Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Redistribution" Spin from Obama, Refuted

Oh, yah, the O-and-Savior gang is spinning the radio-interview "redistribution" quote.

Problem is, they're re-distributing the actualities--which is polite for Lying.

Chicago Public Radio's Ben Calhoun had done a report on the clip:

"...when heard in the context of the whole show, Obama’s position is distinctly misrepresented by the You Tube posting. Taken in context, Obama is evaluating the historical successes and failures of the Civil Rights movement—and, ironically, he says the Supreme Court was a failure in cases that it took on a role of redistributing resources."

This is itself a misrepresentation, and a severe one. Obama does indeed thoughtfully describe the historical success and failures of the Civil Rights movement, but he most certainly does NOT repudiate redistribution

...He only notes that redistribution was unwieldy to achieve in the courts and is a bad idea there because of structural problems (47:00). Aside from that he feels redistribution is fine

That's precisely the sense of the edited version easily available on the 'net.

Obama's line of thinking was that 'we should do redistribution'--and that the Constitution, as written, doesn't allow for that too easily, nor should the Courts direct such an effort.

That's largely up to the President and Congress, in his view.

HT: SpectatorBlog

1 comment:

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