BARACK Obama has perfected a three-step maneuver that could never even be attempted by a politician lacking his rhetorical skill or cool cynicism. First: Denounce your presidential predecessor for a given policy, energizing your party's base and capitalizing on his abiding unpopularity. Second: Pretend to have reversed that policy upon taking office with a symbolic act or high-profile statement. Third: Adopt a version of that same policy, knowing that it's the only way to govern responsibly or believing doing otherwise is too difficult. Repeat as necessary. ... Obama's stipulations in the statement closely tracked those previously made by Bush: Amid the dramatic pose of change, essential continuity. Obama is experiencing the natural transformation of any presidential candidate whose fanciful words meet the realities of power.
Monday, March 16, 2009
The Obama 3-Step
Obama has denounced than adopted Bush policies on terrorist surveillance and the Iraq War, Gitmo and interrogation. Earmarks. Did anyone notice? Did everyone notice? Is this man acquainted with Truth? That if A is true then (not A) is false? Does not appear to be. It's time for him to double the number of pastors whose names he drops. THE OBAMA 3-STEP - New York Post: