Trust? It's Hail Mary Time For Obama

Richard Butrick
According to Obama, how you vote this election all boils down to the question of whom you trust.  It is a question of whether you trust him or that "shape-shifting" Romney.  Unlike Romney, Obama claims he means and does what he says.

When you elect a president, you're counting on someone you can trust to fight for you, who you can trust to do what they say they're going to do, who you can trust to make sure that when something unexpected happens he or she is going to be thinking about your family, your future. Trust matters.

Certainly President Obama has zeroed in on a crucial and even pivotal condition for voting for a president.  If Romney can't be trusted to do or at least try to do what he says, how can you vote for the man?  Such a man is devious and untrustworthy. Unlike Romney, Obama claims you can trust him to do what he says he will do and he has the record to prove it,  "Iowa, you know me. You know that I say what I mean. And I mean what I say."

And just for starters here is some proof.

He said transparency would be the hallmark of his presidency:

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

Think passing ObamaCare at midnight on Christmas Eve.  Think Benghazi.  Think Fast and Furious.

On Wednesday morning, the president opted to stonewall the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's efforts to obtain documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, which facilitated the transportation of thousands of firearms across the southern border, where they were handed off to Mexican drug cartels with the foreknowledge of some top DOJ officials.

He said he would kick the lobbyists out of government.  "Lobbyists won't find a job in my White House."  There are more ex-lobbyists working for the Obama administration than in the Bush administration.

He said would cut the deficit in half.  "Today, I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office."

He said he would create five million green energy jobs. Even Bloomberg Businessweek choked on that.

He said that, unlike Bush, he would end the pernicious use of signing statements to make end-runs around Congress. "We're not going to use signing statements to do an end-run around Congress."

He said he would be the most fiscally conservative president since Eisenhower.  Yet OMB records show that in inflation-adjusted constant 2005 dollars, there are only four years since 1940 when the federal deficit exceeded $1 trillion.  Those four fiscal years were 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

He said that ObamaCare would not add one dime to our deficits.

He said he would create the best education system in the world right here in the United States and that he would work with colleges and universities to keep tuition low.

He said his presidency would usher in a new era of civility and the end of ethnic divisiveness.  And he just recently called Romney a "bulls****er."

Obama's trust record has gotten so bad that one of America's foremost economists and political analysts, Thomas Sowell, who generally eschews hyperbole, refers to Obama as "America's Deceiver in Chief."  And here is a great Ramirez visual of the Obama trust record.

Trust, Mr. President?  Good luck with that Hail Mary.

According to Obama, how you vote this election all boils down to the question of whom you trust.  It is a question of whether you trust him or that "shape-shifting" Romney.  Unlike Romney, Obama claims he means and does what he says.

When you elect a president, you're counting on someone you can trust to fight for you, who you can trust to do what they say they're going to do, who you can trust to make sure that when something unexpected happens he or she is going to be thinking about your family, your future. Trust matters.

Certainly President Obama has zeroed in on a crucial and even pivotal condition for voting for a president.  If Romney can't be trusted to do or at least try to do what he says, how can you vote for the man?  Such a man is devious and untrustworthy. Unlike Romney, Obama claims you can trust him to do what he says he will do and he has the record to prove it,  "Iowa, you know me. You know that I say what I mean. And I mean what I say."

And just for starters here is some proof.

He said transparency would be the hallmark of his presidency:

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

Think passing ObamaCare at midnight on Christmas Eve.  Think Benghazi.  Think Fast and Furious.

On Wednesday morning, the president opted to stonewall the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's efforts to obtain documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, which facilitated the transportation of thousands of firearms across the southern border, where they were handed off to Mexican drug cartels with the foreknowledge of some top DOJ officials.

He said he would kick the lobbyists out of government.  "Lobbyists won't find a job in my White House."  There are more ex-lobbyists working for the Obama administration than in the Bush administration.

He said would cut the deficit in half.  "Today, I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office."

He said he would create five million green energy jobs. Even Bloomberg Businessweek choked on that.

He said that, unlike Bush, he would end the pernicious use of signing statements to make end-runs around Congress. "We're not going to use signing statements to do an end-run around Congress."

He said he would be the most fiscally conservative president since Eisenhower.  Yet OMB records show that in inflation-adjusted constant 2005 dollars, there are only four years since 1940 when the federal deficit exceeded $1 trillion.  Those four fiscal years were 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

He said that ObamaCare would not add one dime to our deficits.

He said he would create the best education system in the world right here in the United States and that he would work with colleges and universities to keep tuition low.

He said his presidency would usher in a new era of civility and the end of ethnic divisiveness.  And he just recently called Romney a "bulls****er."

Obama's trust record has gotten so bad that one of America's foremost economists and political analysts, Thomas Sowell, who generally eschews hyperbole, refers to Obama as "America's Deceiver in Chief."  And here is a great Ramirez visual of the Obama trust record.

Trust, Mr. President?  Good luck with that Hail Mary.