Monday, November 24, 2008

The Fine Art of Talking Without Actually Saying Anything

Obama is the undisputed master at making completely meaningless statements and promises. And that's saying a lot, considering all politicians do this to a significant degree.

HERE is an article on Obama's economic "plan". It's heavy on promises, and completely devoid of details.

The best example of what I'm talking about can be seen in this quote:

“They (the investments - ed.) represent an early down payment on the type of reform my Administration will bring to Washington - a government that spends wisely, focuses on what works, and puts the public interest ahead of the same special interests that have come to dominate our politics.”

I love the phrase, "a government that spends wisely".

Hey Barack... do you believe in the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and the Lock Ness Monster as well? Because there's more evidence of those things than there is a "government that spends wisely". When in the history of mankind, has there EVER been a government that spends wisely? Ever? Anywhere?

"Focuses on what works" is another great phrase. There are soooooo many examples of government spending that doesn't work, I could fill Google's Blogger servers with examples if I had enough time and energy.

"Public interest ahead of special interest" is just meaningless twaddle.

Obama won the election by being all things to all people. He never took a definitive stand or position on anything meaningful. People could then project their hopes and desires in to the gaps of his empty rhetoric. He is a brilliant speaker, charming, charismatic, and totally without substance.

In short, he's a brilliant politician.

Having said all that, I hope he succeeds. I don't want to see the country go to hell on anyone's watch. Being able to say, "I told you so" to Obamamaniacs in four years is NOT worth it if it means the economy crumbles and we fall in to a depression.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Obama won the election by being all things to all people."

This sounds remarkably like the way a psychic operates:

"It's a phenomenon skeptics call the fallacy of personal validation: people will often believe a very general statement to be specifically applicable to them.

'Pick up the horoscope section of any paper, choose any sign at random and start reading. It will apply to you,' Campbell says. "


...or a con artist :-)

I agree though - for the sake of the country, I hope that those of us not infatuated with Obama are proven wrong.