Juxtaposed Quotations

In the context of Obama’s declaration that the swine flu constitutes a “national emergency”, consider the following two quotations.


“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H.L. Mencken


“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste…crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel


So just what are the Obamanistas up to? What’s next, Rahm, martial law?