The Great Communicator and Lawyer from Illinois has once again given us a “teachable moment” as he shredded one of the greatest communications from any lawyer from Illinois.
Because one has to be a deliberate idiot to ignore God when one works as president of the United States of America. The people note your ignorance in that instance and so does God.
As part of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ effort to commemorate Lincoln’s deliverance of the Gettysburg Address, Burns thoughtfully included the current president of the United States. In this effort Obama read the address on camera, says the White House, from a copy provided by Burns.
As widely reported, Obama choose to leave out the words “under God” in his recitation of the speech.
The White House has denied that the omission was intentional.
"He read the version of the address that Ken Burns provided," said White House Press Jester Jay Carney.
Yet like all things Obama, the facts and the reality conflict.
While he may have been provided a copy of the address that omitted the words “under God,” the omission presents us with the same conundrum that we always find with this president.
By his misstep, denials and evasions we are once again forced to ask ourselves: Is this dude a liar or is he really as stupid as he seems?
I’m inclined to believe that he’s booth stupid and a liar.
But I’m also beginning to believe that he’s more than just stupid and more than just a liar; that in fact, he’s the worst of all possible things: a stupid liar.
And there’s nothing more of a time-waster than a stupid liar.
I know, you know, AND they know that he’s lying. But yet the whole machinery of media, government and the Libocracy will turn its attention to propping up the stupid lie, when it would be better served trying to fix the much more important lies they promised to fix.
Because America just doesn’t have the time now to waste on more stupidity from the only president who thinks he’s starring on reality TV.
The economic growth that we don’t have today, we can NEVER add back.
Adding one percent per annum to GDP over the last four years would add a trillion dollars to economic growth over the next ten years if historical growth rates for GDP reemerge. Every day that politicians ignore this, we harm our economy. This has real money consequences for our government, taxes, investment, and deficit... but mostly it holds consequences for taxpayers.
Here are the facts: Obama is a professed fan of Lincoln.
Obama spent a little bit of time in Lincoln’s beloved city Springfield, a city that Lincoln was a deliberate founder of and advocate for as capital of Illinois.
Obama, like Lincoln, was a legislator in Springfield. Obama himself encourages people to compare him to Lincoln:
“The issue here is not going to be a list of accomplishments,” Obama told NBC’s David Gregory as reported by the Blaze. “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president, with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln.”
As Carl Cannon explained on Real Clear Politics: “Not to put too fine a point on it, but the record shows that Barack Obama consciously emulates Lincoln, quotes Lincoln, misquotes Lincoln, and most definitely compares himself to Lincoln -- and that he did so even before he used Lincoln’s bible to take the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States.”
Cannon then goes on to cite half a dozen examples. They are worth reading.
The point being that Obama expects us to sit here and take him at his word that he only just “read the version of the address that Ken Burns provided” him. That would mean either that he thinks we’re stupid and that we’ll accept the omission of "under God" as accidental or he’s stupid because the omission was accidental.
Because, the “under God” version of the speech is the only one that was actually read at Gettysburg.
Any casual fan of Lincoln knows this. Obama should know this since he seeks the Lincoln comparisons. If Obama really wants to be compared to Lincoln, then, in the Gettysburg Address test at least, he has failed.
I think he knows it.
That knowledge makes him both stupid and a liar.
That he thinks that WE don’t know it makes him a stupid liar.
And America has no time for that.