Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Firefly Lies

President Firefly is the most un-truthful man ever to hold the office. And to attain that position in post-Clinton America in less than six months is breathtaking. This man has absolutely no desire to tell the truth or to know the truth. Be it broken promises, setting up straw men or outright lies, he uses every sort of mendacious device known with equal aplomb. And of course the state-sponsored media never calls him on his falsehoods or points them out to their ever dwindling audiences. Forgetting about the lies he told us about his childhood, education, professional and political careers, here are just some of his lies made since January 20, 2009;

* Firefly promised every spending bill would be displayed online for five days before he acted on it. Yeah right. The stimulus bill never saw the light of day on the Internet and wasn’t even read by the President.

* “not because I believe in bigger government — I don’t — not because I’m not mindful of the massive debt we’ve inherited — I am.” Firefly to Congress February 24, 2009 Anyone believe this?

* Firefly promised to end the Income Tax for seniors making less than $50,000 annually. Complete lie. Ain’t going to happen.

* “And that is why I have ordered the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and will seek swift and certain justice for captured terrorists…” Firefly to Congress, February 24, 2009 We now know this is false. Gitmo is not going to close, and for good measure Firefly has retained several other Bush policies regarding captured terrorists that he promised he would eliminate.

* “My administration has also begun to go line by line through the federal budget in order to eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs.” The man knows full well that there is no line item veto. This guy really thinks Americans are stupid. And I guess there are about 53% of the electorate that are.

* Firefly promised to create a $3,000 tax credit for companies who add jobs. Total smoke and mirrors. Nowhere to be found.

* “My immediate task is making sure that the second half of that money, (TARP) $350 billion, is spent properly. That’s my first job.” Firefly press conference February 9, 2009. What did Joe Biden say last week? Something to the effect that “some people were already being scammed” ?

* Firefly promised penalty free withdrawals from retirement accounts for 2008 & 2009. I had to kill my IRA to pay my medical bills in 2008 and paid taxes on every penny of the money.

* “Second is recognition of the limits of the judicial role, an understanding that a judge’s job is to interpret, not make law, to approach decisions without any particular ideology or agenda, but rather a commitment to impartial justice…” OK, in light of everything we are learning about Firefly’s wise Latina woman, can anyone argue that this statement is anything other than a lie?

* Firefly promised complete recognition of the genocide perpetrated on the Armenians by the Turks early in the 20th century. He hasn’t said a word about it, and doesn’t intend to.

* “It’s not just enough to change the players. We’ve gotta change the game.” He has appointed lobbyists and more than 100 former Clintonites to his administration.

* Firefly has completely backed off his promise to end “don’t ask – don’t tell.” Gay people, how do you like him now?

*”I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.” How does he square this with his oft-repeated position that marriage should be defined as being only between a man and a woman.

And this list is not inclusive. Every time you hear Firefly say “There are those…” (and he says it often) you know he is setting up some fallacious straw man just so he can make himself look good knocking it down.

After Clinton left office I really thought that America would never be taken in again by a man so quickly given to transparent lying. At least not in my lifetime. But I was very, very wrong. “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” Henry Louis Mencken was very, very right.

1 comment:

Individualist said...

Great Post Auguste

The difference is that no one in the Media seems to care what the truth was

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