Tonight Barack Obama ended his interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper with these words:
“Right now I’m learning an awful lot about the economy. I’m not a trained economist, but I’m spending a lot of time thinking about that so that I can make the very best decisions possible for the American people.”
Really, you gigantic, colossal hypocrite? “Learning an awful lot about the economy”? “Not a trained economist”? Pardon my language, but just where the hell was all that modesty and honesty when you were tearing out John McCain’s throat for his similar admission offered at a time when people were making up their minds and when that little bit of honesty was most important?:
So far, Obama appears to have an edge in the economic argument, bolstered in part by McCain’s candor on the issue when he said during the Republican primary, “I am not an expert on Wall Street. I am not an expert on this stuff.”
Oh, yeah, President O-bum-a, you and your propagandist media lackeys were all over that little outbreak of personal honesty and modesty:
“Mr. McCain … has been shadowed by his statements earlier in the campaign that he is not expert in the subject of the economy” bleated MSNBC.
The mainstream media was all over McCain to help their messiah win:
Sen. John McCain’s comment from last year that he doesn’t understand economics “as well as he should” has dogged him all the way to South America today during a foreign trip meant to burnish his standing as a presidential candidate ready to be a world leader.
Damn right, the media dogged him. Dogged him all the way out of the country, and right out of contention. And somehow none of them ever bothered to ask, “Just when the hell did Barack Obama ever become an expert in economics or Wall Street?”
But that didn’t stop Obama and his worshipful media acolytes from throwing it in John McCain’s face the way Muslims throw battery acid into the faces of their women, did it?
Obama had the “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should” quote memorized to attack John McCain at virtually every single rally. The Obama campaign had an ad that ridiculed McCain entitled, “Don’t know much” [about the economy].
Too damn bad we have to find out only now that you don’t understand it yourself, Barry. At least John McCain was honest and open about his strengths and weaknesses. You weren’t. And in attacking him for his admission, you merely revealed that you don’t know much about the virtues of honesty and of avoiding hypocrisy.
Right now, Obama’s woeful MIS-understanding of the economy is beginning to seriously hurt us. While John McCain stressed the critical importance of free trade during the campaign, Barack Obama is now beginning to seriously undermine the vital US relationship with trade partners over his socialist union agenda to insert “Buy American” into the so-called stimulus package.
And now, an array of international economic experts (you know, the kind of people who ARE “trained economists”) are predicting that Obama’s “Buy American” agenda in his stimulus package could actually “stimulate” the next Great Depression.
Meanwhile, this same hypocrite who so dishonestly attacked John McCain for his acknowledgment that he wasn’t an economic expert – only to now acknowledge the SAME THING himself after it’s too late to do anything about it – has hypocritically appointed tax cheat after tax cheat to his cabinet in spite of all his lofty rhetoric about “changing Washington.” He’s changed it all right. Thanks to Obama, we now have our first tax cheat serving as Treasury Secretary and head of the IRS. And two of his cabinet appointments (Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer) had to withdraw the same day due to their tax status.
Mark Steyn quipped that this was Obama’s version of “pay for play,” given that Obama’s cabinet picks had to decide how much of their unpaid taxes they would be willing to pay to serve as cabinet members in Obama’s administration.
Barack Obama is most certainly not a “trained economist.” Hypocrisy, on the other hand, is a subject in which he is clearly most expert, indeed.