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NYT To Obama: Tell Bigger And Better Lies

From the editors at the New York Times:

Campaigning Beyond Inspiration

May 8, 2012

President Obama could not single-handedly transform American politics. Many of his young 2008 supporters learned that to their disillusionment, and as he begins his re-election campaign, the president himself seems a more somber candidate who learned by trial the limits to inspirational change. In his first formal campaign speech, delivered on Saturday, Mr. Obama’s view of what might happen with a robust use of government power was intertwined with the shadow of a Republican Party that has fought every attempt to use that power.

And never mind that Obama had a veto proof majority in both Houses of Congress for the first two years of his Presidency, and that he still controls the Senate. And never mind that Americans oppose every one of Obama’s policies in overwhelming majorities.

The Times seems to be distraught that Obama does not have full dictatorial powers. Yet.

In fact, the editors of the New York Times are here calling for Obama to tell more and larger lies. This editorial must be part of that new effort we were promised by The Times back in April, to take a harder look at Obama and his record.

“The last few years, the Republicans who run this Congress have insisted that we go right back to the policies that created this mess,” he said, speaking in Columbus, Ohio. “Now their agenda is on steroids.”

There was a tiny echo of 2008 at the conclusion of his remarks when he said he “still believes” the country is not as divided as its politics, that people were Americans before they were Democrats or Republicans. But as Mr. Obama has reason to know, the country is more divided than it was four years ago, the parties and their supporters more polarized, and he will have to be far more persuasive if he hopes to win and then to govern effectively.

The country is more divided and polarized precisely because of Mr. Obama. He has done everything in his power to divide us.

The president riffled through his considerable accomplishments, and was withering in his assessment of Mitt Romney’s plans to let prosperity sprinkle slowly from the hands of the rich onto the heads of everyone else. It is vital for Mr. Obama to make this contrast, to remind voters how far backward Mr. Romney and his party would take the country.

In other words, the New York Times is calling for Obama to ratchet up the class warfare even more.

And Mr. Obama’s general goals are the right ones: more college degrees, better teachers, growth in manufacturing, investments in clean energy and preservation of gains in health care and women’s rights. But it’s not enough to simply tick through dreams that will die in a divided Congress. The public has seen plenty of that. Mr. Obama needs to spend more time persuading dubious and disillusioned voters that he can achieve these goals.

It’s true that he has repeatedly been burned seeking elusive “grand bargains” with Republican leaders who proved unwilling or unable to compromise.

Where has Obama ever compromised? Even once?

But even Democrats say the president has been too aloof in his first term, not bothering to make his case in the Capitol, not interested in the L.B.J.-style flesh-pressing or arm-twisting that can rescue a law out of the mortuary of bills.

The president can let loose a great speech, but without follow-through Congress can be counted on to muck up the details, as he should have learned from the fight over the health care reform law of 2010.

Hilarious. This is a sentence that only a paper as confused as the New York Times could produce. The problem with Obama-Care is not that Congress mucked up the details.

He never made the sale with the public on the law, and the two or three sentences he devoted to it in his speech were insufficient. If not struck down by the Supreme Court, the core of the law will be fully felt in his second term; rather than shy away, it is time to explain to the public in detail what that would mean and why it is important that he be there to fight for it.

Please, Mr. Obama, listen to The New York Times. Explain what Obama-Care is going to do to the country. We can’t wait.

Similarly, the speech lacked any detail of his plans to shore up Medicare while reducing its untenable cost growth.

If he is going to counter the Republican plans to end Medicare’s guarantee to older Americans, he will have to do better than a quick promise to reduce wasteful spending.

Even The Times can’t really believe that Obama has a plan to shore up Medicare. Obama is gutting Medicare, by taking away $500 billion dollars from its budget and destroying Medicare Advantage.

Voters already know that Mr. Obama can lift their hopes with a powerful speech. This time around, they will be seeking far more than inspiration.

Go ahead, Mr. Obama, listen to the New York Times. Tell us more about what Obama-Care will do to the country, and your plans for Medicare.

Make our day.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “NYT To Obama: Tell Bigger And Better Lies”

  1. Anonymoose says:

    Wasn’t this the same media that portrayed him as a superman who would wipe out all the Earth’s ills as soon as he took office? None of them ever came out and said it but it was the end of white Anglo-Saxon protestant rule and the rise of the multicultural new order. For the first few months he was so big he “blotted out the sun,” but then guess what?

    The brilliant clockwork campaign fell apart when it came time to stand and deliver. Obama was just another politician elected by the machine. No matter how big a lie he tells I don’t think any of it will work now….people will only vote for him because he’s a Democrat.

  2. artboyusa says:

    I get the same line from my sister, the arch-liberal. Obama has failed because his opposition, um, opposed him and therefore its all our fault -again.

  3. yadayada says:

    yes the all- powerful- super- human- megamind was was stymied by a less than 1/3 minority opposition in the House of Representives…..

  4. Tater Salad says:

    Over and Over until November Make sure your friends get this

    Who killed Bin Laden?

    Here’s a Marine’s answer

    “America is not at war, the US Marines are at war; America is at the mall.” Let’s be clear on this: OBAMA did NOT kill Bin Laden. An American sailor, who Obama, just a few weeks before, was debating on whether or not to PAY, did! In fact, if you remember a little less than two years ago, his administration actually charged and attempted to court-martial three Navy Seals from Seal Team Six, when a terrorist suspect they captured, complained they had punched him during the take-down and bloodied his nose. Obama’s administration further commented how brutal they were. The left were calling them Nazi’s and Baby Killers. Now all of a sudden, the very brave men they vilified are now heroes when they make his administration look good in the eyes of the public. Obama just happened to be the one in office when the CIA finally found him and our sailors took him out. Essentially, Obama only gave an answer, Yes or No, to him being taken out. This is NOT an Obama victory, but an AMERICAN victory!!

    I just want to add a few comments on this subject;

    President Obama did not even want to give the okay to go ahead and kill Bin Laden. Obama was not aware that it was being planned behind his back, because he would not give the “okay” to Kill Bin Laden. After Bin Laden was found and killed, Obama was brought into the “Situation Room,” from the golf course. If you remember the video on the news, President Obama was sitting by the wall in a folding chair, when he was watching the action that had taken place. (As he was the last one to enter the situation room, and they had one chair left for him on the sidelines.)
    He had to be brought up to date, given facts, etc., so that he could tell the American’s by TV that Bin Laden was in fact dead. And of course he took the credit, when there in fact was NO credit due.
    Hillary Clinton and other administrative personnel, and the navy seals did the actual work, planning, etc.
    Shall I go on……or do you get the real picture now. Obama lied because he is the President and they told him he had to take credit for Bin Laden’s death, it was his duty. So he did his duty and took the credit, where NO Credit was due.
    Oh, yes, lets add when the 2011 budget wouldn’t pass and they were telling the American public that the Government would shut down. Obama actually said that the American Military was “Non Esential” and therefore would not get paid until the Gov was back to work again after a budget was approved. Many housewives and mothers cried out that they needed the pay to live on, but Obama insisted that the military were/are volunteer’s and they were not called to duty. Therefore, they were non-essential.
    After Bin Laden was Killed, president Obama had a day to decorate all the Korean war soldiers from the 50’s. (by dll, extra added info)

    Ed Schreiber
    Col. US MC (Ret.)
    “Semper If”

    2008: “Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney’s private assassination team.” quote from Obama

    2011: “I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden.”

    2008: “Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be captured alive and given a fair trial.”

    quote from Obama

    2011: “I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden.”

    2008: ” Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be interrogated.” Quote from Obama

    2011: “Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led to our locating Bin Laden.”

    I HOPE THIS GETS SENT AROUND TO PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THE TRUTH! Remind the people who vote, time to throw out the trash is nearly here.
    Those who have had freedom and lost it will never see it again!”

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