Peter Wehner: Obama Enters the Twilight Zone (link):
... To really enter the Twilight Zone, consider these two priceless sentences from the New York Times story: “Winning a full-year extension of the payroll tax, [Obama spokesman] Mr. Earnest said, will still be a top priority. He noted that House Republicans were now also arguing that it should be extended for a year, after some initially opposed extending it at all.”
Come again? On December 13, the GOP House passed a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut – and was promptly criticized by – you guessed it — the president. Obama favored a much shorter, two-month extension. House Republicans, under intense political pressure, eventually agreed to the two-month extension. Now the White House is declaring a full-year extension is a “top priority.” Yet as recently as three weeks ago the opposition to the president’s “top priority” came not from House Republicans but from Obama himself.
We are now reaching the point in which the president is running a truly post-modern campaign, in which there is no objective truth but simply narrative. Obama’s campaign isn’t simply distorting the facts; it is inverting them. This kind of thing isn’t unusual to find in the academy. But to see a president and his campaign so thoroughly deconstruct truth in order to maintain power is quite rare. The sheer audacity of Obama’s cynicism is a wonder of the modern world.
Meanwhile, after three years into the Obama presidency, the Gitmo prison is still open. Remember liberals screaming about the "fierce moral urgency" to closing it down, which Obama promised would be one of the first things he would do if elected? I do. Where are those liberals now (link)?
And to top it off, when few were paying attention on New Year's eve Obama signed into law the controversial (link; link; link) National Defense Authorization Act which, inter alia, allows him to indefinitely detain American citizens without trial, with which I wholeheartedly disagree. Apparently it was the Obama people who insisted (link) that this power over American citizens be included in the final version of the bill, and yet upon signing it Obama professes to have "reservations" about it. He wants it both ways -- to be for it and against it at the same time. Just part of Obama's continuing assault on truth in his personal Twilight Zone.
John M Greco