By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama is generally regarded as a brilliant man, almost without peer on earth. That is the belief of most in the mainstream media and, especially, by Obama himself.
Several political fairy tales spun by the president call that assumption into play.
The Top Ten fairy tales told by Barack Obama:
80 percent of the American people want their taxes raised;
Raising taxes will cost the economy jobs(Dec 2010); not raising taxes will cost the economy jobs (July 2011);
Borders between the U.S. and Mexico have never been more secure, excepting only the occasional slaughter of an innocent “Newly Arriving Refugee” by an out-of-control, racist Border Patrol Agent;
My “National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform” introduced several outstanding ideas, saving those that dealt with entitlements reform, spending cuts and other radical right-wing heresy;
Firing 165 missiles into Libya does not involve “hostilities,” thus, the War Powers Resolution does not apply;
Operation “Fast and Furious” was an appropriate under- the radar-project to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous, right-wing Americans by giving them to drug cartels in Mexico;
Adding 30 million people to the rolls of the insured will cut overall medical costs;
“Shared sacrifice” means assuring that higher taxes are imposed on the rich and on Big Oil in a somewhat fair and balanced manner;
Transparency is NOT a constitutional requirement for the president or his administration;
There is far too much loose money in American politics, which is why I intend to force my re-election campaign to survive on no more than $1 billion dollars, unless an emergency causes me to do otherwise.
There it is the Top Ten political fairy tales told by the most loosely-wrapped president in U.S. history!