Skip to comments.Lie to Me (Oliver North)
Posted on 04/30/2009 9:05:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday evening, all but one of America's television networks blew off their prime-time programs and dutifully trotted off to the White House to cover an hourlong self-congratulatory news conference celebrating the first 100 days of the Obama administration. Only Fox kept regularly scheduled programming -- the network's new hit "Lie to Me." ABC, CBS and NBC should have used the same title for the O-Team's news conference.
The Fox "reality drama" drew a million more American viewers than any network airing Mr. Obama's version of "Lie to Me." Those who tuned in to the White House coverage were treated to an astounding defense of profligate spending, a litany of broken promises and a deceitful denial of foreign policy failures. The fawning network executives who decided to forgo an estimated $10 million in ad revenues to cover the hundredth-night carnival from the East Room have to hope their shareholders don't fire them all.
Ever mindful of what's "playing" in front of the American people, Mr. Obama led off, as he does consistently, with the crisis du jour. This time, it was the swine flu, which members of the O-Team and the media have labeled a "possible pandemic."
On Wednesday evening our physician in chief assured us that he is doing everything necessary "to closely monitor the emergency cases of the H1N1 flu virus throughout the United States" and that our "government is taking the utmost precautions and preparations." After noting that he has "requested an immediate $1.5 billion in emergency funding from Congress to support our ability to monitor and track this virus and to build our supply of antiviral drugs and other equipment," the good doctor advised, "Keep your hands washed; cover your mouth when you cough; stay home from work if you're sick; and keep your children home from school if they're sick."
His flu-prevention prescription is reminiscent of guidance during last year's campaign on saving fuel by keeping the tires on our cars properly inflated. Presumably, someone at the White House's press office is preparing a news release reminding us all to eat our green leafy vegetables.
The next item in the teleprompter was kudos to Congress for passing the 2010 O-Team budget. Though it passed the House of Representatives without a single Republican vote, Mr. Obama gushed about "how gratified (he was) that the House and the Senate passed a budget resolution today that will serve as an economic blueprint for this nation's future." If that "blueprint" statement is valid, our nation's economic future will be very bleak indeed.
Though he claimed that "this budget builds on the steps we've taken over the last 100 days to move this economy from recession to recovery and ultimately to prosperity" and asserted that he "has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs," there is scant evidence any of that is true. Rep. Mike Pence, chairman of the House Republican Conference, described the funding measure as "the most fiscally irresponsible budget in American history." Congress should be doing what every American family is doing: cutting expenses, finding within themselves the faith and, yes, the courage to get through these times with sacrifice. Instead, here in Washington, it's more government, more spending, more debt and more taxes.
The "reporters" attending the news conference may be forgiven for not having had time to do the math, but the unprecedented spending in this budget is mind-boggling by any standard. In the 100 days being feted, the national debt has soared from $10.6 trillion to $11.2 trillion, an increase of $558.4 billion. If this pace continues, Mr. Obama will succeed in adding more than $2 trillion to the debt in his first year in office alone, a staggering $36,569 for every living American.
Though Mr. Obama claims to be "creating jobs" and "helping Americans keep their homes," reality says otherwise. Despite spending $235 billion of our tax dollars bailing out financial institutions, there have been 27 bank failures in the United States in the past 100 days. According to his own Department of Labor, more than 2 million Americans have lost their jobs since he moved into the Oval Office. The Obama administration's own figures reveal that during its tenure, 908,666 American families have lost their homes to foreclosure.
The "Lie to Me" theme continued in Mr. Obama's description of his foreign policy "successes" in his first 100 days. His assertion that "we have rejected the false choice between our security and our ideals by closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and banning torture without exception" can only be described as "Clintonesque." The truth is Gitmo is still open, because no other country -- not even Saudi Arabia, to whose king he curtsied, or Venezuela, whose dictator's palm he stroked -- wants to take the terrorists detained there.
I love Ollie North!
He knows what the hell is going on in DC!
He surely does, and a lot of other places in the world.
Oliver North for president.
A man who HAS a brain and uses it!
“Oliver North for president.”
I had a t-shirt with that printed on it around the time of Iran-Contra.
Thanks for the ping jaz.
A great read.
Amen to that! He is well informed on everything he writes on and a lot more.
P.S. Fawn Hall wasn't bad either.
Be careful, some may find out tou are a REAL conservative!
We got to hear him speak at a fundraiser at a local Christian university. He did a fantastic job. A great American.
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We need more Ollie North’s
I thought it was ironic that Fox had "Lie to Me", while all the other channels had "Lie to US!"
Oliver North is wonderful. HE's a man a lot of folks could get behind for president.
He LOVES Obama and doesn't miss a chance to ridicule us peons.
He recently excoriated tea parties and Fox news with angry disdain!
I don't think his practice is doing too well either...(he use to be well respected till word got out of his extremely liberal leanings in our mostly conservative town)
Sure, we all have a right to our opinion, but he can be cruelly arrogant & hateful.
How I wish Ollie were POTUS.
I’d be quite happy to see an Ollie / Palin ticket in 2012. Or even a Palin / Ollie ticket. Either way works fine for me.
That was something to see. I would like to see a rerun of it.
It’s really odd that a doctor would go to such lengths to promote his political views. It tells me he’s more interested in that than his profession which is supposed to be healing.
You have to wonder about him or any business people in a community who have no qualms about turning off half or more of the people they are there to help or do business with, they can’t be too smart.
Agreed, DieHard. The country would benefit greatly with the two of them in the highest offices.
I believe he's the person that could bring conservatives and Repubs together again as Ronald Reagan did.
I doubt he would want to and unfortunately with Iran contra etc the Dems and the media would have a field day.
His political leaning is driving him....maybe it always did...but he is really showing his true colors the past couple years....
Often writes editorials or letters....quite liberal and much disdain for those of us of a conservative bent...
..and not gracious either..
The winner of the local Congressional seat-(Republican)-generously gave him tickets so he could attend the Inaugural with his family....
..but just a few days ago, after the tea parties, this doctor couldn't wait to denigrate this guy who had been so nice to him.
I don't know if he has totally lost it or if he thinks Obama will make everything right for him with the new socialized medical care.
I know he has lost patients, but he doesn't seem to care, and that's scary.
Very true. He is probably more effective as an advocate for
conservatives. He is one of the few men or women left in
DC that I trust!
Good to see you, Snugs!
I am amused at the Fox News sponsored tea parties springing up around the country.
Fox proves again that if its commentators say something loud and often enough, the sheep will believe
Charming eh....clever obfuscatory twist.
Oh and this...
"In spite of the fact that President Obama has promised and already delivered lower taxes on those who drive pickups and higher taxes on those who drive Porsches, Fox has rallied thousands around the country to protest nonexistent high taxes"
Hah! The guy is something else.
If he really believes that he’s an idiot, if he doesn’t he’s a liar. Either way I sure wouldn’t want him as my doctor.
Let’s put it concisely....he’s a jerk!