Barack Obama is today’s most prominent example of the power of words. Conversely, the understated patrician style of country club Republicans is no small part of their many problems.
It is no accident that by far the most successful Republican politician of our lifetime — Ronald Reagan — was a man who did not come from that country club background but someone who was born among the people and who knew how to communicate with the people.
Words can shield the most blatant reality. Legislation to take away workers’ rights to a secret ballot, when deciding whether or not they want to be represented by a labor union, is called the “Employees’ Freedom of Choice Act.”
The merits or demerits of this legislation have seldom been debated. Who could be against “freedom of choice”?
The Obama administration’s new budget, with deficits that make previous irresponsible deficits look like child’s play, has a cover that says “A New Era of Responsibility.”
You want responsibility? He’ll give you the word “responsibility.” Why not? It costs nothing.
Some observers are contrasting last week’s highly successful speech by President Obama to Congress with the lackluster Republican response afterwards by Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
People familiar with Governor Jindal have a high regard for him and many think he would make a good president. But Republicans have always had more people who would make good presidents than people who would make good presidential candidates. So long as we have a democracy, that distinction is crucial.
It would be nice if we could find a conservative candidate that could extemporaneously speak on the issues in a cognizant, forceful way to combat the teleprompter speeches that Obama is so well known for. I think that is why Rush’s speech the other day was so refreshing because he didn’t need a script and he didn’t hire a speechwriter to craft his message. We need someone to man-up and take on these hypocrites on the left-side, wrong-side.