I signed up to get e-mails from the White House and that usually means at least one propaganda-gram a week. Last week I got two. The first trumpeted the impending performance by President Obama and the second from our own American Goebbels - David Plouffe. I didn’t read the first, but I was interested in the second because it promised to explain “how the American Jobs Act works.” Well that is not exactly accurate but then nothing from the White House for the last three years has been accurate.
There were some slick slides to reinforce the President’s message but no bill. You might recall that the President said “pass the bill” in one form or another between 13 and 17 times (depending on who was counting). Mr. President – there ain’t no bill. There is nothing to read therefore there is nothing to pass. Pelosi isn’t in charge any more so we’re not going to pass an idea in hope that on the other end there will be something to read and implement.
I went the “American Jobs Act: The Facts” link – guess what? No facts. Apparently the White House can’t distinguish between a “claim” and a “fact.” However this is very common with Democrats (Socialists, Progressives, Liberals, whatever) and it’s been referred to by George Orwell in “1984” as “doublespeak.” We are living in that alternate reality now – “pass this bill!” This is beyond absurd.
How about this slick – “Give us a plan not doublespeak.”