Blah, Blah, Blah! More Nonsense From Obama/Clinton Camps

“My considered conclusion is that a considerable and increasing proportion of politicians… do know they are talking nonsense, but they go on doing so because they are ashamed to stop after so long, because it gives them something to say, and because, as everyone is talking the same nonsense, they feel quite safe.” (Enoch Powell, 1978 )

The late Enoch Powell, renowned and respected British Conservative politican, described perfectly the general trend of politicians to spout absolute drivel for much of the time. What is more, his astute observation that many politicians not only speak nonsense, but that they also are fully aware of this, is more appropriate today on the left side of the American political scene than at any time in modern history.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have felt ‘safe’ in this world of self-perpetuating story-telling, precisely because they both have employed the same strategy and they have enjoyed, for the most part, gentle coverage in the media. They, too, have no doubt felt ‘ashamed to stop’, and yet, stop is exactly what the Clinton machine did – or, more accurately, came to a grinding halt – when the whole Bullets Over Bosnia Walter Mitty escapade was revealed to be a tale of dishonesty.

Nonsense is the only way to describe Clinton’s fairytale.

Obama has certainly revelled in a smooth ride from most of the media thus far. Poppycock was one of the words that sprung to mind when he claimed not to have been ‘in the congregation’ during Jeremiah Wright’s bigotted rantings. Shortly after that fraudulant claim, Obama had to flip-flop and confess he had in fact been aware of many of the racist and inflammatory comments that Wright had uttered over the years.

Obama persisted in the nonsense realm, however, by not ‘throwing the pastor under the bus’, as the media might say. Instead, he reserved a seat for this extremist at the front of the bus, while Obama’s grandmother was tossed beneath the wheels.

Obama still feels ‘safe.’ After all, he is competing against the Clintons.

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