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Obama ‘Impervious to Empirical Evidence’
Pajamas Media ^ | August 6 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 08/06/2009 9:43:46 AM PDT by AJKauf

Throughout the campaign and continuing into his presidency Obama has decried George W. Bush as an “ideologue,” a man blinded by preexisting conceptions and inured to evidence which contradicted his worldview. But it is the Obama team which in just seven months has perfected the art of denying or evading facts. It doesn’t matter if the subject is small or large. It can be a domestic or foreign policy issue. The modus operandi is the same: don’t give them the facts; they’ve made up their minds.

We just witnessed Gates-gate — the triumph of an ideologically driven narrative (America is as racist a country as it’s ever been) over facts. The president even told us he didn’t know the facts — and then proceeded to embroil us (and him) in a tale of racial profiling contrived out of thin air.

That’s the story of health care reform as well. For months we were told that Obama’s health care reform would save money. Facts? None. Experience (on everything from Medicare to farm subsidies to the Post Office) and common sense tell us that if the government sets up a program and then chases the private sector out of business, it will cost more (e.g. for medical care, food or mail service) than it did before — and much more over time than was promised. It took the CBO to finally rain on the “bend the cost curve” fantasy of the Obama team.

On domestic policy nothing has topped the stimulus plan for faith-based government — the boundless belief in the power of government to create jobs and of government spending to create wealth....

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1 posted on 08/06/2009 9:43:46 AM PDT by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf
“...the art of denying or evading facts. It doesn’t matter if the subject is small or large. It can be a domestic or foreign policy issue. The modus operandi is the same: don’t give them the facts; they’ve made up their minds.”

Why is this news? The above statement is the definitive definition of Liberalism for as long as the concept has existed. Besides, what the h%$# would anyone do with facts and logic if their every opinion is formed by and expressed through emotional hysteria. The Liberal talent for self-induced states of mindless panic is beyond belief!

“Liberalism is nothing more than the ideological disguise of the will to power of some people who could not themselves be less Liberal.”

2 posted on 08/06/2009 9:49:48 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: AJKauf; Nachum; Free ThinkerNY; romanesq; dynachrome; flat; unkus; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

We have proof positive that the Fuhrer, Pelosi, Reid, Boxer, and their Elitist cohorts don’t give a damn about your health or your health care. It’s about power; their power over your lives. Mobilizing their Brown Shirts against the American people is proof positive!!! Vote Them Out


3 posted on 08/06/2009 10:01:16 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I agree


4 posted on 08/06/2009 10:05:24 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SMARTY
But it is the Obama team which in just seven months has perfected the art of denying or evading facts.

I agree. This is not something new. It is the status quo for Chicago and Cook County politicians and has been for nearly a century.

Even the vaunted Chicago Tribune fades in the face of a really top notch lie, plus dinner with the editor and a favor or two.

5 posted on 08/06/2009 10:13:36 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: AJKauf
"Impervious to Empirical Evidence"

Nonsense. The guy's a loon. He just thinks he's Impervious to Empirical Evidence.




6 posted on 08/06/2009 10:26:39 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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No, you have it backwards! The Obamassiah is not impervious to facts; rather, not all facts have completed bending to the Obamassiah’s will!


7 posted on 08/06/2009 11:06:03 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: SMARTY

All lefties are impervious to empirical facts — it’s a Faith thing......


8 posted on 08/06/2009 11:26:53 AM PDT by expatpat
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