Unless you live under a rock, or only watch PMSNBC, you know that US dollar has been down-graded from its AAA rating. What you may not remember was that back in April of this year our pal Timothy "Harvey Nigel Baines" Geithner, the only tax cheat smart enough to fix the economy, promised that there was "no risk" that the US would lose its top credit rating.
The media has forgotten these, along with many other such phrases they used to repeat endlessly, such as, "Read my lips." and "It's the economy, stupid." Let's take just a quick peek at a few of the other Obama Regime assurances we've heard over the past few years which slipped through the selective fingers and memory of the Propaganda Ministry.
Campaign Obama promised "the most transparent administration ever", "sunshine before signing", and that every piece of non-emergency legislation would be available to the public on the Internet for five days before signing. Nine days in office, he signed his first of many bills without posting it on-line. And by the way, Mr. Transparency’s very first Executive Order, #13489, was to seal all his own records.
I love this one: “We need tougher border security, and a renewed focus on busting up gangs and traffickers crossing our border. . . . That begins at home, with comprehensive immigration reform. That means securing our border and passing tough employer enforcement laws.”
On 17 November 2008 Obama reiterated his campaign promises to close Guantanamo Bay "upon taking office."
In January of 09, the Holier-than-thou Anointed One said of his Regime that lobbyists need not apply, that he would enforce, "the strongest ethics standards in U.S. government history." Well, unless they were a couple of dozen "ethics waivers" given to special lobbyists and tax cheats.
February of 09 was a big month for the Messiah, as the Hypocrite-in-Chief promised to cut the U.S. deficit in half and that: "I refuse to leave our children with a debt they cannot repay. We cannot and will not sustain deficits like these without end. ... We cannot simply spend as we please."
"This is the rule that families across this country follow every single day, and there's no reason their government shouldn't do the same," he said. "You don't pay what you don't have."
We should all remember, $838 billion later, "Pass my stimulus bill and unemployment will never go over 8%." He later complained that the terrible unemployment rates were due to "huge layoffs of government workers" at federal, state and local levels, despite the $838 billion. By "huge layoffs" he meant temporary census workers, a vital sector of the economy.
“We will launch a sweeping effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov.”
"If we see money being misspent, we're going to put a stop to it, and we will call it out and we will publicize it."
Here's a few quotes from Dear Leader that would seem incongruous with a 2,000 page "healthcare reform" bill that absolutely no one in government read in its entirety, and certainly not before they voted on it:
"I want to go line by line through every item in the Federal budget and eliminate programs that don't work, and make sure that those that do work work better and cheaper."
"Instead of allowing lobbyists to slip big corporate tax breaks into bills during the dead of night, we will make sure every single tax break and earmark is available to every American online."
"I will not sign health insurance reform that adds even one dime to our deficit over the next decade."
It's bad enough when reality contradicts Dear Leader, but the man courageous enough to stand by his convictions and show up for better than half of the votes (and vote “present” on 129 of the times when he actually showed up) during his vast 150 days of experience as an Illinois Senator, can't help but contradict himself either.
FLIP: “We can, then, more effectively deal with what I consider to be one of the greatest threats to the United States, to Israel, and world peace, and that is Iran.”
FLOP: “Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny . . . They don’t pose a serious threat to us..."
FLIP: “I am not a nuclear energy proponent.”
FLOP: One year later: “I actually think we should explore nuclear power as part of the energy mix." "[It is] worth investigating its further development.”
And my all-time favorite…
FLIP: Senator Obama: “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.”
FLOP: President Obama, via Whitehouse spokesman: "The consequences ... of failure to raise the debt ceiling would be Armageddon-like in terms of the economy."
"He realizes now that raising the debt ceiling is so important to the health of this economy and the global economy that it is not a vote that, even when you are protesting an administration's policies, you can play around with.”
"You need to take very seriously the need to raise the debt limit so that the full faith and credit of the United States government is maintained around the globe."
As if the past and present aren’t enough to peg out Barack’s Bullshit Meter, no doubt the future will too, when he makes statements like:
“The man next to me, Ben Bernanke, has led the Fed through one of the worst financial crises that this nation and the world has ever faced. As an expert on the causes of the Great Depression, I’m sure Ben never imagined that he would be part of a team responsible for preventing another. But because of his background, his temperament, his courage, and his creativity, that’s exactly what he has helped to achieve.”
Yes, there are more we could list, but we are already far beyond the attention span of the average American voter, so we'll wrap up with one quote you should remember and heed.
“There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do.”