I guarantee it’s going to be a close election because the economy is not where it wants to be and even though I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones, we’re still going through difficult circumstances.
We are all too familiar with the destruction of the language by leftist/statists over the years. George Orwell identified this characteristic decades ago.
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language…
Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
NJ Governor McGreevey’s famous admission after being entangled in a sex scandals was, ‘My truth is that I’m a gay American.’ is a perfect example of liberal dissembling of language to blur and distract.
The proper construct for that isn’t ‘My truth’, it is most aptly, ‘The truth about me…’ or ‘Truthfully….’ Truth is truth and truth is not the property of an individual or group. One may say ‘My opinion’, but ‘My Truth’ is the corruption of the language for the purpose of deception.
And we’ll never forget Bill Clinton’s ‘it depends on what the definition of “is” is.’
It is an established fact that liberals are artful in their purposeful destruction of the English language so as to confuse the populace and distort meaning and blur issues.
But this one sentence from Obama is so full of deceitfulness, so full of misdirection and mental flak that it really deserves dissecting in detail.
I guarantee it’s going to be a close election…
Let’s dispense with that part of the sentence. If we have a fair election with an informed electorate it shouldn’t even be close. But that’s not the point.
because the economy is not where it wants to be
Does an ‘economy’ have feelings? Does an economy have wants? Is the economy a thinking, self-preserving, rational being? No. An economy is the result of the actions of millions of individuals and thousands of government tinkerings and the resulting actions of those individuals.
It would be accurate for Obama to say that the economy ‘is not where I want it to be.’ Or ‘the economy is not where the American people want it to be.’ But either of those responses could be turned back on him and his policies.
He constructed that statement in such a manner so as to distance himself from the results of those policies. Let’s call it ‘Innocent Bystander Syndrome’. That statement is so dishonest so as to deserve serious scrutiny by all who read it.
Let’s move on through this quicksand of a sentence, shall we?
and even though I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones,
He believes that based on what evidence? The real meaning of this statement is that he holds beliefs, core beliefs, that will not be relinquished or modified in spite of the incontrovertible evidence that his policies have failed miserably.
And notice how Obama runs from his failure by saying that it wasn’t the choice that ‘he’ made, but the choice that ‘WE’ made. This is a childish device. I don’t remember him saying that ‘WE’ killed Osama bin Laden.
Obama owns this disasterous economy and he can’t play bystander now, in spite of his efforts to do so.
But getting back to the thrust of his statement, his policies have either been detrimental and destructive OR simply ineffective to the point that they could not stem the tide of the inevitable. No matter what, and I personally believe that it is the former, not the latter, he is a miserable failure.
we’re still going through difficult circumstances.
Thanks for noticing, sir. And thanks for dropping by Richmond today. For an event that was closed to the public.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. – George Orwell