The President Who Makes Thing UP

I have been amazed at how smoothly Obamawankenobie can say things that aren’t true.  Really.  With regard to the Economy and Unemployment  the mantra is “Jobs Saved or Created” .  This piece is in the June 10, 2009 Wall Street JournalThe Media Fall for Phony ‘Jobs’ ClaimsThe Obama Numbers Are Pure Fiction.

“Saved or created” has become the signature phrase for Barack Obama as he describes what his stimulus is doing for American jobs. His latest invocation came yesterday, when the president declared that the stimulus had already saved or created at least 150,000 American jobs — and announced he was ramping up some of the stimulus spending so he could “save or create” an additional 600,000 jobs this summer. These numbers come in the context of an earlier Obama promise that his recovery plan will “save or create three to four million jobs over the next two years.” Continue reading here.

The numbers are fiction, but, for someone always in the campaign mode, it makes sense for Obama to say it. The MSM, with exceptions like the WSJ, generally doesn’t question what Obama says.

Then there is the Cairo speech which I’ve discussed in previous posts.  In Our Historically Challenged PresidentVictor Davis Hanson chronicals many of the untruths that rolled smoothly from Obama’s speech in Cairo.  Obama started off pronouncing he was a student of history.  What history did Obama exactly learn?

In his speech last week in Cairo, President Obama proclaimed he was a “student of history.” But despite Barack Obama’s image as an Ivy-League-educated intellectual, he lacks historical competency, both in areas of facts and interpretation.

This first became apparent during the presidential campaign. Candidate Obama proclaimed then that during World War II his great-uncle had helped liberate Auschwitz, and that his grandfather knew fellow American troops that had entered Auschwitz and Treblinka.


Both are impossible. The Americans didn’t free either Nazi death camp. (Regarding Obama’s great uncle’s war experience, the Obama team later said he’d meant the camp at Buchenwald.)


Much of what Obama said to thousands of Germans during his Victory Column speech in Berlin last summer was also ahistorical. He began, “I know that I don’t look like the Americans who’ve previously spoken in this great city.” He apparently forgot that for the prior eight years, the official faces of American foreign policy in Germany were Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice — both African-Americans.


In the same speech, Obama seemed to suggest that the world had come to together to save Berlin during the Airlift. In fact, it was almost an entirely American and British effort — written off by most observers as hopeless and joined only by a handful of Western allies when the improbable lift looked like it might succeed.


In the recent Cairo speech, Obama’s historical allusions were even more suspect. Almost every one of his references was either misleading or incomplete. He suggested that today’s Middle East tension was fed by the legacy of European colonialism and the Cold War that had reduced nations to proxies.
Read the rest here.

At NRO online Hanson again takes a look at the Obama less than factual pronouncements in: Just Make Stuff Up, President Obama’s war on the truth:

In the first six months of the Obama administration, we have witnessed an assault on the truth of a magnitude not seen since the Nixon Watergate years. The prevarication is ironic given the Obama campaign’s accusations that the Bush years were not transparent and that Hillary Clinton, like her husband, was a chronic fabricator. Remember Obama’s own assertions that he was a “student of history” and that “words mean something. You can’t just make stuff up.”

Yet Obama’s war against veracity is multifaceted.

…Why has President Obama developed a general disregard for the truth, in a manner far beyond typical politicians who run one way and govern another, or hide failures and broadcast successes?

First, he has confidence that the media will not be censorious and will simply accept his fiction as fact. A satirist, after all, could not make up anything to match the obsequious journalists who bow to their president, proclaim him a god, and receive sexual-like tingles up their appendages.

Second, Obama is a postmodernist. He believes that all truth is relative, and that assertions gain or lose credibility depending on the race, class, and gender of the speaker. In Obama’s case, his misleading narrative is intended for higher purposes. Thus it is truthful in a way that accurate facts offered by someone of a different, more privileged class and race might not be.

Read it all here.

What I find galling is the ease with which he utters that which is less than truthful or an outright lie, and the fact that he generally gets away with it.  Most people are so history challenged that they believe him, and the MSM covers for him.  Thank the Good Lord for the Conservative Blogs and the Online Conservative Publications.  I gave up reading the MSM and watching MSM news a long time ago.

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