Misunderstanding, misstatements and all the classic contortions of partisan message management surround the sequester, the term for the $85?billion in ugly and largely irrational federal spending cuts set by law to begin Friday. What is the non-budget wonk to make of this? Who is responsible? What really happened? The finger-pointing began during the third presidential debate last fall, on Oct. 22, when President Obama blamed Congress. “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed,” Obama said. “It is something that Congress has proposed.”
Comments: Mark Levin read this piece on his show this evening.
The media have turned the tables on Obama on this in the last couple of days. Rush mentioned it too. Assuming that they never get tired of backing up his lies, it is curious. Something is up. Payback for ignoring them last weekend?
It is unfortunate and sad that the press refuses to say LIE when they mean LIE. Only a few media folks say the President LIES when they are discussing the fact that he LIES. They will use any other less critical sounding synonym in their reporting - like FIB. A fib is what a kid does - a President LIES , when he does not tell the truth. Mr Levin tells it like it is- that Obama is a serial LIAR, a compulsive liar, a blatant liar . The facts are that in public statements he uses props to stand behind his LIES. He is lying when he says he did not support or approve of the sequester. Almost all of the media use another term, some almost endearing, like a mother telling her friends that her dear 6 year old lad tells fibs. Most of the media type, even those on Fox Cable Channel, etc- are cowards. Only a few state the facts, that President Obama is a public liar. They are all afraid of getting fired, even though they all have contracts. They are disgraceful cowards who cannot tell the truth themselves for fear of retribution. A da*n lie is a da*n lie so call it what it is, and the person telling it is a liar. These are all my opinion based on the news I see and hear. Sequestration was approved and supported by Obama, Neighbors, Lew, and Reid and those are facts learned through interviews and the public record by the media types.
Yeah, #6, but this is not as easily ignored as some things are. First, it is WOODWARD (beatified and scheduled for sainthood by the dems for bringing down Nixon), and second, it is in the Washington Post! The WAPO, of all places! The WAPO just allowed their most famous reporter ever to call the democrat president, in its own pages, a LIAR. In the words of The Donald, ´This is YUGE!
I don´t think he´s a good liar so much as a constant one. Good liars do not tell whoppers that are easily disproved. The president is lucky that he has a press willing to protect him and hide his lies for him. If they are turning on him, it could send him into a narcissistic frenzy. Something to watch. Bring popcorn.
The House has passed two separate modifications of the across the board spending in the sequester where either satisfies the required cuts but priorities and choices are made. The senate has one since last May and another since, I believe, last November. Either can be changed and sent back to the House for Conference. However, just as in the case of the Budget for almost four years, the senate has done nothing. I suggested to my Congressman that the Sunday talkers show up for the Sunday Talk shows with either one or both of these bills as props. All of the horrors that the President is spouting are, "Not in this Bill" and physically touch the Bill(s). When asked about a "Balanced Approach", advise, after slamming their hands down on the bill(s), that they have just passed a massive tax increase and that this bill is the Balance.
Additionally, the President has the power to move funds around within the Defense and non-Defense portions of the Sequester but not between them. However, that would require the President to make a decision which is something he runs away from like a scalded dog.
Obama´s aura of assumed brilliance and invincibility is dependent totally on one thing: the unlimited credit card he´s managed to extort from Congress. Once they stop upping his spending limit, it´s over.
This is a major showdown. If the Republicans play their cards right (not a given for the Stupid Party), this can be the start of the unraveling of Obama´s feigned superiority.
Presidents are forced to resign or get impeached for lying to the people. Neither of these will happen to Obama but he can be told to go to his room and stay there until his term is over. He must be neutralized and blocked every step of the way until he is out.
I don´t really understand things like Group Think or Jungian psychology, but it seemed when Rush "snapped" this past week on being constantly lied to and being done with trying to defeat the lies something changed in the atmosphere and a lot of eyes opened.
Woodward´s piece is about fixing blame for cuts that will not happen. You´ve got to love Rush´s strategy. He says on his radio show "For the first time in my life I´m ashamed of my country" and every media flak in the country rushed to read the transcript. The hope was to catch him in another Fluke brouhaha. Instead they learned about baseline budgeting and how we will still be spending billions more than last year AFTER the sequester. The media´s attitude towards Obama´s hyperbole changed overnight. It will interesting to see what happens on the Sunday talk shows.
Obama is nothing less than a brilliant tactician with Marxist socialist philosophy. He is deftly implementing every word of Saul Alinsky´s famous tome, using a clear cups and balls magic trick method in front of a completely inept and constantly befuddled GOP. Obama is not alone in his accomplishments as he requires a majority of fidiot voters and he certainly has that (and will have forever thanks to Bill Ayers, et al) along with a Fourth Estate that thinks exactly as he thinks and believes that truth, facts and data are totally irrelevant. That Bob Woodward allowed himself to trip accidently into a firm grasp of the obvious is no good news either. Sadly, the consequences of Woodward´s piece will be exactly nothing. The GOP, donning their Depends, will still fall down, roll over and bravely soil themselves, losing another issue yet again.
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Bad Dog, 2/23/2013 9:05:24 AM (No. 9192220)
This may be in the WaPo today, but a lot of people - older people - still read the Sunday paper, and it´ll likely get picked up for tomorrow´s op-eds.
As already said, Woodward carries a lot of credibility weight with older generations, who remember but don´t necessarily have the time to peruse the web. Bring in the big Sunday paper, scan the headlines, read the local stuff, and head for the opinions page.
Obviously, he didn´t realize when he wrote his book that what he put in there about this idea coming directly from Obama and Lew and the other guy I don´t want to know, was a backfire waiting to happen. I´m sure he assumed that it would be another Obama credit point.
But he has to follow up on his own work now to keep his credibility. I suspect other, younger, urinalists will now start to find him ´getting old´.
I still think this is a CYA moment for some of these dupe/dopes in "journalism." Their tiny brains have been bludgeoned by the blunt instrument that is Obama for 6+ years and they are finally waking up to that fact. Time to back up a bit and squeal "Hey, it´s not our fault! See how we are questioning him, speaking truth to power? Don´t blame us!"
NO! NO! NO! Obambi must be removed from office and not given the imprimatur of the presidency for life. His laws, orders and dictums must be scourged from the annals of history. Think, people, of the damage he could still do to the country if he is allowed to complete this term. Think about it, please. Call for the courts to review the evidence of his illegitimacy. Do you want to see his image on Mt Rushmore? Do you want him to finagle a third term? Be careful...very careful, people
Patriots! Wouldn´t you agree with me that in normal mass media environment the commies/fascists in our government couldn´t lie that blatantly? And if you do, why don´t we demand from our conservative/republican honchos that we need conservative mainstream media? Because right at this moment each and every local newspaper/tv-station is spewing the lies WH tells them to spew! And don´t underestimate the power of propaganda! The fascist germany/commie russia are the proof of that.
If only more Republicans would break out of their meek self-restraint and speak the truth. They allow the Dem/Lefties (in cahoots with the media) to perpetrate lies and obfuscations.
So is it really a surprise that most Americans fall into the "low information voter" category? How many of these people would ever bother to read this article, for example?
For a Constitutional Republic, this state of ignorance is dangerous. DeToqueville noted the essential civic-mindedness of the new Citizens of the United States. This means that the citizenry must be involved, to the greatest extent of their ability.
Also critical was the proximity of government to the people. In other words, people were aware of the connection between their decisions/votes and government because it was local. And they had much greater control over the affairs of the community.
The Federal part of government was very circumscribed, limited.
Now, note how DC-centric government is! And note also how programs are "paid for" by The Government, an inanimate entity which grows like a malignancy.
Woodward demonstrates his skills as a writer and a journalist (a real one)... but it will take more than this to penetrate the entertainment-soaked brains of too many of our fellow citizens.
One hundred+ years of Progressives´ attempts to upend this Constitutional Republic will be difficult to undo. But to quote Churchill, we must never give up.
Even when the administration gets caught red handed in a lie it´s still the Republican´s fault. "The Republicans made me do it!"
And when a liberal catches and reports them in obvious lies they still must add the obligatory "but the Republicans are not blameless" as sort of a penitence for reporting bad news about other liberals. A liberal is never at fault alone. They´re either dead right or a Republican made them be wrong.
Even during the past four years of Obama-induced economic stagnation, old liberal dinosaurs like the Washington Post have not been able to stem the tide of diminishing readership and ad revenues.
Now that Obama´s towering debt has made it necessary for him to take some sort of action, which he has chosen to do by raising taxes, the economy is doing what it always does when money is taken out of private citizens´ hands -- going into a recession because buying power has receded.
So how is the Washington Post, which is already tottering on the edge of solvency, supposed to make it through a recession as retail companies have less and less money to spend on newspaper ads?
Maybe Bob Woodward has finally decided to tell the truth about Obama on the Washington Post´s pages, so that when this once-respected newspaper goes out of business soon, at least a few intelligent people will actually mourn its passing.
After you are finished with reviewing the articles on this site, you might be interested in another that you or may not look at. The Canada Free Press online has some recent powerful articles about our President. One entitled "Obama´s Speeches Chilling"by J>D> Longstreet and the second printed today entitled " Obama-Marxist Revolutionary " by Michael Oberndorf. One does not have to understand much more than the content of these articles to understand the trouble we are in. Notwithstanding what they do not cover.
85 billion within untold trillions = nothing These crooks are despicable Marxist commies. Americans have always believed in a great defense, just like the rattler that does not attack, just like "Don´t Tread On Me", just like Ron Paul saying let´s spend on DEfense and cut down radically on offense, most of which is now financed by Chinese Communists. How messed up can we get?
An Iraq veteran who thought he was buying an iPad as a Christmas present after responding to a Craigslist posting, has been shot dead in an Indianapolis parking lot by the fake sellers. New-dad Jim Vester, 32, was lured to an address on Wednesday in the west side of the city and brothers Tyron Kincade, 19, and Tyshaune Kincade, 18, have been arrested after Vester was shot dead leaving behind his one-year-old son, Gavin and wife, Jamie.
A nuclear arms race is now arising in the Middle East, starting with an Iranian nuke, then a Saudi and Egyptian one. Nobody knows the end game. Obama´s biggest legacy may be worldwide instability for years to come. This administration is coming to an end. If you take away its corruption and thuggery, its constant scapegoating, its weird cast of characters, its astronomical spending, its drone killings of terrorists who were supposed to be dead last year, and its healthcare debacle -- everything comes down to imperial overreach.
ObamaCare was sold to the nation as a compassionate response to the approximately 47 million uninsured Americans. Yet, 30 million Americans will still not be insured even after the frenetic misrepresentation and bribery required to pass the bill and the botched rollout. Plus, the policies of millions of insured Americans are being cancelled and replaced with HHS "approved" policies that have higher premiums. Then, following the wipeout in the individual market, millions of Americans currently covered by employer-provided plans will have their policies cancelled because they are deemed inadequate and unacceptable under the ObamaCare regulations issued by HHS.
Muslims groups around the world are crying Islamophobia and playing the victim card as horrific Islamic-motivated crimes, such as grooming and rape-gangs, rage on with impunity throughout the Western world, especially in Europe. Rape or grooming gangs, which are almost entirely Muslim, are committing a crime that is religiously mandated in Islamic doctrine. Muslim grooming gangs have been operating unchallenged in Europe for over 20 years, especially in the UK, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and France.
I am one who steers very clear of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. I often believe progressives plant stories in order to distract and disrupt, enabling them to pursue their true goals and objectives. That’s why I stress the importance of staying focused on the modern liberal socialist policies of the Obama administration, not the sideshow antics. However, as a former combat commander, I have been trained to look for trends. And I believe we’ve found a very disturbing one. It seems that backdoor gun control is in full effect in the United States.
Wake up, Mom and Dad: your government has its paws all over your children during school hours -- always figuratively, and too often literally. If parents are taken out of the education equation completely, something will fill the vacuum. And that something is bound to be the police state. When kids in Brazil, Indiana participated in a mock drug raid at Clay County Courthouse as part of the annual October Red Ribbon Awareness week, they got a lesson in what it´s like to live in a police state.
Comrade Obama and the Politburo, both conveniently located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, are in the midst of overhauling the nation´s military. Radically so, as befits the nation´s most radical president. Downsizing the armed forces is the cover, in part. The people´s savior is giving the heave-ho to military brass who can´t quite get with the program, which might be described as inflicting a smothering political correctness on the nation´s armed forces. Political correctness is actually too charitable.
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
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