Over at MArooned Jay points out yet another instance of the truth being stretched by the president. So of course I have to read the article. You know what I think pisses me off the most? Not only did the president stretch the truth (and not just a little bit either), but the guy he’s talking about is OK WITH IT.
Baroz, who supports Obama and his efforts to restore the public sector, told the Herald yesterday he doesn’t mind if the president — or his speechwriters — took some liberties with the facts. It was all in aid of a higher truth, he said.
“People who want to fuss over the word choice are missing the point. It’s about our investing in education and in communities,” Baroz said. “It was technically correct; yes, I did lose my position three times within four years in the Boston Public Schools. To me, the question he posed to the people was a rhetorical question. The emphasis was on ‘like Robert.’ It’s people who are like me, highly qualified, and are not working. That’s the spirit of it.”
No actually thats not the spirit of it. Of all the unemployed folks currently trying to find jobs, of all the underemployed folks who took a minimum wage (or not much better) paying job, resulting in a signifigant paycut, so that they could at least put food on the table once their benefits ran out, the president couldn’t find a single one to use as an example and instead had to use a false example and stretch the truth out even further to make it fit??