A message of hope to Obama cultists

Free yourselves.

Obama cultists: free yourselves.

Shed those chains of compliance and apathy. Walk free.

I’m not here to attack you. I’m here to reach out with a joyful message of hope. I’m also not here to tell you to become a Republican. I’m not a Republican; I’m proudly and aggressively unaffiliated with any political party. And I know your immediate, visceral, instinctual reaction, when someone challenges you or your Leader, is to shout, “BUT YOU DIDN’T SAY THIS WHEN BUSH DID [xyz]!” Well, I was a kid when Bush came into office, but for what it’s worth, I did criticize many of his actions and policies. When he signed the No Child Left Behind Act, for instance, I was vociferously opposed. And I let everyone at the lunch table know about it.

So, I’ve disarmed your only defense mechanisms. You can’t bring Republicans into this one, because I’m not a Republican. You can’t hit me with the “you didn’t say this when Bush did…” routine, because I did say it. I’ve taken your only shield, and now you stand before me; naked, exposed.

Wait. Stop. Don’t run. This, my friends, is an intervention. For over five years you’ve danced on the sidelines and cheered as the most dishonest, manipulative, destructive, narcissistic, incompetent, corrupt, liberty-hating, anti-constitutional president in US history ran roughshod over the American people and the American way of life. For over five years, my fellow countrymen, you’ve waved your pompoms for a tyrant. Your Leader is not a good man. He can be redeemed, as we can all be redeemed, but his actions have been truly heinous. Remember: I don’t say that because I’m a Republican. I do not say it because I’m a Bush fan. I say it because it’s true; and it’s a truth that is entirely unavoidable.

Stop… No, stop right there. I can already hear you: “But.. but… but a lot of presidents have done bad things.” Yes, yes they have. But we’re talking about THIS president right now. And, it just so happens, THIS president has done things that no other president would have dreamed of doing.

Listen, I’m concerned about you. I did some research this morning, which brought me to a website called CultClinic.org. This is a site that’s supposed to help the family and friends of cult members. I perused for a bit and found a list of Warning Signs That Someone Might Be In A Cult:

•Thinking in black and white terms

•Using a new language/cultic jargon

•Saying goodbye to all old friends and only seeing people affiliated with, or not critical of the cult

•Creating distance from family, especially during holidays and family events

•Euphoric, yet simultaneously tired and worn

•Humorless

•A change in diet and sleep patterns

•Low on money

•Poor grades

•A dismissal of their life prior to involvement with the group as “all bad”

•A change in goals, priorities, and life plan

•Return to child-like behavior

•Dogmatic adherence to new beliefs/ideas, with the inability, or lack of interest to logically assess these new beliefs

•Secrecy

Good Lord. It’s worse than I thought. Obama Cultists exhibit all of these traits.

Thinking in black and white terms? Check. Obama Cultists literally see everything as a racial black and white issue (which is why they’ll leave comments under this post accusing me of racism). Using new jargon? Triple check. In a recent example, an Obama supporter told me that all of the people who are getting their insurance canceled aren’t “losing” it — they’re being “transitioned.” All of that stuff about alienating family members? Check, but it’s worse than that. The modern progressive wishes to alienate not just his own family, but the very institution itself. Euphoric, yet tired and worn? Check. Can you think of any better description of the “hope and change” routine from 2008? Humorless? Checkcheckcheckcheckcheck. Huge, massive, gigantic check. A change in diet? Check. Just talk to Michelle about that. Low on money? Check. No president has expanded the Welfare State more than this one. Poor grades? Well, admittedly, the aforementioned No Child Left Behind Act makes this one a moot point. A dismissal of life prior to joining cult? N/A. Hardly anyone ever goes from conservative to progressive. The transformation almost always works the other way around. So, in other words, if someone is a progressive, they’ve likely been one their whole life. They’ll remain in that condition until they grow up. A change in priorities and goals? Check. Isn’t that the very mission of progressivism? Return to child like behavior? Check. Well, except for the “return” part. Dogmatic adherence to beliefs? CHECK. A billion times, check. Secrecy? Check. But the secrecy is on Obama’s part, and his followers dutifully make excuses for it.

This is a chilling reality. I’ve always referred to Obama supporters as “cultists,” but, for a while, I merely meant it pejoratively. Then I began to realize that the term is literally true. Sure, Jim Jones persuaded 900 people to drink cyanide, whereas Obama had trouble convincing six people to buy health insurance from him. But let us not assume that Obama’s Cult Leader powers have diminished. He ain’t much of an insurance salesman, but the man has brainwashing methods that would make Lyndon LaRouche jealous.

The Obama Cultist often accuses me of criticizing his Leader without presenting “specifics” and “evidence.” Here’s how the conversation usually works:

Me: Obama lied and said we’d all be able to keep our insurance plans!

Obama Cultist: You’re the liar! When did Obama ever say that?

Me: Here’s over 20 video clips of Obama saying exactly that.

Obama Cultist: … OH YEAH?! WELL WHERE WERE THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION?!

No, really, every single conversation I’ve ever had with any Obama Cultist has followed a trajectory very similar to this.

So, Obama Cultist, it’s just you and me right now. Nobody else. Pull the blindfold off. Pull it off for just a moment. I’m going to give you your specifics. I’m going to specifically explain why Obama is a liar and a tyrant. Read this next part like a rational adult. Read it like someone who wants the truth. I won’t tell on you. Your secret is safe with me. And, at the end, if you want to go back into that mental cave of submission, fear and blind allegiance — I won’t try to stop you. But crawl out for a moment. Just a moment. And consider the specifics.

Obama is a liar because:

-He sold his health care plan by GUARANTEEING, on MULTIPLE occasions, that you can KEEP your plan if you like it. He could not have passed the legislation through Congress, or sold it the American people, without saying this. But it was a lie. A bold faced lie. It was a statement presented as truth, despite the fact that it wasn’t true — i.e. a “lie.” Whatever you think about the ACA, it is a profoundly impactful law that will alter all of our lives in serious ways. A good, honest and moral man would never sell something such as this by lying about it. He did. He lied. There is no way around it. He said you can keep your plan if you like it, when, in fact, the law DEPENDS on you NOT being able to keep your plan if you like it. That’s a lie. A terrible, awful, no-good lie, uttered by a terrible, awful no-good man.

-Watch this. “No more spying on American citizens.” Do you know what we call that when stated by the man who is in charge while the government actually spies on every single citizen? A lie. Not a “misrepresentation” or an “inaccuracy” — a lie. Plain and simple.

This is a doozy. He lies, like, seven times in under two minutes. But watch him as he unleashes this battery of bull crap. He has no intention of doing any of these thing, and he didn’t do any of these things, yet he lies to 300 million people without flinching. Even Obama’s pals in the left wing press have dubbed his regime the most “closed, control freak” administration in American history. Do you know what you need to be good at if you want to run a closed, control freak White House? Lying.

-My favorite brand of Obama Lie is when he says something on camera, and then later denies having said the thing that we all saw and heard him say. Here’s a good example. Obama, August 12, 2012: “A red line for us, is the use of chemical weapons” in Syria. Obama, September 4, 2013: “I didn’t set a red line.” Bro, seriously?

These are classic Obama lies because they also mix in a healthy dose of cowardice. Dozen of meetings and briefings every day, but he claims he finds out what his administration is really up to by watching CNN. Way to lie AND insult the intelligence of every American, Mr. President.

-Of course there’s the Throwback Obama lies, like when he covered up his connection to Acorn, or his church, or Tony Rezko. There’s the Obama Theatrics Lies, where he closes down privately funded monuments, or ends White House tours (which are run by volunteers) to make some sort of point about a shut down he caused, or a sequester he specifically planned. There’s the Obama Scandal Lies, which we’ll delve into in the next chapter. There’s the standard Broken Campaign Promise Lie, such as the stories he told about his “intention” to close Gitmo or end the wars overseas or repeal the Patriot Act (which he’s repeatedly renewed). Or breaking his promise to not hire any lobbyists, by hiring at least 40 lobbyists to work in his administration. There’s the Diversion Lie, which isn’t a direct lie, but a dishonest attempt to distract from important issues by making a national story out of a radio host insulting some chick at Georgetown, or an obscure 5th string NBA player coming out of the closet, or a local police matter in Sanford, Florida. Obama lies come in many forms, but probably the biggest lie he ever told is this.

You see, I only call the man a liar because he is, in fact, a pathological, calculating, cheating, scamming, liar. I call him a liar because he is a liar. Not because BUSH. Or because REPUBLICAN. Or because RACISM. But because the man lies like he breathes.

Obama is a tyrant because:

-He has ordered 326 drone strikes in Pakistan, killing hundreds of women and children. Tack on another few hundred in Yemen, Libya and Somalia. Perhaps this is why, according to a new book, he bragged about being “really good at killing people.”

-Obama has a “Kill List,” where he keeps track of his extrajudicial murders. He assassinated an American citizen without charge or trial. A few weeks later, he had that citizen’s 16 year old son killed for no apparent reason. When his press secretary was asked why Obama murdered an American teenager, he responded that the child “should have had a more responsible father.”

-Obama attacks the evil “one percenters,” but has received more money from Wall Street than any president in the last two decades.

-His IRS targeted conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle. This effectively handicapped his opposition and silenced many of his most passionate enemies.

-Obama has armed and/or funded drug cartels in Mexico, terrorists in Libya, savage child murderers in Syria, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

-When his gun running operation from Libya to Syria went sideways, and his ambassador was under siege in Benghazi, those that could have helped were ordered to stand down. Then we were told lie after lie, with the administration still, to this day, failing to come clean about why the stand down order was given, why the compound was attacked in the first place, what Obama was doing on the night of the attack, and why they ever claimed a YouTube video had anything to do with any of this.

-Obama’s Justice Department spied on the Associated Press and threatened to prosecute a Fox News journalist for reporting on a story.

-He’s funneled billions of dollars to banks and corporations, under the guise of “bailouts.”

-He’s purged the military of commanders that don’t align with his political ideology.

-Many of his agencies, from the VA, to the IRS, to the GSA, have stolen tax money to splurge on boozy parties, trips to Disney World, and “conferences” at swanky resorts.

-His HHS secretary has solicited “donations” from companies and corporations that will be regulated under Obamacare.

-His NSA apparently spies on everyone in the galaxy, including, but not limited to, all American citizens, foreign allies, and the Pope.

-He gave tax money to campaign contributors, and then called it an “investment” in a green energy company. The company summarily went bankrupt.

-His administration has aggressively prosecuted whistleblowers, even going so far as to institute the “Insider Threat Program,” which encourages government employees to spy on each other.

You see, I only call him a tyrant because he is, in fact, a murdering, stealing, lying, despotic tyrant. Not because BUSH. Or because REPUBLICAN. Or because RACISM. But because he is an abhorrent, abominable dictator.

I’m trying to appeal to you, Obama Cultists, so I didn’t even mention the most nefarious aspects of this man: his pro-abortion extremism. He’s given more tax money to the abortion industry than any other president. He still stands, I believe, as the only US president to ever wish “blessings” on a room full of wealthy abortionists. He’s so in love with abortion that he opposed a bill that would have protected BORN INFANTS from being “aborted” after delivery. His refusal to protect the most helpless among us makes him a spineless, gutless scoundrel of the lowest order, but I won’t include that charge in this deposition. I realize, as Obama Cultists, you’re probably rather fond of this “procedure,” so it’s useless in this debate. Go here and here to understand why you’re wrong on this subject.

In any case, let’s not allow our moment of unity to be derailed at the very end. You must understand, Obama Cultists, I am here because I worry for you. I want you to shrug off this self-imposed burden that forces you to make apologies for the criminalities and tyrannies of a narcissistic bureaucrat. You need not weigh yourselves down with such a responsibility.

Free yourselves. You made a mistake with this Obama guy. It’s OK, we all make mistakes. Admit it, apologize, and let’s move on.

Amen?

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319 Responses to A message of hope to Obama cultists

  1. Poor Matt, if Obama gets a hold of this, you will get audited.

    • Hope Weber says:

      Or seen as a terrorist and sent to jail. Obama thinks anyone who doesn’t agree with him is a terrorist. So much for the 1st Amendment.

      • Faithe says:

        Obama doesn’t send American citizens to jail anymore, he just kills them with drone strikes. So much for the 14th Amendment.

      • R. says:

        Didn’t you know? The 14th Amendment only protects you if you want to marry someone of the same gender, and the 1st Amendment only protects you if you want to say nice things about someone who marries a same-gender spouse. Silly moo. 😛

  2. Steven says:

    The “New Book” link takes you to the oath of office video, guessing that’s a glitch. Can you fix that? I’m curious about this book.

  3. StephanyMae says:

    I loved this article, but it was a little too long. Though I must admit that if I took on the headache of ranting about how I feel about OBAMA in a blog article, it would be equally long. Here’s my two cents…Obama is a fool caught up in being politically correct. In trying to please himself and the other libtards, he tramples on the constitution. He is not a true patriot, nor does he get the beauty of the stateman. He means well, but without experience, wisdom, leadership and integrity, he has been nothing but a train wreck, literally. He’s like a train without tracks or a a missile without guidance. It does not matter what is hidden agenda is, he never should have been elected to lead our country. He was given power, corrupted it and thus spent all of his presidency back tracking and saving face. However, he is still a reflection of half the country. So with that, I must shake my head at the evil and corrupt nature of more than 50% of my fellow Americans. I dare hope that a few more are seeing the light & perhaps that percentage is dwindling…

    • Kevin says:

      Well said…well said!

    • Irma Tolin says:

      The people on the O-train is not 50 percent of our fellow Americans; merely a majority of people who voted. I believe if the majority of eligible Americans voted, we probably wouldn’t have this debacle.

    • sabashimon says:

      “He means well”
      Wow…….hang on StephanyMae, I’m going to go look for that old deed of mine to swamp land in Florida that you might be interested in.
      You still don’t “get” this guy.

  4. gjx says:

    Matt, Matt, Matt,
    Barry Sotero is not the problem here. His character and personality barely determine anything except what raw material the MSM have to work with. What you say about Obama has been true and has been said of just about every US President in the last 100 years, and could just as well have been said about Abraham Lincoln. Many of them rose to near cult status – Bill Clinton was as well loved, and Poppie Bush had a clutch of power brokers and multiple minions paving his way. FDR cultists are still pleading his beatification case, and plying their rent-seeking turfs.
    The problem is the nature of elective office and the secular religion that believes any of life’s woes is fit subject for legislative remedy. The problem is statism. In America, we just change its media face frequently enough so we’re fooled into thinking that voting the bums out might solve the mess we’ve made. The quadrennial rebirth of Progressive hope and rededication to letting the state fix everything gives us a short term high that only deepens our addiction to the rule of political law.
    What rules the real world is natural law. Human nature included. Want to know where tyranny originates? It comes from that small-minded nasty inner voice that whines “there oughta be a law…” and then sets off to coerce its fellow man. Mr. Sotero is just the happy face that’s been painted on the conductor of this orchestra of self-enslavement. In 2016 another face will relieve him and the orchestra will try to play on for a while longer.

  5. No matter which party, no matter which party a person claims to belong to, everyone should look critically at everything politicians do in our name. Not just the main pieces of legislation, but also those little pieces added on which are all so often overseen. And as to lobbyists….

    • dphiant says:

      Dead on Viktoria – the main problem in DC today is not the far Left or the far Right, it’s politics – start putting people in that will do the right thing BECAUSE it’s the right thing and maybe, just maybe, we can pull out of this dive before the nation completely tanks.

      Solid post Matt!

  6. Diane Wilson says:

    This is likely the most truthful post ever written! Excellent! I wonder if Obama cultists will be able to see themselves and wake up?

    • Sikov Itall says:

      Diane: Nope…even people who don’t like Obama don’t fully understand, as proven by StephanyMae and gjx. People like them understand that there’s a problem with our system because it lets someone like Obama get elected, but they still don’t see that it is OBAMA HIMSELF who has taken advantage that system to impose his socialist agenda. The system has been in place for over 200 years, yet this is the first time this much damage has been done by a single president. If you can read Matt’s article without feeling like you were hit on the head with a sledgehammer, then you’re hopeless.

  7. Mick Bodine says:

    Its Bush’s fault and you are racist. You also don’t like puppies and probably think bacon is unhealthy.

    Those who need an aforementioned humorectomy, NOTE The sarcasm!

  8. deelilynn says:

    And another example of the dozens of Obama lies:

    2007 candidate Obama promised he ‘would definitely not lift the ban on horse slaughter houses in America’ and yet on November 18th (during the 2011 congressional Thanksgiving break) he signed into law that the ban was indeed to be lifted. By the way, that very same day he found it in his heart to at least ‘pardon a turkey’. Oh, forgive my error, the pardon didn’t necessarily come from his heart but rather was done under duress because it’s an expected traditional Thanksgiving presidential duty.

    • So, do you know why there was a ban on slaughtering horses for meat in the first place?

      • deelilynn says:

        Why yes I do, Rebecca, do you?! It just so happens to be for ‘multi-faceted reasons’!! Perhaps you’re too lazy to look it up yourself and/or it just made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside to leave a snotty reply 😉 A partial hint: The ban lift had to do with funding and special interest … It is still banned in multiple states …

      • I personally think horse meat tastes amazing! Just saying. I’d love to not have to go to Canada to get meat that isn’t going to make me sick.

      • deelilynn says:

        “I personally think horse meat tastes amazing! Just saying. I’d love to not have to go to Canada to get meat that isn’t going to make me sick.”

        Poor young and misguided Rebecca 😉 And Ontario isn’t the only province that uses the ‘dreaded things that will make you sick like the things the US uses’:
        http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Farming-Food-production/Hormones-and-antibiotics-in-food-production.aspx#.UngQH37TmL0

        Enjoy your beloved horse meat 😉

      • Oh, I’m sorry. Maybe I forgot to tell you that I already eat organic, pasture raised, grain free meats that are verified humane. Oops. Forgot that part. Little quick to judge are you?

      • deelilynn says:

        “Oh, I’m sorry. Maybe I forgot to tell you that I already eat organic, pasture raised, grain free meats that are verified humane. Oops. Forgot that part. Little quick to judge are you?”

        Entertaining comeback, Rebecca, but now you’re truly showing just how deep your Kool-Aid drinking colors are 😉 Same type of comeback that Obama uses … “Oh, I forgot to mention the details” scheme – LOL!!

      • I like my kool-aid with vodka and an application for citizenship in Europe, how about you?

      • The details were also irrelevant at the time. You just assumed I don’t know anything about the FDA or food safety. And to be honest, I wish I didn’t know as much as I do about our food supply in the US, it scares me.

      • PatriotUSA says:

        You are truly a dupe Ms. Clegg and please while you are in Euorpistan and see how inhumane halal slaughter as that continent is being overrun immigrants from Muslim countries, speaking of slaughter. But I digress and got off track, silly me I hope you leave soon. And who cares if you eat organic food. It is a waste of your money but you feel good being a locavore right and making a smaller footprint on the poor planet. Good for you and leaves more resources for others. Silly libtards cannot hide at all and Mr. Walsh, excellent post. Do you own a stupid hybrid too? I will stick with my ’95 Buick which is supercharged, long paid off, and gets a constant 28-35 MPG on the road. Plus I can literally drive over those precious hybrids that people like you drive and feel so good about it. What is way more scary than our US food supply is that people like you vote and bred.

    • deelilynn says:

      “I like my kool-aid with vodka and an application for citizenship in Europe, how about you?”

      Rebecca, please hurry with your application to become a citizen in Europe … You’ll simply love all the one world order life there … By the way, I like my Kool-Aid with a double shot of America’s Founding Father Constitutional Patriotism …

      Go ahead and continue making silly comments but it’s obvious all you’re doing is proving what Matt is saying here … Although your comments give me huge giggles I’ll now refrain from shaming you further 😉

  9. Obama is a very bad President. Just remember, the next President will be worse. The next President is always worse than his predecessor. If a Republican wins, he will not repeal the ACA just like Obama has not repealed the Patriot Act.

  10. Pami says:

    I am physically sick over the lying and manipulation as I watch my country get hijacked before my eyes. Some of my cult friends just blindly follow. Others are well aware of the agenda and support his dishonesty as a means to a socialistic end. We have truly become a divided nation. I have no party to represent me. I am an American without a country. Sad sigh.

  11. Traveler says:

    AMEN! Mass brainwashing and mass hypnotism was perfected years ago by the Russians. It certainly seems to be at play in this situation. It is impossible to have a conversation with an Obama supporter, as they seem to be programmed to yell, redirect, and/or shut-down the moment the wrong words are uttered in their presence. It has been so from the start. I actually heard the demented Al Sharpton on MSNBC (my husband flips through channels and watches all of the stations to see what everyone is saying – he has more stomach for it than I do, and he despises it all as much as I do!) show some graph to illustrate how the debt has GONE DOWN under Obama. Wow! That’s about as believable as the one about how healthcare will cost the government less if they control and fund all of it. Ha!

    Thanks for this article. I don’t think you are going to be on Obama’s good list after this one!

    Sent from my iPad

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  12. Paul Koopman says:

    Strawmen + Hyperbole + Millenial Blogger Attitude – Perspective = this blog.

    It is good though that now I’ve found one of the primary sources for most of the asinine blathering that pops up on my Facebook feed from my conservative friends suffering from that dreaded Obama Derangement Syndrome. Talk about cults. Yeesh.

    • There’s a cult on both sides. At least my Obama supportive friends go to more than 3 sources for news.

      And I agree about this blog. 99% of the time, it’s just more brainwashing being spread around.

      • deelilynn says:

        “At least my Obama supportive friends go to more than 3 sources for news.” … And of course those 3 sources of news are reported by ‘actual reporters’ and not ‘media personalities’ right?? Not 😉

        “And I agree about this blog. 99% of the time, it’s just more brainwashing being spread around.” … And this remark is the ultimate ‘pot calling the kettle black’ 😉

      • And your point is? Yes, the pot is calling the kettle black. What are you going to do about that?

      • deelilynn says:

        “And your point is? Yes, the pot is calling the kettle black. What are you going to do about that?”

        What I already did, Rebecca, and that is to point out that your words were hypocritical regarding: “And I agree about this blog. 99% of the time, it’s just more brainwashing being spread around.” …

      • Paul Koopman says:

        deelilynn is relying on that old standby, false equivalence. You think I’m being brainwashed, well SO ARE YOU! Because equivalence!

        You are paying attention, right? You notice that in her first comment, Rebecca acknowledges that yes, there are some Obama supporters (perhaps many of them) that behave cultishly. So that kind of takes the legs out of your hypocrite charge from the get-go. It doesn’t take a crazy-eyed, drooling, Al Sharpton watching liberal to notice that way too many conservatives are getting their information these days from dubious sources.

      • I see she neatly edited out that part about brainwashing on both sides. Very useful for her argument ;), leaving out parts that don’t support your view of someone.

      • Jill J says:

        easy fix…don’t read it…

      • PatriotUSA says:

        I bet those sources are Huffy Poo, Daily Kos and Thinkprogress.

    • Wow an Alinsky drone, with head firmly implanted and hate right out front. Support the lies kill the country a real plan.

      • Paul Koopman says:

        One must wonder what an “Alinsky drone” would be in the first place. I think maybe Laurel is saying I am a community organizer that can only sing one note. My suggestion would be, if you’re tired of hearing that “note”, quit parroting the drivel dished out daily by the outrage-manufacturing machine; that would give those of us not prone to seeking sources according to confirmation bias something else to talk about.

        My head is indeed firmly implanted (upon the base of my neck), though the only thing I really hate is poor argumentation. I want an intelligent and principled conservative party in America to play the role of opposition to the progressives, to take the conservatism back for the real thinkers like Buckley and Kirk, rather than Limbaugh, Hannity, and Coulter. Intelligent and principled means, in part, don’t rely on strawmen and hyperbole.

      • IF ” Intelligent and principled means, in part, don’t rely on strawmen and hyperbole.” — what do they rely on and where do you find such people and why haven’t you supported them?

    • Ann Lamoureux says:

      Paul–exactly! Thank you

    • alanstorm says:

      IOW, you either can’t read or comprehend what you read. Got it.

      And get new kneepads.

  13. emperorbailey says:

    Wow, this is almost all wrong. This guy is really desperate to make his point.
    He can say he’s “not a Republican,” but he clearly gets all his information from Fox News and is wholeheartedly dedicated to their agenda. If you’re only and always voting for Republican candidates, guess what? You’re a Republican. That’s fine, but don’t act like the article is an unbiased diatribe from a neutral party.

    Here’s a couple I can refute without dedicating too much time or research to this:

    (1) “Obama lied about not setting a red line.”
    He said “A red line for us, is the use of chemical weapons” then “I didn’t set a red line” (I just copied these quotes from Walsh’s article without checking them). These two statements are absolutely consistent. Walsh has a willful ignorance of international law or how it works, because of his desperation to support his narrative of the “liar-President.” The red line was there literally before Obama was born. If we don’t enforce international norms, they evaporate, and things start getting ugly in certain parts of the world. That’s very very important. I don’t know how to stress that any more than I am.

    (2) “Obama lied about being able to keep our health care plan.”
    Okay. What he meant was “If you like your current plan, you can keep it, unless it’s embarrassingly inadequate.” I’m fine with that. I can accept that that last part was pretty well implied. The point of the new system is that the rest of us don’t have to pay for your emergency room visits, or make up for your medical debts when you declare bankruptcy. That doesn’t work if half of America has plans that just cover your circulatory system and have $10 million annual deductibles. Universal health care is pointless when we have embarrassingly inadequate plans. We might as well not have them. I’ve had those plans each of the last two summers while interning. It’s not a permanent solution for care, not even for young people.

    In 2008, he did make a lot of statements about his future administration that didn’t pan out. Some of them bother me a lot.
    – He said his government would be way more transparent than Bush’s. But it’s exactly the same.
    – He said he would close Gitmo. He hasn’t.
    – He said he would help the environment and get us off foreign oil. Either the 2008 or 2009 stimulus gave a lot of money to the DOE for that purpose, but he hasn’t done anything else since then. So it’s been at least 4 years, if ever.

    Bush and the Patriot Act didn’t put much stock in the bill of rights, as long as it was “for national security.” Unfortunately, anything his administration wanted to do was coincidentally “for national security.” I hoped Obama and a Dem-controlled Congress would have repealed the Act in 2009, and get back to the 4th/6th/8th amendments in their pursuit of terrorists. They didn’t.
    Advances in technology have now given the President and the unsupervised CIA the power of unlimited drone strikes. I see this as an extension of the Patriot Act/Homeland Security no-holds-barred philosophy that started in 2001. I think if Bush had gotten a third term, he would be doing the striking now. So I see the drone issue as a new arm of Obama’s continuation of the Bush-style “war on terror.”

    Despite those shortcomings, you have to be pretty alarmist and irrational to refer to him as “the most dishonest, manipulative, destructive, narcissistic, incompetent, corrupt, liberty-hating, anti-constitutional president in US history.” I don’t think even Rupert Murdoch believes that, but he’s happy to make you (and Walsh) think it and collect the resulting profits.

    Whenever someone is trying to get me to be outraged, I push back as hard as I can. My instinct is that they are either mindless zealots or trying to control me (get my money or my votes, or even just FB Likes or subscribers) and that most of what they are saying is either a lie or grossly and willfully mischaracterized and exaggerated. Once someone uses the word “tyrant/tyranny” or “liberty-hating,” I no longer see any point in listening to their viewpoint. Their frenzied screams are unlikely to provide me any valuable or useful information.
    In contrast, I am constantly trying to convince people to calm down and rationally evaluate things in a sensible way. This is why most people I talk to about politics assume that I belong to the opposite party from them.

    I encourage everyone to be more like me and less like Walsh.

    This wasn’t as brief as I had hoped.

    • Gene says:

      Of course… Obama COULD have said “If you like your plan, you can keep it, unless, of course, its completely inadequate”…. but he DID NOT, did he? We can all infer and presume and hope and “read between the lines”… so lets do that, shall we?

      Bush: “Iraq has weapons of mass destruction…” and, if they haven’t moved them by the time the UN gets around to approving our actions, we will be able to capture them BEFORE they get to Syria.

      Oh…. that’s right… you never play that angle, do you?

    • EL says:

      It is important to note that NOT all of the health plans that have been cancelled are “embarrassingly inadequate”. We have been notified that our plan will no longer exist, and our plan was excellent. Well visits $0 out of pocket, specialist visits $25-40 copay, hospitalization and ER visits $1,000 max. It has served my family very well, and after searching the exchange in my state, it seems as what was once covered by my insurance will now be all out of pocket for my family, as the deductible is over $12,000 per year, before insurance starts to pick up the tab. By my best calculations, our family will pay at least $6,000 more per year. And with 80/20 coverage, the number is sure to be higher.

      • EL says:

        I should note, there hasn’t been information released about what our “corporate” insurance possibilities will be in 2015. I’m just noting the difference between our current insurance and what it would be over our local exchange.

    • Invisible says:

      We also had a plan that we liked and were happy with. We researched it before we bought it. It was not cheap, but it had the coverage we wanted and needed. It doesn’t qualify because of maternity coverage. Now, even though we are not going to have a baby, we get to see a 37% increase in our premiums… a higher deductible… no dental… and increased taxes.

      Explain how your “improved” version of Obama’s lie applies to us.

    • Jill J says:

      i’m so glad my grandson’s obamacare is going to be so much more adequate that he can now pay for maternity care and child dental care (whether he likes it or not) because, who knows…maybe he’ll get pregnant…and he can always send somebody else’s kid to the dentist because he doesn’t have any of his own

    • alanstorm says:

      Thanks for the example of how cultists “think”.

    • Nightreader says:

      Why in the world do you defend his blantant LIE about healthcare?? This bothers me more than anything. He LIED – there is no way around it. He said it over and over and over. He’s a liar.

      • Jen says:

        I guess it’s good that you have that “lie” to hang onto since all of the Right’s lies about the ACA were being proven wrong one by one. It would be a shame if you folks had nothing to more to try to trash the ACA with.

      • I’m sorry Jen, exactly what “lies” from the right are being proven wrong? The ACA is being called “…a debacle.” by those very people who, just a few short months ago, were praising it as a panacea. Nothing about it works, six people have enrolled, the costs of the whole thing have continuously gone up over the past three years, and it hasn’t even taken off yet, doctors are fleeing medicine in droves, you don’t get to keep your insurance if you like it, but you get to pay more for it….sooooo…help me to understand the lies, because I’m not sure I heard them.

    • You said:

      2) “Obama lied about being able to keep our health care plan.”
      Okay. What he meant was “If you like your current plan, you can keep it, unless it’s embarrassingly inadequate.” I’m fine with that. I can accept that that last part was pretty well implied.

      Can you please explain to me HOW it was even IMPLIED? His exact quote was “You can keep your insurance plan if you like it.. PERIOD… You can keep your doctors if you like them… PERIOD… no one is going to take that away from YOU!”… how and where, in that statement is it IMPLIED that “unless it is embarrassingly inadequate” ?

      You stated:

      Despite those shortcomings, you have to be pretty alarmist and irrational to refer to him as “the most dishonest, manipulative, destructive, narcissistic, incompetent, corrupt, liberty-hating, anti-constitutional president in US history.” I don’t think even Rupert Murdoch believes that, but he’s happy to make you (and Walsh) think it and collect the resulting profits.

      Are you forgetting, or is it just too convenient for you to forget, that he has authorized the arming of Mexican Drug Cartels, through his Fast and Furious debacle? Or that he is financially funding the Muslim Brotherhood, with OUR tax dollars.. are these things that you just conveniently forgot or are you just that blindly following?

    • Steven Hill says:

      Here’s the problem with emperorbailey. He says if one’s health plan is “completely inadequate.” (By the way, that’s a White House coverup. Obama said if you liked your health insurance, you can keep it. “Period.” No “unless” is allowed. And, knowing the statement is false, as the White House did, and continuing to say it is what we call a lie.) Who are you (or Obama, or all you liberals) to tell my whether or not my plan is inadequate. You aren’t mind readers. You don’t know my needs. Rather, you think you’re smarter than me and know what I need better than I do. Sorry, your highness, but I don’t want to be more like you.

    • Check the links. They are not “all Fox News.” Everyone knows he lied now, you can’t cover it up by saying “FOX NEWS!!!” Even 60 Minutes knows it.

  14. Great post Matt. Everyone makes mistakes. The true test is being able to admit that you were wrong and walk away clean. You know, it’s kind of funny. Most of the people still commenting in opposition to you on this site are basically saying, “Because BUSH.” Did they not realize that you don’t actually love Bush?

    • Paul Koopman says:

      I didn’t intend to give Mr. Walsh so many hits today, but he’s welcome I guess. This is too silly to ignore.

      Mr. Walsh is the one making the comparison. You know, his play on the whole “Worst. President. Ever.” trope. He’s inviting the comparison, not those of us “still commenting in opposition”. I understand that he wished to make that line of argumentation go away with his revelation that he didn’t particularly like Bush, and is not a registered republican; but it doesn’t work like that. I don’t particularly like Obama (there are a few valid critiques in the blog above, scattered among the garbage pulled straight from Infowars), and I’ve never registered with either party either. The guy I really wanted to vote for in 2012 was Jon Huntsman. So does that mean I am immune from opposition when I make dumb arguments that are obviously partisan? I would think not.

  15. You’re right… I made a mistake by voting for Obama.. i should have voted for the other guy / gal, then everything would be A-OK 🙂 . Thank you for pointing out the error of my ways. As a side note if the only problem with Bush you can point off-hand is No Child Left Behind drop me a line and I can help you….

    • Invisible says:

      Read back through older posts. Matt has plenty that he has already disagreed about with Bush. Most libertarian leaning individuals do.

    • alanstorm says:

      Typical leftie all-or-nothing response.

      The point is not whether things would be perfect otherwise, but only that they’d be different, and likely better.

      But that’s probably too NUANCED for you.

  16. jorgekafkazar says:

    I think you intended to refer to the “No Taxpayer’s Behind Left Act.”

  17. Matt Walsh, I absolutely love your blog posts! Well written and telling it like it is! Keep up the great work!

  18. Dan Norman says:

    I would like to say that I do lean conservative. I do not get all of my information from Fox News, I like to understand the liberal perspective. It’s interesting that the critics of Matt Wash on this particular blog aren’t very specific about his misrepresentations of Obama they tend to just pick it apart by his insistance that he is not a republican nor cared for Bush. Whether you want to call many of his examples of Obama lies something else, like broken promises or non-experience, or whatever, there is a staggering number of examples where Obama furthered “facts” that were simply untrue. We are not simply talking about “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”. You can forgive a broken promise or two. You can understand a poitician twisting a fact to make themselves look more favorable…but not to the scale Obama has taken it.

    The Benghazi situation is where I think all of us should have really understood what Obama was all about. He outright lied about what took place in Benghazi and anyone not buying the Kool-Aid knows it.

    • Paul Koopman says:

      I’m not terribly concerned about going point by point on the laundry list of items pulled directly from Alex Jones Infowars roster of talking points, because A) I’m not an Obama supporter, and B) there’s no ground in that debate. Media outlets sell two sets of “facts”, if you’re the side that believes Obama is a savior, you consume that set, whereas if you are on the side that suffers from Obama Derangement Syndrome, you buy the other. Matt Walsh is part of that machine. My intent is not to specifically run down the laundry list and refute him at every step (in no small part because there are a couple points in which he’s absolutely right), but rather to implore him to stop participating in making America dumber.

      You can say he’s “lied” about some things – fine. But Mr. Walsh is the one claiming that this president in particular is worse than all others. Which means he doesn’t get to avoid the comparisons. You can’t beg the comparison by saying this one is the worst, and then try to frame the debate from the start making it illegitimate for people to compare.

      The fact is, Mr. Walsh is engaging in some extreme hyperbole. When he says garbage like this… “You see, I only call him a tyrant because he is, in fact, a murdering, stealing, lying, despotic tyrant. Not because BUSH. Or because REPUBLICAN. Or because RACISM. But because he is an abhorrent, abominable dictator…” you know he’s jumped the shark completely. Are we now supposed to be comparing Obama not just with other presidents (but don’t mention BUSH!), but honest to god murderous tyrants? Pinochet? Pol Pot? Mao? Is that really the discussion you want to have?

      Yeah, as I said, please stop participating in the effort to make Americans complete morons.

      • Dan Norman says:

        Matt Walsh has a blog and he believes certain things to be true. He is expressing his opinion. I suppose there is a healthy level of hyperbole as you like to say, but I would disagree that he is attempting to convert Americans into complete morons. He is out front with his disgust and dislike of the President and his policies. Anyone who reads this blog knows it and generally digests it in a similar way. The effort to make Americans complete morons is far my skillfully done by a media which claims to be unbiased but pulls you into a kind of group think with subtlety. This has been going on for decades, whether intentionally misreporting the the success of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam or attempting to edit 911 tapes in an attempt to race bait a nation in a national murder trial. There are hundreds and probably thousands of other examples of a media trying to turn Americans into complete morons without them even realizing what is being done. That type of partisanship is far more damaging to people than a blog of one mans opinion…especially when you already know where that man is coming from politically.

        Is it hyperbole to compare Obama to terrible dictators of the past…sure. I see our president as more of partisan buffoon than a murderous tyrant, but I understand where Matt Walsh is coming from when he makes the analogy. Obama has demonstrated on many occasions a wiling to skirt or even bypass the law to push his agenda.

        Walsh at least attempts to back his opinions. All you can seem to do is to belittle what he says by referring to it as “hyperbole” and claim just as he did that you were also not an Obama supporter. When someone puts his opinions out there he opens himself up to criticism. I’m sure Matt Walsh can handle it…the question is, can you? If you are going to claim he is full of it on a number of his assertions, than refute it. Refute it or don’t bother commenting. You’re elitist, above the fray attitude isn’t going to move anybody. We see to much of that in our weak-kneed politicians. The people who read this blog are looking for a fighter. You have to be a fighter to combat a thug like Obama.

      • alanstorm says:

        Still having reading comprehension issues, I see.

        Can you refute anything he said about Obama? If so, let’s see it.

      • PatriotUSA says:

        Idiots who voted for Obama took care of making Americans complete morons, LIV and kool aid drinkers/

  19. Glen says:

    I must say it is comical to see those cultists come here to defend the almighty. I even saw the typical “You must watch Fox News!” line.

  20. Haywood says:

    You forgot one other cult reference…a true narcissist who believes his point of view is the only POV worth anything, and has a blog to make sure everyone knows it. Oh wait, that’s you. BTW, just one thing, Bush/Cheney said this was a “war on terror”…so they began the drone strikes about ten years ago, and President Obama has continued them, killing a number of high level Taliban and Al Qaeda targets. Now are we in a war or not? Would love to hear you say we’re not at war any more.

    • Jill J says:

      “a true narcissist who believes his point of view is the only POV worth anything” pretty much describes the person now living in the White House…which he now has all to himself and his retinue, having closed it to the American public, who actually own it

  21. Bloviate4change says:

    It may be a little cynical of me, but you can take this entire rant & replace Obama with Nixon, Yemen with Cambodia, Iraq with Vietnam etc. & virtually all of this is still true. “Worst President Ever”!? Wake up America, you’ve slept through the alarm again… Both right & left wings serve the same bird of prey; the American people, and all of our evil, greedy, stupid, little, impulses. It’s why we, as a country, will spend hundreds of billions building tanks, and planes that go directly to the scrapyard, but cut 20 billion(.8% of our annual budget) to feed the working poor, disabled vets & the elderly. It’s why you can immediately send a kid off to war & yet filing a claim with the VA takes 3 yrs. Nixon – Obama may not be what you think you want, but it’s exactly what we deserve. Sorry to be vulgar, but we’re gonna have to stop loving the taste of our own shit, before we can pull our collective head out of our ass, and start to reexamine our values. Until then, just keep cutting education; I’m sure that the ticket to success.

  22. Lisa says:

    During the elections, people who were just on my page because they were a fellow parent, in a playgroup with me, etc, suddenly started posting “if you vote for Obama, I hate you, you are not my friend, take me off your list.” Just blanket bullying statements like that. As if, their threat to withhold their friendship, like a little kid in a sandbox, was going to get me to change my vote. I had others who, if I posted a pro-Romney thing, they came back and said “you’re a racist!” What I posted had nothing racist at all in it. Many people voted against Romney based on his religion, and/or for Obama based on his race (half his race anyway). This last election is the one that bigotry won.

    • Nightreader says:

      very well said!

    • Lisa, I hate to say that I agree with you! It was not won on the abilities or the policies that were on the table.. it was won, because of bigotry!

    • Wow. I had exactly the opposite saying if I didn’t vote for Obama, they would take me off their F list, and they did. Oh, and I was racist too, even though I’m a half and half–which strangely Obama is too (which is why I am SO disappointed in him. Every half and half knows that there is racism on BOTH sides because they saw it from both sides). A racist self hater that loved my racist dad more than my minority mother… which is strange since my racist dad married my minority mother and had me… I’m the one who reached out four years after the election and said Obama shouldn’t be the reason we aren’t friends. I hope you did the same to YOUR friends.

  23. Cat says:

    Listen, please … you are not anywhere NEAR objective and your blog deserves to be FLUSHED like the rest if the Toilet Paper party. You, sir, are what is WRONG with our country.

  24. Emily Toria says:

    Recently found your blog- through a Facebook link, I believe…. And just want to say THANK YOU!!!!

    I’ve spent the last few evenings reading past posts and haven’t found one that I disagree with. I appreciate that you speak the truth and stand up for what’s right, even though that’s an unpopular place to be these days.

    We’re probably about the same age, both with small children. It’s comforting to know that there are others out there trying to raise their families with good values.

    Keep doing what you’re doing!!!!!

  25. Adam says:

    Hellen Keller did it! And so can u guys! Well said Matt.

  26. Mia says:

    As a Canadian, and someone who is personally displeased with the government in place, I hear you Matt, politicians are forever lying to get their agenda across. Among the comments someone replied that we need to get people in office who will do the right thing- and sadly politics are not structured for that. It is a sad place we have come to, but we are now choosing the “lesser evil”. Do I think that Obama was the “lesser evil” in this past election- yes. Do I think that Obama was left to clean up a pile of crap left by Bush- yes. Do I think that Obama has made some horrible decisions- yes.

    Holding the government accountable is important, but forming your own “hate group” does what for change? Just like commenting on this post does nothing other than enrage each other and oneself.

  27. Nancy Salle says:

    Narcissistic, should have been in caps…

  28. Katie says:

    I have read about 6 or 7 of your post now and I like what you have to say, but I don’t even know why I read the comments. I get so annoyed with what people say! Some said that your blog lacks perspective. They are completely wrong. It lack THEIR perspective. Some said you were brainwashed. Of course, they couldn’t possibly be brainwashed to the opposite views could they? It’s all just ridiculous and closed minded. I may not be able to ever venture into the comments again.

    Good for you for just saying what you think and leaving it. I bet that is difficult.

  29. Robert says:

    “I’m not a Republican.” Sure thing.

    Let me guess…Tea Party? Your writing has that hateful, extremist feel to it.

    • Jill J says:

      do you even know anyone who is a member of the Tea Party? or are you taking the word of the msm that they are hateful extremists? my bet would be on the latter…as a 73 year old used-to-be republican, now Tea Party member, i have never heard any of the hateful, extremism you are referring to…if you actually want to know what we are “for” let me know, otherwise go on in your ignorance…

    • alanstorm says:

      Here’s a hint: Don’t make the Kool-aid with Everclear.

      Please describe how wanting less government at lower cost is extreme and hateful.

    • Steven Hill says:

      You’ve got to stop listening to Chris Matthews and MSDNC. Get out and see the real world.

    • TheMumster says:

      Good argument. Your thoughts have stirred up the truth that has been buried deep inside me. I see the light now and agree to abandon the Constitution, lie to my fellow Americans, perform acts of terror in other countries, betray the faith of those who serve under me to the extent that they are murdered, make everyone pay for and adopt rules that I exempt myself from, hide the truths about my origins, sell automatic weaponry to Drug Cartels, promote anti-Christian views, join the Muslim Brotherhood, and in general do everything that I do with utter contempt for those who disagree with me.

      I am a Republican but ashamed of those who are our leaders – on both sides of the fence. I don’t believe a person who says he is a Christian always is. While I will not judge another’s heart, I will judge another’s behavior. If you have met a hateful Tea Partyist I am sorry. That is inexcusable. We don’t need to be hateful when we are on the side of that which is right. As to being “extreme”, while there are acceptable levels of opinions and differences in judgment, I will always be extremely biased in my stance against tyranny and evil.

  30. Haha I love how defensive liberals get of their king (he surely hasn’t taken anything *I* believe in into account and therefore is not *my* elected president). A lot of you will probably find this article http://www.angelfire.com/emo2/republican/Manual.htm
    I know (as a conservative) I did.

  31. Good job Matt while were at deprogramming maybe a few words about the puppet masters, arms that ethereal octopus that has ALL the bases covered from John Birch to Greenpeace. As long as we are willing to be labeled left, right, progressive, liberal, conservative etc. and in most cases do this to ourselves just to be part of something that shifts our own personal responsibility to someone or something else (the government ) We The People will be doomed in our well intended and fervent effort to save the current Illusion we mistakenly call a democracy. I think the only label in use should be human being, for maybe I missed something but this Republic was founded on the concept of protecting that individual human being an the inalienable rights we naturally possess. Know the real enemy, The Elite that have their tentacles sqeezing the life’s blood (freedom) out of the finest Republic ever created by mankind the Republic of the United States of America. Check the chart https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/index.html the Usual suspects are all there. Find candidates that have no ties to the Otopus or better yet run for office yourself. This is the only system where a Quantum shift is possible peaceably. Expose what’s behind the Great Oz’s curtain and the dominoes of real change will begin to fall.

  32. firemanjohn628 says:

    Nice job Matt but since we’re talking about deprogramming how about a few words about the puppets masters that have EVERYTHING covered from the John Birch society to Greenpeace? That sometimes ethereal Octopus of the Global elite whose tentacles are squeezing the life’s blood (freedom) right out of our beloved republic. A complete list of the Usual suspects is contained on the Wikispooks blog. https://wikispooks.com/wiki/ISGP_Archive These are the ones who promote the current Illusion we still mistakenly call a Democracy. How? By co opting both parties ( The best government money can buy) and promoting the illusion that people are separate from one another. How? By promoting labels such as left, right, progressive, liberal, democrat, republican, Every imaginable label EXCEPT HUMAN BEING! One of the best of mankind’s ideas, the Republic of the United States of America was founded on the principles of guaranteeing the inalienable rights of that most precious entity, the ordinary human being. The co option of both parties by special interests has left us little choice. We must provide our own solutions to a mess we cooperated in producing with a generous PUSH down the cliff by the names on the provide chart. One recent ray of hope is the Tax Wall Street Party, http://taxwallstreetparty.org a grassroots collection of patriots that are changing the paradigm, finally a simple, easily implemented, SOLUTION to the economic crisis created by Wall Street. Could it be that simple?A 1% tax on every daily transaction? I say let’s try it and see, if it doesn’t dramatically improve our national economy and create jobs then try something else. One thing is sure if the current parties could have solved this problem they would have, they have nothing new to offer. Do we as a nation want to abandon the poor, disabled, and the elderly? I don’t think anyone whatever label has been placed upon you, by yourself or others want anything of the sort. If we do not RECLAIM the humanity that our forefathers fought and died for the label American could be as irrelevant as the aforementioned. Educate, inform, and take action our essence as a honorable nation of HUMAN BEINGS truly hangs in the balance.

  33. firemanjohn628 says:

    Sorry could you delete the initialt comment IPAD malfunction.

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  37. creeper says:

    “Dozen of meetings and briefings every day…”

    Um…Matt have you looked at his schedule on Keith Koffler’s site? This man is not exactly burning with ambition.

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  40. Greg says:

    Unfortunately, not a single liberal will read this post. I firmly believe that this government is so far gone nothing will provide relief, short of bloodshed.

  41. Low information liberals think weapons of mass destruction are big pieces of equipment that go boom. The problem with that is that there is a lot of sand where they were looking for those weapons. The actual weapons of mass destruction are in small vials that can be concealed in one hand and Bush told us they were moved to Syria. Syria just used them on their own population. Chemical weapons so powerful that a small vial that can be hidden in your hand can kill and entire population. But then that is beyond the thinking of a moron!

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  43. Terry Ryan says:

    Where’s the evidence that WMDs were sent to Syria from Iraq? Your strong desire that they were, because it fits your ideological narrative, is not evidence. You might want to actually possess accurate information before you go around calling people “low information”, Kathleen.

    ‘While a small number of old, abandoned chemical munitions have been discovered, ISG judges that Iraq unilaterally destroyed its undeclared chemical weapons stockpile in 1991. There are no credible indications that Baghdad resumed production of chemical munitions thereafter, a policy ISG attributes to Baghdad’s desire to see sanctions lifted, or rendered ineffectual, or its fear of force against it should WMD be discovered.’

    https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/iraq_wmd_2004/chap5.html

  44. Terry Ryan says:

    So Matt,

    When the president said that you could keep your health plan, you actually believed that he had the power to make permanent and everlasting all health plans in existence, in perpetuity, forever and ever, amen? Really? I’m sorry you so grossly misunderstood what he said, and actually believed the president was omnipotent, at least with respect to everlasting health insurance. If I held such a naive, childlike belief, it would probably sting pretty bad when I finally came to the realization that it wasn’t true.

    I can tell that it has shaken your belief in the power of unchangeable, perpetual, fixed health insurance costs for eternity, which you so innocently believed the president promised, and could deliver. But it’s actually good that you no longer believe in it, because it’s something that has NEVER EVER EXISTED, and NEVER EVER WILL. Leaving childish beliefs behind is part of growing up.

    You see, Matt. When adults hear other adults speak, we understand that what might sound like MAGICAL UNCHANGING HEALTH INSURANCE FOREVER really isn’t what is being said. We are able to interpret the words so as to rule out ridiculous interpretations that are not based in reality, and understand what is really being said. But this does take a certain level of maturity, and intellectual development. I can understand now how a child hearing it might actually place a genuine belief in an IMAGINARY NEVER EVER EXISTING TYPE OF EVERLASTING UNCHANGING HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN.

    It’s ok…while growing up does mean letting go some childish things, it also comes with many rewards. And you are still a BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE SPARKLEPONY.

    • Terry says:

      Its OK Terry. Just let it sink in. You will see the light and realize your adoring love for Obama is misplaced. You dont need to defend him any longer. You can survive without him. He doesnt care for you;. Really. You can stand on your own. You dont need him. We are here for you brother. just take baby steps and never look back. That strange feeling in your stomach is freedom. Keep walking toward it. You can live a life free of the nanny state and STILL be happy. In fact you will be happier. Thats it one more step…

      • Terry Ryan says:

        Awww, look at you, trying to formulate coherent thoughts and relevant points. It’s so CUTE. Right now you’re parroting the “nanny state” and “freedom” babbling that you hear all around you. One day, maybe, you will be capable of independent critical thinking. Keep trying.

        • You sir, you are obviously the more superior being on this thread. Both your intelligence and wit have the rest of us shaking in our Nikes. Thank you for pointing out how obviously naive it is to think that “keeping your current healthcare plan” could be taken at face value. Obviously he meant that you could keep it until they forced you out of it in less than 2 months after the ACA passed. I also truly appreciate your well formulated coherent thoughts and your vitally relevant speech points. Especially the one about a “beautifully unique sparklepony”. That sir, was a ray of light in a thread of such dark ignorance.

        • TheMumster says:

          Eloquent, poignant, beautiful.

    • You sir, you are obviously the more superior being on this thread. Both your intelligence and wit have the rest of us shaking in our Nikes. Thank you for pointing out how obviously naive it is to think that “keeping your current healthcare plan” could be taken at face value. Obviously he meant that you could keep it until they forced you out of it in less than 2 months after the ACA passed. I also truly appreciate your well formulated coherent thoughts and your vitally relevant speech points. Especially the one about a “beautifully unique sparklepony”. That sir, was a ray of light in a thread of such dark ignorance.

      • Terry Ryan says:

        “Obviously he meant that you could keep it until they forced you out of it in less than 2 months after the ACA passed.”

        Who is “they?” Please tell me the name of the person in the Obama administration that is forcing someone out of their health care plan. Cause I want to write them a really really mean letter. I’ll wait for your response on that.

        But yes, you are right. It certainly IS naive to believe that, contrary to anything that has ever happened before in human history, that the president has the power to create everlasting, unchanging, magical health insurance. Right?!?

        I mean, it’s almost as if Matt Walsh doesn’t actually believe that the context in which the president uttered those words was really that the president was promising permanent unchanging fixed-cost never-ending super unicorn fairy dust health insurance unlike anything that has ever happened before, or will ever happen, ever. You know, almost like he’s misrepresenting the context, PRETENDING that he believed something utterly ridiculous and unbelievable, that could only be inferred if one ignored all context, meaning, and logical intent, in order to further a partisan narrative that would be swallowed up by the ignorant. Hmm. Naw.

        • “They” meaning the providers of the insurance, be that private or public. But it is quite fascinating how you have chosen to hold on to a few points that you believe to be flawed, so that you can maintain your beliefs. Maybe you aren’t as open minded as you believe yourself to be. Or maybe Matt and half of the other people in this country are working to make us all falsely believe that our government and the current administration are at fault. It would be easier to believe without a lousy economy, a mountain of debt and rampant murder of the unborn. And you know what I think you are right. It really isn’t the g

        • TheMumster says:

          Excuse me? Not one thinking person has ever suggested that they believed that the President meant they would be able to eternally keep their plan or doctor. Least of all the author. Everyone believes that America is a free enterprise society where Insurance companies and doctors can come and go as they deem necessary. The President statements were made to assure Americans that the ACA would not force the people, insurances companies, and doctors into making a unwanted change. Yet, before the plan is in effect, while the promise is still warm on the President’s breath, that is exactly what has happened. As for who are “they”, they are the people responsible for writing, adopting, and forcing this God-awful travesty on the rest of us. They are YOUR chosen leaders.

          “You are a sad, strange little man; and you have my pity” – Buzz Lightyear to Woody from Toy Story.

        • Terry Ryan says:

          “Excuse me? Not one thinking person has ever suggested that they believed that the President meant they would be able to eternally keep their plan or doctor. ”

          I agree, no *thinking person* has. In fact, that’s exactly what I said. However, plenty of people in these comments have, and yes, I’m afraid the author has suggested that too. Suggested it quite strongly. Here are a few choice quotations of him doing just that:

          “Obama lied and said we’d all be able to keep our insurance plans!”

          “He sold his health care plan by GUARANTEEING, on MULTIPLE occasions, that you can KEEP your plan if you like it. ”

          “He said you can keep your plan if you like it, when, in fact, the law DEPENDS on you NOT being able to keep your plan if you like it. That’s a lie. A terrible, awful, no-good lie, uttered by a terrible, awful no-good man.”

          I’m sorry that you are just now coming to the realization that the author is not a thinking person. Or perhaps you didn’t read the article and you just like commenting on it?

          “The President statements were made to assure Americans that the ACA would not force the people, insurances companies, and doctors into making a unwanted change. Yet, before the plan is in effect, while the promise is still warm on the President’s breath, that is exactly what has happened.”

          Sorry Mumster, but you are sorely mistaken. The ACA is not forcing anyone into making an unwanted change. Everyone who knows anything about the law knows that. Or perhaps you were unaware of the ability of the insurance companies to grandfather their plans, per the law? If the insurance company declines to grandfather their plans, that is the insurance company, and not the ACA forcing their policy holders to make an unwanted change. If they substantially change a grandfathered plan, making it no longer eligible to be grandfathered, that is the insurance company, and not the ACA forcing their policy holders to make an unwanted change. The ability for policy holders to keep their plans is entirely within the control of the insurance companies. Sorry you didn’t know that, but your not knowing doesn’t make you any less wrong.

          “As for who are “they”, they are the people responsible for writing, adopting, and forcing this God-awful travesty on the rest of us.”

          By “forcing” you mean “passed into law by a majority of both houses of the legislature, signed by the president, through the legislative process established by the Constitution of the United States, and by the elected representatives of the people of the United States, and declared constitutional by the Supreme Court,” right? Then yes, “forcing.”

          However, none of those people are the “they” I was asking about. I was asking about the people forcing people off their health care plans.

        • TheMumster says:

          Thank you for quoting the people you disagree with and then entirely twist their statements into your fantasy world. As I said, “Not one thinking person has ever suggested that they believed that the President meant they would be able to eternally keep their plan or doctor.” The key word here, and as noted further in my statement, was “eternally”. This is the word that you alone purport the author and commentators to be making. I used this word to differentiate it from “temporally” as in almost instantaneously. The idea here is the brevity in which “You will be able to keep your plan if you like it” turned into “your plan doesn’t meet the minimum standard of the AFA and must be terminated while you are transitioned to another plan.

          Grandfathering of plans is only allowed for plans that meet the minimum standard of the AFA. This is nowhere referred to by the President and includes such minimums as pregnancy care for males and other nonsense. The AFA does indeed force people from keeping the plans that the President assured them that they could keep.

          Yes, I do call it “forcing” when an overtly partisan law is passed without due process or care regardless of who passed it. It was, as I have seen posted by others, “like a stool sample, it had to be passed before you could see what was in it.” It has other qualities of a stool sample as well. The law was not read or argued on by the lawmakers as these men didn’t have the attention span long enough to get through it. These are the ones that forced people off their plans.

          The Supreme Court has not declared the AFA constitutional, they have merely upheld the penalty imposed by the plan as enforceable. I think you know this but are simply lying to make a point. Otherwise, get your facts straight before you open your mouth.

          I find myself getting angry with you, a feeling that I am not used to. You twist words, tell lies to support your position, and strive to support evil. You are no different than the serpent in the garden, who began his deception with “Yea, hath not God said…” and then began to lie and distort God’s truth. Wake up, until you do shut up. That’s not to kill your first amendment’s right, that’s just to exercise mine.

        • Terry Ryan says:

          “Thank you for quoting the people you disagree with and then entirely twist their statements into your fantasy world. ”

          Oh, now *I’m* “twisting” your words by holding you to exactly what you literally said? That criticism sounds familiar. Hmm.

          ‘The key word here, and as noted further in my statement, was “eternally”.’

          So you admit that the president did not mean that people could keep their plans forever. That there was, in fact, some point in the future after which they would no longer be able to keep their plans, and YOU KNEW THAT? You acknowledge that, now? Good. Then we agree that the president didn’t lie. Full stop.

          “Grandfathering of plans is only allowed for plans that meet the minimum standard of the AFA. ”

          Wrong. Just plain wrong. That doesn’t even make sense. Plans that meet the minimum standards of the ACA (not AFA) DON’T NEED TO BE GRANDFATHERED. Plans that DO NOT meet the standards need to be grandfathered! Educate yourself!

          “The AFA does indeed force people from keeping the plans that the President assured them that they could keep.”

          Maybe the AFA does, cause I don’t know what it is, but the ACA does not.

          “Yes, I do call it “forcing” when an overtly partisan law is passed without due process or care regardless of who passed it.”

          LOL. Without “due process?” You just don’t like it. It was passed just like every other law on the books, in the method laid out by our Constitution. Why do you hate the Constitution? Apparently, laws that you don’t like are passed “without due process.” In this context, I guess “due process” means “Mumster’s approval.”

          “The law was not read or argued on by the lawmakers as these men didn’t have the attention span long enough to get through it. These are the ones that forced people off their plans.”

          I think it’s quite clear that someone named “Mumster” didn’t read it, cause you clearly don’t know what’s in it, or even what it’s called.

          “The Supreme Court has not declared the AFA constitutional, they have merely upheld the penalty imposed by the plan as enforceable.”

          LOL. There is apparently no end to your delusional fantasies. The SCOTUS most certainly did rule the ACA constitutional. You’re just plain ignorant if you don’t know that.

          http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2012/06/28/the-supreme-court-on-the-individual-mandates-constitutionality-an-overview/

          “I find myself getting angry with you, a feeling that I am not used to.”

          That happens when one has their fragile fantasy destroyed by facts.

          “You twist words, tell lies to support your position, and strive to support evil.”

          I guarantee you can’t name a single lie that I have told. That makes you a liar. Evil? You’re the one lying, here, and I’m evil? Such arrogance!

          “You are no different than the serpent in the garden, who began his deception with “Yea, hath not God said…” and then began to lie and distort God’s truth.”

          LOL. Such presumption! To liken your opinion, based on PROVEN FALSEHOODS, to “God’s truth” is an amazing level of pomposity. You are quite a piece of work.

        • TheMumster says:

          Pardon me, not to make excuses, but I wasn’t fully awake and I made some typo’s and didn’t carefully check my remark. “AFA” should have been “ACA”. The failure is totally my fault and I will attempt to be more careful in the future. I hope it did no damage to anyone and would like to negotiate a proper way to restore both your confidence in me and your position to it’s state before my faulty remark.

          Now what you see here is an apology. I have taken responsibility for my action and offered to make those whole who were harmed by their reliance on me. It is nothing like the President’s so-called apology.

          Now as for you and your arguments. You are a liar, a deceiver, and a twister of truths. Henceforth, I will take Obama’s approach to the Constitution and apply it to you. I will ignore you and perhaps you will just go away. I am confident that I will be just as wrong as he is however.

        • Terry Ryan says:

          “Now as for you and your arguments. You are a liar, a deceiver, and a twister of truths. Henceforth, I will take Obama’s approach to the Constitution and apply it to you. I will ignore you and perhaps you will just go away. I am confident that I will be just as wrong as he is however.”

          Right, so you have no coherent response to my points. I didn’t think so. You call me a liar, but offer no substantiation whatsoever to back that up. You just repeat your lie. When called on your BS, you run away. Buh-bye.

    • Governments fault. It’s the fault of the American people to vote these scumbags into office and then allow them to shovel crap down our throats. Too bad that all will suffer equally.

      • Terry Ryan says:

        “But it is quite fascinating how you have chosen to hold on to a few points that you believe to be flawed, so that you can maintain your beliefs. Maybe you aren’t as open minded as you believe yourself to be.”

        That would be quite fascinating, if it bore any resemblance to reality. My beliefs are entirely evidence-based. They do not depend on, nor are they contingent upon the flawed reasoning of others. Like anyone who allows the evidence to guide them to the truth, I am entirely willing to entertain the possibility that I’m wrong, should better evidence be presented.

        If you have some evidence to present showing how I am holding on “to a few points” that I “believe to be flawed” in order to “maintain” my beliefs, please do so. I will consider it, and either agree with you, or explain my reasoning, and evidence, to the contrary.

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  46. Dave Petno says:

    Reblogged this on DAVEPETNO.COM and commented:
    Great thoughts from a form Obama Supporter

  47. Sandra says:

    As an American who has lived outside the country for some time, I have a unique perspectiive from the outside looking in, and it is sad how much faith so many Americans put in politicians. NO politician, not matter from what party, can fix all the country’s problems. There is no “best” country in the world, each one has its problems, bad politicians, etc. While we should participate in our democracy, our faith shouldn’t be placed in the political leaders, none are perfect, none complete all their promises, most change their tone once elected and in office, most get caught up in the political game. Lead your individual lives the best you can and don’t get so upset and angry over politics, leaders have been disappointing the masses for centuries.

  48. Dan says:

    Matt, you should your research a step further and look at battered spouse helps sites. Compare that to how us US Citizens are under Obama – we are like battered spouses – how we are treated, how we react…….

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