Jonah Goldberg gets it wrong. Sort of.
[Via Chuck – Thanks! – Ed]
Obama’s Cynicism for Me, Not for Thee
For the president, it’s a vice other people have.
For instance, during a Nevada Democratic debate, then-senator Obama told the late Tim Russert that, “My greatest strength, I think, is the ability to bring people together from different perspectives to get them to recognize what they have in common and to move people in a different direction.”
Whether that was a lie at the time or simply unwarranted self-confidence is unknowable. What is plainly knowable is that it was untrue.
” …and to move people in a different direction.” Yes. Exactly. The opposite direction, to be precise. On this one, candidate B-O had it exactly right.
Your humble editor presents Exhibit One: 2009, The Tea Party. A diverse group comprising disaffected Republicans, alienated Democrats and frustrated Libertarians & Conservatives; School teachers, self-employed entrepreneurs, retirees, veterans, professionals and and and.
Exhibit Two: 2010, The Elections, an historical libertarian and conservative sweep through all levels of governance.
Jonah Goldberg’s clarity on things is refreshing. Agree with him or not, one knows exactly where Jonah stands. He got this one right, as usual, but there is another way to look at it. Just sayin’.