The Republicans are hitting Obama over the head with two incredible things that he did yesterday…and rightly so. He is brazenly trying to be on both sides of the same issues…in other words, he is lying.
First up is Solyndra – the “not my fault” excuse – Bush and Congress did it:
President Obama is defending government investment in companies trying to create new energy sources, while seeming to distance himself from one of the more controversial programs: Solyndra.
“This was not our program, per se,” Obama said in an interview aired today on radio’s Marketplace program, discussing the now-bankrupt solar company the president visited in 2010 to tout his new energy program.
“Congress — Democrats and Republicans — put together a loan guarantee program,” he said, “because they understood historically that when you get new industries, it’s easy to raise money for start-ups, but if you want to take them to scale, oftentimes there’s a lot of risk involved, and what the loan guarantee program was designed to do was to help start-up companies get to scale.”
Rush Limbaugh also points out how he is trying to take credit for the part of the Keystone pipeline that he couldn’t stop.
Yet here’s the AP! Folks, if I were you, I wouldn’t believe a single word that I read in any AP story. I simply would regard it… I already do this. If I were you, I would regard every AP story, particularly this year, as nothing more than a propaganda piece for the reelection of Barack Obama. This is laughable: “Obama Defends Handling of Keystone as He Puts Another Oil Pipeline on Fast Track.” Another! Another? When was the first one? He opposes Keystone! And what he did today — we told you yesterday this is coming — is already happening.
It was already in place.
He’s not even authorizing anything that wasn’t happening.
It was already happening, this particular portion of the pipeline. This is breathtaking! “Obama Defends Handling of Keystone as He Puts Another Oil Pipeline on Fast Track.” There’s a story also in the Stack here today that the American people… No. I take it back. The CNN story is “Rising Gas Prices Aren’t as Bad as You Think.” Do you ever remember seeing a story like that when gas prices were going up with any previous president, including Jimmy Carter? Did you ever see we had gasoline prices going up, and here’s CNN: Well, you know, it’s not as bad as you think. Could be worse! You could live in a different part of the world.
But with Obama, being duplicitous isn’t a bug, it is a feature. This was something noted by the WSJ’s Daniel Henniger in 2009:
Early in the campaign, in January 2007, a New York Times reporter wrote a story about Mr. Obama’s time as president of the Harvard Law Review. It was there, the reporter noted, “he first became a political sensation.”
Here’s why: “Mr. Obama cast himself as an eager listener, sometimes giving warring classmates the impression that he agreed with all of them at once.” Also: “People had a way of hearing what they wanted in Mr. Obama’s words.”
Harvard Law Prof. Charles Ogletree told how Mr. Obama spoke on one contentious issue at the law school, and each side thought he was endorsing their view. Mr. Ogletree said: “Everyone was nodding, Oh, he agrees with me.”
The reason I have never forgotten this article is its last sentence, in which Al Gore’s former chief of staff Ron Klain, also of Harvard Law, reflects on the Obama sensation: “The interesting caveat is that is a style of leadership more effective running a law review than running a country.”
It also seems to be a feature of the DNC. Here’s a fun video from Allah at Hot Air starring dim bulb Debbie Wasserman “Sergeant” Shultz:
These aren’t acts of “over suggesting”, they are outright lies designed to mislead. Get ready for a media onslaught designed to cover Obama’s 6 and explain away the past 3 years as if nothing happened.