Saturday, May 28, 2011

Obama in catfish mode?

The difference between a lawyer and a catfish? One is a bottom-feeding scavenger, and the other is a fish. Bookworm sees similarities between Obama's techniques and those of bottom-feeding lawyers she's had to deal with.

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, all of the above sounds familiar with you. This is because Obama, during his short tenure as a practicing attorney, was obviously a bottom feeder. His approach to speeches is to make short, declarative sentences that seamlessly blend false facts and misrepresented authority.

In attacking the Ryan budget, he consistently ignores details, and simply proclaims that it will starve old people and confine to insane asylums physically and mentally disabled children. He contends that bridges will collapse, even though he knows that the specific bridge to which he refers fell, not because of budget cuts and poor infrastructure maintenance, but because of a significant design flaw. In speech after speech, Obama calls on the bottom feeder’s arsenal, throwing around falsehoods with scattershot abandon.

Just as this is a problem for lawyers, this is a problem for Obama’s political opponents. As the honest lawyer knows, it takes three pages of truth to combat one paragraph of lies.

Worse, just as the dishonest plaintiffs in Bay Area courts are aided by activist judges, Obama is aided by a compliant press that has no interest in challenging his falsehoods. To the contrary, our 90%-liberal media is happy to broadcast those lies far and wide.

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