Another Obama publicity stunt, this one a speech before congress, will oppress the nation tonight.
Conventional analysis by Big Media outlets goes like this:
Obama has a lot to do in one speech – convince Americans with insurance it’s a good deal for them, and convince Americans without it that he’s got a plan to cover them — all without busting the budget. The danger for the White House will be muddling its own message.
Big Media outlets will insist that the things to watch out for are: “Can he keep it simple? Who is his bad guy? Where’s that old campaign magic? Does he win the spin? Public option or no public option? What’s the bite of the night? Can he get Republicans to cheer?”
The above questions are rubbish. They are merely the fodder for discussions of what Big Media will want to highlight. The words uttered at tonight’s publicity stunt will mostly be rubbish too.
So what is a sensible person supposed to watch for at tonight’s insensible publicity stunt?
One of the first things to watch for will be Michelle Obama. Will the White House wranglers be able to get her to wear a sensible dress, or costume, most Americans with common sense would wear? Will Michelle Obama again show up in a gin-soaked cocktail dress or one of her silly “I wanna-be a fashion icon” messes? Will Michelle Obama show up in a sober outfit with sleeves that have not been yanked off?
If Michelle Obama shows up in a sober outfit, sleeves still in place, it means that the White House is focusing on bamboozlement of ordinary Americans not the Hopium addled. A sober outfit will demonstrate that the White House understands the level of trouble they are in – bad enough to force Michelle to wear something sensible that will not frighten the visually unimpaired.
A crazy quilt cocktail dress without sleeves will tell us the target audience is still the Hopium addled.
A sober outfit but without sleeves will clue us in that the Obama’s are still playing both sides of the fence.
Michelle Obama’s frock will clue us in as to what audience Barack Obama has been told to target. If real Americans are the target audience, you’ll have to change the channel for a few minutes to see what the target audience is watching.
The Fox entertainment channel (unlike ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS) will not broadcast the Obama publicity stunt. The Fox News Channel will broadcast the publicity stunt. Fox entertainment channel will instead broadcast the season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance (8:00 p.m.) and a new episode of the show Glee (9:00 p.m.).
The more viewers So You Think You Can Dance and Glee get, the more evidence there will be of Obama having lost the country. The last time Obama went up against So You Think You Can Dance, Obama lost.
Another item to watch for in the substance-free publicity stunt will be the Jack-in-the-box factor. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi will sit behind Obama. Who will jump up to applaud the most? Who will jump up first to applaud the most? Will it be Joe or Nancy? What will they applaud? Has Nancy given up on the public option – we’ll get a good idea by when and how high she jumps.
Also look at outfits worn by Nancy, Joe, and Barack. Are these sober outfits (the usual Biden fare) or will Barack wear a “fashion foward, “see, I actually am hip and cool still” tie round his neck? We suspect Obama will wear a dull tie/outfit to appear as “bitter and clingy” as the middle America of his mind.
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The above is pretty much all there is to watch from the Obama publicity stunt itself. It will be mostly clothes and reactions and that is it. Nothing else will matter. Above all, do not pay attention to Obama words – those are irrelevant.
Obama’s words tonight will once again be the old Chicago Razzle Dazzle ’em but before a much more experienced and therefore skeptical audience.
The clothes and reactions will likely be conventional because the latest poll out today holds additional proof that Obama is the Third Bush Term. Obama dead-enders continue to support him but most Americans are on their way to loathing Obama.
Public disapproval of President Barack Obama’s handling of health care has jumped to 52 percent, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released hours before he makes his case for overhaul in a prime-time address to Congress.
With his health revamp moving slowly and unemployment edging ever higher, Obama’s overall approval rating has also suffered a blow. The survey showed that 49 percent now disapprove of how he is handling his job as president, up from 42 percent who disapproved in July.
The grade people give Obama on health care also has worsened since July, when just 43 percent disapproved of his work on the issue.
But surely we cannot be right that the only thing to really watch tonight is Michelle’s frock, Barack’s tie, Nancy’s pep, Joe’s dullness, and the quality of a reality show and a situation comedy? Well, there is another big item, to watch: Big Media reaction to how the stooge performed.
That is all that will matter tonight – Big Media reaction to how the stooge performed, however bad that performance is.
The sensible and the intelligent know that health care reform died in Denver in August 2008.