By Alden L. Benton
Sometimes I wonder just how stupid the Democrats and their Left-leaning handlers and talking heads think we are.
I realize that political campaigns in America have been nothing more than two schoolyard bullies spewing epithets at each other for a long time. However, using the classic Lincoln-Douglas debates as a high point, the 2012 presidential campaign of the Obamacrats seems to sink to new lows almost daily.
From calling Mitt Romney a murderer, a rapist, and a tax cheat to alleging Paul Ryan wants to destroy the Medicare-Social Security safety net for seniors and arguing over who is a better Catholic — Ryan or Biden — is just too ludicrous to be taken seriously. The trouble is that the Obamacrats take everything seriously, so there must be some other reason for this absurd Kabuki theater song and dance.
The answer is quite clear — distraction.
For all but the most devoted or deranged Obamanista, the United States economy is in shambles, and is showing scant signs of recovery. The national unemployment rate is still 8.3 per cent, obscenely high for what the president keeps insisting is a recovery. In fact, the unemployment figures would be far worse, some say more than double the current numbers, if the government did not manipulate the figures.
The warm and fuzzy feelings of the vague rhetoric of the Obamacrats 2008 campaign have vaporized as people have awakened to the lies and now realize that Obama has shortchanged them.
As I have said in previous posts, liberals cannot win any factual argument. Failing any factual arguments for their schemes, they fall back to two tired and worn techniques: personal attacks and lies, both of which do nothing but distract us from what to Obamacrats must be the ugly, inconvenient truth — their policies are abject failures.
Enter the latest distraction.
According to newsbusters.org, last week Obama campaign spokesman Stepanie Cutter told MSNBC “over the past, you know, 27 months we’ve created 4.5 million private-sector jobs. That’s more jobs than in the Bush recovery (or) in the Reagan recovery.”
Really! Someone at better find Ms. Cutter a fire extinguisher to put out the flames consuming her pantsuit as she accepts the Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire award.
Investor’s Business Daily immediately responded and debunked this blatant lie in an editorial. According to the editorial, “…you don’t have to look very hard to see that Cutter, as Obama might say, is ‘just making stuff up.’”
Since a picture, even after inflation, is worth a thousand words, here is a chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (via newbusters.org) comparing post-recession jobs growth in non-farm payroll and private sector growth under the Reagan recovery to the so-called Obama recovery. The results are clear and would be even more dramatic if the fact the labor force under Reagan was one-third smaller been factored in, according to Newsbusters.
In her song I Feel Lucky, Mary Chapin Carpenter wrote, “the stars may lie, but the numbers never do.” Unfortunately, the Obamanistas lies would make Pinocchio’s nose grow so large Geppetto wouldn’t recognize him.
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