Jun 15 2014
President Obama’s tenure has been a roller coaster ride of Big Government, Big Promises and Big Failures. And the Big Failures are always followed by Big Lies on why the promise was never made in the first place, or the result is not that bad, or straw men should not deter us from our messianic role in history.
Actually, they are transparently dumb Big Lies. Lies only the sycophants would buy – and the rest of us just eye roll. The President always marches out his fantasy “straw man” army to cover his administration’s mistakes:
To be successful, a straw man argument requires that the audience be ignorant or uninformed of the original argument.
For the Big Government professional inside America’s Political Industrial Complex, their ignorance is more of the form of a unwavering devotion to government solutions at any and all levels of life. But we have been beaten senseless with straw man arguments by this President ever since he ran his first campaign. To the point our Lame Duck President has lost all credibility today – but why should he care?
Remember “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”? How did that Big Promise go under Big Government
Or how about those “Shovel ready jobs” that took 3-4 years to show up and lasted on average a couple of months?
Recently we were fed by the administration this howler:
… if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing what your position was going to be, who you were going to be, you’d choose this time. The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been.
Brings back memories of this demigod-like delusional comment:
I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; …
Any other American uttering such nonsense would be sent off for medical help.
And let us not forget the Benghazi deaths, where four people – one a US Ambassador – were killed by a terrorist attack on an unsecured compound on the anniversary of 9-11. Big Government tried to claim it was all about a movie no one had ever heard about! And the sycophants swooned!
In an interview with Clinton that aired last night on ABC News, anchor Diane Sawyer threw the ARB right back in the face of the former secretary of state. The two tangled over the preparedness of the U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi for a terrorist attack. In defending her work on this front, Clinton stressed that she had delegated the particulars of security to the experts in the field.
As far as any can tell, the sycophants are still swooning. Nothing seems to distract them from their fanciful dreams!
Why stop there? We have the meltdown in Iraq, we have the meltdown in Ukraine, we have the meltdown in Libya. What a wonderful new peace President Obama’s Big Government has brought!
Here in the US, the EPA is promising to address global warming if we just fork over 240,000 jobs a year and $51 billion dollars in taxpayer money a year. They are committed (Big Promise Alert) to slowing the warming of the planet by …
– wait for it –
This is really interesting because the Big Lie here was a lie of omission by not exposing how little we will get from all this investment.
Another Big Lie came out this week which indicates the Obama administration is daring anyone and everyone to call him on his failures and his coverups. In what has to the Big Lie of the century, we get Obama’s version of the dog ate my homework:
More than a year after receiving a subpoena, the IRS says there’s a 28-month period where Lerner’s emails to and from people outside the IRS no longer exist
The agency blames a computer crash for the loss
OK, we now see what Obama meant by transparency. Lies so transparent only a Class A dupe will fall for them. For those not familiar with government computer systems, a crash of a single computer cannot wipe out the emails – especially outgoing. By running to this Big Lie Obama just opened up the entire email cache of the IRS and White House to investigation.
Please explain why redundancies required for federal systems were either not used or were not effective in restoring the lost materials, and provide documentation showing how this shortfall has been remediated
2nd Update: Yep, this Big Lie will be exposed by Monday AM:
He notes “All email servers in a professional organization use TAPE backup. Meaning if all the above fails, you can restore the server using the TAPE backups.”
When it is time to collect emails–something I do all the time in my law practice–you go to the email server and pull out the user’s entire account. A crash of the user’s computer is irrelevant and will not cause emails to be “lost.”
By Monday AM, the news media should be on this like Woodward and Bernstein – end update
All government computers are backed up. That means the people Learner sent emails to as well as her own computer. In addition, there are records of emails transmissions on intermediary servers. This is WHY federal employees have to use outside email addresses and services to keep things off the books. A single computer crash means nothing in the electronic record keeping (which brings us to another Big Lie from Obama’s Big Government)
If I was Congress, I would seize all computer backups at the IRS and White House ASAP and then search the emails. That way we can avoid any more straw man excuses!
Finally, the Big Government Lie about our borders and immigration:
Sent to members of Congress and staff by Rose Hacking, of the office of the assistant secretary of legislation at HHS, the invitation comes with the following commands:
- No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in our vehicle)
- No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed later
- No interacting with staff and children at the shelter
- We will provide photos of the facility after the tour
This is how you create the public ignorance that feeds the straw man army. You filter and censor reality. You dare not let the straw men lose their ignorance!
Obama has lost all self control. He no longer cares about checks and balances, rules and process, or even honesty and integrity. He is a Lame Duck and he is imploding in a fit of frustration and indifference. The pattern is clear now. There is always going to be a Big Lie to cover up the Big Government’s Big Failures until the man leaves office. And this will reflect frustration back on his party and his enablers (see Eric Cantor for an example).
Barack Obama just made Richard Nixon look like a saint! Now just watch the fall out.