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“Demagoguery” is not too strong of a word to describe Obama’s speech
National Review Online ^ | April 5, 2012 | National Review

Posted on 04/06/2012 5:56:36 PM PDT by richardb72

In President Obama’s address to the Associated Press Luncheon on Wednesday, he claimed that he is preventing disaster. Republican congressman Paul Ryan’s proposed budget cuts would still allow publicly held debt to increase by $5.5 trillion over the next ten years, but to Obama, they mean Americans will be dying from starvation and defenseless from hurricanes and other natural disasters.

“Demagoguery” is not too strong of a word to describe Obama’s speech. Two million mothers and young children will be left without “access to healthy food.” Violent crime will soar and illegal aliens will flood across our borders because of cuts in law enforcement. “Hundreds of national parks” will close. We won’t be able to “protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food that we eat.” Airline flights will be cancelled or delayed, and safety will be threatened in parts of the country. “Weather forecasts would become less accurate.” Governors and mayors will “wait longer to order evacuations in the event of a hurricane.” The list went on and on.

Remember how Obama promised that the stimulus spending was going to be temporary. . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brokenpromises; deficits; johnlott; obama; obamalies

1 posted on 04/06/2012 5:56:44 PM PDT by richardb72
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To: richardb72

FUBO!!! You little Kenyon Punk! (and yes I would say that right to his face given the chance)!


2 posted on 04/06/2012 6:03:13 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: richardb72
I don't know what's more disgusting, the speech or that there are people who believe this.

3 posted on 04/06/2012 6:07:37 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: richardb72

How about logomachy to describe Obama’s statements? Internet source describes one meaning as “debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words.”


4 posted on 04/06/2012 6:07:37 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: richardb72

“Hundreds of national parks” will close.

And that in itself will help protect and
preserve them from over use.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 6:09:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

the funny thing is....it seems we only have 57 or 58 national parks.

You know, about the same number of states we have.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 6:13:18 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“Logorrhoea” is another apt description.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 6:15:14 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Scotswife

Actually around 394 if you can trust google.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

So hundreds could be as little as half to as much
as all of them.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 6:22:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68; Scotswife
Wikipedia says there are 58.
10 posted on 04/06/2012 6:27:30 PM PDT by gitmo
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To: gitmo

I stand corrected.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 6:32:59 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Odd, I never considered that there might be states with
no national parks.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 6:34:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: richardb72

I can think of no more apt description.

From Wikipedia.

20th-century American social critic and humorist H. L. Mencken, defined a demagogue as “one who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.”

As George Bernard Shaw said:

But though there is no difference in this respect between the best demagogue and the worst, both of them having to present their cases equally in terms of melodrama, there is all the difference in the world between the statesman who is humbugging the people into allowing him to do the will of God, in whatever disguise it may come to him, and one who is humbugging them into furthering his personal ambition and the commercial interests of the plutocrats who own the newspapers and support him on reciprocal terms.

Though this definition emphasizes the use of lying and falsehoods, skilled demagogues often need to use only special emphasis by which an uncritical listener will be led to draw the desired conclusion themselves. Moreover, a demagogue may well believe his or her own arguments (for example, there are good reasons to assume that Adolf Hitler—certainly one of the most successful demagogues in history—sincerely believed his own anti-Jewish diatribes).


13 posted on 04/06/2012 6:37:59 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: tet68

see post #10


14 posted on 04/06/2012 6:40:46 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: richardb72

Water will run uphill, cold air will rise, and butterflies will swim.
Can we just lock this dickhead up on some kind of mental disorder? Good Lord!


15 posted on 04/06/2012 6:43:39 PM PDT by Fireone (Elect a patriot, elect Newt! (did I mention FUBO?))
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16 posted on 04/06/2012 7:39:49 PM PDT by garjog
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To: richardb72

The man simply cannot speak the truth no matter how simple it is...He lies all the times... This is the only thing that he does, he lies, he lies without any shame or remorse, he lies in the most brazen and shocking way imagined....


17 posted on 04/06/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: richardb72; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

DICK: DEMAGOGIC ISLAMO COMMIE KENYAN

18 posted on 04/06/2012 7:57:20 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
How about logomachy to describe Obama’s statements?

The kindest thing I have had to say about DumBO is he can read most words, but, this thread is calling into question my ability to do the same.

Never the less, our arrogant narcissistic POSOTUS cannot separate his demagoguery from his bombast. A new word is needed just to incorporate his form of lie.

19 posted on 04/06/2012 8:07:04 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Scotswife
There you go, trying to fit facts into an 0blahblah speech.

You must know how that looks now.

20 posted on 04/06/2012 10:06:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

He has such a talent for ticking off everyone...even his friends.

If the movie “Social Network” has any accuracy...Zuckerberg bristles easily around annoying morons.

LOL!
How I wish I could see his reaction to this gem.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 10:09:46 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: TigersEye

HA! I just responded to something I thought was on another thread (check out Obama’s recent claim about facebook)

OK....nevermind!

I’ll just go to bed now.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 10:11:52 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife
LOL OK, you're tired, so I won't make you guess.

Trying to put facts into an 0blahblah speech is, naturally, RACIST!

I promise I won't quiz you anymore ... tonight. LOL

23 posted on 04/06/2012 10:22:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: richardb72

When he is demagoguing an issue, Obama is merely doing what he does best. He’s playing to his strength. I never thought anyone would beat Clinton in that area, but Obama has proved me wrong. He’s proven that he’s thoroughly incapable of discussing and debating an issue fairly. In short, he’s exactly what I thought he’d turn out to be.


24 posted on 04/07/2012 7:48:18 AM PDT by driftless2
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