Friday, April 27, 2012
The President's Talent for Ly--- Convincingly
The President’s Talent for Ly--- Convincingly By the distinguished Black American Thomas Sowell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution Stanford University, Washington Times National Weekly, April 9, 2012 The relentless pursuit of the truth - www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com - Friday, April 27, 2012 “One of the highly developed talents of President Barack Obama is the ability to say things that are demonstrably false, and make them sound not only plausible but inspiring. “That talent was displayed just last week when he was asked whether he thought the Supreme Court would uphold ObamaCare as constitutional or strike it down as unconstitutional. “He replied, “I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” … The Supreme Court has been doing precisely that for 209 years! Nor is it likely that Barack Obama has never heard of it. He has a degree from Harvard Law School and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago law school. “In what must be one of the most famous Supreme Court cases in history - Marbury v. Madison in 1803 -- Chief Justice John Marshall established the principle that the Supreme Court can declare acts of Congress null and void if these acts violate the Constitution. In short, he is simply lying. “Now there are different kinds of liars. If we must have lying Presidents of the United States, I prefer that that they be like Richard Nixon. You could just look at him and tell that he was lying. “But Obama is much smoother. On this and on many other issues, you would have to know what the facts are to know that he is lying. He is counting on the fact that, in this era of dumbed-down education, many people have no clue as to what the facts are. “He is also counting on something else - namely, that the pro-Obama media will not expose his lies. One of the many ways of lying is simply redefine words. Barack is a master of that as well. “In the comment on the case pending before the Supreme Court [in June - Obamacare], President Obama wanted to remind “conservative commentators” that have complained about “judicial activism” - which he redefines as the idea that “an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.” “First of all, every law that the Supreme Court has overturned for the past 209 years since Marbury v. Madison was “a duly constituted and passed law.” Second, the “judicial activism that conservatives have complained about was judges making rulings based on how they felt personally about issue at hand, rather than what the U.S. Constitution said… It would be hard to become nostalgic about Richard Nixon, who was forced to resign in disgrace. But at least you could tell when he was lying. Obama’s lies are just as big but not that visible, & the media that exposed Nixon is covering up for Obama.” George H. Kubeck - P.S. We are going to suffer through a historic presidential election between a pied piper/emperor wore no clothes president and the stark reality president, Mitt Romney.