“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president.”
– Barack Obama in New Yorker interview
Here we go, again.
With Barack Obama’s popularity plummeting in the polls, it was only a matter of time before he played the race card – as he has been doing throughout his public life.
This is a guy who twice, for better or worse, was elected president of the United States.
He’s still doing it.
If you don’t like him, you must be a racist. You must just not like the idea of a black president.
It can’t possibly have anything to do with the following:
- He repeatedly lied frequently, easily, unflinchingly about his signature piece of legislation, Obamacare – proclaiming that Americans would pay less for health insurance, would keep their doctor and could keep their plans.
- He and his entire administration lied about Benghazi – blaming the unnecessary deaths of four Americans on a YouTube video instead of their own incompetence or negligence.
- He oversaw the worst political abuse of the Internal Revenue Service in the history of the agency – and is now setting out to change IRS regulations to make the harassment of political adversaries the official policy of the future.
- The economy is in shambles with more than 90 million Americans out of work.
Of course it doesn’t have anything to do with that.
In his interview with the New Yorker, Obama revealed he is more than a liar and a crook and an incompetent. It turns out he’s delusional.
What do I mean?
Listen to what Obama thinks are his first-term accomplishments:
- the economic rescue;
- 44 straight months of job growth;
- a reduction in carbon emissions;
- a spike in clean-energy technology;
What does he mean by “economic rescue”? We’re mired in five years of economic decline and a malaise that would make Jimmy Carter flinch. Economic rescue? How about economic arson?
What does 44 straight months of job growth mean? Most people would assume that would mean more people are working, right? But that’s not true. In fact, there hasn’t been one day during the entire Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day George W. Bush left office – which, by the way, was amid an economic crisis.
A reduction in carbon emissions? Naturally. With less industry, fewer people working, energy prices skyrocketing, I suppose the benefit of all this misery would be a reduction in carbon emissions. Does it make you feel better about higher prices and less money to spend?
A spike in clean-energy technology? Yes, it’s true that Obama awarded major government grants to fat-cat campaign contributors who wanted taxpayer money to start-up companies like Solyndra. We remember. Any day now those companies might actually produce something.
This is the best Obama can do. This is his track record.
Glaringly absent from the list was “Obamacare.”
Even he can’t bring himself to call that an achievement.
Where is the press to point all this out?
Where are the watchdogs?
Where was New Yorker contributor David Remnick to serve as the truth’s advocate?
They were AWOL – as usual.
However, there is some truth revealed in the interview.
Obama all but admits he lied in 2008 as a presidential candidate when he said he believed marriage was an institution between one man and one woman.
As Remnick tells the story, it’s not really true that Obama’s view of same-sex marriage was in transition during his time in the presidency.
“Obama conceded in one of our later conversations only that it’s ‘fair to say that I may have come to that realization slightly before I actually made the announcement’ favoring gay marriage, in May of 2012. ‘But this was not a situation where I kind of did a wink and a nod and a 180-degree turn.’”
Obama said he had one “official” position for public consumption and another that he considered more advanced.
“And he held the ‘evolved’ position in 1996, when, as a candidate for the Illinois state senate, he filled out a questionnaire from Outlines, a local gay and lesbian newspaper, saying, ‘I favor legalizing same-sex marriages,’” Remnick writes.
Is Obama even capable of communication without deceit?
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