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Old 04-30-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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What they should be asking - about his out of control spending, his flip-flops on wiretapping, his bow&grovel tour of the world - a multitude of questions that could have been asked.
That is why Obama "pre-selects" reporters that are no threat to him. He is totally partisan. Fox news is by far the highest rated news organization, and Obama treats em like a red headed step child.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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You pathetic, nit-picking ankle-biters are just a hoot. The American public is impressed by President Obama. They see a thoughtful man who speaks reasonably and acts with competence. They also see a rag-tag band of losers who call him stupid and who spent the last 8 years cheerleading a complete and utter failure. Who do you think they believe?

It ain't you, that's for sure.

But keep it up. Keep up the stupid teleprompter jokes. Keep trying to pretend that President Obama isn't smart. Keep driving moderates away. You're doing the country a favor.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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You pathetic, nit-picking ankle-biters are just a hoot. The American public is impressed by President Obama. They see a thoughtful man who speaks reasonably and acts with competence. They also see a rag-tag band of losers who call him stupid and who spent the last 8 years cheerleading a complete and utter failure. Who do you think they believe?

It ain't you, that's for sure.

But keep it up. Keep up the stupid teleprompter jokes. Keep trying to pretend that President Obama isn't smart. Keep driving moderates away. You're doing the country a favor.
Can we say...BRAINWASHED? Based on what you say..MAO-bama and his America hating wife sound like they should be camp counselors..not running the country (by the way, i doubt the MESS-iah probably couldnt get security clearance to run a taco stand)
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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Actually, yes. Index cards have just enough room for quick notes. A teleprompter lets you read word for word. The difference is that index cards therefore force a certain level of preparedness because you have to know the material, not read it as it's fed to you.
I surmise that you have never used a prompter. If you are not familiar with the material and how you want to present it before you get up there, you will come across no better than if you were trying to speak from index cards that you'd never seen before.

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Obama has all but proven, numerous times, he is decidedly not prepared by getting absolutely lost due to teleprompter mishaps.
Right. During his NAS speech, he had to tell the teleprompter operator to go ahead and advance past a series of introductions that he'd already done. That's not lost, that's asking the operator guy to keep up.

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He's using that prompter as a crutch and quite frankly, I don't find him to be any better of a speaker, off the cuff, than Dubya was.
Just like he's using Air Force One as a crutch. He's a young man...he could jog. Maybe right-wing luddites need to consider that technology is a perfectly ordinary and reasonable tool for those who can actually figure out how to work it. As for W, he was often a charming and competent off-the-cuff speaker. Not quite as polished as one might expect from a Yale/Harvard guy, but as one of his Yale professors did call him the worst student ever to graduate from the university, maybe we don't really set our sights so high.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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listen to you. first off the de-stimulus bill passed under obama was 70% directed to healthcare and education reform...
Pretty neat trick, considering 33% went to tax cuts, 10% went to each of energy and state budget support, and 8% went to housing and transportation.

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...things that cost money, not stimulate the economy. certainly not in the short term.
Purposes of AARA:
(1) To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery.
(2) To assist those most impacted by the recession.
(3) To provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health.
(4) To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits.
(5) To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.

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second, if they keep preaching how we're so strapped for cash how can they justify any kind of increase at all, let alone 8%. that's double or more what most people get for an annual raise. fiscal responsibility what?
Who is "they"? When did "they" preach this? Otherwise, when personal consumption and business investment both stall, the last thing you want is cutbacks by government. Republicans seem to believe that you can have a budget without numbers, but no matter how you slice it, you still can't have an economy without demand from somewhere.

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oh and i'f i'm not mistaken, obama was a prominent supporter of TARP, which makes the cost his just as much as Bush or anyone else who championed it and voted in favor of it.
Well, there wouldn't have been a bill at all if not for Paulson, Bernanke, and Bush. It passed by a vote of 74-25 on October 2, 2008. Not really very controversial, it seems, and 15 weeks before Obama became President.

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not to mention the roots of the ill economy and the real estate bubble date back to clinton years...
What roots are those...CRA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley? They caused no part of this.

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...not that bush did anything to help it. the democratic house and senate of the last two years sure as hell didn't either.
You didn't like the $152 billion 2008 Stimulus Bill? I bet you liked it enough to cash your rebate check.

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...and finally, lots of european news sources didn't have slobbering praise for obama's apology tour.
Any that have actual readers?

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though i heard chavez and castro chuckling all the way out here in wisconsin
About time. We have enough problems to deal with already. No reason to be so bone-headed as to perpetuate more. Neither Cuba nor Venezuela poses anything but opportunity for the US. The days of policy playing second-fiddle to some knee-jerk second-rate ideology are over. Hear that, Condi?
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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No there wasn't.
Yes, there was.

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In order to classify as stimulative, a stimulus bill must stimulate NOW, not two years down the road - which is what obama's does.
Sure. If it were even possible to off-load $800 billion now, you'd complain that we're just burning all this money for a short-term fix that will have no lasting effects. Actually, you do that now, depending on which way the wind happens to be blowing.

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It was just an excuse to spend more money we don't have.
No, it was an effort to help the national and global economies suffer as little further damage from the effects of inane right-wing economic policies as possible. Even if we had to borrow the money to do it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Texas...and proud of it.
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Why? YOU think the most important issue in the world is the use of a teleprompter and YOU have already decided Obama is a failure because he uses one. The End.

No other question , no other answer, would have any meaning for you.

Seems he can't the facts correct, the US did not invent the automobile and he was wrong on Churchill.

Hot Air » Blog Archive » 100 Days Presser: Flubbing Churchill

He is losing more respect each and everyday.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The sad part is that this thread is far more substantive than Obama's sham of a press conference. And we didnt demand the networks pre-empt thier shows for us
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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Seems he can't the facts correct, the US did not invent the automobile and he was wrong on Churchill.

Hot Air » Blog Archive » 100 Days Presser: Flubbing Churchill

He is losing more respect each and everyday.
He'll do fine without the "respect" of idiots.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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He'll do fine without the "respect" of idiots.
Well thats good, because he has a whole cabinet full of them..
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