7 Stories Obama Does Not Want Told - Story 2

John F. Harris outlines seven storylines that the Obama White House doesn't want you to know in his Politico article "7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told," and TexasGOPVote is adding seven new tags to help our readers follow them! They include:

  • monopoly money 
  • Spock 
  • Chicago-style politics
  • pushover patsy
  • selling out America
  • President Pelosi
  • celebutante

TexasGOPVote will dedicate a blog post to each of these seven stories in the coming weeks!

Story #2: Too much Leonard Nimoy

For those of you who don't know, Leonard Nimoy is the actor who has portrayed Star Trek's Spock for more than 40 years. Obama has been likened to Spock's technocratic, deliberative, and emotionless characteristics.

Obama, a legislator and law professor, is fluent in describing the nuances of problems. But his intellectuality has contributed to a growing critique that decisions are detached from rock-bottom principles.
...The Spock imagery has been especially strong during the extended review Obama has undertaken of Afghanistan policy. He’ll announce the results on Tuesday. The speech’s success will be judged not only on the logic of the presentation but on whether Obama communicates in a more visceral way what progress looks like and why it is worth achieving. No soldier wants to take a bullet in the name of nuance.
 

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