Skip to comments.Visceral Has Its Value (backhanded Palin compliment? Obama slam?)
Posted on 11/22/2009 2:41:35 PM PST by Daisyjane69
Its easy to dismiss Sarah Palin.
Shes back on the trail, with the tumbling hair and tumbling thoughts. The queen of the scenic strip mall known as Wasilla now reigns over thrilled subjects thronging to a politically strategic swath of American strip malls.
The conservative celebrity clearly hasnt boned up on anything, except her own endless odyssey of self-discovery. And she still has that Yoda-like syntax.
And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive and professional and helpful way for John McCain, she told Bill OReilly.
Yet Democrats would be foolish to write off her visceral power.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Is that what DemocRATS are doing?
Does Dowd ever stop to consider how such a piece opens up the window into her own inadequacies and biases? Surely not!
MaDo remains a snide, pathetic little human.
Of course, of the four men there, the only one who drank real beer was the only one who had ever had a real job.
Ouch! I wasn't expecting that Mo pic.
"Obama showed a flair for the theatrical during his campaign, and a talent for narrative in his memoir, but he has yet to translate those skills to governing."
Surely Dowd knows that Obama's talent for narrative in his memoir was almost certainly borrowed from Bill Ayers.
"As with the debates, he seems resistant to the idea that perception, as well as substance, matters.
I think she got her terms reversed. It's substance where Obama lacks any firm standing, unless she is referring to his Marxist ideology which he attempts to hide under a perception of moderation. Obama's success is a pure product of perception. Everyone tells us how brilliant he is as he reads from his teleprompter in constant campaign mode, continually spinning every failure as a success, unless it can be blamed on Bush. In staged oratory he tells us how every Democrat proposal is the will of the people, even when opposed by large majorities. When off the teleprompter, Obama sounds like a dolt.
If we were to strip away the false perceptions of eloquence and brilliance, his approval rating would be around 20%. Obama is about as resistant to the idea that perception matters, as was the Wizard of Oz.
I've heard that before. Where is it from? There's a verse in a similar vein in Shakespeare's Macbeth:
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire, burn; and caldron, bubble.
Oh. Is that how it goes? No wonder I got an F in Lit.
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