Poser of the United States: The photo-op presidency

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  1. Stephanie

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

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    Poser of the United States: The photo-op presidency
    by Michelle Malkin
    Creators Syndicate
    Copyright 2012

    The official Obama 2012 campaign slogan is “Forward.” The operational motto of the Obama administration is “Cheese.” As in “say cheese.” From hollow Greek columns to strategically released Situation Room candids, the Paparazzi President has put self-serving optics above all else.

    What did we get after four long years of expertly staged Kabuki-theater-meets-Potemkin-village productions? Sixteen trillion dollars in debt, a pile of dead bodies, troops at increased risk and a gallery of tax-subsidized Kodachrome pictures creating the grand illusion of leadership.

    On Monday night, as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, Team Obama’s image consultants released a photo showing POTUS purportedly in charge. The White House sent the picture out to 3.2 million Twitter followers with the message: “Photo: President Obama receives an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane #Sandy in the Situation Room.”

    On Tuesday morning, the White House sent out another Situation Room photo with Obama — pen in hand, gilded coffee cup to the side, leaning intently toward a videoconference monitor — getting a Sandy update.

    A White House caption informs us that Obama was flanked by “John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; David Agnew, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs; Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; and Chief of Staff Jack Lew.”

    In his halcyon days, the images would have prompted an avalanche of social media swooning. But with a tornado of unanswered questions and swirling lies in Washington surrounding the president’s dereliction of duty during the 9/11/12 terrorist attack on our diplomatic staff and security personnel in Libya, informed Twitter users wanted to know only one thing:

    What about Benghazi?

    all of it with pictures
    Michelle Malkin
  2. RDD_1210

    RDD_1210 Forms his own opinions

    May 13, 2010
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    What would the typical Stephanie response be in a situation like this...? Let me think.

    Oh that's right. Discredit the source.

    Michelle Malkin???? LOL!


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