25 Jul 2013

Baseless Certitude and Arrogance


James Taranto tore Obama’s “swerving in the direction of the economy” speech to shreds, and in one short paragraph identified Obama’s most distinguishing personal feature and its historic role in his presidency.

On the other hand, Obama’s certitude about his own superiority, his utter contempt for his political adversaries, even for those whose priorities differ from his–now that’s genuine. It is the central feature of his political character, and the proximate cause of–pardon the cliché–Washington’s current “dysfunction.”

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“When somebody feels the need to describe his feelings as genuine, it’s a safe bet that they’re actually insincere.”

Yes, and when someone tells you the “climate debate” is “settled” you can be pretty sure it’s not.

And when Obama says to “refocus on what it is that everybody is talking about around the kitchen table, what people are talking about day to day with their families”, you can be damned sure he doesn’t want you to focus on what his administration has done.


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