“I had a chance to meet a young man named Robert Baroz,” the President said in October 2007, speaking of a public-school teacher. “In the last few years, he’s received three pink slips….” A reasonable person would assume (1) Obama met Baroz and (2) Baroz was fired. But Obama never met Baroz – he merely “had a chance to meet” him. Baroz also was never fired — even though he received pink slips, he was able to hang onto his job. Again, there’s often a true interpretation of the President’s words, but there’s no doubt that his words are chosen carefully so as to mislead.
I’ve blogged this before, but I’m blogging it again for the benefit of the Obama supporters who are so outraged that Mitt Romney makes things up. Yes, Romney just makes things up. But your guy does too. And while it’s terrible that Romney does this, the fact that Obama has to put up with it is a kind of poetic justice. Some time ago, Obama decided that he would say things that were not true in order to be elected. I think he feels shame about this, as he should. To be opposed by someone who feels no shame in doing it is the perfect punishment for the selling of his soul.
When you see Obama’s contempt for Romney, you’re witnessing Obama’s own discomfort with things he’s done to get where he is. That’s fantastic, because politicians should be uncomfortable with the things they do to get where they are.