Obama Lies!What a magnificent speech! What fantastic Rhetoric!
and Patterico shows how:
"This Just In: Obama Didn’t Tell the Truth About Everything in His Speech
Filed under: General, Obama — Patterico @ 7:07 am
Pretty good fact-check of the speech here. A sample:
President Barack Obama knows Americans are unhappy that the government could rescue people who bought mansions beyond their means.
But his assurance Tuesday night that only the deserving will get help rang hollow.
Even officials in his administration, many supporters of the plan in Congress and the Federal Reserve chairman expect some of that money will go to people who used lousy judgment.
. . . .
OBAMA: “Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs.”
THE FACTS: This is a recurrent Obama formulation. But job creation projections are uncertain even in stable times, and some of the economists relied on by Obama in making his forecast acknowledge a great deal of uncertainty in their numbers.
The president’s own economists, in a report prepared last month, stated, “It should be understood that all of the estimates presented in this memo are subject to significant margins of error.”
Beyond that, it’s unlikely the nation will ever know how many jobs are saved as a result of the stimulus.
This business about creating “or saving” jobs is particularly annoying. As Matt Welch said: “Is there anyone listening to that that doesn’t see the B.S. in it?”
But in the whole speech, probably the most aggravating statement was this: “I’m proud that we passed the recovery plan free of earmarks . . .” Now, if there weren’t technically “earmarks” in it then it’s not technically “false.” But the implication that there is no pork in the stimulus — an implication that Obama repeats constantly — is the biggest lie imaginable.
But hey. The Big Lie is the one that’s easiest to miss."
My golly, this Bara-cuda President has great speech abilities, just a problem with facts!