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The Real Side | Commentary by Joe Messina
| Monday, Nov 17, 2014

joemessinamugI believe in giving people many chances – as long as they are willing to work at correcting it. I’ve never fired anyone for making mistakes at work, as long as I knew we had properly instructed them in their duties, that they were working at making it better, and that the mistake, although possibly costing the company money, was an honest one and not malicious in any way. We always gave numerous chances, unless the person made no effort to fix the behavior or patterns causing the problems.

Some employees come into a job thinking they have all the answers, they know better than the boss, and they could actually run the company better than anyone else. In most cases, they are dead wrong. I’ve also found that in most cases, when I gave these people management responsibilities to prove a point, I was right and they would fail miserably.

Interestingly, they would always blame it on someone else. Sound like someone you know?

Me, too. Enter Mr. Obama.

First let me say: Don’t waste the electrons writing e-mails to me tell me how other administrations have lied to us in the past. Like the national debt, Obama and his administration have racked up lying stats as never before seen in this nation’s history. It’s almost like their modus operandi is to tell everything in lie format; that way you never have to worry about the truth.

More and more “mainstream” journalists and news reporters are coming out in agreement that this administration will be known as the most secretive administration ever. In Sharyl Attkisson’s book, “Stonewalled,” she goes over story after confirmed story as to how this administration purposely misled the news media or didn’t answer questions all together with the intent to keep them in the dark from what really happened in situations like Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious and Obamacare.

Do you know that not once – not one time – has this administration come out to the podium on the first round and admitted to making a mistake and shared how they were going to fix it? And when they finally do admit to the “mistake,” they’ve blamed it on another agency or someone else.

My new question is: Is lying just part of being a Democrat? I hope not. I have many friends who are Democrats. They are nothing like those on Capitol Hill. Mr. Obama, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Pelosi, Mr. Holder, to name just a few, have been caught in “serial lies.” They work off of each other to keep a lie in the air and Americans confused. But it’s not working.

According to inside sources, even Hillary Clinton had the good sense to back out of these issues. She refused to go out on the interview circuit days after the Benghazi attack because, as she put it, “I’m not going out into that mess.”

Yes, Obama “stays the course” of lie, lie, and keep lying some more until “they” finally believe it. I don’t know who “they” are any longer, because fewer and fewer believe what he’s trying to sell.

Do you think, really think, the White House knew nothing of what Professor Gruber said this past week? You know, that the healthcare bill was drafted to hide the fact that it was a tax and that they were banking on the ignorance of the American people’s blind trust in the president? Do you really think Mr. Reid, Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Biden didn’t know how they were going to have to prostitute themselves (no insult meant to prostitutes) to sell it to the American people?

They launched a campaign to mislead the people into thinking Republicans hate women, Republicans hate minorities and that, simply put, Republicans love only the 1-percenters.

The sad thing about all of this is that it’s this administration and this group of legislative Democrats who think the American people are too stupid to figure it out on their own. Their actions and words prove it. They would be found guilty in a court of law for all the lies they’ve told.

And here’s the icing on the cake. There is a congresswoman who lost her legs while fighting in the Iraq. There are many upcoming caucus votes she would like to be in on, but she is in the final month of a high-risk pregnancy and her doctors won’t allow her to travel. Sadly, those ever-hating, old, white, male Republicans won’t allow it. Really? No. Actually, the congresswoman is a Democrat, and Minority Leader Pelosi won’t allow it. She said it would set a bad precedent.

This is going on at the same time Democrats are pushing a “pregnant relief” bill for women and men. They want to force the big, bad business people into making special arraignments for pregnant women and families.

All I have to say is, they are a bunch of liars and hypocrites. Talk is cheap, except when the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. gang gets their hands on it. Then it costs us big-time.

How many chances are we going to give President Obama and the Democratic leadership before we fire them? Since El Presidente likes sports analogies, Mr. President, you and your team keep hitting fouls and missing the ball all together. Strike 9. You’re outta here. Soon, I hope.

 

Joe Messina is host of The Real Side (TheRealSide.com), a nationally syndicated talk show that runs on AM-1220 KHTS radio and SCVTV [here]. He is also an elected member of the Hart School Board. His commentary publishes Mondays.

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7 Comments

  1. Oh, Joe….here you go again! You bore me.

  2. Frank Rock Frank Rock says:

    Maybe Joe should listen to one of the sit downs with Bernie Sanders(I-Vt). Try slanting his facts?

  3. Love this guy!!!…… It’s refreshing to hear someone in liberal California stand up for the truth!!!

  4. jim soliz says:

    Messina – When you stop insulting Seniors when they disagree with you by calling them henchman they and others may listen to you. Until then, your articles belong where I put them – the trash bin!

  5. Emily Ball Emily Ball says:

    This writer reflects the old Santa Clarita, not the highly educated, diverse religious and ethnic population that moved here this century. I still read his posts for a bit of nostalgia.

  6. Frank Rock Frank Rock says:

    A forward thinking, not broke state. That’s liberal California and I love it. I also love this valley I have lived in for over 50 years despite the backward thinking and “leadership” of it’s conservative base.

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