“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. ”
“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly — it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
Blaming President George W. Bush for America’s economic nightmare was President Obama’s calling card his first year in office. I was a little shocked because real leaders, mature men, understand that the buck stops here, not back there.
When Obama’s second year rolled around and Bush was still front and center in Obama’s talking points I marveled at the sheer chutzpah. A normal politician would have his surrogates perpetuate this meme but himself keep away because it’s mean and petty and, let’s face it, vulgar demagoguery. But Obama is no ordinary politician. Obama is an Alinsky predator whose first impulse is to isolate, demonize and destroy the opposition.