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Victor Davis Hanson Nails It

Posted on | June 3, 2014 | 26 Comments

by Smitty

Obama uses a host of emphatics (e.g., Period!, Let me be clear!, Make no mistake about it!) precisely because he seeks to accomplish in speech what he cannot do in fact.

Part of the recovery process for this country will be a renewed emphasis on seeing sermons, rather than hearing them.


  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    What’s next? All caps and turning things up to 11?

  • M. Thompson

    When he’s right, he’s right.

  • CrustyB

    The strength in Reagan’s speeches was that they had the ring of truth to them. Obama’s speeches are true because he says so, racist!

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  • Quartermaster

    And if you don’t believe him you is raciss!

  • K-Bob

    Man, when I saw the title of this post right after the newer post by Stacy that’s now just above it, I LOL’ed.

    I hate to LOL.

    …emphasis on seeing sermons, rather than hearing them.

    Dang, Smitty posts are hard. Isn’t that supposed to be the other way around (or am I missing the point again)?

  • Proof

    “I will not rest until (fill in the blank) is over, brought to justice, remedied, knocked off the front page of the NYT (choose one).”
    -B. Obama

  • Kevin O’Kelley

    When President Obama talked about how he believed in american exceptionalism, one writer commented that it reminded him of something P.M. Thatcher said, “If a woman has to tell you she’s a lady, she’s not.”

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  • K-Bob

    Wait, I geddit. You mean actually *attending* a sermon, versus hearing barack sermonize in his Castro-like speeches.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Indeed. Pretty much the exact opposite of “speak softly and carry a big stick”.

  • daialanye

    I believe he means, seeing an action rather than boasting about what supposedly will happen.

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