There’s been much commentary on the President’s commencement speech at Hampton University, Sunday. While many people focused on Obama’s claim that he doesn’t know how to use an ipod, that fuddyduddy! – (uh huh) – my head was exploding over his comments concerning his “truth meter”. Since I was in no mood to cover Obama’s allergy to the truth, (yet again), I focused on other things…like cute kittens!
Luckily, Peter Wehner at Commentary has it pretty much covered. Here’s what Obama said :
You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — (laughter) — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.
So coming right out of the box, he lied about not knowing how to use an ipod. Who loads his Bob Dylan, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheryl Crow, and Jay-Z songs, I wonder? Michelle? There’s a reason why some have nicknamed the President, “Captain Bullshit”, and it has nothing to do with his race. It has everything to do with the fact that even when complaining about other peoples’ purported lies, he lies!
pic via Newsbusters
So, allowing you to compete in the global economy is the first way your education can prepare you. But it can also prepare you as citizens. With so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, and on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all; to know what to believe; to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s not. Let’s face it, even some of the craziest claims can quickly gain traction. I’ve had some experience in that regard.
Yes, it can be difficult at times to sift through it all when someone keeps brazenly lying to your face.
Wehner goes through a whole laundry list of them from just the health care debate. How many people are still fooled by this act?
Remember how poor aggrieved Obama had to create a “Fight the Smears” website during the election to push back on the awful lies (ie-truth) people were telling about him… like the one about how he had more than a passing acquaintance with Weather Underground terrorist, Bill Ayers. What a thing to say!
Seriously. Obama was happy to be pegged as the hipster candidate with his ipod and blackberry throughout the 2008 election year, when he needed the youth vote. But now that he’s President, and bleeding older white male supporters, he’s all golfy and tech-challenged. If his non tech savviness can be compared to Poppy Bush’s supermarket scanner moment, so much the better. There’s something non threatening about a guy who’s a little behind the times. Such a person would never lie to you, or employ Cloward Piven strategy to destroy the economy.
Needless to say – – I call BS!