Friday, October 23, 2009

It's only startling if you're a particular kind of jackass

Okay, everybody, repeat after me something my daddy taught me long ago, but that apparently most Americans' dads didn't bother to say:

"Anybody can lie with his words. It's hard to lie with your deeds. So if you want to know what a man is going to do, don't listen to what he's saying -- look at what he's already done."

Barack Obama has played dirty his entire political career. It's not like this is a big secret; he's a standard-issue dirty Chicago pol. Now comes Peter Wehrner to whine, in apparently honest astonishment:
The Obama White House is showing a fondness for intimidation tactics that might work well in the wards of Chicago but that don't have a place in the most important and revered political institution in America. To see these impulses manifest themselves so early in Obama's presidency, and given all that he has said to the contrary, is rather startling.
The emphasis is mine. And the reason I emphasize it is simply this: if you paid any attention whatsoever to what Obama SAID, rather that looking at the record of what Obama has DONE, then you have s*** for brains. Who in God's name, other than people with single-digit IQ's, listens to what a politician SAYS and doesn't bother to go back and say, "Um, how does that line up with what he's spent his life DOING"?

Apparently one hell of a lot of self-impressed we're-way-smarter-than-you-illiterate-rednecks American intellectuals, that's who.

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