Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Con Game

When Pres. Obama joked that everyone in the room at the Correspondent's dinner had voted for him, we all know it wasn't really a joke. They knew it and he knew it.

What we are seeing with the press now is the complete and polar opposite of the press with Pres. Bush. Bush couldn't make one decision that wasn't excoriated by the press. We on the right had plenty of problems with Bush, but the relentless bashing and smearing that this President endured was beyond the pale, and many of us didn't want to add to it. We expressed our anger when Bush spent too much. We expressed our anger at expanding govt programs. But all of that was swept away in the molten hate of the press on a day to day basis.

Now, the opposite is true. This President has quadrupled the national debt to numbers that are literally not describable to the public. $3.6 trillion budget for 2010 and the public can't comprehend the number, so the press ignores it. Budget Director Peter Orszag said this year’s deficit will be $1.841 trillion — $89 billion more than previously estimated. *Yawn* says the press. But when Obama proposed $17 billion in budget cuts, the press went wild with it. On and on. All the public heard was "budget cuts." Now, we know that his budget director says that the deficit will actually go up by $89 billion. So much for "cuts." *Yawn* again with the press. Add this to the fact that we shed another 539,000 jobs in April, after already losing 2 million jobs since Obama took office, and the unemployment rate going up to 8.9 percent, the highest in 26 years, and you have a pretty bleak picture. Yet, the wildly out of control spending of this President continues. But the press loves him. They hope with the hope of a child, that he will come through for them, and be the liberal of their dreams.

This is like the con man on the corner in Manhattan with the shell game. The public will never win this one. The con man is too slick, to charming, too good at the con. We will lose our money ever single time. The problem is the "police" are on his side here. No one will tell him to take his little con game and go home. The game will continue until we have lost every penny we have.