Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday's Quote: Rhetoric vs. Logic

On March 28, President Obama delivered a speech at National Defense University in Washington, DC that addressed the continuing civil unrest in Libya (among other issues).  Two days later, one of our finest commentators placed everything into perspective:

"Once in office, President Obama has done exactly what his whole history would lead you to expect him to do – such as cutting the military budget and vastly expanding the welfare state.

"He has by-passed the Constitution by appointing power-wielding 'czars' who don't have to be confirmed by the Senate like Cabinet members, and now he has by-passed Congress by taking military actions based on authorization by the United Nations and the Arab League.

"Those who expected his election to mark a new 'post-racial' era may be the most disappointed.  He has appointed people with a track record of race resentment promotion and bias, like Attorney General Eric Holder and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

"Disappointing?  No.  Disgusting?  Yes.  The only disappointment is with voters who voted their hopes and ignored his realities."
— from "Obama Speech: Full Of Rhetoric, Bereft Of Logic" by economist and author Thomas Sowell; March 30, 2011

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