Friday, 7 September 2012

No, Don't Fool America Twice


By Alan Caruba

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It’s a cliché but a true one. After you have learned someone cannot be trusted, continuing to trust him is not just naiveté, but delusional. It is also quite common.

I am a few weeks shy of my 75th birthday and in my lifetime I do not recall a single speech more filled with demagoguery, division, and deception than the concoction of lies uttered by President Obama. But he does deliver a speech extraordinarily well. What we need now, however, is not more speeches, but solutions.

Consider Obama’s usual snake oil that was on display in his acceptance speech Thursday evening. It was truly a masterful act of deception. “The path we offer may be harder, but it leaders to a better place. And I’m asking you to choose that future.” Four more years of high unemployment? Four more years of an economy growing so slowly it barely qualifies as a recovery? A convention during which the national debt hit sixteen trillion dollars? Is that really “the path” any sensible person would choose?
 
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