Jay Carney reveals himself, and it's utterly pathetic.
No, Jay Carney. ‘Freedom’ is not just a ‘Certain Buzzword’
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Freedom is the natural state of mankind.
Freedom is that to which all enslaved peoples aspire.
Freedom is the driving force behind the founding of our nation, and remains its highest ideal.
Freedom is a concept for which generations of Americans have fought and died.
Unless, of course, you’re Jay Carney. If you’re the spokesman for the most underwhelming administration in U.S. history, freedom is a “certain buzzword” which you laughingly use as a one-liner in support of your failed policies.
During a disastrous press conference Tuesday, Carney was defending ObamaCare from claims that it was lessening work hours. Carney was making the argument that Americans would be “empowered” to work less, since the President’s signature law lowers the number of hours a person must work in order to receive coverage. According to Carney, the law isn’t killing jobs; it’s allowing Americans the freedom to opt out of working.
It’s not anything but an added choice that they have that allows them more freedom, to use a certain buzzword. More choice.
We’ll set aside the tortured “less is more” logic and simply remind our smarmy press secretary that, no. Freedom is not just a “buzzword.” It’s the beating heart of a nation that has unfortunately chosen to damage itself by allowing Jay Carney to remain on its payroll.
That he would reduce such a concept to nothing more meaningful than a catchphrase or a marketing gimmick?