“Machiavellianism” is a widely used negative term to characterize unscrupulous politicians.
The following is excerpted from “Thus Spake Obama” by Mark Steyn
Five years ago, Barack Obama assured us:
“I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors.”
Well, apart from his signature health-care policy. That’s a mystery to him.
“I was not informed directly that the website would not be working,” he told us.
The buck stops with something called “the executive branch,” which is apparently nothing to do with him. As evidence that he was entirely out of the loop, he offered this:
“Had I been I informed, I wouldn’t be going out saying, ‘Boy, this is going to be great.’ You know, I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, ‘This is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity,’ a week before the website opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work.”
Ooooo-kay. So, if I follow correctly,
- the smartest president ever is not smart enough to ensure that his website works;
- he’s not smart enough to inquire of others as to whether his website works;
- he’s not smart enough to check that his website works before he goes out and tells people what a great website experience they’re in for.
But he is smart enough to know that he’s not stupid enough to go around bragging about how well it works if he’d already been informed that it doesn’t work.
So he’s smart enough to know that if he’d known what he didn’t know he’d know enough not to let it be known that he knew nothing.
The country’s in the very best of hands.
Read the rest of Mark Steyn’s epic snark @ http://www.nationalreview.com/article/364093/thus-spake-obama-mark-steyn
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