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Obama’s Amazing Bullshit Factory

Posted on | February 13, 2013 | 11 Comments

Barack Obama is to bullshit what Willy Wonka was to chocolate, and America has bought the golden ticket.

Bad policy cannot be advocated by honest rhetoric. Dishonesty is therefore a hallmark of bad government. In terms of honesty, the Obama administration’s rhetoric is somewhere in the range between Baghdad Bob and North Korea.  Kirsten Powers says Tuesday’s State of the Union address was as if “President Obama’s chief speechwriter has been replaced by a cliché-generator circa 1960.” 

When he wasn’t spouting clichés, Obama was employing euphemisms, including repeated use of “investment” to describe federal deficit spending. Given the track record of Obama’s “green jobs” projects, we might as well “invest” in Lotto scratch-off tickets.

Not content with clichés and euphemisms, Obama also employed The Big Lie — why bother with small lies? — to insist that despite the $5.8 trillion he’s added to the national debt already, none of his new spending would add a single dime to the deficit:

(Hat-tip: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.)



  • DaveO

    After all the lies he said and had spread during the campaign – Obama CAN’T go back to little lies. Too many low-information voters would notice. The cognitive dissonance of the True Believers hasn’t peaked yet, but it’s getting close.

    The main thing the Prez’s free campaign speech was he promised, again, lots of things to lots of special interest groups – not that any or many of them will go into law – but to hammer the GOP up to the mid-terms, and provide himself some running room to unleash more Executive Orders.

    It was sporting to compare and contrast Biden’s body language with Boehner’s. Whenever the Prez launched into a big lie, Biden would scratch his left eye, smile, and cross his arms. Boehner would tilt his head slightly.

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  • Buffalobob

    Didn’t waist my time watching it. Wasn’t his speech written by some near teenager?

  • Adjoran

    Anyone who believes a single word Obama says is too stupid to be allowed to vote.

    In fact, their continued use of precious oxygen is unjustified.

  • McGehee

    I haven’t watched a SOTU in years. The substance of any SOTU in my lifetime could have been carried to Capitol Hill on a Post-It note.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    And he still won…it still blows me away.

  • MrPaulRevere

    Obama peddles the biggest of all big lies: One mans prosperity is the cause of another mans poverty.

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  • McGehee

    Well, his prosperity is causing poverty for millions.

  • smitty

    #OccupyResoluteDesk reflects our fundamental unseriousness as a society.

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