Telling Signs

There’s an old adage – “How do you know a politician’s lying? When their lips are moving!”

Sad when it applies to the most powerful man in the United States. The broken promises are mounting as fast as his deficit numbers.

But once a person internalizes the idea that he/she has been betrayed, then the trust so basic to a relationship is broken and it’s almost impossible to earn it back.

And so it appears to be dawning on an increasing number of Americans that President Obama cannot be trusted. There are two reasons for this. The first is that so many of the things he promised during the campaign—transparency, bipartisanship, unity and an end to blaming, a post-racial presidency, no catering to special interests and lobbies, and posting of bills in a timely fashion online, to name just a few—have not only been violated, but have been boldly, flagrantly, and shamelessly violated. The second thing is that his pre-election stance as a moderate is seen to have been a lie as well, and that’s even more basic—at least for the moderates and Independents who gave him the support he required to put him over the top and guarantee his election.

One can talk about this policy of Obama’s or that one, and agree with certain elements of his program and disagree with others. But although these are very important issues, they are not the issue. Trust is.

When the debate over his health reform heated up, instead of thoughtfully addressing the American public, he retreated into the time-honored partisan blame-game.

Rather than examine the public’s concerns, the plans’ inconsistencies or the sheer irresponsibility of trying to ram something this big and complicated through Congress without a small-scale trial, the Obama administration is pointing fingers. Lots of them. Most of the targets are just plain silly.

His disdain for America is beginning to show – his Pentagon, yes HIS Pentagon, denies a patriotic fly over.

Remember when Obama went AWOL on the 2009 National Day of Prayer? Guess who gets a full 5 minute greeting for Ramadan? Yep, you got it. The America we live in is not the America Obama sees (or projects).

Even the lie of uniting the country in cellophane rainbow sparkles of post-racial bliss showed itself in a very ugly way this week. Obama’s DOJ/AG dropped a slam-dunk case against the Black Panther thugs who intimidated voters in Philadelphia on election day.

Daily we see his downward spiral. Without his crutch, even his vocabulary lurches back down to the street.

…President Obama has no real experience with Washington in late August, since he’s only spent a grand total of two of them here. You may recall that Barack Obama started his brief Senate career in January, 2005 and he was on the campaign trail last August. My experience is that Washington slows way down after the dog days of summer. The temperature and humidity go way up and everything slows way down here. It’s too hot and sticky to get all “wee-weed up” around here this time of year. Anyone who has spent more than a couple years here, or in any city south of the Mason Dixon line knows how late summer works. President Obama isn’t one of those folks and, they way he’s going, he never will since he’ll be out on the campaign trail again…

My only disagreement with Jimmie is that in my opinion, Obama has NEVER stopped campaigning.

Even his own are seeing through the facade. I guess that Joker face hit a nerve.

Cross-posted at Obi’s Sister