For our 5th big read in the past 3 weeks Big Guy hired a new speech writer, and insisted he write a speech that took a more balanced approach - in order to get our message out to our base, which seems to be shrinking.
So, our new, balanced approach included “we” 52 times and “I” only 18 times! Let the record reflect that’s way down from just last Friday’s presser where Big Guy used “I” 82 times. So I think you can see right away his willingness to “compromise” (used 6 times) in his “balanced” approach (used 7 times, 3 times in just one paragraph!).
Aside from that change up however, it was the same “eat your peas” speech he gave the last 4 times out. Except his handlers worked him over all afternoon, trying to get what some Fox News channel correspondents called “peevishness” out of his voice and mannerisms. By and large I’d say they were successful. Butt in order to keep it in check, Big Guy had to clench his jaw and stare straight ahead.
Actually, it was a bit scary, butt still, a big improvement over last Friday’s peeve-fest, where we had an equally hard time bustin’ a smile…
The big difference is that this time he managed to at least look civil, something we couldn’t pull off in either tone or demeanor last Friday.
So the campaign handlers at least managed to make little candidate Obama look civil for the little screen last night.
Still, it’s a far cry from candidate Obama, 2008 style.
I don’t know. I just don’t see how any of this is a good sign.
Maybe Big Guy should start paying attention to some of those words that he and TOTUS read to the nation:
“…we have tried to live by the words that Jefferson once wrote: “Every man cannot have his way in all things -- without this mutual disposition, we are disjointed individuals, but not a society.”
“History is scattered with the stories of those who held fast to rigid ideologies and refused to listen to those who disagreed. But those are not the Americans we remember. We remember the Americans who put country above self, and set personal grievances aside for the greater good. We remember the Americans who held this country together during its most difficult hours; who put aside pride and party to form a more perfect union.”
So how about a “balanced approach” that includes the basic principles of free market capitalism and the Constitution on which we stand? That would give us some HOPE for CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN again. How about a little bit less class warfare, Bush blaming, whining and PR and a little bit more Reaganomics. Especially since Ronnie is apparently Big Guy’s newest and bestest R-word friend. And although Big Guy didn’t know Ronald Reagan, I did, and trust me, he is no Ronald Reagan. So I guess I’m expecting too much.
As I’ve said from the start, Big Guy’s always been more like his fellow US President and proud Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jimmah:
You’ll next be hearing from me somewhere in the Rockies, where Lady M will be collecting alms and homages from the idle rich for our historic re-election campaign. While it’s still voluntary.
Post Script: Although nothing is OT on my little blog, this is a wee bit OT. Butt, I feel it is my duty to nip this rumor in the bud PDQ, before it becomes an official interweb meme. Partly, because I may have inadvertently started it with my Chuck Norris piece last weekend.
Our own MOD, Gerard @ American Digest is investigating an unfortunate set of images that appear to link Big Guy, Lady M, and Chuck Norris with a recent Italian incident. For my part, I have no official knowledge of any such connection, and if there ever were any evidence on my hard drive providing such a connection, it was unexpectedly lost due to a brief power outage this morning. Butt you take a look and tell me what you think.
Clearly, there is a ‘shopper at work here. Amateur sleuths like me, will recognize immediately the modifications made to the third photo in the evidence chain. Take a look at this comparison to the original from my hard drive and see if you don’t agree:
I report, you decide.