President Obama has probably had to endure more lies and half-truths and outright made-up myths about his term in office than almost any other President I can name.
I wanted to be nice as I write this post because a good friend of mine always reminds me, “Be nice now, John–refrain from name calling and all that other stuff that puts the acid in the proboscotorial protuberances of the intransigent and obstructionist Far Right Kook Fringe.
But sometimes it is nearly impossible, seeing how outright nasty, virulent, vicious, unfair, unreasonable and mindless some of them act sometimes.
(Yeah, I know. I do the same thing…so what? What is good for the goose and all that malarkey, right?)
But since I write everything with a decidedly Liberal “Spin” (That ought to frost some Right Wing pancreatics because they hate it when I am honest about “Spinning.”) I am sure a lot of Liberals will be on my side. Maybe Radical Righties shouldn’t be reading my stuff anyway…it would be awful if they actually were to learn something…It might upset their whole little contrived World if some facts actually got through to some of them.
Anyway, I was skimming across the Internet and I came upon one of those sleazy little electronic rags—the kind that some Rightist Fringe Malcontents love to write—and it was ragging on and on about President Obama and his Economic Record while he has been President.
This nasty little adventure into skewing the facts about First Amendment Rights gave all kinds of figures about how things were when Obama first took office and how bad the same things had purportedly become a few months into his Presidency.
This kind of negative fluff is all over the Web because there are scores of folks out there who simply cannot stand the fact that Obama is President for whatever the reason and so, they seem to get a charge out of spreading lies, rumors and falsehoods about anything he says or does.
But my thing is that if you can catch these “Haters” in one of their little myth-conceptions and if you can lay it bare for what it is, nothing else they have to say actually matters after facts have destroyed their feeble little attempts at showing how “Smart” they are.
So, I have picked one single item out of the litany of fabricated negativity from the particular “Rag” that I was looking at and it is the piece of drivel that claims that unemployment under Obama has risen sharply in just a few months.
Well, I decided to go back into the History Books a little (Not the Right Wing Revisionist ones, but the ones that have been universally consulted since time immemorial) and see just how the record of the President G.W. Bush Administration (The most recent Conservative President) developed on this same question of increases in unemployment figures.
Unemployment in The United States during the G.W. Administration rose from 4.3% in January 2001 to 7.2% in December, 2008—an increase of 2.9%!
Guess what the increase in Unemployment in the U.S. has been since Obama took office?
How about 0.7%?
Isn’t that amazing how some of the sore losers on the side of Radical Conservatism can twist things simply by omitting information sometimes?
The obstructionists and intransigents can blow and boast and holler and yell all they want—until they are blue in the face, actually—it doesn’t change the fact that among other things, The Stock Market has come roaring back under Obama with the S&P climbing an astounding 59%.
I think that instead of criticizing The President for what they like to think of as his failed economic policies, they ought to be paying him a little more praise as they run, pockets bulging from their Stock Market gains, to the bank—don’t you? Wouldn’t that be fair? Just a little appreciation folks! Oh Yeah! Right!
Righties ain’t talking about the rising Stock market under Obama, are they?
Does it matter to anyone who is busy complaining about our President and doing everything they can to make sure he is a one termer that the American Economy has gained more than a million jobs under the leadership of President Obama and it had lost more than 4 million just before he was sworn into office? Is that important to any of the sour-faced Righties who seem to detest our President so much?
You bet’cha it don’t!
Posted by John Liming (Political Opinion)
Illustration Entitled, “Republicans In Wonderland” courtesy of MARIO PIPERNI