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  •  Barack's thinking was that folksy, homey, and (1+ / 0-)
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    warm would round out the "rough edges", but it actually made everything worse. It was like pickles and ice cream.

    You always select clinical professor for that sort of thing. Law professor giving brainy expert testimony on the witness stand. That way it comes off like pickles, cold, from a dense crystal dish.

    Still pickles, but it's a big improvement.

    Every day, I get up and pray to Jah . . take the skinheads bowling . . take them bowling . .

    by thenekkidtruth on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 05:43:41 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah. Even when B.O. was running (2+ / 0-)
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      against HRC for the presidential nomination back in 2008, I saw that the man had a problem.  He can't channel his inner redneck, because he doesn't have one the way each of the Clintons does.  When he tries, it comes out sounding completely phony.

      Unfortunately, he's carried the Imperial Presidency even farther (in the wrong direction, largely, as deporter-in-chief plus judge-jury-executioner-by-drone-strike) than GWB.

      •  I'll check you your thought on communication style (0+ / 0-)

        and raise you a bit by broadening your concept some.

        Barack does various communications personae, and he does them very, very well. Law professor, Your friendly uncle Barack (I call it), outraged logical adult, Sunday morning minister (very occasionally), snide college kid (between two ferns), devastating roaster (best thing that came along to the roasting circuit in 50 years).

        But however ingenious the arsenal, he sometimes - again, very occasionally - chooses the wrong weapon for the job. And it's jarring and unnerving - like shooting a seagull with a speargun, or a whale with a sidearm. Hard to watch unfortunate choices.

        We "Tortured Some Folks" is one of those choices.

        Every day, I get up and pray to Jah . . take the skinheads bowling . . take them bowling . .

        by thenekkidtruth on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 06:29:11 AM PDT

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