Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Doublethink - taken from Randall Hoven's "The Curious Logic of our Governing Elites"

1. President Bush was bad for the economy because he spent too much. President Obama is helping the economy by spending a lot.

2. The boy scouts are wrong for having policies that inhibit pedophilia. The Catholic church was wrong for not having policies that inhibit pedophilia.

3. Grabbing a person by his shirt and pulling him toward you is an "enhanced interrogation technique" not in the Army Field Manual. Dropping a bomb on him and killing him and anyone near him is OK.

4. It was foolish to let Saddam Hussein go in 1991. It was foolish to go after him in 2003.

5. It is wrong to ask a person for identity papers even after he has committed a crime and fits the profile of an illegal immigrant. It is OK to ask every citizen in the U.S. to prove he or she has health insurance.

6. The phrase "nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of Law" means:

a. It is OK to deprive property owners of their property and

b. It is NOT OK for a state to outlaw depriving life to any baby whose head has not left the birth canal.

7. The way to increase jobs is to raise taxes on those who provide them and give money to those who don't have them.

8. A guy who made a $34,000 mistake on his own taxes is the best choice to be in charge of the IRS and the entire federal treasury. - Tim Geithner

The guy with 13 ethics charges against him, including misusing federal resources and not paying taxes on his villa in the Dominican Republic, should be in charge of writing the country's tax laws. - Rep. Charles Rangel

The guy who told us in 2005 that a housing bubble was nonsense and Fannie Mae was in fine shape should be writing in 2010 the regulations to overhaul all finance conducted in this country. - Barney Frank

9. It was right to take John McCain to court, through oral arguments and written opinion, to prove that he is "natural born" despite both his parents being U.S. citizens their whole lives and despite being the son and grandson of U.S. Navy admirals. It was wrong to think Barack Obama should have to prove his birth status to anyone prior to taking the oath of office as president.

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