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The secrets of Obama's rhetoric
NY Post ^ | September 12, 2009 | Rich Lowry

Posted on 09/12/2009 6:11:41 AM PDT by Scanian

Everyone marvels at President Obama's rhetorical prowess. But don't be overly bedazzled. With these 13 easy steps, you, too, can give a Barack Obama speech.

1) Create a false center. In his speech Wednesday night, Obama positioned himself between the left calling for a single-payer system and the right agitating to end employer-based health insurance. Presto -- he's the very definition of a centrist. Anyone advocating almost any position can benefit from the same insta-centrism.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lies; obamacare; sneakiness; weaselwords

1 posted on 09/12/2009 6:11:41 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
The secrets of Obama's rhetoric

That he is able to relentlessly, and convincingly, lie without a shred of intellectual honesty or shame.

I never thought I would find a politician who more disgusted me then Bill Clinton until this guy came along. The shamelessly brazen way this guy lies should be stench in the nostrils of all Americans.

It not a "difference of opinion" a "matter of point of view" this is an issue of simple facts. The facts are the President of the USA is out and out LYING daily to the American people and no one, other then Joe Wilson, seems willing to stand up and say "You are lying".

2 posted on 09/12/2009 6:19:06 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: Scanian

14) Make sure the media never ask any challenging questions after the speech.


3 posted on 09/12/2009 6:20:15 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Scanian

Secret is: Baseless self-confidence combined with a bogus tone of command ...


4 posted on 09/12/2009 6:22:21 AM PDT by Wontsubmit
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To: Scanian

Thanks for posting this. It is right on. Everyone should read this because it cuts right to the basis of how 0bama sucks people in. Americans must become discerning or we will die as a nation.


5 posted on 09/12/2009 6:31:03 AM PDT by TrueFact (perimeter alert)
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To: Scanian
re: Everyone marvels at President Obama’s rhetorical prowess

Well, not EVERYONE! I certainly don't. He has one delivery and that's it. And if it's not read from his teleprompter he totally ineffectual and quite unimpressive.

He is an empty suit with nothing to back up his words.

I can't reach the mute button fast enough when I hear his voice on the radio or TV.

6 posted on 09/12/2009 6:32:01 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: Scanian

The asshole stutters, needs a tele-prompter to tell him what to say, is spoon fed by Soros operatives. Talks in a monotone, and spouts nothing but generalities. That’s exactly what we need! Idiots like Lowry continuing to build this guy up!? Tear him down! At least Rush used to play his stutters and pauses over and over. Great speaker my lily white ass!


7 posted on 09/12/2009 6:32:16 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Scanian
Everyone marvels at President Obama's rhetorical prowess.

No. This is another lie relentlessly perpetrated by his willing butt-buddies in the media.

8 posted on 09/12/2009 6:35:31 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (ObamaCare is socialism. It will do nothing but increase premature, unnecessary death.)
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To: MNJohnnie

I think it’s a combination of believing his audience is stupid and gullible and thinking that his power is absolute so it doesn’t matter what anybody thinks.

“We won,” after all.


9 posted on 09/12/2009 6:36:30 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Everyone marvels at President Obama's rhetorical prowess.

Who are they kidding?

Hussein's speeches are boring.

10 posted on 09/12/2009 6:37:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Scanian
Everyone marvels at President Obama's rhetorical prowess.

Back in early February 2008, when we all knew HRC would be the Democratic presidential nominee, I was wandering through the living room on my way to the kitchen. In transit, I heard a news segment, from what channel (FOX, CNN, or MSNBC) I do not recall. Some male politician was droning on, and usually I can tune out their blather like any other vaguely unpleasant background news. But this one was so annoyingly obtrusive I actually asked DBF, "Who IS that idiot maundering on?!?!" It was BHO of course - That was the very first time I became aware of his existence, and I have NEVER been able to understand why anyone thinks that creature is a good speaker or a skilled linguist.I felt vindicated when all the teleprompter jokes started.

11 posted on 09/12/2009 6:38:28 AM PDT by kaylar
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To: TrueFact

Glad you liked the post.


12 posted on 09/12/2009 6:38:31 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Doc Savage

He also uptalks. There is no sincerity or conviction in what he says.

Reagan was a great communicator. This guy is a puppet on a string being controlled by Soros and the rest of the far left Marxists.


13 posted on 09/12/2009 6:40:02 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: Scanian
I have never thought he had a good delivery or was a world class orator...but then again I actually listen to what he says.

Biden was right, he's a clean, black candidate and for some reason that sells in our current culture,

14 posted on 09/12/2009 6:41:30 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: jwparkerjr

Enough do “marvel” at him, apparently, that the daily Rasmussen’s look better for him since the speech than they have in 2 months.

A whole summer of hard work by the Right seems to be unravelling die to Hussein’s lies.

I hope the tea parties today have an off-setting effect.


15 posted on 09/12/2009 6:42:31 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: BenLurkin; Doc Savage; MichiganConservative

I’d love to be positive this morning but take a look at today’s Rasmussen poll.

Not good news for our side.

People DO believe him, for some reason that conservatives can’t appreciate at all.

I can only hope that the 9-12 tea parties today can pump some new energy into the “Right” side!


16 posted on 09/12/2009 6:46:40 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: kaylar

Just curious, are you from the South? And are you part of a fundamental or evangelical church?

I find that Southerners and Midwesterners who are used to gospel preaching have your reaction to Obama. We know good preaching and find Zippy’s speaking style an utter bore.


17 posted on 09/12/2009 6:49:16 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Great Post


18 posted on 09/12/2009 6:55:04 AM PDT by orlop9
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To: Scanian
Let's not forget the finger-pointing


19 posted on 09/12/2009 6:55:50 AM PDT by P.O.E. (What's up with THAT?)
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To: Scanian
I was born in Louisiana, and I grew up there, in Arkansas , and Missouri, with (brief) stays in North Dakota and upstate New York (Elmira/Rome area).( My dad was in the Air Force, so we moved quite a bit.) We ended up in Missouri, where I've stayed except for one year (1995-1996) in Nebraska. That stay convinced me that MO is a border state-not quite southern, but not really mid western-as Nebraska is pure mid west, and there were differences in attitude , behavior, speech, etc between the two states. So yeah...Maybe that explains why the coasters are nuts for him-to them, he sounds much fresher and more exciting than he ever could to those of us in rural/small town areas in the nation's middle.
20 posted on 09/12/2009 7:02:58 AM PDT by kaylar
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To: Scanian

But only the pathologically narcissistic can continually carry it over with aplomb. Amazing how so many unbalanced can walk among us unnoticed.


21 posted on 09/12/2009 7:13:42 AM PDT by Kandy
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To: MNJohnnie

The secrets of obamas rhetoric......
He’s nothing but a con artist using the old ‘Have I got a deal for you’bait and switch’game.All he needs to complete the picture is a megaphone,a tent and three shells.


22 posted on 09/12/2009 7:13:53 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: Scanian

Obama is no mesmerizing speaker ...he should have payed more attention to Farrakan who is mesmerizing in his delivery. Obama is stiff and wooden in his speeches and those constant pong game head moves from teleprompter to teleprompter are pathetic. He is incapable of talking to the audience let alone capturing their attention or hearts.


23 posted on 09/12/2009 7:16:27 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Scanian

He says NOTHING better than anybody!

HE TALKS TOO MUCH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-SP_JzyRFs


24 posted on 09/12/2009 7:22:52 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (.THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES. BE THERE!!)
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To: Scanian
RULES FOR RADICALS:

Keep your chin and nose UP in an exaggerated fashio when delivering a speech. This makes the serfs raise their eyes and THEIR chins when looking at you. Remember the gods and goddesses of ancient history....always on pedestals, alway oversized marble statues, always placed on high ground or atop temples, so that the slaves have to look up. Think of Mussolini on the balcony, Hitler on the high platform at Nuremberg, Obama on the raised dais at the contrived joint congressional session the other night.

RULES FOR RADICALS:

Pepper your speech with plenty of "ums" and "ers". This keeps you from rattling on too fast. Most importantly it gives time for the peasants and serfs to fully assimilate and understand each sentence you deliver. Keep moving your head from side to side as you speak. No one in the audience should feel safe from your cold stare locking in on him or her every few seconds.

RULES FOR RADICALS:

Don't step on your own applause lines like GWB did.

Leni

25 posted on 09/12/2009 7:27:36 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Hey, Dum-Dem..........Are You Better Off Than You Were Nine Months Ago?)
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To: Scanian
Fret not. The MSM reports these things with a total disregard for the truth. They stack a poll to get the desired results then delight in reporting them as news. I have no faith in them or anything they report. Virtually every story they report is done in a self-serving manner. And they are in full speed panic mode right now.
26 posted on 09/12/2009 7:42:28 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: MNJohnnie
I never thought I would find a politician who more disgusted me then Bill Clinton until this guy came along.

Aaah. You have reminded me of Robin's Truism number 12: There is no bottom, only a gradual descent.

27 posted on 09/12/2009 7:47:24 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Scanian; BenLurkin; Doc Savage; MichiganConservative

Fret not. President always gets a boost around 09-11 when people remember we are at war. Also, he got a huge boost from that fraudulently conservative speech he gave the students on Tuesday. The more he talks, the more people are going to realize he was lying for effect Tuesday. He is still negative 5 and I suspect that number will drop over the next 10 days.


28 posted on 09/12/2009 7:55:09 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: Scanian
No he is still -5. Better then -13 but he is still negative. Far better then his positive approval rating in June.
29 posted on 09/12/2009 7:56:06 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: Scanian

His speeches are like those of a black preacher. If that is rhetoric then have at it. Maybe the glorification of his talk means not that he is elevated but that we have sunk!


30 posted on 09/12/2009 8:24:58 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Scanian
This should be sent to Glenn Beck..
Would make for a lovely diversion from abscessing on ACORN...

Or maybe RED EYE.. the Fox show...

31 posted on 09/12/2009 8:50:04 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

A very BORING black preacher!

If that teleprompter reading is the best he’s got, no self-respecting church would have him.


32 posted on 09/12/2009 8:53:02 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

“Everyone marvels at President Obama’s rhetorical prowess.”

I don’t think he’s good. He’s boring and predictable.

You want good? Willam Jennings Bryan, Henry Clay, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Everitt Dirksen, the list is endless.

But not Obama.


33 posted on 09/12/2009 11:34:52 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Scanian
TAKE ACTION NOW - NO MORE SITTING ON THE SIDELINES
The thing we have to do now, without any hesitation, is vote out this current Congress in 2010. Then take back our Nation in 2012. If we do not mobilize ourselves and others now to do this in ways far beyond where most of us have ever engaged in political matters, we will lose this country. And have ourselves to blame.
FRIENDS, WE CAN NO LONGER JUST 'PREACH TO THE CHOIR' -- WE MUST CARRY THIS MESSAGE TO ALL WE KNOW AND ACT NOW. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
34 posted on 09/12/2009 1:07:13 PM PDT by UncleVanya
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