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Numbers donít lie, but Democrats do
The Daily Caller ^ | 5-23-12 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 05/26/2012 5:36:42 AM PDT by Ken the bugman

It’s been breaking news all over MSNBC, liberal blogs, newspapers and even The Wall Street Journal: “Federal spending under Obama at historic lows … It’s clear that Obama has been the most fiscally moderate president we’ve had in 60 years.” There’s even a chart!

I’ll pause here to give you a moment to mop up the coffee on your keyboard. Good? OK, moving on …

This shocker led to around-the-clock smirk fests on MSNBC. As with all bogus social science from the left, liberals hide the numbers and proclaim: It’s “science”! This is black and white, inarguable, and why do Republicans refuse to believe facts?

Ed Schultz claimed the chart exposed “the big myth” about Obama’s spending: “This chart — the truth — very clearly shows the truth undoubtedly.” And the truth was, the “growth in spending under President Obama is the slowest out of the last five presidents.”

Note that Schultz also said that the “part of the chart representing President Obama’s term includes a stimulus package, too.” As we shall see, that is a big, fat lie.

Schultz’s guest, Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston, confirmed: “And clearly, Obama has been incredibly tight-fisted as a president.”

Everybody’s keyboard OK?

On her show, Rachel Maddow proclaimed: “Factually speaking, spending has leveled off under President Obama. Spending is not skyrocketing under President Obama. Spending is flattening out under President Obama.”

In response, three writers from “The Daily Show” said, “We’ll never top that line,” and quit.

Inasmuch as this is obviously preposterous, I checked with John Lott, one of the nation’s premier economists and author of the magnificent new book with Grover Norquist: Debacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future.

(I’m reviewing it soon, but you should start without me.)

It turns out Rex Nutting, author of the phony Marketwatch chart, attributes all spending during Obama’s entire first year, up to Oct. 1, to President Bush.

That’s not a joke.

That means, for example, the $825 billion stimulus bill, proposed, lobbied for, signed and spent by Obama, goes in … Bush’s column. (And if we attribute all of Bush’s spending for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and No Child Left Behind to William Howard Taft, Bush didn’t spend much either.)

Nutting’s “analysis” is so dishonest, even The New York Times has ignored it. He includes only the $140 billion of stimulus money spent after Oct. 1, 2009, as Obama’s spending. And he’s testy about that, grudgingly admitting that Obama “is responsible (along with the Congress) for about $140 billion in extra spending in the 2009 fiscal year from the stimulus bill.”

Nutting acts as if it’s the height of magnanimity to “attribute that $140 billion in stimulus to Obama and not to Bush …”

On what possible theory would that be Bush’s spending? Hey — we just found out that Obamacare’s going to cost triple the estimate. Let’s blame it on Calvin Coolidge!

Nutting’s “and not to Bush” line is just a sleight of hand. He’s hoping you won’t notice that he said “$140 billion” and not “$825 billion,” and will be fooled into thinking that he’s counting the entire stimulus bill as Obama’s spending. (He fooled Ed Schultz!)

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Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/23/numbers-dont-lie-but-democrats-do/#ixzz1vyVxutxa


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These lies are obvious, they really think we are a bunch of idiots.
1 posted on 05/26/2012 5:36:47 AM PDT by Ken the bugman
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To: Ken the bugman
“Federal spending under Obama at historic lows … It’s clear that Obama has been the most fiscally moderate president we’ve had in 60 years.”

GREAT!

Time to cut taxes to reflect this lack of spending then!

2 posted on 05/26/2012 5:47:48 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Ken the bugman

They either don’t report the truth or they report the lies!


3 posted on 05/26/2012 5:51:51 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: EGPWS

That was my thought too...TAXES!!

If they were so wonderful, WHY do they want to increase taxes?


4 posted on 05/26/2012 5:56:21 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: Ken the bugman

Is this any surprise? Just look at the all the climate change data or the jobless rate. These people have an agenda and they don’t want facts to get in their way.


5 posted on 05/26/2012 5:57:38 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: EGPWS
“Federal spending under Obama at historic lows …

Where is the obligatory, "women, children and minorities hardest hit" from the left?

6 posted on 05/26/2012 6:00:57 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: depressed in 06

Rush chopped this to pieces over the last couple days.


7 posted on 05/26/2012 6:10:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Ken the bugman

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” — Lenin


8 posted on 05/26/2012 6:10:57 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: depressed in 06
It is imperative that the Republican party hit back very hard on this, and have charts plastered all over the place telling the truth. The American public is not very well informed - and lies left unchallenged and uncorrected can sway elections.

I would come right out and call Obama and his troops liars, in ads. I'd insulate the major candidates from the most heated comments, so that they can appear above the fray, but I would accuse the left of everything from eugenics to subversion. I might even march out references to John Edwards - ‘he was a liar too, and the democrats tried to put him a heart beat away from the Presidency. He said he was for the little guy, but lived rich and used campaign donations to hide one of his biggest lies’. Etc. etc.

We are in a war for our country and our freedoms, and we cannot afford to be restricted by McCain-like rules of engagement.

9 posted on 05/26/2012 6:20:48 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Ken the bugman

More wizdumb from the truth fairy.


10 posted on 05/26/2012 6:21:48 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Ken the bugman

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
Isaiah 5:20

A second citation....not in the Good Book....but certainly describes my reaction when I read the lies of reptilian scum like those found on MSNBC and in the smarmy mass of apostasy that is American liberalism today.

““When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives. All this I cannot bear to witness any longer. Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home?”
Cliff Burton. Metallica.

May God save their souls or Hell take them all.


11 posted on 05/26/2012 7:26:32 AM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: Soul of the South

“The Big Lie will always work because people have a limited ability to fathom deception on a grand scale.” — Josef Goebbels


12 posted on 05/26/2012 7:32:44 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Ken the bugman

If Obama can attribute all or most of the spending to Bush, and then claims to have prevented an economic meltdown with that spending, shouldn’t he then be giving Bush credit for “recovering the economy”? After all, IF the spending and rescue packages are what prevented the economy from getting worse, and said economy is “improving” (according to Obama), then, it was “Bush’s fault” that the economy went into “recovery mode”.

Obama can’t have it both ways.


13 posted on 05/26/2012 8:01:24 AM PDT by adorno
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To: Ken the bugman

No! No!

“It’s “science”! This is black and white, inarguable, and why do Republicans refuse to believe facts?”

It’s the new meme, all over my Facebook page. What incredible dolts!


14 posted on 05/26/2012 8:23:38 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: Ken the bugman
The left is buried in lies, and as they pile on one after another, each succeeding lie has to be bigger and more outlandish than the one before. It will reach the point where Obama will become the reason the earth turns and the sun shines. Sound familiar?
15 posted on 05/26/2012 8:37:30 AM PDT by Spok
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

They are doing eugenics. “Planned Parenthood” is part of it.


16 posted on 05/26/2012 10:11:59 AM PDT by CPO retired
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