Presidential Attention Deficit Disorder

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  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Here's a question: Will we still be talking about Ukraine and Israel/Hamas at the end of the week, or will some other part of the world -- or perhaps our own border -- blow up then, pushing Ukraine and everything else back to the inside pages?

    Remember those kidnapped schoolgirls? Remember how releasing the Taliban Five was an ominous indicator for Afghanistan? Remember ISIS taking over Iraq? Remember the Syrian civil war? Aren't there still oodles of Central American kids coming over our border?

    Does our media lose interest in these crises because the president isn't interested in them? Or does the president feel like he's doing fine because the media stops covering them?

    Just take a look at the president's schedule for this week:
    That's three days of fundraisers! Two feel-good ceremonies on touchy-feely domestic issues! It's like Obama has decided he's governing in the late 1990s.

    If you mention an Obama fundraiser, inevitably some snotty lefty will respond, "Sure, because Obama's the first president to ever attend a campaign fundraiser." No, but he's the first one to ever do so many.
    I wonder if the big theme in the second half of 2014 is going to be increasingly open questions about Obama's connection to reality, or whether he's locking himself in an ever-thicker psychological and scheduling cocoon, behaving as if he's enjoying a fabulously successful presidency and that the world is getting better, more tranquil, and more prosperous on his watch.
     
  2. Zaac

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    Maybe they lose interest because the majority of their audience loses interest.

    That's probably the case a lot of the time.

    Well somebody has to be the first to do so many. Who was guilty of doing so many before?

    Yall just got a chip on your shoulders about this President.
     
  3. just-want-peace

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    Zaac:
    That's kinda like saying you have a problem with a hornet that has his rear-end attached to your arm!! :tongue3:
     
  4. InTheLight

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    It's highly likely. That's the nature of the news cycle.

    What? Obama only learns about these crises because of the news media. He hears about them at the same time we do. Surely you remember him saying this? :tongue3:

    I think Obama thinks he's doing fine no matter what the media does.

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  5. Zaac

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    :laugh::laugh:
     
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    They put out whatever cover story Obama decides to use to cover his incompetence of the moment. To them, that's the end of it.

    Then they stand by like good little lapdogs waiting for the next instance of presidential incompetence they need to cover up.

    Repeat cycle...
     
  7. InTheLight

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    Nope, the news cycle rules the media. News cycles typically run 24-48 hours, unless it's a big story. The downed airliner in Ukraine has been in the news since early Friday but even now you can see it's running out of gas.

    Following your advice, I guess the next story the media is using to cover up Obama's incompetence is the news that Gov. Perry is sending 1,000 national guard troops to secure the border.
     

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