A.J. DiCintio
Obama's lies
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By A.J. DiCintio
July 31, 2011

People who believe the best of all possible worlds is characterized by an elitist-directed, enormously powerful central government inevitably make a religion of politics and gods of politicians.

This explains why no person should have been surprised when liberals fell into a "slobbering love affair" with the largely unknown Barack Obama, a man whose only real accomplishment was topping off the sundae of his leftist credentials with the cherry of implying "doesn't everyone?" when he wrote that as a student he "chose [his] friends carefully," including those who were "Marxist Professors."

To their everlasting credit, the vast majority of Americans are not susceptible to the perverse lovesickness that, since the twenties, has impelled liberals to gush "genius" over the object of the professors' love.

Moreover, just as these honest, decent folks regard Marx as a megalomaniacal nutcase the moment they learn about the content of his "Manifesto," they are now increasingly coming to perceive Obama not as a "cerebral" avatar of brave, innovative change but a deceitful hack in the mold of the kind of politician Swift denounced as "[applying] his words to all uses, except to the indication of his mind."

Yes, it seems ages have passed since June of '09 when without much public outcry, Newsweek editor Evan Thomas appeared on MSNBC to praise Obama as "standing above the country, above — above the world . . . [like] God," thereby flushing from his mouth the most contemptible sycophantic filth since Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda eulogized Stalin by imploring humanity to "learn" from the reeking psychopath, whom he symbolized as the "moon" shining over an indebted earth.

So, with the idea of Obama as just another lying politician in the open, let's get to a recent lie of the type that ought to disqualify any president from being reelected.

The president uttered it on July 12 when, according to Bloomberg, he said on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley "that unless the debt ceiling is raised in time, the federal government might not be able to pay Social Security and veterans' benefits."

The truth is, however, that if the debt ceiling is not raised, the government will continue to receive revenues sufficient to pay its debt obligations as well as Social Security and veteran's benefits.

Therefore, Obama, who certainly understands the simple arithmetic surrounding the government's choices, is guilty of lying a premeditated, enormously hurtful, particularly vile lie aimed at poisoning the debt ceiling debate by stirring up fear, anxiety, and pain in the minds of the nation's poorest seniors, their families, and other Social Security or veteran's benefits recipients who are absolutely dependent upon their monthly checks.

Of course, this ugliest of lies ought not surprise us either, given that during the '08 campaign, Obama never told the truth about his devotion to liberal dogmas, including his belief in redistributionist policies and a liberal judiciary populated by judges brimming with "empathy."

Moreover, he has never been upfront with the nation regarding why he chose to begin his term by focusing on healthcare instead of working exclusively to direct government's proper role in restoring health to a deeply sickened economy.

He has never been openly honest about the consequences of his decision to turn over details of spending nearly a trillion in "stimulus" appropriations to pork-starved congressional Democrats.

He has never told the truth about the real purpose and real cost of his reform-bereft healthcare act.

He has never honestly explained why just months ago, he proposed a ten year budget plan that raised taxes hugely while increasing the national debt from $14 trillion to an astounding $23 trillion, at least.

Having proposed that budget, which would so certainly have led America to economic and social disaster that even congressional Democrats reacted to it as a deadly toxin, he has uttered not a truthful word about why we ought to accept him now as a leader genuinely concerned about the nation's fiscal health.

The truth is that Barack Obama cannot speak honestly about those realities and others because doing so exposes his shallowness and his rampant duplicity.

And the truth is that remarkable businessman and Democrat Steve Wynn was absolutely correct last week when he lambasted the Chicago Machine trained president for his "total lack of leadership" and his "weird political philosophy" that has "the business community in this country frightened to death."

Having made that assessment, Wynn concluded with this: "Until he's gone, everybody [in the business world] is going to be sitting on their thumbs."

To that wise observation, I add only that deceitful politician Obama has failed to keep the public from perceiving his "weird" liberalism and thus has frightened millions of other Americans — conservatives, independents, libertarians, and even some Democrats — who, I expect, will not be sitting on their thumbs when the '12 Election rolls around.

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A.J. DiCintio

A.J. DiCintio posts regularly at RenewAmerica and YourNews.com. He first exercised his polemical skills arguing with friends on the street corners of the working class neighborhood where he grew up. Retired from teaching, he now applies those skills, somewhat honed and polished by experience, to social/political affairs.

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