“That glib and oily art, to speak and purpose not…”
By Don White
The above is spoken by Cordelia in Shakespeare’s King Lear. There is something that bothers me about the man the Democrats would have become president. It is his way with words coupled with his forgetfulness in doing what he should. He fails to walk the talk. His words are both glib and oily.
It’s a matter of trust. Case in point, the many times he has presented himself before the Senate for a big vote and voted “present.” Instead of being an advocate of one thing or the other, he is merely “present.” Where’s his mind? Obama is not a man of conviction.
Another point: He doesn’t mean a word he says when he talks taxes. He says he won’t raise taxes on anyone who makes $250,000 or less but he doesn’t mean it. He says he will solve problems, but he doesn’t say how and which ones. He is silent when it comes to anything but generalities. He takes credit when no credit is due. Example: his taking credit for tightening up the Wall Street bailout bill that Congress is poised to pass.
Actually, for John McCain this is good. He can claim all the credit if he wants. It’s a bad bill. I’m with those who believe giving warrants to the taxpayers are empty promises. Those that need help will not survive to pay anything back, it’s as simple as that. In five years, when the money is supposed to come back to the U.S. Treasury Congress will be set upon to bail out the housing agencies again and they will do it again if Democrats are still the majority party because they can’t live without those “slush funds” coming from the likes of Fannie and Freddie.
If still not convinced, read a Townhall book review if you want a further eye opener . The book is The Case Against Barack Obama and the review is by James C. Humes. Here are some of the comments about this book.