Monday, February 16, 2009

Dear President Obama: After your absurd Inaugural Speech, why have you become "President Fear?"

Actually, when you GAVE the speech, Mr. President, it wasn't all that bad. It was a little better than standard schlock. The problem I had with your speech was the exact same problem I've had with every speech you've ever uttered.

You were lying. And I have a problem with that.

Your leftist buddies, so rife with their faux outrage over President Bush (More of that "Bush Lied, people died" nonsense would make me want to barf.) seem strangely silent about YOUR lies, Mr. President.

Others... not so much.

Was it that long ago that you lied,

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.
Yet, you come out and use fear for everything?

Why is that?

The only thing you left out of your reeking and wholly unnecessary efforts for the reeking and wholly unnecessary Generational Indebtedness Act, was this:

On this day, we gather because we have chosen fear over hope, partisanship and disunity of purpose over common sense and honesty.
THIS should be the FIRST line of your dog and pony show in Denver.

It won't be, of course. You'll grab the microphone and tell us how much we needed this garbage. You won't mention the crap about no one alive having the time they needed to read this crap before your fascist congressional leadership forced a vote... and rammed this mountain of debt down our throats.

Every word you utter as you heap what we know to be just the start of an entire mountain range of debt upon this country will be a lie.

Others share that view... much like they share my disappointment in you.

Your incompetence; your dishonesty; your lies... all easily predicted as a continuation of your campaign... all have become a source of agonizing disappointment among many who suspended their disbelief and voted for you... and others of us who had the wisdom to avoid supporting you like the plague... but who hoped that somehow, some way, the planets would somehow align and you could live up to, perhaps, a tenth of your promise.

Obviously, that was far too much to hope for.

FEBRUARY 13, 2009, 11:43 P.M. ET

Obama's Rhetoric Is the Real 'Catastrophe' In 1932, automobile production shriveled by 90%.


President Barack Obama has turned fearmongering into an art form. He has repeatedly raised the specter of another Great Depression. First, he did so to win votes in the November election. He has done so again recently to sway congressional votes for his stimulus package.

[Commentary] AP

In his remarks, every gloomy statistic on the economy becomes a harbinger of doom. As he tells it, today's economy is the worst since the Great Depression. Without his Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he says, the economy will fall back into that abyss and may never recover.

This fearmongering may be good politics, but it is bad history and bad economics. It is bad history because our current economic woes don't come close to those of the 1930s. At worst, a comparison to the 1981-82 recession might be appropriate. Consider the job losses that Mr. Obama always cites. In the last year, the U.S. economy shed 3.4 million jobs. That's a grim statistic for sure, but represents just 2.2% of the labor force. From November 1981 to October 1982, 2.4 million jobs were lost -- fewer in number than today, but the labor force was smaller. So 1981-82 job losses totaled 2.2% of the labor force, the same as now.


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