OK, the alphabet networks are at it again.  In fact, the TODAY SHOW is even helping improve the nation’s job situation.  They have hired some guy named Ari to be a fact checker on President Trump and his staff.  And our old friend, George Stepinapileofdufus, is doing his part to keep the Democratic Party in business by only using uber liberals and faux conservatives (pretty much represented by only one person, David Brooks.) on his Sunday morning “round table.”

Yesterday, one of George’s panelists, Stephanie Cutter (formerly part of the Obama administration) complained that she felt Sean Spicer’s light-hearted response that POTUS now thinks the employment figures are meaningful was personally insulting.  Steph’s apparently suffering from early onset dementia.  Otherwise, she’d recall her former boss’ laughing response to a question regarding the failure of his ‘TARP’ stimulus program when he said, “There weren’t as many ‘shovel ready’ jobs as we thought.”  In fact, the number of ‘shovel ready’ jobs was almost zero.  But that wasn’t really a surprise.  The main goal of the stimulus program was to nationalize General Motors and give it to the UAW.  The sidelights of the stimulus were to separate Republican owned GM dealerships from their owners and to repay American unions for their loyal support of the Democratic Party.  Did you know that in 2010 the Special Inspector General for Obama’s TARP program criticized Obama’s actions as making the recession worse.  Somehow the media slipped up and forgot to report that fact back then.

Then this morning Matt Liar was up to his usual hi-jinx aided by co-host Savannah Guthrie.  Neither could bring themselves to allow Kellyanne Conway  to answer a question without a challenging interruption.  They wanted Kellyanne to provide ‘proof’ of Trump’s assertion that Obama had Trump Tower bugged.  They invoked the ‘boy who cried wolf’ principle implying that ‘the world’ would not be able to trust Trump’s words in the future unless he ‘proved’ his ‘bugging’ claim now.  The odd thing to me is the fact that Matt and Savannah seemed totally unconcerned about ‘wolves’ or ‘fact checking’during the Obama years.  Or the Clinton years, for that matter.  “If you like your doctor, you can keep him.”  “The cost will go down by $2500.”  “I was named after Sir Edmund Hillary.”  “Benghazi was a spontaneous response to a movie.”  “I flew into Bosnia under fire.”  “I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”

We now know, of course, that during the Obama years our allies’ trust in our dedication to our alliances with them suffered significantly.  But the question is – did that occur because of the false words emanating from the Obama administration or by the actions of the administration?  Consider this.  About a year ago King Abdullah of Jordan visited the U.S.  President Obama snubbed him.  Only after severe criticism from Republicans did he agree to meet the Royal visitor.  And then it was only for 5 minutes.  The current leader of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has persistently sought good relations with the U.S., but Obama held him at arm’s length.  You’re probably aware of Obama’s actions at the UN which have very serious concerns for the Israelis.  And perhaps you’re aware that Obama sent people and tax-payer dollars to Israel during their last election to try to interfere with their election?  Ever heard the observation, “actions speak louder than words”?

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