Saturday, February 08, 2014

Time for another speech on the endless campaign

Here's George Will: "President Obama's magic words and numbers"
Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking that saying things is tantamount to accomplishing things, and that good intentions are good deeds. So, his presidency is useful after all, because it illustrates the perils of government run by believers in magic words and numbers.
In case you missed it, Byron York noted that when it comes to Obamacare enrollment numbers, the President is just making stuff up.

And one other thing: why was it necessary for Obama to jet off to Michigan to sign the Farm Bill?  Allegedly it was to honor Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow but, of course, it gave the One the chance to soak in the remnant adulation from Michigan State students.  Go Spartans!

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