Skip to comments.Obama's Big Lie Campaign
Posted on 09/07/2012 3:07:25 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
Politics: President Obama says he deserves four more years in the White House so he can fix the huge mess he inherited. But to make that case, he's embarked on a massive disinformation campaign on full display this week.
How else do you run on a record that includes the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, falling incomes, low-paying jobs and little hope of a brighter future? You trot out dozens of speakers at the week's Democratic Convention, culminating with Bill Clinton, to repeat untruths that would make George Orwell proud.
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How can you say that? I watched "The Five"... TWICE! And Bob Beckel says everything the President says is true!
Yeah, but what did the rest of us... say?
Bob Beckel is our own Baghdad Bob.
Why do they call it “disinformation”, “untruths” and “falsehoods”?
They’re LIES! Call ‘em what they are: LIES!
Talk about dissembling and parsing terms.
I call it Bread and Circuses ala the Roman Empire before the decline and fall.
“Disinformation” is a term related to agents of the former Soviet Union trying to plant lies in the Western media and repeatedly publicizing the same lies until enough unsophisticated persons picked up the mantra and accepted the lies as truth based upon media repetition.
It is a damned good example of what Obama & Company have been trying to do for six years.
One of the most important articles you can read, because it puts the lie to Obama’s claims. Most people hear the conflicting stories put out by the campaigns and dont’ know which way to turn or how to go about reconciling the competing claims. This story provides the truth, and there are statistics that can back it up.
Obama’s claim that Romney wants to go back to the “failed policies that got us into the mess in the first place” is an absolute lie. BUT IT MUST BE EFFECTIVELY COUNTERED with massive spending that makes people understand that it is in fact a lie.
Romney’s ads have to ask the question in their ads - what policies exactly is Obama talking about? If he’s talking about x policy then here is why that isn’t true.
Then Romney has to hit on the real reason the economy tanked - the housing bubble that was caused by (primarily) democrats relaxing Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac underwriting standards.
There are some people who don’t know the truth but who want the truth. Tell them and support your story with facts. It’s going to take a massive outlay of cash and the effort has to be sustained until the election. Do that and don’t be too cute by half. Just tell the truth.
Speaking of deregulation...The only reg I can think of that was done away with that could have played a part in the economic collapse was Glass-Steagall, and that repeal was signed by William Jefferson Clinton.
“President Obama says he deserves four more years in the White House”..........
Well I say, “Obama deserves 40 years in Levanworth”.
Forty years with Richard Nassoiy is not nearly enough. Make it 80.
At Obama’s age (guessing about 45-50% ‘cause we don’t know for certain), 40 years should about do it. Then again, there are those in prison who might be able to “shorten his longevity”.......just saying.
That is one, which probably contributed to the AIG role, as well as weakening other commercial banks with investment banking risks.
Not an investor, but did they not eliminate a rule called the “uptick rule”, which, I think, would not allow a short-sale after a security had started on its way down, but would have to tick upward before the short could be done. That might be an important tool for Soros and his ilk to create a market crash and panic.
I also think they monkeyed with accounting rules. If you remember, some of the “mark-to-market” accounting rules were decried by former FDIC Chairman Bill Isaac as unnecessary and as exacerbating the liquidity crisis. Isaac was FDIC Chairman in the early 1980’s when banks were dealing with huge amounts of bond investment depreciation when interest rates spiked into the 20% range. I was a young buck bank examiner watching that happen.
More recently, regulators, at the worst possible time, demanded that banks implement accounting rules for the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses that had been sitting out there since the early 1990’s or earlier. For many years, bank regulators did not require that they be adopted. Then, when all hell breaks loose, the regulators suspiciously and abruptly start holding the banks to those standards.
As if that is not all, our regulators got us tied up with Basel international banking standards in the early 1990’s. We have recently seen the third round proposed. After round 1, the banks were told that only those engaging in international banking would be affected. In Basel III, capital rules as proposed will be onerous for community banks and will likely spur much more consolidation in the banking industry. Fewer banks are easier for big brother to control and manipulate. I do NOT see all of this as an accident, but the execution of a plan that is not in the interest of citizens and promoting competition, but to control the economy and the masses. I see it as a great evil that has flown largely under the radar for many years.
“...what Obama & Company have been trying to do for six years...”
The MSM has been doing that for 50-60yrs. They’ve been in the tank/same bed, w/commies—>enviros since late-50s.
They will repeat their lies over and over, what can they lose? Who will stand up to shed light and truth, who really cares?
Tell the boldest lie long enough and they will eventually believe it, proven communist concept. And they are using communist techniques obviously since that is their ultimate goal.