Barack Obama rebuking Hillary Clinton in February 2008:
Don’t tell me that words don’t matter. ‘I have a dream.’ Just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ Just words? ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ Just words?
President Obama in February 2009:
Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.
Deficit in January 2009: $800 billion.
Deficit promised by Obama for January 2013: $400 billion.
Actual deficit right now: $1.26 trillion.
So he increased the deficit he inherited by half. So all his words were accurate except “cut”.
Whether or not words don’t matter, Barack Obama’s words don’t.
Bonus: Neither do his graphs:
Unemployment Rate With And Without The Recovery Plan
Unemployment rate Obama predicted for July 2012 if Congress passed his recovery plan: 5.6%
Unemployment rate Obama predicted in July 2012 if NO stimulus: 6%
Actual (official, understated) unemployment rate for July 2012: 8.3%
This should not be a close race.