'Obama is still suffering from the Speech Illusion, the idea that he can come down from the mountain, read from a Teleprompter, cast a magic spell with his words and climb back up the mountain, while we scurry around and do what he proclaimed. The days of spinning illusions in a Greek temple in a football stadium are done. The One is dancing on the edge of one term. The White House team is flailing, reacting, regrouping, retrenching. It's repugnant. After pushing and shoving and caving to get on TV, the president's advisers immediately began warning that the long-yearned-for jobs speech wasn't going to be that awe-inspiring. "The issue isn't the size or the newness of the ideas," one said. "It's less the substance than how he says it, whether he seizes the moment." The arc of justice is stuck at the top of a mountain. Maybe Obama was not even the person he was waiting for.'
Wow thats a stinging rebuke from NYT Maureen Dowd! She captures precisely the significance of the hapless president's useless speech tomorrow. I think Obama should just call it off and pretend to be sick or something... it's better than embarrassing himself.
Dowd has really turned on Obama, and she was one of his biggest fans. She certainly didn't like Hillary in the nomination process! Wonder if she's re-thinking her choice?
How can you not turn on him? He's been a complete failure!
Even Jon Stewart is turning on the POTUS. His ventriloquist skit last night said it all if anyone saw it. LMAO
Errrrm, doesn't she write for the New York Times?
Are you saying you LIKE the NYT's now?
Talk about turning!!!!
Jon Stewart is hilarious! I didn't see the skit to which you're referring, however.
Even the NBC affiliate in Wisconsin is going to put on the game over the speech. Kinda says it all doesn't it ? Who knows maybe Dowd is starting to see the light.
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