AP fact-check blasts Obama spending claims

posted at 11:01 am on May 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Who’s buying the notion that Barack Obama is a fiscal conservative who’s engineered the slowest spending growth since Calvin Coolidge?  Not the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, who gave the argument three Pinocchios in a fact-check yesterday, and not the Associated Press, either.  In a fact-check of their own this morning, the AP’s Andrew Taylor reports that Obama’s “rosy claim” has a lot of problems — with Obama being first and foremost among them:

There’s also the question of how to treat the 2009 fiscal year, which actually began Oct. 1, 2008, almost four months before Obama took office. Typically, the remaining eight months get counted as part of the prior president’s spending since the incoming president usually doesn’t change it much until the following October. The MarketWatch analysis assigned 2009 to former President George W. Bush, though it gave Obama responsibility that year for a $140 million chunk of the 2009 stimulus bill.

But Obama’s role in 2009 spending was much bigger than that. For starters, he signed nine spending bills funding every Cabinet agency except Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. While the numbers don’t jibe exactly, Obama bears the chief responsibility for an 11 percent, $59 billion increase in non-defense spending in 2009. Then there’s a 9 percent, $109 billion increase in combined defense and non-defense appropriated outlays in 2010, a year for which Obama is wholly responsible.

So what’s the real picture?  Spending sharply increased under Obama, and the rate only slowed down due to the influence of a Republican-controlled House:

If one assumes that TARP and the takeover of Fannie and Freddie by the government as one-time budgetary anomalies and remove them from calculations — an approach taken by Holtz-Eakin — you get the following picture:

—A 9.7 percent increase in 2009, much of which is attributable to Obama.

—A 7.8 percent increase in 2010, followed by slower spending growth over 2011-13. Much of the slower growth reflects the influence of Republicans retaking control of the House and their budget and debt deal last summer with Obama. All told, government spending now appears to be growing at an annual rate of roughly 3 percent over the 2010-2013 period, rather than the 0.4 percent claimed by Obama and the MarketWatch analysis.

The argument was always absurd on its face.  The last fully Republican budget was FY2007, which came in at $2.77 trillion.  The last Bush/Democrat budget was FY2008, which was $2.982 trillion.  The FY2009 budget, which Obama signed into law and which was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress, was $3.517 trillion with a $1.4 trillion deficit.  That’s a year-on-year increase of nearly 18%, and those numbers come straight from the White House website.  If you prefer the figures in percentage of GDP, as Kessler noted yesterday, we went from 20.8% of GDP in FY2008 to 25.2% in FY2009, which is an increase of 22% year on year.

Nor does it get any better.  Using FY2008 as the baseline comparison, FY2010′s budget was $3.456 trillion, an increase of 15.88% over the last Bush/Democrat budget.  FY2011′s $3.603 trillion budget was a 20.8% increase, and FY2012′s projected $3.795 trillion (the White House projection, mind you) is an increase of 27.26% over the last Bush budget — in just four budget years.  An argument that this is a demonstration of fiscal discipline would have to come straight out of the pages of George Orwell’s 1984.


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For the last time, BISHOP!

Lourdes on May 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Who’s buying the notion that Barack Obama is a fiscal conservative who’s engineered the slowest spending growth since Calvin Coolidge? Not the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, who gave the argument three Pinocchios in a fact-check yesterday, and not the Associated Press, either. In a fact-check of their own this morning, the AP’s Andrew Taylor reports that Obama’s “rosy claim” has a lot of problems — with Obama being first and foremost among them:

It has to be a trap. AP analyzing Obama as anything other than a Glowing New King filled with Rainbows? What’s the world coming to?!

Lourdes on May 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM

I’m guessing AP is feeling an advertiser or subscriber-use-revenue pinch.

Lourdes on May 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Problem with Libs is that each and every word they utter, has several different meanings.
Why should numebrs be any different?
They pick and choose what suits their purpose.

askwhatif on May 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Jay Carney hardest hit.

rubberneck on May 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

…..YOU LIE…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Is base line budgeting a factor in his story?

Don L on May 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Jay Carney hardest hit.

rubberneck on May 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

….rubberneck…aren’t his press confrences getting more entertaining than SNL?

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM

How much carbon is emitted when your pants are on fire?

Flange on May 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Why did the AP wait until Friday evening to run this?

Weird

corujodp on May 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM

War on wealthy
War on women
War on dogs
WE KILLED UBL!
War on private equity
War on truth
What’s the next fail gonna be?

txhsmom on May 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Why did the AP wait until Friday evening to run this?

Weird

corujodp on May 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM

So they can claim that they are doing hard-hitting pieces on O. No matter that they are dumped when the least readers will see them.
They’re impartial, dontcha know?

4Grace on May 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Mitt Romney needs to kick the shiite out of him over this.

JohnGalt23 on May 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM

These numbers don’t include the Obama Fed’s Madoff-type $3 trillion QE1/2 scam.

Grocery prices increased exponentially for the 99% as a result.

faraway on May 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

AP fact-check blasts Obama spending claims

On no they din’t..

An amazing turn of events.

bluealice on May 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Hey, where did all the lib trolls go? /

Kataklysmic on May 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Obama campaign telling tall tales?!? Say it ain’t so!

But after this week, it seems they’ve got a lot more to worry about than that … http://bit.ly/qVdDUt

ombdz on May 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

You know it’s blatant BS when even the AP won’t swallow it.

GarandFan on May 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Damn. This is gonna make President Choom Mooch (his Cherokee name) so cranky, Michelle’s gonna need another vacation.

Make the RACIST Pinocchios STOP!!

tree hugging sister on May 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

What’s the next fail gonna be?

txhsmom on May 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

No one can predict the next fail. The possibilities are endless.

I’m going to predict the last fail, though…

When moving out of the White House in January 2013, they remove all of the ‘W’s’ from all of the typewriter and computer keyboards.

trigon on May 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

For the last time, BISHOP!

Lourdes on May 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

ROTFLMAO…. Na… Way to early in the morning for Bishop to be up, he’s still sleeping in and pouting over the drubbing his son’s gave his last night playing Zombie Apocalypse. (apparently he shoots himself in the foot, runs around in circles and they sneak up behind him and kill him)

SWalker on May 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Mitt Romney needs to kick the shiite out of him over this.

JohnGalt23 on May 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Yeah he does, but he has to be able to use all these lies and fact checking in Nat’l commercials come late summer when hopefully more people are paying attention.

BettyRuth on May 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM

When moving out of the White House in January 2013, they remove all of the ‘W’s’ from all of the typewriters and computer keyboards.

trigon on May 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

fify…Thief in Chief

hillsoftx on May 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Jay Carney hardest hit.

rubberneck on May 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

….rubberneck…aren’t his press confrences getting more entertaining than SNL?

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Jay Carney went to the Baghdad Bob school of press secretaries… (He graduated Valedictorian with honors)

SWalker on May 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

When moving out of the White House in January 2013, they remove all of the ‘W’s’ from all of the typewriter and computer keyboards.
trigon on May 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

They’re so inept they’ll remove the 0′s and think their clever.

txhsmom on May 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

It seems that the MSM is slowly and reluctantly starting to turn on The Obama.

Finbar on May 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I guess even the AP could not polish this particular cow pie.

Rogervzv on May 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I’m beginning to think that even the left is actually tired of getting lied to and trying to pretend it didn’t happen.

Alana on May 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Jay Carney hardest hit.

rubberneck on May 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

….rubberneck…aren’t his press confrences getting more entertaining than SNL?

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Jay Carney went to the Baghdad Bob school of press secretaries… (He graduated Valedictorian with honors)

SWalker on May 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Try to find ONE person in the WH press corps[man] that will even ask Carney about this flagrant lie by his fearless leader.

Rovin on May 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

It seems that the MSM is slowly and reluctantly starting to turn on The Obama.

Finbar on May 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

They are starting to see the writing on the wall, and don’t what what is left of their creditability to go down the drain with Obama, which in itself is rather amusing, since it is only they themselves who believe they have any creditability left to lose.

SWalker on May 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Jay Carney hardest hit.

rubberneck on May 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

….rubberneck…aren’t his press confrences getting more entertaining than SNL?

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Jay Carney went to the Baghdad Bob school of press secretaries… (He graduated Valedictorian with honors)

SWalker on May 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Try to find ONE person in the WH press corps[man] that will even ask Carney about this flagrant lie by his fearless leader.

Rovin on May 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Jake Tapper… Maybe…

SWalker on May 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Hey, where did all the lib trolls go? /

Kataklysmic on May 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM

lester the festering jester is lurking…should be here shortly…that clown JUST HATES deceptive headlines!

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Obama is insulting the intelligence of the American voters when he tells lies that even the most brainwashed lemmings know are totally false. ANY publication that presents Obama’s lies and deceptions as being fact are not worth the paper they are printed on. Obama is going to test just how far the dumbing of America has progressed. When you turn your public education system over to a labor union, it is only a matter of time.

volsense on May 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Jay Carney went to the Baghdad Bob school of press secretaries… (He graduated Valedictorian with honors)

SWalker on May 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

…he’s from TIME magazine where everyone is a an unbiased Valedictorian!

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

volsense on May 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

…true!…all of it…and they keep trying it!

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

From our histerical troll archives:
The adults are in charge!
Getalife
ROTFLMAO

ChicagoBlues on May 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

bama using an old radical tactic- reverse accusal. accuse the other side of what they are accusing you of. the press is aiding in this effort, despite a few fact checkers. It’s a sign of desperation, he is trying anything he can because nothing is working so far. but he is not done yet- more tricks are coming.

harpman on May 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Wonder how many times Bush will get the blame for bho’s krappy 3 1/2 years before Bush and Laura come to the wh for the portrait of Bush to be unveiled?
L

letget on May 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Kudos to AP for digging down through the cow pies of distortion to find… bull!

de rigueur on May 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

…lester the festering jester is lurking…should be here shortly…that clown JUST HATES deceptive headlines!

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

He’s posting on the “Dude” article about the Japanese artist cooking and serving his own version of franks ‘n beans.

AubieJon on May 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

…lester the festering jester is lurking…should be here shortly…that clown JUST HATES deceptive headlines!

KOOLAID2 on May 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

He’s posting on the “Dude” article about the Japanese artist cooking and serving his own version of franks ‘n beans.

AubieJon on May 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

He;s probably jealous that the Japanese dude though of the idea first…

SWalker on May 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

He;s probably jealous that the Japanese dude though of the idea first…

SWalker on May 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Or the fact that the little Japanese guy could serve 4 times as many guests as he could.

VegasRick on May 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

The AP writer’s name is Andrew Taylor. I’m going to keep an eye out to see if I ever see his name next to another national story again. He seems to have missed the MSM memo. He even cites Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Wow. Did not expect an accurate story from the AP. I’m blown away.

PolitiFact accepted Nutting’s simplistic and grossly misleading methodology and rated his claim as “Mostly True”. Shows you all you need to know about some of these political fact checking sites.

Although Glenn Kessler, while he misses important points at time, does a fairly good job and I think gives it an honest shot.

At the core though, this entire discussion about average rate of increase is ridiculous. What matters is the overall amount of spending. Even if Bush was completely responsible for the record spending in Fiscal Year 2009 (which he wasn’t), and Obama had only maintained the same level of spending going forward (which would be a 0% increase, and which Obama didn’t), it would still obviously mean that Obama would be responsible for record levels of spending. And this at a time when fed govt revenues had dropped significantly because of the recession.

willamettevalley on May 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM

The TRUTH: It may not lead you to where you thought you were going, but it will always lead you somewhere better. When ignored, it will eventually show itself. The closeness of your relationships is directly proportional to the degree to which you have revealed the truth about yourself. It can be painful.

If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.

Let’s hope November will be harvast season

smitty41 on May 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

And this ‘fact check’ comes days later on page 231 (on a holiday weekend to boot)where it’s hardly seen after the media regime stenographers trumpet the original 0bama regime claims with second coming fanfare and credulity.

And Tepid Air falls for the concept that AP is getting their act together and playing fair.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM

If Obama wants to blame Bush for FY2009, then that means that Obama didn’t do anything his first year, except play golf

J_Crater on May 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM

When you’ve lost the Washington Pravda…

Red Cloud on May 26, 2012 at 12:55 PM

…And Tepid Air falls for the concept that AP is getting their act together and playing fair.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Nah, Hot Air isn’t falling for anything about AP and certainly not about ~the other~ wire service…

It’s just intersting to see a tad of reality starting to seep through the Left. For a change.

The Leftmedia won’t change because they’re populated by Leftists. We know that but it doesn’t mean we can’t notice them limping along with our parade.

Lourdes on May 26, 2012 at 1:13 PM

…And Tepid Air falls for the concept that AP is getting their act together and playing fair.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Nah, Hot Air isn’t falling for anything about AP and certainly not about ~the other~ wire service…

It’s just intersting to see a tad of reality starting to seep through the Left. For a change.

The Leftmedia won’t change because they’re populated by Leftists. We know that but it doesn’t mean we can’t notice them limping along with our parade.

Lourdes on May 26, 2012 at 1:13 PM

IN THAT CONTEXT ^^, “AP” means Associated Press.

Lourdes on May 26, 2012 at 1:14 PM

It must really bite to have to try and maintain your credibility, huh, WaPo. We knew prezzy fiscal was lying the moment we saw his lips move. Kessler just figured out he was bamboozled

Kissmygrits on May 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Who’s buying the notion that Barack Obama is a fiscal conservative who’s engineered the slowest spending growth since Calvin Coolidge?

DWS and Chrissy Tingles.

Tim_CA on May 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

La la la i can’t hear you….bushs fault
-lsm

cmsinaz on May 26, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Romney needs to bring this up during a debate…. make that EVERY debate and call Maobama a liar to his face for trying to insult the intelligence of EVERY American!!

LevinFan on May 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Not one troll? Strange.

Even for them defending the indefensible is sometimes just too hard.

CW on May 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Funny thing is he would have voted for fy09 budget as Senator

cmsinaz on May 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM

What happened to the Truth-o-Meter? Those guys couldn’t be bothered, I guess.

unclesmrgol on May 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

An argument that this is a demonstration of fiscal discipline would have to come straight out of the pages of George Orwell’s 1984.

I’m not sure Orwell has ever been as applicable as now, at least not in this country. If you have teenagers, encourage them to read Orwell. Mine did not get out in HS like I did.

Not one troll? Strange.

Even for them defending the indefensible is sometimes just too hard.

CW on May 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Buffet cuts …. They can only afford one shift of trolls these days. The spending in WI has really hurt the bottom line.

Lost in Jersey on May 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Would it surprise anyone if we were to discover that the article was commissioned by the White House?

Kevin R on May 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I mean the original article that was in MarketWatch.

Kevin R on May 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Buffet cuts …. They can only afford one shift of trolls these days. The spending in WI has really hurt the bottom line.

Lost in Jersey on May 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Love it! Probably can’t afford overtime rates either. (Business is hard.)

ss396 on May 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Considering that PolitiFact is the officially sanctioned fact-checker of the Obama Administration, and it gave a “mostly true” to Obama’s claims, I suppose few Democrats will disbelieve POTUS’s lies.

We are living in times that the media rivals W R Hearst’s yellow journalism purveyors. Very disturbing.

Greyledge Gal on May 26, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Kevin R on May 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM

nope

cmsinaz on May 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Leftie reporters are incredible liars.

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2012 at 2:47 PM

If one assumes that TARP and the takeover of Fannie and Freddie by the government as one-time budgetary anomalies and remove them from calculations — an approach taken by Holtz-Eakin — you get the following picture:

I think one of the unseen, insidious things about the Dems not passing a budget and just doing continuing resolutions AT CURRENT SPENDING LEVLES is that things like TARP are now part of the baseline. I could be wrong, but I think that is true. If true, then we didn’t just pay for TARP once, we are paying for a NEW TARP EVERY SINGLE YEAR!

ITguy on May 26, 2012 at 3:38 PM

LevinFan on May 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Hasn’t Romney been getting four large noses for his ads? And every review of his comments on the major networks has a distinct lean toward coldness or even a snark in the tone.

IlikedAUH2O on May 26, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Pass it around……

The Big Lie: Obama Is A Budget Hawk

M2RB: Sting

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/05/big-lie-obama-is-budget-hawk.html

And, for those with kids, friends or fam, who say, “Off-budget! Off-budget!” – not-exactly knowing why or even if it has anything point in the debate — here: Barry Wins!

M2RB: Good Charlotte

Off-Budget! Off-Budget! Off-budget!

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/05/off-budgets.html

Resist We Much on May 26, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Romney needs to bring this up during a debate…. make that EVERY debate and call Maobama a liar to his face for trying to insult the intelligence of EVERY American!!

LevinFan on May 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Screw the debates. Team Romney should have Mitt Jeans out there yesterday mocking Team Obama with this budget sleight of hand in order to force the media to rethink their lockstep position and challenge the Obama WH. Several good pieces challenging this latest political trick have been written at American Thinker and Powerline blog here (like reading Hinderaker).

Romney’s people worry me. I’m sure he’s got some crack accountants, fed budget experts and other stat geeks on his team to enable an offensive. He’s being directly challenged by Team Obama. They need to respond. I haven’t seen a response yet from Romney. He should take this one on the stump personally and joust for a change. Get his mediocre (omg what an uninspriring snorefest) media team on board.

RepubChica on May 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Is base line budgeting a factor in his story?

Don L on May 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Only in Washington DC would a “special stimulus package” be added into the “base line” spending for all time. In a world with common sense emergency or fake emergency spending should be one time expenses. Was cash for clunkers added to the base line? If so do we need a cash for something from now to eternity.

Dasher on May 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I’m just curious doesn’t any one remember that Bush didn’t sign the 2009 budget! The Dims held it and passed a continuing resolution that Obama signed! Pelosi and Reid added 410 billion in additional spending over what Bush requested! The 2009 budget is owned by the Dims and Obama.

Rhino on May 27, 2012 at 12:48 AM

AP fact-check blasts Obama spending claims

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Now they need to do a price check/fact check at the gas pump/grocery store checkout… Make it personal to the little guy… You know they would if the president was a Conserva….. never mind.
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RalphyBoy on May 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Baghdad Barrack

Not-a-Marxist on May 27, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I fully expect President Obama to lay blame for the financial
disaster, by claiming the “Butler” did it.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/26/did-the-butler-really-do-it/

Varchild on May 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Just a short list:

Whoever said that Obama hasn’t acomplished anything in his first term?
WHAT AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS!…
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party, a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
First President to recommend changing our National Anthem as it portrays and promotes violence and is warlike in its theme.
First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer Breakfast and activities.
First President to initiate a Cash for Clunkers Program to clean up exhaust that adds to global warming, then extended it because it was so popular — wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to bypass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company which state they are allowed to locate a factory in.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Americorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date.
First President to pledge complete transparency while campaigning, then hide his medical, educational,and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat the Holy Qur’an and tells us that the early morning Islamic call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.
Now it is up to us Freedom-loving Americans to see to it that he is voted out after his FIRST term. May God bless America again. Stay safe, and be aware of your surroundings.
From the Western Center for Journalism 5/22/12

Bambi on May 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Lying is a major part of Obama’s Modus Operandi, and it will ever be.

Chessplayer on May 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Bambi

As someone who loathes BHO I began reading your list with delight. I gotta ask though, where did you get
your information? I would love to take your charges at face value. But being scrupulously truthful has to apply to both sides.

I know you cannot properly document most of this stuff. Did you get fooled by another poster somewhere and just take everything for the gospel and pass it on? That makes you no better than the left. Or do you just really want these accusations to be true and are stretching the truth…a lot?

That makes you worse than the left. Come on, admit you have no idea whether Obama registered as a foreign student or not! You’re NOT helping true conservatives.

Nana on May 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Bambi
I gotta ask though, where did you get your information?
Nana on May 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I don’t know about the group, but she got it from the Western Center for Journalism.

eeyore on May 27, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Obama is insulting the intelligence of the American voters when he tells lies that even the most brainwashed lemmings know are totally false. ANY publication that presents Obama’s lies and deceptions as being fact are not worth the paper they are printed on. Obama is going to test just how far the dumbing of America has progressed. When you turn your public education system over to a labor union, it is only a matter of time.

volsense on May 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Great post.In addition when you consider that the dems have been in control of the Congress in all but the last few months and even then they still have the Senate it only makes axel’s prompter load even worse.
Zero must be pissed that he was forced to say such lies by his buddy david.

rodguy911 on May 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM

If Obowma lies about his excessive spending numbers, is it any wonder he lies about the unemployment numbers?

The U6 unemployment is 15%.

http://portalseven.com/employment/unemployment_rate_u6.jsp

dthorny on May 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I’m just curious doesn’t any one remember that Bush didn’t sign the 2009 budget! The Dims held it and passed a continuing resolution that Obama signed! Pelosi and Reid added 410 billion in additional spending over what Bush requested! The 2009 budget is owned by the Dims and Obama.

Rhino on May 27, 2012 at 12:48 AM

And the Bush 06 budget was down to 120 billion deficit due to cutting everyones taxes while tax revenuues received were at an all time high. The next year, democrats won the senate and congress and the budget deficit was 400 billion for 07, while 08 budget was at 1.2 trillion deficit.

dthorny on May 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM