Professors are really good at knowing the history of their topic in a way that the rest of us can’t fathom. And after listening to Professor Elizabeth Warren wax poetic about Obama as the Lobbyist-in-Chief for American families, I have a new-found respect for the breadth of their knowledge.
Because not only do they have to study facts and figures, but apparently they have to make things up too. It’s one thing to remember facts, but an entirely different art form to get your fiction straight.
Just imagine the imagination that it takes to come up with the fiction Warren bleated out at the Democrat National Carnival on Wednesday night, saying “American families didn’t have an army of lobbyists on our side, but what we had was a president – President Obama — leading the way,” according to Boston.com.
Thank goodness that Obama stood up to that army of lobbyists when he took their money and their appointments at the White House.
It’s a novel concept for a president to stand-up to lobbyists by taking their money and doing basically everything they want. But Obama, as we know now, is just the kind of guy who will stand up to lobbyists everywhere, as long as it's mostly only in his own imagination.
Because there is a $5 trillion of evidence that says Obama is a lobbyist’s dream president.
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Our national debt is up 60 percent since 2009 to $16 trillion, and that means that every household in the country now is accountable for $136,260 per household according to calculations by Terrance Jeffrey at CNSNews.
“As of Friday, the debt was 16,015,769,788,215.80,” writes Jeffrey. “According to the Census Bureau, there were approximately 117,538,000 households in the country in 2010. Thus, the current debt equals about $136,260 per household. When President Obama was inaugurated in 2009, the debt was 10,626,877,048,913.08 and has since increased by 5,388,892,739,302.72. That equals an increase of about $45,848 per household.”
And if you think that the $5,3888,892,739,302.72 didn’t include 1,000 well-tailored lobbyists jostling for that money and just too eager to share some of it with president, then you missed the $2.97 dress Michelle Obama was wearing when she gave her speech at the DNC in $250 shoes.
I can tell you this much: When Obamacare was written, there were a ton of lobbyists around the table. They talked about a lot things, such as deductibles, co-pays, tax increases and fee-for-service schedules. But they didn’t talk about the things American families care about like broken bones, bad backs and grandma’s prescription drugs.
When the auto industry was being reinvented by the administration, sweetheart deals were cut for the biggest lobby of all-time- the labor unions- which cost U.S. taxpayers just around $25.1 billion, up $3.4 billion from previous estimates according to US Department of the Treasury, says Reuters.
And if you think we’re done paying the bill on that, then you aren’t paying attention.
When families hung in the balance waiting for jobs created by construction of the Keystone Pipeline, it wasn’t American families leaning hard on president Obama to scuttle the pipeline on the fictitious grounds of protecting the Ogallala aquifer. It’s was money from lobbyists on the environmental left that ultimately swayed him.
Warren, the half-Cherokee, half-truth US Senate candidate, wants us to believe that we didn’t build our lives or own successes.
“There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own,” Senate candidate and half Indian, Elizabeth Warren half-truthed to us months ago. “You built a factory out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory.”
Thanks to president Obama American families are safe from marauding bands, says Warren. Marauding government instead will protect us from success that we create- gasp!- on our own.
Warren likes to tell us that the game has been rigged. And she’s right.
But she and president Obama are big winners in that rigged game.
And her fiction- like the fictions coming from the professional political class on both the left and the right- is designed to keep them winners even if they have to sacrifice every American family to do it.