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January 19, 2012

Babbling, Weak Man Blames Press For His Image As Being Cold and Aloof

Cold and aloof you could skate on. How about weak, feckless, and incompetent?

Our petulant, depressive, egotistical president (that's racist, that relies on old tropes of the "uppity negro") thinks that the press which fellates him daily is using too much teeth.

President Obama blames the press for creating the image that he's aloof and disconnected from the rest of Washington, insisting in a new interview that he's just more interested in spending time with his family than in exchanging pleasantries with strangers. "My suspicion is that this whole critique has to do with the fact that I dont go to a lot of Washington parties and, as a consequence, the Washington press corps maybe just doesnt feel like Im in the mix enough with them, and they figure, well, if Im not spending time with them, I must be cold and aloof," Obama said in an interview with Time Magazine released Thursday.

Barack Obama to the MFM

I'm not mad at you. I'm just... disappointed.

Here's a reason for Obama's "aloofness:" When you are an unmitigated failure, you cannot discuss the real world, and must increasingly withdraw into a world of theory and projection only, because the facts of the real world are hostile to you.

Thus Obama cannot really engage with the world as we perceive it his speeches. He is required to feed the public an IV drip of abstractions piled upon theoretical constructs heaped upon hypothetical assertions.

His words seem removed from reality because they must be.

People sense this. He's never talking about the real world. He can't. The facts are against him so he can only speak airily of doctrine, dogma, and ipse dixit.

Reporters have a real problem wrapping their heads around this. Because they work with words themselves, and are egotistical as hell, they believe, incorrectly, that words are the most important thing.

No, tangible reality, facts that can be kicked along the beach, are the most important thing, and that reality then sharply delimits what words you can employ when speaking.

Words Obama can't use: Success, growth, prosperity, plunging unemployment, factory openings, fury of new-home starts, expanding investment,growing middle class, increasing wages, security.

Why did Reagan, and then Bill Clinton, connect with people? It wasn't all about charm. It was also the content of their communications. Reagan could speak of it being Morning in America Again, because it was. Clinton could speak of 4% unemployment, because he had that (briefly).

They could talk about how great people had it.

Obama? He can only tell you that in four years time, his doctrine says things should be getting better.

The future is an abstraction, doctrine is an abstraction, a projection is an abstraction.

Grow up, media. Shoveling words around isn't that goddamned hard or noble. Check your assumptions that words are all.

Just because that's the only thing in your skill-set doesn't mean that's the only thing that counts.

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posted by Ace at 04:38 PM

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