1.7 million illegals suddenly added to job pool — but the unemployment rate drops?
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Wright’s point: that Obama believed that he, Obama, was excused from telling the truth. In other words, Wright is saying that Barack Obama has no hesitation in lying straight out when needed. Telling the truth is not Obama’s problem — now or, according to Wright, ever.
Not telling the truth.
Where else have we seen this kind of behavior before in the Obama administration?
• Benghazi. Where the Obama administration spent days — weeks — insisting the attack on the American consulate that killed Ambassador was a spontaneous event and not a planned terrorist attack. Spokesperson after spokesperson — from the President on down through his press secretary, Secretary of State and Ambassador to the United Nations — one person after another boldly told a laughable untruth - pinning the blame not on terrorism but on an Internet video. Now the scramble is on to cover up, with at least one congressional investigation already underway.
• Fast and Furious. Once again, the Justice Department is under fire for a cover-up. Fox’s William La Jeunesse reports three White House national security officials now admit they were briefed on Fast and Furious, contradicting the President. The number of violent crimes committed by these Fast and Furious weapons has shot up from 11, as first claimed, to possibly 28. Third, newly revealed documents indicate a cover-up by the U.S. Attorney’s office to try and conceal the fact that weapons recovered from the murder scene where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered.
• General Motors. The mantra Joe Biden loves to shout is that “Osama is dead and General Motors is alive.” Well aside from the fact that the attack in Benghazi shows clearly that al Qaeda is alive and well and crowds all over the world are shouting (“Obama, Obama, we are all Osama”) — General Motors wants the government out of its company. Specifically, it wants the government to sell the 27 shares Obama took in the company because company officials have become convinced Obama’s stake is bad for GM’s business. But the government refuses to sell, the Wall Street Journal reports, because the American taxpayer would have to take a financial bath to the tune of some $15 billion. So Biden blithely goes about the business of covering-up yet another embarrassing administration misadventure.
• Lockheed Martin. As reported by ABC News,
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin heeded a request from the White House today — one with political overtones — and announced it will not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees just days before the November presidential election.
Lockheed, one of the biggest employers in the key battleground state of Virginia, previously warned it would have to issue notices to employees, required by law, due to looming defense cuts set to begin to take effect after Jan. 2 because of the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called Super-committee, which was created to find a way to cut $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade.
Such massive layoffs could have threatened Obama’s standing in the state he won in 2008 and is hoping to carry again this November.
In other words, the White House is quite deliberately demanding of Lockheed that it violate the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. WARN requires companies to notify workers 60 days ahead of time of coming layoffs — but the administration can’t have that because the notices would have been sent out mere days before the election. So — the decision was made to just violate the law. And cover up by pretending there’s nothing amiss.
When you add it all up — what is now obvious to more and more Americans is that just as Reverend Wright has said — this President has a problem telling the truth.
Is there any wonder that on one day in June the President says he’s pouring 1.7 million new people into the job pool — and apparently believes they are one big no-never-mind when tallying the unemployment rate for September?
Is there any wonder there are all manner of cover-up accusations now gaining on the Obama administration — over Libya, Fast and Furious, General Motors, and Lockheed Martin.