Obama’s Speech, Snakeoil Anyone

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Is anyone buying what Obama is selling? I’m not. As I said before, he’s flat out lying. No way in the world could he not have been aware of the hate in Jeremiah Wright’s heart. I don’t believe Wright talked the talk without walking the walk. Here is part of Tomas Sowell’s thoughts on this subject.

There was no way that he didn’t know about Jeremiah Wright’s anti-American and racist diatribes from the pulpit.

Someone once said that a con man’s job is not to convince skeptics but to enable people to continue to believe what they already want to believe.

Accordingly, Obama’s Philadelphia speech — a theatrical masterpiece — will probably reassure most Democrats and some other Obama supporters. They will undoubtedly say that we should now “move on,” even though many Democrats have still not yet moved on from George W. Bush’s 2000 election victory.

Like the Soviet show trials during their 1930s purges, Obama’s speech was not supposed to convince critics but to reassure supporters and fellow-travelers, in order to keep the “useful idiots” useful.

More from Thomas Sowell

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