Culture of Plausible Deniability

Last night between 8:00pm and 8:45pm the most honest person on your television set may have been Congressman Joe Wilson.  It certainly wasn’t President Obama. In town hall fashion, Wilson was the house member who forsook normal government civility and dared to call Obama a liar.  Ironically, this was only shortly after the President called half of the country liars for imagining that government healthcare might have to ration limited resources.  When Obama said that they were going to call out people who give misinformation about his healthcare plan, was he exempting himself from this threat?

Obama said that his healthcare plan wouldn’t increase the deficit.  In order to cut Medicare costs by $500 billion without shorting doctors, they already plan on increasing Medicare funding by $245 billion in deficit spending.  Since it’s going to happen anyway, Obama decided not to count that.  That was the obvious falsehood.  The not-so-obvious falsehood is that Obama is using the most optimistic numbers his DC accountants can provide and ignoring outside independent sources.

Obama said his plan will not use federal dollars to fund abortion.  If only it were true.  Let me explain the shell game.  Obama says no federal dollars will be used for abortion.  Obama says no federal dollars will be used to fund the public option, because it will be self-sufficient on the premiums it receives.  This allows Obama to cover abortion on demand with the public option while saying that no federal funds are used for abortion.  It’s not paid for with federal funds, it’s paid for with premiums paid by the customers. Obama then says that they will provide federal dollars to those who cannot afford health insurance and subsidize them so that they can pay the premiums.  In the end, the federal government gives dollars to Americans, who then use those dollars to buy into the public option that will cover abortion. But in Obama’s mind he can plausibly deny that he is using federal dollars to pay for abortion.

If you doubt me, look at what has happened every time an amendment has been offered that prohibits the public option from providing abortion.  Look at what will continue to happen every time this amendment is offered.  And then look at the Capps amendment that specifically guarantees that the public option will cover abortion on demand.

Obama said his health plan won’t cover illegal aliens.  Here is where the vilified Joe Wilson sounded more like a member of the British House of Commons than a member of the US House of Representatives.  When he spouted “You lie!” towards the President, I paused in a moment of shock because I couldn’t tell if those words were coming from the TV or directly from my own mouth.  I figured it out when Pelosi shot daggers from her eyes towards the right of my screen and not directly at me.

When Republican Dean Heller from Nevada offered an amendment to HR 3200 requiring verification of citizenship status before someone could obtain benefits from the Democrat health plan (just like they do for any other government assistance), it was defeated on party lines.  Now why is that?  Obama says his plan won’t cover illegal aliens, but they refuse to do what is necessary to ensure that it doesn’t.  Do you see what is going on here?

It is a pattern that is becoming more and more recognizable.

During the campaign, the biggest names surrounding Obama could all be found in one place: under the campaign bus.  Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, his own grandmother, and others suddenly were mere acquaintances.  When Obama was elected he hired a string of people who didn’t know they owed back taxes, including new head of the IRS Tim Geithner.  In fact, IRS chief Tim Geithner claimed he made an honest mistake on his tax return.

Just recently, Van Jones resigned after discovering that signing the petition to investigate George Bush for causing 9/11 meant that he thought we should investigate George Bush for causing 9/11.  But Obama remains unscathed by these blunders.  As easily as Van Jones claimed he never agreed with his younger self, Obama can claim that he has no idea about his friends’ and employees’ past.  In the same fashion, he has been able to successfully tie HR 3200 to Nancy Pelosi and act as though his plan is different.  I will believe it when I see it.

Of course, this has become the modus operandi of the Left.  At the same time Pelosi was getting the class of 2006 elected on claims of a Republican culture of corruption, William Jefferson of Louisiana was plausibly denying that he knew about the hundred grand of bribe money in his freezer, Harry Reid was plausibly denying culpability for government improvements near land he had just purchased, Charlie Rangel was plausibly denying that he knew anything about his illegal rental tax shelters, and the combination of Frank and Dodd were plausibly denying that the government had screwed up with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and something needed to be done about it.

Now we have lost 2.5 million jobs since the stimulus was enacted, but  Obama claims he has created or saved over a million jobs.  Obama again last night blamed is $1.58 trillion deficit on the last 8 years.  ACORN has turned in their own members from Florida for voter fraud, claiming that this proves they are an honest organization.  Obama got alot of mileage out of bringing up the Iraq and Afghanistan war last night.  Interestingly, some of the senators who applauded the loudest were Democrats who voted for the wars before they voted against them.

From his staff picks to his policy, Obama has made something completely clear.  The buck stops somewhere before it reaches his desk.  He has surrounded himself with socialists and self-declared communists who have radical ideas about healthcare, but he himself makes speeches to children as though he were a conservative capitalist.  He talks about limited government, personal responsibility, and vast right wing mythology, but eventually America will become weary of this culture of plausible deniability.


3 Responses to “Culture of Plausible Deniability”

  1. 1 Hater Ofthiswebsite September 10, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    yeah this is stupid

  2. 2 Educated Person September 10, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    You should perhaps consider not calling others stupid when you apparently have no training in punctuation or capitalization. Just a suggestion.

  1. 1 You Might Be A Racist If… « The Conservative Constitutionalist Movement Trackback on September 17, 2009 at 8:35 am

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