The bad faith presidency

It began with his Big Lie in 2004 as he climbed on the national stage:

“Even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us–the spin masters, the negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of ‘anything goes.’ Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America–there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America–there’s the United States of America.”–state senator Barack Obama, Democratic National Convention, July 27, 2004

But the truth is that it was always going to be about identity politics:

“In the video message to his supporters, [President] Obama said his administration’s success depends on the outcome of this fall’s elections and warned that if Republicans regain control of Congress, they could ‘undo all that we have accomplished.’ ‘This year, the stakes are higher than ever,’ he said, according to a transcript of his remarks provided by Democratic officials. ‘It will be up to each of you to make sure that young people, African Americans, Latinos and women who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again. . . .’ “–Washington Post, April 26, 2010

Once again, the key was always the church in Chicago. That’s why it had to become a taboo in the mainstream media. No honest person could say in good faith what was said in the first quote, from 2004, as he still sat in the pews of a church based in a racialist “theology.” Why did the media refuse to go there?

That came from Taranto (second item) via Reynolds.

This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.