Wednesday, January 26, 2011

From the Department of Glaringly Obvious Headlines

"FACT CHECK:  Obama and his imbalanced ledger"

The Associated Press miraculously grows a pair and adds up the proposed "investments" (the new code word for endless and fruitless stimulus spending) versus spending cuts in Dear Leader's State of the Union address. 

Wonder of all wonders, the AP's analysis concludes that "The ledger did not appear to be adding up" and "Obama offered far more examples of where he would spend than where he would cut, and some of the areas he identified for savings are not certain to yield much if anything".

It's all still a con game by this master showman, but he's quickly running out of shells under which to hide the pea.  We're especially interested in seeing if he attempts to reverse his staggering record of broken promises to Americans and keep (for once) the newest in his exhaustive list, the one to veto any legislation which contains earmarks.  It's a pretty bold vow, so don't anyone hold their breaths.

This new-found desire by the major media to properly vet Obama's flowery, but ultimately empty, prose. is mildly encouraging.  It will be interesting to see if this trend continues or if it's just a one-time sop to "balance" by the overwhelmingly liberal press. 

One thing seems to be for darn sure - the bloom is definitely off Obama's rose, and the president is now just another crafty politician whose words are fair game for criticism by mere mortals.

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