Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Left's Problem With Truth & Honesty

One line that I wished Romney had used during the 2012 election was to explain that while Obama refused to waterboard our enemies, he had no problem whatsoever with waterboarding facts and statistics to make them claim whatever he wanted. And of course it is not just Obama - the entire far left has virtually no relationship whatsoever with objective truth or intellectual honesty.

Today's case in point, the scum that is Steve Benen, a blogger for "Maddow blog" at MSNBC. This from Bennen:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) appeared on Fox News on Sunday, and when the discussion turned to a possible self-imposed budget crisis, the Virginia Republican said lawmakers should be "focused on trying to deal with the ultimate problem, which is this growing deficit."

What Cantor said was the opposite of the truth -- he said the nation has a "growing deficit," when in reality, we have a shrinking deficit. We can have a discussion about whether the House Majority Leader was deliberately trying to deceive the public -- Republicans have an incentive to convince the public that U.S. finances are in worse shape than they really are -- or whether Cantor simply doesn't know the basics of current events. But I'm afraid it's either one or the other.

"Opposite of the truth?" When I woke up this morning, the total U.S. debt stood just shy of $16.9 trillion. That total debt is right now on pace to have increased by $642 billion by the end of this year. The objective truth is that we have a "growing deficit." Of all the things Obama is doing to our nation - and he is doing a lot, good and hard - the one thing he is most decidedly not doing is shrinking our budget deficit.

But here is how the leftie scum like Benen waterboard the numbers. The annual budget deficit this year is "shrinking," but only in relation to the annual trillion dollar budget deficits that Obama ran in his first term. Thus according to Benen, anyone who points out any other reality than the meaningless one that he wants to highlight is a "LIAR!!!!" Here is Benen's intellectually dishonest analogy:

Imagine your home town has experienced a heat wave, which then faded, and I told you, "You know, it's actually getting hotter," despite the fact that it's getting cooler.

The problem of course is that, unlike yesterday's weather relative to today's, the deficit is cumulative. That is what this dishonest worthless piece of pond scum is studiously ignoring, as if doing so somehow makes it go away. Honestly, if we are ever to right this nation, people like Benen need to be ridiculed and driven completely from the public square.

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