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Time to wise up to Obama's lies

Cagle Cartoon Syndicate Published: March 8, 2013 4:00 AM

Take President Obama and his Cabinet of Liars, please.

We all know what dirty tricks they played to try and stop the sequester's automatic budget cuts from happening.

They spent weeks trying to frighten the America people into believing the country would collapse into chaos and suffering if the federal government's sequester-forced spending cuts went into effect.

The campaigner in chief and his chorus of toadies did everything they could to make sure the puny spending cuts -- which would have merely taken the federal budget back to its 2012 level -- would cause the most pain to the most people.

Supposedly the cuts were going to decimate the ranks of our local police forces and firefighters, throw hundreds of teachers into the streets, create long lines at airports and maybe even leave the United States vulnerable to a military invasion by Greece.

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Of course, most of Big Media played right along with Obama's dirty political game. Like the dupes they are, they publicized every sequester scare-story like it was going to mean the end of America as we know it.

(Too bad the MSM don't devote the same level of hysteria to covering some of our real problems, like Obama's runaway federal spending and our un-payable future debt load.)

In case you haven't noticed by now, Armageddon didn't happen. The sequester came and the sun is still coming up. Planes aren't falling from the heavens. And I haven't had to use my guns to defend my home against a single robber or terrorist.

Even the invertebrate Republicans in Congress haven't caved to pressure from the special interests who oppose the sequester cuts, though perhaps they just need more time.

So far, Obama's cross-country campaign of whoppers hasn't worked on the American people, who don't need Karl Rove to tell them that the "Big Bad Wolf" the president was yapping about every day wasn't really at their doors.

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Another hopeful sign that most Americans are not as nave or stupid as the Obama Gang thinks they are came this week when the citizens of Los Angeles went to the polls.

The mayoral primary was the top draw, but also on the ballot on Tuesday was one of California's infamous ballot measures.

The official title was "Proposition A -- Neighborhood Public Safety And Vital City Services Funding And Accountability Measure." That's government-speak for a half-cent sales tax hike.

If you're not familiar with the fiscal condition of my home city of Los Angeles, it's a depressing microcosm of the federal government and the state of California. Taxing too much and spending even more, the city already has a sales tax of 9 cents and a projected annual budget deficit of $216 million.

Just as Obama tried to scare the public into believing that the sequester would hurt our national security, the local pols here tried to scare voters into thinking public safety would be endangered without Proposition A.

Proposition A was backed by the police chief and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who used police academy recruits as props and warned of losing 500 city cops if the sales tax hike was defeated.

I'm happy to report that the voters of the City of Los Angeles saw through the sham. Proposition A went down to defeat, crushed by a final margin of 55 percent to 45 percent.

Proposition A's defeat was a minor victory in the great war against government taxing and spending. But when voters in a liberal city like Los Angeles can't be scared into voting for higher taxes, it's a sign that maybe Americans are getting wise to government lies and the politicians who tell them.

Copyright 2013 Michael Reagan. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com.

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little_r_republican Mar 12, 2013 9:45 AM

comming events: mo's birthday party. bo's golf weekend. vacation to martha's vineyard...travel seperate but spend some quality time togetehr. bo's golf weekend. mo's next trip to ? bo's golf weekend.

redleg6 Mar 9, 2013 5:01 PM

President Obama cancels White House tours do to sequester.(The Peoples House)...Kids cannot get in to take the tour...I thought the Liberals were "for the children" for the people?...By the way, it cost $77,000.00 a month to run the tours. President Obama's 1 weekend golf outing with Tiger Woods cost the taxpayer est $1,000,000.00...Keep believing and drink the cool-aid. The Deciever in Chief is out to collapes our countries economy, with a little help from his friends.

ratchet Mar 9, 2013 12:30 PM

I can see king obama trying to get rid of the 22nd amendment.

TaggR Mar 9, 2013 9:50 AM

3rdworld you'll notice it's the same big babies posting day after day. It's an obsession for them because they have been beaten down so badly. And it appears they have nothing better to do with their time than hang around checking and responding to post ALL day long. I am sure you noticed they tend to post negative comments about the dumbest things. They feel they have to comment about everything because in their real lives nobody listens to them. These people are losers in more than just politics, they also are losers in the game of life.

3rdworld Mar 9, 2013 9:27 AM

I've learned, over the last 4 years, that you can't argue with teabaggers. I learned in November that people are beginning to reject their dogma and I have the satisfaction of knowing that Obama will be their president for the next 3 1/2 years. That allows me to read things like this and say, nanny nanny boo boo, lol. :)

seatinger415 Mar 8, 2013 10:30 PM

The Republicans are the only Liars I can see, surely not the President !

little_r_republican Mar 8, 2013 12:55 PM

Not even 2 weeks ago bho was lecturing how thousands were going to lose their jobs, poor and disabled children would be left out in the cold, trains and planes would stop running, teachers would lose thier jobs, police and firefighters would be laid off...and on and on and on. Given the opportunity to make the cuts he wanted...no way! let the evil repubs do it! Then he gives fighter jets and arms to Egyptian brotherhood to defend themselves against US!

showbizk Mar 8, 2013 12:20 PM

@lumbay2000 Right. And Nixon wasn't a crook.

anonymous Mar 8, 2013 12:20 PM

Wake up to use of Drones in America that could kill Americans citizens. The fact that the question of rather or not the President could kill Americans on American soil with out due process even needed to be asked is evidence enough that this guy can not be trusted. It is not enough to say that our President would not do such a thing and still allow a method for the next one, or the one after that to do it. Anyone that says Obama does not liar is very badly misinformed. It is the nature of every politician to lie. Remember you can not trust government.

redleg6 Mar 8, 2013 12:06 PM

Forgot the most important qoute: In the beginning the organizer's first job is to create the issues or problems. ...Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals..Remember it was President Obama/Democrats sequester idea. The Republicans went along. But it was the Presidents Idea. He created the problem.

redleg6 Mar 8, 2013 11:55 AM

Presidential tactics???..Taken from 13 Tactics for Radicals. #5 Ridicule is man's most potent weapon ...#8 Keep the pressure on... #9 The Threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself...#11 If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside..Saul Alinsky...If the organizer begins with an affirmation of love for people, he promptly turns everyone off. If, on the other hand, he begins with a denunciation of exploiting employers, slum landlords, police shakedowns, gouging merchants, he is inside their experience and they accept him. P.98

The job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a dangerous enemy. P.100..The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. P.116-117

Sounds like the Dems SOP. Remember our President was a community organizer from Chicago.

little_r_republican Mar 8, 2013 11:36 AM

"Mr. Obama had exactly the right idea in 2008 when he said it was important for the president to go about eliminating those programs we dont need, and insisting that those we do need operate in a sensible, cost-effective way. Citizens Against Government Waste released a report called Prime Cuts to help Mr. Obama live up to his word."

"The waste-watcher group came up with 557 ways he could save $580 billion in the first year and $1.8 trillion over five years without undermining any fundamental government service. A number of the items on the list are familiar because theyve been listed year after year. The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth, Ronald Reagan observed, is a government program. Now that were bogged down in dire straits, the situation should encourage Congress to send these boondoggles to their eternal rest."

above is quoted from a DC wastewatching publication.

lumbay2000 Mar 8, 2013 9:18 AM

President Obama is not a liar.

little_r_republican Mar 8, 2013 8:20 AM

I dearly pray that Americans are finally waking up. Next on the agenda will be using our tax dollars to bail out california. Making us pay for the fraud and incompetitence of california's decision makers.