Thursday, September 27, 2012

Even the Liberal Media has to Admit Barry's a Damn Liar on the National Debt

Barry the Great's claim that only 10% of the $6 trillion in national debt run up on his watch is attributable to him is absurd on its face. But when liberal media "fact checkers" give him their worst rating for deception, you know he's a damn liar:

“Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of two wars that weren’t paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that weren’t paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now we took some emergency actions, but that accounts for about 10 percent of this increase in the deficit, and we have actually seen the federal government grow at a slower pace than at any time since Dwight Eisenhower, in fact, substantially lower than the federal government grew under either Ronald Reagan or George Bush.”
“Taxes are lower on families than they’ve been probably in the last 50 years. So I haven’t raised taxes.”
— President Obama, interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” recorded on Sept. 12, 2012, and aired on Sept. 23

So it's the old "blame Bush" canard. And even the Washington Post admits this is a lie.

Even more telling is this: "Fact-checkers" these days are like pollsters -- you can "check" your facts to support or debunk any assertion you want. So when even Obama's "fact-checkers" can't spin their "fact-checking" in his favor, you know it's super bad.

The "fact-checker" tries to go to great lengths to convince us that he has done a torturous, meticulous analysis of the "facts" and attributes 44% of the $6 trillion to Barry. But even this falls short. Because the actual facts are that the 2007 deficit (pre-Democrat Community Reinvestment Act-induced economic collapse in 2008) was a mere $161 billion. Even the 2008 deficit with GW's ill-conceived $800 billion "stimulus" was $459 billion. Which means, all tortured analysis aside, Obama is responsible for $5.5 trillion in debt in his three and a half years in office. Any other president but the once and fallen messiah would have been stoned to death for running multi-year $1.5 trillion deficits.

The fact that the leftist media occasionally gets it right (or at least 50% right) isn't particularly surprising: The liberal media has to demonstrate some tiny semblance of impartiality by producing an occasional story critical of Barry the Great to have even the tiniest modicum of credibility. Too bad they can't find it in themselves to pair this "fact check" with a 2009 video clip of Obama's promise to "cut the deficit we inherited in half in my first term":. Now that would be a REAL fact check.

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