Skip to comments.A Living Lie (Thomas Sowell)
Posted on 04/14/2008 7:49:05 PM PDT by jazusamo
An e-mail from a reader said that, while Hillary Clinton tells lies, Barack Obama is himself a lie. That is becoming painfully apparent with each new revelation of how drastically his carefully crafted image this election year contrasts with what he has actually been saying and doing for many years.
Senator Obama's election year image is that of a man who can bring the country together, overcoming differences of party or race, as well as solving our international problems by talking with Iran and other countries with which we are at odds, and performing other miscellaneous miracles as needed.
There is, of course, not a speck of evidence that Obama has ever transcended party differences in the United States Senate. Voting records analyzed by the National Journal show him to be the farthest left of anyone in the Senate. Nor has he sponsored any significant bipartisan legislation nor any other significant legislation, for that matter.
Senator Obama is all talk glib talk, exciting talk, confident talk, but still just talk.
Some of his recent talk in San Francisco has stirred up controversy because it revealed yet another blatant contradiction between Barack Obama's public image and his reality.
Speaking privately to supporters in heavily left-liberal San Francisco, Obama let down his hair and described working class people in Pennsylvania as so "bitter" that they "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them."
Like so much that Obama has said and done over the years, this is standard stuff on the far left, where guns and religion are regarded as signs of psychological dysfunction and where opinions different from those of the left are ascribed to emotions ("bitter" in this case), rather than to arguments that need to be answered...
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I don't think Hillary could have picked a more effective opponent for herself.
Bump for Thomas Sowell!
Wow. Thomas Sowell is a national treasure.
I believe he’s about to go down. He’s on the defensive trying to explain his downside and it isn’t working.
Count me down as a young person strongly unattracted to B. Hussein.
I wish I could elucidate my thoughts as well as Thomas Sowell. He just does it...so well. (Pun intended, but it’s true.)
Quick Glossary of Dem-speak:
Misspoke = lied
Misstated = (see Misspoke)
Clarification = Spin
Spin = Lie
That’s a jewel! :)
“In politics, the clearer a statement is, the more certain it is to be followed by a “clarification,” when people react adversely to what was plainly said.”
A gem worth repeating.
I have sensed since early on, that Obama is nothing more than a fake, a facade. Nevertheless, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest political impostors ever to arise in America, and there remains a very good chance that enough gullible voters will swallow his sugar-coated pill to make him president.
Having said that, I’m sure I will ruffle a few feathers here by stating that perhaps the ONLY Republican candidate who could stand a chance of beating him in November is none other than John McCain. None of the others - NOT ONE - stood a Chinaman’s chance of pulling enough votes from the mushy middle to win the election versus Obama. It’s not “the right” that will heft the weight on election day this time, but the middle. Mr. McCain may well lose, but he stands a fighting chance. What will make the difference is that Mr. and Mrs. Obama keep speaking frankly and that their comments get publicized, regardless of the media’s attempt to keep a lid on things.
McCain was not my first, second, or third choice. But consider the alternatives, and he’s looking pretty durn good at the moment. I hope he can hold it together....
Thomas/Sowell. Now there is A ticket that I would support.
Even as a gun grabbing, bible believing, typical white guy, if those two African Americans were running for President I would get excited and support them.
And this one’s a keeper:
“Obama is also part of a long tradition on the left of being for the working class in the abstract, or as people potentially useful for the purposes of the left, but having disdain or contempt for them as human beings.”
A clear insight into what passes for thought in the minds of tyrants, mass murderers and sociopaths.
Thanks for the ping Jaz. As usual Dr. Sowell hits the ball out of the park. “Tedious and Dangerous” sums it up pretty well.
You’re so right, rqsr, this is a keeper!
“Thomas/Sowell. Now there is A ticket that I would support.”
Thomas Sowell/Walter Williams is my ticket. Leave Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court!
I would work hard to elect that all-black ticket. And I’m just one of those “typical white people”.
Dr. Sowell cuts to the quick with this article.