Thursday, November 25, 2010

“Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave.....”

The complete quote by Sir Walter Scott (an Eighteenth Century Scottish author) is, “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”.

Doesn't that quote sort of describe the present-day politicians who are now running our country? No matter what party you are affiliated with or support, you'll have to admit that deception (and obfuscation) are endemic as to how they operate in the pursuit of their political goals.

It seems that all politicians are not in favor of excess government spending, but how come we have excess government spending? It seems that all politicians are against poverty and for the poor people, but we have more poor today than in the past? It seems that all politicians are against excess taxation, but why do they continue to raise our taxes, especially against the the job-producing entrepreneur class? Most all the politicians seem to be against all the excesses of government, but we seem to have more excesses than ever before. Is that the “tangled web” Sir Walter Scott was referring to?

In this the worst recession since the “Great Depression”, we keep hearing from this Administration that we have turned the corner and that our economic situation is improving. Is that a form of deception when national unemployment is at 9.7% (in real terms 17%), when our national debt is over $13 trillion (which represents 90% of our GDP), when home foreclosures are at an all time-high, when real wages had declined 3.1% in 2009, when home prices have dropped by more than 15% nationwide (but higher here in Florida)? To any impartial observer, the answer is a resounding “YES”, it is a form of deception to give these rosy scenarios when the facts tell a different story.

During the run-up to the passage of the ObamaCare bill, earlier this year, we were told of the many glorious things that were contained therein. Some of these claims were made by politicians, who hadn't even read the bill, which were outright deceptions (lies). They claimed that costs would be lowered (not true), that workers could keep their present insurance coverage (many companies are now dropping coverage, ex. 3M Co.). They also claimed that coverage would be voluntary, but the person refusing coverage would be fined, and on and on.

Do we really need anymore verification of what Sir Walter Scott opined in the Eighteenth Century when he said, “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”? I think that many of today's elected politicians will find out that the electorate has finally figured out that they have been deceived by the people they elected to represent them. Many were voted out this past November. The next step will be to clean out the rest of the House the Senate and the Presidency in 2012. Thank God for little miracles now and for bigger miracles later!

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Russ Stewart said...

Remember when Obama was in Selma, Alambama duing a commemoration of the Selma March, he stated that he was conceived by his parents during that march in 1965, thereby giving him a tie-in with his audience and trying to make sympathy points with the assembled throng, but in reality, he was born years earlier (in 1961) so what he said was a "gross deception" (a lie). Why would he say something that he knew to be false unless, of course, he was an inveterate narcissist who could tell a lie and actually believe it because he wanted it to be true?

Neil Livingston said...

There is an old expression that asks, "when do you know when a politician is lying"? The answer is whenever he opens his mouth. Can you really believe the B.S. that Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Biden put out as fact on a daily basis? What planet are they living on to claim that their policies are getting us out of this recession? We should've been seeing a sign or two by now that our economic situation has been improving, but it seems to be getting deeper and still they press on with their disastrous economic policies. I hope we can survive these policies until we can get rid of that nincompoop in the White House.