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Old 08-07-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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All the guy does is stutter and stammer. He thinks it's cool. It isn't.
Really? He thinks it's cool? Got anything to back that up?
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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LOL. Today's foreign policy: "bend over and grab your ankles"
In what way is THAT our foreign policy?
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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No, I don't watch very much TV. Why did you watch it? Am I to understand that you hate the man, and yet you purposefully watched it?
Right? Why would one deliberately watch or listen to something that irritates them? Oh I know why, so they can come on here & complain, moan, & whine incessantly about it.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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4. Since forever, yet the amount of people living in poverty has decreased dramatically since LBJ started the War on Poverty.

Care to vent more fauxtrage? Look, I'm all for a viable economic recovery and Obama isn't doing half of what he could right now within his power, but blaming this sorely on Obama is being childish and naive.
Your facts are made up. Either you're uninformed and believe that wishful thinking is the truth, or you're simply lying.


Poverty [i]
  • In 2011, 46.2 million people (15.0 percent) were in poverty.
  • In 2011, 26.5 million (13.7 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty.
  • In 2011, 16.1 million (21.9 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
  • In 2011, 3.6 million (8.7 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.
  • The overall poverty rate according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure is 16.1%, as compared with the official poverty rate of 15.1%.[ii]
  • Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, there are 49.7 million people living in poverty, 3.1 million more than are represented by the official poverty measure (46.6 million).[iii]
Food Insecurity and Very Low Food Security [iv]
  • In 2011, 50.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.5 million adults and 16.7 million children.
  • In 2011, 14.9 percent of households (17.9 million households) were food insecure.
  • In 2011, 5.7 percent of households (6.8 million households) experienced very low food security.
  • In 2011, households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 20.6 percent compared to 12.2 percent.
  • In 2011, households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children (20.6 percent), especially households with children headed by single women (36.8 percent) or single men (24.9 percent), Black non-Hispanic households (25.1 percent) and Hispanic households (26.2 percent).
  • In 2011, 4.8 million seniors (over age 60), or 8.4% of all seniors were food insecure.[v]
  • Food insecurity exists in every county in America, ranging from a low of 2.4 percent in Slope County, ND to a high of 35.2 percent in Holmes County, MS.[vi]
Seven states exhibited statistically significant higher household food insecurity rates than the U.S. national average 2009-2011: [vii]
United States 14.7%
Mississippi 19.2%
Texas 18.5%
Arkansas 19.2%
Alabama 18.2%
Georgia 17.4%
California 16.2%
North Carolina 17.1%

Hunger Statistics, Hunger Facts & Poverty Facts | Feeding America



3.1 million are excluded from this chart

Do you have facts that contradict the USCB, CPS, and Feeding America?

LBJ's war on poverty has been a progressive disaster. If you want something to fail, place the government in charge.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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YSeven states exhibited statistically significant higher household food insecurity rates than the U.S. national average 2009-2011:
United States 14.7%
Mississippi 19.2%
Texas 18.5%
Arkansas 19.2%
Alabama 18.2%
Georgia 17.4%
California 16.2%
North Carolina 17.1%
All red states except California.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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TV is a very effective way to communicating with the American people.

June 16, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy appears on Jack Parr’s Tonight Show:

1968: Richard Nixon delivers a signature line on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In:

March 13, 1975: Ronald Reagan appears on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (although he was not a candidate at the time, he announced his candidacy for the 1976 race months later)

1992: Bill Clinton plays sax on The Arsenio Hall Show:

2000: George W. Bush delivers a Top Ten list on Late Night with David Letterman:

2008: Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin raps on Saturday Night Live (presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain also appeared on different episodes)

March 2012: Mitt Romney appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Eight Famous Presidential Visits To Late Night TV (Video) | Mr. Media Training
Well obviously the other Presidents/political candidates communicated well enough the first time round
When one is doing it 5 - 6 times, you're just a serial TV *****

Not to mention, why doesn't he demonstrate a skill like playing a musical instrument
or speak a foreign language or cook something. Learn to entertain the crowd.
The stuttering is a real bore.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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Were they SITTING presidents when they made their TV appearances?

Not every household had a television, but they did have a radio. That's how presidents communicated to the citizens. None of them used the radio to put on comedy shows. They talked to the listeners about the state of the country - the good and the bad.
Well, yes. Again, Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan appeared on Bob Hope's annual Christmas show, while they were 'sitting' presidents (I think Mr. Bush the Elder did too). True, they did not talk about issues affecting the country: I believe they were usually short messages to Bob, with maybe a 'jab' thrown in. However, times change.


I guess my point was lost on you:I am saying that it shall probably become the 'norm' for sitting Presidents to go on different forums (television talk shows, internet podcasts, etc) and talk about issues. I never watch late night television, but I guess President Obama wanted to reach out to those that do. I would not be surprised if he went on a daytime talk show (if he hasn't already; I do not watch much television save for an hour or two in the evening). I imagine that it is getting more difficult to capture the attention of various segments of American society, so you go to the media form that will help you do so.

I'm still a little surprised that some are so upset over this. Of course, there were 'old timers' who were upset that Mr. Nixon (as a candidate) appeared on Laugh-In, but it did help his image. I recall people becoming upset over President Carter's interview in Playboy. I guess you will always have people 'upset' over something.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:32 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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No, I don't watch very much TV. Why did you watch it? Am I to understand that you hate the man, and yet you purposefully watched it?


I just wanted to see him make a fool of himself like he always does when there is no teleprompter around
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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why doesn't he demonstrate a skill like playing a musical instrument
I see you miss Bill Clinton too



Although Obama does a good Al Green:

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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... Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan appeared on Bob Hope's annual Christmas show, while they were 'sitting' presidents (I think Mr. Bush the Elder did too).
Dubbya appeared on Late Night With David Letterman in 2000. I'm sure he would have appeared way more frequently if he were capable of getting out more than a sentence or two without a prompter.
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