An expectation of casual, cynical lying has taken over American political culture. Seldom has this been more obviously displayed than Barack Obama’s address to police chiefs in Chicago two days ago.
Here is what everyone in the United States of America except possibly a handful of mental defectives heard:
Obama’s anti-gun-rights base: “I’m lying. I’m really about the Australian-style gun confiscation I and my media proxies were talking up last week, and you know it. But we have to pretend so the knuckle-dragging mouth-breathers in flyover country will go back to sleep, not put a Republican in the White House in 2016, and not scupper our chances of appointing another Supreme Court justice who’ll burn a hole in the Bill of Rights big enough to let us take away their eeeeevil guns. Eventually, if not next year.”
Gun owners: “I’m lying. And I think you’re so fucking stupid that you won’t notice. Go back back to screwing your sisters and guzzling moonshine now, oh low-sloping foreheads, everything will be juuust fiiine.”
Everyone else: “This bullshit again?”
Of course, the mainstream media will gravely pretend to believe Obama, so that they can maintain their narrative that anyone who doesn’t is a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, sister-fucking, Confederate-flag-waving RAAACIST.