Monday, March 16, 2009

Obama’s presidential bully pulpit

“But Obama's statements while introducing his embryonic stem cell executive order truly take the cake. He said: ‘But after much discussion, debate and reflection, the proper course has become clear. The majority of Americans, from across the political spectrum and from all backgrounds and beliefs, have come to a consensus that we should pursue this research -- that the potential it offers is great, and with proper guidelines and strict oversight, the perils can be avoided.’

“It would take several columns to parse that statement alone, but just look at the misleading phraseology: ‘The majority of Americans … have come to a consensus.’ Assuming a majority favors embryonic stem cell research -- and even federal taxpayer funding for it -- is it not deceptive to imply that a majority constitutes a consensus?”

Continue reading Rush Limbaugh’s The Orwellian Presidential Bully Pulpit.

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