Obama’s Calculated Deception

June 18, 2012

We have a president who is not interested in the success and stability of the country that elected him. The oath he took means absolutely nothing to him. Face the truth, it’s all a calculated deception … Can you figure it out?

As Peggy Noonan put it:

“There is, now, a house-of-cards feel about this administration.  It became apparent some weeks ago when the President talked on the stump – where else? – about an essay by a fellow who said spending growth [under Obama] is actually lower than that of previous Presidents.  This was startling to a lot of people, who looked into it and found the man had left out most spending from 2009, the first year of Mr. Obama’s Presidency.  People sneered: The President was deliberately using a misleading argument to paint a false picture!  But you know, why would he go out there waiving an article that could immediately be debunked?  Maybe because he thought it was true.  That’s more alarming, isn’t it, the idea that he knows so little about the effects of his own economic program that he thinks he really is a low spender.”

What this says most importantly is that the recognition is starting to break through to the general public regarding the President’s rhetorical strategy that rightly Peggy Noonan called Calculated Deception.  That is, deliberately using misleading arguments to paint a false picture.  That has been a central Obama practice not only throughout his entire presidency, but also as the foundation of his 2008 campaign strategy, and actually throughout his whole career.

It’s why his speeches are falling flat. Put simply, who wants to listen to what they now perceive to be nothing but lies.

He can be beat.

Furthermore, what happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into “one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever,” as the Washington Post’s Peter Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker’s supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money.

They can be beat, that was the Tea Party’s cry. It is what Martin Luther King marched for, they can be beat.

I think the people have now figured it out. It’s similar to the turn of events that happened in the old south, when the sheriffs used to come around knocking on your door. The good old boys in their KKK suits riding in their truck beds, led by the deputies in the sheriff’s car. Quite a spectacle, but as I stood at the door of our house by my dad, he had answered the knocks, saying he wanted no trouble. Be nice, he whispered to me. He pleasantly replied to the uninvited guests, that he had been a long time Democrat, and planned to vote that way in the coming election. They left happy.

My dad closed the door, and I asked why he had said that. Dad said, because when I go to vote, no one but me and the lord will know how I voted.

And that’s is the real story of Wisconsin … The people know. The unions can be beat, the cry of the old south, when Martin Luther King was staging his marches, the Civil War had finally ended, the Democrats and their new ‘unionized KKK’, they can be beat.


George Washington — Factions

June 18, 2012

In his 1796 farewell address, George Washing put on his spectacles and looked right into the future when he warned us about the dangers of political parties or as they were then called “factions”:

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.”

George Washington, George Washington’s Farewell Address

To which faction do you belong? You see what they have done to you? Do you feel a little like Pavlov’s dog?

Reread the above from the top, until you get it completely. It is what we have today, a rhythmic repeating the two competing parties ideologies, or factions. Remember, McCains most celebrated person was Teddy Roosevelt, the founder of modern era progressives, and Hillary’s too. Odd convergence, would you say?

CNN has run a poll for nearly two decades, asking the same questions.  Some people think government is trying to do too much, the rest think government is not doing enough, In 2011 things changed, a record number of people thought government was trying to do too much. Which faction do you believe in?

Going in the wrong direction: According to the Heritage Foundation, their Freedom Index of the United States’ economic freedom dropped to 76.3 which puts us in tenth place worldwide. Over the last ten years the United States has declined in economic freedom.

In 2011, a record number of people reported they believed government is doing too much (or trying at least). That number has been tracking higher and higher since 2000, when it stood at 40%, now stands at over 60% today.

A recent Rasmussen poll found that the majority of likely voters in the coming elections, Americans were horrified that the federal government was doing too much rather than too little, when dealing with economic troubles.

How Would Americans Help Economy? Less Government.

When you dig deeper into polls, you realize Americans want government to do less … you realize Americans have very strong libertarian beliefs, at least economically. At this comprises a majority of voters, both Republican and Democrat. 77% in the Rasmussen poll want government to cut deficits. 71% say they want government to cut spending. 59% want the federal government to cut taxes.

Would you say Americans understand free market economies better than elected officials? Like Obama … The two parties are no longer doing the job, there has got to be better way.

If you want small government and a free economy, we’re headed in the wrong direction.


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