Today Kessler commits truth with language frequently employed here to describe the flim flam man from Chicago. Kessler is using the appropriate English words in an appropriate manner:
“President Obama’s phony accounting on the auto industry bailout
With some of the economic indicators looking a bit dicey, President Obama traveled to Ohio last week to tout what the administration considers a good-news story: the rescue of the domestic automobile industry. In fact, he also made it the subject of his weekly radio address.
We take no view on whether the administration’s efforts on behalf of the automobile industry were a good or bad thing; that’s a matter for the editorial pages and eventually the historians. But we are interested in the facts the president cited to make his case.
What we found is one of the most misleading collections of assertions we have seen in a short presidential speech. Virtually every claim by the president regarding the auto industry needs an asterisk, just like the fine print in that too-good-to-be-true car loan. [snip]
This is chicanery.”
What a precise word Kessler employs. Chicanery – “the use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc.” Kessler also states that Obama employs “misleading” figures and “straw man” arguments. Kessler ends by saying “If the auto industry bailout is really a success, there should be no need to resort to trumped-up rhetoric and phony accounting to make your case.”You know Barack has had more than enough time to do something with the economy.
He didn't want advise from the left. He didn't want to know what FDR would have done.
He was more interested in what Reagan would have done and listening to the likes of DLC-er Goolsbee.
So he made a decision and a lot of us on the left thought it was the wrong decision.
But he didn't listen.
Now it turns out his decision was wrong. His moves were too small (as many of us said) and the economy's not any better off.
That's on him.
He made his decisions, he played like he knew best.
He didn't know a damn thing and Americans are suffering.
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