His Imperial Ubiquity
Ray G. writes
Not even counting the bin Laden incident, is anyone else as sick and tired as I am with the non-stop, 24/7, “Obama: The Marketing Product”? His voice, his face are everywhere, giving the impression that not a blade of grass grows without his Divine Desire. Every issue, large and small, must be about him. Talk about cult of personality!LA replies:
I watch TV very little, and so I’m not aware of this phenomenon as you are, though I’m sure, from the relatively little I’ve seen and heard, that it’s true. Since I can’t stand watching him at all and avoid doing so (I find his demeanor, facial expressions, and intonations intolerable, not to mention his constant lies which transcend even the lies of Clinton), I can’t imagine what it would be like to be seeing him all the time.
Sage McLaughlin writes:
Ray G. is right about the wearying ubiquity of Obamus Maximus. But I heartily disagree with the sentiment that he is unbeatable by any Republican, and certainly on the grounds that elections are entirely about “the gift of gab and whether or not the media like or hate you.” George Bush had no such gifts and the media despised him, but he won election twice over liberal Democrats because most Americans don’t really like liberal Democrats (which is why they only win elections by denying that that is what they are). [LA replies: However, neither Gore or Kerry had Obama’s (supposed) gift of gab, nor his (supposed) smoothness, nor his sacred aura as the first nonwhite president.] The media’s greatest service to Obama has been its constant covering up for his radicalism, but the story on that is out by now. That doesn’t mean he’s destined for defeat, either, of course.LA replies:
I agree with many of your points about the increasingly negative way many people see Obama.Gregory W. writes:
Do you get irritated with Obama’s over-pronunciation of “Pakistan” and “Taliban”? Phonetically, he says “POCK-e-ston” and “TALL-e-bon”. To me it’s an act of sensitivity to Muslims, as if he does not want to pronounce it like an English-speaking American. The same goes for newscasters and politicians who over-pronounce Hispanic names, yet do not say “MEH-he-co” for Mexico.LA replies:
I listen to him so little that I wasn’t even aware of his pronunciation of Pakistan!Greg W. replies:
Ha. I cringe at the sound of his voice when speaking. It’s so unnatural. When people talk to me about what a great speaker he is, I just laugh.LA replies:
If he just did his fake intonation once in a while, that would be one thing. But he uses it with every sentence. Think of the irritation I spare myself by not listening to him.David B. writes:
Like you, I don’t watch much TV and in particular can’t stand watching Obama. I couldn’t stand Clinton either. Remember how Clinton seemed to be everywhere and sounding off on TV all the time?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 06, 2011 07:50 AM | Send