Wednesday, January 13, 2016
President Obama's SOTU - Out With A Pathetic, Self- Serving Whine
My normal saying when covering something like this is that I watch these things so you don't have to. This time, I couldn't even get close to lasting through the whole thing. You're welcome to try, but there should be a medical advisory on watching this one.
It's gotten to the point where our president doesn't even have to make an effort to act like he believes what he's telling us. The self-serving lies have actually gotten pathological. And as usual, nothing, absolutely nothing is ever his fault.
I think Rand Paul,being interviewed this morning on Good Morning with Dan Mitchell had it exactly right. “Well, I think from President Obama’s perspective, the best thing he could do would be to leave office early. I wish that tonight he would announce, ‘hey guys, I’ve really been a failure as a president over the last seven years and I’m gonna take off early so cause I want to go play golf.’"
As much as the president tried to use this to BS and build himself a legacy, the emperor's new clothes aren't covering a thing. For example, he touted the success of ObamaCare, totally ignoring the fact that most of the state exchanges have either gone belly up or are about to, that the 'savings' he promised are a total myth, that the 18 million new people he claims signed up are almost all freebies who are being subsidized and would have been covered far better by existing MedicAid programs anyway, without totally destroying the existing system and spending the billions ObamaCare cost to implement. The so-called Affordable Care Act is anything but, with many Americans forced to pay much more for a lot less care or even going without medical coverage and paying the tax penalty because it's actually a lot cheaper than Obamacare's cheapest Bronze coverage with its expensive premiums and huge deductibles.
I reached my limit at the part where this most partisan of presidents, who has done everything he could to illegally bypass congress, demonize Republicans and avoid working with them threw in his little song and dance about how we need to 'fix our politics,' something that of course, he had no part in wrecking. That's the point where I simply couldn't watch anymore.
There's a lot more I could do to tear this stuff apart, but why bother? He's a miserably failed president with a despicable character and the only question that remains is how much damage he's going to do before January 2017.