The Secret of Obama’s Success

16 Nov

A couple of excerpts from Thomas Sowell’s latest essay.  See the complete column at

http://www.creators.com/opinion/thomas-sowell/the-need-to-explain.html

Excerpts:

.  .  .  . One of the secrets of Barack Obama’s success is his ability to say things that will sound both plausible and inspiring to uninformed people, even when they sound ridiculous to people who know the facts. Apparently he believes the former outnumber the latter, and the election results suggest that he may be right.

Since most of the media will never expose Obama’s fallacies and falsehoods, it is all the more important for Republicans to do so themselves.  .  .  .

It is not necessary to explode every single lie put out by liberal Democrats. All that is necessary is to thoroughly discredit a few of their key claims, exposing them as liars.

What is even more necessary is for Republicans themselves to understand the urgent need to do so, for their own sake and— more important— for the country’s sake.  .  .  .

[End of excerpts]

Nothing earthshaking here, but one of the things I really like about Dr. Sowell’s work is how he cuts through the convoluted, pseudo-intellectual arguments and simply states his case.

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