I guess it’s fitting that Barack Obama is slated to make a cameo appearance on the Discovery Channel’s, “MythBusters.” All the brother’s campaign promises have been replete with myth after myth. Like the promise to get our fiscal house in order. Like the promise to drive down healthcare premiums. Like the promise that the “stimulus” bill would re-ignite a damaged economy. Like the promise that he would transcend petty politics and bring all Americans together. Like the promise that he wouldn’t tax families making less than $250,000. Oh, and like the promise that his presidency would transform the political landscape for good.
And then on the seventh day, Barack Obama rested.
But this is the “myth” President, one who fed and continues to feed the American people a whopping shinola sandwich.
If I may, here’s a suggestion for the Discovery Channel hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman: While you have Dear Leader’s captivated attention, how about you ask him to explain these six myths?
Myth 1: Reigning in out-of-control spending
During the 2008 campaign, Obama promised to “go through the federal budget line by line” and cut programs that were superfluous. Moreover, he incessantly reminds us that he set up a supposedly bipartisan fiscal commission that will trim down our mind-boggling debt and deficits.
Now the reality: CBS News reported yesterday that, under President Obama, “the National Debt has increased by more than $3 trillion.”
Myth 2: ObamaCare will ameliorate skyrocketing healthcare costs
Riiiiiight. According to Bloomberg News, “Americans buying their own health insurance face an average 20 percent increase in premiums, driving some toward cheaper plans with fewer benefits.” And let’s not forget that many corporations, including McDonald’s, warned the Department of Health & Human Services that if they were not given an exception from implementing the high cost of ObamaCare’s mandates, they would end up dropping coverage for all of their employees.
Myth 3: Got 99 problems and they’re all job related
Hey, remember when we were told that the “stimulus” bill would revive our economy and keep unemployment from surging past 8 percent? Suckers! We’ve now seen 17 straight months of unemployment over 9 percent and also have such anemic private-sector job growth that, according to Investor’s Business Daily, it would take us until 2020 to recoup all of the 8 million jobs lost during the recession. The job prognosis has gotten so bad for this administration, that Obama is arguing that there are actually no such thing as “shovel-ready” projects.
Trillions later, now he tells us.
Myth 4: The post-partisan President
Remember when Dear Leader pledged to transcend the sleazy political bickering in Washington because, as he put it, “we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: We are, and always will be, the United States of America.” Uh-huh. Then he and his administration started attacking Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, the Chamber of Commerce, the “rich,” Americans for Prosperity, and the Tea Party.
Myth 5: “No family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.”
But why let a good campaign slogan get in the way of a left-wing agenda, notably, how to pay for ObamaCare. As outlined by Americans for Tax Reform, the government takeover of healthcare slams Americans with at least seven tax increases that hit families making under $250,000. Those tax increases target tanning salons, individual healthcare plans, small business owners, and health-savings accounts.
Myth 6: Obama was elected, and the earth stood still
After Obama was pronounced the victor, the New York Times ogled, “his commanding victory reordered the American political landscape and transfixed much of the nation and the world.” Ah, what two years will do to a President. The Democrats are poised to lose the House and even possibly the Senate on November 2. Heck, it’s gotten so bad for the Democrats that many of them, including Rep. Glenn Nye of Virginia and Rep. Frank Kratovil of Maryland, are bragging that they voted against Obama’s signature initiatives. Other Democrats, such as Reps. Jim Marshall of Georgia and Bobby Bright of Alabama, are vowing not to vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker if the House remains in Democrat control.
When members of your own party are abandoning ship, not so much of a “reordering” of the American politician landscape, eh?