Eratosthenes wonders aloud how liberals like Obama can lie so blatantly without shame or inhibition.
I was thinking about Barack Obama. And, other liberals. Some of the stuff that comes out of them is just so obviously untrue you have to think, â€œHow did you think youâ€™d be able to sell that line of baloney?â€ In the Presidentâ€™s case, the one thing that keeps coming up over and over again is â€œI first found out about this in the last day or two, from reading the newspapers just like youâ€ and now that He knows about it, â€œnobody is angrier about this than I am.â€I know there is a hardcore segment of our population that is still gaga over Barack Obama, but is anyone actually buying this swill?
I think itâ€™s a behavior learned from childhood â€” to go ahead and try & sell it, no matter how ridiculous it is. I think itâ€™s bad parenting. Was going to start a blog post about it called Bad Mothering or something, but that would have been an exercise in just trying to tick people off, which isnâ€™t healthy. However, the problem must start there. An important part of a parentâ€™s job, and unfortunately it seems to fall disproportionately onto the mothers, is to send the message â€œThatâ€™s not going to fly, if you really want to go through life lying you need to get better at it.â€ That must be the problem, for thereâ€™s only one alternative and I donâ€™t find the alternative credible. I canâ€™t believe Barack Obama and His inner circle meet behind closed doors, go through all their shrewd calculations about what spin will & wonâ€™t work, and with all their P.R. talents come to the conclusion that the most winning strategy available to them is: Obama goes out and says â€œI had no idea this was going onâ€¦â€â€¦againâ€¦for the fifty-seven billionth time or whatever. It must be something far more primitive. Like a gag reflex. The aid comes up and says â€œSir, questions are being asked about when You knew the website was going to take a crap,â€ and inside Obamaâ€™s head the instinct is activated â€” itâ€™s worked this way since childhood. â€œBarack, did you know such-and-such?â€ and â€œNo Mom, I had no ideaâ€ has always worked. Since the umbilical cord was cut. If something has always worked since then, that can be a powerful motivator.
Obama-Enigma starts to achieve resolution and make more sense when you open yourself to the possibility that President Obama, far from being a deity who hung the moon and sprinkled the stars across the inky canvas of heaven, is actually a tiny man who lives in a tiny world. Someone says â€œdid You knowâ€ and the answer is â€œhad no idea.â€ Itâ€™s just expected. And so I think, due to bad mothering, the boss says â€œhad no ideaâ€ and the underlingsâ€¦well, who the heck are they to question it? And so, I infer, they sprint off to the telephones and the computer keyboards and the podiums, and repeat it. Only after that does any real rational thinking enter into it, and of course by then the thinking is institutional, it says â€œNow that weâ€™ve said it weâ€™ve got to stick to the story.â€
These lefty politicians seem to be trying to make a name for themselves, showing off what bad mothering they had. How naturally it comes to them to peddle such clear and obvious lies. Itâ€™s like theyâ€™ve figured out, the democrat politicians who rise to the power structure and get nominated for the big offices every two years, are the ones who have no shame. Shame weighs you down. So you rise to the top by showing off that you donâ€™t have any.