Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lying at the Presser: Obama's Disingenuities

I didn't watch it; in my estimation there would be no 'there' there, anyway.

However, PowerLine went to the trouble to go to the transcript and point out the lies.

As I said, the one concern I've got on the stimulus package, in terms of the debate and listening to some of what's been said in Congress, is that there seems to be a set of folks who -- I don't doubt their sincerity -- who just believe that we should do nothing ---The Savior

This is not just disingenuous; frankly, it's an outright lie. The question is whether it's an effective one. Don't most people who would bother to watch a televised press conference know that the Republicans have made all kinds of alternative proposals?

And the standard argumentation of the 6-year-old, caught in the act:

First of all, when I hear that from folks who presided over a doubling of the national debt, then, you know, I just want them to not engage in some revisionist history. I inherited the deficit that we have right now and the economic crisis that we have right now ---The Savior

And that's why his first act as President is to double or triple the deficit? Why, then, doesn't he say that the Bush administration was following the right policies, only needed to go farther? Likewise with his claim that the "failed" policy of the past was to rely only on tax cuts. Actually, the Bush administration also increased spending greatly, just as Obama now proposes. And since, as Obama told us a couple of days ago, all spending equals stimulus, isn't he once again emulating the policies of his predecessor, only carrying them to a new level?

Another one, this from RedState:

[Obama] had to construct the utterly ridiculous straw man that Republicans think “government has no role in energy policy”

I recall several courageous Republicans defying QueenNancy and speaking out at great length about the "energy policy" of DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW!--not to mention (R) initiatives on nuclear power.

Well, "change" is out.

And when the Fed proposes to create ANOTHER $1Trillion in fiat money (that's this afternoon, folks) to "support" lending, what will that USD actually be worth?

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