For my money, the "we were lied to" chorus only represents the obdurately self-righteous cluelessness in every band of the American political spectrum. We lied to ourselves. We continue to lie to ourselves every day. The US public barely understands the first thing about the energy predicament we're in, and what it means for how we live in this country -- or how we get along with the rest of the world -- and the news media tragically reflects that ignorance. We fantasize about being "energy independent" and still being able to drive to the mall three times a day to eat caesar salads grown on the other side of North America. Get this: we deserve exactly what is happening to us. We might as well keep on lying to ourselves to pretend that we are not descending into a dark phase of our own history. After all, the true basis of American life these days is to feel good about yourself no matter what you do.
I'm amazed that someone who could write a paragraph this perceptive could still vote for Obama, the candidate for people who don't want to think about anything other than how self-righteous voting for Obama makes them.
posted on 06/03/2008 12:40:01 AM PDT
(Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
Maybe, by this stage of the game, most people are voting for the candidate they least dislike, rather than one they really agree with...
posted on 06/03/2008 2:17:31 AM PDT
All of Barry and Michelle's speeches are about punishment and sacrifice. This quote is only another way of saying:
>>We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.<<
I am not lying to myself about anything. Barry is truly dangerous, and the most blatant proof of that is our Democratic controlled Congress.
posted on 06/03/2008 3:29:27 AM PDT
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