Friday, January 22, 2010

Krauthammer Tells It Like It Is

Barack Obama is either a pathological liar or pathologically self-deluded, I can never decide which. Charles Krauthammer describes the Pretender's reaction to Brown's election to the Senate thus:
After Coakley's defeat, Obama pretended that the real cause was a generalized anger and frustration "not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years."

Let's get this straight: The antipathy to George W. Bush is so enduring and powerful that... it just elected a Republican senator in Massachusetts? Why, the man is omnipotent.
Mark Steyn adds his two golden doubloons:
Got it. People are so angry and frustrated at George W. Bush that they’re voting for Republicans. In Massachusetts. Boy, I can’t wait for that 159th interview.

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.
Perhaps Obama just says that because he is now largely impotent, in the strictly political sense, of course. Then again, that can't be right; it's clear this is one wounded animal still capable of inflicting great harm on the American people.

Keep that straitjacket handy.

[This article updated since first publication. 1/23/2010.]

1 comment:

Ted Amadeus said...

Pathology and self-delusion are part of a fanatic's make-up:
One of the most dangerous creatures on earth is the man who chooses to believe a lie - political, religious or other - despite overwhelming evidence of its error, and inflict ideas stemming from it on everyone else.
For the fanatic, the only thing worse than the practical consequences of his error as policy, is having to ever admit he is at error.