All the President's Straw Men
1:45 PM, Mar 25, 2009 • By FRED BARNES
President Obama is famous for building up straw men, then knocking them down. You know, on the one hand, some would have government do nothing at all to help the economy, on the other, there's his plan. This is a transparent (and crude) rhetorical device, but that didn't stop Obama from trotting out a whopper last night in his second prime time press conference at the White House.
The word "better" means of two options, that one and his. So it's either his option or the end of America as we know her. And that, from the great orator of our time.