Saturday, August 04, 2012

Just Words

Mark Steyn at NRO:

Barack Obama rebuking Hillary Clinton in February 2008:

Don’t tell me that words don’t matter. ‘I have a dream.’ Just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ Just words? ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ Just words?

President Obama in February 2009:

Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.

Just words?

Deficit in January 2009: $800 billion.
Deficit promised by Obama for January 2013: $400 billion.
Actual deficit right now: $1.26 trillion.

To which I'd add:
"If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Just words?