Thursday, March 06, 2008

And Now It Gets Interesting (Again)

by Joan Vennochi - March 6th, 2008 - The Boston Globe

Obama and his campaign initially denied a Canadian television report that a top economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, met with Canadian government officials in Chicago and told them Obama's call for reopening the North American Free Trade Agreement was merely campaign rhetoric.

But the media pressed Obama on the issue after the Associated Press obtained a Canadian government memo that detailed the meeting between Goolsbee and Canadian officials.

The key issue here is that Obama lied. Blatantly and openly lied. He always says things with such conviction and sincerity and on this he was convincing and sincere, but he LIED. From now on anything he says must be treated with the reality of this lie. No matter how convincing, no matter how sincere, we know that he cannot be trusted.

What I don't understand is how any politician who embraces socialism can be treated with credibility. Socialism has failed repeatedly. Since the 1930s the logical assessment of Frederick Hayek that socialism is inherently evil has been known to all. It has always been proven true. So when someone sincerely and convincingly proposes a socialist solution, how can they be treated with anything but disdain?


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