To grube – to tell people you lied to how stupid they were to believe what you said

obama duped the public

It’s one thing to fool the voters since our political elites already think we’re stupid but it is another to fool the media which, whatever the rest of us think of them, they think of themselves as always the smartest people in the room, even when Obama is in the room at the same time. They share the same delusions.

But now with Gruber having let the cat out of the bag, the wounds are festering and even the media is starting to report an issue that has gone viral. They may no longer be acting in unity to hide this issue from the public. This may be the issue that finally breaks the logjam of the hold on the media by the left and not just in the US. It still hasn’t reached the three major networks but perhaps it is only a matter of time. Do people really want to remain in ignorance of so much that affects their lives?

This is from The Chicago Tribune, you know, Barack’s adopted home town: Smug Obama administration duped the public.

Until Gruber’s videos appeared, it was hard to prove the administration actually intended to deceive voters when it rammed through the legislation on straight party-line votes. Perhaps the president was simply making statements he believed to be true but later turned out to be false. That’s not lying. That’s an honest mistake.

The Gruber videos are devastating because they say flatly that the deception was premeditated and was used self-consciously to pass the law. The professor goes further and says the law would have been defeated if its central provisions had been known to voters.

And then there’s Charles Krauthammer, in the Washington Post as always so nothing new there, but this time with a story that really may penetrate the fog of resistance, The Gruber Confession. The article points out that Gruber may by himself sink Obamacare because he has stated on tape the interpretation of the Act that if upheld by the Supreme Court, will mean that Obamacare cannot function. It will sink immediately if it upholds that using the word “states” in the act really does refer to the states. And as for Democrats and the politics of the left:

It’s refreshing that “the most transparent administration in history,” as this administration fancies itself, should finally display candor about its signature act of social change. Inadvertently, of course. But now we know what lay behind Obama’s smooth reassurances — the arrogance of an academic liberalism, so perfectly embodied in the Gruber Confession, that rules in the name of a citizenry it mocks, disdains and deliberately, contemptuously deceives.

There are layers of tar to go with the feathers to come. But this is one administration whose ability to convince anyone of anything has disappeared, absolutely disappeared. No one will ever trust it again. The Senate majority leader (or at least he is until January) wants Obama to delay introducing his immigration changes until after the money is appropriated by Congress. He may no longer think a shutdown of Congress would irritate the community but might even be welcomed. Who would have thought you would see this, Harry Reid Urges White House to Delay Immigration Executive Action?

House Speaker John Boehner . . . said a government shutdown could not be ruled out. Several rank-and-file Republicans are already threatening to try and hold up the spending bill over immigration.

He said all options were on the table, declaring: “We’re going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path.”

A government shutdown was not the preferred route, Boehner said, but he said it could not be ruled out.

“Our goal here is to stop the president from violating his own oath of office and violating the Constitution,” Boehner said. “It’s not to shut down the government.”

Reid first expressed his concern about immigration during an off-camera conversation with a CNN producer, saying: “I’d like to get the finances of this country out of the way before he does it, but that’s up to him.”

Sometimes you just have to let them shut the Washington Monument and a few national parks for a few weeks if you are going to save your country. With a zero-credibility president who still has an agenda of his own, there are certainly interesting times ahead.

As for the man who let the cat out of the bag, his name should now become a noun and a verb. A gruber (n.) is someone who grubes (v.i.) – they tell people who they lied to how stupid they were to believe what they were told.

“The Obamas have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge, and obfuscation to new depths”

I have just been sent a copy of a column originally written in February 2012 and then reprinted in January 2013 but which could be reprinted every day before or since and would not grow stale in the retelling. Between the allowing of Ebola to cross so easily into the US while blatantly only pretending to fight a war against the Islamic State, Obama is everything that this column says and more. The one aspect that makes this particular column so untouchable is that the author is a black American and therefore cannot be accused of racism as is the norm for critics of the President. The article was titled, Why I Do Not Like the Obamas but it goes well beyond not liking into the kinds of disgust I feel for him (and his wife) and everything they have done. He also takes note of the singular role the media has played in protecting Obama from any serious oversight. Not surprisingly, this is not an issue often raised in the media, but what is more surprising is now seldom it is mentioned on blogs and in other writings by conservatives.

The author is Mychal Massie and he blogs at The Daily Rant. This is what he wrote:

The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obamas? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obamas. It seems personal not policy related. You even dissed their Christmas family pic.” The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation.

I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.

I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.

I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress. I expect, no, I demand respect for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people. The Reagans made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?

Presidents are politicians, and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie; but, even using that low standard, the Obamas have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge, and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.

I do not like them because they both display bigotry overtly: as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates when Obama accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and as in her code speak pursuant to now being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely; but he could rise to the highest, most powerful position in the world. Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same.

I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed. And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met; he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance; Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 in bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nauseum.

He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly radical, socialist academicians today. He has fought for abortion procedures and opposed rulings that protected women and children — that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel.
His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements – he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.

I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.

Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their playing the race card.

It is my intention to do all within my ability to ensure their reign is one term. I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the media for refusing to investigate them as they did President Bush and President Clinton and for refusing to label the Obamas for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.

As I wrote in a syndicated column titled “Nero In The White House” –

“Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood…Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.” (WND.com; 8/8/11)

Oh, and as for it being personal, you tell me how you would feel if a senator from Illinois sent you a personally signed card, intended to intimidate you and your family because you had written a syndicated column titled “Darth Democrat” that was critical of him.

Does Obama ever tell the truth, ever?

Video: Obama Repeatedly Takes Credit For Pulling All Troops Out Of Iraq…And yet now he says it “wasn’t his decision.”

BARACK OBAMA ON PRESIDENTIAL VACATIONS IN 2008: “You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.’”

A liar at every turn but not a scandal because although he may be a liar he’s the media’s liar (as in, he may be a bastard, but he’s our bastard).

Both from Instapundit.

Not a word can you believe

The fantastical will to lie at every moment is a pathology beyond comprehension to the normal mind. Obama denies ever knowing his uncle in Boston, denies he ever stayed with him when he was a student. Roger Simon discusses this improbability and takes it further. Who is this man, the President of the United States?

Around Obama there is an unprecedented silence, almost a media omertà. So much remains unknown about this man, although we do know, through the debate surrounding David Maraniss’s failed and tentative biography, that the president lied about his personal history on multiple occasions in his autobiography Dreams from My Father.

He, of course, lies when the truth will cause him harm, but he also lies when it should make no difference. Now he admits he lied about living with his uncle, although no one in the media describes it quite like that:

The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama.

The 69-year-old, Kenyan-born half-brother of Obama’s estranged father was granted permission this week to stay in the U.S. after ignoring a deportation order two decades ago. The uncle is also known as Omar Obama.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that when the case first arose, officials looked for records of a meeting but never directly asked the president.

A wilderness of mirrors.

Taken for fools

It’s not that they are asking the tough questions but if you mention Obamacare to Obama you are immediately into massive incompetence and dishonesty. They don’t want to push him on it, as this NBC interview shows, but once you say a thing there is no alternative but the mud will stick deep and fast.

Obama never apologises for what he did – admits no fault – but here is the closest approximation you might ever find. There’s an extended video at this link.

“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House.

“We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this.”

“This” not “me”. Mr Narcissism himself cannot find it within him to say that he is at fault for anything. Mere innocent bystander undermined by those people who work over there in the White House. But the lying doesn’t stop. From the same story:

After the initial NBC News report, the administration insisted that the president did not mislead Americans, arguing that the law could not have accounted for insurers altering existing plans after passage of the law.

How depraved can you get! The level of disgust amongst people who didn’t vote for him and are now losing their insurance may even be less than for the people who are losing their insurance and did vote for him. Not only has their health care been undermined, but they have been taken for fools, which is what they are.

“One big lie, not one word of it is true”

When you have even Seymour Hersh saying this about Obama then we have come to a defining moment in the history of media’s lying for the left. Having been one of the worst of them himself, but from a previous generation, he finds the present generation even more despicable than his own. Yet in this instance I am sure he is pretty right about most of what he says:

On the subject of the Navy Seal raid that supposedly resulted in the death of the Al-Qaeda terror leader, Hersh remarked, ‘Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true.’

Hersh added that the Obama administration habitually lies but they continue to do so because the press allows them to get away with it.

‘It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama],’ Hersh told the Guardian.

And what is the title of that Guardian interview: “Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘pathetic’ American media“. He is savage about what is a true crime but what’s new. His answer:

‘I’ll tell you the solution, get rid of 90% of the editors that now exist and start promoting editors that you can’t control,’ he says. I saw it in the New York Times, I see people who get promoted are the ones on the desk who are more amenable to the publisher and what the senior editors want and the trouble makers don’t get promoted. Start promoting better people who look you in the eye and say ‘I don’t care what you say’.

Nor does he understand why the Washington Post held back on the Snowden files until it learned the Guardian was about to publish.

If Hersh was in charge of US Media Inc, his scorched earth policy wouldn’t stop with newspapers.

‘I would close down the news bureaus of the networks and let’s start all over, tabula rasa. The majors, NBCs, ABCs, they won’t like this – just do something different, do something that gets people mad at you, that’s what we’re supposed to be doing,’ he says. . . .

‘The republic’s in trouble, we lie about everything, lying has become the staple.’ And he implores journalists to do something about it.

Yeah, sure. The journalists will fix it! They are liars for the left and nothing will change until journalists begin to report without their ideological filters firmly in place. This side of never seems a long time to wait but that’s how long I suspect it’s going to take. Solutions? I cannot think of a single one.