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Obama Continues to Lie About the Economy

November 15, 2009

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Before President Barack Obama left for China to meet with his bankers, he took a moment to announce that he has scheduled a major “unemployment summit,” with CEOs, small business owners, economists, financial experts and representatives from labor unions and nonprofit groups “to talk about how we can work together to create jobs and get this economy moving again.”

Amy Goodman, the Marxian host of Democracy Now!, the network voice of American Marxism, picks up the story at the White House, where the President was putting a self-serving spin on some more bad economic news:

Amy Goodman: President Obama has announced plans for a summit on unemployment next month.

Barack Obama: The economy is now growing again for the first time in more than a year and faster than at any time in the past two years. But even though we’ve slowed the loss of jobs, and today’s report on the continued decline in unemployment claims is a hopeful sign, the economic growth that we’ve seen has not yet led to the job growth that we desperately need.

Cutting through the turgid prose, what the President is really saying here is:

“I’m scheduling this summit, because every measure I have taken to stimulate jobs growth thus far has failed, and I don’t know what else to do.”

In fact, the $787 billion economic stimulus package he ran through last January has had no effect whatsoever on employment recovery, and it is now evident that the President has no clear plan or strategy mapped out to address the deteriorating employment situation.

Consider the following:

•The official unemployment rate is now over 10% (10.2%) with the real figure pegged at 17.5% if you count the underemployed.

•Economists analyzing the unemployment data are expressing concern that many of the jobs shed by business have been lost permanently. They are not expected to return, even if businesses turn around and become more profitable. Companies are adapting to functioning with less personnel.

•A record 5.6 million people have been unemployed for more than 6 months (that’s a whopping 36% of all unemployed individuals), a statistic not seen in years.

•Over 11 million full-time jobs have been lost, and because many of those workers have been shifted (through no choice of their own) to part-time work, those underemployed individuals are not counted in the overall unemployment figures.

•The average workweek is now down to 33 hours.

And through it all, the President goes on lying:

Barack Obama: Over the past 10 months, we’ve taken a number of bold steps to break the back of this recession. We’ve worked to stabilize the financial system, revive lending to small businesses and families, and prevent responsible homeowners from losing their homes. And through the Recovery Act, we’ve cut taxes for middle class families, extended and increased unemployment insurance, and created and saved more than a million jobs (emphasis added).

Lies piled upon lies.

And now, the President is looking to “talk” about how to create jobs and “get this economy moving again.”

If only he had considered having his “unemployment summit” ten months ago, before he threw $787 billion into the wind.

  1. November 15, 2009 4:47 am

    It seems that BO intends to stay at home for a few days in December. That should cut down on his carbon footprint, referred to by some as EcoMonsterBigfoot, and thereby please Mr Gore. All Hail to the Great Leader!

  2. Marilyn, Arizona permalink
    November 15, 2009 5:03 am

    This is what the people get when they “hire” an inexperienced, untested, sophomoric, incredibly arrogant rookie from the ranks of the far-left Marxist picks. If he really wanted to stimulate the growth of employment he would listen to the experts and draw from history. You can’t grow the economy when you punish small businesses, big businesses, and the people themselves with outrageous taxes and penalties in an effort to redistribute the wealth to the unproductive. You cannot stimulate private enterprise growth when you use enormous tax dollars to invest in MORE GOVERNEMENT programs and MORE GOVERNMENT JOBS. He has directed the stimulus money to DEMOCRAT favorites–unions, projects that provide more DEMOCRAT growth, and to pet programs that will stimulate special interest and lobbying growth. In his inexperienced community organizing fashion, he continues to spend, spend, spend while at the same time traveling all over the world in an effort to spend even more of our tax dollars on costly, out-of-touch ventures that yield NOTHING. He won’t even cut back on his own spending for White House parties and “date nights.” This says to me that he really intends to CRUSH the economy in an effort to blend the U.S. into the New World Order and to make himself the new Dictator in Chief. This is what you get when you elect a Hollywood-type rock star instead of a serious patriotic statesman!

    • F. Swemson permalink
      November 15, 2009 8:11 am


      “If he really wanted to stimulate the growth of employment……..”

      That’s just it…. He Doesn’t !

  3. Colette permalink
    November 15, 2009 5:05 am

    I would like to know why he is going to China? What’s he going to say behind our backs this time?
    When he went to Egypt, he declared that America IS NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION ;
    while he heaped praises on Islam, and compared the “plight” of the Palestinians to the Holocaust. He even bowed down (no other president had before this) and kissed (ewwww)
    the fat guy with the table clothe on his head, on his hand….(double ewwww)
    Why is he thumbing his brown nose at Israel?

    He’s making a name for himself out there….and he’s representing you and I…..(ewwwwww)….When is he going to stop exposing himself to other Nations and start caring about the US and how WE feel?
    Will someone please wake him up and tell him that his reputation is going down hill fast!
    Doesn’t he know that ….
    The Russians think he’s a putz, The French think he’s rude. The Germans want him to stop spending. The Indians want him to keep his nose out of their environmental business. (don’t we all)
    The North Koreans think he’s a joke (do you get the punch line yet?)
    The Iranians won’t acknowledge his calls, and the Iranian freedom fighters can’t trust him to help defend their right to “party!”

    And the British can’t even come up with a comprehensive opinion of him, but we know the queen prob. ripped up his cheeeezy gift up and threw it in the trash when he left!
    What’s wrong with the guy…why didn’t he bow down to the Queen? *ewwwww!
    I know…maybe he was thinking, “I shall have no queens before me!”

    And back to China ….WHY?
    Up until now he’s been too frightened to even glance their way. [After All, China now owns a large portion of the United States ) ewwwwww!

    What’s Mr.O’s alter ego “Green Jeans: got up his sleeve this time?

    Is he going to sell him our National Parks?

    Maybe the White House is being auctioned off!!!
    Someone had better keep checking eBay to see what he’s selling off from inside our tax payer’s income/investment property-
    mmmm,mmmm,mmmmm, why isn’t he giving us the interest being made on all that
    money he stole from our grandchildren?
    Oh, I guess we’ll get it in the health care-enema!

    Why is it that he can’t commit to Afganistan but he can commit to Honduras?

    Why did he send Hillary to do his dirty work for him? ewwww, too busy campaigning maybe
    When Hillary Clinton joined other leaders and warned Honduran President Roberto Micheletti of serious consequences (a message from our president) if he (the elected Honduras president) did not back down and allow Mr. Zelaya to return to power…..

    Mr.Zelaya’s term was up, and Micheletti was elected!

    Mr.Z wasn’t allowed to run for another term. Why is our president supporting someone who intends to rewrite their laws, without legal process to do so? ewwwww! I think I just figured it out…

    The Obama administration’s actions threaten our standing as the “world’s
    guiding light of freedom”….
    Now thanks to yet another blunder on his part, the Hondurans question the ultimate
    motives of our government, like so many other countries are doing.

    Hillary Clinton’s visit to Honduras is “shining a new light” on and is showing
    the true colors of the current and upcoming Western Hemisphere leaders, including our (wish-he-wasn’t-elected) B.Obama….and his thugocratic friends…

    President Obama has sent mixed signals on whether he will commit the resources and forces necessary to finish the war in Afghanistan. He missed an opportunity to support freedom by failing to support the democracy movement during the stolen election in Iran earlier this summer.

    Watch as the Hondurans head to the polls in a few short weeks and they show the world that democracy is alive and well in Central America.

    The dark forces from Caracas will still be trolling across Latin America looking for its next victim, possibly El Salvador? As the thugocrats of the western hemisphere — Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua — continue to attack and destroy democracy at every opportunity. Mr.Obama should not allow them to win…….
    Maybe he needs another Czar to head this self-imposed crisis….ewwww-he’s like a father who lives in constant crisis……but blames it on the kids…..US!

    • peachey permalink
      November 15, 2009 12:46 pm

      Wow, tell us what you really feel. I agree that we are being led by a band of imbeciles.Pity our children and the world they may have to endure if we do not change the course of the country.

  4. The Inquisitor permalink
    November 15, 2009 7:00 am

    You can tell he’s lying when you see his lips move.

  5. Jack Samwell permalink
    November 15, 2009 7:06 am

    President Obama knows the economy is tanking and unemployment getting worse and worse. But being a radical left idealogue, however, he believes that implimenting his socialistic agenda is more important than anyones life or quality of life. Reality must be made to fit his worldview — not the other way around — no matter what the cost. It’s the same method already used in china with their one child per couple law. Communism isn’t economically sustainable so rather than alter the form of govt, the people must change and suffer. Expect the same attitude for as long as he is in power.

  6. John Davidson permalink
    November 15, 2009 7:23 am

    Some one asked why Obama is going to China, Hell, that’s headquarters. Have you had the chance to watch the movie, The Manchurian Candidate. It was a prophecy.

    • Fritz Becker permalink
      November 15, 2009 6:00 pm

      I don’t know about that, Barry’s cabinet apparently has more Maoists in it then the Chinese government these days. With the Chinese Premier and Barry meet the difference will be clear, one believes in capitalism and entrepreneurship, the other believes in statism.

  7. November 15, 2009 7:26 am


    Maybe you caught Obama’s bow to the Japanese emperor? Obama is acting like America is already a banana republic, something which Obama is trying his best to turn American into. Its what socialist do. They destroy the country and then blame it on everyone else but themselves. Socialist like taking over property and businesses. Obama has taken over many of the banks, an auto company, Insurance companies, and soon the entire health care industry. Amercans voted for change. Not me, I didn’t want Obama’s kind of change. Now they are getting what they voted for. I hope they are happy now. lol

    • Freeme permalink
      November 15, 2009 7:53 am

      Regarding the bow…
      olde Japanese custom still practiced among some elders today. the bow from the waist shows honor, respect and trust in the person you bow to…that by lowering your head and baring your neck …you trust they wont CHOP YOUR HEAD OFF! Like I said, old custom.
      Destroying our country is part of the Agenda by the Puppet Masters moving Pawn Obama to bring it to fruition. It is about ‘getting even’ and ‘settling a score’, but more…PAIN to the POPULACE and POWER CONTROL.

    • Terry permalink
      November 15, 2009 7:58 am

      Contrast that bow to the emperor, with his refusal to salute the fallen soldiers, shown on Newsreel Friday. Put the two pictures on one page and you have a complete picture of BO.

    • Colette permalink
      November 15, 2009 5:54 pm

      Yes, I saw him…and the picture of the Emperor’s face is priceless….
      He and his bride are amused, to say the least…OK, you got me wondering “WHY” again!

      Why didn’t the Emperor return his bow? A simple handshake would have done just as much….but to me it seems that the O is using this photo-op as a CYA moment. Again the O thinks we’re stupid enough to believe that this is something “he does” out of honor or respect for the “other guy’s beliefs..” Does he show the same respect for those he serves in America?

      No matter who he bows down to next….He won’t be able to escape the final bow…. He can deny the fact that America IS a Christian Nation, and sell his soul to false gods, and sell our Nation out to the Nation of Islam….but the fact of the matter is….HE will find himself (like all of us) on his knees infront of his maker, and have to answer to the one and only TRUE GOD, Jesus Christ !
      It’s not too late for him to change, and I pray he will…
      If he has any brains at all, the one he needs to be bowing to is Israel!

      BTW….The Japanese Emperor does not belong to the categorgy of not-so-friendly royalty. HE is extremely friendly to western values and more specifically the USA. ?

  8. Freeme permalink
    November 15, 2009 7:46 am

    “to talk about how we can work together to create jobs and get this economy moving again.” He pretended to have ALL THE SOLUTIONS when
    he offered the sun moon and stars to his sheeple on the campaign trail, ie; “shovel ready jobs” remember? those of us that ‘took the RED PILL’ a long time ago, knew his rhetoric was filled with false promises and LIES.
    For all those that bought this line of crap I have no sympathy. As Forest Gump said, “stupid is as stupid does”.

  9. Elaine B permalink
    November 15, 2009 8:13 am

    It is my contention that Obama knows exactly what he is doing. He knows his spin will be reported as him taking action because that is what people want to hear. In reality, his plan is to break down this country into warring factions, all fighting to get a tiny piece of the pie, while Obama keeps shrinking the size of the pie until there is none.

    By the way, when has Obama told the truth about anything?

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 15, 2009 9:23 am

      Reminds me of another movie entitled,’Man Without A Country.”

  10. November 15, 2009 11:15 am

    Yeah, unemployment “summit” all right, because the number of unemployed will scale new heights not seen before.

  11. Gord Noble permalink
    November 15, 2009 12:09 pm

    I’m a concerned Canadian;

    The US has all sorts of problems to work out and solve. Do your commentators really think that one man can solve everything in one year. Calling your president a liar over and over is not constructive or really very bright either. Not once in this article were any solutions put forward for consideration and disscussion. I really think that I have just seen “The National Enquirer” for the internet. You have said nothing uplifting. All you have done for me is to heighten my concerns and make me proud to be a Canadian.
    Respectfully Yours
    Gord Noble

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 15, 2009 12:47 pm

      Was there something positive to suggest in your comment, sir? Perhaps one regarding health care in Canada would enlighten us. I have heard some negative remarks concerning that issue from your fellow countrymen.

    • F. Swemson permalink
      November 15, 2009 12:49 pm


      Stop drinking the kool aide !

      The fact is that the president IS a liar, who tricked the entire country into believing that he was a moderate, and then immediately began dismantling what was left of our free market economy, and shredding our constitution. His lies and deception are the same as those used by all marxist dictators and wannabes, when he tells people that he can solve all their problems, none of which are their fault, and that he’ll take care of them. I can refute that entire pile of BULL$HIT with one simple word: TANSTAAFL… In case you don’t know what it means, here it is:

      There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch !

      It’s not our job to be uplifting!

      Obama is the one spreading that crap… & it’s called PROPAGANDA!

      David Horowitz, and his loyal supporters and admirers, speak the truth, no matter how ugly it may be..

      So if you want to hide your head in the sand, while you sit on a 6 month waiting list for surgery that will remove the malignant tumor that’s obviously screwing up you brain, you’re welcome to it…

      As a Canadian, you should know the truth about socialism by know… if you don’t, Maggie Thatcher once explained it perfectly, when she said:

      “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

    • November 15, 2009 1:26 pm

      The only thing that a Canadian has to be proud of, apart from its Armed Forces, is the Carpenters.

    • Marilyn, Arizona permalink
      November 15, 2009 2:41 pm

      Mr. Noble,
      You don’t live here, and you have not had the luxury of understanding the true freedom we have had in the past that is now being threatened at the hands of a Socialist who wants America to LOSE. Those of you who know only Socialism do not appreciate what America has done to warrant its unbelievable exceptionalism. To have this kind of freedom is so unique, so productive, that it has earned us the prestige of being a Superpower in the world–and to be able to help all other nations with the same goal. We fought for this and earned it, and this corrupt Marxist/Communist who was elected in a fraudulent manner is now about to take it away from us. You are surely mistaken if you believe we need to “give him a chance” to succeed. If we do, he will succeed in making us like all the other suppressed socialist countries. We KNOW who he is, and the real problem now is how to get him out.

    • Fritz Becker permalink
      November 15, 2009 6:15 pm

      He doesn’t have to solve anything, he just has to get out of the way, get government out of the way . I’m surprised that as a Canadian that you haven’t figured this out, the U.S and Canada are each other’s number one trading partners, when the U.S economy goes down both economies suffer. With everything that this nimrod has been doing he will bankrupt the U.S, destroy it’s economy, and drag the rest of the world down with it.

  12. November 15, 2009 12:39 pm

    this president and his administration will not admit to themsleves or publicly for thyat matter that the stimulus has been an absolute disaster. His ideology is getting in the way of masking a recovery a reality and this entails lowering of taxes and eliminating some onerous restrictions by the federal bureaucracy that does nothing more then stifling any chance of recovery. Piling on a bunch of teaxes will dampen all busineeses plans to expand, hire and do all of the things that small business has done that will translate into more jobs and thus shoring up the economy. The disciples of big government are in charge of the nation and they would rather destroy it than change their orthodoxy! this is essentially the problem…unless Obama comes to understand that what he is doing is dismantling our economic structure, he won’t, we are in for a very rough ride!
    God helps us….

    • F. Swemson permalink
      November 15, 2009 1:05 pm


      “this president and his administration will not admit to themsleves or publicly for thyat matter that the stimulus has been an absolute disaster.”

      But it wasn’t a disaster at all.. Id did precisely what he wanted it to do.. give him a huge amount of money to pay off his friends & supports (Which he’s ONLY doing in order to keep them loyal and to insure that they continue to support him)

      The rest of the money, not yet spend, is there to provide a virtually unlimited slush fund for him to use to insure the re-election of himself and his primary cohorts

      “The disciples of big government are in charge of the nation and they would rather destroy it than change their orthodoxy!”

      It’s their ideology itself that demands that they destroy the country.

  13. peachey permalink
    November 15, 2009 12:50 pm

    It will have to be a really small group to fit at that patio table.Going to China will give the White House “experts” time to read some books on economy and job creation, other wise called the free-market system. Perhaps they will gleen some useful info to use at the “summit”.

  14. November 15, 2009 12:55 pm

    it is a well documented fact that when the government runs things and is the central authority where all power is concentrated you have stagnation, no capital formation, any kind of business appreciation that enahnces the nations’ growth. Every thing we have been known for, as an industrial power, will be in our past and with Obama in charge of and directing a very radical administration who do not beleive in free markets and a free and vibrant business environment, that we as a nation have developed over the years does not fit into their business ideology and will deliberately scuttle the whole system to centralize power into a powerful centralized federal bureacracy unlike anything we’ve ever seen in America! this is the direction that Oabma wants to take this nation into and nothing, absolutely nothing will deter him from this. His arrogance and narcissistic mannerism insulates him from common sense and open discourse with his opponents. I’m afraid that we are headed in the wrong direction and more than liklely be driven over the cliff by this president, who I might add, doesn’t really care!

  15. Keith permalink
    November 15, 2009 2:27 pm

    Nowbody should be surprised the economy isn’t recovering the way they said. When you hand over a whole years GPA to the bankers to make them selves wealthier and to make the americans poorer,what do you expected.Everytime they say ther’re going to help the american people, it always means taking more money from us, like the carbon tax, hyper inflation,over priced health inshurance…ext. they’re many ways to get money from us. The republican and democrat presidents both seem increase the national debt, we’re in trouble.

  16. Ben permalink
    November 15, 2009 2:51 pm

    I have been following Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, and Marc Faber for years. They have been on the money or our lack thereof so many times that they warrant our attention. Seems to me that we are in for a very bad couple of decades. We are just broke. Our welfarism and our warfarism have driven us to bankruptcy. Now all we have become is a broke bully with a whole lot of people around the globe looking at us through crosshairs. I am pretty down about the whole thing.

  17. zimba permalink
    November 15, 2009 2:58 pm

    Obama still cleaning up Bush mess, yeah let’s blame it all on Obama…

  18. November 15, 2009 3:53 pm

    Zimba, the Democrats had control of both houses when Bush was still in office. The legislature controls the purse strings Zimba. I agree Bush was partly at fault by going along with the bail out of the banks, and that dumb stimulus plan that Bush signed off on. The housing sector mess was brought about by the likes of Barney Franks and his liberals in congress who pushed the banks into giving mortgages to folks who never should have been given any.

    Banks were giving mortgages out to Illegal aliens, and they were bragging about how the Illegals were good hard working people. Too bad the Illegals didn’t first learn to speak english. Maybe the mortgage contracts were not written in Spanish. So many were given loans without a dimes worth of a down payment. When the time came for them to start making actual payments, they suddenly realized they didn’t have the money.

    Obama comes along and his first act is to lie to the public about his Porkulous bill. Obama and his socialist party said that if we didn’t act immediately, unemployment would skyrocket. If we signed the stimulus bill, unemployment would remain under 8%. Well its less then a year since Obama push that piece of crap down our throats. Look where we are now. Unemployment above 10% and the actual number is much higher. 17% a least.

    This week Obama says its time for a Jobs Summit. Don’t make me laugh. Only jobs Obama creats are government jobs. Obama keeps buying votes one job at a time. In the mean time, our deficit continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

  19. November 15, 2009 4:09 pm

    Joe Wilson said it best. Remember?????

    “YOU LIE”!!!!!

  20. Richard R. Everson, Ph.D. permalink
    November 15, 2009 5:22 pm

    I’ve said it before in these contexts and others, and I’ll keep saying it until it becomes generally recognized as his appellation. Has Nobama lied before, is he still lying, and will he continue lying? To reiterate my past observations: Lincoln became known as “The Great Emanipator,” Reagan earned his reputation as “The Great Communicator,” and although his sycophant adherents would wish to appropriate the latter for Nobama, it could only be a phony magnifier for his amply earned appellation: “THE GREAT DECEIVER!”

  21. Alan Leventhal permalink
    November 15, 2009 5:36 pm

    Whenever I dip into David Horowitz’s website it’s like going into some fantasyland of denial. Those democrats/socialists and other America haters are causing all our problems and we must get rid of them and get good American like Palin, Limbaugh and Liz Cheney to straighten out what’s wrong, etc. Your poor judgment in letting incompetent people run and ruin our government for the past eight years is something you don’t really have the courage to face up to. Fortunately, demographics aren’t on your side and your numbers are diminishing. While you don’t care what the rest of the world thinks of us and our policies, the reality is we haven’t done much good for anyone recently unless you think the endless and needless wars and a health care system that is ridiculously expensive and inefficient are things to brag about. I realize I’m in enemy territory but, hopefully, more of you will wake up and direct your anger and energy to more constructive ends.

    • Fritz Becker permalink
      November 15, 2009 6:30 pm

      Then how do you explain Governor Elect Chris Christoff, Republican, New Jersey? John Corzine followed the same type of agenda that Obama wants to follow, more government, more spending, and more taxes, Christoff campaigned to do the opposite and Christoff won. Yes, that sounds like conservatism is loosing it’s appeal and fading away a Red candidate winning in a very Blue state, but it didn’t happen, we must change the facts (or ignore them) to fit the “Liberal” template.

    • Colette permalink
      November 15, 2009 9:44 pm

      To better help you understand where “we” are coming, may I suggest that it is “you sir” who needs to wake up and consider what part the democrat left-wingers have played in America’s (as you put it) “PROBLEMS”…
      Have you considered what the man you voted for has been doing for the past eight years instead?
      I am using “eight years’ as a yard-stick because you did…Here are just a few examples to show you that HE has been a player in our “PROBLEMS” too..

      It’s a fact that 19 years (from 1989 – 2008) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac political contribution statistics show Senator Obama received his $120,349 despite having been in the U.S. Senate for just three years. Only Senator Chris Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut — who has been in Congress for 33 years (1975-81, House of Representatives; 1981-Present, Senate) — received more.

      Senator Obama received more political contribution money from now-collapsed mortgage banks Fannie Mae [Federal National Mortgage Association] and Freddie Mac [Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp] than all but one of the 353 other senators and congressmen who received political contributions from these two entities which were recently taken over by the federal government.

      After her husband was elected to the U.S. Senate, his wife Michelle Obama received a $195,000 raise (to $316,962 in 2005 from $121,910 in 2004); subsequently, in 2006, Senator Obama requested a $1,000,000 earmark for Mrs. Obama’s employer, the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she handles “community outreach” — which is apparently akin to being a handsomely paid “community organizer” but with better contacts.

      When asked during the Democrat presidential nomination race how much money Chicago slumlord and now-convicted felon Tony Rezko had raised in contributions to his campaign, Senator Obama waffled and wafted like the slim timber he is and said his “best guesstimate” was $10,000 to $15,000. In fact, it was $250,000. Mr. Rezko is a long-time associate of Senator Obama and was his first substantial financial backer.

      Senator Obama served as a paid director to a “progressive” Chicago-area non-profit organization, the Woods Fund, from 1999 until almost 2003. William C. Ayers — who, despite the senator’s protestations to the contrary, is a long-time friend and political ally — served with Senator Obama on the organization’s board of directors.
      In 2001 the Woods Fund gave a $40,000 financial aid grant to a group with ties to the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) — the Arab American Action Network — which was co-founded by radical Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi and whose president is conveniently Mr. Khalidi’s wife, Mona. In 2002, the Woods Fund gave the Arab American Action Network a second gift of $35,000. Mr. Khalidi and his wife are successful fundraisers for Senator Obama.

      Now remember, Senator Obama’s campaign theme is “Hope” and “Change You Can Believe In,” nevertheless, the senator’s half-brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, lives in dire poverty in a tiny, collapsing, dirt-floored hut on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. According to Kenyan-born George Obama (who is pictured outside his hut in the Telegraph U.K. newspaper as well as Vanity Fair magazine (Italian edition) and the Chicago Sun-Times) he exists on approximately $1 a month. Senator Barack Obama met with him in 2006, and had already been a United States Senator for at least a year.

      There is a lesson here on the man’s friends and family, and most importantly, his character.

  22. Sane Individual permalink
    November 15, 2009 6:13 pm

    “In fact, the $787 billion economic stimulus package he ran through last January has had no effect whatsoever on employment recovery”

    Gosh, since he didn’t take office until February, I’m not sure how that would have been possible. Maybe you should be “thanking” George W. Bush for that one.

    Next time at least try to make your lies convincing.

  23. Sane Individual permalink
    November 15, 2009 6:26 pm

    Sorry, Jan 20th. Point still stands. The $787 Billion was Bush’s baby, not Obama’s, and the money was already being burned well before Obama took office.

  24. Sane Individual permalink
    November 15, 2009 6:40 pm

    Whoops, guess my facts are screwed. I was remembering the $700 bn. that Bush approved. OK so Obama did $787 bn. in addition to that. Still, it was OK when Bush did the exact same thing? But when Obama does it he’s suddenly a horrible president?

    • F. Swemson permalink
      November 15, 2009 8:49 pm

      Bush shouldn’t have done it either, but when he did it, the money went where he said it would…

      Obumba on the other hand, said it was a stimulus bill… That was a lie… It was nothing more than a giant slush fund for him to use to pay back his pals who helped him get in office… and most of it hasn’t even been spent yet… it’s just sitting there, waiting till Obumba needs to use it to insure the re-election of his vulnerable pals in 2010, and his pathetic lying ass in 2012..

    • In the Know permalink
      November 16, 2009 3:21 pm

      Nope, it wasn’t ok that Bush did it. Now that the wind for your fallicious tu quoque’s sail has been taken, what say you regarding the “O” stimulus? You called everyone here a liar, when in fact, you were wrong, an apology is owed. Also, as of this post, only 14% of “O”‘s stimulus has been disbursed. Sounds like a slush fund to me, how about you? You want some whipped cream for your humble pie? Or would you like it for the shoe that’s in your mouth?

  25. j c original permalink
    November 15, 2009 7:13 pm

    The issue should be why is the ‘rookie in charge’ discussing another stimulus when they still have most of the current stimulus. I think he’s going to throw big money into all urban area’s previous to 2010 election. This administration is spending 1.84 for every 1.00 received, it doesn’t effect him. Obumer administration has to pay a whopping 700 million dollars everyday for interest on the debt. He’s not effected by it. He’s only concerned about himself, so the money will be flowing before the 2012 election. The community hustler is pissed off that he can’t shoot a few Billion to ACORN to wire the election for him. Remember ACORN and SEIU run many different organizations and their use is discussed daily. The blue-dog democrats and republican senators are in a great position to reduce him to size. They need to stop health tax scam and put this country on the right track before the 2010 elections.

  26. j c original permalink
    November 15, 2009 7:26 pm

    To Alan Leventhal: I’m quite disappointed with shallowness of your post. You forgot to mention that Bush2, S.Palin, R.Limbaugh and Liz Cheney were also responsible for the Collapse of the Roman Empire.

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 16, 2009 3:41 pm

      I think he’s a lawyer. They usually don’t make sense.

  27. November 15, 2009 7:57 pm

    From the TIMESONLINE

    December 8, 2008

    Barack Obama reveals stimulus package that could exceed $1 trillion

    Note the date, December 8, 2008 after Obama was elected president.

    By talking up the scale of the recession the President-elect was lowering expectations for what he can achieve next year while seeking to justify what will, in effect, be the greatest injection of federal money into the US economy since the Depression-era New Deal.

    The depth of the worsening recession has presented him with an extraordinary mandate to throw hundreds of billions of dollars at the problem – an opportunity that he did not have even a few weeks ago – and with it the chance to fund much of his hugely expensive legislative agenda.

    note the above: gives Obama a chance to fund his hugh expensive legislative agenda.

    “This is a big problem, and it’s going to get worse,” Mr Obama told Meet the Press on NBC. “My number one priority is making sure that we’ve got a recovery plan that is up to the task.” In his weekly radio address on Saturday, Mr Obama pledged a five-tier rescue plan to create jobs by melding traditional road-building projects with massive investment in new technology and green infrastructure.

    In October, 65,000 construction jobs were lost.

    The scale of the plan, which Mr Obama hopes to sign into law shortly after he takes office on January 20, appears to be increasing by the day. He wants a nationwide road and bridge-building scheme; to make public buildings more energy-efficient by replacing old heating systems and installing efficient light bulbs; the renovation of schools and installation of computers in every classroom; to extend high-speed internet across the nation; and to give hospitals access to electronic medical records.

    What happened to the nationwide road and bridge building program? All we got was a few repaved roads thus far, meanwhile the states are going broke, so there’s no more money for road and bridge programs. As for Green infrastructure, perhaps Obama was talking about cutting the grass along highways. I have seen no signs of Green jobs as of now.

    Now Obama wants a jobs summit. If Obama wanted to do something about helping American’s save their jobs or find new ones, he would start inforcing the immigration laws, instead of pandering to the Illegals. We can’t afford to have illegals on the dole now and also taking american jobs. This weekend Janet Napolitano said we must move on Amnesty for the millions of illegals that are in this country. What a joke. All that will do is bring another flow of Illegals here looking for the same handouts.

    Give Obama time, and America will be just another banana republic like Venezuela. Barack hussein Obama, & Hugo Chavez. Both with the same goals. Total control of the population of their respective countries.

  28. William James Ward permalink
    November 15, 2009 9:40 pm

    I never saw Obama as anything more than a traveling salesman
    with the snake oil of the day. He never broached the thinking
    of conservative minded people. The warnings were out there but
    our beloved media spun this shuck and jive master as what?
    a rock star, well they did have rocks in their heads and so
    did most of the voters. I think you all saw all of this
    coming and know it is going to be quite painful until another
    government is voted in so America can be sold back to its
    citizens “AGAIN” the same thing?- after the Carter presidency.
    Businesses were failing, homes foreclosing, double digit inflation,
    jobs nowhere, industry moving overseas but the good investors
    made big bucks. Theives move into all Banking, Insurance, Stock
    and Bond Co’s and make sure we pay through the nose to buy
    back with the blood of another generation what we owned before the
    great scam of the late “70’s. This time around financial life is
    on the line and we are in very big trouble. You all know the problem
    has been government and we are all skewered one way or another.
    In another thrity years,if America has that it will repeat, some
    variations of the great scams but it will happen. Herd cattle, that is
    what we have become with Rebublicans and Democrats playing good cop,
    bad cop with us over and over. Hasen’t there been enough time for
    government to get it right in relation to the economy and
    sound banking practices, adequate oversight in markets, protecting
    our National industries world wide. Anyone thinking ‘sold out’.
    Not an original idea but oh so simple, vote all of them
    out, vote in ordinary citizens and overhaul government and all
    of it’s agencies, return states rights, reinforce the constitution.
    Lastly find honest people to investigate the biggest financial
    (bank robbery) heist in the history of the world, which is happening
    as we live and breathe. Not to big an order, and just think, it is
    only one of the problems of our day. The other bad deals for us
    are probably worse……gloom on the horizon. I hope the light at the
    end of the tunnel isn’t radioactive. Some may not beleive in Hell
    but just where is there any other place fitting for the left?
    I hope good people will step up and do right by America, soon.

  29. rtk_51 permalink
    November 16, 2009 12:26 pm

    It is not just the US economy, it is the worlds economy and China is in much worse shape then we are, they have been lying about the state of their economy for years and are about to proof it by going bankrupt. Look for the entire world to discover they are in a major depression, not a recession but a depression.

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 16, 2009 4:23 pm

      The only way to govern, is to lie.

  30. Richard R. Everson, Ph.D. permalink
    November 16, 2009 4:54 pm

    Dear John:

    While there is some wisdom in your terse comment, how do you explain George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and others of our Founders, whose wisdom on great truths guided us to become the greatest country on earth… before the compounded lies of “The Great Deceiver” influenced the ignorant majority (along with corruption of voting)to grant him the power to destroy it all?

    • In the Know permalink
      November 17, 2009 7:18 am

      I believe John’s point was that the mental midgets our cutting edge educational system has churned out can’t deal with the truth. Also, he specifically used the term govern. You listed great leaders. I contend there is a distinct difference between the two terms and persons. “O” is no leader, and a pathetic governor, therefore, he lies. He is an empty suit void of character and honor.


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