President Pinnochio Takes A Final Bow *Open Thread*


obama-pinocchio-600x317Tuesday night brought President Obama’s farewell to the people after his eight (long) years in office. Besides preempting some of my shows Tuesday night (it’s the final season of “Bones,” for heaven’s sake – c’mon!), it didn’t affect me much until the next day when I was forced to hear clips of Pinnochio’s – er – Obama’s speech. Honestly, I tried to listen to the couple of minutes he was on, but the hooey got so deep so quickly, I just had to change the channel.

Which is why I am thankful for people like Ben Shapiro who took one for the team by listening to, and reviewing, Obama’s Farewell full of hooey so deep, there was no light there. Well, to his followers there likely was – they no doubt saw a halo around his head as he spoke. But to those of us in the “reality-based community,”not so much.

Anyway, Shapiro somehow was able to narrow down the number of Obama’s falsehoods to the 15 biggest ones, a Herculean effort, I have no doubt. I mean, really –  I am sure there were MANY from which to choose, if past is prologue, and it seems this time was no different. Now, I can’t include all 15 of them here, but here are a few of them, including the ones which made me change the channel (Iran and Cuba). From Shapiro at the Daily Wire:


1. He Believes Change Comes From Ordinary People. Obama said, “I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to demand it. After eight years as your president, I still believe that.” Really? That’s odd. His signature legislation forced benighted Americans to purchase health insurance and required religious Americans to forego their religious objections to contraceptives and abortion coverage. This is the same fellow who once referred to half the electorate as bitter clingers obsessed with God and xenophobia thanks to their poverty, and labeled the Tea Party as a terrorist entity.


4. He Fixed Cuba. Obama bragged about “open[ing] a new chapter with the Cuban people.” But the Cuban people are still stuck living under a communist tyranny that has now been significantly enriched and empowered by Obama’s support.

5. He Disarmed Iran. Obama said he had “shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons program without firing a shot.” That’s patently untrue. The Associated Press reported yesterday that the Obama administration greenlit a shipment of tons of uranium to Iran. Iran has been secretly pursuing nuclear development, and Obama’s been ignoring it, as well as their material support for terrorism.

6. He Won “Marriage Equality.” Actually, Obama opposed same-sex marriage until his 2012 re-election campaign. It was Anthony Kennedy and his extraconstitutional mandate that “won” so-called “marriage equality.”

7. He “Secure[d] The Right To Health Insurance.” Actually, Obama just mandated that Americans buy health insurance at gunpoint. That’s not securing a right. That’s controlling others with coercion.

See now why I had to change the channel? I mean, really – the lies were flying thick and fast at Obama’s “Aloha” speech It is really astonishing to see the way in which he, and his supporters, characterize his eight years of Presidency.

And you know Obama had to bring up his legacy, Obamacare, as being a great thing:

9. Healthcare Costs Are Under Control. Obama said that health care costs are rising at the lowest rate in 50 years. This is a far cry from Obama’s claim that Obamacare would lower the cost of a typical family’s premium by $2,500 per year. Instead, premiums have skyrocketed inside Obamacare, and insurance companies have also raised premiums for employer-based insurance to compensate for the new regulations. […] (Click here to read the rest.)


Good one, Obama!! Oh, wait – apparently he said that with a straight face. Gotta hand it to him, that man can ACT, can’t he? Especially since even NPR and Harvard are acknowledging what a DISASTER (as Trump would say) it is:

National Public Radio collaborated with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to survey Americans’ recent experience with health care. As to the Affordable Care Act, the survey’s findings are damning. They suggest that Obamacare has been worse than a complete waste of money.

This is the survey’s only question directly on Obamacare. Most respondents say that Obamacare hasn’t affected them; where it has affected them, most say the law’s impact has been harmful:

(Click here to read the rest.)

Uh, yeah – pretty damning indeed, especially since it is costing most of us WAY more money a year for less coverage, higher deductibles, higher co-pays, and higher out-of-pocket expenses. And yes, I am speaking from experience there.

There were more lies from Obama, including a WHOPPER on Race Relations, and if you can stomach it, you can read the rest of Shapiro’s excellent piece, “Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out”:Obama Says Goodbye With 15 Big Fibs.”

All I can say is, as much as I fear a Trump Presidency, I cannot wait for this man and his lying ways to leave the White House. I am sure I am not alone.

I think this parody sums it up well, and includes even more lies than the ones Obama mentioned in his “Final Farewell”:

While I was not one of the “inspired” ones, I appreciate those who came to see the light, though too late to spare the nation from Obama’s lying lies. And have there ever been plenty of them!

So, yeah – don’t let that door hit you on the way out, President Pinnochio!

Feel free to discuss any of the above, add your own “favorite” Obama lies, the on-going Confirmation hearings this week, or whatever else is on your minds. This is an Open Thread.

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30 Responses to “President Pinnochio Takes A Final Bow *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Love this post Amy! This mediocre little man has never been held to account for his dishonesty and incompetence. He never will be IMO until history, in the far future judges him but what he did not for the color of his skin. Hopefully the people in that far future will finally achieve MLK’s dream of people being judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

    Loved the parody! There in his own words from his own mouth were two of his biggest lies: If you like your doctor you can keep him and if you like your health insurance you can keep it. Period. Yeah, liar, liar pants on fire.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks so much, Marge – so glad you liked it! And wasn’t that parody perfect? Nothing like the words coming out of Obama’s own mouth to prove what a liar he is.

      I have no doubt you are right. Time will show how superficial and easily malleable too many Americans are…

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    Ted Cruz: The Democratic Members of This Committee Were Silent

    Let that serve as a short primer on the lawlessness of the Obama Administration and its Democrat enablers.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Wow, Marge – he really hit it out of the park, didn’t he? Holy smokes. And don’t you love when the Liberals start screaming at someone who is Hispanic that he is racist all for stating FACTS they don’t like?

      OH! Speaking of liberals, did you see the racist Tweet sent out by a liberal attacking my Senator,Tim Scott? His response was PRICELESS and shows how cool, calm, and even funny he is in the face of vitriol:

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Scott’s reply to the racist scumbag was brilliant. One word and he flattened the fool. “Senate.” As you said, priceless!

        One benefit of the internet is that anyone sitting at a keyboard can send their thoughts all over the country in just seconds.

        One problem is that when those thoughts are stupid the are sent all over the country in seconds.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Wasn’t that just perfect? Ahahaha…

          And you are so right. The internet can be a great place, but it also enables people – who seem to have lost a lot of our filters and just common decency – to make some pretty assholic comments.

          Scott didn’t stoop to her level, but made his point. Nicely done!

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Ahmed the Clock Boy’s Suit Against Conservatives Thrown Out of Court

    The supposed defamation mainly consisted of pointing out the obvious: that Ahmed did not make a clock as the liberal media claimed, but rather made a preexisting clock into a phony bomb, and the consequences of bringing it to school were exactly what he intended.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Isn’t that some good news?? Yeah, Libs – it was already a CLOCK. Good grief – people are so ready to prove how they are not “Islamophobic” that they throw all common sense right out the window…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        It’s things like this that gave us Trump. The left has gone so completely off the rails that even many people that didn’t like Trump, didn’t want Trump, ended up voting for him because the idea of 4 more years of the left was more than they could stand.

        I understand that and have no problem with it. It’s those that worship at his ignorant, sleazy feet that appall me. Just like those that worship at the shrine of Obama do.

        I worship God. I may respect and admire some people but I only worship the Lord God and my Savior.

        And the very idea of worshipping some damn politician gives me the galloping collywobbles.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          You betcha it is, Marge. I understand people not wanting an Obama third term. I do get that. I still dislike Trump and fear his unpredictable nature, but Obama did serious damage to this nation.

          Oh, this morning I saw a thing on which Presidents created the most jobs. Obama is trying to act like job growth has been SO awesome under him. Uh, yeah – not so much. If I recall correctly, Clinton was first, Carter second, and five or so down was Obama. So yeah – despite his claims to the contrary, he has NOT created more than Reagan (a claim I saw the other day). Nope. Not even close.

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Uh, yeah. But you know his sycophantic followers probably had tears streaming down their faces listening to The One give his last address. You just cannot get some folks to face facts no matter what. They will go with their opinions over reality every time, it seems…

  6. cindyindie Says:

    Cuzin–You are SO funny! I’ve missed your humor…LOL

    and boy do we need it now!
    I can’t remember who Ben Shapiro is, but so glad he “took one for the team”. Expert synopsis of what I’m sure O said.
    As you know, most of my long time friends are still Libs, but one couple has finally had it with Obamacare. The wife in particular, is being robbed blind by it and is FURIOUS!
    Finally! I guess when Libs start losing $ or should I say, their OWN $ is when they start paying attention.
    Thank you for the excellent and hilarious post…and Happy New Year to you and all who post here…(and Suzy, of course!)

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      CUZ!!!! How wonderful to *see* you! I was thinking abt you just today when I heard the song, “God Blessed Texas” on the radio! 🙂

      And thanks so much – I appreciate it. You are mighty funny your own self (along with our dear Marge), so nice to have you weigh in on this.

      Isn’t it ironic what it FINALLY takes for some folks to look at how bad Obama’s policies are? Once their own pocketbooks are hit – and with Obamacare, pretty hard to miss by just how much that is – they get what we have been saying all along. I reckon I should be more gracious and tell them, “welcome to the club!” 🙂

      A Happy New Year to you and Honest Lawyer, too. Thanks for dropping by!

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Dangit – I meant to say that Ben Shapiro is at Daily Wire, Townhall, and some other news outlets. He is a very smart man – went to Harvard Law, according to Wikipedia. Yep – smart guy!

  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    My apologies for being absent so much today – I had a doctor’s app’t at 10:40 this morning, but didn’t get to actually SEE the doctor until closer to 11:40. Ugh.

    Anyway – enough of that – I don’t want this EXCELLENT letter written by a US Marine to get lost in my kvetching. He (or she – it’s anonymous for obvious reasons) made some OUTSTANDING points:

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      That is one fantastic letter! And every word is true.

      It is no wonder that a majority of the military voted for Trump. He may be brash and vulgar, they don’t mind that, but he will be a change from Obama’s slickly orchestrated lies.

      Again, what a wonderful letter. And the soldier is right, This is your legacy Obama, and it isn’t a good one.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Oh, MY – that cartoon is fantastic!! WOW!!!! Brilliant…

          Wasn’t that letter amazing? A friend at Facebook had it up. She is like us – not a Trump person (she’s a big time Cruz person primarily because she knows him personally, has worked on precious campaigns, and lives in Texas). Anyway, I thought the author was spot on.

          And yeah – I have no doubt a lot of them didn’t want a third Obama term either…

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Oh My. GOD. Seriously?? Biden gets the Presidential Medal of Freedom???? For WHAT, I’d like to know?! For making idiotic comments which includes racist and sexist ones?? Wow, way to cheapen the award, Obama:

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I guess telling AA citizens that the GOP would “put ya’ll in chains” is medal worthy now.

      Medals will soon, like the race card, mean nothing.

      The Nobel Peace Prize is all ready a joke.

      And Hollywood’s endless self-congratulatory awards program are tiresome, boring and repulsive in their political slant.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Remember Biden talking abt how Obama was “clean” and all of that back in 2008? Just astonishing that this man was even our VP, but to get this award? Yeah – you said it, it will reduce this award to the same level as the Nobel Peace Prize…

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      A friend of mine reminded me of Biden telling women just to go grab a shotgun to defend themselves. That reminded me of this video:

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I had a double barrel 12 gauge shotgun beside my back door whenever my husband was out of town for many years. I kept the shells in my pocket so the kids couldn’t get at them. It had one hell of a kick.

        When I shot skeet I used a 16 gauge or a 410 which are far less powerful and don’t kick so much.

        To tell women to just get a double barrel 12 gauge, without having someone show them how to use it is irresponsible.

        Many of the young women in that video had the gun held loosely and not tight to the shoulder which is important. And many of the women were slight and evidently not strong enough to shot the gun.

        As usual, Biden is an idiot. Must be that which made him eligible for the “Presidential Medal of Freedom.” Cause that much foolishness is really impressive.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Cool that you shot skeet, Marge – you are a woman of many talents!

          Without a doubt, it was a dumb-as-hell thing for Biden to say, one of a GAZILLION dumb things he has said over the years.

          You are so right – anyone who wants to shoot a weapon needs to know how to handle that weapon first, which means having someone knowledgeable teach them, not just throw a shotgun into their hands and say, “here ya go!”

          People, sheesh! And that goes for the VP, too.

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    Full Senate passes waiver allowing Mattis to be defense secretary

    The Senate on Thursday passed the waiver that will allow retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as defense secretary, which is expected to be considered by the House on Friday.

    Current law requires an officer to be out of uniform for seven years before stepping into the civilian defense secretary role. Mattis retired from the Marine Corps in 2013 after more than 40 years of service, meaning Congress will need to approve an exemption to the law for him to serve.

    The Senate overwhelmingly passed the waiver by a vote of 81-17, despite objections from some Democrats that the exemption will set a precedent that could harm civilian control of the military.

    Earlier on Thursday, the exemption passed the Senate Armed Services Committee by a 24-3 vote. Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Elizabeth Warren all voted against the waiver.

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    I saw this reminder today abt Obama and his demeaning comment abt the Special Olympics. Remember that? Oh, yeah – it was years ago. I don’t remember Meryl Streep reprimanding HIM for it, though:

    And y’all know I have no love lost for Trump, and that there is no place for this kind of thing – both Trump’s comment and Obama’s – but the hypocrisy and blinders these people put on when it comes to Obama is just pathological.

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