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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Obama's Lie About The Stafford Act Funds

From the THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS, citing this October 6. 2012 essay at National Review Online:
Obama Lied, Saying Congress Denied Stafford Act Funds To Katrina Victims - In Fact, Congress Approved Those Funds And OBAMA VOTED AGAINST THEM.
Relating to Obama's 2007 speech at Hampton University in Virginia, Andrew McCarthy writes the following:
...Cynically adopting the black dialect of the American South, a dialect utterly alien to him, he demagogues against Washington’s supposedly selective waivers of the Stafford Act — legislation that requires communities hit by disasters to match 10 percent of federal aid.

They waived it for 9/11, he tells the crowd, and they waived it when Hurricane Andrew hit Florida: Those communities were allowed to keep their one dollar for every ten federal dollars. But when he comes to Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the largely African-American population of New Orleans, Obama implies that Congress refused the waiver:

“What’s happenin’ down in New O’leans? Where’s yo’ dollar? Where’s yo’ Stafford Act money? . . . Tells me that somehow the people down in New O’leans they don’t care about as much.”

In fact, ten days before Obama gave that speech, Congress had waived the Stafford Act requirement for Katrina. He was well aware of that fact, too. After all, he was one of only 14 senators to vote against the waiver.

He lied about what happened in order to foment racial resentment — an atmosphere that he calculated would help his presidential bid.

Read Andrew McCarthy's entire essay HERE.

Watch an excerpt of the video HERE. Demagoguery in action!

Obama needs to be called specifically to account for what he said on this matter.


  1. There is a word to describe everything, even Barack Obama. Unfortunately, this is site is rated G and the word I’m thinking of just won’t do.

  2. Mustang,
    Yes, this is a G-rated site.

    However, I'm sure that I know exactly the word you mean. Remember, Mr. AOW was an MP when we got married; I picked up some, well, military jargon.

  3. How do you know when Obama is lying...

  4. Should have told your readers that the waiver was a rider on a bill to fund the Iraq fiasco.
    Without knowing the nature of the entire bill it's tough to draw an informed conclusion.

  5. Yet all they do is project...calling Romney a liar.

  6. Once again, Ducky proves beyond doubt he has no clue.

  7. In my view, it is political malpractice for an elected public servant not to know what's in a bill.

    Nobody should sign a contract without full knowledge as to what the contract says.

  8. And he has the nerve to call Mitt Romney a liar.

    Right Truth

  9. "Without knowing the nature of the entire bill it's tough to draw an informed conclusion."

    Wasn't it famous democrat SanFranNan who said you've got to pass the bill to see what's in it?

    Democrats are to democracy as liberals are to liberty as fundamentalists are to fun...

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  11. AOW, you have no idea what he knew or did not know about the bill's contents.

    Just what his reasons for voting "no" on a bill that was sure to pass were haven't been substantiated.
    Was he looking toward the future and not wanting to tell the hope and change suckers that he voted to fund the war.

    Hard to say.

    Is Sam Huntington, Warren? He certainly seems to have Warren's predisposition to for ad hominems. Pretty bland material also.

  12. Obama is pathological when it comes to lying. He can't help himself.

  13. No, Nostradumbass.

    Sam is just someone else that has your number.

    Its not ad hominem if its germane to the argument.

    (i.e. the fact that you're a smooth brained idiot overrules any consideration you would deserve as an authority on any subject including personal hygiene)

  14. Duck,
    YOU are the one who brought up the rider on the bill and thereby implied that voting was cast against funding the war even though the Stafford Act was involved.

    Also, don't forget this: only 14 senators to vote against the waiver!

    All these riders on bills are outrageous, IMO!

    I assure you that Warren and Sam are two separate people.

  15. Oh, and about the bill itself: the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007

    I have to wonder if that was not the informal title of the bill. If so, Obama should have known what was in the bill. Also, at the time did BHO make it clear why he voted against the bill? There is something for you to look up, Duck. Happy researching!

  16. By 2007, Obama was positioning himself to run for President.

    There is also THIS in the Boston Globe:

    despite Obama's antiwar rhetoric, he has voted along with Clinton for some $300 billion in war funding since entering the Senate in 2005.

    "In reality, when they both got to the Senate, Senator Obama's votes are exactly the same as Senator Clinton's," Clinton strategist Mark Penn said Monday at a Harvard University forum.

    And there is also this damning information.

  17. Warren,
    I have more patience with Duck than you do -- largely because I work with teenagers and pre-teens. **wink**

  18. Silverfiddle,
    SanFranNan is the queen of political malpractice.

  19. AOW, you have no idea what he knew or did not know about the bill's contents.

    The Washington establishment calls this “plausible deniability.” Ducky must be an acolyte of Cloward-Piven, who use deniability as part of their plan to destroy the United States of America. AOW is correct to point out what a filthy snake Obama is —and a dangerous snake, too. It doesn’t matter what Obama’s reasons were; he voted against the bill, and then used that vote as a racist attack against mainstream America. Racist? Political opportunist? Clever communist rhetorician? It doesn’t matter. Obama is an enemy of the State, but worse, he is an enemy of the Constitution and of the American people.

    PS. Note what a whiner Ducky is. “Boohoo; Sam is attacking me personally.” This from the vile rat who not only wished for the death of Andrew Breitbart, but also danced with glee in a manner reminiscent of Palestinian women on 9/11/01.


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