In an effort to show just what a lying sack of hog feces El Presidente gave a speech to some students this weekend. It showed his utter contempt for freedom of speech or information.
Obama, who often chides journalists and cable news outlets for obsessing with political horse race coverage rather than serious issues, told a class of graduating university students that education was the key to progress.
“You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter,” Obama said at Hampton University, Virginia.
“With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,” Obama said.
He bemoaned the fact that “some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction,” in the clamor of certain blogs and talk radio outlets.
“All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy.“
Ah, so information is bad unless it comes from the official source. A president who has no concept of reality because he is so busy spinning it. Here are two examples.
After lying about Arizona’s Immigration law, claiming it is illegal, which is almost identical to a long standing Federal law, the Feds are now saying they may sue to shut down this Arizona law. This is coming from the Obama Administration.
But better yet, the spin they keep throwing at the public on unemployment numbers. Here is what Obama said about the numbers on Friday. “Speaking about today’s monthly job numbers report, the best in four years…”
Really? That sure flies in the face of the Bureau of Labor statistics own chart. Notice that the unemployment percentage went up to 9.9 percent. Notice the numbers go up, not down, dramatically under Obama, who has only been president little over a year and a quarter.
Every time unemployment numbers come out they say “unexpected job losses as the economy improves”. Meanwhile, the world economy is in danger of freefall thanks to the crisis is Greece and Europe. Many European economies are in danger of collapse because of the kind of socialist policies favored by the president. Socialism always leads to eventual collapse. The only way out is a return to free markets. That’s why Russia, India, China all practically abandoned socialism for free markets and why since they’ve done so their economies are growing. Countries with heavy socialistic policies have high unemployment and stagnation. See France, Spain, Greece, etc.
The president knows his policies are unpopular, so he is trying to paint his critics as liars. He’s even making moves to regulate the internet to try to cut off free speech there. There have been unprecedented power grabs in the short time he has been president, but of course he denies he is a socialist. You can’t destroy Rome in a day. It took Hugo Chavez years to consolidate his power. It will take Obama a while, if we let him.
Which is why we can’t.