Bill Clinton tried to create a Third Way. President Obama is doing it. This is exciting, but also disconcerting.—E.J. DionneLiberals are obsessed with contradiction. I’m convinced that in order to be a Liberal one must possess the ability to suspend reality and replace it with some polar opposite to the truth, a flight over Bosnia or a Third Way if you will, which is a political philosophy that President Clinton was a disciple of.
According to Wikipedia The Third Way is a term that has been used to describe a political position which attempts to transcend left-wing and right-wing politics by advocating a mix of some left-wing and right-wing policies. Third Way approaches are commonly viewed as representing a centrist compromise between capitalism and socialism, or between market liberalism and democratic socialism.
This was what Bill Clinton was attempting to do with his trademark tactic of triangulation which was capturing the opponents’ best arguments and ideas then using those arguments or ideas as one’s own.
That is not what Barack Hussein Obama is doing and E.J. Dionne has got it all wrong in his article Obama and the limits of mastery. (see editorial)
Dionne contradictorily attempts to commend and condemn Obama at the same time for what he misinterprets as Obama using Clintonest techniques. Bill Clinton was a Centrist by definition by contrast Barack Hussein Obama is a radical Left-wing demagogue who is not looking for a Clintonest Third Way Obama is looking to fundamentally change America by Obama’s own words. Dionne is not even close on this one.
Dionne’s Liberalism is showing and it is absolutely confounding. It is perplexing how an individual can witness the actions of last 100 plus days and describe them as Obama building a new and enduring political establishment located slightly to the left of center. One doesn’t exclude Republicans or the far right as Dionne mischaracterizes them and land slightly left of center. If Dionne doesn’t see that then he is blinded by his own far left bias’.
Over the last week, the true nature of Obama's political project has come into much clearer view. He is out to build a new and enduring political establishment, located slightly to the left of center but including everyone except the far right.—E.J. DionneDionne’s Ode to the “Liberal establishment,” and his slight displeasure at the bifurcated messaging that the Obama administration uses to manipulate the press to get its propaganda out, propaganda which the Obama administration uses to build, according to Dionne, its new and enduring political establishment are demonstrative of Dionne’s subjective partisanship.
Last Thursday afternoon, for example, the White House invited in journalists, mostly opinion writers, to sell them on the substance of the president's big speech on Guantanamo and the treatment of detainees.What Dionne just described is an Orwellian phenomenon known as doublethink which apparently Mr. Obama and Liberals engage in. For example, Eber-Liberal Reporter Elenor Cliff engages in double think all of the time. (see previous post) Double think as described in the George Orwell book 1984 by Winston Smith the novel's protagonist, described doublethink in this fashion:
Unbeknown to the writers until afterward, they had been divided into two groups, one more centrist with a sprinkling of moderate conservatives, the other more liberal. (I was in the liberal group.) The president made an unscheduled appearance at each briefing. As is his way, he charmed both groups.
The idea, as far as I can determine, was to sell the liberal group on those aspects of Obama's plan that are a break from George W. Bush's policies, and to sell the centrist group on the toughness of the president's approach and the fact that it squares with Bush's more moderate moves later in his second term.—E.J. Dionne
"To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself. That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink.' (see source)
Doublethink is the only way that Liberals of the Obama administration could justify holding two press conferences, tell each group different propaganda points while feeling no ambiguity or confliction about it at all. Doublethink is the only way that E.J. Dionne could see that the Obama administration's manipulating people and events through propaganda as good.
Dionne concludes that the ends justify the means in that he believes that the changes that Mr. Obama is attempting to affect are good for the country. Dionne’s only concern is that the Obama administration shouldn’t get too confident in their ability to manipulate people and events or too certain of their own moral righteousness.
So to Liberals using Orwellian language to manipulate people and events is acceptable.
Unbelievable! Fascism is just off stage waiting in the wings America. But sadly its subjective journalism by Liberal journalists like E.J. Dionne that will aide Fascism come through a Fascist dictator to take control over America.
It’s happening right before our eyes.