Mr. President, Meet Reality

Last week during the State of the Fantasy Land Union Address, President Obama said this:

“After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future. We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years. We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas, and the amount of renewable energy we generate from sources like wind and solar – with tens of thousands of good, American jobs to show for it. We produce more natural gas than ever before – and nearly everyone’s energy bill is lower because of it. And over the last four years, our emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that threatens our planet have actually fallen.”

This weeks headline, from CNBC:

Gas Creeps Toward $4 a Gallon, Rattling Recovery Hopes

While the press and the President’s supporters will accept the President’s statements as true like good proles in an Orwellian dystopian novel, your average consumer is going to realize that the only fuel made more affordable by this administration is the sort that might be derived from the gaseous emissions of the President’s bloviating.

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The Butcher at 1600 Penn

Today the President called the sequestration process currently being considered by congress the “meat-cleaver approach” to deficit cutting, decrying all the presumed horrors that will follow if Congress allows a series of across the board cuts to take place:

What Obama failed to mention is that his administration is the primary architect of this approach, as Bob Woodward of the Washington Post has pointed out. Most journalists (and Obama supporters) will fail to note this because they have the attention spans of mayflies and the ability to grasp economics of – well of liberals.

While it’s true that Obama’s people were directly responsible for the sequestration that got us into this current mess, the budget problems are also the result of the fact that this President has consistently failed to propose substantive budgets or even take into consideration the very recommendations of the of the commissions he himself created to deal with such issues.

Since this budget battle has already been scripted most commentary is irrelevant. The President will rail at Congress for not acting, the press will wring their sycophantic little hands over whether the lack of action will harm our already anemic economy and congress will propose some last minute measure which will hold us over until the next budget crisis.

And Obama will be on track to effectively double the national debt during his term in office.

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