Obama’s Most Dishonest State of the Union Address

In 1986, at the closing session of the Communist Party shindig in the Karl Marx Theater in Havana, Castro had declared, “Let no one think that what I have here is a lengthy speech; it is the party’s program.” He then went on to speak for 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Obama’s ridiculous 6600-word marathon is also not a lengthy speech; it is the party’s program. The professional flatterers and fawners in the media have long since given up describing the teleprompter-in-chief as a talented speaker. These days Obama gives speeches that not only sound like they were read from a teleprompter, but also written by a teleprompter.

The obscene performance began with a celebration of an economic recovery that exists only in Washington, D.C., which has grown fat on the money that its corrupt political interests have stolen from the rest of the country, and ended by comparing a woman waiting in line to vote for him with a police officer who risked his life to stop a mad gunman.

And in between these two cynical and ugly bookends was a dog’s dinner of out of control spending, class warfare and more bad ideas than even Castro could have come up with in seven hours.

As out of touch with the rest of the country as if he were speaking at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana, Obama claimed that spending was under control, the national debt was no longer a problem, the war in Afghanistan had been won, the economic recovery was here, unemployment was fading and Al Qaeda was a shadow of its former self.

Obama described the “sequester” that he had come up with as “a really bad idea” and blamed it on Congress. He took credit for the oil production that he had fought every step of the way and blamed Hurricane Sandy on global warming; a claim that even few global warming researchers are willing to make.

There were more calls to fix all those broken bridges, which he had somehow been unable to fix for four years, despite running trillion dollar deficits. And finally a proposal to really help the economy take off by legalizing 11 million illegal aliens and thereby doubling the unemployment rate in a single year.

Any Diogenes in the audience taking it upon himself to shout “liar” at every lie would have worn out his vocal chords in a matter of minutes.

Like most bad speakers, Obama has been reduced to relying on props. And since he isn’t allowed to bring a slideshow, the props are his designated victims.

“Gabby Giffords deserves a vote,” Obama insisted toward the end of his Castroesque word jumble of Soak-the-Rich, Ban-the-Guns and Help-the-Poor-by-Taking-Away-their-Jobs.  “The families of Newtown deserve a vote.”

They have a vote, of course, but what he really meant is that they should have not only a vote, but a veto on account of their moral supremacy as official victims. Before Havana-on-the-Potomac got started, one of the designated victims from three years ago came forward to say that Obama had betrayed her. But that’s also part of the program. The designated victim of today is Obama’s victim of tomorrow.

The people that Obama promises to help today will be put out of work by him tomorrow.

During the word marathon, victims come in handy as human touches in the middle of Obama’s latest expensive technocratic gimmick, but as soon as Obama gets what he wants, they’re yesterday’s news. And there are always gimmicks; whether it’s trading hubs with 3D printers or an Energy Security Trust.

With the 2013 State of the Union address, Obama finally discovered his inner Castro. Anyone who took part in a drinking game based around class warfare would have been under the table by the 2000th word as Obama dressed up all of his proposals with scarecrows made out of the rich.

Obama announced that he was in favor of Medicare cuts, further cuts than those already made by ObamaCare, but immediately tried to hide them by assuring his audience that the “wealthiest seniors” would have to pay more. Whenever any unpopular proposal was mentioned, the class warfare came out as a cheap distraction. And when the strawman in a top hat and monocle wouldn’t do, the leader of the least transparent administration brought out the euphemisms.

“We’ll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for Medicare,” Obama said, “because our medical bills shouldn’t be based on the number of tests ordered or days spent in the hospital – they should be based on the quality of care that our seniors receive.” This is one of those ominous things that sound reassuring if you don’t think about them.

Hospitals charge based on expenses. If a hospital isn’t reimbursed for a test, it stops ordering it. If it isn’t reimbursed for a day spent in the hospital, it stops admitting Medicare patients. Quality of care is a euphemism for cutting Medicare expenses by forcing hospitals to reduce admissions through fines and denial of reimbursements. That not only cuts Medicare expenses directly, it also cuts them indirectly by killing senior citizens.

“Tonight, let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour,” he declared, as if wages could be somehow separated from the rest of the economy without affecting the cost of living and the existence of those low-paying jobs that keep people from joining the masses of the unemployed.

Raising the minimum wage is just another scam. A tasty treat that looks good up front but leads to more lost jobs and a higher cost of living. Tethering minimum wage to the cost of living is like trying to lift yourself up off the ground by your own belt.

“We can say with confidence that America will complete its mission in Afghanistan, and achieve our objective of defeating the core of al Qaeda,” Obama bragged. The core of Al Qaeda had not been located in Afghanistan at any time during his administration, which made it that much easier to defeat.

While Obama lost the War in Afghanistan to the Taliban and will “complete the mission” by retreating and letting them have the country, Al Qaeda has spread across North Africa and came within a hair of taking over Mali.

North Korea had detonated a nuclear weapon and Obama warned its regime that successfully testing nuclear weapons “will only isolate them further”… except to countries like Iran and Pakistan looking to buy their nuclear technology.

Obama carefully tiptoed away from his disaster in Egypt, issued some more toothless warnings to Iran and Syria, and then having completed the demonstration of his international impotence, turned to the inevitable assault on the Bill of Rights.

And then finally the leader who has refused to be constrained by the Constitution, by any law or limitation, by the rights of others or by the laws of economics, by the truth or by any sense of shame, declared that, “this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations; that our rights are wrapped up in the rights of others.”

The man who had rejected all obligations and bankrupted the United States for generations to come, who had cut healthcare for seniors and destroyed the economic future of the young, concluded his speech with the same cynicism and dishonesty with which he had begun it.

“Our conscience, a communist spirit, and a revolutionary vocation and will, were, are and will continue to be a 10,000 times more powerful than money,” Castro had declared at the end of his speech in 1986. In less than 15 years, history proved him thoroughly wrong. It will take even less time than that for history to disprove Hussein.

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  • Len_Powder

    If you were drowning in the middle of Lake Erie Obama would tell you you're not drowning because the water is too shallow. With unemployment and underemployment at 14% he claims the economy is recovering even when the GDP has grown only 0.8% in his years in office. With a national debt exceeding the GDP at $16.4 trillion he claims we don't need to worry about our debt. By passing the burden of this debt to future generations he assets that he's helping them. The murders in Fort Hood by an Islamist maniac he calls "workplace violence". The murders in Benghazi he portrays as a peaceful demonstration becoming violent because of a movie no one ever heard of or watched. He calls the Muslim Brotherhood a moderate movement when the actions in Egypt after its ascent to power prove that it is a totalitarian one. The words of Jesus apply to him more than to the Pharisees: "the truth is not in him". His lies are not subtle, not ambiguous. They are transparent and brazen. In his mind this country is full of fools and ignoramuses who cannot tell the difference between reality and fantasy. And yet there is no justice, no accountability, no condemnation, no confrontation from the entire DC establishment. We had to wait for a brave doctor to confront this liar with the truth to his face. Is he the only man left in America? Is he the only hero left in this nation? Is there no one else who will shout "Liar" to his face when he demolishes the truth?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      The media lap dogs cover for him.

  • Herb Benty

    Like I have pointed out many times before, why on earth is America allowing Olenin to do this. The equivolent would be if Bush would have demanded that unions, teachers and Holywood pay their fair share, ran guns to Christians in Darfur, made Christianity universal and allowed any right winger in the world to climb across the border and met with welcome arms. why is it that Nixon was impeached for a simple break-in but Dear Leader can put America on course to become the next Greece.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    The Balance of Powers can save the US.

    The Legislative and Judicial branches of government can save the US from socialist tyranny.

    The Left is already attacking Obama over the use of drones to kill islamofascist terrorists, Guantanamo is still open, the Keystone pipeline might get built.

  • Fred

    But Mr. Obama is our President so let's support him and give him a chance.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      He's had 5 years. That chance was squandered by him.

  • Bob

    of all the people that hate him, Who the he** voted for him????? I cant find a single person that did but yet he got another 4 years or more the creep. Here in Ca. we had a cop that shot and killed 2 or 3 of his own kind and then went on the lamb, had a vehicle full of guns and all the assult weponshe needed and obamer didnt say a word about him and his guns. Ohhhhhhhh yes he was BLACK !!!!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      The dead from Chicago.
      There was too many cities that voted obama at 100% + and 0 votes for Romney. It was rigged.

  • Christine

    Ouch!!!

  • Tony

    I clicked on this article hoping to read a list of inaccuracies in Obama's speech supported by facts. Instead, it's just a bunch of speculative rhetoric and healthy servings of red meat for the anti-Obama faithful. The truth is, Obama's speech was highly effective at articulating the moral underpinnings of his progressive agenda. It's a morality I vigorously disagree with, but not factually dishonest. We need to recapture the American imagination with a compelling moral vision of our own, a vision that speaks to the conservative values all Americans have, even professed liberals, and back that vision with fact based agendas, not demonization or bitter rhetoric. Those tactics are now officially outdated, and are only hurting us.
    Can somebody please direct me to a sensible, fact based critique of the sotu?