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Barack Obama-and the money what aint real

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At nine o’clock, NPR was repeating the invisible pollutants in the DC water system story. But, before I got to stay on and go around again, the “all news” channel delayed the repeat for five minutes. Time for the news.


The “news” segment was dominated, once again, by announcements from our new president.


Hello, Dot Two.


While knee deep in the proposition that spending is “The Answer”, with a budget proposal unabashedly hawking the largest debt ever contemplated on this planet, Mr. Obama was now telling us he is terribly concerned with federal overspending.


Ah, splendid! No longer do the minions and scribes of the Fourth Estate have to pore over every utterance and proclamation searching for the minute discrepancies which can be blown up into stories, our President has manifested one of the greatest contradictions ever uttered. No small detail this, requiring hours of research to inflate, this is an erection that dwarfs the pyramids. Like the mountains of chicken dung surrounding the capital, it takes your breath away


As our oldest friends, the French would say; formidable!


Scary isn’t it?


What’s even more scary is the way the mainstream media goes along with such stunning negation. The MSM is all too happy to present such nonsense with a straight face, when what is really called for, at the very least, and within the bounds of good taste; is to be struck dumb, or else fall down with convulsive laughter


We should not be surprised. It was only last week that the very same MSM presented Mr. Obama’s four percent increase in military spending as “defense cuts”. If increase can be presented as decrease, why not tell us a trillion dollars overspent is a savings?


To avoid broadcasting a set of views that are a ridiculous negation, they can alternate shows. One hour it can be about why we ought to borrow a trillion or so (Every year), and then they can follow up in the next hour with an equally penetrating discussion of the necessity for budget cutting.


The most scarier thing, the more scariest thing of all, was the live clip with the President himself. Rather than sending a tingling down my spine, it sent shivers through my entire body.


He said, demonstrating his apprehension of Washington politics, and to dissuade us from believing he is too green to be the Prez, “I understand one hundred million dollars is not real money”. He really said that. He went on to say that although a hundred mil wasn’t real, if you put together enough of these unreal things, then you would have something real. Well, he’s a lawyer, after all, not a mathematician.


 I’m not sure what scares me the most. Is it that he actually said that one hundred million dollars isn’t real,  that his advisors actually let him step up to a podium and let such elitist garbage fall out of his mouth, or that the MSM didn’t call him on it?


 Who is to say?

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