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Obama’s Faithful Claim “The Great Communicator” Is Faltering Because He Just Doesn’t Believe His Own Lies
Posted By Rhonda Robinson On December 9, 2009 @ 7:26 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments
The title Ronald Reagan held as â€œThe Great Communicatorâ€ was an honor he earned. Reagan was firm in his political beliefs and conveyed them with style, conviction and simplicity. He could speak above the daily political ramblings and address the heart of the country. Whether you loved him or hated him, you knew where he stood.
â€œItâ€™s a strange paradox for a great wordsmith, but whenever Obama makes an important policy speech these days he leaves everyone totally confused.â€
The reason, Brown later concludes is that itâ€™s not his fault that he has to lie. Even he doesnâ€™t believe what he says.
â€œHis [Obamaâ€™s] first health-care press conference back in July triggered a season of raucous political Rorschach and left his hopeful followers utterly baffled about what they were being asked to support. Now White House envoys are being dispatched all over the globe to explain what the president really meant about the date when troops will or wonâ€™t be pulled out of Afghanistan.â€
Brown continues her list of disappointments, then staying true to the progressive play book by ignoring the truth:
â€œI have come to the conclusion that the real reason this gifted communicator has become so bad at communicating is that he doesnâ€™t really believe a word that he is saying. He couldnâ€™t convey that health-care reform would be somehow cost-free because he knows it wonâ€™t be. And he canâ€™t adequately convey either the imperatives or the military strategy of the war in Afghanistan because he doesnâ€™t really believe in it either.â€
Translation: Heâ€™s not communicating well, but gosh, itâ€™s not his fault, he just doesnâ€™t believe his own lies.
Brown justifies Obamaâ€™s hypocrisy:
â€œHe feels colonized by mistakes of the past. He feels trapped by the hand that has been dealt him.â€
Translation: He is the victim here. We canâ€™t blame him or hold him accountable heâ€™s trapped by his predecessorâ€™s mistakes.
Actually, he canâ€™t effectively communicate now, simply because he is using the same tactic of double-speak and ambiguities that he has used in his campaign. He gained the presidency by concealing his radical agenda and using his speeches to create a â€œblank screenâ€ for his followers to project their â€œhopesâ€ upon.
Brown alluded to the blank screen theory briefly at the onset of her article, but quickly moved on.
During the campaign The New York Times noted:
â€œOn the death penalty, Mr. Obama wrote in his memoir, â€œThe Audacity of Hope,â€ (Crown, 2007), that the penalty â€œdoes little to deter crime.â€
“â€¦During his 2004 Senate campaign, he publicly supported the death penalty, even as he called the justice system flawed and urged a moratorium on executions.â€
â€œâ€¦â€˜I serve as a blank screen,â€ he wrote in â€œThe Audacity of Hope,â€ â€œon which people of vastly different political stripes project their own viewsâ€™.â€
A blank screen is not an effective or decisive mode of communication for a world leader.
The title of great communicator, like the Nobel Peace Prize, is just another honor this president hasnâ€™t earned and doesnâ€™t deserve.
Heâ€™s still just a blank screen.
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