The ‘story pole’ that failed to convey a message.
(Splash of sarcasm and a little satire)
I don’t know about anyone else, but I always looked for a good storyteller as Commander-in-Chief. And I’ve always been disappointed too. Carter was a failure at it, Reagan was better but didn’t quite get there; George HW Bush only attempted it with “a thousand points of light”. Then there was Bill Clinton. Well, what can you say, stories? I’m still working on forgetting the blue dress, White Water, definition of “IS” and all the rest. Dubya didn’t do so well either.
Now here we are, Obama held such promise. What I really wanted from him was a good story. We got stories and stories, even before he was elected. So many conflicting stories. Now I see his biggest failure in the first years was not telling a good story. Really, I bet that is on everyone’s mind. Come on, admit it, we are just suckers for a good story. I’d vote for anyone who can tell a great story – one everyone “LIKES”. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Yet that is the latest assertion from Lecturer-in-Chief, storyteller extraordinaire.
Of course, what he really meant was that we failed to understand or comprehend what he was doing. But that is wrong too. We did understand, and that was the problem. That was his problem; we saw and understood what he was doing, or trying to. And we didn’t like it. Only now he says his big failure was not adequately “telling a story”. Translation: not convincing us though his propaganda.
Of course we heard this line, or story, from him before. It was a communication failure that we did not agree with ObamaCare. We just didn’t get it. They should have tried harder, and made it clearer.(for the sefs) That is their “story”, as we heard before. That’s what he meant. Just like those gun and Bible clinging bigots in Pa that have to be convinced at election time. It’s the “same old story”.
And when the American people try telling their story, the pols and Obama’s vast left-wing administration just don’t want to hear it. They will twist it every way to sundown, how racist and ignorant, uneducated and wrong we are. That story. That one has prevailed even without the evidence to back it up, Tea Parties were called names, the Right was ridiculed. That story he and the Left have been telling for years. And we’ve heard it loud and clear. So Mr. Liar in Chief, tell me another story. Please, it may take my mind off the utter mess you made of this Republic.
But….make it a good one.
Story Pole:(background) “Story Poles are often mistaken as totem poles. A totem pole tells a tribe or family history, while a story pole tells Native American legends and folktales. Story poles have characters on both sides of the pole. Characters each have a story with a moral to each story. Story poles were used in the early days as a method of teaching children. The story tellers had to be careful to tell good stories to the children, for these were the only lessons they depended upon to raise good children.” – Interpretive Naturalist, Meg Scanlon
Tell me another “story” Barry Soetoro, Barack Hussein Obama.
Just one more…