Skip to comments.Obama's Optics, Theater: Stage Left
Posted on 09/08/2014 6:50:58 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Good Morning: Ive got the Chucky Cheese interview; abridged and annotated. Youre welcome.
President Obama in an interview broadcast Sunday said he should have anticipated the optics of golfing after a statement condemning the execution of American journalist James Foley.
Someone else who never quite understood the importance of optics: Chuckys MTP predecessor
Yes he was upset with himself, hes usually so good with the optics.
It is always a challenge when youre supposed to be
Presidenton vacation, Obama said on NBCs Meet the Press.
I KNOW! Between the fundraising, the concerts, the golf, the parties, the date nights, the golf, the sleepovers, and the flyovers, its hard to know where the work ends and the vacation begins.
The Mrs. though, she doesnt have that problem
"There's no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the pain that they were going through,
See? See? I know how to do optics!
after the statement that I made, that you know, I should've anticipated the optics" he added. "You know, that's part of the job.
Got it; its hard anticipating optics when youre on vacation, unlike when youre working and constantly thinking of the optics. Come to think of it, in Barrys case, its not just part of the job, it IS the job.
Obama also said theater is part of the presidency.
Again, no; not part of the presidency; its the whole Megillah.
"It's not something that always comes naturally to me.
But it matters. And I'm mindful of that," Obama said.
Well, thats good. And being mindful, now, of the importance of the theatre of the absurd, he told Chuck hes going to take another crack at defining his position on ISIS on Wednesday:
President Obama said he plans to address the nation on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Wednesday, vowing to "hunt down" the terrorists who beheaded Foley.
And no golf this time! As he told Chuck:
What I'm going to be asking the American people to understand is, number one, this is a serious threat,
So, congrats going out to the ISIS team: youve officially been kicked up from JV to Varsity!
Number two, we have the capacity to deal with it.
What he means is that hell make it a manageable threat. That way Big Guy wont be responsible for putting any boots on the ground, like that old war-monger cowboy before him who knew nothing about presidential optics or theater. Hayseed.
BO, in case youve forgotten, won a Nobel Peace Prize. So there will be no war; only manageable problems addressed by kinetic military action. Because his handlers promised that he could end Bushs wars, butt it was understood that he wouldnt be allowed to start any. On purpose any way.
It was my understanding there would be no wars.
Unfortunately, ISIS didnt get the memo.
Stay tuned, optics and theater to follow.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
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