As soon as it became clear that Sandy was not this year’s over-hyped hurricane but a bona fide terrifying superstorm, President Obama got “out in front” of the situation by preemptively signing a disaster relief bill before the storm had even passed. He spoke to federal agencies and the Red Cross, urging that they extend the metaphor by getting “out in front” of Sandy by cutting through red tape and acting without bickering. Except he didn’t use the phrase “out in front.” He used a different phrase that must mean he has been hypnotized and is under the subliminal mind control of MSNBC like some kind of progressive Manchurian Candidate.
Fox News was disturbed by what it saw in Obama’s Red Cross address in an article titled “Obama twice uses MSNBC slogan ‘Lean Forward’ while addressing disaster relief.”
The two quotes in question:
“We are going to continue to push as hard as we can to make sure that power is up throughout the region and obviously this is mostly a local responsibility and the private utilities are going to have to lean forward.”
“There is no excuse for inaction at this point. I want every agency to lean forward and to make sure we are getting the resources where they need.”
Conspiracy! After noting MSNBC announced it would spend millions promoting its new identity and its new slogan “lean forward” in 2010, Fox seems to suggest that Obama is either A) Consciously trying to seed their slogan by including it subliminally in his speech or B) So in love with the network that the phrase has found its way into his speech unconsciously, and he is now under mind control by way of Chris Matthews.
“Was Obama asking private utilities and every agency to embrace [MSNBC's] politically progressive identities?” Fox asks. “Or was the president reciprocating love for the so-called ‘news network’ that adores him. After all, Chris Matthews practically demanded the president start watching MSNBC moments after Romney shellacked him in the first debate earlier this month. Maybe Obama took Matthews’ suggestion and now can’t get “lean forward” off his mind.”
Right-0. Hey, at least they’re not jumping on the bandwagon with the Alex Jones crew who think Obama caused Sandy in the first place.