Obama dumps honesty, channels Caesar for 2014 State of the Union

January 29, 2014
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As my print column for the Globe predicted, Obama’s 5th State of the Union address had a lot of feel good words but lacked the most important thing needed in a President: honesty.

The general consensus among the professional punditry is that Obama’s address last night was a “small ball” speech. Nothing to disagree with there. But it also revealed that the largest ego to ever occupy the Oval Office is beginning to realize that the only “transformation” he will be credited with in the history books is enlarging the welfare state for some by destroying the lives of oh so many more.

 “Small” doesn’t even begin to describe the litany of box checks Obama delivered last night.

From the opening paragraphs pandering to the teacher, the entrepreneur, the autoworker, the farmer, the rural doctor, the 3rd shift bone tired dreamer, every tight knit community across America, fathers and mothers, spouses and comrades shifted seamlessly into one half truth and, in some cases, out right lies, after another.

He bragged about the lowest unemployment rate in five years without bothering to explain that with the lowest labor participation rate in decades the rate is only low because of simple math, not anything he or his White House academics have cooked up.

He took credit for “more oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world” without a whimper to the fact that if it wasn’t for the private sector doing it on its own we’d be looking back on the “good ol days” of $5 a gallon.

Yes, yes, I know. Get over it Caldwell, all politicians “fudge” the truth to make themselves look better.

But for all the truth in that statement it’s just so much more depressing when it’s coming from the President of the United States. And though we’ve had our share of past Presidents (Johnson and Nixon come first to mind) that regarded the truth as but something to overcome, Obama stands alone in the hall of most repeated and most egregious.

And then Obama set the tone in the manner that only he can:

“The question for everyone in this chamber, running through every decision we make this year, is whether we are going to help or hinder this progress.”

The implication as always with Mr. Community organizer is “progress” is his way, “hindrance” of course is anyone of any party with a different idea not pre-approved by Valerie Jarrett, John Podesta and George Soros.

The attitude got reinforcements with:

 But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class, and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require Congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still – and neither will I.

Constitution be damned.

After a rather weird shout out to Michelle that attempted to give her credit for curing childhood obesity the laundry list went to America being “tired of stale political arguments”, to “opportunity”, to the must have nod to “bridges, roads and ports” Obama let loose with a full ideological barrage:

“Taken together, our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet. Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth. But we have to act with more urgency – because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods. That’s why I directed my administration to work with states, utilities, and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air. The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”

Anyone whose brain has not been hijacked by blind adherence to ideology knows that while climate change is indeed occurring the debate is actually heating up (pun intended) as to just how much man has to do with it and even more importantly there is growing alarm among many that continuing to chase the carbon demon will cause severe economic harm and do little to mitigate anything.

When five years of carbon “reduction” can be undone by just one volcano in a four day span continuing to parrot the line that man and his little machines can actually control a climate that has been changing for billions of years is not only the height of arrogance, it displays a level of ignorance heretofore reserved for but the weakest of minds.

And considering George Soros, Al Gore and every nut job in Hollywood are the most avid supporters of man caused climate change don’t even try to counter the “weak minds” remark.

An entire missive could be dedicated to the President’s dishonesty on jobs, energy and climate change but I’ll settle for a few tweets from last night:

First my own disgust:

And this simple but oh so true from Mr. Charlie Daniels himself:

Concluding with this gem from the Heidi Harris Show:

But after sorting through all the B.S. line after hip wader line the one that illustrates the President’s disengenuosness the most was:

“As President, I’m committed to making Washington work better, and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here.”

No one person in the history of the Presidency itself has done more to polarize Washington and betray the trust of the American people than one Barack Hussein Obama and yet he still had the gall to stand in the well of the House of Representatives and act but the victim of circumstances. That a man of such low character, of such disregard for our founding principles and the Constitution that protects them has three more years to demagogue this nation into a chasm of division so wide and so deep we may never recover instills a worry in me far greater than any terrorist or foreign enemy ever could. There is much in America today that needs work. There are millions stuck in poverty because of global forces forever beyond their control. There are millions more aging and disabled that need our help and compassion. And there a tens of millions not yet born that deserve we stop the financial pedophilia and stop buying votes with money we don’t have. In the end, the entire speech can be summed up in two tweets: Yoda’s

And mine:

All hail Caesar. All hear the great and powerful Barack Hussein Obama.

All pray for the United States of America.

 But for all that was wrong last night, there was ONE moment that rose above it all. The tribute to Army Ranger Sergeant First Class Cory Rembsurg. No more words from me, just watch:

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