He even thinks the 2008 election was on November 1! But it gets worse...much worse
by Larry Simons
November 2, 2009
In our favorite fraudster’s latest love letter to Obama entitled, “One Year After Election Day: The Verdict on Obama”, Andy “the Fraud” Ostroy assesses what has changed since the 2008 election. Ostroy immediately begins his article in fraud fashion by strongly implying that the 2008 election was held on November 1, not the actual date, November 4. Then he begins his assessment of Obama.
“I'm not going to get into Iraq and Afghanistan, wars which Obama's inherited and which have raged on for for eight and six years respectively. There's no quick fix, and it's going to take him some time to sort out strategy and future direction. It's simply too early to judge him here.”
Perhaps the reason why Ostroy is “not going to get into Iraq and Afghanistan…”, is because of the fact that Obama constantly vowed to end these wars. It was one of his staples of the “change we can believe in”.
In one of his many, many speeches on the campaign trail in 2008, Obama said this to his supporters in Charleston, WV, “Instead of fighting this war, we could be fighting for the people of West Virginia. For what folks in this state have been spending on the Iraq war, we could be giving health care to nearly 450,000 of your neighbors, hiring nearly 30,000 new elementary school teachers, and making college more affordable for over 300,000 students. We could be fighting to put the American dream within reach for every American - by giving tax breaks to working families, offering relief to struggling homeowners, reversing President Bush's cuts to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and protecting Social Security today, tomorrow, and forever. That's what we could be doing instead of fighting this war.”
That was then, this is now. Yes, the billions and billions of dollars being spent on this war could do wonders for our country and our own citizens. Obama promised he would end this war so that Americans would no longer suffer. Fat chance. Nine months later and we are still knee deep in blood, death and destruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was just announced that October 2009 has been the bloodiest month in the entire 8 year Afghanistan war. Congrats Mr. Obama, you just accomplished something in which even Bush can’t boast. Oh yes, we did get change all right.
“No quick fix”, Ostroy says. To quote Congressman Ron Paul, “We went in just like that, we can come home just like that.” Why do brain dead imbeciles think our withdrawal has to be careful, planned and a long process? “It’s going to take him [Obama] some time to sort out strategy and future direction?” How much time does it possibly take to say, “bring them home?”
Here’s the part that made me laugh out loud: Ostroy says:
“But let's take a look at the economy. When Obama's predecessor George W. Bush took office in 2001, unemployment was at a respectable 4.2%. When he left office, it had nearly doubled to 7.6%. It stands now at 9.8%. Former president Bill Clinton left Bush with a $281-billion budget surplus, yet Bush left Obama with a $1.2-trillion deficit. The deficit is now $1.4-trillion. The national debt handed to Bush in 2001 was $5.7-trillion, and grew to $10.6-trillion by the time he left in 2008. It's currently $11.9-trillion. What does this all mean? A couple of things: first it says that Obama's economy has not materially worsened since he took office, especially as compared to the bashing it got under Bush. Next, and more importantly, it proves that Obama's $787-billion stimulus plan worked.”
Oh really? It worked? The stimulus plan was supposed to CREATE jobs, not make them disappear. Ostroy just admitted in the same paragraph that since Obama took office in January, unemployment rose from 7.6% under Bush to [now] 9.8%. If the stimulus plan was meant to CREATE jobs [and it was], then how did unemployment rise?
Obama has only been in office for 9 months. If we prorate the increases in unemployment, the national debt and the deficit under Obama, then after 4 years in office [at the current pace], unemployment under Obama will reach 18.6%, the national debt will hit 17.1 trillion and the deficit will reach 2.2 trillion. Naturally, fraudamopolous Ostroy conveniently leaves this out.
Ostroy’s fourth paragraph, from start to finish, is complete unverified, unsourced and undocumented OPINION. Ostroy states:
“Let's not forget where we were last year at this time. The proverbial sky was falling. America's financial system was on the verge of collapse, a crisis not seen since the Great Depression. There was an unprecedented global economic meltdown, and for the first time in 75 years Americans contemplated withdrawing their money from banks for fear of widespread default. Credit froze, borrowing ceased, and all economic activity stopped. One year later there's appreciable GDP growth, businesses are optimistic, earnings are up, inventories are down, orders are rising, credit is flowing, borrowing has resumed and stock markets have rallied. And, monthly job losses have gone down from an average 750,000 when Bush left office to the low-mid 200's. On the economy, it's pretty safe to say that Obama and his policies have been highly effective.”
No links, no sources, no quotes, no evidence that anything stated [above] is anything near fact. Ostroy simply just says it. According to Ostroy, if he just says it, it’s TRUE! He mentions that monthly job losses have gone down from an average of 750,000 when Bush left office to now in the low-mid 200’s.
What Ostroy does not tell you is that that does not mean that jobs are being created. They are still being lost. That’s why unemployment is still rising under Obama [which Ostroy did mention above]. Saying that monthly job losses are going down is like saying there’s less starving people every month in third world countries than one year ago, but if they are given a few crackers to eat, they can’t be called starving anymore. It’s like Ostroy is bragging because Americans have to work the shittiest, most shameful and undignified jobs just so they can call themselves “employed”. Great work Obama!
Ostroy’s last paragraph made my ribs hurt as well. He writes:
“Nine months after taking the oath of office, while it's still way too early to label his presidency a success or failure, it is fair to conclude that he's definitely on the right track, and as far as the economy is concerned, he's brought America back from the dead. For that he deserves credit. On the foreign stage, given all that Bush left him, he also deserves a little more time to intelligently assess strategy for Iraq and Afghanistan. We've already had eight years of catastrophic military ineptitude. It's actually quite refreshing to have a president who's carefully weighing all options before committing troops to battle. But these are definitely now his wars to wage and/or end, and time is running out on his honeymoon. He needs to formulate a plan, and soon.”
Way too early to label that he’s a failure? Wasn’t nine months the same amount of time Bush served before 9-11, in which nearly every Democrat blamed Bush for 9-11? I just happen to agree with them on that, I’m merely pointing out the hypocrisy of Ostroy claiming that nine months is too early to deem a President a failure.
He’s [Obama] brought America back from the dead? And your evidence for that is that unsubstantiated and unverified fourth paragraph in which you just spoke fake facts into existence? Obama “needs time” to assess Iraq and Afghanistan? I thought he wanted the wars OVER? How much assessment does “come home now” take? “Committing troops to battle?” He vowed he would END the wars Andy! How does that involve “committing troops to battle?”
I’m awfully glad to see that during the last nine months of Obama’s presidency, people like Ostroy can call that a “honeymoon”. Meanwhile, since January 20, 2009, over 4,000 Iraq and Afghanistan troops, as well as Afghan and Iraqi citizens have been blown to bits and their lives have ended….forever, and Ostroy calls this a honeymoon.
What Ostroy completely leaves out is how much like Bush Obama really is. Habeas Corpus still suspended, the Military Commissions Act still in effect, still no trials and representation for detainees, still massive secrecy among his administration, two wars still going strong, banks still being bailed out and rewarded for failure, etc… etc…etc….
It’s completely astonishing how political party and affiliation can blind people. All Bush had to do was morph himself into a younger half-black Democrat, and the Democrats turn into hypocritical, soul-selling FRAUDS.