Obama's punctured gravitas
Barack Obama's political glass jaw is the illusion of gravitas that was successfully sold to enough Americans to get him elected. His stentorian deep voice persuades many, never mind the pablum of vague clichés he dishes out. Rush Limbaugh brilliant punctures the illusion by speeding up the tape and raising Obama's register when he plays excerpts of the president speaking. Minus the deep voice, with an altered rhythm no longer hypnotically caressing the listener, the banality of the actual words becomes clear.
The Democrats and their media lapdogs will labor mightily to sustain and reinforce the image of Obama the cool, calm, authoritative, brilliant, serious, likable, man of destiny. But ridicule is the most powerful solvent on earth. And a false gravity, once punctured, dissipates with the breeze.