Saturday, November 6, 2010

Obama Tips His Hand

Obama appears to be tipping his hand in this weekend's upcoming 60 Minutes interview.

He's going to fine tune the art of persuasion


“I think that’s a fair argument. I think that, over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that, we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn’t just legislation. That it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone,” Mr. Obama told 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft in an exclusive interview set to air Sunday.
“Making an argument that people can understand,” Mr. Obama continued, “I think that we haven’t always been successful at that. And I take personal responsibility for that. And it’s something that I’ve got to examine carefully … as I go forward.”

"it’s a matter of persuading people..giving them confidence... bringing them together...setting a tone..as *I* go forward."

I'm intrigued by his use of the word "I".

Is this Obama's personal vision of saving the DNC agenda or his own political career, or is this the overall strategy of the DNC?

Are Americans ripe for accepting the re-invention of his acts of persuasion now that they've had two years of seeing what he meant by 'change'?

Being forced into socialized medicine, taking more cash out of your pocket and bankrupting our future to pay for houses, money, cars and insurance for lazy people who don't have the ambition to work for it themselves, making our own soldiers and police the boogeyman while releasing terrorists and shutting down Guantanamo, making prolifers a bigger threat to national security than unibombers and muslim terrorists, kissing the ring of a Saudi King and persuading us to accept the violent philosophy of mulims to be enshrined where they killed thousands of Americans and crippled our country, a place where there is no certainty of truth and justice and there is no place for God in the public square....

Is there a way Obama can set a tone persuasive enough for Americans to have confidence in him again?

Wow.  He really has a tin ear to the reasons why the people are finished with him.  He thinks he just wasn't manipulative enough with the words he uses.

I'm sure there's a certain faction at the DNC who will go along with trying to salvage the cult of Obama but my gut tells me the interview with 60 minutes is more about his own personal redemption than political strategy for the DNC.   As others have mentioned, Pelosi's stampede to lead the minority is like putting the face of Obama's new tone to be exactly the same legislative efforts, with exactly the same characters with him setting the tone of contrition and finding common ground.

Having peace talks with Al Queida so the American people can distance themselves from the human atrocities of killing women who took off their scarves or spoke to an American or imagined adultery, the cult of pedophilia and killing their countrymen at will, and be at peace with our inertia and cowardice isn't the freedom, liberty and justice for all our country was built upon.

This country will never follow this retreat.

It is not the Battle Hymn of this Republic.

Here's the Battle Hymn of this Republic:


Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.
I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
His day is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His day is marching on.
I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
"As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on."
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Since God is marching on.
He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Our God is marching on.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
While God is marching on.
He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
He is Wisdom to the mighty, He is Succour to the brave,
So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of Time His slave,
Our God is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Our God is marching on

Come what may.

5 comments:

kbc said...

Thanks for your enthusiasm and leadership.

Anonymous said...

Carol,

It's unfortunate that you (and most of your readers) live in Massachusetts, one of the few places that still believes in Obama (if election results are to be trusted) and which returned party-line thugs such as Barney Frank to Congress. I wonder how different your blog would be if you were in the great middle of the country, where there were many more sympathetic souls. Say, Minnesota or Kansas City or even Iowa, where activists judges were given their walking papers over the gay marriage issue. Would the issues you right about still spark the same passion if you weren't writing from "Ground Zero" of the fracture of the church here in Boston?



M

non-faithfulcatholicschools said...

Dear Carol,
There is one very important thing we all must remember about Obama. His idol is Saul Alinsky. You know, the great Marxist/Socialist. Saul Alinsky and DNC Corruption is what it's all about. Obama is only concerned about Obama. He could care less about the US unless it will enhance himself. We must be careful to thwart each and every attempt he tries to sway the American people again. Stopping Congress in the Lame Duck session will not be easy...the unions are already working on the congressmen that are defeated reminding them that they have nothing to lose. We have everything to lose if they get their way. Obama is going to play on words just as he did in the campaign. Due diligence is the best weapon to derail his train. Pray that God will help us in this endeavor...He is our only hope of overcoming the onslaught.

Carol McKinley said...

Thanks Tim. It's indeed a consolation when we "win" because we know it affects what our children absorb academically and culturally. I think most of us are just doing what we do are doing it for our day when we stand face to face with Our Lord.

M,

I don't know the answer to that but I think the Boston bloggers would probably not be blogging. All of us would be spending more time raking our lawns, cleaning our basement, cooking - and more importantly, adding more time to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and prayer.

non-faithfulcatholicschools said...

Hi, Carol.
I think I can answer M's inquiry. It really doesn't matter where you live in order to become involved in the Salvation of Souls. I live in up-state NY, but went to school in the Midwest. There is no difference in what is happening in MA than what is happening in Ohio, Indiana, Ill.
The problem is the Bishops are too afraid of not being "Politically Correct" to stand up and defend the Catholic Faith. Period. Go look at some of the other Blogs on here if you doubt the premise. A good example is The Susan G. Komen Organization. They support Planned Parenthood with their donations. Some of the Catholic Diocese haven't told their parishioners that Komen gave 730 Million to the Abortion group last year. So a lot of Catholics that don't support Abortion actually contributed to it by donating to Komen. Very few of the Bishops actually came out against the group. No Guts...or they just don't care. I would hope it was just cowardice on their part rather than ambivalence, but there is no way to tell. Just look over the Country and see what's out there. You may be surprised at the things going on.
Tim