Obama's magicians trick - misdirection

Ed Lasky
Well..this should come as a big surprise. Barack Obama says one thing in a speech and does the exact opposite it in real life. The man who famously scolded Hillary Clinton by saying "Words Matter" only meant they matter when his patter can fool the people he disdains. Two recent examples from the State of The Union address.From today's New York Post:

'What frustrates the American people," President Obama declared Wednesday, "is a Washington where every day is Election Day," adding, "We can't wage a perpetual campaign."

It was a welcome call to end the partisanship that has gripped the political process -- but a prescription rendered utterly meaningless when, just minutes after finishing the speech, Obama's permanent-campaign organization dispatched a mass e-mail soliciting, yes, campaign funds.

"I just finished delivering my State of the Union address," was the personal presidential message distributed by Organizing for America. "I set out an urgent plan for restoring economic security for struggling middle-class families."

What were the president and his perpetual-campaign team asking? "Help fuel our fight for the middle class with a monthly donation of $15 or more."

About what you'd expect in a Washington where every day is Election Day.

 Wait there is more.

From today's Washington Examiner:

From President Obama's State of the Union yesterday:

"We face a deficit of trust - deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years. To close that credibility gap, we have to take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue - to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; to give our people the government they deserve."

And then today:

A day after bashing lobbyists, President Barack Obama's administration has invited K Street insiders to join private briefings on a range of topics addressed in Wednesday's State of the Union....A handful of lobbyists told The Hill on Thursday morning that they received the invitations and were planning to call in. Some lobbyists say they are extremely frustrated with the White House for criticizing them and then seeking their feedback. Others note that Democrats on Capitol Hill constantly urge them to make political donations.

The invitations from the administration specifically said that the press is banned from these lobbyist conference calls.

Obama has an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He is not happy unless he tells a lie or two a day. From George Washington ( I cannot tell a lie) to Barack Obama (I have to tell lies).

Do not listen to Svengali's words; like a magician, it is what he does behind the scenes, with his assistants on stage (the obsequious mainstream media), that matters. He can distract us with words while he pulls a fast one, thinking we do not see.

Or, if that metaphor doesn't work how about this one. While we don't look, he picks our pockets. Regardless which one works, what no longer works is his habit of lying. The rise of independent media, of Fox News, of You Tube, Websites, Grassroots activists - we are watching, and we are ever vigilant.


Well..this should come as a big surprise. Barack Obama says one thing in a speech and does the exact opposite it in real life. The man who famously scolded Hillary Clinton by saying "Words Matter" only meant they matter when his patter can fool the people he disdains. Two recent examples from the State of The Union address.

From today's New York Post:

'What frustrates the American people," President Obama declared Wednesday, "is a Washington where every day is Election Day," adding, "We can't wage a perpetual campaign."

It was a welcome call to end the partisanship that has gripped the political process -- but a prescription rendered utterly meaningless when, just minutes after finishing the speech, Obama's permanent-campaign organization dispatched a mass e-mail soliciting, yes, campaign funds.

"I just finished delivering my State of the Union address," was the personal presidential message distributed by Organizing for America. "I set out an urgent plan for restoring economic security for struggling middle-class families."

What were the president and his perpetual-campaign team asking? "Help fuel our fight for the middle class with a monthly donation of $15 or more."

About what you'd expect in a Washington where every day is Election Day.

 Wait there is more.

From today's Washington Examiner:

From President Obama's State of the Union yesterday:

"We face a deficit of trust - deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years. To close that credibility gap, we have to take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue - to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; to give our people the government they deserve."

And then today:

A day after bashing lobbyists, President Barack Obama's administration has invited K Street insiders to join private briefings on a range of topics addressed in Wednesday's State of the Union....A handful of lobbyists told The Hill on Thursday morning that they received the invitations and were planning to call in. Some lobbyists say they are extremely frustrated with the White House for criticizing them and then seeking their feedback. Others note that Democrats on Capitol Hill constantly urge them to make political donations.

The invitations from the administration specifically said that the press is banned from these lobbyist conference calls.

Obama has an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He is not happy unless he tells a lie or two a day. From George Washington ( I cannot tell a lie) to Barack Obama (I have to tell lies).

Do not listen to Svengali's words; like a magician, it is what he does behind the scenes, with his assistants on stage (the obsequious mainstream media), that matters. He can distract us with words while he pulls a fast one, thinking we do not see.

Or, if that metaphor doesn't work how about this one. While we don't look, he picks our pockets. Regardless which one works, what no longer works is his habit of lying. The rise of independent media, of Fox News, of You Tube, Websites, Grassroots activists - we are watching, and we are ever vigilant.