Thursday, September 24, 2009
Personal Aside: Michael Steele Withdraws Kirk-Only Support in a Victory for Patrick Hughes Obama-Speak Romancing the UN.
Steele Withdraws Sole Support for Kirk.
Republican National Chairman Michael Steele has withdrawn his sole endorsement for Mark Kirk for the U. S. Senate, recognizing that the candidacy of Patrick Hughes has drawn major support from Illinois Republicans: thus Steeles RNC is neutral a distinct victory for Hughes.
Obama-Speak Indebtedness to Chomsky-Marcuse.
A study in presidential arrogance (its all about me) Barack Obama made a historic speech to the United Nations yesterday, showing that body that America has installed a 3rd World approach to international affairs a prelude for weakness where this country renounces further leadership in supporting its interests in international polity. Obamas Harvard faculty lounge thinking flavored with his earlier disavowal of American exceptionalism and, indeed, its historic adherence to Christianity gives rising hope to anti-Americanism throughout the world.
As Obama speaks not in tones of regular oratory but with the subjective linguistics of Noam Chomsky and Herbert Marcuse where truth becomes what the speaker wants it to be in order to achieve short-range goals his talk has to be deciphered. Obama-speak is far different from usual political-speak. Political-speak in this country has heretofore seen political leaders speak in behalf of one part of the equation: liberal or conservative. Obama-speak throws out this rule and uses axioms of purported truth to serve very temporary ends as Chomsky and Marcuse have long urged the Left to do.
Example: In last Sundays marathon of TV appearances, Obama-speak crested with his appearance on ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos. The question arose as to whether the mandate in the Baucus health bill stating that everyone would be forced to buy health insurance or pay a penalty as high as $3,800 a year for a family of four constitutes a tax. Regular political speak ala the late Hubert Humphrey (whom I covered for many years) would have Humphrey vociferously defending the tax, saying that it is needed to ensure everyone carries a fair load. Not Obama-speak which has roots in Chomsky and Marcuse. Obama denied the provision amounts to a tax. It is not a tax, he said.
Illustrating the non-tax would work, he assumed Stephanopoulos would have no health insurance and he gets hit by a bus.
OBAMA: [Suppose] you get hit by a bus and you and I have for pay for the emergency room care; thats--.
STEPHANOPOULOS: That may be it its still a tax increase.
OBAMA: No. Thats not true, George. Thefor us to say that youve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. What its saying is, is that were not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you, anymore than the fact that right now everybody in America, just about, has to gert insurance. Nobody considers that a tax increase.
STEPHANOPOULOS: II dont think Im making it up. Merriam-Websters DictionaryTaxa charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes. It may be fair. It may be good policy--.
OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Merriam-Websters Dictionary for the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that youre stretching a bit right now.
See that? Thats Chomsky-Marcuse, refined from Far Left dialectic. Re-defining what is truth for short-range objectives. If you go to a Dictionary it means youre stretching. The Dictionary itself is not verifiable. No absolute truth. Now consider that the very language of the bill defines that this portion is indeed a tax increase.
On page 29 it reads: The consequence for not maintaining insurance would be an excise tax. The excise tax would be assessed through the tax code and applied as an additional amount of Federal tax owed. Thats how Obama operates. 2 plus 2 equals 4 unless the immediate goal dictates that it does NOT. Snow is white unless the immediate goal dictates it is NOT. Thats Obama-speak. Essentially it repeals absolute truth. So in absolute terms, the truth isnt in him.
Now to the UN speech. It needs to be translated from the Chomsky-Marcuse dialectic.
I have been in office for just nine months I am well aware of the expectations that accompany my presidency around the world. I AM DIFFERENT THAN ANY OF MY PREDECESSORS, ESPECIALLY THE MOST RECENT ONE.
I took office at a time when many around the world had come to view America with skepticism and distrust. NOTHING AMERICA HAS DONE HERETOFORE WIN WORLD WAR II THE MARSHALL PLAN WIN THE COLD WAR NOTHING CAN BE COMPARED TO MY ASCENSION WHICH BRINGS HOPE TO THE THIRD WORLD.
I will never apologize for defending those (Americas) interests. HE JUST APOLOGIZED FOR HIS PREDECESSORS. PURE CHOMSKY-MARCUSE.
On my first day in office, I prohibitedwithout exception or equivocationthe use of torture in the United States of America. ENDING MY PREDECESSORS USE OF TERROR.
I ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed BUT HE CANT FIND A PLACE TO SEND THE INMATES AND THE EFFORT HAS BEEN CONTINUALLY POSTPONED.
and we are doing the hard work of forging a framework to combat extremism within the rule of law. CHANGING THE TACTICS MY PREDECESSORS USED INVOLVING EXTREMISM AND TORTURE.
Weve also re-engaged the United Nations EVIL GEORGE BUSH DIDNT ENGAGE THE UN EVEN THOUGH HE WENT BEFORE THE BODY AND URGED IT TO ENFORCE ITS OWN RESOLUTIONS CONCERNING IRAQ SAYING IRAQ HAS ANSWERED A DECADE OF UN DEMANDS WITH A DECADE OF DEFIANCE. ARE SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS TO BE HONORED AND ENFORCED OR CAST ASIDE WITHOUT CONSQUENCE? WILL THE UNITED NATIONS SERVE THE PURPOSE OF ITS FOUNDING OR WILL IT BE IRRELEVANT?
We have paid our bills. IMPLYING NO ONE ELSE BEFORE ME HAS.
We have joined the Human Rights Council (Applause). THE COUNCIL THAT HAS REPEATEDLY ATTACKED ISRAEL AS AN ARCH-ENEMY OF HUMAN RIGHTS LEADING THE U. S. SENATE TO CUT OFF FUNDING FOR IT WHILE STUDIOUSLY IGNORING CASES OF GENOCIDE IN AFRICA.
Youve just inhaled a strong whiff of Chomsky-Marcuse employed by our Palestinian-loving, Third World-enamored president. Remember: truth exists to be convoluted to serve the political moment.