Our Bamboozling VP and the Lyin’ Pride
“The United Nations just elected Iran to the commission on the status of women. Do you know this was the first time in 28 years of broadcasting I could not think of an absurd analogy [to illustrate the story], because you can’t out-absurd what happened at the U.N.” – Dennis Prager
Vice President Biden’s debate performance was a lot of things, not the least of which includes and epitomizes the tendency – nay, utter proclivity – of the Obama administration and campaign echo chamber’s dogged resolve to deny even the most basic of realities.
Amid the smirks and guffaws sat Biden, pompously threading the needle between strained sincerity and angry lecturing. He was a jerk (interrupting Paul Ryan 82 times in the 90 minute debate) and a liar about Benghazi intelligence and increased security request; the debt being caused by “Republican’s two wars on a credit card” (both of which Biden himself voted for); the 2001 Bush tax cuts (that the Democratic congress voted to extend); his opposition to Medicare Part D (again, Biden voted for it and wanted it to be larger); and a plethora of economic and tax mendacity.
So Crazy Uncle Joe lied repeatedly. This isn’t really a story, as no one expected him to do otherwise. Perhaps the most hilarious and telling Biden whopper was his declaration that Obama had cut taxes by “$800 million billion.” This is obviously closer to a misstatement than a purposeful lie, but the whale of the tale is the idea that Obama has cut taxes at all. He hasn’t, and doesn’t intend to. Quite the opposite, in fact.
It’s truly perplexing to attempt reasoning with people who demonstrate no semblance of forthright discussion. On Friday, the day after the debate, Biden was asked about his abortion comments the night before and stated that “By law Planned Parenthood is prohibited from providing abortions.” What? Planned Parenthood is the single largest abortion provider in the United States, and performs over 1,000 abortions a day. If Biden is right, this is the greatest criminal justice failure in U.S. history. Or, he’s lying because he wanted people to feel better about Planned Parenthood receiving taxpayer money.
Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s deputy campaign manager, on CNN this week defended her boss against charges he bungled the handling and lied about the intelligence of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi: “The entire reason that this has become the political topic it is is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.” Yes, those darn Republicans, making the murder of four Americans after the Obama administration denied its requests for more security into a political issue. In short, Ms. Cutter is presuming – fingers crossed in hope – that people would neither care nor find it fitting to assess blame if those pushy Republicans weren’t demanding answers. Besides, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Obama himself had blamed the attacks on a Youtube video not 12 hours after they occurred. Agree or disagree (sane minds know this to be hogwash), it’s certainly “politicizing” the situation.
And then there was Big Bird. While the issue of public funding for PBS became news after Mitt Romney mentioned it as an example of something the government can’t afford to borrow money from China to fund, the subsequent hullabaloo and melodramatic “Save Big Bird!” campaign has been strictly liberal-led. National Press Secretary at Obama For America Ben LaBolt claimed -with the same chutzpah as Cutter’s eyebrow-raising reality warp – late last week that “The only person talking about Big Bird is Mitt Romney.” This, after OFA created and ran a TV ad prominently featuring Big Bird and attacking Romney for “…taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street we have to worry about, but Sesame Street.” The sarcasm was dripping, and everybody rolled their eyes. PBS actually asked OFA to remove the ad, citing apoliticality, but they continued running it in some states. Couple this with the “Million Muppet March” organized by liberals wishing to protest against cutting government funding for PBS, and there is no question who is ruffling public feathers over this inane distraction. Indeed, Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki retorted proudly aboard Air Force One that “There’s only one candidate in this race who is going to continue to fight for Big Bird and Elmo, and he is riding on this plane.” But LaBolt says Romney is the only one talking about it! I guess that’s true, if you just ignore everyone else talking about it.
This is a typical liberal tactic, especially when they are feeling pressure, or even desperation, as the upcoming election is certainly eliciting. When they are determined to defend the indefensible (namely Barack Obama and his record), the minions and cronies will move right past interpretative spin and into alternate realities. In their myriad of untruths and distortions, they won’t argue the merits of a stance or event, but the actuality of the displayed truth.
Joe Biden would have been closer to the truth if he had said Planned Parenthood performs 800 million billion abortions.
You can’t out-absurd liberals.