If I drank enough, I might get silly enough to mutter those words. It’s a good thing I don’t drink. One thing that I don’t want anyone to get away from understanding is that the President is just a human being. I mean how many times have we heard people speaking completely out of their ass. “I can whip your ass”, only to never have the guts to try. They never thought they could but they talked a great game. “I am going to tell my boss what an asshole he is”, only to never find the cajones to say a word. Well, President Obama is no different than everyone else. He can talk a great game too. Problem is…. Talk is cheap.
I have listened to all my liberal friends tell me that he is different. After all, “was I even listening to his speech the other night? He is going to cut the deficit in half in the next four years.” Followed by, “He is totally against wasteful spending and will root it out and eliminate it because government has to be smarter with our tax dollars.” Add in a healthy dose of, “He is going to clean up the White House by eliminating lobbyists from positions there because he is going to have an ethical administration.” They remind me that “He is going to stop the silly partisan politics that have for too long plagued Washington.” And unlike Republicans, “He will no longer deal in the politics of fear to further an agenda.” All of these statements he has made in his six weeks of the Presidency. Again, talk is cheap.
So I have to answer all of those things that are being said to me. I answer with this: He is full of shit. Here are the realities of what he is doing while saying those things to the adoring American public.
“He is going to cut the deficit in half in the next 4 years.” He, in the first 6 weeks of his administration, has already released a statement saying that the White House will have a Deficit of 1.5 Trillion dollars in 2009. That is three times the 484 Billion deficit that bush had in 2008, which at the time was a record that the Democrats railed against over and over. And that is with what is currently planned. Who knows how many more bailouts we will see this year. It is only March 1. And the estimates for 2010 are already close to a trillion more in deficit. And these are White House numbers, which I expect are on the optimistic side. You cannot cut the deficit in half by adding to the deficit, in two years, 5 times the amount spent in any one year in history. And he knows it. It looks like talk is cheap, or really, really expensive.
“He is totally against wasteful spending and will root it out and eliminate it because government has to be smarter with our tax dollars.” This is where Nancy Pelosi jumped up and clapped like someone just told her she was elected Queen. And this was the biggest lie of them all. This is such a big lie that I am going to be dedicating an entire post just to this one lie either tomorrow or the next day. I am going to list some of the massive wasteful spending that was put into the $410 Billion government spending bill passed the day after he made this statement, in the form of 5,000+ earmarks. I will add in to that posting the wasteful spending from the stimulus bill passed two weeks ago in a record 11 hours, that was an emergency measure to “save the country”. Wasteful spending that helps fund pet projects and expand government in the name of socialism is what is being done best in the first 6 weeks. This was an outright lie by the President. You want to eliminate wasteful spending, why didn’t you veto that stimulus plan full of it? Why don’t you veto the one passed this last week? Talk is cheap, Mr. President.
“He is going to clean up the White House by eliminating lobbyists from positions there because he is going to have an ethical administration.” By eliminating lobbyists, he meant he would be signing and executive order banning them from working in his administration, which means he only further expanded this lie. There are already 12 former lobbyists who have been selected to work in the White House by the administration that vowed to eliminate them in the name of ethics reform. What a joke. Talk is funny, but still cheap.
“He is going to stop the silly partisan politics that have for too long plagued Washington.” By eliminating partisan politics, what he meant was that when he was challenged on his economic stimulus package by Republicans, he exclaimed that “I Won, so it gets done my way”. By eliminating partisan politics he means that the stimulus bill was negotiated by Democrats and a few liberal Senators behind closed doors where the Republican representatives that were there were not allowed to speak on the subject. They were told to zip their trap and stay out of the way. By eliminating partisan politics he means that every speech will have several references to the failed politics of the Republican party. Eliminating partisan politics? Talk is real cheap here.
“He will no longer deal in the politics of fear to further an agenda.” What he meant to say is that he will no longer use terrorism or national security as the way to instill fear into the American public in order to get his way. No sir, the Democrats are going to use a whole different issue to get you to consent to the public raping you are receiving. The Democratic party, and especially the President has used fear of financial ruin to get America to agree to the gang rape that is taking place on the taxpayers. Republicans used fear to further their agenda too, but it is an outright lie to say you won’t use the same tactic. You meant you just won’t use the same device for instilling fear that the Republicans used. Talk is cheap here too.
The President has lied to us over and over again. I know you folks on the left are going to rail about how Bush lied. Perhaps he did. But we have seen ten times the lies in just the first 6 weeks. We are just getting started here folks. I like the man. I think he is probably a decent man and a pragmatic thinker. I do believe that he believes that he is doing something that is the best thing for the country. If I had to speculate, I would guess that he figures Americans simply don’t know what is best for themselves. I would guess he thinks giant government, massive increases in social spending, and taxing the rich are what the country needs, regardless of what the people think. And that justifies a couple of little white lies in his speeches to cover up what he is doing. After all, the idiots on the Right will talk some common sense on the talk radio stations and get them fired up because they aren’t smart enough to know how stupid the crazy right-wingers are. But we Democrats know, so we will pass these things quickly and quietly to get the people what is best for them whether they think so or not. They will thank us later.
I am giving him a very large benefit of the doubt there. Assuming that he means well. Assuming that he really believes the madness that he is doing to the country is going to be good for us. But here’s the thing, Mr. President, you aren’t allowed to make that decision for us. We elected you to serve us. Which means whatever you want to pass should be done in the light of day, publicly debated and approved by the people. You are not allowed to change the entire scope of government, even if you believe it is the best way forward, without the will of the people behind you. A slim 3 million vote win in a country of 300 million is not a “mandate” to move the country to socialism. As a 4 year steward of the country, it is not your right to re-make America into a socialist like state because you think it is better.
Mr. President, you took an oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States of America. And that constitution doesn’t say that it is OK to have state run banks, state run health care, a massive government stake in private industry. That constitution does not say that you can use government funds to finance partisan groups like ACORN that work to advance the Democratic socialist agenda. Mr. President, THAT CONSTITUTION DOES NOT STATE THAT INCOME REDISTRIBUTION IS A PART OF WHAT GOVERNMENT IS ALLOWED TO DO.
Yet that is the “mandate” that the Democrats now claim to have. They won’t come out and call is socialism. But that is what it is. At least Guy, in posting here, was honest enough to say it was and that he supported it being so. But these politicians are not willing to admit that this is what they are doing. And they won’t admit so because to do so would be an admission that EVERYTHING they are doing is in direct violation of the Constitution of the United States of America.
And that, dear readers, is exactly why we have to get to work.