In case you missed it
… and honestly, why the hell wouldn’t you have, Bill O’Reilly — whose politics are to “conservatism” as FOX News is to TEA Party boosterism — did his yearly big “get” interview with Obama the Boy King, and when asked by O’Reilly about the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the President responded in a way that we’ve become accustomed to, as RSM notes: it didn’t happen, and the debate on the issue is therefore over.
The government investigated itself, found itself not guilty, is outraged that anyone would even notice such a pattern, much less reveal it, and has declared any further investigation essentially off limits, while treating any new broaching of the subject as a kind of paranoid distraction, part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy that Hillary will soon be forced to deal with as she sneaks into the Presidency.
Obama has taken the same tack with respect to global climate weather change warmingcooling: he has declared the science settled, and will now act unilaterally where “Congress” won’t to save the world from all the hideous masses infesting it. Too, he has dismissed the idea publicly voiced by Senator Ted Cruz that he is governing as an Imperial President as “not serious,” even as he has spent the last several weeks telling us that he has every right — and every intention — of governing as an Imperial President.
But reality is no longer an independent entity that exists as things are outside of the rhetorical frames set up by leftists to create it. So all Obama need do to change reality is declare reality changed. And voila! The debate is over, and the left’s position is enshrined as unassailable, permanent fact.
And the GOP seems to accept this formulation, because they too believe the American people too stupid to see beyond masquerades and contrived rhetorical framing devices; and also because they don’t much mind the building up of centralized federal power. Why would they? Even out of power, they’re growing rich off of it — and part of their wealth comes from playing the role of the party that fights the very power they gleefully and consistently accede to.
But I’ll shut up now. I hear my position has been making a bit of headway with some of our opinion-driving betters, and I don’t want to risk alienating them by saying something indelicately yet again. These types tend to be very fickle and not a little vindictive, in my experience.