"The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expecting a different result." - Barack Obama, 12-27-2007
And the big lie is playing the same Washington game with different Washington players and promising a different result.
Looks as though a massive chunk of the rosy-cheeked Obama budget "savings" are predicated on the Iraq war "surge" lasting 10 years.
"The traditional way...", says Obama Budget guru Peter Dorkszag, prefacing this fiscal legerdemain with so much traditional Beltway nonsense-speak.
[**cue smoke / mirrors**]
In what part of the "traditional way" [*cough* status-quo budget trickery *cough*] might I find all that change?
I am beginning to believe that big government's progenitors must possess some sort of genetic predisposition, innate talent even, to double talk, no matter how patent the poppcockery of it.
If you thought the Bushies did Orwell right, just wait til you get a load of the Obamies.
Hell, they're just getting warmed up.
[h/t Commentary Magazine]