Friday, May 29, 2009

Spengler on Obama


Like dolphinplasty and negroplasty, [the Obama Administration] has given us cosmetic solutions that we might call civitaplasty, turning a terrorist gang into a state; fiducioplasty, making a bunch of bankrupt institutions look like functioning banks; creditoplasty, making government seizure of private property look like a corporate reorganization; matrimonioplasty, making same-sex cohabitation look like a marriage; and interfecioplasty, making murder look like a surgical procedure.

There is a consistent theme to the administration's major policy initiatives: Obama and his advisors start from the way they think things ought to be and work backwards to the uncooperative real world. If reality bars the way, it had better watch out. ... Obama's attempt to carve reality into the way things ought to be will also undergo catastrophic failure, perhaps in even more disgusting ways

Outside of the (imagined) size of the checkbook, that's pretty much the way the Wisconsin Democrats have operated so far, too.

"Catastrophic" and "disgusting" are relatively mild terms for what could occur.

HT: First Things (read the whole article--plenty more there)

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