Monday, November 14, 2011

Fuzzy Memory

Much has been made of Governor Rick Perry's "senior moment" during the most recent GOP debate...but it seems to Hope n' Change that Barack Obama has shown much bigger and more frequent manifestations of a bad memory.

Besides forgetting that the Muslim call to prayer was "one of the sweetest sounds on Earth" while running for president, Mr. Obama also forgot the contents of every sermon that Jeremiah Wright ever gave, forgot that Tony Rezko had contributed generously (and suspiciously) to the purchase of Mr. Obama's home, and even forgot that terrorist Bill Ayers was a longtime friend and political sponsor.

And since taking office, Mr. Obama's memory seems to have only gotten worse. For instance, he's apparently forgotten to close Guantanamo Bay, forgotten that he would never sign any bill which contained earmarks, forgotten that his door would never be open to lobbyists, and forgotten that our nation likes Israel and dislikes the idea of a nuclear-armed Iran.

Even more frightening, the president's memory problems actually seem to be infectious...and the more he speaks, the less people seem to remember about what was said in the past! For instance, no one seems to remember that the president said of Obamacare "if you like your current healthcare plan, you can keep it. Period. Case closed." Otherwise, some journalist would surely ask the president why 4.5 million previously insured people have lost their employer healthcare because of Obamacare's provisions.

Similarly, there seems to be a curious memory lapse associated with the fact that the president swore that Obamacare would bend the curve of insurance costs downwards...while the exact opposite is taking place. Here at Hope n' Change, our premiums just skyrocketed 12% while reducing the coverage given. Thanks, Barack, Harry, and Nancy!

For now, we don't think that Rick Perry's memory problems are particularly serious when compared to those examples cited above...and many, many more.

And the good news is that America's problem with Barack Obama's growing forgetfulness can be easily remedied.

All we need to do is remember to vote.



Stan da Man said...

Right on, remember to vote...
And, funny, the BIG news / story is that Rick the Dick had a brain fart - NOT that there are many, MANY government departments that desperately need to be closed (Ron Paul - "I've got five!")

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

The sad fact is that no matter how loudly you and rest of the alternate media call out the truth about Turdboy, you cannot be heard by the masses above the giant slurping noise created by the main stream media. How did we, as a nation, become so stupid and easily fooled? Are things so bad that Americans are hoping the very idiot who got us into this mess can get us out? Has he actually succeeded in getting us to be so afraid of the unknown future that we can't vote for change? Diabolical!

Coon Tasty said...

I liked the time that he forgot he was pretending to be a Christian:


Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Stan da Man- I did enjoy Ron Paul's adlib. And it's probably easier to remember the few agencies that should be kept rather than the long list of ones which should be closed.

@Angry Hoosier Dad- When you talk about the "giant slurping noise" of MSM and the increasing stupidity of voters, it makes me think of the growing number of "independents" who will swing the election. I don't subscribe to a party label myself...but I'm only "independent" in the sense that neither party may offer up a candidate conservative enough for my taste.

@CoonTasty- Ah yes, "John McCain hasn't questioned my Muslim faith." And unbelievably, the helpful reporter immediately corrects him to say "Christian"...and then finds out that B. Hussein meant Muslim.

Jim Hlavac said...

It's no so much what Obama, Democrats and the Media forget -- it's what they remember to do that bugs me. And it's not that his supporters forget all the Obama/Biden gaffes that bothers me -- it's that they blithely choose to ignore the contradictions despite all the proof presented -- and tell you to shush when you bring such things to their attention. But man, do they all remember Bush, eh? They have phenomenal memories when it comes to George; seems they can't stop talking about the man.

Coon Tasty said...

@ SJ

Yeah, I know what you mean about the lack of *actual* conservatives running for office. I swear, if there was an Australian Fascist Party, I'd probably vote for them. (Or lead them.)

CenTexTim said...

"Even more frightening, the president's memory problems actually seem to be infectious..."

Also see Holder, Eric.

Pete(Detroit) said...

That one (Holder) needs to be prosecuted over the whole Fast / Furious thing..

Anonymous said...

Love that Obamacare. My premiums went up almost 20% while I went from copays and low deductibles to a catastrophic plan with very high deductibles. I actually like catastrophic plans, but only when the health care market is consumer driven. My wife's doctor charges her $250 for a five minute visit and now we pay that out of pocket.

If the market forces were allowed to work, that wouldn't be possible. As long as consumers are shielded from the actual costs of health care, those costs will continue to rise and health care and health insurance will continue to be unaffordable.

DragonAgnstEvil said...


They remember Bush, but they remember him with blinders on ;)

They want to continually blame Bush, blame Bush, blame Bush as if he has anything to do with what is going on now. Its amazing how he is both the world's greatest, diabolical schemer and the world's biggest, gaffe-prone idiot to ever walk this earth. Simultaneously sometimes! I mean; he was such a genius to have caused and directed Katrina yet too stupid to land there, ironically, when he wanted to but secret service wouldn't allow.

... That was a long, awkward sentence. My high school latin teacher would have my head. ...

Anyway, I was saying they have blinders on, and I aim to prove it =p

I know most people don't think Bush was a true conservative, and I agree. However, he had his merits, and the deficit was actually shrinking in 2005 and 2006. For the life of me, I can't find the article either =/

The media, however, completely ignores the booming economy and unheard of unemployment rates (as low as 4%!) in favor of constantly reminding the American people what happened his last two years. They also gloss over the facts, there.

We can all agree these events happened in 2007. The economy started its downward spiral. Gas prices skyrocketed again to near Katrina levels. Unemployment reached Clinton-era heights. The deficit ballooned.

The media and demoncrats love to blames the Republicans. Now to be fair, many Republicans did go along with the demoncrat's social agenda and pandered to them in hopes of 'just getting along' (Iz looking at you, too, Bush!), but they were certainly not the driving factor of the downward spiral started in 2007. No, the democrats demons, which I politely shorten to demoncrats, took over with such control and ferocity through the 2006 elections that, it seems, the American people couldn't see up from down.

Though Republicans didn't help the matter, our woes only really started when the demoncrats gained a veto-proof majority in Congress - either through their numbers or the 'sheep in wolf's clothing' statist rhinos. I don't really care which.

If the Republicans had supported Bush through his few superb reforms, we would not nearly be in the mess we are in now. People would also see the good in reforming the social vices they 'enjoy' so much - like medicare.

Instead, the media told the American people that Bush committed the taboo to end all taboos. He proposed positive reform to banks, letting them actually decide who was too risky and not give them unfunded loans (housing crisis averted). He proposed privatizing social security (averting its eventual and now inevitable collapse). He proposed reforming welfare to get lazy leaches out of the system.

He was by no means a full-fledged conservative. He caved in too easily once demoncrats took over. He even felt overreach of government was necessary to prevent further terrorism with the Patriot Act.

My point, however, is not to sway hearts and minds towards Bush. Sadly, he is the best President in my living memory. I was born shortly after Reagan was elected and before he took office, so I only remember him well after he left office. My point is to illuminate the flaws and omissions of what passes for media today.

The demoncrats are power-hungry, money-hungry grubs, and, sadly, many Republicans have been corrupted by them. Though, I say, "Let us not forget our Founding Fathers words, for they are wise and without peer. They knew power corrupts, so they built a republic to stave off the inevitable grab for power which humans make. They did not build an empire to rule by fiat. They did not build a democracy for the majority to crush the minority. Let us not forget the words of our Founding Fathers."

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Jim Hlavac- When it comes to things that Liberals want to remember, their memories are so good that they can even recall things that never happened! (Like tea party members spitting on black politicians while hurling racial epithets.)

@Coon Tasty- You might want to work on a more PR-friendly name than the "Australian Facist Party." How about something cuddly like Koala Konservatives?

@CenTexTim- Yes, poor Eric Holder can't seem to remember anything these days. It's sad, really.

@Pete(Detroit)- Prosecuted?! But Holder already told us that he can't be aware of every "urgent" operation he's regularly briefed on. Hey, Affirmative Action is all about tradeoffs.

@BeingRetired- Boy, do I hear you. I've always paid for my own insurance (being self-employed), and it's basically a catastrophic high-deductible plan...and my personal physician isn't "in plan." With the latest bump in premiums, we're looking at nearly $20k/year for a plan that has a $10k deductible, and offers no check-ups, vision, or dental. And what thanks do I get from the government for my self-sufficiency? The threat of being fined because I pay "too much" for the only insurance I can get.

Personally, I'd like to see a MAJOR overhaul of Medicare and Medicaid, as well as private insurance. And as you say, until and unless consumers have a personal stake in the costs (and can even find out what they are), prices will continue to spiral out of control.

@Dragon Against Evil- Great post, and a great memory refresher!

Bacon said...

I had great coverage through my employer until I received a letter in the mail stating "Because of recently passed legislation we are no longer writing your type of policy". I called to find out why, and they plainly stated it was caused by the passage of Obamacare. So we got dumped off on another company who had lower benefits with much higher premiums. And this year, our coverage has dropped significantly while our premiums have increased 60% (if you include the increase in deductable and maximum out-of-pocket). I'm shopping around for personal insurance away from my employer, but I've already been warned that even if I find a good policy NOW, it probably won't exist in the next year or two. How can people plan for the future when the future is so UNCERTAIN??? Yes, we need healthcare reforms in this country. No, that reform shouldn't come from the government!

I had a liberal friend of mine tell me that if Obamacare was implemented then I would have better coverage for my son who has kidney problems and is in need of surgery. I informed her that I HAD great coverage for him, but no longer do BECAUSE of Obamacare. She didn't know what to say. These people are so brainwashed I honestly don't think they're capable of wrapping their minds around the truth.

DragonAgnstEvil said...


It's been said that it's better to have a Congress full of Reagan (or better) conservatives than one man or woman in the White House. We need to remember the 2012 elections not just for the Presidency. We must remember it for the Congress! We have to remove as many congresscritters as possible. I'm looking at your Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi! You, too, Beohner! If and when better candidates are found, we have to support them with everything we've got.

As Americans, we also have to be ready for the bitter pills we will have to take to turn this country around. Sure, we can agree departments must be dropped, but we won't like it when the 'services' they provide disappear. We can agree social programs must be reformed, but there will be riots. People will suffer, and we have to be prepared to stand up to the naysayers.

To do that, we need strong leadership, and we need representatives who can explain why getting rid of unconstitutional and unsustainable programs is a good thing.


I shudder just thinking about the economic rebound and growth ^_^

Anyway, don't fret over a lack of good candidates. Instead, help the best one get into position to get into office. Personally, my dad and I have our eyes on Santorum. We doubt he'll take the Republican primary, so we're staunchly behind Cain and Gingrich. We'll reluctantly support whoever does win, but we have our preferences.

However! A bad President can still be overcome with good people - Congress and Presidential Cabinet. When surrounded by crooks and cronies, like Clinton and Obama certainly were/are, a bad President is made all the worse.

As SJ's cartoon says, we will remember! We remember the media's lies and omissions. We remember Obama's diatribes, slanders, and liables. We remember the slurs and toxins of the left. We cannot and will not forget everything Obama and the demoncrats have done to degrade this Great Nation's position in the world.

pryorguy said...

I noticed today that a 'generic' GOP candidate would tie Obama if the election were held today...looking forward to when that little poll says Obama would lose, and hopefully it is a fairly accurate barometer of the feeling in the country. We have a long way to go, a lot can happen. Keep the faith.

But getting Obama out of office is just the beginning...before we get this nation back on track, there's gonna be a lotta pain to a lot of folks, because 'business as usual' will not cut it, especially from Congress!!