Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lies, lies, and damned lies!

Where to begin? It's been a virtual avalanche. And the fact checkers have been your mainstream ABC, Washington Post, and Reuters variety.

As with some of you, probably, there has been so much about the mere possibility of Mr. Obama's re-election that I have found increasingly disturbing over the last year. What does it say about our electorate that it would elect such a man president? Impressionable? That goes without saying. Gullible? You bet. There are so many things wrong with this picture that it defies description.

I remember when Francis A. Schaeffer used to lament, saying that he found it hard to believe that he could witness the country "go down the drain" within a single generation. That was back in the 1980s! ... BEFORE the election of a president who (1) single-handedly pushed for the abolition of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, a brazen option for infanticide that even Hilary Clinton refused to support; (2) turned his back on the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by President Clinton, and (3) declared his presidential support of same-sex "marriage" in an ABC interview with Robin Roberts, and yesterday (10/26/12) endorsed ballot initiatives to legitimize gay "marriage" in three states; (4) has denied freedom of conscience clauses for religious institutions opposed to certain medical procedures in the HHS Mandate of his Affordable Care Act, and repeatedly denied that has done so; (5) has run up the national credit card to heights unimaginable until a year or two ago ("... brought to you by the letter 'O' and the number 16 Trillion") in support of social programs with a proven record of failure since President Lyndon B. Johnson, (6) so that the government is now spending $11 for every $7 of revenue it takes in; (7) allowed the Federal Reserve to devalue the U.S. Dollar through (so far) three episodes of "quantitative easing," turning our pay checks into funny money; (8) done nothing to help American Blacks living below the poverty line (the numbers are higher today than when he took office), (9) increased the number of people on welfare by 32% in four years, such that this program alone now costs $1,030,000,000,000; (10) jobless claims are today higher than they have been in four months; (11) cover-ups with Fast & Furious and Benghazi that rival or surpass the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration (senators are now demanding that the White House declassify the Libya video); and (12) has been repeatedly declared an out-of-control, incompetent amateur by those who have vetted his administration, like Bob Woodward in The Price of Politics (see NYT analysis HERE), and Edward Klein in The Amateur (see PJTV interview HERE, which quotes former President Clinton as calling Obama an "amateur"), and Lou Dobbs, who offers a detailed report on the President's unbelievable work schedule, which devotes more time to golf, fund raising, and campaigning than to meetings and briefings on the economy (which comprise a total of 4% of his working hours), and numerous mainstream editorials, some of which, like this, reported last month that Obama has just held his first cabinet meeting since January, 2012!

And there are are people even considering that they could vote for this guy?! And what's the latest? Report (I am not kidding): Vanloads of Somalians driven to polls in Ohio! Not to worry: I'm sure the international US election observers will see to it that their voting rights are not violated.





How does an amateur rule without cabinet meetings?

This is, after all, the man who beat the Chicago machine.

His minions know what sorts of orders he will give, and so there's no need to meet as a group. Besides -- who needs a cabinet or Congress?