If President Obama is the uberintellectual the state-controlled media want us to believe he is, why is he outsourcing the development of his agenda to congressional Democrats? After all, his first two major agenda items–health care and immigration reform–are being crafted by Congress.
The Chinese communist (and really, I can’t emphasize that enough, though I certainly tried) government vows not to turn their U.S. debt holdings into a political football. Should they be trusted? Or are they just following the philosophy of the great Chinese war strategist Sun Tzu who wrote that all warfare, including economic, is based on deception:
All warfare is based on deception.
Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
In other words, are the Chinese trying to deceive us? I say yes.
George Washington University Professor Dennis Johnson gives a brief history of the evolution of political consultants/strategists and campaign management.