OK, so Obama’s a Demagogue AND an Idiot

Yesterday, I posted a piece in which I posited that Obama must either be a demagogue or an idiot.  An RNL commenter said he opted for both, but I chose demagogue.  Well, as it turns out (pay attention, James), I WAS WRONG!  Obama is both after all:

Obama: Newtown Shooter Gunned Down 20 Children With ‘Fully Automatic Weapon’

Now, over the next couple of months, we’ve got a couple of issues:  gun control.  (Applause.)  I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make sure that we don’t have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon — by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly. 

Now, mind you, this still fits the definition of a demagogue, but only an idiot would make such an easily refuted statement as this.

Now, if only the press understood that this is a real sign of stupidity rather than spelling potato with an ‘e’ (which, as it turns out, is still correct as it is one of those words that can be spelled in more than one way.  But then, that would require actual journalism, and had the press looked into it, they would have found that those with higher educations and intellect often use the spelling with the ‘e’.)

23 thoughts on “OK, so Obama’s a Demagogue AND an Idiot

  1. The word “automatic” and words “semi-automatic” are being used interchangeably on purpose.

    To purposely confuse un-informed and ignorant masses to support the misleadingly named “assault weapons” ban.

    Everything they do is on purpose.

    • This is exactly the same as when they produce a propaganda piece where they discuss “self-loading/semi automatic” ar-15’s while showing footage of a fully automatic military M4 being fired fully automatic, emptying an entire magazine withnone pull of the trigger, and stating there is no reason for a civilian to own one of these. . .

      • THERE is the issue: a civilian has as much right to own a fully automatic weapon as the govt. — more so, even. I know SBJ will disagree, but then, people like SBJ do not understand the principles of individual responsibility and — more importantly — liberty.

        If we do not have the right to own weapons of war, then how does the govt. acquire that right when it – supposedly – gets its authority from the People? We cannot give anything we do not possess, so, either we have the right, as well, or the govt. doesn’t.

        Either way you slice it, we’re already a long way down the slippery slope toward tyranny.

        • Agreed,
          America’s founding fathers hoped for and designed a variation of the “Swiss model” of Militia service. A standing military/ government police force was despised…

          How many different founding fathers stated all men of fighting age were “the militia” ?

          • “How many different founding fathers stated all men of fighting age were “the militia” ?”

            I’d say ALL of them — because they knew and understood the definition of the word.

          • The second Amendment Clearly SAYS that …..

            ” A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed..”

            The comma shows that the People are the militia. Put another way The RIGHT of the PEOPLE to keep and Bear arms shall not be infringed BECAUSE a militia is necessary to the security of a free state.

            • Don,

              true, but then, one must understand the English language to understand the truth of what you say, and the people who seek to take our right to defend ourselves way have already seen to it that the vast majority of this nation no longer understands the English language. 😦

              • Once again Joe … Defeatist language….

                Repeating this simple Few-word Truth ( on FaceBook and Twitter)can have its own *Power* and its own *momentum*…..and as such is its own Education in the language. “….The American People ARE the Militia !….” ……. Repeat Repeat Repeat.

                • Don,

                  So you would have me combat those who want to make people ignorant by adopting their tactics — tactics specifically designed for and to produce short attention spans? Tell me, how is that going to work out when one of the biggest problems is that short attention span in the first place?

                  • Because you (we ) have to Communicate …. NOT lecture. They are already disposed to think badly of us. The solution is not point out they are wrong. But to give those among their Age-set ( that agrre with us) the kind of Short Info that can be repeated in the Form they use now.

                    By setting yourself up as opposed to them, as anti-their chosen method of Communication with each other….. you/ we mearly reinforce their Programming.

                    Messages which encapsulate simple Truths that can be Repeated by them easily have a better chance of leading to further investigation by them than messages which DON’T translate easily to their Medium. We ( you ) have to get them interested in looking as the first step.

                    The American People ARE the Militia ….. is a simple message which is also a True one and is easily Tweeted and can lead to discussion and investigation !!

                    • Don,

                      I understand your line of reasoning, it’s just that my research has led me to the conclusion that, once indoctrinated, a person is lost. It takes something along the lines of a religious conversion to reach them at that point.

                      Think about it: not only have they been taught to think in terms of these little jingos (straight out of a Brave New World), those same jingos form their psychological defense against any attempt to teach them the truth.

                      Even then, you can’t get them to start thinking for themselves because they have never been taught to think — they’ve been taught to feel. Sadly, in many ways, what the Left wants (and have produced in large numbers) are intelligent animals who live by instinct. What they believe is thinking is little more than “feeling.” So they live “instinctively” according to how they feel and how they have been programmed to react to that feeling.

                      Face it: a large number of Americans are the product of a massive, State-run brainwashing program. One cannot defeat that with catchy jingos, my friend.

                  • There are people changing Daily …. We have to have “faith” that right action has meaning and purpose. Remember the American Revolution was fought by about 32 % of the population……..with about Half supporting them.

                    The rest were fatalist, Pro-Brit or didn’t care or know which to back.

  2. Alvin York took out 28 Germans in one engagement with a 5-round bolt action 1903 Springfield. it is all in the intent, not the weapon. 5.2 times as many homicides are committed with knives than guns.

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