Saturday, June 27, 2015

Obama's Latest Demagoguery

Obama's Latest Demagoguery

by Stephen Lendman

Obama's public remarks belie his ruthless agenda. His eulogy for slain Charleston, SC Rev. Clementa Pinckney rang hollow like virtually everything else he says.

He quoted Scripture he systematically spurns. He "remembered a man of God who" believed in doing the right things he renounces.

He said Rev. Pinckney "embodied the idea that our Christian faith demands deeds and not just words" - polar opposite his consistently saying one thing and doing another on issues mattering most.

He said "feed(ing) the hungry and cloth(ing) the naked and hous(ing) the homeless is not just a call for isolated charity but the imperative of a just society" at a time America under Obama's leadership operates by rapacious standards - solely beholden to monied interests at the expense of popular ones worldwide.

He called Pinckney "a model for his faith" while disgracing the high office he holds. Telling "families of the befallen the nation shares in your grief" ignores major US human and civil rights abuses at home and abroad.

Calling Black churches "(o)ur beating heart, a place where our dignity as a people is inviolate" turns a blind eye America's sordid racist history from the republic's beginning to today - with nothing done in high places to change things.

Denouncing Dylann Roof's "evil act" without mentioning him by name, Obama ignored systematic US raping and pillaging one country after another - killing millions by violence, neglect and deprivation as well as failing to hold killer cops responsible for murdering hundreds of Black youths annually.

Quoting from the hymnal Amazing Grace saying "I once was lost, but now I'm found; was blind but now I see" is polar opposite his ruthless presidency - demanding impeachment and prosecution for high crimes against peace.

His remarks on the Supreme Court rulings on marriage equity and Obamacare were just as disingenuous - a testimony to a serial liar.

Saying "(o)ur nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal" is entirely opposite the way it's governed.

International, constitutional and US human and civil rights statute laws are systematically violated. Police state laws substitute - destroying fundamental freedoms in plain sight.

Equality and general welfare pronouncements are meaningless figures of speech. Praising his Affordable Care Act increasingly UNaffordable for millions, he said it's "here to stay" after the latest Supreme Court ruling following an earlier one upholding the legality of the law.

Obama's pledged affordable healthcare for all Americans falls woefully short. New CDC figures show 16.3% of Americans remaining uninsured - 1.7% higher than when Obama promised universal coverage. At the same time, healthcare costs are higher than ever. 

Medicare benefits are being cut, and enactment of HR 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 threatens the system's longterm viability.

It expands means testing to receive benefits and establishes a new payment system for doctors rewarded for cutting costs by limiting or denying expensive treatments to America's elderly when they most need it.

Doctors will be rewarded financially for rationing care, cutting costs, and leaving patients needing expensive treatments increasingly on their own to get it.

Universal coverage, including guaranteed Medicare for America's elderly, is increasingly a pay or die system, as Ralph Nader explained - not coverage for all at affordable prices as Obama pledged.

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