Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama

How do leading Democratic Party figures strive to communicate with and influence their audience? Why have some proven more successful than others in advancing their ideological arguments?

Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama

How do leading Democratic Party figures strive to communicate with and influence their audience? Why have some proven more successful than others in advancing their ideological arguments? How do orators seek to connect with different audiences in different settings such as the Senate, conventions and through the media? This thoroughly researched and highly readable collection comprehensively evaluates these questions as well as providing an extensive interrogation of the political and intellectual significance of oratory and rhetoric in the Democratic Party. Using the Aristotelian modes of persuasion ethos, pathos and logos it draws out commonalties and differences in how the rhetoric of Democratic Party politics has shifted since the 1960s. More broadly it evaluates the impact of leading orators upon American politics and argues that effective oratory remains a vital party of American political discourse.

Republican Orators from Eisenhower to Trump

Greenstein, F.I. 2009. The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to
Barack Obama. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Herbert, J. 2016. The
Oratory of Bill Clinton. In Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama, ...

Republican Orators from Eisenhower to Trump

This is the first thorough and systematic interrogation of Republican Party oratory and rhetoric that examines a series of leading figures in American conservative politics. It asks: How do leading Republican Party figures communicate with and influence their audiences?; What makes a successful speech, and why do some speeches fail to resonate? Most importantly, it also investigates why orators use different styles of communication with different audiences, such as the Senate, party conventions, public meetings, and through the media. By doing so it shines important new light into conservative politics from the era of Eisenhower to the more brutal politics of Donald Trump. The book will appeal to students and scholars across the fields of US politics, contemporary US history, and rhetoric and communication studies.

Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration

How Obama, Congress, and the Special Interests Are Transforming . . . a Slump
into a Crash, Freedom into Socialism, and a Disaster into a Catastrophe ... New
York: HarperCollins, 2009. ... Democratic Orators from JFK to Barack Obama.

Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries.

Presidential Healthcare Reform Rhetoric

Continuity, Change & Contested Values from Truman to Obama Noam Schimmel
... on health care and campaign finance.” The New York Times, December 28.
http://www. ... in Democratic orators from JFK to Barack Obama, ed. Andrew
Crines ...

Presidential Healthcare Reform Rhetoric

This book analyzes the rhetorical strategies employed by the four Democratic presidents, Truman, Johnson, Clinton and Obama, who tried to expand access to and affordability of healthcare in the United States. It considers how they made such arguments, the ethics they advanced, and the vision of America they espoused. The author combines rhetoric analysis, policy analysis, and policy history to illuminate the dynamic nature of the way American presidents have imagined the moral and social bonds of the American people and their exhortations for governance and policy to reflect and honor these bonds and obligations. Schimmel illustrates how Democratic presidents invoke positive liberty and communitarian values in direct challenge to opposing conservative ideologies of limited government and prioritization of negative liberty and their increasing prominence in the post-Reagan era. He also draws attention to the ethical and policy compromises entailed by the usage of specific rhetorical strategies and their resulting discursive effects.

Why Destiny Summoned These Three Orators Center Stage

Introduced to the abolitionists, speech analysis. new York: Alexander Street
Press. ... Barack Obama's address to the 2004 Democratic national Convention:
trauma, compromise, consilience, and the (im) possibility of racial reconciliation.

Why Destiny Summoned These Three Orators Center Stage

This book was written based on Betty Knights ability to balance and critically analyze three of these orators speeches made during three different eras of American history. Her insights allow readers to see what I saw immediately after speaking with on her on many occasions: her unique way of interpreting the past, present, and the future. The deposit that Knight has made to her readers lives will demonstrate that she is not among the many but among the few; for many are called, but few are chosen. After reading her other book W.H.O.L.E., I realized that Betty Knight had something to say to the class of 2010 and her colleagues in the ministry. So I asked her to be the keynote speaker at her own graduation in Chicago, Illinois on September 11, 2010. She agreed. Her keynote address was entitled If you can wait your time, you will have your turn. Knight has received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Ministry. After reading her thesis, I truly understand why God has equipped her to have an impact on her audience as well as keep it present throughout this experience. In this book, Knight addresses how Christianity and the United States Constitution stand somewhat at odds with each other while sometimes forming a bond, those of creative mind and genius that make it possible for them to deal together with key problems of American history. Knights writing brings this theme center stage, including the many contradictions within Christianity as a religious institution and interpretations of its sacred text, the Bible, from which, a way of life was drawn by those who attempted to understand and practice Christianity within Western culture. This book enables the reader to understand when and how to reconcile these contradictions. In addition, the book identifies basic essentials for life, its governance, and its survival all to be viewed from the perspective of numerous identifying principles that have caused alienation within American life. When you finish reading this book you will completely understand why God called these African Americans orators Douglass, King, and Obama center stage.

New Statesman

US CONVENTIONS The Joe and Hillary show Running mate : Joe Biden , one of
the Senate ' s most “ notorious windbags ” , not ... in a virtual dead heat and that ,
in lican conventions as I write – the Democrats re - by perhaps 95 per cent of the
speakers , who the end ... mates loathing each other : JFK and LBJ still has ,
should Barack Obama lose in Novem the Democrats ' first night , but her
performance ...

New Statesman


New York

Obama isn't . Kucinich and Obama had many conversations , including a long
one in the Roosevelt Room on March 4. ... From there , the aloud why Obama
couldn't trade his two men talked for twenty or so minvelvet oratory for a wooden
club . In utes in the Oval Office , purely about it , Democratic Idaho senator Frank
the substance of the legislation - a Church was confronted by Johnson marked
contrast ...

New York


Newsweek

Newsweek . com Highlights МСС Log on to Newsweek . com for the latest
coverage from our political columnists and bloggers . ... No Ordinary Joe ' The
politics of Barack Obama ' s vice presidential pick , and what Senator Biden
brings to the party ' The ... Oral Exam ' Speechwriters for George W . Bush and Bill
Clinton critique the Democratic convention oratory . ... TOP TO BOTTOM : DAVID
AHNTHOLZ - NEW YORK TIMES - REDUX , PHOTOGRAPH BY DAMIEN
DONCK FOR ...

Newsweek


The Obama Phenomenon

And , without doubt , it is on the shoulders of that black thought and action that
Barack Obama has stood . ... Obama into the rare air of great American orators
and suddenly placed the struggle for the Democratic presidential ... Testimony to
Power and Captivation : Obama , Tupac and Kennedy I was living in New York .

The Obama Phenomenon


The Economist

ONE certainty emerges from the confusion of Iowa and New Hampshire: Barack
Obama is still the shiniest star in the ... Mouldering old political hacks declared
that they had not seen anything like this since jfk. ... not even get a floor pass to
the 2000 Democratic convention-who has fought the formidable Clinton machine
to a draw. ... Various critics argued that a great orator can still emit nothing but hot
air.

The Economist


Power in Words

In Power in Words, distinguished historian and civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry and former presidential speechwriter Josh Gottheimer introduce Obama’s most memorable speeches, from his October 2002 speech against the war in Iraq ...

Power in Words

Whatever his ratings, Obama remains personally popular, widely acknowledged for his soaring oratory. His words were one of the lasting legacies of his presidential campaign and are proving to be among his most effective governing weapons. In Power in Words, distinguished historian and civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry and former presidential speechwriter Josh Gottheimer introduce Obama’s most memorable speeches, from his October 2002 speech against the war in Iraq and his November 2008 election-night victory speech to “A More Perfect Union,” his March 2008 response to the Reverend Wright controversy, and lesser-known but revealing speeches, such as one given in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2006. For each speech, Berry and Gottheimer add a rich introduction that includes political analysis, provides insight and historical context, and features commentary straight from the speechwriters themselves—including Jon Favreau, Obama’s chief speechwriter, and several other Obama campaign writers. Compelling and enduring,Power in Words delivers the behind-the-scenes account of Obama’s rhetorical legacy and is a collection to relish for years to come.

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

In 1976 she famously delivered the keynote address for the Democratic National
Convention. ... Obama's memorable oratory, which usually seemed less religious
than King's and not as racially conscious ... New York: William Morrow, 1986.

Encyclopedia of African American History  1896 to the Present

Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from 1896 to the present day.

Political Science Quarterly

88 David Brooks looked into Obama's education rhetoric and plans and found
ample evidence of statements meant to please two distinctive education policy
positions within the Democratic Party ( no evidence was reported of him having
considered ideas from ... Obama's Oratory : Power and Puzzles Among the most
important and obvious skills that sustain Obama's success and ... David Brooks , “
Obama , liberalism and the Power of Reform , ” The New York Times , 13 June
2008 .

Political Science Quarterly


Obama The Historic Campaign in Photographs

Ray McCormick Page 63 : Obama supporter Chalonda Marcus of Forney cries as
the Democratic presidential hopeful delivers a speech at ... Democratic
presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama , at the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA , as
guest speakers ( 3rd left to right ) Oprah ... Three Democratic presidential
candidates , Illinois senator Barack Obama , New York senator Hillary Clinton ,
and former North ...

Obama  The Historic Campaign in Photographs

A photographic chronicle of Barack Obama's historic presidential campaign documents his family, his fellow candidates, the voters who selected him, his speeches, and memorable campaign moments and events.

The Cuba Wars

On the Democratic side of the aisle , Senator Hillary Clinton of New York and ... In
the end , Obama seized the nomination in a victory powered by his shrewd
campaign strategy , rousing oratory , and ability to tap into the hunger for change
in ...

The Cuba Wars

Draws on extensive interviews with policymakers and opposition leaders to explore the final years of the Castro era, in a report that makes predictions about what is likely to happen in Cuba as well as the ramifications of imminent changes on the island nation's relationship with America. 35,000 first printing.

Radical in Chief

If Americans understood in 2008 the facts Kurtz reveals in this shocking political biography, Obama would not be president today. The fears of his harshest critics are justified: our Commander-in- Chief is a Radical-in-Chief.

Radical in Chief

President Barack Obama surprised many voters during a pre-election interview when he approvingly noted that Ronald Reagan had “changed the trajectory of America” in a way that other presidents had not. In effect, Obama was saying that he, too, aimed to transform America in some fundamental way. Yet while Americans in 1982 may have been divided over Reagan’s politics, at least they knew what he stood for. Do we really understand Obama’s vision for our country? In his controversial new book, veteran journalist Stanley Kurtz culls together two years of investigations from archives and never-before-tapped sources to present an exhaustively-researched exposÉ of President Obama’s biggest secret—the socialist convictions and tactical ruthlessness he has long swept under the rug. A personable figure, a thoughtful politician, and an inspiring orator, Obama has hidden his core political beliefs from the American people—sometimes by directly misrepresenting his past and sometimes by omitting or parceling out damaging information to disguise its real importance. The president presents himself as a post-ideological pragmatist, yet his current policies grow directly from the nexus of socialist associates and theories that has shaped him throughout his adult life. Kurtz makes an in-depth exploration of the president’s connections to radical groups such as ACORN, UNO of Chicago, the Midwest Academy, and the Socialist Scholars Conferences. He explains what modern “stealth” socialism is, how it has changed, and how it continues to influence the Democratic Party. He sheds light on what the New York Times called a “lost chapter” of the president’s life—his years at Columbia—and proves that Obama’s youthful infatuation with socialism was not just a phase. Those ideas have shaped his political views and set the groundwork for the long-term strategy of his administration. It could be argued that Obama’s past no longer matters, but, in a sense, it matters more than the present. Obama has adopted the gradualist socialist strategy of his mentors, seeking to combine comprehensive government regulation of private businesses with a steadily enlarging public sector. Eventually, in his hands, capitalist America could resemble a socialist-inspired Scandinavian welfare state. The gap between inner conviction and public relations in Obama’s case is vastly wider than for most American politicians. If Americans understood in 2008 the facts Kurtz reveals in this shocking political biography, Obama would not be president today. The fears of his harshest critics are justified: our Commander-in- Chief is a Radical-in-Chief.

America Speaks

... term , " said Phyllis Thomas , 69 , a retired state employee trying to choose
between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama . ... Bill Clinton remains popular
among Democrats here and across the country . ... But she said the New York
senator must show how she will handle attacks on her husband's administration ,
which Selzer ... He is a great orator , ” said Scott Brennan , the state's Democratic
chairman .

America Speaks

Triumph Books has joined forces with ABC News and USA Today to create to commemorative volume that will be on the wish list of every voter-Anerica Soeaks, a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute wrap-up of the historic 2008 presidential election. Packed with gorgeous color photographs and buoyed by the insightful journalism of two of the world's news giants, this must-have book will examine every aspect of the riveting campaign. Readers will also travel through "50 States in 50 Days" on the historic joint ABC News/USA Today tour of the nation, which captures the voices of the voters as they weigh the merits of the candidates and the challenges being faced by the