From the Wall Street Journal, The Postmodern President “, wherein our president’s postmodernism is defined thus, “he’s running the first postmodern Presidential campaign, now organized almost exclusively around allegations about his opponent that bear no relation to the observable universe.”

I had read that the term “postmodern” could mean almost anything, but this definition suggests that “postmodern” actually does mean “could mean almost anything”.

Well, the compilation of whoppers from the Obama campaign is funny in the aggregate and I thought you would enjoy the piece.  It wraps up like this:

The point is that more than any President we can recall, Mr. Obama isn’t trying to persuade voters that he deserves to stay in office because of his philosophy, record or positive vision for the country. Rather, his case is that he deserves re-election because Mr. Romney is worse, and he is so very much worse because of things that were invented in the West Wing but are detached from reality.

The entire theory of the Obama campaign seems to be that the more outrageous the claim the better, because the more you repeat it the more the media will talk about it, and the lie will achieve a kind legendary truth.


 

Articles by Kate Pitrone

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