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Old 08-07-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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People like you puzzle me. Why in the world would you devote 20 minutes of your life to watch something that obviously annoys you or just wastes your time? Forget about TV, there are people in this life who annoy or just really bother me. Guess how much time I give them?
It sounds very unprofessional & certainly not presidential in any sense of the word. He would get a big fat F in public speaking class. The guy can't complete a sentence without using an "uh" or two in it.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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The guy can't complete a sentence without using an "uh" or two in it.
Maybe he was born in Canada
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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So the show aired last night hugh. The only reason he sounds like a mumbling idiot is because he is phony and should try to be himself...I would say that Obama has no real confidence...He can't relax and be himself because even he knows that he is a simple common guy who is in over his head.
Yes, he knows it, but he knows how easily his low IQ base can be fooled. It's actually amusing to watch them fall in line with their excuses and pandering.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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Yes, he knows it, but he knows how easily his low IQ base can be fooled. It's actually amusing to watch them fall in line with their excuses and pandering.
Define "low IQ base." Obama won postgrads 55-42% in 2012. Evidently there are some high IQ folks in his base too.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I just wanted to see him make a fool of himself like he always does when there is no teleprompter around
I hope someone has given Obama a geography lesson, and showed him where the Gulf of Mexico is. That's what happens when he goes off script.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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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.
I never watched Obama on a talk show. I did see clips on youtube. I find it hard to take a president serious when he is on a show that is based on comedy and uses national issues as his material for comedy. It's as if he's poking and making fun of issues that are a concern to Americans. There is nothing funny about what is going on in this country. Maybe people could find the humor entertaining if this country was doing better. He's just a bit too Hollywood for me. If he wants to be a comedian, fine, just don't use national issues as your material.

There is a time and place for everything. Talking about national issues while on a comedy show is not the place. That's just my opinion. There are Sunday talk shows where there is serious discussions about national issues that he could appear on. Maybe he doesn't go for several reasons: he doesn't like his weekends interrupted? afraid to be challenged? afraid he won't be able to answer off the top of his head?

And you may be right, that sitting Presidents will appear more often on television shows. Hopefully it won't be a stage for them to show what they believe to be their hidden talents.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by steven_h
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%

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All red states except California.
Wow... is that all you got from the entire post? Partisan much?
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Define "low IQ base." Obama won postgrads 55-42% in 2012. Evidently there are some high IQ folks in his base too.
A high IQ is not an indicator of possessing good judgement. I worked for some of the smartest engineers (lacking common sense) who thought they knew my job better than I did. My thirty years of experience didn't distract them from making fools of themselves at any given moment.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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1. Many are still unemployed

2. Many struggling to survive working at part-time jobs

3. Crappy Economy

4. Many living in Poverty


But this fool is going to go on TV and smile on a late night comedy show. What the hell is wrong with him?


Obama to Appear On Jay Leno Aug. 6 | Variety
OOOh another lets bash Obama thread..
I watched him on Leno and he sounded much more credible than this topics premise and some of its hateful replies .If you are so concerned about the welfare of the American worker get Congress to get off their backsides and vote for or at least bring to the floor some legislation to help that unemployed demographic instead of voting no,filibustering and obstructing anything the President brings to the table.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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A high IQ is not an indicator of possessing good judgement. I worked for some of the smartest engineers (lacking common sense) who thought they knew my job better than I did. My thirty years of experience didn't distract them from making fools of themselves at any given moment.
That's what people with low IQs usually say.
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