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Brit Hume On Obama's Speech: "Significant Number Of Straw Men"

Brit Hume reacts to President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention: It probably didn't have it in more than the usual quotient of dishonesty for a political speech of this kind but it had its share. Just to give you an example, just to cite a few things. He says, 'Over and over, we've been told by our opponents that bigger tax cuts and fewer regulations are the only way that since government can't do everything it should do almost nothing.' I've never heard anyone say that, in either party about anything.

He went to talk about, you know, 'We honor the strivers, the dreamers, the risk-takers who have always been the driving force behind our free enterprise system, the greatest engine of growth and prosperity the world has ever known.' Well, there are an awful lot of businessmen and women out there who don't think he honors those things and all. And it's quite remarkable to hear him say that.

He also said, you know, 'We'll keep the promise of Social Security by taking responsible steps to strengthen it, not by Wall Street. Who now is proposing that? So, there certainly was a significant number of strawmen and criticism of proposals that nobody is making that he made a part of the speech, but that is one of the things you do in politics.

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