Monday, October 13, 2008

Obama's Magic Mystery Act

The Bench has long referred to the Magic of the Left. Chants at anti-war rallies. Attempts to levitate the Pentagon. Petunias for peace. Candlelight "vigils," and so on. On Friday, columnist Kimberley Strassel addressed the surreal magical beliefs of the Left in the Wall Street Journal. She notes how Leftist Faith in Magic manifests itself in the Obama Campaign for Chief Magician of the United States. Obama's supporters fully expect him to pull rabbits out of his many hats. Strassel wrote: And now, America, we introduce the Great Obama! The world's most gifted political magician! A thing of wonder. A thing of awe. Just watch him defy politics, economics, even gravity! (And hold your applause until the end, please.) Watch his left hand, ladies and gentlemen! Ignore his other hand! To kick off our show tonight, Mr. Obama will give 95% of American working families a tax cut, even though 40% of Americans today don't pay income taxes! How can our star enact such mathemagic? How can he "cut" zero? Abracadabra! It's called a "refundable tax credit." It involves the federal government taking money from those who do pay taxes, and writing checks to those who don't. Yes, yes, in the real world this is known as "welfare," but please try not to ruin the show. Faith, ladies and gentlemen, faith! You must hope that these tricks really work! Believe hard enough, ladies and gentlemen, and you can fool yourself into believing they are real! Then you'll be happy, ladies and gentlemen, and happiness is more important than reality in the Leftist Magical Illusion Show! For his next trick, the Great Obama will jumpstart the economy, and he'll do it by raising taxes on the very businesses that are today adrift in a financial tsunami! FULL COLUMN at WSJ... RELATED FAKERY: Obama's 95% Illusion - It depends on what the meaning of 'tax cut' is. More fake names found on Obama donor lists HonoluluAdvertiser ... Obama the 'Magic Negro' - Los Angeles Times Andrea Mitchell says Obama gave fake interviews in the Middle East ... RealClearPolitics - Articles - Obama Faking It Obama's Head Fake - April 10, 2008 - The New York Sun How the Left Hijacked the Magic Words The American Conservative -- The Progressive Peacenik Myth What Makes a Lefty: Myths and Mysteries Persist LiveScience Political mythology -- Michael Moore in wonderland More Proof Liberalism is a Mental Illness — Liberal Quicksand Obama’s Fake Unity : NO QUARTER