This advertisement broadcast by the Pennsylvania Republican Party in 2008 paints Obama as an enabler to terrorism. The viewer sees fake Polaroids of prior Presidents meeting with leaders such as Adolf Hitler, Fidel Castro, and Osama Bin Laden with the disclaimer that the pictures never actually took place. The narrator explains that you never saw those photos, because an American president pictured with leaders of countries that support terror would embolden them, and make America more vulnerable. The narrator blames Obama’s naiveté for his declaration that if elected he would break this tradition and meet with the leaders of terrorist countries without any pre-conditions at all. The narrator dramatizes the cause and effect of this and blames
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The momentous tragedy that occurred on September 11th, 2001 has been engraved into the memories of United States citizens. What began as an ordinary day quickly evolved into an infamous horror story: thousands of lives had been taken and countless more had been devastated and ruined by the acts of terror. No one could have predicted what was to come, but no one would be able to escape the horrific and frightening news of commercial airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. As the terrified country anxiously fretted about the future, President George W. Bush delivered a speech to address the nation in order to soothe the tensions and worry. In George W. Bush’s “9/11 Address to the Nation,” the terrorist attacks on the U.S. are confronted with a speech overflowing with rhetorical devices such as parallel structure, imagery, and various appeals in order to inspire and heal the country.
President Obama introduces idea of Osama bin Laden as a ‘murderous terrorist’ and connects bin Laden’s ties to September 11, 2001. The imagery and emotion Obama evokes is immense and hits hard. He recounts back to the “cloudless September sky,” he then steers
Barrack Obama’s tenure as President of the United States is coming to a close and voters should understand how to gather reliable information on new candidates, such as Jeb Bush. Even though paying attention to all four major types of media platforms; digital, legacy, a candidates’ own media, and social media, creates a sound informative opinion on Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, digital media provides voters with the most holistic view. The benefits of digital media, throughout the week of September 15th through the 22nd, created an opportunity to construct a different point of view on Bush and what he stands for.
A key issue during the 2008 presidential campaign and Obama’s administration was interest groups and lobbyists. Obama had to deal with interest groups all throughout his presidency, whether it was dealing with Congress or his interaction with committees. Over time interest groups have taken on a larger and more important role in government. The interaction between interest groups and Obama played an influential role in shaping his presidency.
I remember when President Obama was first elected while I was in the 5th grade and many do not truly understand how he has positively impacted Americans in many different way. He is essentially the first president that I grew up with while understanding American Politics. He grew as a role model to many minorities who have long believed that there would never be an African American President. He brought hope, change, and prosperity to a country that was nearing a recession when he attained the presidency. Many have repetitively treated President Obama with contempt, racism disrespect by questioning his citizenship, faith, and love for the great country. 8 1/2 months into his first term President Obama was delivering a nationally televised
The long term effects of the Obama administration are numerous. From Obamacare, immigration, failed stimulus packages and failed financial reform, to Vladimir Putin, Israeli relations, The Arab Spring and Benghazi, Barrack Obama has left a legacy of defeat, deceit and division that will resonate for decades. I personally believe that the negative impact he has had on race relations will never be fixed, and instead will continue to deteriorate for decades to come. Furthermore, internationally it will take decades to fix broken relationships and restore America’s image as that shining city upon a hill.
Current President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, was born on August 4, 1961. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a presiding member of the Democratic Party. President Obama attended Punahou Academy graduating with high honors in 1979. Barack Obama married Michelle Obama on October 3, 1992. He is still currently married to her, having two daughters with her. Their names are Sasha and Malia. Obama was a civil-rights lawyer, community organizer, and a teacher before he pursued his career in politics.
Obama is one of the world leader who contributed, influenced and made drastic changes to the United States. The fact that he was a president for 8 years is astounding and raising me the questions; why could he reach the maximum of 8 years? What are the reasons why has he been favored by Americans that they wanted him to continue his second time?
The election of Obama into the highest political office may have created a great euphoria that the United States had moved past the racism that weighed heavily on the country’s history. Today, after the end of his two-term presidency, it is clear that this elation was substantially unfounded as racism is still an adverse reality that confronts minority groups in the society. The disenfranchisement of racial minorities in the United States is traceable to the onset of the institution of slavery, and its alleviation remains elusive to date particularly because of capitalism. The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate that capitalism is inherently a turbine that constantly produces and strengthens inequalities while finding pretexts to
As a growing majority of middle class families fall victim to the economic devastation of the Great Recession, suffering from prolonged unemployment, depleted job markets and a rising cost of living, the threat of potential terrorist attacks striking America and its interests seems to have faded into the proverbial background of our collective consciousness. With a transfer of power from the hawkish Bush Administration to President Obama and his more diplomatic approach, major media outlets in print, on television and in the blogosphere, which just a few years ago regaled with patriotic fervor while espousing the possible peril awaiting the nation, have all but abandoned their coverage of terrorist activity. This reversal in focus by both individuals and institutions may simply be a natural response to the reduced capabilities of al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks, as confirmed by the leading authority on terrorism and its effects, and national security analyst for the CNN network, Peter Bergen, who observed recently that "the Obama administration has played a large role in reducing terrorist threats by continuing and scaling up many of former President George W. Bush's counter-terrorist methods" (Bennetch 1).
Has President Obama done a good job? A controversial question many Americans are talking about today. Considering the nature of a Presidential job and the state our economy was in when President Obama was elected, I believe that he has done the best job he could. Many people do not see his accomplishments and the great things he has put into place not only helping to stimulate our economy but helping to make American soil feel like a safe place again.
On Friday January 20th 2017, Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States and his inauguration ended the eight year presidency of Barack Obama. One of the cornerstones of the Obama administration’s foreign policy was its tactics in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. From the early days in his presidency, Obama had to make life or death decisions on drone strikes designed to prevent terrorist attacks and over the course of his presidency the frequency of these drone strikes began to increase (Klaidman, 2012; Stone, 2017). The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the United States (US) military currently launch drone strikes eight countries including the following: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen,
The “Obama Effect” is a theory that combats the effects of negative stereotyping, which is when a group confirms a negative social stereotype for their social group. For example, a negative stereotype is Black-Americans perform worse on tests than White-Americans, and when Black-Americans are made aware of the stereotype before testing, they perform worse than White-Americans. The “Obama Effect” is an effect which combats the negative stereotype. When a stereotype-defying role model is very salient and known, such as President Obama, it is believed this eliminates the effects of negative stereotyping on performance. A role-model must be seen as competent, as an ingroup role model for the stereotyped group of individuals, and the group must