Living the LIE; WaPo Confirms WH Report on Obama Spending is “BS”

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From Washington Free Beacon:

WAPO CONFIRMS: WH’S FAVORITE REPORT IS ‘BS

May 25, 2012

President Obama referenced dubious statistical report at a campaign event on Thursday, claiming: “Since I’ve been president, federal spending has actually risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years.”

The claim was drawn from a MarketWatch post by Rex Nutting titled “Obama spending binge never happened,” which has been resoundingly debunked and discredited by a number of experts.

White House press secretary Jay Carney cited the same report on Wednesday when he told reporters that Obama “has demonstrated significant fiscal restraint” and urged members of the media not to “buy into the BS that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration.”

Carney said any reporting to the contrary could only be the result of “sloth and laziness.”

Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s in-house fact checker, joined the list of critics calling “BS” on Carney’s comments, in a Friday post titled “The facts about the growth of spending under Obama.”

“First of all, there are a few methodological problems with Nutting’s analysis,” Kessler writes. “Especially the beginning and the end point.”

Using more accurate data from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, Kessler calculates that the actual growth rate of federal spending under Obama (5.2 percent) is nearly four times larger than Nutting’s estimate (1.4 percent). And that’s based on the amount the federal government actually spent since 2009, not what Obama proposed to spend.

[I]n every case, the president wanted to spend more money than he ended up getting. Nutting suggests that federal spending flattened under Obama, but another way to look at it is that it flattened at a much higher, post-emergency level — thanks in part to the efforts of lawmakers, not Obama.

Like a host of others who have criticized Nutting’s post, Kessler points out that Obama has presided over some of the highest federal spending levels in history:

In the post-war era, federal spending as a percentage of the U.S. economy has hovered around 20 percent, give or take a couple of percentage points. Under Obama, it has hit highs not seen since the end of World War II — completely the opposite of the point asserted by Carney. Part of this, of course, is a consequence of the recession, but it is also the result of a sustained higher level of spending. …

Carney suggested the media were guilty of ‘sloth and laziness,’ but he might do better next time than cite an article he plucked off the Web, no matter how much it might advance his political interests.

More here……….

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A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

 Lenin
Russian Communist politician & revolutionary (1870 – 1924)

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“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Joseph Goebbels   (Propagandist for Adolph Hilter)

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It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true…You are what the media define you to be.” (Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Watson).

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Are Leftists Sub-Clinical Psychopaths? Are Lefty Followers Just Lemmings?

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It is probably pointless to add more and more examples of sub-clinical psychopathy among prominent Leftists so perhaps just a few notes about President Barack Obama will suffice:

“Speaking early this month at a church in Selma, Ala., Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said: “I’m in Washington. I see what’s going on. I see those powers and principalities have snuck back in there, that they’re writing the energy bills and the drug laws.” . . .

But not only did Obama vote for the Senate’s big energy bill in 2005, he also put out a press release bragging about its provisions, and his Senate Web site carries a news article about the vote headlined, “Senate energy bill contains goodies for Illinois.” . . .

On Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reported that an extensive search found no basis for an episode Obama recounts [in his 1995 book, "Dreams From My Father"] about a picture he ran across in Life magazine of a “black man who had tried to peel off his skin” in a failed effort to use chemicals to lighten it. Obama writes that “seeing that article was violent for me, an ambush attack.” The Tribune reported: “Yet no such Life issue exists, according to historians at the magazine. No such photos, no such article. When asked about the discrepancy, Obama said in a recent interview, ‘It might have been an Ebony or it might have been . . . who knows what it was?’ (At the request of the Tribune, archivists at Ebony searched their catalogue of past articles, none of which matched what Obama recalled.)” . . .

As another example, consider Obama’s stirring tale for the Selma audience about how he had been conceived by his parents, Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham, because they had been inspired by the fervor following the “Bloody Sunday” voting rights demonstration that was commemorated March 4. “There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Ala.,” he said, “because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Ala. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home to Selma, Ala.”

Obama was born in 1961, and the Selma march occurred four years later, in 1965. The New York Times reported that when the senator was asked about the discrepancy later that day, he clarified: “I meant the whole civil rights movement.”

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***Yet Republicans are Obstructionists**

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American Journalism is Dead: Communist Style Left Wing Propaganda Continues…

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One last quote to leave you with: (Think Occupy and the 99% Spring)

“Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.”

Joseph Goebbels quote

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Demand Truth in Reporting from the Main Stream Media Now!

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Sen. Harry Reid and his Campaign: If you Can’t Win on Merit……..

 

First this:

Senator Harry Reid’s Campaign Forced to Take Down Deceptive Website

July 5, 2010

Reno, NV – Today U.S. Senator Harry Reid’s campaign was forced to take down a website that falsely represented itself as Sharron Angle’s campaign website and attempted to deceive Angle supporters into giving their personal information to the Reid campaign. Reid’s campaign received a Cease and Desist Notice complaining of “nefarious actions,” including the abuses of proprietary materials from the Angle campaign website and for potentially violating the privacy of supporters who may have been submitting personal information to be used for U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle’s campaign.

According to a letter from the Angle campaign’s lawyer, “… these activities violate a number of federal statutes regarding the internet and your client has clearly misappropriated my client’s copyrighted materials. In addition it appears that the only interactive function on the fake site is the capturing of names of persons seeking to add their names and email addresses as supporters of Sharron Angle.”

Angle spokesman Jerry Stacy said that Reid’s campaign responded immediately by removing the site. “Make no mistake, the Reid campaign was forced to take this site down because they were breaking several laws and trying to deceive the voters,” Stacy said. “You’re going to see a lot of dirty tricks like that from Reid’s campaign.”

Continue reading here…….

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ADD THIS:

Former Chicago Machine Player Issues Warning to Sharron Angle Campaign

July 6, 2010

By Lee Cary

What follows is a non-verbatim account of an interview with Mr. X. His exact language is in quotes. Mr. X was deeply involved in Chicago Machine politics for many years. He has intimate knowledge of those responsible for manipulating the Cook County electoral process toward the outcome intended by the Machine. He eventually went undercover for the FBI and testified in trials that resulted in multiple convictions. He now lives outside Illinois. Mr. X has reason to believe that Nevada GOP Senatorial Candidate Sharron Angle, who is running against Sen. Harry Reid, will face a level of corrupt electioneering practices equal to what he witnessed for many years in Chicago. This is his warning to the Angle Campaign.

 
The first thing the Angle Campaign has to do is scrub the voter registration list and get the dead people, the people who have moved away from Nevada, and the other fictitious voters off the list.
 

“There are thousands of them there.”

 
In the 2008 election, ACORN’s Las Vegas office got raided by the police in early October.  Its people were charged with 26 counts of voter fraud and 13 counts for compensating those who were registering voters; they’re felony charges.  In August 2009, a Nevada director for ACORN pled guilty to conspiracy to compensate workers for registering of voters.  
 
Just because ACORN was busted in Las Vegas doesn’t mean that voter fraud is over there.  In fact it’s the opposite. To think otherwise is “crazy.”
 

“And I’m sure there are plenty of groups out there who will take money to register phony voters.”

 
Angle’s supporters have to find the phony names on the voter registration list. There’ll be thousands of them, many of whom will be voting by absentee ballot.
 

“In Chicago in every election there are many absentee ballots and a lot of them are sent in by Precinct Captains, or by someone associated with the campaign.”

 
Next, on Election Day, the Angle Campaign will need an army of trained poll watchers.
 

“In Chicago, the Precinct Captains watch to see who votes and who doesn’t. Then, at the end of the day, others will cast votes for those who haven’t shown up to vote, all under the direction of the Precinct Captain. If the actual voter shows up later, they’re given someone else’s card. The Republican poll watchers don’t stop this. Hell, most of them are actually Democrats.”

 

Excerpted; Continue reading here……..

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Obama Stumped for Harry Reid in February 2010:

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The Nevada appearance was billed as focusing on the economy but turned into an extended campaign plug for Reid, seen as one of nation’s most vulnerable incumbents in the November elections. Reid introduced Obama and then sat behind him, basking in each applause line.
 
Obama wrapped his arms around Reid at the start of the event and embraced his work throughout. The president rarely missed a chance – on the economic stimulus plan, on health care, on the effort to regulate big banks – to put himself and Reid in the same sentence.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/61651

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Harry Reid has been in Congress for 27 YEARS.

House of Representatives: 1983- 1987

Senate: Elected 1986 Up for ANOTHER six year term in 2010

ANYONE FOR TERM LIMITS FOR CONGRESS?

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NOT RACIST.

NOT VIOLENT.

JUST NO LONGER SILENT.

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