Radio talk host Rush Limbaugh may be good at a lot of things but one thing he is evidently not so good at is analyzing the body language- especially the body language of President Obama.
As he opened his radio program Lindbaugh said . “ These pictures, they look demonic. And I don’t say this lightly,” There are a couple pictures, and the eyes, I’m not saying anything here, but just look,” “It is strange that these pictures would be released … it’s very, very, very strange.”
Rush goes on to say “An American president has never had facial expressions like this,” Limbaugh said. “At least we’ve never seen photos of an American president with facial expressions like this.”
What Rush has said couldn’t be father from the truth. Of course we have seen an American President show similar facial expressions.
Bush showed these similar expressions whe he was President,
Clinton showed it.
Regan showed it.
Carter showed it .
Nixon showed it
And even Abraham Lincoln showed it.
They all showed ANGER! That is exactly what Obama showed as well. He did not show demonic body language as Rush said. He showed anger. When a person his angry their eyes narrow and their brow furrows. His double fist-like gesture showed that he was very angry. We have rarely, if ever, seen Obama in this extreme of emotional state. But these are extreme times.
For years people have commented on how cool calm and collected Obama is as a President. While most politicians would have let loose emotionally on one thing or another, President Obama remained unflappable. There was usually a steady eye gaze and a soft and neutral facial expression devoid of emotion and a calm and measured vocal tone
Even before he was elected his unflappability is what appealed to many voters . They thought that a levelheaded President was what we needed to bring about change during that time. While voters were initially impressed with cool as a cucumber demeanor, as time went on, many became more and more annoyed with it.
When Americans were livid about the BP oil spill and what was happening in the gulf, Obama still retained his cool. Instead of feeling more comforted by his cool approach, most Americans were irritated and upset by it and by him.
In fact his loyal supporter Spike Lee was outspoken about Obama’s demeanor during the crisis. He told him publicly that this was the time to “to Lose his cool”.
Well now that he is on the campaign trail for others and for himself, it seems that he has done a 180 degree turn as far as his demeanor is concerned. He has finally let loose. Maybe it took knowing that 63 Democratic Seats in the House of Representatives are in serious danger, or that the ObamaCare votes has threatened many Democrat;s political careers , or that unemployment is up 10 percent or that the national debt is up 3 trillion percent on Obama’s watch.
Maybe it took all of that to see our President finally emote some major anger in his facial expression and body language.
This Silent But Deadly Erupting Volcano presence has finally erupted spewing forth lava of anger and rage. Because we have ever seen this intense of a reaction from Obama, it seems scary or out of character, or uncomfortable to many. It certainly is uncomfortable for Rush, who labeled it as very very very strange , demonic or possessed.