In prior posts, I have referred to President Obama as a liar. I think he is. Unlike other politicians who bend the truth, he flat out makes stuff up. I think he also has a massive chasm between how he views himself and the reality of how he behaves.
I was reading the Financial Times last week and saw a quote that knocked me off my chair.
The article was about his “negotiations” with republicans over the federal budget. I put “negotations” in quotation marks because what he’s doing is trying to appear as if he’s negotiating so that when he once again fails miserably on the economy, he has someone else to blame. This is what he does – enact shitty policy, drag the economy down, fail, blame others. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Here’s the quote….
“Our economy is poised for progress as long as Washington doesn’t get in the way,” Mr. Obama said in a statement from the Rose Garden of the White House yesterday.
Wow!!! Here’s a president who has done everything in his power (and a lot that is constitutionally not in his power – see EPA) to put Washington squarely in the way of the economy. And, his wretched economic track record shows he’s been very effective at making certain Washington is in the way. He has increased federal spending by more than 1/3 from an already massively inflated base in just 4 years, enacted the largest government takeover of an industry in our nation’s history (Obamacare), and written as many as 68 new regulations per day for a sustained period of time.
And, yet, he has the audacity to stand up in the Rose Garden and say, “…as long as Washington doesn’t get in the way.” That’s either the biggest lie since Watergate or a perception-reality gap of epic proportion.