July 16, 2014
A Quick Stroll Down Memory Lane with Obama. Seven Lies in Two Minutes.
By James Longstreet
A quick and reflective stroll down memory lane. The slick orating, teleprompter reading, public misleading new face in politics in full bloom in this video from the archives.
I will make our government open and transparent…..that our business is the people’s business.
I will make it impossible for lobbyists or Congressmen to slip pork barrel projects into law when no one is looking.
Law making will not be done in secret but open to public viewing.
No more secrecy.
Meetings between lobbyists and government agencies will be placed on line for viewing.
The public will have the opportunity to read, on line for five days, bills prior to Presidential signing.
Names of corporations and how much money they would get from tax legislation would be made public. Corporate tax breaks and pork barrel projects will be placed on line with the names of those who asked for them.
Seven lies in two minutes. Should this be submitted to the Guinness book of World Records or is it just an impression of Jon Lovitz’ pathological liar skit on Saturday Night Live? If he knew he was near the record, he could have packed in a few more. (Cutting the budget in half, not adding one dime to the deficit, no more earmarks, no lobbyists in the administration.)
To point out the disingenuous and unfulfilled “schtick” of this man to a liberal supporter today, one gets the predictable response. “All politicians make promises”, “He was stopped by the Republicans” is the mantra.
But there was so much more to come from this “politician”.
He uses the quote “Sunlight is the best disinfectant”. We could use some of that solar power regarding all those investigations to which he wanted to “get to the bottom”. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, et al never quite got disinfected. Or did they? (Maybe sunlight is bad for hard drives.) What exactly is transparent about coercing the signing of non disclosure forms or the disappearance of hard drives?
The American public was also subject to the untruths of the misnamed Affordable Care Act. But, as we are told, again, all politicians make promises. But not all lie repeatedly and escape with their reputations intact, unless of course we have a public resigned to being lied to and a media that recuses themselves from honest journalism.
Is it possible that our country has sunk to these depths? Is it possible that the truth is no longer expected and that the disinfectant of sunlight travels not at the speed of light, but at the speed dictated by a less than honest Department of Justice?