Thursday, August 19, 2010

Critics say Obama's message becoming 'incoherent'

Washington (CNN) -- President Obama's comments on a plan to build an Islamic
center in the shadow of ground zero are not only giving opponents an opportunity
to attack him but also reveal a messaging problem from the White House, a
communications expert said.

"The danger here is an incoherent presidency," said David Morey, vice chairman of the Core Strategy Group, who provided communications advice to Obama's 2008 campaign. "Simpler is better, and rising above these issues and leading by controlling the dialogue is what the presidency is all about. So I think that's the job they have to do more effectively as they have in the past [in the campaign]."

9/11 Families: Pelosi Has Lost Her Mind

“There is no question that there is a concerted effort to make this a
political issue by some and I join those who have called for looking into how is
this opposition to the mosque being funded,” Pelosi said.

“I think it’s outrageous. She’s investigating 9/11 families whose
sons were murdered on 9/11 rather than look at foreign entities that sponsor
terrorism? I think she has her priorities mixed up and she’s lost her
said Jim Riches, a former firefighter who lost his son in the
World Trade Center attacks.

Sarah Palin, genius?

I always love it when I can post something good about Sarah Palin. It drives the left crazy.

The Left will never admit it, but Sarah Palin has genuine literary
gifts. As poets and advertising copywriters know, finding exactly the right word
that will encapsulate a concept and stick in the mind requires a certain genius.
Yet Sarah, the author of the phrase "death panels", consistently comes up with original phrasing that memorably pinpoints ideas.

The latest example comes from her Twitter post yesterday:

Who hijacked term:"feminist"? A cackle of rads who want 2 crucify
other women w/whom they disagree on a singular issue; it's ironic (& passé)

"A cackle of rads" is sheer genius.

Obama's Point of No Return

Is there a point where a presidency becomes the butt end of jokes and will never come back? J.R. Dunn thinks so.

There comes a moment in a failing presidency where the incumbent,
through some single gesture, action, or statement, crosses a certain line from
beyond which there is no return. Through his own will and behavior he so
underlines his failings, so frames his negative image, that no further action
can ever erase it. Fate, accident, and circumstance have nothing to do with it.
It is the president himself who puts the period at the end of his own sentence

With Obama, we have an abundance of riches: the multiple vacations, the
legal harassment of the state of Arizona on behalf of illegals, the clownish
response to the Gulf oil blowout. But when historians come to select the moment
when Obama went over the edge of the world, I think they'll find the great Iftar
mosque speech of August 13, 2010 hard to beat.

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