Video: TOTUS betrays POTUS again
posted at 4:30 pm on April 27, 2009 by Allahpundit
From this morning’s address to the National Academy of Science, in which The One continued his relentless jackass demagoguery of people who disagree with him about particular scientific policies. Says Jay Cost:
Who the hell is saying we cannot afford to invest in science? Isn’t the real argument about whether we can spend so much more (fully 3% of GDP) on science, and revitalize the economy, and save the banks, and save the Big Three, and spend more on education, and reform health care, and revolutionize the energy sector all at the same time?…
What is especially annoying to me is that – to win what amounts to a few quick, short-term political points – the President is really hitting below the belt. Those who are opposed to federal funding of stem cell research are somehow un-American: they are against “free and open inquiry,” and are willing to undermine “scientific integrity” and “our democracy.” Why? In service to “a pre-determined ideological agenda.”…
I am sick and tired of the President’s rhetorical sophistry – and if Frank Newport’s employee called me up today, I would say that I disapprove of the job he is doing. If Scott Rasmussen’s robot called me, I’d say that I strongly disapprove. A President should not be mischaracterizing, and working actively to alienate, fully 40% of his consistency – especially after he promised he wouldn’t.
Perhaps in quiet agreement with Cost’s take, TOTUS decided to take a little break mid-sentence during the speech. I’m tempted to say that it’s Obama himself who’s at fault and that TOTUS, being a good soldier, is merely taking the rap, but we know better than that. After all, he has a gift, Harry.