Spoonfed citizens

In this video from last night’s debate, Barack Obama makes politics a bit too cause-and-effect, in my book.

Sound bite: “One of the things the next president has to do is to stop fanning people’s fears. If we spend all our time feeding the American people fear and conflict and division then they become fearful and conflicted and divided. If we feed them hope and we feed them reason and tolerance then they will become tolerant and reasonable and hopeful.”

Isn’t that essentially insulting? We are politicians’ empty vessels. We are molded by their rhetoric?

The Presidency isn’t a PBS self-improvement show. It’s an executive job.

Sounds like Obama has been hanging out with Oprah too much.

Next he’ll get elected by giving us all free cars.