Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lies, damned lies, and President Obama

I could barely get through last night's State of the Union address. Have they always been this bad? Or is it just this divisive President? I was no fan of Bill Clinton, but I don't remember his SOTU's being so filled with bullsh*t.

Lies, damned lies and statistics. It's amazing that we have a President of the United States standing before Congress and the American people and spitting out easily debunked falsehoods that I would expect from one of those morons at MSNBC:

Can someone name a job, any job, where a woman hired at the same time as a man, for the same job, is making less money? Anyone?

Labor participation is at the lowest rates since the Carter administration (misery index, anyone?). We're not adding jobs at a rate to keep pace with population growth, so what's this guy crowing about?

Obamacare?! Really?! The President didn't even have the juevos to mention his "signature" achievement by name during the speech. Studies show that nearly 90% of all enrollments already had insurance and young people (the lifeblood of funding for this mess) are avoiding the program like it's a Lena Dunham nude scene.

Feel good bill about federal worker pay that will do pretty much nothing? Executive orders on infrastructure that aren't held up because of red tape but simply don't have funding? Newsflash Mr. President, you weren't elected King! There is partisan gridlock in Washington because you have taken the "my way or the highway" approach to governing since your first days in office! Compromise means you don't get all you want either. Your political opponents aren't supposed to be the only ones giving something up at the barganing table!

And propping up a wounded soldier for cheap applause?! Disgraceful! Especially coming from a President, and political party, that has shown such disdain for our military.

Below is the Tea Party response to the SOTU. Listen carefully to when Rep. Mike Lee begins enumerating the bills put forth by he and other Republicans in the House. And remember which party is actually not doing their job in Washington:

And while I'm at it, here's the official Republican response to the SOTU as given by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Over at HotAir, Ed Morrissey is waxing breathless about how McMorris Rodgers is a hidden gem within the GOP and how she's the sort of face conservatives should be putting out in front for the mid-term elections. As described by WaPo's Robert Costa, McMorris Rodgers is:
"It was as if a Republican pollster had somehow created a politician with the exact profile that Republicans are looking to promote [...which includes a son with Down syndrome and a Navy veteran husband...] as they head toward this year’s midterm elections. Here was a pro-life, never offensive Republican woman from a Western state who grew up picking apples on a farm; a youthful, 44-year-old Republican who is known as one of the most savvy social-media users in the House, uploading countless photos to Instagram and videos to Vine."

Gee . . . pulls herself up by the bootstraps mom, handicapped child, down home common sense from the western states, savvy social media user . . . doesn't that sound like a certain former governor whom Ed and other mainstream conservative pundits hate and wish would just go away? Just sayin . . .

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