Political Realities, LD Jackson
I have done some of my normal reading and browsing of blogs and news sites and I have come to a conclusion that is not startling, but rather a reminder of just how much of a liar Barack Obama really is. Stop and think about it for a moment. Do we really understand just how willing President Obama is to say or do whatever he believes it will take to achieve his end goals? Honestly, I used to believe Bill Clinton was a liar, but compared to Obama, he should be qualified to be the new Pope. Let's look at a few examples, the first of which comes to us from America's Watchtower. Did you realize the sequester was going to cause the janitors of the Capitol to receive a cut in pay? I didn't either, but that's exactly what President Obama said on Friday.
“[A]ll the folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol — now that Congress has left, somebody is going to be vacuuming and cleaning those floors and throwing out the garbage — they’re going to have less pay,” Mr. Obama said. “The janitors, the security guards, they just got a pay cut, and they’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.”
How true is that claim? Not very, according to the Capitol Janitorial Superintendent. He had to send out a memo to his employees, telling them the "high-ranking official" who made that claim didn't know what he was talking about. Once again, President Obama has been caught in a blatant lie, using make-believe rhetoric to further his own agenda, scare tactics to try to force Republicans to give in to his demand that they raise taxes and stop the sequester.
The second example is one many of us are probably familiar with, but it bears mentioning again. Remember how John Kerry was for the war in Iraq, before he was against it? Substitute Barack Obama and gay marriage.
(Hot Air) The news also isn’t that O’s revealing himself once again to have been a liar on this issue. When he ran in 2008, he pretended to be against gay marriage to parry Republican claims that he was a devout liberal rather than the centrist “post-partisan pragmatist” his campaign touted him as. He finally dropped the facade last year — it’s politically safe now to support gay marriage, even in the GOP (sort of) — but he’s continued to insist that this issue should be left to the states because … I’m not sure why. Literally no one believes he sincerely feels that way, and since he’d already taken the plunge by endorsing legal gay marriage, he had little to gain politically from his phony federalism. The best I can do by way of a theory is to guess that O, instinctively, likes to posture as a “moderate” even when he’s pushing reliably liberal positions. (E.g., “the balanced approach.”) It’s good for his brand as the “reasonable” adult in the room in Washington, a vestigial version of the pragmatic independence he feigned in summer ’08.