This is what a faculty lounge presidency looks like
Perception is reality. So if we just control perception, reality disappears — or rather, adheres to the perception we impose on it. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, and through our iconography and manufacturing of consent we shall lead ye.
Leftists have always believed this. Without somehow recognizing the enormous folly and gargantuan arrogance and narcissism involved in even countenancing such a dangerous bit of hubris.
A U.S. official briefed on the military options being considered by President Obama told the Los Angeles Times that the White House is seeking a strike on Syria “just muscular enough not to get mocked.”
“They are looking at what is just enough to mean something, just enough to be more than symbolic,” the official told the paper, giving credence to similar reports describing a limited military strike in the aftermath of last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack.
NBC News reported earlier this week that the administration would launch three days of missile strikes, while CNN cited a senior administration official saying that the White House wanted to conclude any action before the president departs for the G-20 summit next week.
In other words, the Administration would like a mini-series that perhaps can serve as a pilot for a later series run should the public reception prove favorable, and should the right cast and producers show an interest in pursuing the thing. In the meantime, though, it’s just a pleasant distraction, a bit of escapism. But that doesn’t mean it won’t find its long-run audience down the road a bit with the right marketing campaign.
To which I’d like to add a single suggestion: when casting for the Obama part in the series proper, try using Zombie Ronald Reagan. I think you’ll find the ratings would improve dramatically.