It’s really really odd. For the second time in recent memory, a Washington Post writer has written with some degree of honesty and accuracy about Barack Obama. The earlier outbreak of honesty was at the end of May when Glenn Kessler accurately described Barack Obama’s recent treacheries against Israel.
Today Kessler commits truth with language frequently employed here to describe the flim flam man from Chicago. Kessler is using the appropriate English words in an appropriate manner:
“President Obama’s phony accounting on the auto industry bailout
With some of the economic indicators looking a bit dicey, President Obama traveled to Ohio last week to tout what the administration considers a good-news story: the rescue of the domestic automobile industry. In fact, he also made it the subject of his weekly radio address.
We take no view on whether the administration’s efforts on behalf of the automobile industry were a good or bad thing; that’s a matter for the editorial pages and eventually the historians. But we are interested in the facts the president cited to make his case.
What we found is one of the most misleading collections of assertions we have seen in a short presidential speech. Virtually every claim by the president regarding the auto industry needs an asterisk, just like the fine print in that too-good-to-be-true car loan. [snip]
This is chicanery.”
What a precise word Kessler employs. Chicanery – “the use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc.” Kessler also states that Obama employs “misleading” figures and “straw man” arguments. Kessler ends by saying “If the auto industry bailout is really a success, there should be no need to resort to trumped-up rhetoric and phony accounting to make your case.”
Kessler is hinting at the obvious – that Obama has to resort to “chicanery” because the truth is destructive to Obama. James Carville is hintin’ about the chicanery too. Carville is also more than hinting that Obama is in trouble:
“In an appearance on Monday’s “Imus in the Morning” on the Fox Business Network, the former Clinton adviser said that, based on the May jobs number, if the unemployment picture doesn’t improve, 2012 could be rough for the president.
“[L]ook, I don’t think anybody — if 54,000 new jobs is the new standard, it’s going to be a very, very rough 2012 for President Obama,” Carville said. “But the three-month average was 160,000. If that is the case, then he will do OK. I can’t tell you what will happen. But yes, if this, if this last jobs number is an indication of future job numbers, it’s going to be very, very rough.”
Carville is cleverly indicating that the three month average is not going to be trend. Why else would Carville say that the riots are coming if he thinks the future is bright? Why?:
““It is going to be very difficult,” Carville said. “But the country, if that is what we are doing, this is gruesome on people. This unemployment rate for this long is a humanitarian crisis of the first magnitude. This financial crisis, people have studied this by the way, they know that the things take this long to work their way through. The aftermath of these things — kind of an academic book that is dry entitled ‘This Time is Different.’ What it concluded is that it is not different this time. They studied it, the aftermath of the financial crisis. What we are going through is imminently predictable. But this is a terrible thing that has happened to people’s lives. I think the president at one level understands that, you know. But he is limited in what he can do. So we’ll just have to see. But it’s going to be hard. If 54,000 jobs is the new norm — this is going to be very, very tough. Some people say it just might be one more thing. We don’t know.”
But Carville said the consequences aren’t limited to politics alone. He warned of heightened risk of civil unrest with the bleak economic picture.
“You know, look — this is a humanitarian — you know, you’re smart enough to see this,” Carville said. “People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to say that, but I think it’s imminently possible.”
We’ll twist Carville’s words a bit and say that Barack Obama “is a terrible thing that has happened to people’s lives.”
Carville is utterly wrong when he says Obama “at some level understands” what is happening to Americans and America. Today Obama declared, “I’m not concerned about a double-dip recession.” Barack Obama does not care about the savage “Obamacare” scam he has unleashed on the nation either. The costs from this particularly cruel Obama flim flam is only now being understood.
As the rats continue to leave the sinking ship they drilled holes into, Barack Obama has changed the “car in the ditch” metaphor of 2010 with a new frat house phrase. Obama said that the recent deluge of bad economic statistics are just “a bump in the road.”
The “bump in the road” is Barack Obama. Eventually someone in Big Media will state that simple truth in that simple way. Glenn Kessler, that someone might have to be you.