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Obama’s Most Dishonest State of the Union Address
FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 02/13/2013 5:48:13 AM PST by SJackson

In 1986, at the closing session of the Communist Party shindig in the Karl Marx Theater in Havana, Castro had declared, “Let no one think that what I have here is a lengthy speech; it is the party’s program.” He then went on to speak for 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Obama’s ridiculous 6600-word marathon is also not a lengthy speech; it is the party’s program. The professional flatterers and fawners in the media have long since given up describing the teleprompter-in-chief as a talented speaker. These days Obama gives speeches that not only sound like they were read from a teleprompter, but also written by a teleprompter.

The obscene performance began with a celebration of an economic recovery that exists only in Washington, D.C., which has grown fat on the money that its corrupt political interests have stolen from the rest of the country, and ended by comparing a woman waiting in line to vote for him with a police officer who risked his life to stop a mad gunman.

And in between these two cynical and ugly bookends was a dog’s dinner of out of control spending, class warfare and more bad ideas than even Castro could have come up with in seven hours.

As out of touch with the rest of the country as if he were speaking at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana, Obama claimed that spending was under control, the national debt was no longer a problem, the war in Afghanistan had been won, the economic recovery was here, unemployment was fading and Al Qaeda was a shadow of its former self.

Obama described the “sequester” that he had come up with as “a really bad idea” and blamed it on Congress. He took credit for the oil production that he had fought every step of the way and blamed Hurricane Sandy on global warming; a claim that even few global warming researchers are willing to make.

There were more calls to fix all those broken bridges, which he had somehow been unable to fix for four years, despite running trillion dollar deficits. And finally a proposal to really help the economy take off by legalizing 11 million illegal aliens and thereby doubling the unemployment rate in a single year.

Any Diogenes in the audience taking it upon himself to shout “liar” at every lie would have worn out his vocal chords in a matter of minutes.

Like most bad speakers, Obama has been reduced to relying on props. And since he isn’t allowed to bring a slideshow, the props are his designated victims.

“Gabby Giffords deserves a vote,” Obama insisted toward the end of his Castroesque word jumble of Soak-the-Rich, Ban-the-Guns and Help-the-Poor-by-Taking-Away-their-Jobs. “The families of Newtown deserve a vote.”

They have a vote, of course, but what he really meant is that they should have not only a vote, but a veto on account of their moral supremacy as official victims. Before Havana-on-the-Potomac got started, one of the designated victims from three years ago came forward to say that Obama had betrayed her. But that’s also part of the program. The designated victim of today is Obama’s victim of tomorrow.

The people that Obama promises to help today will be put out of work by him tomorrow.

During the word marathon, victims come in handy as human touches in the middle of Obama’s latest expensive technocratic gimmick, but as soon as Obama gets what he wants, they’re yesterday’s news. And there are always gimmicks; whether it’s trading hubs with 3D printers or an Energy Security Trust.

With the 2013 State of the Union address, Obama finally discovered his inner Castro. Anyone who took part in a drinking game based around class warfare would have been under the table by the 2000th word as Obama dressed up all of his proposals with scarecrows made out of the rich.

Obama announced that he was in favor of Medicare cuts, further cuts than those already made by ObamaCare, but immediately tried to hide them by assuring his audience that the “wealthiest seniors” would have to pay more. Whenever any unpopular proposal was mentioned, the class warfare came out as a cheap distraction. And when the strawman in a top hat and monocle wouldn’t do, the leader of the least transparent administration brought out the euphemisms.

“We’ll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for Medicare,” Obama said, “because our medical bills shouldn’t be based on the number of tests ordered or days spent in the hospital – they should be based on the quality of care that our seniors receive.” This is one of those ominous things that sound reassuring if you don’t think about them.

Hospitals charge based on expenses. If a hospital isn’t reimbursed for a test, it stops ordering it. If it isn’t reimbursed for a day spent in the hospital, it stops admitting Medicare patients. Quality of care is a euphemism for cutting Medicare expenses by forcing hospitals to reduce admissions through fines and denial of reimbursements. That not only cuts Medicare expenses directly, it also cuts them indirectly by killing senior citizens.

“Tonight, let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour,” he declared, as if wages could be somehow separated from the rest of the economy without affecting the cost of living and the existence of those low-paying jobs that keep people from joining the masses of the unemployed.

Raising the minimum wage is just another scam. A tasty treat that looks good up front but leads to more lost jobs and a higher cost of living. Tethering minimum wage to the cost of living is like trying to lift yourself up off the ground by your own belt.

“We can say with confidence that America will complete its mission in Afghanistan, and achieve our objective of defeating the core of al Qaeda,” Obama bragged. The core of Al Qaeda had not been located in Afghanistan at any time during his administration, which made it that much easier to defeat.

While Obama lost the War in Afghanistan to the Taliban and will “complete the mission” by retreating and letting them have the country, Al Qaeda has spread across North Africa and came within a hair of taking over Mali.

North Korea had detonated a nuclear weapon and Obama warned its regime that successfully testing nuclear weapons “will only isolate them further”… except to countries like Iran and Pakistan looking to buy their nuclear technology.

Obama carefully tiptoed away from his disaster in Egypt, issued some more toothless warnings to Iran and Syria, and then having completed the demonstration of his international impotence, turned to the inevitable assault on the Bill of Rights.

And then finally the leader who has refused to be constrained by the Constitution, by any law or limitation, by the rights of others or by the laws of economics, by the truth or by any sense of shame, declared that, “this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations; that our rights are wrapped up in the rights of others.”

The man who had rejected all obligations and bankrupted the United States for generations to come, who had cut healthcare for seniors and destroyed the economic future of the young, concluded his speech with the same cynicism and dishonesty with which he had begun it.

“Our conscience, a communist spirit, and a revolutionary vocation and will, were, are and will continue to be a 10,000 times more powerful than money,” Castro had declared at the end of his speech in 1986. In less than 15 years, history proved him thoroughly wrong. It will take even less time than that for history to disprove Hussein.

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1 posted on 02/13/2013 5:48:17 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

I’m sorry I missed Obama’s speech! Sounds like it was a real stem-winder.


Well, America, you voted for a left-wing agenda, and now you’re going to get it good and hard.

You may get what you want, but you won’t want what you get. Too bad, so sad.

2 posted on 02/13/2013 5:54:46 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: SJackson

Empty, stupid, happy-talk is no way to run a country

3 posted on 02/13/2013 5:58:07 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: SJackson

Was it really 7 hours? I have no idea, because I refused to turn on the tv last night.

4 posted on 02/13/2013 6:00:49 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (
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To: SJackson

He didn’t give a SOTU address. What he gave was a “here’s more stupid stuff I want to do” speech.

5 posted on 02/13/2013 6:03:35 AM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: SJackson

You nailed it, Mr. Greenfield.

6 posted on 02/13/2013 6:16:16 AM PST by moovova
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To: SJackson

More proof of what the communists have always said: tell the Big Lie.

7 posted on 02/13/2013 6:17:35 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: SJackson

We need a “Nobel LIARS “ prize for the poseur, pos creep-in -chief.

8 posted on 02/13/2013 6:18:35 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SJackson
Declined to watch as I would have put my foot through the TV at some point.

Stephen Green drunk-blogged it here, pretty hilarious:

Drunkblogging the State of the Union

9 posted on 02/13/2013 6:18:35 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SJackson

Faint for many ... but a repeat of FDR’s first campaign rhetortic. And, there is a pony in there - somewhere.

10 posted on 02/13/2013 6:20:31 AM PST by jamaksin
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To: SJackson

Obama is a classic megalomaniac. The reason why he has support is because people are stupid, they clamor to power- OR the are themselves, megalomaniacs.

Obama gives people permission to be all kinds of crazy and live in perversion- and so they support him.

No sane person can tolerate him.

11 posted on 02/13/2013 6:20:42 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: Truth2012

Those whose primary motivation is fear try to control others or seek the “security” of being controlled.

Those who are motivated by courage seek neither,
and seek to control their OWN behaviors
and seek self governance.

12 posted on 02/13/2013 6:22:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SJackson

And the drones (Republicans included) were standing and clapping like the seals they are for his pathetic MARXIST clap trap.

They should all be hanging from oaks.

13 posted on 02/13/2013 6:25:59 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Rummyfan

That’s good... reminded me of Seth Green...

14 posted on 02/13/2013 6:29:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Was it really 7 hours? I have no idea, because I refused to turn on the tv last night.

Smart move. By keeping the tv off last night, you didn't have to throw a brick at it, and today you don't have to buy a new one.

15 posted on 02/13/2013 6:32:50 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Truth2012

“Obama is a classic megalomaniac. The reason why he has support is because people are stupid, they clamor to power- OR the are themselves, megalomaniacs.

Obama gives people permission to be all kinds of crazy and live in perversion- and so they support him.

No sane person can tolerate him.”

That’s all Rubio and the guy with the dead animal on his head needed to say.

16 posted on 02/13/2013 6:36:54 AM PST by stanne
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To: unixfox
Couldn't believe Speaker Boehner’s clapping during the speech. Can't remember Pelosi doing anything other than sitting on her hands during W's SOTU shows.
17 posted on 02/13/2013 6:41:27 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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18 posted on 02/13/2013 6:59:48 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: Fresh Wind
and today you don't have to buy a new one.

That's actually a brilliant thought. Perhaps Obama is doing all of these TV spots, interviews, and speeches to get more people to throw bricks through their TVs which then means the economy gets stimulated through the purchase of new TVs.

19 posted on 02/13/2013 7:08:34 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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A Dishonest SOTU speech? You don't say.

Keep in mind, Ohaha learned how to gull the people as one of the hardened criminals in Chicago politics ...and he brought all the Chi/con artists to Washington.

REFERENCE ”In the run-up to his SOTU speech, sap-happy Obama was running around telling everyone how we've already “cut our deficit by more than $2.5 trillion,” and are now “more than halfway towards the $4 trillion in deficit reductions...." as he calulatingly planned to push for even more so-called "federal investments" to (cough) "grow" the economy.

Hmmmmmmm.......that sounds an awful lot like the con job Ponzi Madoff pawned off on his hapless investors, as he bilked them out of everything they had. Madoff suavely pushed for ever more "investments" to help their holdings grow. Investors went broke while all the Madoffs got rich.

Ohaha gushed about his 29 totally free federal programs. Sap-happy Ohaha musta dreamed that up while inhaling something on the breakfast table that he thought was artifical sweetener. (/snix). David Axelrod was at Casa de Campo getting a lube job----and didn't have a chance to signoff on that lamebrain idea.


MICHELE MALKIN---As her husband delivered his annual SOTU last night, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the parents of an innocent teenage girl shot and killed by Chicago gang thug. On Friday, President Obama will travel to the Windy City to decry violence and crusade for more gun laws in the town with the strictest gun laws and bloodiest gun-related death tolls in America.

Does the White House really want to open up a national conversation about the state of Chicago? OK, let’s talk.

Obama, his wife, (David Axelrod and ex-COS Rham Emanuel), his campaign strategists, his closest cronies, and his biggest bundlers all hail from Chicago. Senior adviser and former Chicago real estate mogul/city planning commissioner Valerie Jarrett and her old boss, Richard Daley, presided over a massive “Plan for Transformation” in the mid-1990s to rescue taxpayer-subsidized public housing from its bloody hellhole. How’d that work out for you, Chicago?

Answer: This social-justice experiment failed miserably. A Chicago Tribune investigation found that after Daley/Jarrett dumped nearly $500 million of federal funding into crime-ridden housing projects, the housing complexes (including the infamous Altgeld-Murray homes) remained dangerous, drug-infested, racially segregated ghettos. Altgeld is a long-troubled public housing complex on Chicago’s South Side where youth violence has proven immune to “community organizing” solutions and the grand redevelopment schemes championed by Obama and company.

In fact, as I’ve reported previously, it’s the same nightmarish ’hood where Obama cut his teeth as a community activist — and exaggerated his role in cleaning up asbestos in the neighborhood, according to fellow progressive foot soldiers. As always, Obama’s claims to success there were far more aspirational than concrete.

In the meantime, lucrative contracts went to politically-connected Daley pals in the developer world to “save” Chicago youth and families. Another ghetto housing project, the Grove Parc slum, was managed by Jarrett’s former real-estate empire, Habitat, Inc. Jarrett refused to answer questions about the dilapidated housing development after becoming the top consigliere in the Obama administration.

But as the Boston Globe’s Binyamin Appelbaum, who visited the slums several years ago, reported: “Federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale — a score so bad the buildings now face demolition. . . . [Jarrett] co-managed an even larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by the federal government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread problems.”

Grove Parc and several other monumental housing flops “were developed and managed by Obama’s close friends and political supporters. Those people profited from the [federal] subsidies even as many of Obama’s constituents suffered.” Democrats poured another $30 million in public money into the city’s public schools to curb youth violence over the last three years. The New York Times hailed the big-government plan to fund more social workers, community organizers and mentors and create jobs for at-risk youth.

But watchdogs on the ground exposed it as a wasteful “makework scheme.” One local activist nicknamed it “Jobs for Jerks” because “it rewards some of the worst students in the school system with incredibly rare employment opportunities while leaving good students to fend for themselves.”

Obama and his ineffectual champions of Chicago’s youth will demand more taxpayer “investments” to throw at the problem. But money is no cure for the soaring fatherlessness, illegitimacy and family disintegration that have characterized Chicago inner-city life since Obama’s hero Saul Alinsky pounded the pavement.

As City Journal’s Heather MacDonald noted in a damning indictment of the do-gooders’ failures, “official silence about illegitimacy and its relation to youth violence remains as carefully preserved in today’s Chicago as it was during Obama’s organizing time there.”

Team Obama will find perverted ways to lay blame for Chicago’s youth violence crisis on the NRA, Fox News, George Bush and the Tea Party. But as the community organizer-in-chief prepares to evade responsibility again, he should remember: When you point one finger at everyone else, four other fingers point right back at you-know-who.

20 posted on 02/13/2013 7:13:24 AM PST by Liz
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