- That certain types of sex are not really sex.
- That changing the meaning of words like "is" in your own mind means you cannot be convicted of perjury.
The second point may even be worse. When Clinton, in an effort to try to cover his lying under oath, tried to claim "it depends on what your definition of 'is' is" that set a new standard for how far one could go in rationalizing perjury. Clinton lied. He knew it. Congress knew it. We all knew it. Yet here is a grown man that had been successful to the point of becoming president haggling over the meaning of "is"?
And then we come to Obama. Obama last week, in a press conference setup to promote his socialistic heath care proposal, set another new precedent: you don't need to know all of the facts in a situation before making judgments on said situation.
Answering a question related to the Skip Gates arrest Obama first acknowledged that he didn't have all the facts in the matter, but then went on to say "the cops acted stupidly".
Now I have maintained since last November that voters acted stupidly in the elections, but at least I had all the facts down before making that judgment. But seriously, how do admit to being ignorant of the facts, and then make such a harsh, unfair judgment anyway?
So a new precedent has been set. We don't have to listen to people, or hear both sides of a debate before we make rash judgments, and then spew out harsh pronouncements based on those judgments. It has been great fun employing that tactic for the last week or so whenever the chance arises. And I especially like the use of the word "stupidly". That way people know exactly to what precedent and I am appealing to in making an uninformed judgment.
We really shouldn't be surprised by any of this though. After all, Obama continually is trying to get congress to pass bills that they haven''t even read.