote for The American Thinker, and also about the questions he thinks prospective CIA director John Brennan must answer about Barack Obama’s passport and the One’s mysterious 1981 trip to Pakistan.

Michelle Obama suddenly discovers that people are being murdered with guns in her home town, Chicago, and travels there to use a dead girl as a prop. Stay classy, Michelle!

Marco Rubio will deliver one response to the State of the Union Address. He is featured on the cover of irrelevant rag Time Magazine as the “Republican Savior,” but is he an Article II Natural Born Citizen?

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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Facts, Damn Facts, and Spin

I swear, you just can’t make this stuff up. After claiming ”What difference, at this point, does it make”? during the Benghazi hearing, Hillary has now changed her tune. Must be all the pressure from the vast right wing conspiracy.

“There are some people in politics and in the press who can’t be confused by the facts,” she said. “They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that’s regrettable. It’s regrettable for our political system and for the people who serve our government in very dangerous, difficult circumstances.”

Frankly, this is a stunning admission of her incompetence. On one hand she says “what difference… does it make”, then the next day, it’s all about the facts. Facts that she, herself, proclaimed not to matter.

Don’t let the door hit you in the Moochelle on the way out.

Hillary’s Game

Remember when Hillary lied about the murder of four Americans being caused by some moronic video that no one saw?

As I write, Mrs. Clinton is testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and she just denied knowing about the requests for additional security that Ambassador Stevens made the day he died.

I know she isn’t fooling me, and I doubt she is fooling anyone else. Hillary’s M.O. is to wait until everyone else involved in whatever mess she’s in up to her elbows has put all their cards on the table and then craft her story. Sen. Corker just busted her on the fact that no one has been held accountable for the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. Despite what we told before the election, the four members of the State Department who were supposedly “fired” were actually put on administrative leave.  (If any Obama voters happen to have cruised over here, “Benghazi” is not the name of one of the designers that prepared Michelle Antoinette’s $15,000 + Inauguration wardrobe.)

Dick Morris, who should know, has complied a nice list of Hillary’s many lies, lest we forget.

She’s going over the House Foreign Affairs Committee this afternoon, where we can expect more of the same.

Also worth remembering is Howard Stern’s very profound truth about the Clintons; that is, the secret to their success is that you can’t embarrass them.

Here’s One Place We Can Save Some Taxpayer $$

Specifically, $320 million. From The Miami-Herald:

Tunisian authorities on Tuesday released the only man held so far in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, according to the suspect’s lawyer, reaffirming fears that the Libyan-led investigation into the deaths is foundering. …

In a statement condemning the release, Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., said that Tunisian authorities had obstructed the investigation, preventing the FBI from questioning Harzi until last month.

“I have every reason to believe that Harzi was involved in the attack,” Wolf said. “For months following the attack, the Tunisian government blocked the FBI from interviewing Harzi. Now Harzi walks the streets of Tunisia a free man – facing no consequence for his role in the Benghazi attack.”

“Keep in mind that, since 2011, the American government has given $320 million in taxpayer dollars to the Tunisian government,” Wolf added. “I find it morally wrong to support a country that has obstructed FBI efforts to bring these terrorists to justice.”

The FBI did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

Kudos to Rep. Wolf, and also to Sen. Lindsay Graham. I have disagreed with him frequently, but on this Benghazi issue he has been a bulldog on trying to get to the truth. If it weren’t for him and the letter he wrote to Tunisian charge d’affaires to the United States, threatening loss of aid,  the FBI would never have been able to interview this guy. Saying that ”{t}he stonewalling on Benghazi by the Obama administration must come to an end,” he is vowing to hold up the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director if we don’t get some answers. Don’t stop trying to get to the bottom of this mess, Senator. Something stinks here, and we need to know answers to the following questions:

  • Why were references to terrorism taken out of the talking points that Susan Rice recited on those infamous Sunday show appearances, which happened weeks before the presidential election?
  • What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it?
  • Why haven’t we heard any reports/testimony from the survivors of Benghazi?
  • Who came up with that laughable and idiotic fairy tale about the murder of these 4 Americans being the result of a “spontaneous” demonstration resulting from a video that no one saw?

Perhaps Hillary Clinton will give us the answers that we’re looking for when she testifies on 1/22/13. Perhaps she can also explain why she told the father of the slain Navy SEAL that we are going to go after the evil doer who caused his son’s death by making a video that no one saw. On the other hand, I’m thinking she might say “I don’t recall.”