Friday, September 10, 2010

Austan Goolsbee, complicit in NAFTAgate to head economic advisors.

President Obama has named Austan Goolsbee to head the Council of Economic Advisors.

For those who don't remember, Goolsbee is the economic advisor that Obama denied even knowing during the 2008 primary campagin in Ohio when it was revealed that Obama had sent Goolsbee to the Canadian Embassy in Chicago to tell them to ignore everything Obama was saying publicly about getting rid of NAFTA. Goolsbee told the Canadians that Obama was only posturing politically and had no intention of getting rid of NAFTA. Translation: Obama is lying about NAFTA and so ignore it.

It was probably the most cynical and politically dishonest lie by a presidential candidate since Richard Nixon. Obama obviously had no misgivings about preying on and manipulating the fears of the people of Ohio over jobs, a state that had already lost almost 300,000 jobs before the economic crisis, and blaming all their misfortunes on NAFTA which he tried to pin on Hillary Clinton.

During his Ohio campaign Obama pledged that if they elected him he would get rid of NAFTA but sent Gooslbee to the Canadian Embassy to tell them to ignore what he was saying publicly, that he had no intention of getting rid of NAFTA. And Goolsbee did just that. What Obama and Goolsbee didn't plan on was the notes of the meeting being leaked to the Associated Press.

That set Obama off on a week of serial lying, first saying he didn't even know who Goolsbee was and that he didn't work the campaign. When that was proved to be untrue Obama changed the story and said well, Goolsbee worked for the campaign but he wasn't sent to the Embassy, he went there on his accord to discuss matters unrelated to the campaign.. When that was proved to be a lie, Obama changed the story again and said well ok he works for me and we sent him there but we never told him to say that. By the time that was proved to be a lie untrue the primary was over and Obama had been buried by Clinton in a landslide.

Notably, it was a scandal largely ignored by the press that would have destroyed the candidacy of anyone else had the press not been in the tank for Obama. To lie so brazenly to people would have been the end for most candidates. But the press made a choice from day one to ignore it every time Obama was caught in a lie because they had an agenda to see him elected. And the incident is still being ignored as the recent blurb about Goolsbee's promotion by Lynn Sweet at Politics Daily proves.

Sweet only describes Goolsbee as "witty and telegenic" and writes about him as if she was writing his profile for, but says nothing about his role in Obama's lying in Ohio about getting rid of NAFTA

As an aside, it was also proved by that every word Obama had to say about NAFTA being the cause of the unemployment in Ohio in 2008 was factually wrong. Or to put it more bluntly,a lie.

The fact that Obama lied in Ohio about getting rid of NAFTA is also evident by the obvious fact that after 18 months of being president, high unemployment and economic distress, he hasn't gotten rid of NAFTA. Which proves Obama knew he was lying about NAFTA at the time.

Its nice to know that the Council of Economic Advisors is now being led by someone who was so willingly complicit in Obama's political lies about the economy. And its nice to know the news media, people like Lynn Sweet, are still turning a blind eye.


Greenconsciousness said...

BO is on TV right now telling us he gave us exactly the health care he promised during his campaign.

Anonymous said...

As usual, our president trying to perfect the Big Lie(or has perfected already..

From Wikipedia:

The Big Lie (German: Große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, for a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." Hitler believed the technique was used by Jews to fairly blame Germany's loss in World War I on German Army officer Erich Ludendorff.