Friday, September 10, 2010

Marc Thiessen Fisks Obama

Marc Thiessen has a few choice words on Barack Obama's recent, and wholly bizarre, attempt to appear fiscally responsible.
Obama told the crowd, “It’s right to be concerned about the long-term deficit. If we don’t get a handle on it soon, it can endanger our future.”

He said that “at a time when folks are tightening their belts at home, I understand why a lot of Americans feel it’s time for government to show some discipline, too.”

He pledged, “I am absolutely committed to fiscal responsibility, which is why I’ve already proposed freezing all discretionary spending unrelated to national security for the next three years.”

And he promised, “Once the bipartisan fiscal commission finishes its work, I’ll spend the next year making the tough choices necessary to further reduce our deficit and lower our debt.”

Of course, this came from the same [man] who increased discretionary spending unrelated to national security by $72.4 billion in 2009 to reach a total of more than $1 trillion for the first time in American history.

And it came in the same week that [he] announced a new $50 billion infrastructure stimulus spending plan. [emphasis added.]

And it came from the same [man] who rammed through a massive new health care entitlement at a time when existing entitlement programs are headed on a path to bankruptcy.

But yes, [he] is “absolutely committed to fiscal responsibility.”

When Obama says he’s going to make “the tough choices necessary to further reduce our deficit and lower our debt” it can mean only one thing: your taxes are going up.
If there has ever been a bigger liar, or an Executive more willfully disconnected from reality, I can't think who it might be. And considering the competition from the past 100 years, hell the past 50, that's really saying something. Not even Carter was this far gone.

What's truly hilarious is that he's deluded himself into believing anyone - even on the hard left - is fooled by this stuff. That, or - as is more likely - he's so irredeemably cynical he just doesn't care whether anyone believes it or not.

This guy is in for one big, serious shock to the system come January when he starts to get some real opposition. I can't wait to see him break down in actual tears on national television because we won't roll over any longer and hand him the K-Y with enthusiasm.

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