President Obama vs. Strawman (Again)

At a commencement speech today at the University of Michigan, President Obama said, “…what troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad…”

Some enterprising professional journalist, if there are ever any around the president some time, ought to ask President Obama for a specific example of someone who said that all government is inherently bad. We hear the tea partiers saying that the government ought to be limited to its proper constitutional role. If President Obama can back up his assertion with some facts, he should do so. Reporters should do their job for a change and press him to do so. This seems to be nothing more than another example of the president simply making things up for rhetorical effect.

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The president also said, “Throwing around phrases like ‘socialists’ and ‘Soviet-style takeover,’ ‘fascists’ and ‘right-wing nut’ – that may grab headlines” But it also “closes the door to the possibility of compromise…”

We’ll see if the president’s fellow Democrats will listen to his advice and tone down their hysterical and extreme rhetoric that’s been directed at the fine citizens of Arizona for the last week. We’ll see what kind of rhetoric comes from the illegal alien marches scheduled for today in several cities.

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