Sunday, April 5, 2015

“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. Winning election or re-election seems to be the only major driving force behind many of our elected representative now in office - the public be damned.

It seems that all politicians are NOT in favor of excess government spending, but how come we still have excess government spending? It seems that all politicians are AGAINST poverty and for the poor people, but we have more poor people 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 and recovery since the “Great Depression”? We keep hearing from this Administration that we have turned the corner and that our economic situation is improving (how many “Summers of Recovery” will we be subjected to before we actually turn this listing ship around?). Is that a form of deception when it is stated that the national unemployment is at 5.5% (in real terms using the U-6 rate, it is really 11%), when our national debt is over $18 trillion and rising (which represents nearly 100% of our GDP), when home foreclosures are still at an all time-high, when real wages had declined 3.1% in 2011, when home prices have dropped by more than 10% nationwide, with just a slight uptick recently? 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. No matter what the Administration says, you can't polish horse manure no matter how hard they try (or is it lie?).

During the run-up to the passage of the ObamaCare bill, in 2009, 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, in fact they claimed that the cost of the bill was $970 billion, but just recently the C.B.O. calculated that the cost is now approaching $2 trillion and rising (therefore, what they claimed was 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 (now they call it a tax), 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 (especially Obama) will find out that the electorate has finally figured out that they have been deceived by the very people they elected to represent them. Many were voted out in 2010 and 2014. The next step will be to clean out the rest of the House and the Senate prevaricators and vote in the G.O.P. presidential candidate in 2016. Thank God for any little miracles now, in spite of the Messiah's (Obama) policies, and for bigger miracles later on when our “Liar in Chief's” term is up!

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

Frank Langan said...

Somebody once opined as to when we know Obama is lying, the answer given is, when he starts to speak. Imagine an answer like that about our president? It just so happens to be true, this guy can never tell the truth as it is within his genes and his early bringing-up with left-wing parents and mentors, that the end justifies the means, a tenet of the Saul Alinsky philosophy, which he used to teach at the Univ. of Chicago. Even the world leaders are amazed at his untruthfulness and obfuscation.