Four more years of Obama mean four more years of Obamish.
Recall, Obamish is the President's unique and deceptive language. As I wrote in May:
Obamish uses English, but it does so to confuse most listeners while really communicating with only a few. Obamish is a language based on lies -- but, when it's effective, it's a language that establishes plausible deniability around the implementation of politically risky, far-left policies. ...Obamish is typically deployed in up to three phases: tip-off, implementation, and revelation.
That article offered three examples of Obamish and one prediction, the prediction being the legalization of certain drugs:
Finally, early Obamish -- the legalization of drugs. The president's comment below has all the signs of a tip-off:
"It is entirely legitimate to have a conversation about whether the laws in place are ones that are doing more harm than good in certain places," he said during a morning panel.... But he quickly added that he feels "legalization is not the answer," arguing that a legal drug trade could be as corrupting in its influence as illegal drug operations. "Nevertheless, I'm a big believer of looking at the evidence, having a big debate," Mr. Obama added.
This policy's implementation is thus far hard to spot, with perhaps the 16% reduction in anti-drug aid to Latin America being an early sign. Nonetheless, drug legalization is a longstanding pet project of the hard left, and President Obama is doctrinaire hard left. Given that this imprecise tip-off is true to form, it is reasonable to expect the president to "evolve" on this issue, particularly if re-elected. Look for more implementation and a revelation to follow.
It now seems this prediction is coming true, as this Obamish example has now moved from tip-off to implementation. Based on a recent interview with Barbara Walters, ABC reports:
Obama told Walters he does not - "at this point" - support widespread legalization of marijuana. But he cited shifting public opinion and limited government resources as reasons to find a middle ground on punishing use of the drug.
He is ever evolving, isn't he? Nonetheless, what I said then still holds: Obamish debases our culture. What Bill Clinton did for fidelity and chastity, Barack Obama is doing for honesty.
It just gets tougher and tougher to raise kids, the difficulty coming both from the poor example set by the President and the lifestyle he promotes.