Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Just when you think Barack Obama couldn't possibly become a bigger liar or more partisan political hack, he produces (or at least reads aloud) a jaw-dropping speech like last night's primetime attack on Republicans, fiscal responsibility, capitalism, and logic.
After being thrown out of the negotiating process, the president desperately elbowed his way back onto television to finally reveal the sinister truth behind our nation's fiscal problems and countdown to disaster. And that truth is...it's Bush's fault!
That's right, Barry's first shot was aimed squarely at George Bush, claiming that virtually all of the debt we're currently drowning in was caused by the President's profligate spending on post 9-11 wars, tax cuts for the evil rich, and unfunded drug benefits for those no good, rotten, dirty senior citizens who Obama hopes will vote for him in 2012.
Obama then suggested that all of our nation's woes have been worsened by corporate jet owners, hedge fund managers, and stinking partisan Republicans who think the only way to reduce the deficit is "all cuts, and no revenue."
Except John Boehner was offering new revenue - $800 billion of it - until Obama went back on his word and refused to honor the deal. And it's Democrat Harry Reid who is now trying to pull Obama's political ass out of the fire by creating a deal which really is all cuts and no new revenue. (Although it's worth noting that Harry's "cuts" aren't cuts at all - and instead amount to things like "cutting" $1 trillion in funding for wars we've already said we're pulling out of).
The president then trotted out a list of all the cuts that Republicans are allegedly trying to force down people's throats: cutting Social Security and Medicare, ending college grants, stopping vital medical research, turning off weather satellites, ending food inspection, and slashing the budget for Mr. Obama's annual Ramadan feast.
Simply put, Barack Obama demanded primetime exposure last night for the sole purpose of telling the biggest, ugliest, and most self-serving political whoppers since Bill Clinton waggled his finger in the air at the TV camera and insisted "I did not have sexual relations with that woman"...while everyone else in the Oval Office tried to figure out where the smell of "Summer's Eve" was coming from.
The president summed up his speech by warning uncooperative Republicans that "the world is watching." Sadly, that's true...and when this pompous, ignorant, angry little stranger preaches class warfare from his bully pulpit, they can see the true measure of how far America has fallen.
As can we all.