Willie, even if you agree only a little with what Cosby said, how on earth can you defend Obama and so much of the Democratic party? And you DO defend them, you know it and so does every other regular on this thread. I know you're a Democrat and a liberal, I understand that. But you are ALSO an absolutely brilliant man, one of the smartest people I've ever met online or offline, AND you have common sense.<quoted text>I understand you believe your opinions to be 'the truth.'
I don't think it's true. I think it's crazy talk not very different from the kind 'truth' proclaimed by the rebels without a clue in Occupy.
They don't think they're stupid, either.
You might be surprised at how much of what Cosby said I agree with, ditto with at least some of the things that you suggest Obama should use his star power/bully pulpit to point out.
There's even just enough truth to what you say about the tactics Democrats use to win election, enough to make it plausible IF you're not aware that there are other tactics used by Republicans to win elections.
What I wonder is if you know that you're using those?
There is no doubt, NO doubt whatsoever, that Obama is using that bully pulpit, and every other means at his disposal, to increase government control over the lives of ordinary Americans, and to encourage Americans to rely on the government to look after even the most mundane details of their lives. With your knowledge of law and of history, you know very well that this is COMPLETELY opposite to one of the most important ideas on which this country was founded: that the government is to have limited power, it is NOT to interfere in people's lives, and that most people are not only capable of looking after themselves, but prefer to do so.
Willie, HOW can you defend Obama, and I'd also like to know, WHY are you doing it?