Thursday, July 5

There's a new meme in town

Heard the new meme? According to author David Maraniss, Barack Obama wasn't exactly factual in his quasi-autobiography "Dreams from my Father."

But that's just Step 1.

Step 2: Mixing fiction in one's autobiography is okay, because everyone does it. The purpose of an autobiography is really to help the reader understand the writer's interior dialogue and struggle he went through. That's what Maraniss says.

Or as one "noted professor" put it, "It really doesn't matter if he made up stuff. I mean, after all, it's like you going to a psychiatrist and you make up stuff, and the psychiatrist can still psychoanalyze you because they're your lies."

Step 3: Implication: Telling the truth isn't really important. What's important is that the author show growth, and having overcome huge obstacles.

Step 4: ...and ya know, if you think about it, this whole concept of "truth" is really just a convenient catch-word for a much larger and far more important concept: having the right intentions about things. So if someone were to accuse, say, a cabinet officer of the federal government--say Attorney-General Holder, for example--of lying under oath, it's important to keep in mind that "lying" isn't really a big deal, as long as the person has the right thoughts and political philosophy.
And you can be absolutely assured that officials appointed by Democrats have only the best intentions.

Step 5: ....So if, in Barack's next term, some jealous, bitter Republicans in congress should happen to make...you know...accusations, or even level actual charges about his appointees lying about stuff, it's important to realize that lying isn't a big deal. I mean, haven't Americans embarrassed themselves enough impeaching strong, dynamic, handsome, brilliant presidents for lying about trivial things, like sex?
And is it really perjury if someone lies under oath about sex? I mean, everyone lies about sex, right? Or things like whether someone might have approved something illegal a full year ago, or retaliated against a whistleblower or something.

Next thing you know, Republicans will be insisting that words actually mean something.

Like, "is."

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