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Obama's Game Playing Is Wearing Thin

By David Limbaugh · Feb. 26, 2013

President Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association: “At some point, we've got to do some governing. And certainly, what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis.” Really?

Yes, really. He added, referring to the sequestration: “These cuts do not have to happen. Congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise.”

Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that he does not consider himself bound by a duty of good faith to square with the American people. He has shown that he is unafraid to utter the most egregious distortions and exaggerations; he has no fear of being called on them.

Just consider the few assertions I've cited. “At some point, we've got to do some governing.” Does he mean that at some point, he needs to quit using every possible opportunity to play golf on the public's dime, that he should stop treating the people's White House as a platform for permanently campaigning, that he intends to forgo his Alinskyite tactics of bullying and demonizing in lieu of dealing with issues on the merits, that he aims to quit flouting his legal obligation to present a budget and that he will begin to exercise leadership over his party and pressure its leaders in the Senate to pass a budget? I didn't think so.

How about his statement that we can't keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis? Does he mean that he is finally going to renounce his policy, first divulged by his former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, not to let a crisis go to waste, that he regrets having painted a false picture of crisis about the nation's uninsured to force Obamacare through Congress, that he is sorry that he used the 2008 financial collapse as an excuse to enact recklessly irresponsible bills to spend more borrowed money under the guise of stimulating the economy, that he is sorry he leapt on the Sandy Hook shootings to begin a frantic manufactured-crisis-driven crusade to ratchet up his effort to severely restrict the rights of gun owners, that he plans to repent for falsely laying the blame for our disgracefully unbalanced budgets on the “rich,” who are already contributing more than their fair share, that he is going to square with the American people about the shameless hyperbole and corruption in his environmental agenda and cease and desist from his dishonest fear-mongering about carbon emissions to advance that agenda, that he is sorry for exaggerating the effects of the Gulf oil spill in order to justify breaching his promises to remove restrictions on offshore drilling and that he is going to quit pretending that America's infrastructure is in a crisis state of repair in order to fuel his case for ever-greater government control and the creation of public-sector jobs? I didn't think so.

Indeed, if Obama is so weary of crisis governance, of which he is the peerless master, then why is he using these very same speeches to manufacture a phony crisis over the sequestration? We are talking about very small-percentage cuts here, mostly in the rate of spending increases.

If Obama were interested in changing his MO from crisis-mongering to governance – instead of doubling down on his effort to expand the scope, reach and control of the federal government at any cost, literally – then he would quit characterizing every single activity of the enormously wasteful federal government as an essential service. Private-sector businesses don't enjoy the luxury of simply injecting public funds into their ailing enterprises to avoid cutting expenditures they can't afford. Are private-sector businesses and employees that much less important to Obama than public-sector services and employees? Silly question.

In his ongoing crisis-stoking, Obama never laments the real economic destruction his own policies have already caused. When he does deign to acknowledge economic difficulties, he callously understates the dismal conditions we're experiencing – and the hardship people are already enduring as a result of his ideological intransigence against cutting spending and reforming entitlements.

But what makes Obama's oratorical flurry against crisis governance an even more insulting farce is that we do have a real, wholly unmanufactured crisis looming that will affect far more than a limited number of government jobs and programs. At the risk of breaking an already broken record, I'd like to point out again that we are going bankrupt because Obama won't agree to spending cuts and entitlement reform.

It is time that he quit playing games and insulting our intelligence by blaming Republicans for the sequestration he authored and for allegedly refusing to compromise when they are the ones who have compromised. They have done so on taxes, whereas he has refused to compromise on spending and entitlements. You make a deal with Obama, and he moves the goal posts.

Seriously, how can Obama continue this charade with a straight face? How long will the public tolerate it?



Kathy in WTexas said:

What do you propose we do, David? We've talked about it for over four years, we've sent letters to our Congressmen until we're blue in the face and still nobody listens. In his mind, Obama is the king and will do what he damn well pleases and nobody stops him. It's been proven that we're powerless in the voting booth, so what are the alternatives?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:54 AM

PH in DE said:

But what can the public do? WE can't impeach Obama and his cohorts, convict them and toss them in prison and strip them of all benefits including pensions, office budgets and Secret Service protection. I bet we would have enough to do so if we were allowed, and the Democrats had no way to rig the vote the way they do the elections.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

The only answer to this power hungry POS is for the Republicans to stop compromising and rolling over and playing dead like a scared opossum. Even a scared opossum can wake-up and get rowdy when its cornered. Of course, I am probably being disrespectful to the opossum comparing it to a politician. The biggest enemy we face in this country are low-information, welfare dependent, illiterate, indoctrinated college students, white guilters, and overeducated idiot voters. The other group are the politicians who don't have the welfare of the country or the people as their priority. Re-election is the most important thing in their miserable lives.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Torp44 in Ione, Wa. said:

"How long will the public tolerate it?"
From all appearances, until our economy totally collapses. After all, having living through 4 years of his failures, the "people" re-elected him to continue his destruction of America. What we're witnessing here is a classic example of why our Founders established a "Constitutional Republic"....NOT a "Democracy".

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Tex Horn in Texas said:

What can we do? Like Kathy in West Texas, I have written letter after letter to my representatives (and we have two of the most conservative) with little satisfaction with their answers. I ask why Obama is being allowed to shred the Constitution while they sit idly by, no challenge. No response. I ask why they allow Obama to, in essence, criminalize the White House by going around Congress to do what he wants. No response. I ask them to create no new gun laws but to enforce existing laws. No response. I ask why they can't create any situation where they and we are the winners in the last desperate hope for the American dream. No response.

So what can I conclude? This: they don't give a rat's ass about the American citizen.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Joe in Texas said:

David, you assume it's as easy as defiance. It's not. As long as Obama has the press, then ONLY his message gets through. What he says is taken as the truth, even though he lies. It was HIS bill and now he's blaming the GOP! And the publice soaks it up!

It's hopeless.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Tapdaddy in Indiana said:

"Are private-sector businesses and employees that much less important to Obama than public-sector services and employees? "
Yes, they are. Barry O doesn't care about any services, he only cares about "public service employees" and the votes that they bring.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM

HP in Kalispell, MT said:

If the 3M of you who didn't vote, would have, this would be over. But, no, you couldn't vote for a Mormon or no, he's not conservative enough for us. Well, elections have consequences, and you sure showed the GOP! Live with it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM

BJ in St. Cloud, MN said:

ALL gun laws are illegal. Shall not be infringed means no nibbling around the edges. In 1776 we had the same weaponry as the British. Soon we will have to fight and we are so outgunned already. The irreducible challenge the Second 
Amendment poses to gun restrictionists is that it does not bestow upon the people a right they previously lacked. It proscribes the government from infringing upon a right the people already have. It is not that the people are allowed to arm. It is that the government is disallowed to disarm them. “Shall Not Be Infringed” does not give the current regime any rights whatsoever concerning our guns. They do not have the right to nibble around the edges and diminish our capacity to rise up against them. They can’t restrict us to using a knife, and we do get to bring a gun of our choosing to the gunfight. But, when they don't care about the law, and that includes the GOP, we may need to fight sooner before they try to take the guns.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

BJ in St. Cloud, MN said:

Thanks Mac but my point stands in that ALL gun laws so far Fed, State, local, are illegal. During the last 20 years my wife and I have worried about what's happening to America. She always used to say we wouldn't be here for the worst of it but now we are. This is the beginning of the final stages of the end. My ability to say "I told you so" won't be any consolation. The nay sayers who gave these scum DFL and GOP crooks the benefit of the doubt are need'n to be held responsible. Individual rights, as the Constitution promises me, do not include nearly everything that connects me to govt. Govt should be less than we need and very very very small. The Bible tells me I'm my brothers keeper but it does not say govt will be responsible for administering my money to him. Were it up to me most or all of pols would be being asked if they have any last words before justice is meted out.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

I've written over 600 letters to Marxo-Krats, reprobates, Communists, and the like. They rarely answer, or give a rat's a##, as previously stated.Impeach & PROSECUTE!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:58 PM

M Rick Timms MD in Georgia said:

Obama is either a Marxist socialist bent on the destruction of America, or he is Psychotic. That means - out of touch with reality. I believe he is Anti-American, but I also think he has surrounded himself with like minded people who have taken him into another dimension of reality. He believes in himself and his superiority, and why should he not. The media idolizes him, and edits video and interviews to favor his causes.

Obama needs to be impeached and put on meds and a rehab program for Psychotics trying to reconnect with reality. I'd be willing to help pay for that.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:10 PM in sc replied:

The more I see of him, the more convinced I am that he has serious mental problems and the media and his sycophants are aiding him in his destructive machinations.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:50 AM

RamonaG in Pasadena, CA said:

Our current predicament is God's judgement on a nation that has forsaken Him...
He has left us to our own devices and what you see is the result of what we have sown...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM