The Truth About Lies
Vol: 94 Issue: 23 Thursday, July 23, 2009
Well, I have to admit that it was fun to watch. President Obama took to the airwaves last night to give a prime-time speech stumping for his health care plan.
In the end, Obama ended up backtracking with almost as much desperation as Barbara Boxer did when she got caught during her confrontation with Henry Alford.
THAT was so much fun I can barely contain myself. Another liberal yanked kicking and screaming out of the closet and exposed to the world as a card-carrying racist. I’ll get back to Obama, but for now, let’s savor the Barbara Boxer Moment together.
Barbara Boxer is a typical liberal Democrat. She doesn’t believe she is a racist. She simply believes that blacks aren’t like whites. Harry Alford is the head of the US Black Chamber of Commerce.
Harry Alford opposes the Democrat ‘cap and trade’ bill that will force up the price of virtually everything. So Barbara Boxer quoted an NAACP resolution that approved the climate change bill and putting it on the record.
Clearly agitated, Alford asked why Boxer would cite the NAACP’s resolution.
“Sir, they passed it. They passed it,” Boxer responded in the same condescending tone of voice she used to slap down a US general for calling her ‘ma’am’.
“Now, also, if that isn’t interesting to you,”, she said, “we’ll quote John Grant, who is the CEO of 100 Black Men of Atlanta.” It wasn’t of interest to Henry Alford. Alford wasn’t testifying about the Black Chamber of Commerce. Or the NAACP. Or issues related to “100 Black Men of Atlanta”.
Alford was there to testify about energy. Alford demanded Boxer explain the connection between energy and race. Boxer looked as if she had been slapped in the face with a dead herring. She started backtracking so fast I feared she might twist an ankle.
“If John Grant were here,” she said,”he be proud I’m quoting him. He’d be proud you’re testifying.”
Alford snapped back, “He should have been invited. “All that’s condescending and I don’t like it. It’s racial. I don’t like it. I take offense to it. As an African-American and a veteran of this country, I take offense to that.”
When Boxer asked if he was offended that she would quote Grant, Alford said, “You’re quoting some other black man. Why don’t you quote some other Asian? You are being racial here.” Of course she was. She just didn’t realize it. That’s the way liberal elites think. If they do it, then it is ok — because they are liberals.
I’ve often wondered how the perception that racism is a Republican trait came to be. Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. (Lincoln was a Republican)
The Ku Klux Klan was founded by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in 1865. Its purpose was to restore white supremacy in the aftermath of the American Civil War. The Klan resisted Republican Reconstruction by assaulting, murdering and intimidating freedmen and white Republicans.
In 1870 and 1871 the federal government passed the Force Acts, which were used to prosecute Klan crimes. Prosecution and enforcement suppressed Klan activity.
In 1874 and later, however, newly organized and openly active paramilitary organizations such as the White League and Red Shirts started a fresh round of violence aimed at suppressing Republican voting and running Republicans out of office.
These groups contributed to white Democrats regaining political power in the southern states. That’s the actual truth. I was fascinated to see how the Klan’s history with the Democrats has been scrubbed by many liberal websites.
If you go to “About.com” their history of the Klan does not mention the Democrats a single time — but it managed to mention the Republicans twice.
The Ku Klux Klan is and has always been a Democrat organization. That’s not my opinion. It’s history. Strom Thurmond ran for president as a Dixiecrat in 1948. The “Dixiecrats” were the segregationist arm of the Democrat Party. “Dixiecrat” was code for Klansman. West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd (D) is a former “Keagle” of the Ku Klux Klan.
While the KKK was founded by the Democrats, the NACCP was founded by the Republicans. The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was passed during the Republican Eisenhower administration. Voting AGAINST it were Democratic Senators Al Gore Sr., John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson, among others — Democrats all.
The 1968 Civil Rights Act was written by Republican Senator Everett Dirkson. Martin Luther King was a registered Republican. Affirmative Action was the brainchild of President Richard Nixon.
Nixon saw affirmative action as a way to remedy the harm caused by President Woodrow Wilson [D – NJ] in 1912 when he kicked all the blacks out of government.
Margaret Sanger has practically achieved the status of sainthood among Democrats. Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood for the express purpose of aborting black babies and sterilizing black parents.
Don’t take my word for any of it. Look it all up for yourself. It’s utterly astonishing.
That is not to say that all Republicans are race-neutral or all Democrats are racists. But it should make you sit up and say, “Hmmmm.”
Especially since, when it comes to racism, Robert Byrd and Barbara Boxer have to take a back seat to America’s Racist-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama. Obama’s press conference was supposed to be about health care.
But he made a sharp left turn into race relations after the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, who is black.
Gates was arrested for disorderly conduct when police were called to his home to investigate a burglary. Police found Gates trying to break into his own home. When they confronted him, Gates apparently went off on the cops, which predicated the arrest.
At the presser, Obama was asked about it in what was probably a staged question from his hometown newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times.
“I don t know not having been there and not seeing all the facts what role race played in that, but I think it s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two that he Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home,” Obama said.
The cops knew at the time they arrested Gates he was trying to break into his own home. He proved that. Gates wasn’t arrested for attempted burglary. He was arrested for disorderly conduct after his conduct became disorderly.
Unless one is prepared to believe the white cops wanted to arrest a prominent black racist — and take the heat that would bring — without any justification. That is what President Obama is prepared to believe. And he even admits to believing it without any evidence.
However, Obama said, “Gates is a friend, so I may be a little biased here. . .Separate and apart from this incident is that there s a long history in this country of African-American and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately,” the president said.
Therefore, the President of the United States from his official lectern, (after admitting he didn’t know the facts) said the white police officers ‘acted stupidly’ and automatically assumed that Gates was arrested for being black.
“I guess this is my house now,” he remarked of the White House. “Here I d get shot.”
This started out to be about Obama’s health care speech. But I’ve been taking it easy on Obama for the past week and in Obama’s world, a lot can pile up in a week.
There is the Barbara Boxer and Henry Alford story. Plus Obama’s assumption that the cops that arrested Henry Gates based on race. And also according to Obama, most doctors are really thieves who would cut into your child for money — if you didn’t have the government watching over and protecting you from them.
In his speech, Obama described a patient who sees a physician for a sore throat, or a parent who brings in a child with a sore throat.
“Right now, doctors a lot of times are forced to make decisions based on the fee payment schedule that’s out there. … The doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, ‘You know what? I make a lot more money if I take this kid’s tonsils out.'”
Let’s see if we can define ‘prejudice’ a bit more clearly so we can put it into context here. “Prejudice: a preconceived opinion not based on reason or actual experience.”
Now, let’s look at the dictionary definition for ‘racism’. “Racism: prejudice, discrimination against someone of a different race.”
Obama spent most of his speech blaming the Republicans for his flagging health care plan, but not before opening with his typical reminder that he ‘inherited’ this economy from the Bush administration.
I’ve listened to him repeat this over and over in almost every speech without anyone ever contradicting him. Presidents can do very little to affect the economy.
They can appoint governors to the Fed. They can talk about the economy. But they can’t actually do anything. The proof is in the pudding. Obama has a filibuster-proof majority in both Houses of Congress and he can’t fix the economy.
All the economic power in American politics rests in the hands of Congress. Congress has the authority to tax. It has the authority to spend. It has the authority to pass legislation that will have a direct effect on how business is done in America.
In January 2007, Nancy Pelosi made history by becoming the first female Speaker of the House after the Democrats took over the House of Representatives. Harry Reid took over as Senate Majority leader.
Oil was under $40/bbl, gasoline was $2.18 per gallon. The US unemployment rate was 4.9%. There was no inflation to speak of. When do economists say the great Recession Obama inherited from George Bush began?
In December, 2007. One year after the Democrats gained the majority of both Houses of Congress under Nancy Pelosi’s pledge to ‘fix the Bush economy’ that the Democrats had been claiming was bad since the 9/11 attacks.
I’m honestly not defending the Republicans — I’m outlining the facts as they exist in order to get an accurate picture of where we’re now at and how we got here. We got here because a majority of Americans believe a president can control the economy.
But, if the president actually could control the economy, then why hasn’t Barack Obama fixed it? Because he can’t.
Lies, lies and more lies. It is the nature of the Left. They must lie because if they told the truth, they could never get elected. They’ve been lying for so long that neither they nor their supporters can distinguish a lie from the truth.
The average liberal will tell you that George Bush was simultaneously a moron and an evil genius. That Barack Obama isn’t a racist because he’s not white. That the Democrats are the party of equal opportunity and that the Republicans are racists.
That it was George Bush who tanked the economy — and not the Democrats who controlled the nation’s purse-strings.
I’m not defending Republicans or damning Democrats. The truth is what it is. If the truth makes the Democrats look bad or the Republicans look good, that’s not my intent. My intent is to show how easily the population can be manipulated without most of them even realizing it.
And when we DO realize it, very few of us are particularly shocked. After Bill Clinton, Americans have been conditioned to believe that all politicians lie. If all politicians lie, then there is no basis upon which to choose a national leader.
It is no longer what they say that is important, but HOW they say it.
THIS is the exact political climate described by the prophets for the last days. When asked what would be the sign of His coming, the first thing Jesus said was “take heed that no man deceive you.” Everything in the last days is about deception. The antichrist is Satan’s man. Satan means “liar.”
“And for THIS cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:11-12)
Do YOU know who to believe? Me neither. All politicians lie. Some more obviously than others.