In an August of 2011 column, Nero In The White House, I wrote: “Mr. Nixon and Clinton lied to save their backsides. Although, I would argue there are no plausible explanations for doing what they did, I could entertain arguments pursuant to understanding their rationales for lying. But in the case of Obama, he lies because he is a liar. He doesn’t only lie to cover his misdeeds–he lies to get his way. he lies to belittle others and to make himself look presentable at their expense. He lies about his faith, his associations, his mother, his father, and his wife. He lies and bullies to keep his background secret. His lying is congenital and compounded by socio-psychological factors of his life.” (http://www.wnd.com/2011/08/331497/)
I wrote: “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood.”
Speaking in Chapel Hill at the Carmichael Arena on Tuesday, Obama displayed not just his commonality, he purposefully lied to what I would believe was a handpicked audience of students–and as he never misses a chance to do he was trying to belittle someone else to make himself look good. Said behavior is typical of someone who carries the scars of the type of parents he had. But such insecure, puerile, and dishonest behavior isn’t the character trait of an emotionally stable leader.
In boasting about his plans to keep student interest rates on federal loans from doubling, he said: “One Republican congresswoman said just recently–I am going to quote this because I know you guys will think I’m making this up. She said she had very little tolerance for people who tell [her] they graduate with debt because there’s no reason for that.” He mockingly continued: “I am just quoting here, she said students who rack up student loan debt are just sitting on their butts, having opportunity dumped in [their] lap.” He finished with: “Now can you imagine saying something like that?”
Actually, Barry, what we can’t imagine is that you are such a preening liar. The Congresswoman he was referencing was Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC, and her exact words were: “I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that. We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that. I remind folks that the Declaration of Independence says life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You don’t sit on your butt and have it dumped in your lap.”
Rep. Foxx, unlike Obama and his wife, didn’t have her education handed to her because she was Kenyan, black, Muslim, or because the school needed another black to make its quota. She worked as a janitor while it took her seven years to get her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated in 1968 at age 25 without borrowing any money.
I have previously said Obama needs blacks, Hispanics, and the youth/college age to win. His administration has been one lie after another and Tuesday was no different. The tragedy is that many of those students believed what he was saying, and most of the others didn’t care one way or the other, as long as he was promising them something. One girl, seated behind Obama, shook her head in disgust, wrongly believing Foxx had said what Obama falsely claimed.
But, that student wasn’t thinking about finishing school with $100,000-$200,000 in student loan debt alone. She wasn’t thinking about the credit card debt and car payments she was going to have on top of that student loan debt. She was happy to be a prop for someone who will say anything and tell any lie necessary to have his way.
Let me remind me you of something else I’ve been saying. Extending the lowered student loan interest rate is setting up another financial bubble because there is no way to pay for it. That doesn’t matter to Romney because he agrees with Obama that the plan should be extended another year. And the Republicans, who are fully aware there is no way to pay for it, are stuttering and stammering “we have to find a way to pay for it” as they line up behind him.
Which leads us to another point I’ve been making. Romney is no different from Obama and if he were to win the Republicans will pass whatever legislation he wanted. Ergo, it would be more of the same.