The Obama Facade Cracks at Last

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Only  now — five years into his presidency — are we seeing some cracks in the  protective shield surrounding President Obama, and then only after the abuse of  reporters’ privacy has been threatened. Mainstream journalists have not  scrutinized his controversial policies, nor have they held him accountable for  questionable actions that have caused outrage among fair-minded critics and  produced irreparable harm to the nation.

Some  facts are irrefutable, but the president has, by and large, deflected all blame  and few in the media have dared question his policies and actions.  Investor’s Business Daily reports that we are becoming a  welfare state. The Census Department reported this week that  almost half (49 percent) of Americans (151 million) are on federal aid. The U.S.  has spent nearly $4 trillion ($3.7) on welfare over the past five years — that  is five times greater than the money spent on transportation, education, and  NASA, combined. Further, more than 70 percent of all federal spending goes to  assistance programs, and the Congressional Budget Office projects that welfare  spending will rise 80 percent over the next decade.

Even with all that spending,  though, 46.5 million Americans live in poverty and nearly half of all Americans  pay absolutely no federal income tax. It doesn’t take an economics genius to  realize that with the nation’s debt at $17 trillion and with more than $50  trillion in unfunded liabilities, we are in deep economic trouble. In short, the  buck stops with President Obama when it comes to assessing blame for “the  weakest recovery from a recession in modern American  history.”

In  the face of such dire statistics, it is instructive to review the president’s  economic performance to date. President Obama has been late in turning in a  budget to Congress in four of the past five years. Current “solutions” to the fiscal crisis are to print more money, raise taxes, and, in the process, weakened the American dollar,  threatening its status as the sole world reserve currency.

The  president’s signature legislation — his legacy, if you will — is ObamaCare.  This massive health insurance legislation, taking over one-sixth of the American economy, was forced on the nation  through a straight party-line vote. While the president constantly chided the  Congress for not “negotiating” or being unwilling to be “bipartisan,” President  Obama himself was unwilling to talk with Republicans and repeatedly stated that  “He Won” the election and “shouldn’t have to offer anything.”

The  president has engaged in a pattern of lying to the American public. He has often repeated the ObamaCare mantra, “We will keep this  promise to the American people. If you like your doctor you will be able to keep  your doctor. Period. If you like your healthcare  plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period.” He added,  “Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have.” Now,  NBC News, no less, informs Americans that the president knew  that he was not telling the truth about his healthcare plan. The NBC report  quoted healthcare experts who expect more than half and perhaps as many as 80  percent of those with individual plans will have their policies terminated and  have to buy new policies with expanded coverage they don’t need or desire due to  the requirements of ObamaCare. So how many single 27-year-old guys really need a  policy that covers maternity costs?

Bob Woodward, one of the journalists famed for breaking the  Watergate story, called the Obama Administration a “rat’s nest of concealment  and lies” and described it as a “secret government.” That secret activity  includes using the Internal Revenue Service to spy on and intimidate opponents.  After he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, including critical remarks  about President Obama’s leadership, the famous Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon  Benjamin Carson joined a long line of conservative who have been  audited by the IRS.

Some  of the worst lying from the Obama Administration is related to the Benghazi  tragedy; the president called it a “phony scandal.” But four Americans, including an American  ambassador, were murdered, and there was remarkably little willingness from the  Administration to investigate. Instead, the public received “misinformation,  confusion and intense partisanship.” From the outset, the administration  blamed the attack on an obscure anti-Muslim video that hardly anyone  had seen. It quickly became clear that the video had nothing to do with the 9/11  attack; instead, there were numerous warnings ahead of time (including pleas  from the ambassador himself for better protection) and time for rescue teams to  provide assistance to the victims. All were told to “stand down” and, thus far,  no one has accepted responsibility or been willing to seriously investigate the  tragedy. That is, until Lara Logan, a reporter for CBS’ 60 Minutes declared that numerous authorities “saw it coming”  and “Benghazi was a planned, sophisticated attack by al Qaeda against a barely  protected American outpost.” Amazingly, even a year later, the administration  stonewalls, concealing the identities and whereabouts of survivors to prevent  them from testifying before Congress and attacking anyone who dares ask  penetrating questions.

I  have written previously about the president’s demagoguery; he has  often chosen inflammatory and divisive rhetoric over being a leader of the whole  nation. He has operated in campaign mode throughout his presidency instead of focusing on  bringing the nation together to work together on our financial, economic, and  other problems. Not only are we a nation more divided than ever, as former Vice  President Dick Cheney said, “Our allies no longer trust the U.S., our  enemies don’t fear us.” In a stinging indictment of the president’s leadership,  Dennis Prager declared that the “United States is at its weakest,  has fewer allies, and has less military and diplomatic influence than at any  time since before World War I.” All of that can be laid at the president’s feet  and finally a few brave investigative reporters (national and international) are  holding him accountable for his failed policies, stunning arrogance and  betrayal of the American Constitution. When a president’s egregious actions  yield a deterioration of conditions to the degree we face today, it is time for  that leader who has presided over such a pathetic administration — albeit from  the golf course — to be called to account for his empty hype of “hope and  change” and claims of “Yes, we can.”

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5 thoughts on “The Obama Facade Cracks at Last

  1. Pingback: Reblogged | The Conservative Moss Point

  2. Problem is the cult of personality is still working very well for Barry. Obama is still Mr. Teflon, and his rapt, heel-clicking followers remain as doggedly stupid as ever–and they are beginning to outnumber us.

  3. Someone needs to put some super glue on his feet vs. Teflon Obama….
    and FORCE him into a corner for the nation to see.

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