'Logic in the Age of Obama'

Rick Moran
I wonder if 100 years from now, American historians - if there are any - will use "The Age of Obama" for an entire lexicon of foibles and faults that this administration has committed and no doubt will commit in the future.

They certainly are off to a good start. In that vein, Victor Davis Hanson examines the "logic" being used by Obama to explain his policies. To some of us who pride ourselves on trying to look at things rationally and logically, it truly must be said that, as Hanson so ably shows, the "World has Turned Upside Down" in the age of Obama.

From VDH's article in National Review:

Are you confused by all that has changed since Pres. Barack Obama took office in January? If so, you're not alone. Perhaps, though, this handy guide to Age of Obama "logic" might be of some assistance.

1. The Budget. Wanting to cut $17 billion from the budget, as President Obama has promised, is proof of financial responsibility. Borrowing $1.84 trillion this year for new programs is "stimulus." The old phrase "out-of-control spending" is inoperative.

2. Unemployment. The number of jobs theoretically saved, or created, by new government policies - not the actual percentage of Americans out of work, or the total number of jobs lost - is now the far better indicator of unemployment.

3. The Private Sector. Nationalizing much of the auto and financial industries, while regulating executive compensation, is an indication of our new government's repeatedly stated reluctance to interfere in the private sector.

[...]

5. Random violence. Some assassinations represent larger American pathologies, but others do not. When a crazed lone gunman murders someone outside the Holocaust Museum or shoots an abortion doctor, we should worry about growing right-wing and Christian extremism. But when an African-American Muslim convert brags about his murder of a military recruitment officer or an Islamic group plots to kill Jews and blow up a military jet, these are largely isolated incidents without larger relevance.

There's much more at the link.

From terrorism, to the war in Iraq, to Western values, a new kind of logic has taken hold where up is down, black is white, and we are going to Blame Bush for the next decade for every idiocy our president commits.

Isn't living in the Age of Obama grand?

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky

I wonder if 100 years from now, American historians - if there are any - will use "The Age of Obama" for an entire lexicon of foibles and faults that this administration has committed and no doubt will commit in the future.

They certainly are off to a good start. In that vein, Victor Davis Hanson examines the "logic" being used by Obama to explain his policies. To some of us who pride ourselves on trying to look at things rationally and logically, it truly must be said that, as Hanson so ably shows, the "World has Turned Upside Down" in the age of Obama.

From VDH's article in National Review:

Are you confused by all that has changed since Pres. Barack Obama took office in January? If so, you're not alone. Perhaps, though, this handy guide to Age of Obama "logic" might be of some assistance.

1. The Budget. Wanting to cut $17 billion from the budget, as President Obama has promised, is proof of financial responsibility. Borrowing $1.84 trillion this year for new programs is "stimulus." The old phrase "out-of-control spending" is inoperative.

2. Unemployment. The number of jobs theoretically saved, or created, by new government policies - not the actual percentage of Americans out of work, or the total number of jobs lost - is now the far better indicator of unemployment.

3. The Private Sector. Nationalizing much of the auto and financial industries, while regulating executive compensation, is an indication of our new government's repeatedly stated reluctance to interfere in the private sector.

[...]

5. Random violence. Some assassinations represent larger American pathologies, but others do not. When a crazed lone gunman murders someone outside the Holocaust Museum or shoots an abortion doctor, we should worry about growing right-wing and Christian extremism. But when an African-American Muslim convert brags about his murder of a military recruitment officer or an Islamic group plots to kill Jews and blow up a military jet, these are largely isolated incidents without larger relevance.

There's much more at the link.

From terrorism, to the war in Iraq, to Western values, a new kind of logic has taken hold where up is down, black is white, and we are going to Blame Bush for the next decade for every idiocy our president commits.

Isn't living in the Age of Obama grand?

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky