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SOTU — Obama's Departure From Reality

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Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 09:58 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Obama’s State of the Union addresses remind me of nothing so much as the Orwellian speeches of brazen tyrants disjoined from reality and (unlike Obama) untethered from the corrective reporting of a free press.

And this one was no different: Our economy is booming; our country is at peace; our enemies are disarmed; our union is strong. For icing on this fruitcake, there are particular gems like this: “Since I’ve been president, we’ve worked responsibly to cut the population of Gitmo in half.” Which is why 1 out of every 3 Gitmo releases results in the return of a terrorist to the battlefield to kill more Americans.

Which is why — for my health of mind — I stopped watching Obama’s speeches live many years ago, and now just read them afterwards.

This year, while the great fabricator was testing the nation’s credulity, I watched a terrific hockey game in which the hits were real, and I could relax while I believed my lying eyes.

His smugness also treated his audience to wretched admonitions to practice a better politics: “A better politics is one where we spend less time drowning in dark money for ads that pull us into the gutter” — like, for example, the campaign ad in which he accused his presidential rival, Mitt Romney, of murdering a cancer patient.

What I took away from this speech, like the previous ones I’ve had the pleasure of skipping, is that our president is both a deceitful man and a dangerous one. Not of ordinary dimensions mind you, but of dimensions that should make one fear for our country so long as he is in the White House and so long Democrats and progressives continue to support him.

David Horowitz was one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and an editor of its largest magazine, "Ramparts." He has devoted much attention to the radicalization of the American university. He is the author of many works, including: "Uncivil Wars" (2003); "The Professors: the 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America" (2006); "Indoctrination U." (2008); "One Party Classroom" (2009) and "Reforming Our Universities" (2010). For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Obama’s State of the Union addresses remind me of nothing so much as the Orwellian speeches of brazen tyrants disjoined from reality and (unlike Obama) untethered from the corrective reporting of a free press.
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