He created a crisis atmosphere to justify his takeover of GM and Chrysler. He has repeatedly attempted to suggest we have an infrastructure crisis (claiming stable bridges are about to crumble) in order to push further stimulus packages. Obama described the state of our health care as a national crisis in order to force through Obamacare. He even treated existing nuclear arsenals as a crisis and said that ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia was a matter of utmost urgency.
He said we had to act immediately by passing the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill in order to avert another potential banking collapse. "We cannot delay action any longer," he said. "Every day we don't act, the same system that led to bailouts remains in place. ... And if we don't change what led to the crisis, we'll doom ourselves to repeat it."
When it served his purposes, Obama even suggested we have a debt crisis, which he now adamantly denies. His Twitter feed said, "Tweet at your Republican legislators and urge them to support a bipartisan compromise on the debt crisis."
Obama depicted the Gulf oil spill as a national crisis in order to justify re-imposing his coveted ban on offshore drilling. He consistently used alarmist rhetoric and fear-mongering over highly disputed nightmare environmental predictions to promote cap and trade, his war on all kinds of domestic energy production, his newly imposed fuel efficiency standards and his disgraceful green energy projects.
Unable to learn his lesson from the housing crisis, Obama was determined to repeat the mistake with a $75 billion program to prevent nationwide mortgage foreclosures, which he described as a "crisis unlike we've ever known." He said, "If we act boldly and swiftly to arrest this downward spiral, then every American will benefit." Just this week, by the way, he's resurrecting the same insane idea -- urging banks to make more uncreditworthy loans.
And can anyone deny Obama predicted a crisis for the sequestration?
Circling back to what prompted this column, on Wednesday, Obama characterized gun deaths as a national crisis. He said, "Every day that we wait to do something about (gun deaths), even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun."
How many times can this man cry wolf?