one thing, he lied so much and so flagrantly that he has destroyed his credibility. It’s turned out that the elemental bad faith of his relationship with America, the fact that he’s an alien looking at America from the outside, as something he wants to control, wreck, and transform, not as something to love and take care of, has caught up with him . He can’t conceal his leftist self. He can’t conceal the sci-fi alien reptile under the synthetic human skin. He can barely even go through the motions of concealing it. So, as catalogued by David Limbaugh in the below column, he keeps telling these spectacular lies, as though clueless to the fact that everyone is now seeing them as lies.
We are living through a remarkable moment in American history. Liberal rule in modern America has always been based on the ability of the left to present itself as mainstream and ordinary, and on the people’s willingness to be so fooled. As a result of the Democrats’ feeling of being liberated by their victory last November, that system of control—both the Dems’ control over their own true impulses, and their control over the mind of society—seems to have broken down, and truth is pouring in. Let us hope the epiphany lasts.
Obama’s Forfeited Credibility
President Barack Obama apparently came to believe the myth of his messiahship and has accordingly abused and squandered his good will and political capital and possibly self-sabotaged his socialized medicine scheme.
Of all the newsworthy aspects of this desperate “reform” effort, none is more so than the robust democratic processes it has reinvigorated in this nation. While Democrats insist the nationwide grass-roots movement against his Draconian measure is contrived and illusory, it is just the opposite.
Nothing could be so real as the American people, emboldened by their passion for liberty, standing up against a callous, dishonest government trolling for its freedoms in exchange for false promises.
All the proof we need that Obama and Democrats recognize the authenticity of this grass-roots protest is their hysterical reaction to it. They wouldn’t be hyperventilating about it if they believed it to be fake, but would use their super-majorities to ram through this bill.
Indeed, that congressmen have not been able or courageous enough (against the threat of being removed from office in 2010) to pass this bill is the story of the year. Integral to that story is the unraveling of the Obama mystique, occasioned by Obama’s ongoing arrogance and duplicity, most recently on the Obamacare issue.
Let’s just look at some of the myriad ways Obama has betrayed the enormous trust bestowed upon him—on the health care issue alone.
Obama has said he just wants a dialogue with the American people on health care. Sorry, but there are just so many times a person can say the exact opposite of what he means and retain a shred of credibility. While saying he wants this dialogue, he’s also telling his opponents to shut up—literally. Even more revealing, he was adamant that this bill be passed before the August recess—a bill whose provisions he admitted or pretended he was not familiar with. How could there have been a dialogue if he had already made up his mind and if the deadline he had artificially imposed could not possibly have allowed a dialogue?
Obama has said his opponents were trying to “scare and mislead the American people,” when in fact his opponents are the American people whom he is trying to scare and mislead.
Obama misleads us concerning the public option, saying people can keep their private plans if they prefer. Yet the House bill, which he was urging be passed before the August recess, effectively would coerce employers, through punitive and positive incentives, to dump their private plans in favor of the public option. Most Americans have employer-provided health insurance, so a wholesale exodus to the public option would be inevitable—and intended. In fact, the bill would prevent those who lose private coverage from reacquiring it, except plans conforming to a slew of new mandated regulations, which eventually would drive such plans out of existence. Obama’s propagandette, Linda Douglass, falsely denied that Obama said he supports the public option, but he’s on tape.
Obama misleads us in his inartful attempt to analogize the postal industry with his health plan, saying privately run FedEx and UPS have fared well against the government-run Postal Service. He fails to tell us how different the public/private competitive environment would be under his health care plan with the deck stacked—by law—against the survival of private insurers and private care.
Obama misleads us by denying that bureaucrats would “meddle” in our health care decisions or with the doctor-patient relationship. Yet in almost the same breath, he boasts that he would bundle payments to doctors based on the quality, not the quantity, of the services they provide—such quality to be determined by his bureaucratic boards. The House bill is replete with provisions conferring such decisions on government bureaucrats.
Obama misleads us when he and his minions cavalierly dismiss the public’s genuine concern about the government, under his plan, insinuating itself into end-of-life decisions. Instead of responding to provisions of the bill legitimately generating such concerns, he puts words into our mouths, saying we claim that the bill would require “euthanasia.” Even some of Obama’s state-run media fact checkers suggested that Reps. Thaddeus McCotter and John Boehner made that claim. In fact, they said provisions of the bill “could create … a more permissive environment for euthanasia … and physician-assisted suicide.” Someone needs to check the fact checkers.
Of course there are legitimate concerns here, and it insults our intelligence to suggest otherwise. The bill would immediately impose a monumental conflict of interest on government bureaucrats by tasking them to cut costs drastically while simultaneously empowering them to “counsel” people about their end-of-life (and other) medical care. Such a conflict of interest—over life and death itself—is unconscionable and unthinkable in the United States of America.
The “messiah” has lost his mojo—by betraying his unearned trust with the people.
[end of Limbaugh column]
Reply 1—Posted by: mominNoCA, 8/14/2009 1:46:25 AM
The more phonies who attend his events are exposed, the more people will laugh at him, too. Lefty elites hate it when the “little people” laugh at them.
Makes it harder for them to apply Alinsky’s “ridicule” rules and such.
Reply 2—Posted by: ruby2ssday, 8/14/2009 1:56:40 AM
#1, I’ve always thought that the best thing to do to these clowns is laugh at them. I mean uproarishly, full audience, laugh-in-their-face laughing. Do it every time they utter those lies and twisted logic.
Reply 3—Posted by: Spidey, 8/14/2009 3:28:16 AM
Obama lost the goodwill of the American people with his astonishly high levels of dishonesty. The biggest thing he has going for him is that he doesn’t *look* dishonest.When he comes out and says the stimulus stopped the economic slide,despite most of the money being wasted and very little spent to begin with,it makes people wonder if he can be believed about anything.People can see through his phony,staged town halls and that’s why they aren’t working.Obama is scared of a real deate because he knows he’s on the wrong side of issues.So instead,he demonizes his opponents.
Someone asked if illegal aliens get covered in this healthcare bill and got shouted down as a racist,the same thing will happen when Obama starts his amnesty push.
Reply 4—Posted by: ladychatalie, 8/14/2009 4:17:01 AM
If democrats “ram healthcare” through, then the democrat party will go the way of the whigs.
Reply 5—Posted by: vwlarry, 8/14/2009 5:28:24 AM
President Lincoln’s remark about “cannot fool all of the people all of the time” has never been more relevant than in these times. This clown in the White House didn’t even make to his first year in office before his utter deceitfulness and too-smart-for-his-own-good attitude have been exposed for (nearly) all to see. The White House Occupant is in for a rough next several years. Of course, so are the American people, but we’ll deal with it.
Reply 6—Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/14/2009 6:34:27 AM
What do you mean, #3, Obama doesn’t “look” dishonest?
That smirk, the looking around as if he’s a little kid looking for approval, the repeat of the line for a second laugh.
He’s like a bad comedian on open mic night.
Reply 7—Posted by: FWgrandma, 8/14/2009 6:56:27 AM
How can one forfeit what one never had? Obama never has had any credibility, all he has had is smoke and mirrors. Release all of your records, birth, school, passport, work, political then we really can see what a farce he is!!!
Reply 8—Posted by: Aggie57, 8/14/2009 7:06:16 AM
#7…I agree, and what is left over is being TAKEN from him…he is forfeiting nothing.
Reply 9—Posted by: sagman, 8/14/2009 7:06:26 AM
OBAMA: Six months ago I walked on water; now, I can’t even transmogrify private coverage into single payer. What’s happened? Jeremiah?
REV. WRIGHT: By embracing your humanity, you denied your divinity, sir. Subsequently, your believers suffered a crisis of faith. And now the Townhaller sect has seized the Mount of public opinion. They must be evicted and cast into the Slough of Despond.
OBAMA: You’re right. I’ll set humility aside and found my own religion—”The Church—O’ the Redeemer.” Nationally televised services in the White House of Worship, East Room, on Sundays. Every week Pastors Wright and Jackson will introduce an ordinary person who will tell the nation of a miraculous government intervention in his life. Eric?
HOLDER: No church-state separation issue here, sir, since you’ll embody both.
OBAMA: We’ll do it. I’ll be Mr. President in one role, God O’Mighty in the other. Reverend, wasn’t Sharpton supposed to be here today?
REV. JACKSON: Uh, I may have given him the wrong date, sir.
EMANUEL: Jesse, If you ain’t lyin’, you ain’t tryin’.
MICHELLE: Just don’t go lordin’ it over me. You hear me, Barack?
Reply 10—Posted by: joe btfsplk, 8/14/2009 7:08:07 AM
You know that 0bama’s circling down the toilet when he pulls Bill Clinton out of the brothel to provide support. This is an act of total desperation by the White House, a “Hail Mary” pass of the first order.
Clinton’s support is the kiss of death…. as everyone but 0bama seems to know.
Reply 11—Posted by: Red Jeep, 8/14/2009 7:11:46 AM
If the Dems honestly believed that what they have proposed is a terrific alternative to the health care we have now they would pass it with their majorities, realizing the people’s attitudes would change one they experienced the wonders of ObamaCare, and would vote in massive numbers to re-elect them…Guess a few of them are having doubts.
Afterall ObamaCare is about control, not about health.
Reply 12—Posted by: tjdard, 8/14/2009 7:26:00 AM
I’m a democrat and I wanted to give the President a chance. I wanted him to clean up the mess but he has made it worse. He had his chance.
MSNBC just said an awful thing about some talk show hosts and wanting to hurt the President. Where does that come from? A black man gets beaten by SEIU and the President says not a word. I’m very disappointed with this President and the liberal MSM.
Reply 13—Posted by: viperdog, 8/14/2009 7:36:34 AM
Again, this isn’t anything to do with healthcare at all despite it being labeled such. This is about “CONTROL”, and that is why the Libs/Dems/Chairman Obama are fighting so hard. The funny thing is, there is absolutely nothing the republicans can do to stop it, and yet Chairman Obama is struggling. What with fake town halls stacked with bussed in union members, Obama butt kissers, and butt kissers children asking stupid softball questions. If this is so great, why are they having such a hard time selling it? Could it be because if it looks like a pile of manure, and stinks like a pile of manure, that maybe the American people know it’s a pile of manure? Chairman Obama is everything we Conservatives told you he was America, but know, you were all wrapped up in your feelings and so idiotically gullible, that you called us racists. How’s that “Hope and change” working out for you now? Maybe next time you’ll tell the stupid independents to stuff it and do your homework instead of believing all the propaganda CNN puts out as news.
Reply 14—Posted by: StormCnter, 8/14/2009 7:40:05 AM
I have only two words to say about the health reform plan to the president and his enablers in the press and congress.
Reply 15—Posted by: cap MarineTet68, 8/14/2009 7:43:33 AM
Hmmmm… ”Slough of Despond”…
Sagman’s read his Pilgrim’s Progress.
And writes another excellent broadside!
Reply 16—Posted by: mrduc, 8/14/2009 7:52:58 AM
Go to these THMs. And if you can’t get in, take photos/videos of the ACORN/SEIU rent a mobs which are now showing up, rallying to ºbama’s e-call. Especially take photos of the busses, with license plates, bus company logos, and bus numbers. Then call the bus companies and see who rented and is paying for the bus. Send info and photos/videos into Glenn Beck, O’Reilly, and Hannity. Expose the true astroturfers.
Reply 17—Posted by: Felixcat, 8/14/2009 7:53:42 AM
I hope Sagman publishes a book someday of all his posts.
And Bravo to Viperdog.
Reply 18—Posted by: RETLT, 8/14/2009 8:22:02 AM
#16; I firmly believe that you should omitt O’reilly. He will say that you are a bunch of kooks and are dishonest. Also add in that The Won is a great guy and” maybe I’ll get him here and on this show!” Remember the support he gave the Swiftboat gentlemen who only wanted the truth put out there on kerry.
Reply 19—Posted by: kazooskibum, 8/14/2009 8:29:26 AM
The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.
Reply 20—Posted by: GoPack, 8/14/2009 8:34:46 AM
It’s been a while since I posted my favorite quote of all time:
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
- God in the Dock (Eerdmans)
Reply 21—Posted by: Happy Katy, 8/14/2009 8:52:57 AM
0bama’s next 2 Town Meetings are now open to admission on a first come, first admitted basis. But his minions that are being bused in are instructed that they must arrive by six a.m., thereby guaranteeing that his audience will be his thug supporters!