June 13, 2010

How Should We Treat a President That Pathologically Lies?

President Obama's preposterous claim was such a bald faced-lie that I'm not sure how Lori Montgomery managed to get past the first paragraph of her article without collapsing from laughter:

President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.

It was a load of crap when Obama made this exact same claim in October of 2009, a load of crap when House made the same claim in December of 2009, it is a load of crap now, and will be a load of crap in six months or a year when he asks for billions yet again.

Barack Obama has not saved the jobs of teachers, police and firefighters; he's saved the jobs of mid-level politicos, inefficient bureaucrats, and blustery, blundering public-sector stooges.

The current bureaucrat bailout is a stop-gap measure to preserve—for purely political reasons—the size and scope of government, to add to the size of government, and to keep our increasingly fictional unemployment figures from spiraling into the earth.

Despite wasting billions of taxpayer dollars, the Democratic Party has done nothing to help the economy. We shouldn't be too hard on them, however; you can't expect them to be able to help the economy, because liberals don't understand basic economic principles. Their buggered thinking tells them that more and bigger government solves problems, and they are simply not wired to understand that the massive tax liabilities and and billion-dollar mandates are detrimental to economic growth.

Telling a Democrat to pass more legislation to help the economy is like telling a lamprey to suck harder to help the fish. The parasites will do everything they can to work harder, but the simple fact of the matter is they are not built to help. They are build to suck the life out of their hosts.

Teachers, firefights and police officers are vital public servants. Their jobs are secure, and we all know it.

Barack Obama lies about the real purpose of this bill—funding useless bureaucrats—because he knows you will not tolerate such waste. He can't help himself, though.

Parasites are parasites by nature, and it is useless to expect them to change.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 13, 2010 08:57 PM

How should we treat such a President? I believe the appropriate response was uttered in the movie, "Blazing Saddles".

Posted by: Jerry in Detroit at June 14, 2010 11:25 AM

We keep throwing money at systems that are broken. In Louisiana, I think the school administration represents 60% of the budget. As far as the cops and firefighters, I drive 90 miles to a job twice a week, along the way are at least 10 cop cars. Now this is an interstate with generally very good drivers. The only reason is to apply yet another tax in the form of speeding tickets. This is useless. The times I have needed a cop (burglery, etc.) they are not there or inclined to help. Firefighters are a little different story. For the most part they seem ok, but I live just outside the city and rely on the volunteer fighters. As such, my insurance premiums actually went down! The volunteer bunch will do anything to help.

At every level the bureaucracy in broken and far too expensive. Look at the gulf spill, the bureaucracy is making a tought situation into one that is impossilbe.

Posted by: David at June 14, 2010 11:48 AM

"Save the teachers" is an annual chant from gov't, education, and union officials. Teacher union negotiators actually put into the contracts that "pink slips" are to be handed out to teachers and staff at the end of every school year. The original purpose, I'm sure, was to evaluate teacher performance, weeding out good from bad, and start the new school year with majority good teaching staff. What it's come to is a big stick used to club citizens into paying higher taxes "for the children" when the reality is the money goes to salaries of teachers, staff, but mostly union officials. When the new term begins, the good, bad, and ugly teachers and staff are back. At the end of the year, the process begins anew.

Posted by: Indigo Red at June 14, 2010 12:01 PM

Thought you would be interested in this email.

This was sent to me by a resident of Lafayette, LA.

Subject: Message From Grand Isle

I witnessed something yesterday I wanted to share with my friends. I was in Grand Isle yesterday when we were visited by our president. Our street has about a dozen camps, one permanent resident, on it and yesterday we had a fair crowd of people. The first incident that was brought to my attention was four bus loads of, I guess you could call them workers, was spotted at the Bridge Side marina and looked as if they had come from New Orleans and not the most desirable workers if you get my drift. For you that do not know Bridge Side is the first marina coming onto Grand Isle and this is where the buses stopped and the WORKERS got off. I later witnessed not four but five buses pass our street on Hwy 1 going to the end of the island our president was to visit. I made a statement to my neighbors they were probably going to stage a senerio where a large amount of people were working on our oil spill problem and guess what, I was right. Liz and I witnessed this on one of the specials when I got home and a large number of men had rakes and were dressed in white hazardous suits working on the beach. No one has seen these guys before yesterday and no one can find them now. I was told WWL is getting question after question about this today, go figure our leader not being truthful and staging something like this.

The next thing I really found astonishing was no on cared that he was on the island. I later saw 38 cops on motorcycles, yes I did count them, and many other police vehicles escort what I am sure was the president in his motorcade of black suburbans. I was told he landed in Fouchon, about 10 miles from Grand Isle, then was brought to Grand Isle in the motorcade. I did see his helicopter and the escorts fly north of us to meet him at the Coast Guard facility were he spoke. My point is when he went down hwy 1 not one person made an attempt to see him. There was no one taking pictures, no one even looking in his direction, no one lining the streets and waving flags, no one cared. I really think if that had of been any of our prior presidents, even Clinton , an attempt would have been made to be along the side of the road and cheer or wave. It is really sad that this country is being run by a man no one likes or has any respect for. God help us get through the change.

Posted by: David at June 14, 2010 02:21 PM

It's too late to save the teachers jobs, those that aren't already out of work will be in the next week or so. It happens every year at about this time.

Posted by: Rip VanBullwinkle at June 14, 2010 02:36 PM

CY and David ... I'm not surprised that Mr. O was not welcomed enthusiastically to Grand Isle, or indeed anywhere on the Gulf Coast. If he really wanted to help us, he'd stop treating this like his daily photo-op, stay in Washington, and do something substantive, like waive the Jones Act temporarily so that we could get foreign registry container ships and scientific ships into the Gulf to help clear the oil, clean up that corrupt Government agency, the Minerals Management service, by firing those in charge and putting in new management who are at least somewhat more ethical. Most of all, he could stop making bloviating speeches blaming the oil production companies for the spill because we have "too little government control of the oil industry." The oil industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in America. We probably need less regulation rather than more. And most of all, we need honest regulators.

He could stay in Washington and do that. And still manage to get in his daily golf game. Best of all, we wouldn't have to listen to his patronizing speeches.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at June 14, 2010 02:38 PM

"How Should We Treat a President That Pathologically Lies?"

Like a very dangerous tool.

But it is Geppeto that we need to worry about.

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at June 14, 2010 03:22 PM

As was so often the case during W and Clinton, the issue lies mostly on the definition of the word "lie". Per George Costanza, it isn't a lie if YOU believe it. The Lefty punditocracy is nearly unanimous that the problem with the late stimuli is that it was insufficient. This 50b is chump on macro econ terms but it does what the Lefties want, which is more of the same. Is Obama that stupid? If you were to get any of these bigwheel Obies under truth serum what you would find is that faith in Keynes is fractured but they still have full faith and credit in the cyclical nature of the downturn. They are certain that everything will come back: unemployment, growth, soundness of the dollar... the trick is to be positioned to claim credit when it does. Of course if you believe, as most folks here do, that the stubborness of the troubles if not the problems themselves are a product of the massive spending and other interventions in our business affairs by a raft of morons with ivy league sheepskins, you percieve that the Obama bus is heading for a cliff with the gas jammed down and the brakes pulled out.

Posted by: megapotamus at June 15, 2010 07:01 AM

Impeachment comes to mind.

Posted by: OdinsAcolyte at June 15, 2010 10:27 AM