Skip to comments.The increasingly odd political optics of Barack Obama
Posted on 04/26/2011 6:16:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In politics, what you're really doing is often much less important than what it looks like you're really doing.
And with only 560 days left until the voters' next verdict, President Obama is rapidly painting himself into a public-relations corner with an ongoing series of possibly accidental gaffes that are accumulating in the public mind.
And the biting humor repertoire of late-night comics: "Donald Trump says he's President Obama's worst nightmare," Jay Leno said last night. "No. Having to make a decision is President Obama's worst nightmare."
The former state senator may, in fact, be slaving away on 18-hour policy days. But much of that is closed out of sight. So the public is left to focus on Obama's frequent vacations, golf outings, celebrity gatherings and proclivity to give a speech at the first whiff of trouble.
With no real opposition, Chicago's Democrat pols care little about how insensitive things look.
Any one of these apparent missteps is inconsequential. However, accumulated over his 118 weeks in office, they create the impression of carelessness at best or, worse, arrogance.
What the White House issues are photos of a tieless, laughing Obama, feet up on the historic Oval Office desk, chatting on the phone system that he complains is so decrepit.
What the public sees, while it frets over stubborn unemployment and soaring gas prices, is a diffident Democrat who takes a 17-vehicle motorcade of SUVs and limos to be seen looking at clean-energy cars.
A pontificating president who suggests that one worried commuter buy a new car instead of complaining.
A guy who spent 745 million donated dollars to get into the White House complaining to visiting editors about losing his anonymity and being locked in the presidential bubble that provides service, luxury, power and security unimaginable to most.....
(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...
To me he is an obvious fraud. Supported by the Socialist Media.
LA Times not loving The One anymore?
Nice to know that a journalist actually noticed and reported the above.
The wheels on the Obama Marxist Crazy Train are definitely wobbling more and more. And in all of his megalomania and narcissism, he really doesn’t seem to care.
Nah, they're still love-struck teens when it comes to Obama. But they have seemingly given Andrew Malcolm free-reign in his blog/political commentary section called Top of the Ticket. He's been throwing darts at Obama's picture for some time now. Worthy reading.
He is managing an economic collapse, followed by martial law. Then, what election in 2012? “It’s too dangerous.”
See who they endorse in 2012.
And here is 0bama making that top level decision....
Accompanied by senior advisers (those old balding white geezers)
Tails.........Lobster....(no pun intended)
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