February 26th, 2009

Obama’s straw men

I don’t usually channel Karl Rove, but I was thinking this very thing myself.

9 Responses to “Obama’s straw men”

  1. gcotharn Says:

    When I comment here, I shoot off the comment and go on with my day.

    I make it a point to always read some left side blogsites. Btw: Dissenting Justice is awesome! Thx for the tip. When I comment – not at Dissenting Justice – but at other left side sites, I do not quickly comment and move on. I agonize over my comment. I shrink my comment down to barest essentials. Why? Straw Men.

    One bare essential comment will amazingly result in a long row of straw men, which must then be patiently knocked down, knocked down, knocked down. Part of the problem is that, as you knock down a straw men, more straw men arise from your knock down(spiced with ad hominem). You knock down the new straw men, and newer straw men arise from your knock down of the old new straw men. Spice with even more ad hominem. Heh.

  2. expat Says:


    I think you have brilliantly identified the optimal raw material for cellulosic ethanol. It is truly never ending. We just neeed to identify the right enzymes to digest it.

  3. SteveH Says:

    Obama probably thinks Lincoln was admired because of his words. Quite the contrary. His words were admired because of the man.

  4. kamper Says:

    I don’t think that the problem is strawmen per se, but rather whether Obama is asking America for enough snackrifice.


  5. E Says:

    Kamper, I am personally most worried about the brewing conflict between the nations of Snackistan and Fritolaysia. (With apologies to The Onion.)

  6. gcotharn Says:

    Such a conflict would reduce demand for salsa, thus putting onions out of work, for sure. I, also, feel the onions’ pain.

  7. maneocon Says:

    It is Karl Rove’s best commentary to-date since he started writing an opinion column in WSJ.

  8. Fred2 Says:

    Mr. Rove makes excellent points. But he is not right on job growth. The Bush 43 administration was not a time of good job growth. It was a time of lackluster job growth.

  9. Maggie's Farm Says:

    Friday evening links…

    How soon before China owns the USA? Mortgaging America. Geopolitically smart of China, because they already have us over a barrel.
    Time to loosen up on Havana? I think so. Our approach to Cuba is a Cold War relic. The world is full of terrible governm…

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