Apr 272009

Here’s a cute rhetorical trick. The Reuters headline says, “Obama leading U.S. ideological shift.”

That’s like putting out a headline back in the 400s saying, “Atilla the Hun leading European ideological shift.”

Or at the 1821 Treaty of Chicago, by which the United States provided a massive bailout to the Potawatomi Indians in exchange for their ceding most of their Michigan Territory: “Gov. Lewis Cass leading ideological shift in the Northwest.”

A less genteel way for Reuters to put it would be, “Obama leading shift to robber-baron capitalism.” Or, “Obama wages aggressive war of conquest.”