Neil Cavuto is not normally the kind of flame thrower you see elsewhere on Fox News. But on Friday (7/6/12), he accused President Obama of “serially lying” and suggested that one of the lies was that our economy is still suffering from the George W. Bush years.
In his “Common Sense” editorial, Cavuto said:
”Pretty soon it gets pretty old. Numbers that don’t pick up, and an administration says be patient, it takes time. A damning economic indictment of his 42nd month in office. And he’s still blaming the guy before him in that office, the mess he inherited.
Got it. The cure that can’t come quick. Got it. Heard it, memorized it, time to move on from it. Because it’s not working, and the proof is so many Americans not working. And they’re getting restless and impatient, Mr. President.
Like when you say we need more stimulus, after we’ve spent trillions on stimulus, or we need more green investments, leaving aside we have yet to make any green off of any of these investments.
Sometimes it just gets old, and the blatant hypocrisies don’t seem as shocking as much as they do just sad.
Like when you bemoan all the money that Republicans are spending on attack ads, but say nothing of all the money your guys are spending on attack ads. Or say with a straight face that you’re the financial underdog, even though you’ll likely have a billion bucks in your war chest. Some underdog. Or claim that you were the financial underdog four years ago, ignoring or just denying the little fact that you outspent John McCain 2-1.
Sometimes I wonder if you think people don’t look this stuff up or check your facts out. Surely you would know they’d find that you were more than fibbing. Some might discover you are serially lying about a past that never was and promises that were never fulfilled. It is human nature for politicians to gloss over history. It is quite another to lie about it then, to add insult to injury, make excuses for it.
Playing the victim because you never seem to be the economic victor. The Republicans who stopped you even though in your first 2 years, you had the control of Congress and the complete run of the table. Nefarious billionaires out to get you, but not a word about your fair share of billionaires out to get your opponent.
No one expects their President to be a saint. They just have trouble constantly hearing him repeat the same sins.”
Cavuto should not be lecturing anyone else about dishonesty here. A recent Gallup poll found that Americans still blame Bush more than Obama for the bad economy. Gallup’s Frank Newport noted:
68% of Americans say former President Bush should be given a great deal or a moderate amount of blame for the nation’s economic woes—substantially more than say the same about Obama. This suggests that Obama’s argument that he is on the right track and needs more time to turn the economy around could fall on receptive ears, particularly those of independents.
Our President has started us on the road to recovery, but it is going to be a tough journey. Particuarly when it is impeded by the lies and distortions of Faux Noise and Kneel Craputo.
I thought Cavuto worked for a “news” organization (even though it’s a FakeNews group) but, he obviously doesn’t bother to actually read anything more than the script he’s given. If he had, then he’d know that, in the middle of his little tirade, he’d lied as well.
“The Republicans who stopped you even though in your first 2 years, you had the control of Congress and the complete run of the table. Nefarious billionaires out to get you, but not a word about your fair share of billionaires out to get your opponent.”
For starters, Obama NEVER had “the control of Congress” (thanks to that pesky 60-vote rule in the Senate to overcome a filibuster, but also because of the Blue Dogs and other ConservaDems). And, as for that “complete run of the table” malarkey, perhaps Cavuto missed the whole debate on the Affordable Care Act or the sluggish pace to end DADT? As for the “nefarious billionaires out to get your opponent,” please, I want NAMES. Who are these “nefarious billionaires” out to get Romney? (I remember there were some billionaires “out to get” Romney during the GOP primaries but they weren’t Obama’s “billionaires”—they were Gingrich’s and, to a lesser degree, Santorum’s and Perry’s.)
So, Mr Cavuto, people who live in glass houses should be wary of throwing stones.