Monday, November 30, 2009

Why Should Obama Worry? Because the American People Are Getting to Know Him.

"7 Stories Obama Doesn't Want Told" is a John F. Harris report which first appeared on Politico. But it's a rather grim warning for President Obama, once considered invincible by the media, when that report turns up as one of Yahoo's headline stories of the day.

Actually, the reporter tries to defend Obama a bit, suggesting that these stories are being "fanned by Republicans" or journalists, as if these Obama mistakes aren't very important in their own right. Of course, what's really going on is that the American people are getting wise because the alternative media has exposed the myths, the lies and the innumerable gaffes created by the administration and their helpers. And the exposure from the alternative media then forces the mainstream press to finally do some honest reporting of its own.

That and the fact that so many of Obama's ideas and decisions are really so bad that some of his previous pals are getting freaked. Thus you have stuff like Harris' "7 Stories Obama Doesn't Want Told" headlined on Yahoo. The article is a cleverly-written one that I think you'll want to read in its entirety. But I'll tease you a bit by listing the seven storylines that Harris says Obama needs to worry about:

1) He thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money;

2) Too much Leonard Nimoy;

3) That’s the Chicago Way;

4) He’s a pushover;

5) He sees America as another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe;

6) President Pelosi;

7) He’s in love with the man in the mirror.

As I said, Harris gives Obama cover on most of these stories but he can't escape the reality that these storylines have already been read over and again by the American public. And it shows in the President's poor performance in the public opinion polls. But that such an article is written by Harris (not by Oliver North or Rush Limbaugh) and appears on Yahoo News Headlines (not the Washington Times or National Review) is truly significant. And like Harris says, Obama really should be worried.