Let’s Be Honest

I have grown really tired of the dishonesty not only coming from Obama, but also coming from the sycophantic media. He, and they, continue to perpetuate false hoods on a daily basis. Let’s take for instance the petulant need of Obama to constantly blame the bad economy on Bush’s policies. Well if we were honest about this issue, we would be blaming Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, who used Fed money to incentivize banks to ignore their standard lending procedures, and give mortgages to people who would not normally qualify. This practice encouraged other sets of risky financial products, including the bundling of said securities and selling them off on the secondary market, which in turn created the derivatives debacle, and the risks continued to multiply. These sell off’s on behalf of the banks were designed to get those risky securities off of their books and on to someone else’s, and were certainly not a result of any of Bush’s policies. In fact, had Congress heeded the numerous warnings of Bush, we may not have found ourselves in this situation, however they did not, and representatives Frank and Waters applauded the efforts of the GSE’s as late as 2006, saying that there “was no problem with Fannie and Freddie”.

Another completely dishonest message Obama is trying to sell is that Bush deregulated the financial markets, which in fact he did not. Bush did not sign one piece of legislation deregulating the financial industry during his 8 years in office, not one. The last two pieces of legislation that lowered regulations on the financial sector were signed by Bill Clinton in 1999, and in fact as late as 2008, Clinton was defending that legislation, so again, blaming Bush for deregulation is not only wrong, it’s a lie and Obama and the media know it.

How can we ever get to the point of having an adult conversation on finding real and lasting solutions to our problems, if we are not honest about the origins? Here’s another one. Contrary to what Obama wants you to believe, this recession is not the worst recession since the great depression, not even close. In 1980 there was double digit inflation, double digit interest rates, and double digit unemployment, yet Reagan had it turned around by 1984 as a result of lowering tax burdens, lowering regulations and getting government out of the way. Obama has done the exact opposite – increasing regulations, increasing ancillary taxes, increasing the cost of living, and essentially injecting government in nearly every aspect of our life. The recent composite of the Life of Julia pretty much sums up what Obama believes – that many people are incapable of making it on their own without government help and this is a notion we need to move away from, by moving the Obama’s out of the White House on January 20, 2013.

45 thoughts on “Let’s Be Honest

  1. Raging Bull June 15, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    Cluster…top notch! excellent article that should be passed around to everyone! i’ve already spread the word as much as i could!

    GTFO 2012!!!!!!

    • Cluster June 16, 2012 / 9:10 am

      Thanks bull, and I have to tell you that I have stolen your GTFO 2012! tag line. It’s priceless.

      • 6206j June 16, 2012 / 7:20 pm

        How does states raising their sales taxes, cigarette taxes etc…. equate to Obama “increasing ancillary taxes…”? I think the source you are using doesn’t support your assertion.

      • Cluster June 16, 2012 / 8:13 pm

        620,

        Ancillary taxes are going up as an unintended, or intended, consequence of Obama’s policies. A slower economy means less tax revenue to cities, counties and states, hence higher sales taxes, higher property taxes, recreational fees, etc. Inflation is also a hidden tax that is starting to be seen in higher grocery prices and fuel prices and is a direct result of QE 1 & 2, all thanks to Obama, so yes 620, they are attributed to the man in the white house.

  2. James June 15, 2012 / 6:38 pm
  3. GMB June 15, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    Hope you took a screen cap Thomas. Are you posting them anywhere else? Teehee. 🙂

    There never will be an honest conversation when you are dealing with type of people who call asking a question a racist act. Then that same person shows a poorly put together fantasy video of a bus belonging to a presidential contender blowing up. There is no disconnect with leftys like Thomas.

    The ends justify the means. They mean to have everything they want and will do anything to get it.

    • James June 15, 2012 / 7:22 pm
      • GMB June 15, 2012 / 7:41 pm

        There is no disconnect with leftys like Thomas.

        what are you talking about?

        I think you just proved my point Thomas.

  4. watsonredux June 15, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    Oh boy, let’s play this game. George W. Bush’ first State of the Union Address, Feb. 27, 2001.

    My budget has funded a responsible increase in our ongoing operations. It has funded our Nation’s important priorities. It has protected Social Security and Medicare. And our surpluses are big enough that there is still money left over.

    Many of you have talked about the need to pay down our national debt. I listened, and I agree.

    We owe it to our children and our grandchildren to act now, and I hope you will join me to pay down $2 trillion in debt during the next 10 years.

    At the end of those 10 years, we will have paid down all the debt that is available to retire. That is more debt repaid more quickly than has ever been repaid by any nation at any time in history.

    Oops. Somehow exactly the opposite happened.

    • tiredoflibbs June 15, 2012 / 9:03 pm

      Really watty?

      The obAMATEUR and the Democrats do not even know what a budget is!!!

      They haven’t passed one in over THREE YEARS!!! The GOP budgets are held up in the Senate – Reid not even allowing them to the floor for debate! … but of course the obAMATEUR and the rest of the mindless proggies (you included) lie and blame the “obstructionist Republicans”.

      ObAMATEUR’s budgets that have made it to the Senate have been UNANIMOUSLY VOTED DOWN!!! Torpedoed by his own party, no less!!!

      What has obAMATEUR done to address the points in your post above???? Hmmmmm????? NOTHING!

      obAMATEUR has kicked the can down the road for health care, Social Security, Medicare (after raiding it for over $500 billion for his health care scam), the deficit, the debt (over $5 trillion more debt that the first 42 presidents COMBINED), etc. etc??????

      NOTHING!!!!

      But mindless drones like you want to give him four more years because he is cool…… ooopppssss!!!! According to some dingbat in the CBC that description is RACIST!

      Wow, watty, if you are going to post something like that above, at least make sure the ACCURATE and DIRECT comparison can be attributed to the current OCCUPIER of the White House.

      Sheesh….. all to easy.

    • Cluster June 15, 2012 / 9:19 pm

      Watson, other than the painfully obvious fact that the democrats have obliterated any notion of fiscal common sense in the last few years as tired mentioned, there was a little occurrence on Sept. 11, 2001 that kind of changed things.

    • J. R. Babcock June 16, 2012 / 8:54 am

      Oops. Somehow exactly the opposite happened.

      No, 6 months later 9/11 happened. Not only has nothing similar happened on Obama’s watch, he had a near veto-proof majority in both houses of Congress for his first two years. He’s ended our involvement in Iraq, the cost of which was a constant source of Democrat disdain under Bush, and he’s still run up more debt faster than any president in history — and the economy is still in the crapper.

    • neocon1 June 16, 2012 / 12:57 pm

      waspstooge

      Klintoon & 911

      next?

  5. Eagle Eye June 15, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    February 27 2001 Bush State of Union Address
    September 11 2001 Attack on United States by enemy terrorists

    You can agree or not that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were to protect America and Americans but it is obvious that Bush thought they were necessary because of the attacks and the threats of more attacks so this is an argument that can’t ever be won because both sides have something to say. We do know the wars were not for political gain or to increase the power of the federal government.

    We can’t know what the budget would have been if we had not had the economic impact of the 9/11 attacks or the cost of the wars. But we do know that even with these factors Bush’s spending was slower and less dramatic than Obama’s and it was for better reasons.

    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/04/17/why-bush-isnt-responsible-for-todays-debt-crisis/
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-beats-bushs-u-s-debt-accumulation-in-less-than-half-the-time/
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400369-503544/national-debt-has-increased-more-under-obama-than-under-bush/

    • watsonredux June 16, 2012 / 3:30 pm

      What we know is that the Iraq war was pointless. It had nothing to do with 9/11. We know the the Bush administration at best ignored the actual facts of Iraq, and at worst lied about it.

      We know that the Bush administration had absolutely no plan whatsoever for what to do with Iraq once the regime was toppled. Even if you believe his intentions in taking the country to war in Iraq were honorable, the fact that he had no plan is well-document and appallingly negligent. How many lives have been lost because of this?

      We also know that the Bush tax cuts did not increase revenue and did not grow the economy in any way shape or form. Those are also the facts. And doesn’t it strike you as poor form to simultaneously go to war in two countries and also lower taxes? Does that sound like a prudent financial recipe to you?

      • Amazona June 17, 2012 / 10:34 am

        Well, as usual, wattle, what you think you “know” is really just twaddle you were fed and which you eagerly slurped down because it fed into your already existing irrational loathing of a man, George W. Bush.

        But you did stumble upon a nugget of truth, there, though based on your prior rants it was completely by accident. But yes, you are right—-Iraq was not connected to 9/11. The President himself said so, several times.

        One would have expected this to stop the incessant bleating that the President thought Saddam was behind 9/11, but that would only have been the case if decent, rational, truth-respecting and intelligent people were making the claim. Given the nature of those who invented the claim and then spread it (and, evidently, continue to cling to it) we can see that all they/you care about is wallowing in your spite and malice and irrational hatreds, even if you have to deny history to do it.

        I am fascinated by the willingness, even eagerness, of the hate-driven Pseudo Left to display your/their utter stupidity. From Ms. Fluke’s eagerness to take part in a sham “hearing” to be televised explaining the pathetic stupidity of a person of her acquaintance, who dissolved into a quivering heap of bewilderment and helplessness when she, a third year law student, was actually expected to pay for something she wanted to buy, to the ongoing regurgitation of lies about Bush and about the Right in general even after those lies have been thoroughly and completely debunked, the PL seems to think that spotlighting its own stupidity and gullibility will somehow make a point.

        And it does. It makes the point that the PL is intellectually vacant, that the PL has no interest in anything but spewing hatred and hate-based lies, and that the PL has no sense of dignity or self-respect and will continue to wallow in its hatefulness and dishonesty because to them IT FEELS GOOD.

        And this is what it comes down to. Not a single one of the PL trolls who infest this site has been able to give us a single objective analytical explanation of their addiction to the Left. What they HAVE given us, over and over again, to the exclusion of everything else, is proof that they have an addiction to hate and spite and malice and IT FEELS TOO GOOD TO GIVE UP even when indulging in it means openly admitting to utter stupidity and a series of personality disorders.

      • J. R. Babcock June 17, 2012 / 11:04 am

        Given the nature of those who invented the claim and then spread it (and, evidently, continue to cling to it) we can see that all they/you care about is wallowing in your spite and malice and irrational hatreds, even if you have to deny history to do it.

        Every new generation of Leftists seems to think that failed Progressive/Socialist/Marxist policies of the past will succeed this time around because THIS TIME the right people are in charge. Denying history is what they do best.

      • J. R. Babcock June 17, 2012 / 11:15 am

        Actually, let me rephrase that: rewriting history is what they do best.

      • Cluster June 17, 2012 / 3:16 pm

        Dave,

        With those tax rate cuts, Bush generated record federal tax revenues. More than any other president including Obama. Secondly, Obama, Pelosi and Reid extended the tax rate cuts, so they don’t even agree with you. You are becoming more and more isolated by the day Dave.

      • Amazona June 17, 2012 / 8:12 pm

        Dave rails against tax RATE cuts, being sucked into the deceit inherent in referring to tax “cuts”. Of course if you cut something you make it smaller, so if you cut taxes you get less in taxes.

        But when you cut tax RATES, that is a different story, as lowered tax rates have historically led to increased economic growth, leading to more people making more money, leading to higher tax REVENUES—the opposite of tax CUTS as there is more money coming in from taxation.

        This is just way too far over the heads of the trolls like Dave, who like to keep their heads down so they can slurp up more of the Lefty lies that let them feel smug in their mindless attacks on the unknown Other.

      • Amazona June 17, 2012 / 8:16 pm

        JR, you are so right. When the repeated and inevitable failures of Leftist ideology are shoved in their faces, the delusional supporters of this always-failed political system always come back with the same old excuses. It is either “It failed last time because they just didn’t go far enough” (tell THAT to those who escaped the mass murder of millions under various Leftist leaders) or, my favorite, “THIS TIME it will be different”.

        Take away Magical Thinking and the ability to feel smug about personality disorders because the Left validates them and praises them, and you have decimated the Leftist base, leaving few if any to support the system. All that would be left would be the callous cold-eyed few who are in it for their own personal power and accompanying profit.

  6. GMB June 16, 2012 / 12:16 am

    A quick recap of the lefts version of adult conversation this week.

    1. Head of former repub president on spike. Check
    2. Bus belonging to GOP challenger blown up. Check.
    3. Incessant cries of racism. Check

    You really need to talk to these kind of people?

    • Amazona June 16, 2012 / 7:53 am

      Well, Romney’s bus didn’t really blow up—someone just thought it would be funny, oh so funny, to make a video where it did. Har har har, no threat intended, of course. Just some good clean fun, not a REAL threat like “targeting” a voting precinct for extra canvassing or anything.

      And certainly no more hostile or hateful or vitriolic or indicative of a desire to see a conservative dead than an image of George W. Bush’s head on a spike. Or a movie about assassinating him.

      We simply must stop being so hypersensitive and seeing hate and threats in things like this. //sarc

    • neocon1 June 16, 2012 / 12:58 pm

      calling EVERYTHING “homophobia” check

      • GMB June 16, 2012 / 1:44 pm

        Yeah, I forgot that one. Have conservatives been compared to nazis this week too? Should I add that one to the list?

        Whats a bad to do when they come for you? 😛

  7. Cluster June 16, 2012 / 8:54 am

    Possibly the mother of all false hoods being foisted upon us by the Obama regime, their surrogates and the media is the voter suppression canard.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/279991/new-myths-voter-id-hans-von-spakovsky#

    Requiring voter ID is just common sense and obtaining a photo ID is quite possibly one of the simplest of tasks required to participate in a responsible society. But this little fact won’t stop the media and the regime from decrying the eeeeevils of the “right wing” and their efforts to make voting “harder”.

    The dangers of these current crop of progressives is that they will pander to every subset of society in hopes of foaming up their base and getting votes, and it simply doesn’t matter if the issue is valid or not. Lying is second nature to these people.

    • dbschmidt June 16, 2012 / 1:59 pm

      Well, yesterday Obama added one more group with his new “catch, release, & vote” policy via the DHS.

  8. watsonredux June 16, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    Here’s another classic from George W. Bush, Oct. 5, 2004:

    President Bush’s weekend campaign promise that he will push legislation allowing for no money down on some federally insured mortgages could cost taxpayers as much as $500 million over four years because of a higher rate of defaults, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

    “To build an ownership society, we’ll help even more Americans to buy homes,” Bush said in an Ohio speech to home builders. “Some families are more than able to pay a mortgage but just don’t have the savings to put money down.”

    Or this from Jan. 19, 2004:

    As part of President Bush’s ongoing effort to help American families achieve the dream of homeownership, Federal Housing Commissioner John C. Weicher today announced that HUD is proposing to offer a “zero down payment” mortgage, the most significant initiative by the Federal Housing Administration in over a decade. This action would help remove the greatest barrier facing first-time homebuyers – the lack of funds for a down payment on a mortgage.

    Gee, what could possibly go wrong?

    • Cluster June 16, 2012 / 4:05 pm

      Watson you are embarrassing yourself even more than usual. Bush did not lie about Iraq, and actually consulted congress numerous times before committing to war, something Obama has never done. And Bush never said that Iraq was involved in 9/11, only the terminally stupid still try and link those two as you just did.

      Secondly, tax rate cuts do not cost the government money, and because of those tax rate cuts, there were 52 consecutive months of job and economic growth during the Bush presidency, so you either just lied, or you do not know what you are talking about – I am guessing the latter.

      Also, the two wars combined cost approx $1 trillion dollars, and while that is a considerable amount, Obama spends that much before breakfast, so your concern on this is questionable at best.

      And finally I see you’re trying to lay the housing crisis at the feet of Bush, which begs the question – do you not have a shred of self respect? Do you not have a brain? How is a conservative like myself suppose to bring about common sense solutions when I have to deal with people who prefer to wallow in blaming and demonizing others without any regard to actually getting something done?

      • Amazona June 16, 2012 / 4:40 pm

        The wattle has no self respect because the wattle has no dignity. No one with dignity could swallow the bizarre and oft-disproved lies of his beloved Rabidly Radical Left and then continue to regurgitate them, ad nauseum, no matter how often they have been proved to be lies.

        But what we are overlooking here is why he is so fixated on Bush now. And I think this obsession tells us two things.

        1. The watttle, and PL trolls like the wattle, are not Lefties because they understand, agree with, and support actual Leftist ideology. We know this, because none of them, not a single one, can tell us what that ideology IS or why they think it is the best way to govern the nation. No, he and his kind are not FOR the Leftist ideology, they are just AGAINST whatever they have been told needs hating.

        And this is the underlying weakness of the Left. While there are some ardent Leftist ideologues—Obama and his Central Committee of Czars are proof of this—their entire power structure depends not on winning people over to their side, but in lying about what their side IS while stirring up and then feeding irrational loathing of the opposition. If the hate cools, they lose their base, because so much of their base is only there because the Left has validated the kinds of hate-driven antisocial surliness and resentment that society has, rightly, for so long considered lack of character, or as a form of mental illness.

        2. The wattle, and his ilk, know that they can’t defend their side on its accomplishments during the Obama regime. As a matter of fact, much of what he has done—-continuing renditions, keeping Gitmo open, using drones—-is what they excoriated Bush for. All they can do is stick to the script that sucked them into this vortex of hate and vitriol and anger. And that means—– BUSH

        What can be funnier than watching these hate-driven pseudo-political ranters flailing away at a man who is not even running? What can be funnier than going into an election cycle where they can’t argue FOR their guy, and have to go back as far as 35 years to whine and bitch and moan about people who are not involved in any way in the election process this time around.

        Thank you, wattle, for your ongoing illustrations of how even the PL trolls like you realize you have a losing hand, so now all you can do is wallow in the mental excrement that is, after all, all there is to your so-called political position.

    • J. R. Babcock June 16, 2012 / 4:45 pm

      Watson,

      The key phrase in your comment:

      “Some families are more than able to pay a mortgage but just don’t have the savings to put money down.”

      BIG difference between some who is ABLE to pay a mortgage and someone who has no job, no income and no assets.

    • neocon1 June 17, 2012 / 9:41 am

      waspstooge

      amnesia? or are you lying?

    • Jeremiah June 16, 2012 / 11:07 pm

      Remember, Leftists hold Leftism’s evil history as a badge of honor, not of shame.

      • neocon1 June 17, 2012 / 9:43 am

        waspstooge?

        amnesia? or stupidity? ar a LIE?

      • Amazona June 17, 2012 / 10:40 am

        Jeremiah, the true Leftists might, but he Pseudo Leftists who come here to attack an imaginary Right don’t have a clue as to the history of the system they support by attacking its opposition.

        They don’t know what the system IS, what it represents, what is its blueprint for governance, or what has happened when it has been allowed to take power.

  9. Cluster June 17, 2012 / 8:50 am

    Here’s another great example of the Obama media and their complete disregard for the truth. Yesterday, that piece of human bile Martin Bashir decided to take some cheap shots at Romney:

    Martin Bashir: Professor Dyson, isn’t that the problem that you have here a vacuous candidate who doesn’t have any principles, who is surrounded by cash from individuals who have an agenda?””……………..Naturally, Dyson was more than pleased to pile on, warning of a plutocracy representing “the vapidity and vacuity of an empty suit whose ideological perspective is shaped by the cash that flows into him.”  To lend intellectual strength to his contention, Dyson quoted from the hip hop song “Cash Rules Everything Around Me.”

    Yet, one only needs to consider Romney’s history to realize that he is pretty solid human being:

    Some interesting facts about Romney.

    After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney.

    As a venture-capitalist, Romney’s first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies.That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people.

    Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the “Bain Way”) would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel,
    Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

    Got your calculators handy? Let’s recap.

    Volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

    Unpaid intern in Governor’s office 8 years.

    Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.

    Unpaid bishop and state president for his church 10 years.

    Took no salary as president of the Salt Lake Olympics 3 years.

    No salary as MA governor 4 years.

    Gave his ENTIRE INHERITANCE to charity.

    That’s a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. Why? Because that’s the kind of man Mitt Romney is.

    And he’ll show you his:

    1) Un-doctored Birth Certificate!

    2) College transcripts!

    3) Law degree!

    4) Un-doctored Draft notice!

    5) And un-doctored Social Security card, and what state it’s registered in!

    When was the last time we elected a politician of this character, intellect, experience and integrity?
     

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