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Top 10 Obama flimflams

This list of half-truths, sleight-of-hands, and outright lies are a good reason why Obama doesn’t deserve a title more ennobling than huckster-in-chief.

1. Unprecedented shorthand

After the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on ObamaCare, the President came forth with his thoroughly discredited analysis that it would be “unprecedented” for the high court to overturn a congressional action, perhaps thinking we all forgot about Marbury v. Madison (1803). After the nation’s laughter subsided, White House spokesman Jay Carney explained away the fumble, saying “the President was not clearly understood by some people because he is a law professor, he spoke in shorthand.”

2. Invoking Reagan

Obama tried citing President Reagan’s tax policies as a cover for his own tax-hiking fervor, referring to Reagan as “that wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior.” Not even close, Mr. President. We all know that Reagan cut the marginal rates for the top income bracket from 70 percent to 28 percent and reduced the capital gains tax from 28 percent to 20 percent, creating an economic boom.

3. Keystone cop-out

President Obama was obviously stung by the backlash to his Keystone Pipeline decision, as even his union backers were aghast that he jettisoned a jobs-creating project. Obama tried to change perceptions by taking credit for the Southern leg of the pipeline, from Oklahoma to the Gulf of Mexico. But the Pipeline to Nowhere was already in the works before Obama said he green-lighted it and, besides, it will not bring any Canadian oil to the U.S. Market.

4. False Rutherford B. Hayes smear

Obama’s campaign rhetoric reached back to the 19th Century to make a point about Republicans opposing new technology. Obama said, “One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone, ‘It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?’ That’s why he’s not on Mount Rushmore because he’s looking backwards.” Actually, Hayes was something of a high-tech geek for his era, introducing the first telephone to the White House and hobnobbing with Thomas A. Edison.

5. Weathering budget cuts

It is a tried and true Democratic tactic to exaggerate proposed Republican budget cuts — which are usually just slowdowns in future proposed spending. Obama got in on the act, saying that under Paul Ryan’s budget, “Our weather forecasts would become less accurate because we wouldn’t be able to afford to launch new satellites.” Hmm, less accurate weather forecasts — sounds like a prescription for more global warming alarmism.

6. Poisoning children

Another liberal strategy is to demonize the opposition, making the GOP sound like evil maniacs. Obama recently implied that the Republican vision includes “poisoning our kids” by allowing higher levels of pollution. No, Mr. President — the problem that our kids will inherit is the crushing debt caused by your out-of-control spending.

7. Buffett gimmick

Even the President admits that the so-call ed Buffett rule is a gimmick that would do virtually nothing to close the budget deficit. But that hasn’t stopped him from repeatedly trotting out the plan to make sure the very rich pay a higher marginal tax rate than their secretaries. Even Obama can’t figure out how to do that in real life, as his own tax returns show him paying a 20.5 percent tax rate, lower than his own secretary.

8. Blaming others

Obama has perfected the blame-game maneuver, saying his dismal record in office was the fault of George Bush, the Japanese, or the Arab Spring. Our favorite Obama excuse was his attempt to deflect attention from his poor job-creation record by saying it was the fault of Automatic Teller Machines putting bank clerks out of business.

9. Rhetorical overkill

Obama is cranking up the rhetoric, calling Republicans “members of the flat Earth society,” mocking Mitt Romney for using the word “marvelous,” and calling Paul Ryan’s budget a “Trojan Horse” for “social Darwinism.” Of course, running a campaign that focused on the issues would require the President to defend his first term’s record.

10. War on women

Obama is attacking Republicans for waging a war against women, which in reality is nothing more than Democratic talking point. Obama tried to show solidarity with female voters by bemoaning higher dry-cleaning bills for women, saying, “We haven’t gotten on the dry cleaning thing yet. I mean, I know that is still frustrating. I’m sure.” Yes, Mr. Obama, focus your efforts on the dry-cleaning crisis and quit meddling with healthcare and the economy.

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  • joesolargenius

    The socialist support groups have paid activist making these kind of remarks in order to move the comments away from a cohesive stand together discussion to one of egoistical mud flinging and that is why your advice is excellent , just ignore the verbal attacks because they are trying to drive away all the positive lets do something thinkers .

  • DanB_Tiffin

    Look up Occam’s Razor for your “low-effort” thinker BS.  Liberals twist everything around to make good look bad and bad look good, black look white, etc. Conservatives see right through these lies, however.

    “It would be a world where the poor and the sick and the elderly are cast out into the streets to make their way through their desperate lives as best they could.” No, the conservatives will help the legitimate ones, you liberals just demand to rescue the phony ones with other people’s money.

  • DanB_Tiffin

    Please, just keep showing us what Joe Stalin believes.

  • JohnWIS

    Give it up.

    Who are you trying to kid?

    And please!…..don’t tell this crap to a child.  You’ll mess them up for life.

  • Douglas Lynn

    Carbon-based energy will run the world until something more cost effective comes along. To do otherwise is to punish the poor and middle income Americans.

    Why aren’t George Soros and all of the other big liberals spending their billions on energy innovation? Your Hollywood friends spend billions on enormous, energy guzzling homes, yachts and vacations. Why aren’t they funding more energy innovation with their own money? Why are Liberals fighting so hard to prevent solar farms in the desert and wind farms near their homes and vacation spots? Rich and powerful liberals are by far the biggest hypocrites in the world.

  • TheMechanicGA

    Great post and rebuttal.

    The only thing is, around 50% of the people of this nation are stupid and will vote for zero no matter what.

    Unfortunate as it is, only record turnouts will defeat the muzzie loving halfwit who is destroying this nation.

  • TheMechanicGA

    Joe Steel you are a damnable liar and probably as dumb as a stump to boot.  No one hear listens to your socialist lies.  No one here believes you!  Only an idiot would believe your pseudo intellectual crappola!

    Using lots of words to make people think you’re smart is an old liberal trick and we and this nation are over it.  The more you run that foul pie hole of yours, the more you prove yourself to be a stool squeeze of the left and its America hating ideology!

    Do the world a favor, put a gun in your mouth, pull the trigger and end your miserable existence!  You are a waste of good oxygen!

  • Firepower

    LIES! Last election, Maobama simply had to walk around on water and show his blackness to get folks to SWOON.

    This time, to get tingles up the pantleg, he’ll get the MSM TO LIE for him and propagandize his record.
    They CAN SUCCEED – what with all the idiots in the usa.

  • Linz

    Dear Joe,

    Next time try lying on the floor of the grocery store, kick your feet, and scream like a banshee when mommy won’t buy you the candy you desperately think you need.  Your constant drivel gets boring quickly.

  • Carol Parks

    Tip of a very dirty iceburg.

  • Brubaker5

    It might also be less laughable had Obama ever actually been a professor. In fact, he was a lecturer, essentially at the bottom of the academic ladder and far removed from a tenured professor.

  • Dustoff

     That’s not really true.  Recent research has shown low-effort thought to result in conservative ideas

    LOL…. one person’s opinion, does not make “research”

  • Brubaker5

    There are substantial numbers of Obama supporters who simply deny reality. No matter the mounting evidence to the contrary, they continue to believe what they wish to believe. Whether intellectually challenged or not, they remain what the Soviets referred to as “useful idiots.”

  • Dustoff

     Really so does anyone think O-dumber is smart?
    So far we have seen little to NO proof of it. 

  • Steven Chavez

    OBAMA’S #1 RAZZMATAZZ: “I wasn’t born with a SILVER SPOON in my mouth.” 

    BREAKING NEWS FROM KENYA: Barack Obama’s Grandmother Interviewed Live on TV: “Baby Barry born with FOOT IN MOUTH. I try pull out of mouth he scream. He suck big toe no thumb. B.O., that we call him, he alway smell he full of of of, karranga, how you say… karran… shit, yes he alway full of shit. His commie mommie take him back to America on third day and take B.O. to Hulahoop hospital tell he born home alone with no help for commie mommie but he born under my kitchen table with white commie mommie.”

    INTERVIEWER: “SORRY BUT THERE IS LOUD SHOUTING OUTSIDE IN GOAT HERDERS SQUARE.  It’s the rest of Obama’s family. I think it’s Kenya’s first Occupy movement.”   

    “Want 99 cents at least from our Brother!”  

    “Spread the Wealth? He don’t even give us one Abe Lincoln!” 

    “We want Visas too!” 

    “$35,000 for one plate of food? That could feed us for 100 years!”

    “We want to be One-Percenter like you!” 

    “Send Michelle. We need gardener and goat milker!”

    “Send Nancy. We need Scare Crow!” 

    “Send Joe. We have shovel ready job cleaning chicken coop.” 

    “We wish we had tent!”  

    “WHAT WE WANT?–Another goat, three or four chickens.–WHEN WE WANT IT?–Is by this afternoon okay?”

    “Send us allowance or Grandma going to take Jerome Corsi’s lie detector test!”

    “Obama lie! We, we, well Obama lie.” 

    “No Justice No Piece of Goat Cheese!” 

    “We really do miss Bush! Bush! Bush! Bush!”  

    AN ANGRY GOAT, with horns, rushes the crowd and tries to ram them.  “Baaaaammaa! Baaaaaaaammaa!” (Goats brainwashed too? Goat Zombies?)

    “Down OPRAH Down!”

  • Dustoff

     Poor joey. He shows up here day after day. Trying to convince us of how smart O-dumber really is. Yet look at all that has gone wrong since this “dunce” became the Prez.
    Heck he can’t even control his spend crazy GSA or hooker hunting S/S boys.

    So you keep lying to yourself fool, because we all know better.

    PS seen the polls lately. O-dumber is dropping already and we haven’t even picked our guy to run against him.


  • Dustoff

     Tell us about them SHOVEL-READY jobs again O-dumber.

    O-that’s right, They were happen did they.

  • Rocco11

    Obama himself is a flim flam, nobody knows for sure where this fool was born (or more likely, hatched)..

  • don71248

    This rant is proof why BHO was elected the first time.  Hopeful many of the electorate have been able to see the disaster and won’t allow it to happen again.  (Except for Joe)

  • deeme

    Yes they have to have two impeachable crimes a week, to make you forget about the last two..Now if the MSM were treating him like they did Bush, we wouldn’t of forgot the last two, or the two before that, because it would be all we hear about day in and day out..

  • 1LonesomeDove1

    Is there something wrong with just working hard and creating your own success?

    Why do you want to blame your failure on someone who did?

  • deeme

    Well it’s easy to ignore him because he is doing exactly what he is claiming we are doing and his liberal “bright thinkers” can’t be with him today because they are very busy standing in line waiting for Obama Bucks….

  • 1LonesomeDove1

    Ask your O’Savior. This is HIS watch, so if you have a problem address it to him.

  • NonElite

    Why do some people keep insisting that Obama is a nice guy? This list of flimflams is not the way a nice guy behaves. These are the actions of a lowlife sleazy politician and that message needs to be spread far and wide.

  • gunsmithkat

    A bigger flimflam than the Keystone affair is his constant claim that the USA has only 2% of the worlds reserves of petro-chemical fuel stocks, when in reality it is more like 20% and it dwarfs all but the Russians’ supply.

  • 1LonesomeDove1

    Innovation is not gonna heat our homes or power our vehicles that carry us to work. These are things we need NOW, not promises in the future.

    Promises don’t run a nation.

  • 1LonesomeDove1

    If it has been “shredded so many times”.then why aren’t wee seeing any examples of these shreddings from you here?

    I think I speak for all the conservatives here when I say we get a little tired of these liberal “isms” that are “nothing more than tiny little pieces of nothing blowing in the wind.”

  • AgTrotter

    “Most conservatives are low-effort thinkers.”

    Josef, that might be the funniest statement you have ever made. I’d like to point out just how much that statement proves how you engulf yourself in projection, but it probably would be beyond your grasp.

  • AgTrotter

    He already does that every day.

  • AgTrotter

    “Recent research has shown low-effort thought to result in conservative ideas.”

    Of course, your proof would be?

    Oh, that’s right. You are merely gazing into the mirror.

  • patriotusa2

    Of course he thinks we are stupid, he so much as says so everytime he speaks to the public.  There are plenty of people out there who fall for his rhetoric all the time.  He’s an elitist who thinks that we are all too dumb to realize he’s handing our country over to the UN and dividing up what little money we have left to pay for the poor, most of whom couldn’t care less about not having a job. 

  • DaneChile

    Don´t Joe et al. get Saturdays off?

  • 1LonesomeDove1

    “Recent research has shown low-effort thought to result in conservative ideas.”

    Low effort thinkers are ignorant of the fact that social research like this is done by people with an agenda.
    Let’s take a wild guess and say that this research was done by a young liberal………and reported to “gullible” liberals by such sources as ” rightardia and HuffPo.

    Great “unbiased” sources, huh?

    This research was done by University of Arkansas professor Scott Eidelman.
    Anyone want to see the “genius” who delivered these findings?
    http://eidelman. socialpsychology. org/

    Here’s the “research”?

    “In the first part of their study, they asked people their political viewpoints in a bar  ( a bar? )  and in a laboratory setting. Bar patrons showed higher rates of conservative ideology than sober laboratory participants.”

    Are you kidding me?
    How about I do a study myself, and I’ll ask people their political viewpoints in a “conservative college” and in a herd of cattle owned by a liberal farmer.

    There’s a good chance I’ll get educated and informed results from the first, and non-responsive bovine scatology from the second.

    Here is an excellent article on Eidelman  
    http://www. theconservativereview. com/2012/03/30/conservatism-comes-from-low-brainpower-not-so-fast-eggheads-at-university-of-arkansas/

  • DaneChile

    Well, he did ask “Are you willing to do what it takes…”.  The problem is, he doesn´t understand “what it takes” or he is unwilling to do it.

  • Telescoping You

    Priceless, Steven, and probably true.

  • Telescoping You

    I saw that article yesterday which laid out just exactly how polls are structured and presented, most of which are disguised as biblical in truth, but are really satanic in its deception.  In essence, the author of the article, Bruce Walker, points to the “generic congressional ballot” that gauges “…the partisan leaning of America.”  And the Republicans not only lead Democrats across the board, but are gaining exponentially with each weekly poll conducted by Rasmussen of ‘likely voters’ rather than the general population in densely urban liberal districts that CNN and their ilk try to pawn. Hence, the phrase “The Dirty Little Secret of Polling.”

    One poster responded with the paraphrase, “I love the smell of Optimism in the morning” and then summarized the impact the 2010 congressional elections had, the potential in 2012 and the wrap-up in 2014.  I agree with his assessment that worthless liberal’s are in for a humiliating defeat in this election cycle.

    And so, I would like to add my own bit of optimism on the day after the election with (remember Captain Kilgore [Robert Duvall] in “Apocalypse Now” who said?), “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”

    Ah, yes, the sweet smell of burning dying worthless liberal communists.

  • 1LonesomeDove1

    “No one” Joe???? You do realize that the term “No one” is an absolute, and absolutes are 99% fantasy?

    Too bad Eidelman didn’t teach a class on logic. Then again, maybe he did.


  • DaneChile

    People!!  Let´s stop responding to Joe.  He comes on here with his BS and then everybody spends the rest of the day responding to him instead of having an intelligent, mature conversation with the others.
    When my son was two years of age nd demanded attention, I simply ignored him.  Works….

  • jagscl

    It is easy to characterize Obama’s response or actions in each flim flam:

    Unprecedented shorthand:   Lie.
    Invoking Reagan: Lie
    Keystone Cop Out:  Lie
    Rutherford B Hayes:  Lie
    Poisoning Children:  Lie
    Buffett gimmick:  Lie
    Blaming others: Lie
    Rhetorical overkill: Lie
    War on Women: Lie

  • Altosackbuteer

    BS BS BS.

    JFK’s tax cuts brought in MORE revenue, so much so that by 1968, Light Bulb Johnson was able to 1) fund the Vietnam War, 2) fund the Great Society, and 3) STILL run a balanced budget.

  • jagscl

    You have a point there.  It is hard not to respond because Joe always utters such left wing pap, it’s an easy target.  But, as you say it can be a distraction.

  • Altosackbuteer

    Because it will bring more oil to the world market, therefore depressing the price.

  • 1LonesomeDove1

    So, Marbury v. Madison (1803) never happened, Joe? It was just something told to us by hacks and shills who mold conservative opinion, right?

    Perhaps these hacks and shills made up the whole Revolution thing and there really was no Constitutional Convention in 1787.

    I hate to inform you, but Mr. Peabody and Sherman made for good entertainment, but it was not factual history.

  • 1LonesomeDove1

    I agree Dan, but many undecideds in the public read these pages, and if we don’t respond….our silence makes it appear as though we have no counterpoint; therefore, makes it appear that morons like Joe are right.

    Liberals will laugh, and conservatives may be surprised, but what we say here is being read, opinions are being formed…..and conservatives are being created.

    Joe is an idiot, but we can’t allow this idiot to mislead people, so hang in there bud, and keep doing what you’re doing.
    That works too!

  • 1ForFreedom2

    And for those who just can’t control
    themselves, a simple little “Good morning, Joe Shitface” and that should do it.

  • JamesDrouin

    Sure, THAT’s the answer.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA … gasp, gasp, gasp … HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    That’s why a gazillion ‘exclusive’ interviews, speeches, appearances, yada, yada, yada, the American public slobberknocked the intellectually retarded left wing liberal Democrats in November 2010!!!

    B. Hussein Obama was “misrepresented”.

    What a loon (but bottle that koolaid, it’s obviously powerful stuff).

  • 1ForFreedom2

    Good morning, Joe Shitface.

  • 1ForFreedom2

    Good morning, Joe Shitface.

  • 1ForFreedom2

    Good morning, Joe Shitface.

  • 1LonesomeDove1

    Well, I would have said “poopface”, but message received.


  • 1ForFreedom2

    Good morning, Joe Shitface.

  • 1ForFreedom2

    Good morning, Joe Shitface.

  • Concerned4America

    Must have been a tough job boiling it down to just 10.

  • 100Rifles

    Here’s some shorthand: STRT PCKN!

  • 100Rifles

    I do not respond to trolls.  However the best responses IMHO are when the Regular American simply states,  “XYZ is a troll, please do not feed the trolls”.  (Or PDNFTT)

    I always “Like” these responses.  If a troll’s comment is abusive, flag it! 

  • HOO

    The GOP just cannot understand the use of language and word choice. “Flim Flam” hardly captures the qualities of our depraved conscienceless African Marxist paranoid delusional egomaniac President, elected mainly by women who found him “likable.”  Women found him likable BECAUSE he is NOT a White Male and hates white males, who in women’s minds are the ultimate Oppressors,  figures they all secretly despise. The wish to defeat and humiliate White Males is ubiquitous in white females, even the irresistible and friendly ones, although to a lesser degree.

  • JustJPs

    Force O’blivious to run on his record. 

  • Stratosaurus

    Freedom, just flag the mutant.  Don/t waste the effort actually responding to him.  He seems to enjoy the attention.  I tried using common sense, logic, and facts in a response to one of his more egregious comment, but as the saying goes, there is none so blind as he who will not see.

  • Stratosaurus

    Have you noticed that iosef never includes citations, references, or URLs to substantiate his claims? 

  • JamesDrouin

    Hey, speaking of “low-effort thinkers”, you’ll love this:

    B. Hussein Obama’s own Chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, outed the mentally retarded left wing liberal Democrats for their fiscally insane policies which caused America’s Second Great Depression.

    It’s an interesting analysis, titled “Monetary Policy and the Housing Bubble”, and it’s free for download.

    Well, it’s interesting for “high-effort thinkers”, which obviously excludes you.

    Oh,and here’s ANOTHER factoid for YOU.

    The Nobel Committee which awards the Nobel Prize in Economics, well it seems that they dislike Keynesian economics as much as the remainder of the rational world.

    You see, they’ve NEVER awarded an Economics prize to a proponent of the fiscally insane “beliefs” of Mr Keynes.  But the best part, they HAVE awarded seven (7) Prizes in economics who ritually slobberknocked Mr Keynes.

    Go figure!

  • JamesDrouin

    Well, no one except for those who recognise that the US economy expanded more under President Reagan than it did under any other President.

    Say, how’s the economy and unemployment doing under B. Hussein Obama???

    Have you started bottling that koolaid you’re on, or did you decide not to because you recognise that B. Hussein Obama would just tax away the profits and then urinate those taxes away on programs like Porkulus???

  • JamesDrouin

    Really, and you believe quoting mentally retarded far left groups constitutes “evidence”???

    Let me guess, you also believe in global warming, the effectiveness of ‘green energy’, and let’s see, what else, that government spending actually creates jobs too, don’t you.

    How’d that work in Zimbabwe and Europe and the Soviet Union???

  • JamesDrouin

    And Solyndra and all the other ‘green energy’ failures, how’d those work?

    Wow, talk about a “low energy thinker”, yeah, you’ve got that ability down pat, don’t you.

  • JamesDrouin

    And the $5 TRILLION in bills that B. Hussein Obama has racked up, what’s THAT road called???

    Yeah, tell us about “low energy thinkers”, you’ve got it down perfectly.

  • JamesDrouin

    Now, now, Joe.  No LIEING.  YOU know, and I know, “you don’t think”!

  • Stratosaurus

    I wonder how idjuts and moroooons like iosef can explain away the billions odildimus maxipad has flushed down the toilet with Solyndra, Fiskars, and the rest.  They can’t.

  • jwebsmall

    Obama doesn’t think Americans are stupid.  He knows they are dishonest when it comes to voting themselves entitlements out of the public treasury.  His job is to sell  the public by offering them a lie they can belief in while they are doing what they otherwise know is dishonest an immoral. Campaign season has become an open auction for the American vote.  Those votes will go the politican/party that places the highest bid.  You can’t scam an honest man.  American entitlement junkies especially the baby boomers will do whatever they have to even selling the liberty of their grand children to get their next fix. Obama and the democrats are more than willing to buy what Americans are offering for sale – their future. Politicians are merely the sales people – the recipients of government largess are the public who will one day get far more than they bargained for but everything they like any thief deserves.

  • ohin

     I respond to Joe’s crap not because I think it might educate him, but for the benefit of those on this forum who might have been left-leaning in the past but have an open mind. They need to not only be inoculated against the talking points of the left, but introduced to conservative thought. There’s no hope for Joe…

  • annmc

    Why is it, our Republican candidates keep saying O is an ice guy. Was Hitler, Stalin, Lenin nice guys? Let’s face it they need to fight him on his record. They should call a spade a spade. Bring up every lie he has told in the past 3+ years. Talk about how his stimulus and bailouts have dramatically increased the national debt. Ask him where his shovel ready jobs are. He promised unemployment wouldn’t go above 8% yet it’s been above 8% most of the lasr 3 years. Who is at fault? George W. Bush according to Barry. 

  • BenCartwright33

     Rutherford B. Hayes was not Obama’s  predecessor.  He was President of the United States of America. Obama is not that, as he is Constitutionally ineligible to appear on the ballot for, or to hold the office. He is simply an illegal occupier of the White House, allowed to reside there because a whole lot of stupid people keep ignoring the eligibility issue.

  • Victoria Koseck

    Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama stinks!  He is full of Bullcrap!

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  • eewell

    Obama’s belief that Americans are truly stupid was proven correct in ’08.

  • GPZ550

    Things have reached such a dismal point that the Top Ten Things mentioned left so many other things out. If you assembled a montage of the embarrassing or incompetent statements made by this president, your only difficulty would be in the shear volume of material, and deciding what to cut, not include.

  • Jude O’Connor

    Who reports the poles? The MSM!

  • koteda

    and until that innovation takes place we, what?……..turn the lights off and wait!

  • Christopher Shafer

    Yes, talking about dry-cleaning is a sure way to connect with female voters. Terms they can understand, and all that. That’s not sexist at all. Good job, President Obama!

  • fafhrd

    I love the excrement that Joe spews….. I just have to look at statistics for GDP to so how the cut taxes and prosper idea has worked, instead of being debunked. I just have to look at the historical amount of government borrowing to see how 180 degree backwards Joe is.

  • globalcrap

    All this O Bogus guy has to do is look in the mirror to see what he is F F F flim flam fraud…

  • rickymorris

    I don’t necessarily agree with you, Joe. But on this thread, I think you’ve got guts. Cutting taxes and spending can work, as long as employers are given a stimulus to rehire workers . Reagan never cut spending. His yearly deficits were proof of that. 

  • rickymorris

    People ( and politicians) seem to forget the second half of ” debunked” Keynesian economics: which stipulates that monies borrowed to stimulate an economy in depressed or recessionary times be repaid when the economy improves. Keynes understood that austerity in times of depression will never work. It will only depress the economy further. Pump prime the economy, get labor working again, demand increases, tax revenues rise. Begin to pay back what was borrowed.  If further proof be needed, watch Europe. Austerity budgets are all the rage now, as the IMF and the European Central Bank dig their claws in and demand economic restraint from countries such as Greece, Spain, and Ireland. Result? 20% unemployment in Spain. Close to that in Greece. And we think our 8.3% is bad.
    Keynes was right. Unfortunately, the only gov’ts  I can think of that attempted to achieve the second part of his theory was Clinton’s in the 90′s (sorry), and the Canadian gov’t in the same decade.

  • fafhrd

    Since there is already pipeline there the term ‘eXtra Large’ means nothing to you? It may be dirtier oil, but it can be refined, just as clean. And the oil is going from oil fields to refineries. If it wasn’t a new supply of oil coming into this country, you might have something there, Joe. If this pipeline wasn’t already over-engineered and safer than any of the millions of miles of pipelines already in existence, you might have something, Joe. And your employment figures are way low too.

  • MKHouston

    The progressive liberal democrats understand that the voting public “as a whole” are stupid.  In 1939 the voters were refered to a “usefull idiots”. They don’t pay attention.

    Let’s hope this nation will wake up in Nov

  • TampaMike50

    How nice it would be for the media to actually FIND students who took anything from this so-called ‘genius’ and see what they thought of him.  Maybe Ayers was drafting his outlines for lectures too??

  • TampaMike50

    Hey Joe,
    In the meantime while ‘innovation’ is being explored–what do we do??  Until we have viable alternatives that can be offered at reasonable prices to the mass of American citizens we can and should do ALL we can to keep everything going to power America.  By all means let’s ‘wean’ the people off the pump–but only slowly and only by methods that are affordable and mass produced.  Electric cars that cost $100K are not my idea of innovation that is ‘ready’ for the market.  It’s a great step forward; but we still need to manufacture that car down to the price range of middle class America.  It’s not an ‘alternative’ for now for 99% of America that works and lives in the real world. 

  • TampaMike50

    Begging is what your occupy pals are doing–or did–to no great effort.  But, isn’t it the liberal mindset to actually kiss ASS and go beyond begging?  How many tongues do you imagine Obama has up his narrow behind??  Pull yours out and take a deep breath Joe.

  • TampaMike50

    Oops–did you say call a ‘spade a spade?’  Now, were you referring to the old expression referencing cards in a deck–or was that a racist shot at 50% of Obama?  hahaha  Just having fun with you annmc–couldn’t agree more.  What’s ‘nice’ about him??  I think he’s a scumbag, through and through. 

  • 2richard1

    Little Joe concurs pa we fail to see the pink elephant in the room for whatever reason in dealing with the flim flam man.

  • Jude O’Connor

    Obama isn’t that bright but his advisors are terrible, think about it, embarrasses the Queen, gives her CD’s that won’t work in their system, needs a prompter to talk to fifth grade kids, beer summit and the latest, if I had a son he’d look like that. How about that seventeen minute rendition  to that women who asked a simple question. He’s a comedy of errors and the msm keeps carrying his water. He’s a flimflammer alright.

  • Canadianlady

    It costs a hundred million dollars to run an election campaign.  Is it any wonder that big business is involved?  Who has that kind of money?

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  • longduckdong2

     I’m in full agreement with you. What really worries me is the fraud factor of the democrats. How did Dirty Harry Reed win in Nevada? (Wasn’t it SEIU that had the contract to maintain the voting machines in Nevada) The justice department’s interference with voter identification to vote, Obama’s illegal alien amnesty, Mickey and Minnie Mouse voting for Goofy (Obama) and the list goes on. I read an article that the voting tabulations were contracted out to a firm in Spain for the November elections.  (I fired off an e-mail to my Congressman to confirm or deny, NO RESPONSE YET.)  Voting fraud is my main concern, which if it happens, will probably result in an armed resurrection in this country, with the military being on OUR side with ALL of the NEAT TOYS.