Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama Goes For The Big Lie

It becomes ever clearer that Obama has adopted the technique of the Big Lie. According to a man who learned most of what he knew from Mussolini, the man Obama is also emulating:
“The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.” Adolf Hitler
An exaggeration? From a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, quoting Barack Obama:
"I think the irony … is that I actually would like to see a relatively light touch when it comes to the government," he said Tuesday in a White House interview.
That statement shows that Barack Obama is now officially the biggest liar in the history of the U.S. Federal Government. Either that, or he is literally psychotic and has no clue what the hell he is saying.

It's inconceivable that even the most rabid post-modern subjectivist, for whom facts are whatever he believes at any given moment, could act in every way like a Fascist — semi-nationalizing the auto industry, strong-arming the largest banks, threatening the country with socialized health care, and on and on — and still believe he was using a "light touch."

His excuse for all this heavy-handed socialism?
"And so it's puzzling to me sometimes to hear the standard conservative critique of what we're doing, when essentially every step we're taking involves cleaning up the mess that we found when we arrived here at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."
So, not only is he the biggest liar around, he's also a coward who has to continue to excuse every coercive act as necessary to counteract what Bush allegedly did.

How in hell is it necessary to resolve a financial crisis the Feds created by spending four times what the previous set of thugs spent? How did Bush create the current high cost of health care? (Admittedly, he helped by the idiocy of signing the Prescription Benefit bill.) How did he make us "dependent on foreign oil?" And how is putting ever more subsidies into impractical technologies necessary to 'solve' that 'problem' while refusing to ease the constraints on nuclear power? Lies, more lies, and damned lies, not even backed up by statistics.

Well, as the 18th century statesman William Pitt put it, "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, the creed of slaves."

At least the socialist scum Chavez, Mao, and others had the balls to openly confess their goals and their operating philosophy. When you're morally lower than sundry dictators it's time to re-think your fundamental premises. That, of course, is the last thing one can expect from Obama the Zero, since it would require at minimum acknowledging them to himself.

Impeachment would be too good for this charlatan.

There's one and only one hopeful aspect to this shameful charade. That he feels the need to pander not only to jihadists but to freedom loving critics in America means he knows his proposals are on shaky ground, even with a majority Democratic Congress. Let's hope the ground opens up and swallows him whole soon.


sdesalvo said...

"How in hell is it necessary to resolve a financial crisis the Feds created by spending four times what the previous set of thugs spent?"

Well, there you go thinking again, Jeff. Consider that the larger the crisis, the great powers will be afforded by the frightened citizenry to the increasingly larger, powerful and Socialist government. Then start a line from where were were, to where we are, and it becomes quite easy to extrapolate where we are headed.

Jeff Perren said...

Thanks for your comment, Scott, and welcome to Shaving Leviathan. I hope you'll come back often.

I forget to add to my list of questions: "How did George Bush empower the UAW to set such absurd rules and wage and benefits demands that it bankrupted GM and Chrysler?" But that's just another detail.

I understand your trendline calculation and have the same worry, but I'm really hoping that, with enough pushback, we can add some datapoints to change its direction.