The BIG Fake

“Amplification is the vice of modern oratory.” –Thomas Jefferson

Blaming voters for not getting the message: “I think that, over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that, we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn’t just legislation. That it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone. And making an argument that people can understand. And I think that we haven’t always been successful at that. And I take personal responsibility for that. And it’s something that I’ve got to examine closely as I go forward.” –Barack Obama

Editor’s Note: Obama gave 42 news conferences during his first year in office, which is twice as many as George W. Bush did in the same period. On top of that, he visited 58 cities in 30 states, held 21 town hall meetings and read 52 speeches off the teleprompter telling us the virtues of ObamaCare. The problem is not a failure to communicate — the problem is that he did communicate.

The BIG Fake: “This is a great opportunity to show everyone that we got the message and that we’re willing, in this post-election season, to come together and do what’s best for the country we all love.” –Barack Obama

She has some ‘splainin to do: “Because I’m effective. It’s why they had to do it. They had to put a stop to me because we were effective in passing health-care reform, which the health insurance industry wanted to stop; Wall Street reform, which Wall Street wanted to stop; [reforms of] students loans for taking the money out of the banks and giving it back to the taxpayer and to families. … I’m one of the most effective fundraisers that the Congress has had … because I believe in something.” –soon-to-be-former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on why the Republicans attacked her

Whose money is it? “At a time when we are going to ask folks across the board to make such difficult sacrifices, I don’t see how we can afford to borrow an additional $700 billion from other countries to make all the Bush tax cuts permanent, even for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. We’d be digging ourselves into an even deeper fiscal hole and passing the burden on to our children.” –Barack Obama with nothing to offer but class warfare and lies about “cost”

PC on Islam: “The phrase jihad has a lot of meaning within Islam and is subject to a lot of different interpretations, but I will say that first Islam is one of the world’s great religions. More than a billion people practice Islam and an overwhelming majority view their obligations to a religion that reaffirms peace, fairness, tolerance. I think all of us recognize that this great religion in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted by violence.” –Barack Obama

Pot and kettle: “No one nation has a monopoly on wisdom, and no nation should ever try to impose its values on another.” –Barack Obama, who despite his rhetoric is always keen to impose his “values” on everybody else, no matter what.


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