15
Jun
11

The smartest guy in the room?

Another great post from Victor Davis Hanson noting that our “thinking man’s president” never does the work of thinking about how his prescriptions actually work (or don’t) in the real world:

In the world of Barack Obama, inflating tires and “tuning up” modern car engines precludes off-shore drilling. Four-dollar-a-gallon gas prices can be ameliorated by having the average consumer trade in his 8-mpg clunker. Medical bills soar because doctors unnecessarily rip out tonsils and lop off limbs. “Skyrocketing” power bills and bankrupt coal companies are abstractions, and do not involve personal tragedies. One third of the border fenced means that the fence is “basically” completed. Nine percent unemployment is due in part to automation like ATMs, which apparently first came on the scene during the Obama administration to eliminate jobs. Shovel-ready jobs were not so shovel-ready. Criticism is dismissed as “enemies” deserving “punishment” or opponents relegated to the “back seat” or adversaries caricatured with “moats and alligators.” And so on.

In related news, another article came out today documenting how those hybrid and electric cars that are supposed to save us from the climate catastrophe we are absolutely no-doubt indisputably bringing on ourselves by driving vehicles that use petroleum-based fuel are actually a greater ecological threat (hat tip instapundit).

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