Thursday, January 28, 2010

State of the Union Address: Truth is in short supply

What a glorious performance. President Barack Hussein Obama standing before the assembled houses of Congress, reading nearly flawlessly from his multiple teleprompters, jutting out his chin and looking skyward and sounding like a man of the people. Just like Campaign 2008 - hope and change you can believe in! Yippee. The Magic is back! Or is it?

It is interesting to see that within hours, Obama's first State of the Union speech is being torn apart not only by the usual folks but also within the mainstream media (MSM) as witnessed by this Associated Press article, FACT CHECK: Obama and a toothless commission. For instance,

OBAMA: He called for action by the White House and Congress "to do our work openly, and to give our people the government they deserve."

THE FACTS: Obama skipped past a broken promise from his campaign - to have the negotiations for health care legislation broadcast on C-SPAN "so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies." Instead, Democrats in the White House and Congress have conducted the usual private negotiations, making multibillion-dollar deals with hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders behind closed doors. Nor has Obama lived up consistently to his pledge to ensure that legislation is posted online for five days before it's acted upon.


During the second longest SOTU speech in history, Obama made the usual promises, attacked the popular targets and posed for the cameras at every opportunity. It was obvious that he was trying to position himself as a spokesman for the middle class and the leader of the middle-of-the-road crew. This worked for him in 2008 but now the American people have a full year of watching Obama at work and surely will not fall for this act.

Sometimes we perpetuate a lie by refusing to speak the truth. By not calling out the Congress, controlled by Democrats since 2006, for their more than ample share of blame for any woes in this country, Obama continued the lie. The Democrats took control of both the House and Senate in 2006. According to the federal government, the recession started in 2007. Figure it out folks.

The bottomline is simple: this was just another speech by another tin horn dictator convinced of his divine right to rule.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Antielf said...

People are starting to wake up to this fraud. Will they continue to and will it be in time?

11:46 AM  

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