Yeah maybe so, even if Obama has lost a few popularity point (still way higher than the Bushmeister when he left office)Obama portrayed as victim
December 18, 2013
Take a look at the wording of this WaPo headline:“Obama Suffers Most From Year of Turmoil, Poll Finds.”
The article goes oen to describe the precipitous decline in Obama’s standing in approval polls:
"His position is all the more striking when compared with his standing a year ago, as he was preparing for his second inauguration after a solid reelection victory. That high note proved fleeting as the president faced a series of setbacks, culminating in the botched rollout of his Affordable Care Act two months ago."...
In thisWaPo article, the headline and photo have been chosen to suggest that Obama is a suffering victim—in fact, the greatest victim—of a series of unfortunate circumstances that have befallen him. He’s nearly a martyr. And the text (the excerpt quoted above is the second paragraph in the piece) reinforces that idea by this phrase,“faced a series of setbacks.” Passive voice; no actor.
The article’s only mention of culpability occurred in the third paragraph, and it’s a curious one:
"…[I]t is the president who has suffered the most damage from his administration’s self-inflicted wounds and a year of partisan conflict that included a partial shutdown of the government."
Again, we have the president as sufferer, and even though here (finally!) the wounds are “self-inflicted.” But it is the administration rather than the president himself that is doing the damage. Note, also, that this observation is followed in the same sentence by a balancing reference to the government shutdown, which didn’t hurt Obama at all and was widely blamed on the Republicans.
All in all, a masterpiece of subtly crafted writing designed to effect a certain perception: that of a beleaguered president who is the suffering victim.
But quess what buddy, the years just about over and Obama will recover and just think how much cutting and pasting and editing important key words and phrases from articles that you hijack and edit will be wasted.
Only a blunt headed dolt such as yourself would think otherwise.
You're all about wasting time because in general you're just a waste ....
The Boo Hoo Legacy ....