Tuesday, June 30, 2009
explain the Liar-in-Chief. After discussing the "three noble lies" that Obama tells, here is Hanson's bottom line:
Partly the culprit is administrative inexperience, partly historical ignorance. But mostly the disconnect comes because Barack Obama believes he is a philosopher-king, whose exalted ends more than justify his mendacious means.
In other words, Obama is our first truly postmodern president. And the Guardians who form his elite circle — in the very manner that they once falsely accused neo-cons of doing — deliberately, but “nobly,” distort the truth on behalf of us all.
Well, maybe. I see our truth-challenged President as much a product of the Chicago political culture as a postmodernist who is seeking to pursue the good for us all. He wants national health care, even though people don't want it given the costs. And so he claims it won't cost money, it will save it. One hardly needs to be a postmodernist to engage in deceit in the pursuit of statism. Just ask Julius Caesar.
What was it Bob Kerry said about Bill Clinton? "Clinton's an unusually good liar. Unusually good." Well, I don't know how good Obama is, but, with a teleprompter, he is a very smooth liar. Very smooth.