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Drama fatigue

February 25, 2013

According to Yahoo news

A poll out late last week found that barely one in four Americans said they’d heard much about the automatic spending cuts…and four in 10 said they were comfortable with the cuts going into effect.

“…It’s very hard to get the same sense of urgency for a third time in a row, just two months after the last one.”

There’s one in every crowd. The person who runs from drama to drama…always a crisis, always a disaster, always a rollercoaster ride of emotion

Personally, I find these people ok in really small doses. They can be entertaining and brilliantly funny – but wow. They exhaust me. And how can you keep caring, paying attention when they admit stuff like this

The White House disputes that such flexibility exists, given the blunt mechanisms in a law that was designed to never be implemented because it was so draconian

It was their idea, and they were hoping no one would take them seriously on it. Haven’t we all had a friend or two like this?

It’s no surprise really

Call it cliff fatigue….an American electorate that has little trust in Washington ….looks to be tuning out the latest round of fiscal fighting

Peggy Noonan notices it as well. Since the Obama campaign infrastructure was left intact we knew to expect showmanship & political photo ops to create “pressure” to “do something” 

 Mr. Obama thrives in chaos. He flourishes in unsettled circumstances and grooves on his own calm. …At the end of the day he looks incapable of creating a sense of stability.

The thing he misses as he shrewdly surveys the field is what he is: the president. … He is the one they expect to come up with a plan that is a little more than Let’s Threaten Catastrophe.

Hmm.  Do you have a friend who is offended easily, complains often about the injustice of situations, over exaggerates problems, or has a tendency to experience one crisis after another?  

well, maybe…

The Disruptive Alpha, … is a master at creating tension and discord everywhere she goes. She knows how to stir the pot by bringing up provocative subjects and dropping inflammatory comments at just the right time…the next time your disruptive friend is stirring up conflict, walk away. Let her deal with her mess on her own

 Yep. Sounds about right.

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