Barack Obama – A Man For One Season

If Robert Bolt’s thoughts on Saint Thomas More led him to write the play, A Man For All Seasons, I wonder if Barack Obama will one day inspire a play named, A Man For One Season. In what I believe to be an example of the arrogance of the President and his Administration — to a more sympathetic audience perhaps it could just be laziness — they have defaulted to basically the same response to all unwanted queries, the question is either ‘silly’ or we are in ‘silly season.’ They ooze dismissiveness.

See the thing is, when people say ‘no comment,’ they appear evasive. So the goal is to avoid answering a question without appearing to be avoiding answering the question. The art of politics allows for various escape hatches in those situations. By offering up the same response repeatedly, the administration resembles a cheating spouse who no longer bothers to make an effort to cover up their infidelities. Come to think of it, that may be an anatomically accurate reflection of the relationship between Obama and the MSM.

Yesterday, the President’s spokesman indicated that, ‘we are in silly season‘ in response to questions raised about the President addressing school children nationwide. Not again I thought. When the President of the United States, or his minions, say something so repeatedly people usually pay attention. Since the MSM won’t do their job, I did a quick google.

Silly’s in Season — Obama’s Overused Rhetorical Escape Hatch

Season [n.] defined:

1. One of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones. Each season, beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, is characterized by specific meteorological or climatic conditions.
2. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops: the holiday season; tomato season.
3. A suitable, natural, or convenient time: a season for merriment.
4. A period of time: gone for a season.

Clearly they are making reference to definition #2 above, but someone should ask them when are we not in silly season, given that seasons are supposed to be ‘recurrent periods?’ If we are seemingly always in the same season, then technically it can’t be a season. Maybe we are in a ‘silly period,’ like the Dark Ages?

Hey, pun intended OK, i.e. just being silly.

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5 Responses to Barack Obama – A Man For One Season

  1. Luis says:

    I think Gibbs is a quart low. He should check out the videos I posted.
    Link here

  2. Jorge Costales says:

    Funny we both posted about the same topic – your blog reminded me again how interesting Fr Barron is – keep up the good work

    Saludos Brother Luis

  3. Jorge Costales says:

    Apologies to Anonymous – I rejected the comment because you mentioned someone who had nothing to do with the topic. Besides, I still haven't figured out how or if I can edit comments.

  4. Luis says:

    Oye Jorge,
    Simple minds think alike ; )
    “They ooze dismissiveness.” You hit the nail on the head. I think that's some tactic out of “Rules for Radicals.”

  5. Luis says:

    The transcript of the speech is out. I posted it on my blog

    Link text

    It has a decidedly secular slant and worldview.. I know of at least one Catholic school that will be airing the speech live for pre K to 8. I am not sure that I would want my child listenting to that type of secular “pep talk” in Catholic school.

    Hopefully no one will have to endure the type of hazing I posted about yesterday!

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