In the very best postmodern fashion, Obama and his supporters have relied on a narrative about Obama that has been carefully constructed. He’s brilliant, a great writer, a rare thinker, a moderate, a first-class temperament with neatly pressed pants, a uniter, a cool guy who’s unflappable. The first debate last Wednesday threatened to make that narrative seem absurd. You might say that the narrative got mugged by reality, and an awful lot of people were watching while it happened. But the next day there was a new narrative in place — or rather, several narratives:
Comments: It's beginning to look that way. I hope it continues to a landslide defeate of 0bama on November Obama’s “make-believe greatness” perfectly describes that empty suit loser.
Intellectuals in academia developed the narrative of the narrative as a tool to evade the truth and to reduce cognitive dissonance when fantasy and reality do not coincide. The narrative of the narrative allows adherents to believe pretty much anything they want to believe without the bumps, shocks and restraints of reality. The narrative of the narrative holds that terms such as truth, reality, evidence etc. are old-fashioned, arbitrary and even fascist. There is no truth, there is no reality, there are only narratives. This kind of reasoning goes better with a hit of weed or a couple of drinks, but perfectly sober people with high intelligence and advanced degrees are quite capable of asserting it with straight faces.
We should not do such obscuranist, nihilist language the honor of employing it, not even ironically. Instead of "the Obama narrative" it would be far better and more precise to refer to the Obama fraud. There was never anything "narrative" about it. It always was, and remains a complete fraud.
We live in Eastern Iowa and both Mr. Cow and the Calf work in Illinois. All of us here have been aware of the Obummer long before he ran for even Senate. I have watched him lie his way through life for several years amazed that he was getting so far, but then again I listened to people complain about Blago for years then turn around and re-elect him. Believe me, I've been very active in the effort to get Barry and his boys out of the WH. Mrs. Cow
FTA: ""He's brilliant, a great writer, a rare thinker, a moderate, a first-class temperament with neatly pressed pants, a uniter, a cool guy who's unflappable."
The Real Obama Narrative: (1) Undocumented (2) Couldn't pass a basic background security clearance (3) Never held a regular private sector job (4) Zero military experience and (5) Never previously managed anything, to include a Burger King Drive-Thru Window.
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country boy, 10/9/2012 10:46:13 AM (No. 8920178)
As of today, libs hope is that obama grill Romney on specifics to fix these problems. But that won't work in obama's favor either. He's POTUS, and Romney is not applying for a job as consultant to fix obama's problems. Romney is applying for obama's job.
If obama goes on a fishing expedition looking for Romney solutions, will just prove to the entire country that obama has no ideas to fix anything, and has to go.
I am tired of being lied to. That narrative is excatly the opposite to what I have seen of Obama from day 1. I mean this is a joke right? He’s brilliant (not), a great writer(can't write sentence), a rare thinker(so true he never thinks), a moderate(flaming liberal), a first-class temperament(always acts stupidly) with neatly pressed pants(His wife wears the pants), a uniter(racical divider), a cool guy (an AH) who’s unflappable (except when confronted).
The fraudulent characterizations of Barack Obama in the first paragraph of this article sounds reminiscent of things said about Mao Zedong by the Chinese communists during the great Chinese Revolutions of the past century. I wonder if they both like apples?
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