Reading the papers this morning before running some errands in the flats, three little topics tickled my ire – which readers know is easier done than said.
Columnist and nationally known analyst of international affairs Bret Stephens shared an insight about the liberal way of lying from our national scene. He attributes the latest fine tuning of the methodology to the Clintons that started in the 1990s, and which has been brought to its present state of perfection by Obama, who has most recently demonstrated its best practices in his Iran “framework” monologues. But first, let’s see how it works and give credit where it’s due -
To you and me, the Clinton lies were statements demonstrably at variance with the truth, and therefore wrong and shameful. But to the initiated they were an invitation to an intoxicating secret knowledge. … What was this knowledge? That the lying was for the greater good, usually to fend off some form of Republican malevolence. What was so intoxicating? That the initiated were smart enough to see through it all. Why be scandalized when they could be amused? Why moralize when they could collude?