The Fox network will air Lie To Me tonight while the other networks broadcast their version of the program – the third Obama press conference. It’s at 8:00 p.m. tonight.
We predict more promises and more excuses as to why the celestial choirs have not sung.
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Some numbers: In 1976 on his 100 days in office Jimmy Carter had a 69 percent approval rating.
Jimmy Carter in 1977-1978 was also the last time there was a filibuster-proof congress.
Obama’s publicity stunt plane trip which scared New Yorkers cost $329,000.
Billions in excuses:
“That wasn’t me,” President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One.
It actually was him – and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years – who shaped a budget so out of balance.
And as a presidential candidate and president-elect, he backed the twilight Bush-era stimulus plan that made the deficit deeper, all before he took over and promoted spending plans that have made it much deeper still. [snip]
A look at some of his claims Wednesday:
OBAMA: “Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit…. That wasn’t me. Number two, there is almost uniform consensus among economists that in the middle of the biggest crisis, financial crisis, since the Great Depression, we had to take extraordinary steps. So you’ve got a lot of Republican economists who agree that we had to do a stimulus package and we had to do something about the banks. Those are one-time charges, and they’re big, and they’ll make our deficits go up over the next two years.” – in Missouri.
Congress controls the purse strings, not the president, and it was under Democratic control for Obama’s last two years as Illinois senator. Obama supported the emergency bailout package in President George W. Bush’s final months – a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger.