Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Why President Obama CAN"T Tell the Truth

Many a conservative talk show host accuses President Obama of lying about everything--the need for the Affordable Care Act, the success of the Affordable Care Act, the costs of the Affordable Care Act, what actually happened in Benghazi, etc, etc.  But all you have to do is look at the blowback he receives when he does wander off message and allows a little nugget of the truth to escape to see why the facts are hard to come by.

In his visit to Waukesha last week, the President discussed--quite frankly, I thought--the benefits of picking your college major wisely.....


So what response did this little bit of candor from the President generate?  A thoughtful conversation about the value of blue-collar labor?  The importance of understanding the role supply and demand has on wages and career earnings?  Nope.  All the President got was rebuked for pointing out that there is more need today for people that can operate a press machine than there is for people who can tell the difference between a Renoir and a Degas.

(As an aside, is a society that fails to learn its art history doomed to repeat it?  Are we looking at a future where all painters will be like Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock--and we won't be able to tell museums from graffiti vandalism sites?)

So if we want more honesty from President Obama, let's stop attacking him when he gives it to us.  Otherwise we can just look forward to three more years of the "Everybody is great.  Nobody is to blame for any of their problems.  Big Government can make you life perfect" baloney we've had the last five years.

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