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Media Shrinks Expectations for Obama (people rewarded for doing good works, turned away) ^ | September 6, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 09/06/2012 1:52:58 PM PDT by NYer


RUSH: So why, all of a sudden, are media lowering expectations? Well, I thought last night it ended! You listen to some in the media and this election's over because of Clinton's speech last night. Yet The Politico (I just told you about the story) say he hasn't given a good speech, Obama hasn't, in four years -- and in his life he's given two. That's what they say: Two good speeches. And New York Times says he's bloodless on the campaign trail. There's a simple reason why this is happening.

It was months ago that I first advanced the theory, and it's quite simply this: If they think -- en masse, collectively on the left, the Democrat Party. If they think Obama's gonna lose, then it's time to throw him overboard and not liberalism. Obama will be the reason they lose. Not liberalism. Not policy. Not ideology. The media is getting bored. There is no excitement commensurate with what happened in 2008 in Denver. Moving this convention indoors? This is a huge deal, folks. This is a huge deal.

All of these lofty, gigantic, great expectations brought down to a shattering reality. The guy can't fill the stadium anymore. So, "We can't blame liberalism for that and be we can't blame his policies. We can't let that stand!" So it's gotta be his fault. And that's what they'll do if this continues. If they start becoming seriously concerned that he's in big, big trouble, then you're gonna see more of this: "Obama's bloodless. Not a great communicator anymore. Doesn't give good speeches."

Now, one week ago, in Tampa, before Mitt Romney got out there and made his speech, we had all of these testimonials from people who he had helped. People that nobody knew about. All the charitable acts, just the good-neighbor acts that Mitt Romney had done for people. You had the parents of the 14-year-old with cancer, any number of examples. I'm just wondering: Are we gonna have any of that tonight with Obama? Are we gonna get to see people come out and tell us about all the good deeds Obama has done for them?

I don't think so.

In fact, James Rosen, Fox News. (shuffling paper) I have his story right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. Headline: "Obama Campaign: 'Tonight is Not About Magic.'" (Gasp!) They're already lowering expectations on Obama's speech. James Rosen writes, "President Obama will trade the 'magic' of his 2008 campaign rhetoric for a 'pragmatic' pitch for how he plans to restore economic security to America in his nomination address Thursday night, campaign officials said.

"'Tonight is not about magic. It's about being pragmatic. It's about the future,' an Obama official told Fox News, hours before the president was to deliver his speech..." That's what they're telling everybody in the media. It's not about magic. It's not about the magic. It's about pragmatism. Another broken promise. UK Daily Mail, headline: "Heartbreak After Teenaged Obama Volunteers Rewarded with Golden Ticket to His Speech are Now UNINVITED Due to Space."

This is an aspect of this that you're not going to see covered by local or national American media. They had a lot of people that were rewarded for doing good works for Obama. They were given a golden ticket to the speech. Now there's not room. Do you know there are 15,000 media, 5,000 delegates, and they have an arena with a capacity of 14,000? There isn't room for all of these invited guests. I doubt very seriously that the American media will find all these people who were promised seats to watch Obama's speech and are now being told they can't go.

That would ruin things.

Can you imagine the US media interviewing people who are sad, disappointed, or angry that they can't get in after they were invited? They're waving their golden ticket, and then told they can't go. So, once again: All of these lofty, bigger-than-life expectations have been shrunken down to a hard, cold reality. They don't have the people to put in the stadium.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; media

1 posted on 09/06/2012 1:53:02 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

It would be great “poetic justice”, if tonight is a beautiful summer evening in Charlotte. The official reason for moving the speech was fear of thunderstorms. We’ll see.

Of course, four years ago, they had the stadium speech in Denver. They have the threat of summer rain in Denver too, but that possibility didn’t stop them four years ago.

2 posted on 09/06/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

And the weather forecast is clear clear clear....BWAHAHAHAHAHA

3 posted on 09/06/2012 2:01:06 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: NYer
The DNC shot their wad with Bill Clinton last night, it's all the MSM can talk about.

(We learned Slick could even seduce Martians.)

Their is no way Barry can match the Clinton performance from last night.

I can see the headlines now, Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton when it comes to connecting with moderate & undecided voters.

4 posted on 09/06/2012 2:03:18 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I would be wary of ‘golden’ tickets handed out by the obama campaign. For real.

5 posted on 09/06/2012 2:07:41 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Clear skies and 0% chance for rain according to the weather.

6 posted on 09/06/2012 2:08:55 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: TexasCajun; Dilbert San Diego
Their is no way Barry can match the Clinton performance from last night.

Rush cited a source today, who claims Obama delivers better speeches outdoors. In fact, his source was very worried about tonight's 'indoor' speech.

7 posted on 09/06/2012 2:26:24 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

That’s idiocy. (Not you, the cited source.)

You can either give great speeches or not. A good orator (and we’re constantly told Obama is the best orator in the history of the world) will give a great speech indoors or outdoors, to a huge audience or a small gathering.

I’ve never understood the “great orator” title when he’s simply reading what someone else wrote. I thought reading a script in a compelling manner was called “great acting”.

8 posted on 09/06/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("I'm all for helping the helpless, but I don't give a rat's a** about the clueless." - Dennis Miller)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

6:00 PM and blue sky and puffy clouds.

9 posted on 09/06/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT by captnorb
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To: captnorb

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

10 posted on 09/06/2012 3:07:05 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: MestaMachine
I would be wary of ‘golden’ tickets handed out by the obama campaign. For real.

Sort of like being offered "yellow snow".

11 posted on 09/06/2012 3:46:29 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

You got it!

12 posted on 09/06/2012 3:59:38 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: KansasGirl
Maybe a meteorite will come instead of the rain a giant one
just like in a Sci-Fi movie.
13 posted on 09/06/2012 4:20:47 PM PDT by funfan
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