Jack Lew is President Obama’s Chief of Staff. He made the talk-show circuit on Sunday and lied, lied, and lied about who’s to blame on the budget impasse. If he’s not lying, then he doesn’t know how our government operates and this would make him incompetent.
Lew is trying to blame the GOP on the budget stalemate claiming that they are holding up the process because all the Democrats have voted for the budget and not enough Republicans have in order to reach the needed 60 votes. If just a few Republicans crossed the aisle and voted for the budget, Democrats bray, the Republic would be saved.
There are 100 Senators – 51 Democrats, 47 Republicans, and 2 Independents. According to Lew, if only 9 Republicans joined the Democrats, a budget could be passed. Here’s the problem. It takes 50 votes to pass a budget not 60. The Democrats have 51 members, and the 2 Independents caucus with the Democrats. They don’t need any Republicans, and yet they can’t pass the budget.
So why is Lew blaming the Republicans when it’s the Democrats who have the power to pass the budget? The Obama Administration is counting on the ignorance of American voters not to know how many votes it takes to pass a budget. The President and his spokesmen know that they Liberal media will not point out that Lew is wrong on the number of votes that are required to pass a budget. Here’s what Rush Limbaugh had to say about it:
Now, is this guy stupid, idiotic, or lying when he’s on CNN yesterday? Frankly I don’t care because his whole point was to blame the Republicans for the fact that this dead-on-arrival budget wasn’t gonna get passed. That was the whole point — make sure the Republicans get blamed for this by refusing to work with Harry Reid. The Democrats don’t have 60 votes in the Senate. But they don’t need them. A blatant, brazen lie on CNN. It was so bad even the Washington Post had to call them on it, and that could not have been easy.
Of course, Lew is not stupid, he’s just a liar. It’s OK to lie if its for the greater good — for the Liberal good.
We are at a political tipping point. This election is crucial for our survival as a nation. It’s not only about the presidency. It’s important that we maintain our majority in the House and at least hold our own in the Senate. Let’s not get preoccupied by the lackluster slate of GOP candidates. We must go to the polls and vote, no matter who’s at the top of the ticket. In fact, if your guy is not there, you have an even greater responsibility to vote, even if it’s only for the House and Senate.