The First 100 Days: What Did You Do To Celebrate It?

Me? I was working my butt off at my job. Why? Because in addition to taking care of my wife and 4-month-old son, Obama and the other socialists in Washington have decreed that I also have to work to take care of various Peggy the Moochers out there who think that a life is owed to them and they can just sit back and sponge off of the tax dollars that come from hard working people like me.

But, it is important to look at how the leftists celbrated it and how they twisted the truth for Obama’s benifit. Those twists are nothing more than insults to the intelligence of those of us who do our own research and try to verify our information before putting it out there.

Let’s look at some of Obama’s 100 Days quotes that don’t pass the smell test:

We began by passing a recovery act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs and provided a tax cut to 95 percent of all working families.

Well, the unemployement figures show that more jobs are being lost than saved or created. I guess Obama believes that this is somehow a good thing.

As for that tax quote, it has long since been established that 43% of Americans effectively have a tax bill of $0 after their deductions and credits are factored in. That is, they either recoup their entire tax bill or get more money back than they paid in. So, how can you offer a tax break to someone who effectively doesn’t even pay taxes?

On bipartisanship:

And if that is how bipartisanship is defined, a situation in which basically, wherever there are philosophical differences, I have to simply go along with ideas that have been rejected by the American people in a historic election, you know, we’re probably not going to make progress.

If, on the other hand, the definition is that we’re open to each other’s ideas, there are going to be differences, the majority will probably be determinative when it comes to resolving just hard, core differences that we can’t resolve, but there is a whole host of other areas where we can work together, then I think we can make progress.

In that first sentence, Obama is basically saying that it is his way or the highway. But his way is a hell of a lot more radical than he let onto during the campaign.

As for that second paragraph, well, perhaps Obama should have spent a few minutes explaining how locking the Republicans out of various meetings and discussions on the Porkulus/Spendulus package amounted to “bipartisanship.”

On the economy:

I didn’t anticipate the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

I don’t know if Obama is aware of this or not, but we have not reached that point yet. The economic crisis that resulted from Jimmy Carter’s disastrous presidency was worse than what we are experiencing now. If the current crisis does reach the proportions of the Great Depression, it will be because of Obama’s socialist policies, not because of the previous eight years.

On the Auto industry:

I don’t think that we should micromanage …

Unless you want to push out the CEO of GM, then micomanaging is just fine in his opinion.

And of course, Obama tried to re-write history with some of his comments. Take for example the following:

I was struck by an article that I was reading the other day talking about the fact that the British during World War II, when London was being bombed to smithereens, had 200 or so detainees. And Churchill said, “We don’t torture,” when the entire British — all of the British people were being subjected to unimaginable risk and threat.

And then the reason was that Churchill understood, you start taking short-cuts, over time, that corrodes what’s — what’s best in a people. It corrodes the character of a country.

If Obama actually believes this, then he has been drinking the kool-aid of some historical revisionist who outright changed the facts. The British most definitely did use torture techniques, even to the point of drugging prisoners, in order to get information out of Nazi captives during World War II. Why Obama would make such a glaringly false statement, I don’t know.

Every single question thrown at Obama was a soft-ball and seemed a part of a love-fest that the media was having at the time. No one asked a serious question or any of the hard questions that the American people want answered.

For example, here is a question that should have been asked: “Mr. President, if the Democrats hold that a $1 trillion deficit is irresponsible, then shouldn’t the Democrats consider your budget plan to quadruple the deficit as being five times as irresponsible?”

But then, a media that is so deep in the tank for a socialist president would never have the courage nor the integrity to ask such pertinent questions.

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2 Responses

  1. “sponge off of the tax dollars that come from hard working people like me.”
    – It’s a recession. People lose their jobs through no fault of their own. People lose their homes through no fault of their own. I really hate right winged selfishness. My family are no different to yours, over here in the UK. Struggled our entire lives. Been homeless too. But I know for a fact none of my family mind that their tax money is going to help those less fortunate.

    [Edited for offensive language.]

    • futiledemocracy,

      You don’t fix a recession by spreading the misfortune around. Making the hard workers support the non-workers only encourages the non-workers to not work. Why [i]should[/i] they work if they get a paycheck for the work of others? That was Peggy the Moocher’s message. She didn’t want to work. She wanted someone else to pick up the tab for the bills she incurred one her own.

      You fix a recession by making sure the economy can grow. Increasing the tax burden on those who work and earn stifles growth. Lower taxes and a more capitalistic philosophy are the way to go, just as Denmark proved with their massive tax cuts back in 2004.

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