South Park and Obama Logic

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Bret Stephens illumines Obama’s logic on, well, just about everything:

Consider the 1998 “Gnomes” episode — possibly surpassing Milton Friedman’s “Free to Choose” as the classic defense of capitalism — in which the children of South Park, Colo., get a lesson in how not to run an enterprise from mysterious little men who go about stealing undergarments from the unsuspecting and collecting them in a huge underground storehouse.

What’s the big idea? The gnomes explain:

“Phase One: Collect underpants.

“Phase Two: ?

“Phase Three: Profit.”

That’s perhaps why Dr. Sanity points out the importance of listening to what Obama doesn’t say.  He offers a rather conventional description of the problem as if it’s somehow novel and uniquely profound.  Then he offers a description of how nice it would be if it were solved.  Then… the end!  He never tells you how he plans to get from here to there.

Who knew politics could be so easy?

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