The audacity of hypocrisy

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  1. B_starinvestor

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    This is simply a reminder/refresher in regards to the overwhelming mistrust and disregard the American public has for anything that Barack Obama says.

    A truly revolting and utterly heinous list of fabrications and outright lies. In a few other threads, some regular posters in the politics forum defend and endorse these lies; and protest that Obama needs to lie for the benefit of the country.

    I believe he [Obama] should be held to a higher standard. Much higher.

    I am not just taking a shot at the President. I am stipulating the awesomeness of the lies of one man.

    • Obama repeatedly assured us that he would protect Medicare against cuts; but he now presses for passage of bills that include huge cuts in Medicare.
    • Early in the health care debate, Obama assured us that he had not said that he favored a single payer system; but he was on record as having said exactly that.
    • Obama gave primary voters a firm assurance that if he became the nominee of the Democratic party he would (unlike Hillary Clinton) abide by the campaign finance limits of public funding; but as soon as he became the party’s nominee, he reneged on that pledge.
    • During the presidential campaign Obama criticized the presence of former lobbyists in the Bush administration and solemnly assured us that he would appoint no lobbyists to his administration; but once elected he proceeded to appoint even more lobbyists than his predecessors.
    • Obama criticized the size of George Bush’s deficit and promised to stop deficit spending if elected; but he has already quadrupled the size of the deficit he objected to and recklessly continues new federal spending in the trillions.
    • When campaigning Obama criticized bills before the congress that were too long for anyone to be able to read and promised to eliminate that; but the bills he has been backing throughout his first year are infinitely longer (2000+ pages) than the very bills he criticized.
    • Candidate Obama promised an end to the corruption of earmarks and pork, but the bills he has supported in office have contained more earmarks than ever before
    • Obama promised that he would make sure that there was always enough time for the public to read legislation before it was enacted; but he has done exactly the opposite, repeatedly pressing for even faster passage of even longer bills.
    • Obama met fears that he would be a tax and spend liberal by promising that those earning under $200,000 would see no increase in their taxes of any kind; but he now urges passage of a healthcare bill that breaks that pledge in many different ways, and his unrestrained increase in federal spending makes more tax increases inevitable.
    • Candidate Obama promised bipartisanship and an end to partisan bickering; but in a display of especially ruthless partisanship his allies have shut Republicans out of all key meetings on his health care initiative, with the unprecedented result that domestic legislation of historic importance garnered not a single Republican vote in the Senate.
    • Obama criticized his opponent’s plan to tax employer paid healthcare benefits, and promised he would not tax them; but the bill he now backs will do just that.
    • Obama had promised that he would not sign a healthcare bill that would add one dime to the federal deficit; but the bill he now backs adds trillions in new federal spending, offset only by new sources of revenue that are both uncertain and more properly seen as offsetting the already existing deficit.
    • Obama coerced congress into passing his stimulus bill by promising that if it were passed unemployment could go no higher then 8%; but unemployment is now at 10%, and he could not possibly have had good reason to exclude that possibility.
    • Obama has repeatedly assured the American people that if they like their current health plan they can keep it; but the House bill which he supported created huge incentives for employers to drop their coverage and shift their members to a public option.
    • Obama assured a joint session of Congress that his health plan would not fund illegal aliens; but his allies had been busy voting down amendments to that effect. (This was the point of Joe Wilson’s outburst.)
    • Obama claimed that Caterpillar’s CEO had told him that Caterpillar would begin hiring again as a result of the stimulus bill; but that individual immediately announced that he had said no such thing, and that Caterpillar would in fact be laying off more workers.
    • Candidate Obama promised that Guantanamo would be closed by January 1, 2010; but it is still open.
    • Candidate Obama promised that his administration (unlike his predecessor’s) would be so transparent that TV cameras (C-Span) would be there for key deliberations; but an unprecedented level of secrecy prevails as the final stages of Obamacare are negotiated behind closed doors and kept so secret that even the Senate majority whip admitted that he had no idea what was going on. Requests for Obama to honor the promise of C-Span cameras are being ignored.
    • To gain traction for his attempt to return a would-be socialist dictator in Honduras to power, Obama claimed that he had been overthrown in an illegal coup; but the congressional research service pointed out correctly that ex-President Zelaya had been removed for constitutionally sufficient cause by legal and constitutional means.
    • Obama claims that he wants a public option only to increase choice and competition; but the House bill would clearly reduce choice both by squeezing unsubsidized private health plans out of the market, and by setting rigid conditions on acceptable plans that would narrow available options.
    • Obama now assures us that health insurance premiums will not go up if ObamaCare becomes law, insisting indignantly that people who say this have not read the bill; but the legislation forces insurers to cover preexisting conditions, which will compel them to raise premiums substantially.
    Can anyone blame the American public for not trusting anything that he says? He has demonstrated a propensity for lying, and a pattern of making promises that he has no intention of fulfilling.
     
  2. B_VinylBoy

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    I'm glad that you could get all of your hate out.
    Does this mean we won't have to read another thread from you crying about a lying politician, using various examples which completely ignore the actions and reactions from opposition when Obama actually TRIED to do such things?
     
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    Yes, I'm placated now. Just had to set the record straight in this forum about the ruthless lying of this radical lunatic.

    When he waged war on banks last week that was the last straw.
     
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    I count 21 bullet points and not one has a link directing the reader to the source or legitimate journalistic analysis. Typical. At least I include links to the fools, jesters, and when possible, original sources.
     
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    Oh Goodie.
    The Obama Love Fest may now continue.

    StarInvestor - please do not mention the Emperor's New Clothes again
     
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    which one do you question?
     
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    StarInvestor - Please provide proof that facility at Guantanamo is still open.

    I mean Obama promised it would be closed, so it must be closed!
    End of discussion.
     
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    Amen, Vinyl Boy.
    Geez. "Read my lips, no new taxes". "I did not have sexual relations with that woman". "Mission accomplished". "WMD". the Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch frauds, etc...
     
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    Like those self-same banks haven't waged war on us.
    Piracy is a kind term for some of those interest rate jackups.
    That radical lunatic was elected by a majority of the American public, who just doesn't see it the same way as you do. Sometimes, people make promises with good intentions. They aren't magically clairvoyant about what condition they will find the inner sanctum of government in.
    LPSG so needed to be set straight? Politically, this affects penises in what way?
    You might be lost in more ways than one.
     
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    All you've done is prove that you're a blind, rabid neocon who desperately needs to validate his own ignorance & bigotry by viewing every single political issue through a narrow-minded, Hatfield versus McCoy-like slant. If that makes you happy, then by all means... spread on the Gun Oil and have a few extra tugs for your peeps.

    Oh, so some of your deceptive honesty starts to leak out finally? :rolleyes:
     
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    If you can't link a legitimate source (even though there may be a general consensus that some of your points are valid) don't even bother with these "I'm a spoiled brat and want attention" rants. It makes you come across as a complete tool, loose cannon, and someone who sucks on tea bags. I expect better.
     
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    As a point of reference, would I need to cite that the planet Earth is inhabited by humans, among other species? Because all of the bullets are common knowledge. Irregardless, my sources are never good enough for most liberals in this forum anyway, i.e. the Treasury Dept, CBO, Reuters, Bloomberg have all been dismissed as 'partisan' and 'unreliable.'

    For the record, I am not a spoiled brat. I've made my own way, no handouts, nothing given to me, and I pay my taxes every year. A lot of taxes.

    Spoiled brats are those that expect others to do everything for them; and do not take personal responsibility for anything.
     
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    Which bank, or banks, exactly - waged war on 'us?' No banks waged war on me. But then again, when I took a loan from the bank, I paid it back.

    If I didn't pay it back - as i had promised i would - I guess the bank was 'waging war on me?' :rolleyes:

    The fed funds rate is currently 0.25%. Somebody really 'jacked that shit up.'

    Based on a platform and campaign based entirely on lies and empty promises. Please see OP.


    And sometimes, people make promises with poor intentions.


    Is this the Large Penis Worship Group? The Large Penis is the only thing you can talk about group? The Large Penis must be acknowledged in every forum group? The everything in the world relates to a Penis Group?

    It is amazing and bewildering at the amount of people that are so fascinated and dominated by a GD cock that they can't even discuss current events or contemplate a thought without their mind being overcome by thoughts of dick.

    Many here will belittle religion and the church, but will pray to, worship and bow to a dangling piece of meat.

    Hilarious.

    Its not surprising that so many that post in this forum have such a short attention span and bounce from job to job. When you can't hold a thought for 30 seconds without fantasizing about a schwarz - you aren't going to be able to accomplish much out there in the real world.

    Just fyi.
     
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    Houston, I see that we have a major problem. The red cat is out of the bag. Star was left behind when they handed out good educations. One of the "thousand points of light" never received its batteries. That's why it isn't blinking. :redface:
     
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    Wow. No shortage of venom there.
    Sorry I said anything about your sacred banks. Yep, they're all engaged in public service, as Lloyd Blankfein says, "I'm doing 'God's Work."
    Maybe you should consider decaf.
     
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    Are you kidding? Its like 8 degrees here and I get up at 5:00 a.m. Its gotta be the strong stuff.

    Didn't mean to bite your head off; but it seems every time I make an argument the last few days somebody throws that - 'you're on a cock site' cheapshot out there.
     
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    I, for one, always feel better after a good spew.
     
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    Such a porn star.
     
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    Haha!
     
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