Our Phony in Chief

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    Below is part of a column by Thomas Sowell, detailing an example of Obama's hypocrisy. Which is not exclusively his problem, or his party's, but to me does seem to be tilted more to the left than the right.


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    Like so many people who have been beaten in a verbal encounter, and who can think of clever things to say the next day, after it is all over, President Obama, after his clear loss in his debate with Mitt Romney, called Governor Romney a "phony."

    Innumerable facts, however, show that it is our Commander in Chief who is Phony in Chief. A classic example was his speech to a predominantly black audience at Hampton University on June 5, 2007. That date is important, as we shall see.

    In his speech -- delivered in a ghetto-style accent that Obama doesn't use anywhere except when he is addressing a black audience -- he charged the federal government with not showing the same concern for the people of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina hit as they had shown for the people of New York after the 9/11 attacks, or the people of Florida after hurricane Andrew hit.

    Departing from his prepared remarks, he mentioned the Stafford Act, which requires communities receiving federal disaster relief to contribute 10 percent as much as the federal government does.

    Senator Obama, as he was then, pointed out that this requirement was waived in the case of New York and Florida because the people there were considered to be "part of the American family." But the people in New Orleans -- predominantly black -- "they don't care about as much," according to Barack Obama.

    If you want to know what community organizers do, this is it -- rub people's emotions raw to hype their resentments. And this was Barack Obama in his old community organizer role, a role that should have warned those who thought that he was someone who would bring us together, when he was all too well practiced in the arts of polarizing us apart.

    Why is the date of this speech important? Because, less than two weeks earlier, on May 24, 2007, the United States Senate had in fact voted 80-14 to waive the Stafford Act requirement for New Orleans, as it had waived that requirement for New York and Florida. More federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans than was spent in New York after 9/11 and in Florida after hurricane Andrew, combined.

    Truth is not a job requirement for a community organizer. Nor can Barack Obama claim that he wasn't present the day of that Senate vote, as he claimed he wasn't there when Jeremiah Wright unleashed his obscene attacks on America from the pulpit of the church that Obama attended for 20 years.

    Unlike Jeremiah Wright's church, the U.S. Senate keeps a record of who was there on a given day. The Congressional Record for May 24, 2007 shows Senator Barack Obama present that day and voting on the bill that waived the Stafford Act requirement. Moreover, he was one of just 14 Senators who voted against -- repeat, AGAINST -- the legislation which included the waiver.

    When he gave that demagogic speech, in a feigned accent and style, it was world class chutzpah and a rhetorical triumph. He truly deserves the title Phony in Chief.

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    No rebuttal from the left?
     
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    In a speech on June 5, 2007, Obama accused the federal government of being racist because they didn't waive the provisions of the Stafford Act for mostly Black victims of hurricane Katrina, whereas the did for predominately White victims of 9-11 and hurricane Andrew. However Obama lied, and that is an indisputable fact. I will repeat the most significant portions of the article written by the incomparable Thomas Sowell:

    “Why is the date of this speech important? Because, less than two weeks earlier, on May 24, 2007, the United States Senate had in fact voted 80-14 to waive the Stafford Act requirement for New Orleans, as it had waived that requirement for New York and Florida. More federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans than was spent in New York after 9/11 and in Florida after hurricane Andrew, combined."

    You got it right: Obama lied. At the very moment he made his speech, he knew that the Stafford Act had in fact been waived for victims of hurricane Katrina.

    “Unlike Jeremiah Wright's church, the U.S. Senate keeps a record of who was there on a given day. The Congressional Record for May 24, 2007 shows Senator Barack Obama present that day and voting on the bill that waived the Stafford Act requirement. Moreover, he was one of just 14 Senators who voted against -- repeat, AGAINST -- the legislation which included the waiver” (emphasis my own).

    You got it right again: Obama accused those who opposed the waiver of the Stafford Act for Katrina victims of being racist, but he himself voted against the very same waiver! Fortunately for the people of New Orleans, not everyone was as racist as Obama and the waiver passed. Obama is nothing more than an ignorant race-baiting asshole, and this proves it.

    What a worthless piece of shit.

    Oh, by the way, where in the hell is the media on this one???????

    To the Obamabots, two questions: (1) why did Obama vote AGAINST aid to the Katrina victims; and (2) why did he falsely malign those who voted in SUPPORT of such aid?
     
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    Silence in the face of facts. Well, of course!

    Maybe it's an Obama/ALAssGore ALtitude problem? :badgrin:
     

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