Friday, June 18, 2010
Yes, how could a young African-American man with strange origins, suspicious funding, shady associations, no experience, no qualifications, and no demonstrable work history come out of nowhere and win an election?
"It's Not My Fault"
Byron York looks at one of the most glaring moments in Captain Kickass' Oval Office lamefest, when he claimed he was assured that deep drilling was "absolutely safe". Which "expert" did he rely on for that obvious delusion, Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu? Ken Salazar? Carol Browner? As York points out, no-one knows. And probably no-one ever will, because no-one in a position to evaluate such things would ever reach such a ridiculous conclusion. It's an invention designed to let Obama off the hook.
The bottom line is that Obama can't blame the Big Spill on the last administration or Republican obstructionism or any of the other lame-ass excuses he so tirelessly, and tiresomely, employs to deflect responsibility for his latest failure to lead. Now there is only one person to blame: a nameless, faceless "assurer" who was just - darn Obama's luck - wrong! And what a tragedy: Obama believed him, whoever "he" might be.
So hey, it wasn't Captain Kickass' fault. Just so you know.
But what if it's worse than that? Read on.
America As Texas vs. California
The Enterprise Blog shows that Americans looking for opportunity are voting with their feet in a real-life exercise in the eternal struggle between liberty and tyranny.
They're still today what they've always been: better than enything the environazis would have you believe. Jonah Goldberg makes the overwhelming case.
The Old Bait And Switch
Also from Jonah, Obama's phony pledge to "return science to its rightful place" apparently involves fraudulently misrepresenting science for political ends:
Needless to say, there is something ugly and hypocritical about glorifying the absolute authority of scientists and sanctimoniously preening about your bravery in “restoring” that authority — and then ignoring the scientists when politically expedient.
But it is bordering on the grotesque to handpick scientists to give you an opinion and then lie about what they actually said and implement a policy they don’t endorse.