Leviathan lies. That’s probably the main thing I will remember about the Obama regime (2008-2012, hopefully).
What have easily proven to be the blatant lies told during his first campaign (2000-something through 2008), have also proven to be mere minnows, compared to the leviathan lies being told this Obama campaign cycle (November 5, 2008 to current day 2012 and beyond), by him and his many lying Obamatons.
Many in the media — once a sure source of whitewashing and reflexive defense of anything Obama says — are even taking notice, notably, this past week. This is for the total BS anti-Romney attack launched by the Obamatons claiming that Romney actually was the direct cause of a woman dying of cancer. It’s been shown to be an outrageous lie on several levels. Still, many of Obama’s closest aids and his Obamatons actually defend it. Which speaks volumes about them all.
Here’s one of the many well-written opinions about the recent lie, from today’s Wall Street Journal editorial page:
President Obama spent his formative years in academia, so he’s no doubt familiar with postmodernism, the literary theory that rejects objective reality and insists instead that everything is a matter of interpretation and relative “truth.” At any rate he’s running the first postmodern Presidential campaign, now organized almost exclusively around allegations about his opponent that bear no relation to the observable universe. …
I like “bear no relation to the observable universe.” That’s a fancy way of saying he’s full of shit. Which is true. Do recall that he’s also the president of the United States, though.
Even still, Obama’s team and his apologists (CNN, Washington Post, MSNBC, New York Times, CBS, ABC, NBC…) defend it by brushing it off as “just more of the mud-slinging engaged in by both sides during a typical hard-hitting campaign and this comes up every election cycle.”
No. That’s also a lie. Presidents have never gotten away with telling blatant lies like Obama has. The media slams president who have even tried. They even call Republicans liars when they aren’t, just to make sure!
The WSJ editorial goes on:
… The point is that more than any President we can recall, Mr. Obama isn’t trying to persuade voters that he deserves to stay in office because of his philosophy, record or positive vision for the country. Rather, his case is that he deserves re-election because Mr. Romney is worse, and he is so very much worse because of things that were invented in the West Wing but are detached from reality.
The entire theory of the Obama campaign seems to be that the more outrageous the claim the better, because the more you repeat it the more the media will talk about it, and the lie will achieve a kind legendary truth. …
“[D]etached from reality.” Again, that’s nice-nice for total BS. But that last line is a horrible testimony about the perfidy of the liberal media which, rather than confront Obama and his Obamatons, and rather than denouncing and calling to the fore the effrontery of these presidential lies, making that the Prima facie issue, they have the audacity to begin a studied whitewashing of the lies by switching gears and going to an analysis of the issue about which the lies were told, thereby turning lies into quasi truths.
It’s a sleight of hand. A con job. Told by the president and aided and abetted by his acolytes in the media.
Of course I’ll also remember Obama for his caustic and unseemly hyper-partisan and divisive politics, the likes of which I’ve never known, which he’d (now deceptively, as we’ve found out) promised to eliminate if he were elected president in 2008. And his acidic politics of American class division and dis-unity, which, again, I’ve never known in my lifetime, and which, again, he’d promised (deceptively, as we’ve found out) under his grand leadership, America and its president would overcome once and for all. And his promise to end the nasty issues surrounding racial intolerance and yet, again, I’ve never encountered such phoney race-baiting and racial politics by any president or even his underlings in all my life. He’s the most racial president in history.
So it’s lies. All lies.
But these election lies of 2012? Wow.
And that’s to say nothing of what has turned out to be baloney promises, like his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. “[T]he President today promised that by the end of his first term, he will cut in half the massive federal deficit we’ve inherited. And we’ll do it in a new way: honestly and candidly.” How ironic inasmuch as (a) he didn’t do it (he’s more than doubled it to $1.15 trillion in 2012, rather than cut it in half); and (b) he did that with lies and mostly behind closed doors.
And his promise that if Congress passes his massive “stimulus” (or what I like to call “stimulus, ha-ha-ha, oh God, what a joke, give me a break”), then unemployment wouldn’t go over 8%. Well it’s never been under 8% and even now, four years later, it’s 8.2%.
Or as the brilliant Charles Krauthammer put it this week in his column:
… First, the $831 billion stimulus that was going to “reinvest” in America and bring unemployment below 6 percent. We know about the unemployment. And the investment? Obama loves to cite great federal projects such as the Hoover Dam and the interstate highway system. Fine. Name one thing of any note created by Obama’s Niagara of borrowed money. A modernized electric grid? Ports dredged to receive the larger ships soon to traverse a widened Panama Canal? Nothing of the sort. Solyndra, anyone? …
So it’s not just lies. It’s lies compounded by the politics of division rather than unity, a campaign driven by character assassination, all because his has been a presidency is impossible to run on, as it has obviously been a massive failure.
So I’ll remember him for his lies most of all.