Saturday, September 19, 2009

Does Obama Lie? No, He Does Not - He Elides

Elide (def) – To leave out; suppress, omit, or ignore.

According to Charles Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a physician, President Obama does not lie – he elides.

In a recent column, “Does Obama Lie?” Krauthammer had this to say about President Obama’s health care speech before a joint session of Congress on September 15.

1) “I will not sign a plan if it adds on dime to the deficit, or in the future.”“But,” Obama added, “there will be a provision that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don’t materialize.”

This is not a lie. This is bait and switch, also known at kicking the can down the road.

2) Then there was Obama’s comment that the current bills do not insure illegal immigrants.

But he neglected to say illegal immigrants are now allowed to take part in health insurance by default because ER staffs are not allowed to ask illegals if they are citizens. After Obama’s talk, Congress quickly changed the language of the bill to require proof of citizenship.

This is not a lie. This is a sin of omission rather than commission and Congress quickly corrected the omission.

3) Finally, President Obama said he would solve the cost problem by “cutting hundreds of billions of waste and fraud” out of Medicare.

Again this is not a lie, but says Krauthammer, an insult to our intelligence. His administration should already be cutting out fraud and abuse without waiting for a reform bill to pass.

No, concludes Krauthammer, “Obama doesn’t lie. He implies, he misdirects, he misleads – so fluidly and incessantly that he risks transmuting eloquence into mere slickness.”

“Obama merely elides, and glides from one dubious assertion to another.”


Brittanicus said...

Now that E-Verify is becoming a nationwide verification application to extract 20 million plus illegal immigrants from businesses. It is now growing in aggressive performance for placing true US workers in the job line and outing illegal labor. This operation should now extend to certainly more purposeful uses? That means not just federal contractors but everybody who draws a pay check? Should a health care reform pass all obstacles in the House and Senate chambers, it could have an invaluable function of checking people who are not only applicants for jobs, but health care reform registry. Illegal immigrants are already getting free emergency hospital care and--WE--pay for it. In the future it should be considered to vet a person’s nationality status, when applying for a mortgage? The United States banking system, financial institution were all but swept away on a deluge of corruption that has very sinister undertones in an organization called ACORN.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform now is under state and federal investigations at this very moment. Other involved institution impacted both Freddie Mac/Freddie Mae and a scheme incorporating underhand minority lending practices. But you might not have heard any of this, from the liberal media about the massive illegal alien mortgage accusations. The whole debacle was the involvement in a corrupt enabling banking industry and ethnic lobbyists, using unethical methods, along with Bush administration to guarantee loans for low income and people that could not possibly afford mortgages. Didn't Wall Street, the government regulators learn anything from the Savings and loan crisis in the 1980?

GOOGLE—Michelle Malkin, she has her own blog and also Google illegal immigrants—mortgages—home loans. Find out about the shady deals which had a massive impact on the 2009 real estate crash. In Addition read how we as citizens and legal residents can demand permanent E-VERIFY. Tell the politicians in Washington at 202-224-3121 It’s about time they worked for the USworking man/woman, instead of paying-off favors to the wealthy business lobbyists? NUMBERSUSA & JUDICIAL WATCH has more answers about corrupt lawmakers and the issues that effects us all. HELP AMERICA SURVIVE. BETTER START COUNTING YOUR PENNIES, BECAUSE IF THE DEM'S PASS ANOTHER AMNESTY--WILL HAVE MILLIONS OF MORE DESTITUTE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND FAMILIES TO SUPPORT!. THE BUSINESSES THAT HIRE THEM WILL NOT! If the Democratic leadership forces through a path to citizenship or blanket AMNESTY--the US will also have irreversible OVERPOPULATION guaranteed and massive hikes in taxes to support illegal alien families. Incidentally, as a middle of the road voter, I certainly would entertain a public option for the less financially capable in my family circle, but I'm adamant NO-HEALTH CARE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THIS REFORM.

Richard L. Reece, MD said...

E-Verify and Trust would seem to be a logical solution to not paying for care to undocumented immigrants. Thank you for your comment. You must feel better after getting this off your chest.

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