Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Deception master still hard at work
I attempted to listen the president's Oct. 1 speech, and continue to be appalled at the disinformation he continues to spew. He has lowered the deficit by half (his words) since taking office, but will ask to raise the debt ceiling this week. He is willing to negotiate, just so long as everything is done his way. Everything that's wrong with the world isn't his fault and anything good is because of him. He sits on the sidelines and then complains that nothing is being done (and not his fault). Received the Nobel peace prize, but the blood of our troops continues to spill in Afghanistan and other places when he said in 2007 he'd bring everyone home (not his fault); he pursues war when diplomacy hasn't been tried (international norms-again, not his fault), and continues to authorize drone strikes killing hundreds of people a year (not his fault-it's to protect America).
He wants to help foreign nationals in within our borders, but will not make the effort to help our own citizens in other countries (again, not his fault). He pushes for the removal of guns, but is protected by them (we don't need that kind protection, he says). Do you see a pattern developing here? Is any of this starting to sink in? He is all smoke and mirrors, a sleight of hand extraordinaire; a master of deception and misinformation. He is our elected president. You can be proud America. After all, it's not your fault.
Joseph Stone Sr.