Skip to comments.7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told
Posted on 11/30/2009 4:57:40 AM PST by kingattax
Presidential politics is about storytelling. Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds.
No one understands this better than Barack Obama and his team, who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers than the opposition. The pro-Obama narrative featured an almost mystically talented young idealist who stood for change in a disciplined and thoughtful way. This easily outpowered the anti-Obama narrative, featuring an opportunistic Chicago pol with dubious relationships who was more liberal than he was letting on.
A year into his presidency, however, Obamas gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering. As Washington returns to work from the Thanksgiving holiday, there are several anti-Obama storylines gaining momentum.
The Obama White House argues that all of these storylines are inaccurate or unfair. In some cases these anti-Obama narratives are fanned by Republicans, in some cases by reporters and commentators.
But they all are serious threats to Obama, if they gain enough currency to become the dominant frame through which people interpret the presidents actions and motives.
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Whoa! That picture is very telling. Look at that smile on BtheF’s face. But ugh coulda done without seeing that guy in the brown shorts, and thank God the other black guy is partially blocked by BtheF.
Do you happen to know when and where this picture was taken? Just curious....
Someone sent it to me in an email. I’m sure it’s photoshopped.
What’s he holding in his hand ?