Nov 112013
 

President Obama said, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. Period.”

By MacPundit

He said it at least forty times with various rhetorical iterations:If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it.

“If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. Period.”

“If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan. Guaranteed. Period.”

“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period. End of story.”

“If you like your hospital, you can keep your hospital. Period.”

Notice that he even added the word “guaranteed” occasionally, as if he was worried that we would not believe him when he simply said “period.” In fact, sometimes he actually used “period,” “guaranteed,” and “end of story” all in the same sentence. When people began to lose their healthcare plans—the ones they liked—he was asked why that was happening because he had promised they would not lose their plans. He said he should have been more clear. More clear? What could be more clear than, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. Period.”

Millions of healthcare plans already canceled and still counting … Continue reading »

Mar 232013
 

By MacPundit

The Face of Deceit

The Face of Deceit

The audacity of mendacity

It’s not hyperbole. It’s not Internet trash talk. It’s simple, old-fashioned fact: We cannot believe President Obama. This is a given for those of us who have paid attention for the past 5 years. Your fearless seeker of truth, your devoted blogger—yours truly—has been reporting on Mr. Obama’s astonishingly persistent record of mendacious behavior for what seems like an eternity. It seems that long because until now at least half of the country has had little to no interest in the notion that their president is a remarkably dishonest man. Some even describe him as a remarkably accomplished liar, which of course is to say the same thing but with a refreshingly common voice. Fearless honesty comes to mind.

Maybe, just maybe, things are beginning to change. Maybe Mr. Obama’s deceit is becoming ever-so-slightly visible to some of the media hacks who until now have been functionally blind to it. It is a big maybe, though. You see, Mr. Obama has a super human ability to get away with things that most of us mere mortals (with a conscience) would not want any part of. If Bill Clinton is “Slick Willy” and John Gotti was “The Teflon Don”, what’s left for Mr. Obama? Slick Willy headed the list of the most dishonest presidents until Barack Obama showed up and took the lead running away. Obama is the absolutely unchallenged champ. It’s a blowout. So what do we call him? “Barry The Dodge?” Continue reading »

Aug 072011
 

By MacPundit

He may have set a new record!

Broken PromisesIn Texas there is a saying that goes like this: “He’s all hat and no cattle.” Texans use it to describe someone who may look good, sound good, and impress people who don’t know any better, but the person is not exactly who he wants you to think he is. President Obama is “All hat and no cattle.” He impresses people who don’t know any better. So here’s a wake up call for those people. The next time you hear him tell you that he is going to do this or that wonderful thing, think again because his record of keeping his promises is as bad as it gets in politics—and that is really bad.

Take a look at this list of 83 Obama broken promises from PolitiFact. They are all well documented. After more than 4 years, Barack Obama has kept less than half of his promises.

The following are rated as “Broken Promises” by PolitiFact.com as of April 17, 2013. You can see full explanations at PolitiFact.com.

  1. Eliminate all oil and gas tax loopholes – BROKEN
  2. Require publicly traded financial partnerships to pay the corporate income tax – BROKEN
  3. Close loopholes in the corporate tax deductibility of CEO pay – BROKEN
  4. No family making less than $250,000 will see “any form of tax increase.” – BROKEN
  5. Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center – BROKEN
  6. Negotiate health care reform in public sessions televised on C-SPAN – BROKEN
  7. Allow five days of public comment before signing bills – BROKEN
  8. Introduce a comprehensive immigration bill in the first year – BROKEN
  9. Centralize ethics and lobbying information for voters – BROKEN
  10. Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials – BROKEN
  11. Re-establish the National Aeronautics and Space Council – BROKEN
  12. Support human mission to moon by 2020 – BROKEN
  13. Provide an annual report on “state of our energy future” – BROKEN
  14. Recognize the Armenian genocide – BROKEN
  15. Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers – BROKEN
  16. Expand the child and dependent care credit – BROKEN
  17. Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners – BROKEN
  18. End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000 – BROKEN
  19. End no-bid contracts above $25,000 – BROKEN
  20. Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes – BROKEN
  21. Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners – BROKEN
  22. Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize – BROKEN
  23. Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses – BROKEN
  24. Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court – BROKEN
  25. Allow imported prescription drugs – BROKEN
  26. Mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment – BROKEN
  27. Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives – BROKEN
  28. Create a National Commission on People with Disabilities, Employment, and Social Security – BROKEN
  29. Change federal rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts. – BROKEN
  30. Form international group to help Iraq refugees – BROKEN
  31. Reinstate special envoy for the America – BROKEN
  32. Double the Peace Corps – BROKEN
  33. Double funding for after school programs – BROKEN
  34. Urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws – BROKEN
  35. Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage – BROKEN
  36. Restore Superfund program so that polluters pay for clean-ups – BROKEN
  37. Pay for the national service plan without increasing the deficit – BROKEN
  38. Limit term of director of national intelligence – BROKEN
  39. Give annual “State of the World” address – BROKEN
  40. Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels – BROKEN
  41. Enact windfall profits tax for oil companies – BROKEN
  42. Create cap and trade system with interim goals to reduce global warming – BROKEN
  43. Require plug-in fleet at the White House – BROKEN
  44. Allow penalty-free hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009 – BROKEN
  45. Create a public option health plan for a new National Health Insurance Exchange – BROKEN
  46. Provide option for a pre-filled-out tax formBROKEN
  47. Create a mortgage interest tax credit for non-itemizersBROKEN
  48. Require automatic enrollment in 401(k) plansBROKEN
  49. Require automatic enrollment in IRA plansBROKEN
  50. Create a retirement savings tax credit for low incomesBROKEN
  51. Create a $60 billion bank to fund roads and bridgesBROKEN
  52. Lift the payroll tax cap on earnings above $250,000BROKEN
  53. Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugsBROKEN
  54. Allow Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug pricesBROKEN
  55. Appoint federal-level coordinator to oversee all federal autism effortsBROKEN
  56. Double federal funding for cancer researchBROKEN
  57. Provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches for cancer patient careBROKEN
  58. Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)BROKEN
  59. Reduce the threshhold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50employees to companies with 25 employeesBROKEN
  60. Provide a $1.5 billion fund to help states launch programs for paid family and medical leaveBROKEN
  61. Require employers to provide seven paid sick days per yearBROKEN
  62. Expand the Family Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence or sexual assaultBROKEN
  63. Work with Russia to move nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alertBROKEN
  64. Develop an alternative to President Bush’s Military Commissions Act on handling detaineesBROKEN
  65. Secure ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)BROKEN
  66. Seek to negotiate a political agreement on CyprusBROKEN
  67. Seek independent watchdog agency to investigate congressional ethics violationsBROKEN
  68. Create a public “Contracts and Influence” databaseBROKEN
  69. Expose Special Interest Tax Breaks to Public ScrutinyBROKEN
  70. Expand the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to include sexual orientation and gender identityBROKEN
  71. Sign the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act into lawBROKEN
  72. Increase the minimum wage to $9.50 an hourBROKEN
  73. Support tax deduction for artistsBROKEN
  74. Reduce the number of middle managers in the federal workforceBROKEN
  75. Strengthen the Age Discrimination in Employment ActBROKEN
  76. Work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workersBROKEN
  77. Use revenue from cap and trade to support clean energy and environmental restorationBROKEN
  78. Require more flex-fuel cars for the federal governmentBROKEN
  79. Mandate flexible fuel vehicles by 2012BROKEN
  80. Double federal program to help “reverse” commuters who go from city to suburbsBROKEN
  81. Require energy conservation in use of transportation dollarsBROKEN
  82. Sign the Freedom of Choice ActBROKEN
  83. Give the White House’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Board subpoena powerBROKEN

Whew! That’s a lot of broken promises! It just might be a record. I don’t know, it’s probably a close race between Obama and Jimmy Carter. No matter, it’s depressing. Just don’t let President Obama tell you that it’s all the Republican’s fault because they block everything he tries to do. The Democrats controlled both houses of Congress for the first two years of his presidency. They could have done virtually anything he wanted them to do. No excuses, Mr. President, you’re a big “promiser” but you’re a lousy deliverer.

So how does he get away with it? First, because his followers want to believe him so much that they don’t bother to check up on him to see if he keeps his promises. Second, because the so-called mainstream media don’t tell you the truth. Here’s another thing to remember: Barack Obama depends on your ignorance. Don’t think so? Then why does he continue to make empty promises? Even worse, there is hardly a day that goes by that he doesn’t say things that are outright lies. I know, you may think I dislike him or his policies or that I am some kind of a right wing nut. Well, you would be wrong—except for not liking his policies. But even if you were right, it would not change the facts. He does have a horrible record of broken promises and he does lie—a lot. Many of his lies are well documented elsewhere on this site and many are videos so you can hear him lie in his own words.

Listen, I am not happy about reporting such negative things about my president. But if we really want an honest government we need to accept the truth about our leaders, especially our president. So like it or not, I call them like I see them. And just for the record, how many broken promises does it take before you stop believing someone? Two? Four? How about 83? Would that do it?