Political Prevaricators, Oh Wait, That’s Redundant

The depth and breadth of bad manners is breathtaking. The last few days have brought new meaning to the old joke,

“How do you know a politician is lying?” “Their mouth is open.”

How to lie shamelessly, even on a nationally televised commercial.

Sen. Carl Levin has an attack of Tourette’s, during testimony. The Senate should have a special soap dispenser – adjustable to mouth level.

Goldman Sachs doesn’t mind taking a little heat now, because look at this pot at the end of the carbon-trading rainbow they have wrangled for themselves.

Caleb Howe points out the flow of events around the supposed mortgage collapse orchestrated by Goldman Sachs vis-a-vis their mountainous contributions to the Obama coffers.

To summarize the timeline of events Erick posted on last week: The SEC announced its charges Friday morning. At 10:38 a.m., the New York Times broke the story. 28 minutes later, Organizing for America sent out an email in President Obama’s name calling on people to support his version of “Financial Reform.”

Right after that, the New York Times published a massive hit piece on Goldman Sachs’ alleged actions during the highly publicized bursting of the housing bubble. By that afternoon, the DNC had launched a Google Ad campaign tying Goldman Sachs’ alleged wrongdoing to the need for Obama’s “Financial Reform” proposal. As Erick wrote, this is stunning – especially since (and this bears repeating ad infinite) Goldman was a top donor to the Obama campaign in 2008.

Erick and Dan both (rightly) questioned just how this series of events would have been treated by the press if this had happened during the Bush administration?

The same masters of manipulation can also certainly SIT on reports when it suits their purpose. Jill is literally sputtering with frustration over the Obama administration holding the report on Obamacare costs done by the Medicare Office of the Actuary.

As you may recall, the story was that Congress went ahead with the ram-through, declining to wait for Medicare’s Office of the Actuary’s report on the costs of the bill.

Scratch that. The report was submitted to HHS, and to the White House, at least a week before the vote. It “set off alarm bells,” and was hidden from the public.

And not one ‘public servant’ at HHS leaked anything about the report’s existence or contents. They were ‘too scared.’ Way to earn that salary.

I don’t suppose Sebelius or Obama broke any laws by hiding the report, but it’s unequivocally unethical. Sebelius, at least, should be hauled before one of those blowhard committees, sworn in, and required to disclose what she knew and when she knew it. It’s outrageous. This is the woman who’s been given enormous powers over our healthcare under the new law. And we pay her salary, too.

Add immigration to this mix, along with a compliant media, and things are bound to heat up.

Hoping and praying this isn’t true. Pete is skeptical, as is Stacy.

Obviously, Victor Hill, a.k.a. “Walking Small,” must feel emboldened by the success of the Liar in the White House, otherwise why would he be running for State Senate when he’s still under investigation?

Both Elizabeth and Neo, women whose opinions I value, feel a calm before the storm. Can it get any worse? Oh yes, much worse…

Cross-posted at Potluck

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