And So On And So On

And scooby dooby dooby:

  • Even the New York Times can't help but notice President Obama's rhetorical switch we mentioned a couple days back: A year ago it was all about choosing "hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord". And now…
    The president used the word “fight,” or some version of it, more than 20 times.

    Mr. Obama vowed to “never stop fighting for policies that will help restore home values.” He promised that he was “not going to stop fighting to give our kids the best education possible.” He pledged he would not “stop fighting to give every American a fair shake,” to continue fighting for a new Consumer Protection Agency and for openness in government. And of course, Mr. Obama pledged to fight for jobs.

    “So long as I have some breath in me, so long as I have the privilege of serving as your president, I will not stop fighting for you,” Mr. Obama said. “I will take my lumps. But I won’t stop fighting to bring back jobs here.”

    If even the NYT is calling attention to Obama's latest phony rhetorical gambit, I'd say it's transparently obvious to everyone save the True Believers.

  • Mark Steyn provides a pithy and relevant observation:
    Presumably, the president isn't stupid enough actually to believe what he said. But it's dispiriting to discover he's stupid enough to think we're stupid enough to believe it.
    Actually, that's just one of many. RTWT.

  • Drew Cline chronicles the latest mental meanderings of my own Congressperson, Carol Shea-Porter. When asked why Congress was so dysfunctional, she pointed her finger directly at 441 penises in the House and Senate chambers:
    "If we sent the men home we could get something done," she said after telling how the women members complain in the restroom about the men. She wasn't joking. Women "collaborate," she said, so they would be able to solve the country's problems if only they didn't have the men around to prevent them from working together.
    I used to make a half-hearted effort to write Ms. Shea-Porter, like any civic-minded citizen, to make her aware of my views. Now I'm thinking that I, and any other of her constituents with a Y-chromosome, needn't bother.