I’m so fucking tired of listening to “journalists” and politicians call Obama’s lies “spinning” “fiction” “misunderstandings”
Let’s start calling them what they are: LIES.
To start with – the most recent lie (a tie between Pay to Play and Sequestration…
Obama in bed with Corporations…AKA: Pay to Play: February of 2013 –
On September 22, 2008 during the 2008 campaign – Obama vowed “No More Secrecy” – He promised that there would be an “absolute gift ban” so that no lobbyist would be able to “pay to play” based on how much they can spend on buying their way into a “fancy dinner…” BUT, in January, Obama’s re-election campaign rebranded itself as “Organizing For Action”, a NON-PROFIT, and, The New York Times announced the weekend of February 24th that, for a fee of 500,000,00, you too, can have a quarterly sit down meeting with Obama. Wal-Mart, Lockheed, Citi, & Duke Energy will be financing OFA 2.0.
And speaking of “Pay To Play” – In less than two weeks since Obama took office in 2009, he appointed a lobbyist a day to a government position. What kind of governing philosophy is that, if not a big “For Sale” sign on the White House, at least according to Obama’s own anti-lobbyist rhetoric on the campaign trail? A lobbyist a day helps keeps accountability away!
Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm.
Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.
William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.
William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.
David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.
Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.
Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.
Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.
Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.
Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president’s assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.
Frequently met with lobbyists off campus to hide from the public and keep visits out of White House visitor logs – (link)
February 2013 –
(this whole “cutting of the budget” is actually cutting of only about 3.0% of the FUTURE budget – it’s like your boss saying; “I’m going to give you a raise of 10,000,” and then because he didn’t manage his budget (thanks Politicians!) he told you, “Instead of a 10,000 raise, I’m only going to give you 7,000.00.”)
Obama is not only lying about how this Sequestration came about (he signed it into law in 2011 – but
Feb 2009 – Obama promises to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term of presidency. (hahahahah – now he says the only way out is to SPEND!) Not only is Obama lying, but he is fear mongering; he’s banking on the fact that presenting people with an alleged threat to their well-being will elicit a powerful emotional response that can override reason and prevent a critical assessment of these policies. Dictators maintain control by inciting irrational anger against some kind of threat (often non-existent) posed by internal opponents. Hitler famously incited fear of Jews, communists, and other “outsiders” to attain unchecked power, persecute domestic opponents and “unite” the German people into backing some atrocities.
OBAMA THEN – OBAMA NOW
OBAMA THEN (Feb 2009)
Drone Policy? What Drone Policy…Jay Carney says they can’t release Drone Info (you know, the drones that killed 2 American Citizens overseas…) because it jeopardizes security – yet had no problem releasing Bush’s memo’s regarding Water Boarding. (See the Jon Stewart video).
Benghazi…First Obama blamed the attack on an angry mob incited by a video made by a Florida resident against Muslims…for 2 weeks, he sent out Susan Rice to tell this story – as well as other Obama spokespeople. As emails later surfaced, Obama and his camp knew within hours this was a terrorist attack, yet continued to lie to the people. As of 2/28/2013 – we still don’t know all the details to what has happened, and the FBI has yet to interview any survivors. What we do know is that the night of the Benghazi attack, after Obama was informed about the attack, he didn’t bother to call any of his staff to find out what was happening – and the next day, he boarded a plane to attend a Vegas Campaign Fundraiser.
President Obama promised on the 2009 campaign trail that he would have the most transparent administration in history. As part of this commitment, he said that the public would have five days to look online and find out what was in the bills that came to his desk before he signed them. But the first bill Obama signed into law as president (A mere 9 days into after his first term) — was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — got no such vetting. It was his first broken promise, and it’s the promise that keeps on breaking.
Oh, and funny thing about that Lilly Ledbetter Act – though Obama signed a bill to make sure women get paid equally, Obama pays women in the White House 18% LESS than males.
Other bills that didn’t get posted online: the omnibus spending bill, and the extensions of immigration and small business programs. The President has signed most bills within a day or two of their presentment from Congress, violating his campaign promise.
Other not so white lies:
Lied (until they were caught) about connection to an ad that accused Romney of being responsible for a man’s death (link)
These are only a sampling…but they are some of the most important. Anyone who can’t see Obama for what he is (the most power hungry manipulative propagandizing president ever) is a complete moron. ..