Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

Today, for your edification, we are honored to bring you another truly great column by a truly great man — Thomas Sowell — about  “A Truly Great Phony — Barack Obama.

In his inimitable fashion, Dr. Sowell exposes the empty suit, talented con and slick politician so beloved by the mainstream media that they willingly conceal his multitudinous gaffes.



4 Responses to Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

  1. eubykdisop says:

    A good topic and a fun read, SRAZ! :-)

    Liberals, like Communists, have always targeted youth and, indeed, the “youth vote” is part of what has gotten Obama elected. The catch is that youth quickly become disillusioned with phonies who fail to deliver on their “pie in the sky” promises. Accordingly, they are beginning to sour on Obama and his Liberal fairy tales.

    “The Fight for Millennials”

    “Democrats think they have the youth vote locked up. Think again.”

    “By Charlie Cook, May 3, 2013”

    “On specific issues, the younger voters gave far less favorable assessments of the president’s job than of his overall performance. For his handling of both gun violence and the economy, Obama won only 42 percent approval, with 56 percent disapproval. Just 36 percent approved, and 62 percent disapproved, of his handling of the federal budget deficit; on health care, 45 percent approved and 53 percent disapproved. The president’s policy toward Iran yielded a closer but still negative verdict, with 47 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving. The 52 percent overall approval rate suggests that the Obama brand is moderately popular, but when it comes down to specific performance, assessments—even among this group considered a part of his base—are tepid.”

    “Only 39 percent said they trusted the president to do the right thing either all or most of the time; 60 percent said the opposite.”


    There’s a golden opportunity here for Republicans should they bring themselves to stop overtly throwing elections. “Phony” doesn’t sell, especially with idealistic youthful voters.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Good information, Euby.Thanks.

      My favorite takeaway line from the Sowell article is “Whether what he says bears any relationship to the facts is politically irrelevant.”

      How true!! God has blessed Thomas Sowell with a magnificent mind, and in turn blessed us by having his insightful writing to absorb. I have most of his books and wouldn’t part with them for any reason. When someone occasionally asks to borrow one, I offer to buy them a copy. My Sowell collection never leaves my bookshelves.

      • eubykdisop says:

        You’re most welcome, FS!

        Sowell’s article, linked in the SRAZ article, provides a lot of opportunity to plug in specific and relevant examples of the impact of Obama’s phoniness! ;-)

  2. Army Of One says:

    Too bad the first black president turned out to be a fraud. Dr. Sowell who is a man of both wisdom and integrity would have made all Americans proud as well as enhancing our standing worldwide. Obama has nothing to recommend him. He is indeed an empty suit…but one with the enormous benefit of a loyal and adoring media that will only characterize him in a positive light, regardless of what he does.