What the President Thinks Is Inexcusable
A couple of weeks ago, I highlighted President Obama’s supposed jab at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Inexcusable,” Mr. Obama said of the proclamation of “the U.S. did it” 9/11 conspiracy theorizing right in the city that saw the greatest death toll on that day. Well, not long thereafter, our Barack used the word again:
“It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines,” the president declared in a Rolling Stone magazine interview. He said that supposed supporters who are “sitting on their hands complaining” are irresponsible because Republican congressional victories could dash Democratic plans.
As I said in the post linked first, above, “inexcusable” has become a nearly meaningless word. But it is interesting to ponder whether, from his perspective, President Obama’s use of it in these two instances is hyperbole when speaking about Democrats and progressives or dilution when speaking about Ahmadinejad.