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    Obama grows shorter

    Obama grows shorter

    I have posted numerous times before about Obama’s penchant for creating false choices in his speeches, invariably some non-existent supposedly conservative position versus his position. This enables Obama to knock down the conservative straw man and make his own position seem reasonable by contrast.  He’s a classic shorter.

    It’s a cheap rhetorical trick, but he can’t seem to shake the habit.

    Obama’s speech yesterday in Kansas presented yet another example, as Obama set up his call for more government regulation and redistribution of wealth against opponents who supposedly want everyone to fend for themselves and play by their own rules (emphasis mine):

    Now, in the midst of this debate, there are some who seem to be suffering from a kind of collective amnesia. After all that’s happened, after the worst economic crisis, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, they want to return to the same practices that got us into this mess. In fact, they want to go back to the same policies that stacked the deck against middle-class Americans for way too many years. And their philosophy is simple: We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.

    I am here to say they are wrong.

    Yes, that’s the only choice, the anarchy of everyone playing by their own rules or whatever plan Obama has for us.  Let me see, which will I choose ….

    He just can’t help himself.  It’s not in his nature to grow anything other than shorter.

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    Denan Jones | December 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Obama’s view that massive oppressive government is necessary for the greater good of the people stands in stark contrast to the view held by our founders. Thomas Jefferson for example clearly saw things very differently:

    “The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.”

    “I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.”

    Jefferson also foresaw the root of our current problems: “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

    A telling fact is that Obama and most of his ilk don’t even have the guts to state their beliefs clearly: That massive, controlling government (vs. the true freedom and true liberty that we were founded upon) is necessary and even desirable.

    As Ben Franklin said: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

    The Democrat-Left wants to be those ‘masters’.. and if nothing else, they certainly are vicious…

    @ CenterRight
    Pretty nice.

    End with:

    “Don’t waste your vote on the Straw Candidate. Vote for Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness — it is the American Way.”


     
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    comatus | December 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Judges 21:25, ff.

    […] Are Obama’s Natural Constituency Posted on December 7, 2011 7:30 pm by Bill Quick » Obama grows shorter – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion I have posted numerous times before about Obama’s penchant for creating false choices in his […]

    […] Legal Insurrection: Obama grows shorter I have posted numerous times before about Obama’s penchant for creating false choices in his speeches, invariably some non-existent supposedly conservative position versus his position. This enables Obama to knock down the conservative straw man and make his own position seem reasonable by contrast.  He’s a classic shorter. […]


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