“Obama Narrative 2.0” by The Global Language Monitor

Obama Narrative 2.0

from The Global Language Monitor

Out-of-touch moves into No. 1 position over Deficit Spending; Oil Spill tops Health Care Reformer

Austin, Texas, July 24, 2010 ? As the political calendar inexorably heads toward the Mid-term elections, the focus on President Obama?s competing ?narratives? continue to play out in the media.

America?s Defense Associations: Key Elements in US Security and War Machinery

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by John Stanton

With the Washington Post?s series on Top Secret America (a Pulitzer Prize for summarizing what everyone already knew) hitting the streets, it?s appropriate to take a quick look at a few of the national security non-profits that operate betwixt and between the public and private sectors, many holding their own classified briefings and conferences. These Washington, DC defense associations operate in similar fashion to the many Think Tanks in the area who are also non-profits. Unlike the Think Tanks though, they have local chapters nationwide housed near many military and defense contracting facilities, as well as major research universities. This potentially provides the defense association?s membership with influence right down to the state and local levels.  Through feast and famine their rallying cry never changes: there?s never enough money to meet strategic, operational and tactical objectives or the strategic, operational and tactical requirements are wrong. It?s always about avoiding the next ?train wreck.?

New York Magazine: Textbook Obama

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Flash from the Past ( September 21, 2009) by Paul Bonanos

Which predecessor does his rhetoric most nearly echo? The data don?t lie: It?s Ronald Reagan.

The Internet?s Fury Scorned

from The Global Language Monitor by admin

Obama Oval Office speech analysis provokes unprecedented response

Austin, Texas, July 2, 2010.  The first decade of the 21st century has witnessed a great many terrible, sad and historical events, with a few, unfortunately fleeting moments of great joy sprinkled between the dirges.  We have done our best to analyze the impact of these events on the global print and electronic media as well as on the Internet, throughout the blogosphere, and now the emerging social media.

The fading embers of Obama’s coalition

from washingtonpost.com – Op-Ed Columns by Marc A. Thiessen
With midterm elections less than four months away, Republicans are fired up and ready to go. But they are not the only ones upset with Barack Obama. The president has also angered many of the key Democratic constituencies he needs to keep control of the House and Senate, and now Democrats are blowing furiously on the fading embers of their electoral coalition, hoping to stave off disaster this November. In the process they are abdicating their responsibilities to govern — failing to pass a budget or any of their annual spending bills, while using their executive and legislative powers to appease their special interests instead. It is a far cry from the hope and change they promised two years ago.

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