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I suppose you’ll be wanting some details. Steven Benen has a few. Noting that Speaker John Boehner’s response to President Obama’s Monday night speech was characterized by its “breathtaking dishonesty,” Benen wrote:
9. “President Obama came to Congress in January and requested business as usual — yet another routine increase in the national debt limit — we in the House said ‘not so fast.’”

Making it seem as if Obama is the one requesting a debt-ceiling increase is fundamentally dishonest. Worse, in January, Boehner wanted a routine increase, too. […]

4. “The president has often said we need a ‘balanced’ approach — which in Washington means: we spend more, you pay more.”
Actually, Obama has called for trillions in spending cuts. […]

1. “If the President signs [the House Republican plan], the ‘crisis’ atmosphere he has created will simply disappear.”

Obama created the crisis environment? The Speaker’s speechwriters really should stop using Orwell as an instruction manual.

Or at least script in a pause or two between the lies so we can keep up.

Originally posted to Meteor Blades on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 09:56 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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