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Great article about the messiah and his LIES
« on: June 28, 2009, 08:16:27 PM »
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June 19, 2009

Just Make Stuff Up
President Obama's war on the truth.
by Victor Davis Hanson
National Review Online

In the first six months of the Obama administration, we have witnessed an assault on the truth of a magnitude not seen since the Nixon Watergate years. The prevarication is ironic given the Obama campaign's accusations that the Bush years were not transparent and that Hillary Clinton, like her husband, was a chronic fabricator. Remember Obama's own assertions that he was a "student of history" and that "words mean something. You can't just make stuff up."

What is stunning about Obama's hostile demagoguery about Bush's War on Terror is not that he has now contradicted himself on one or two particulars. Instead, he has reversed himself on every major issue - renditions, military tribunals, intercepts, wiretaps, Predator drone attacks, the release of interrogation photos, Iraq (and, I think, soon Guantanamo Bay) - and yet never acknowledged these reversals.

The president lectures Congress on its financial excesses. He advocates "pay as you go" budgeting. But he remains silent about the unfunded liabilities involved in his own proposals for cap-and-trade, universal health care, and education reform, which will in aggregate require well over a trillion dollars in new spending on top of existing deficits - but without any "pay as you go" proposals to fund them.

By the same token, his promise that 95 percent of Americans will receive an Obama "tax cut" is impossible. Remember, almost 40 percent of households currently pay no income taxes at all - and the $1.7-trillion annual deficit will necessitate a broad array of taxes well beyond those assessed on incomes above $250,000.

Outright historical dissimulation. On matters of history, we now know that much of what President Obama says is either not factual or at least misleading. He predictably errs on the side of political correctness. During the campaign, there was his inaccurate account of his great-uncle's role in liberating Auschwitz. In Berlin, he asserted that the world - rather than the American and British air forces - came together to pull off the Berlin Airlift.

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