American Elephants

CATO Scholars Annotate the State of the Union Speech. by The Elephant's Child

When you are writing an important speech, it’s useful to do a little fact-checking, to avoid embarrassment. The CATO Institute is a Libertarian think tank, and there are areas where Republicans disagree, but this is great fun. See where you agree and where you have different ideas.

Does the Left agree with all of this? If they don’t would they say so? My impression is that somewhere, a while ago, they made a rule. Democrats will not publicly disagree on anything nor criticize their own people. Democrats, unlike the quarreling, nasty Republicans stand united. They will portray universal love, and attack Republicans at every opportunity. See coverage of Marco Rubio’s water bottle. How can you not find them amusing.

A Dismal Speech Dissected As Never Before: by The Elephant's Child

Especially for those folks who watched the State of the Union and shrieked back at the TV: “That’s NOT True.” You could call it’ putting things in a more favorable light’, you could call it ‘sheer demagoguery.’  but the good folks at the CATO Institute weren’t inclined to let the president get away with it.  Enjoy.

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