Andrew Klavan: Whatever Leftists Say, It's Opposite Day!

In which our host, Andrew Klavan, recounts the litany of assurances Barack Obama and his leftist companions have made, none of which are true...


I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth.

Hurrah!  It’s Opposite Day — the day when everything is exactly the opposite from what we were told it would be.

For instance, remember in 2011 when Barack Obama told us “the tide of war is receding?”  Remember during his re-election campaign that year, when he said Al Qaeda had been decimated.  Remember afterwards, when he withdrew all our troops from Iraq and he said, we were “leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq” and “America’s war in Iraq will be over.”

Well, yahoo!  It’s Opposite Day!.  Everything Obama said is just the opposite!  The tide of war is in full flood and engulfing much of the middle east.  Al Qaeda’s murderous warriors have reconvened as the Islamic State, more powerful and more brutal than ever.  And of course Iraq is awash in bloodshed and if the U.S. doesn’t stop it there, it’ll soon be right here with us!  

What a crazy day.

Hey, here’s another one.  This is fun, huh?  Remember the 2004 speech when Obama said “There’s not a black America and a white America... there’s the United States of America...”  Remember when the Economist and the New Yorker and NPR all told us Barack Obama’s election signaled a post-racial age.  And the New York Times heralded his election with the headline:  “Obama moves America Beyond Racial Politics.” 

Surprise!  It’s Opposite Day!  Yes, Ferguson Missouri has been rocked by the worst racial riots in years. A New York Times CBS poll says 87 percent of Americans feel that race relations in our country have either stayed the same or gotten worse since Obama’s election.  And it’s Obama’s own administration that has stoked the tensions, with corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder playing the race card every time he gets caught in a new scandal, and Joe Biden accusing Republicans of wanting black people back in chains, and Obama himself repeatedly suggesting his opponents are driven by racism.

This is a great day, right?  Ha, gotcha!  It’s the opposite.

Let’s not stop now!  Remember when Obama pressed the reset button to improve our relations with Russia — those guys who are currently invading the Ukraine.  Or remember when Obama promised a transparent and ethical administration that would “do our business in the light of day” instead of arresting opposition filmmakers on trumped up charges and bugging investigative journalists and auditing conservative groups to shut them up and enforcing only those laws he likes while rewriting other laws without the consent of congress.

Oh - and hey, remember how leftists felt virtuous for supporting Obama and his policies.  Oh, wait, never mind, leftists still feel virtuous...  because for them it’s always...   Opposite Day!

I’m Andrew Klavan with the Revolting Truth.