Friday, June 12, 2009

The Obama Debunker

I don't always agree with Charles Krauthammer, but he is one of the best debunkers of Obama's nonsense out there. His latest at the Washington Post is called, "Obama Hovers From on High." The whole article is worth reading, but a couple of excerpts stood out when I read it.  

That's the problem with Obama's transcultural evenhandedness. It gives the veneer of professorial sophistication to the most simple-minded observation
If you alter that slightly to professorial sophistication cloaking simple-minded ideas, you couldn't have a better description of Obama. That was his entire campaign for president. Unfortunately, people bought it.

In a recent post I pointed out that false equivalence and bad analogies are staples of left-wing argumentation. Krauthammer does a great job of exposing Obama's blatant examples of false equivalence from the Cairo speech. And what is the impact?

Obama undoubtedly thinks he is demonstrating historical magnanimity with all these moral equivalencies and self-flagellating apologetics. On the contrary. He's showing cheap condescension, an unseemly hunger for applause and a willingness to distort history for political effect.
It's hard to say it any better than that.

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