2008 Presidential Candidate Barack Obama was reported to President Barack Obama’s ‘Attack Watch’ after it was revealed that Candidate Barack Obama made misleading statements on closing the detention facility known as Guantanamo Bay…
About time. Finally, all the evidence needed to shut up those Fiscal Stimulus advocates is in hand. And guess what all you Obamatons, you can finally stop worrying about having to explain the Keynesian economics that you can’t understand because you won’t be defending the stimulus any further!
White House officials heralded the unparalleled transparency in reporting job numbers to the public, but acknowledged there is no consistent standard across states or localities, or among federal agencies giving out stimulus funds, in differentiating between a “saved” job and a “created” job.
The White House argues that the actual job number is actually larger than 640,000 — closer to 1 million jobs when one factors in stimulus jobs added in October and, more importantly, jobs created indirectly, such as “the waitress who’s still on the job,” Vice President Biden said today.
So let’s see. Assuming their number is right — 160 billion divided by 1 million. Does that mean the stimulus costs taxpayers $160,000 per job?
Jared Bernstein, chief economist and senior economic advisor to the vice president, called that “calculator abuse.”
Mr. Bernstein, it’s not quite “calculator abuse”, rather, it’s the only mathematical equation that could have been applied to the situation. Good work at trying to fool me! It didn’t work.
Anita Dunn, Obama’s Communications Director, made some bizarre remarks at a High School commencement speech last June. As time goes on, reports of strange behavior from people within the White Hose become less and less surprising. A Maoist in the White House is not terribly surprising these days.
Anita Dunn, is described by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia as “one of the major decision makers of the Obama campaign” and as one of Obama’s “four top advisers (along with David Axelrod, David Plouffe, and Robert Gibbs).” She currently holds the position of “White House Communications Director.” She is married to the President’s personal lawyer, Robert Bauer. In 2008, Newsweek named Dunn and Bauer the new “power couple” in Washington, D.C.
This last June, at a high-school commencement exercise, Dunn had this to say:
the third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers Mao Tse-tung and Mother Teresa, not often coupled with each other, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is you’re going to make choices, you’re going to challenge, you’re going to say why notâ€¦. In 1947, when Mao Tse-tung was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over, Chiang Kai-Shek and the nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything on their side and people said, “How can you win, how can you do this, how can you do this, how can you do this against all of the odds against you?” And Mao Tze Tung said, “You fight your war and I’ll fight mine.” [Dunn's remarks appear in this online video.]
Back in late 2002, on the occasion of retiring Senator’s Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday, Trent Lott, then the Majority Leader of the US Senate, said,
I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.
Because Thurmond had campaigned in 1948 on a platform advocating racial segregation and Lott’s statement wasâ€”correctlyâ€”taken as an implicit endorsement of segregation, the result of his statement was an outcry from the media, various public figures, and other Senators, of such dimensions that he was soon forced to resign as Senate Majority Leader.
(H/T Campaign for Liberty)