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If White House Was Surprised by Applause at Tucson Pep Rally… Why Did They Ask For It On Jumbotron?
http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com ^ | January 15, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 01/15/2011 10:45:10 AM PST by Para-Ord.45

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that they were surprised by the applause at the memorial pep rally on Wednesday for the victims of the Tucson shootings.

"I will say that I read the speech several times and thought that there wouldn’t be a lot of applause if any. I think many of us thought that. But I think there was a celebration, again, of the lives of those who had been impacted. Not just at that grocery store but throughout the country. And I think that, if that is part of the healing process, then that’s a good thing."

Oh really?

Then why was it printed on the Jumbotron? (pic at link)


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: giffords; obama; palin; peprally
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1 posted on 01/15/2011 10:45:12 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

gibbs is such a tool.


2 posted on 01/15/2011 10:46:56 AM PST by thethirddegree
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3 posted on 01/15/2011 10:48:46 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

That looks like a closed caption. Let’s keep the criticism on what really went amuck, such as the t-shirts and the booing of Governor Brewer.


4 posted on 01/15/2011 10:49:29 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Para-Ord.45

How embarrassing is that. lol


5 posted on 01/15/2011 10:49:29 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oops.


6 posted on 01/15/2011 10:49:34 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: thethirddegree

That looks like closed-captioning, indicating that applause had occurred.


7 posted on 01/15/2011 10:50:08 AM PST by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Several professional speechwriters have already asked “why were applause lines written in the speech”?



Obviously this was his campaign kick-off, since many "journalists" from all major "news" orgs were tweeting that morning saying exactly that.

But the jumbo-tron was probably for the deaf?

8 posted on 01/15/2011 10:50:20 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Were they asking for applause or was this simply a case of somebody transcribing what was actually happening in real time?


9 posted on 01/15/2011 10:50:31 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Para-Ord.45

Because they lied.


10 posted on 01/15/2011 10:50:33 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I have a sneaking suspicion that the kiddies in this regime are “surprised” by their own shadows.


11 posted on 01/15/2011 10:51:32 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Why was this “memorial” held at a university? Why wasn’t the memorial held at a church?

Doesn’t Tucson have a cathedral?


12 posted on 01/15/2011 10:52:12 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well done. Darn that pesky internet with photos to expose outright lies. I bet they even had plants in the audience to begin the cheers and applause and of course it was contagious.


13 posted on 01/15/2011 10:52:31 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: dirtboy

Closed caption or pre-distributed script. Either way, it is easy to see how a very liberal college audience would read it as a request to clap. No wonder a lot of the clapping seemed ill-timed.


14 posted on 01/15/2011 10:52:41 AM PST by maica
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To: Para-Ord.45

15 posted on 01/15/2011 10:53:23 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Para-Ord.45
It's all B.S.! I am unaware of ANY President giving a public speech that did not screen the audience AND STACK THE ATTENDEES WITH SUPPORTERS (not jock straps!)

This is only another lie from CZAR B.O.and his spokesman, Clarabelle Baghdad Bob Gibbs!
16 posted on 01/15/2011 10:55:35 AM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That definitely looks like close captioning. You’re being set up or you are setting yourself up. No need to go there.


17 posted on 01/15/2011 10:55:38 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Para-Ord.45

They were surprised at the applause for a couple reasons. That so many people in the arena could read, seeing that the intellect level of anyone to go (and participate) to a pep rally funeral must be very low. It was a test and many people in the arena failed, that test was that they took their eyes off the great healer Obama to look at the jumbotron.


18 posted on 01/15/2011 10:59:19 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: maica

Headline should read:

Closed caption creates positive feedback loop for eager tools.


19 posted on 01/15/2011 10:59:46 AM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: BenLurkin

No Clergy at the pep rally?

Applause lines written into speeches?


20 posted on 01/15/2011 11:00:46 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Where was the “Leadership” from this President? There was none because he is not one. All he had to do at the first applause was to hold a hand up and say, “please”


21 posted on 01/15/2011 11:05:12 AM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: roses of sharon
Several professional speechwriters have already asked “why were applause lines written in the speech”?

I think that's pretty standard. It lets the speech reader know where applause is likely, so that they can pause, and not have their next line interupted. No big deal. That being said though, Robert Gibbs is still a liar by stating that they didn't expect applause. The "applause" lines written into the speech for my above stated reason is proof that they did in fact expect applause.
22 posted on 01/15/2011 11:06:15 AM PST by rickomatic
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To: Para-Ord.45

The whole thing stinks. Hussein is a creep and half the country likes it.


23 posted on 01/15/2011 11:06:39 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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24 posted on 01/15/2011 11:10:03 AM PST by McGruff (We must reject the idea that every time a laws broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker)
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To: Para-Ord.45

uh ohhh...


25 posted on 01/15/2011 11:19:27 AM PST by ColdOne (Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution...Ayn Rand)
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To: rickomatic
Of course, but GWB speech after the V.Tech shootings was an example of speechwritng apropos for the occasion.

This was a campaign style speech.

26 posted on 01/15/2011 11:24:41 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ah, so they were cued to clap after all. Great catch!


28 posted on 01/15/2011 11:36:52 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: bert
You have to understand the President is not a whiteman and sometimes just doesn’t know how to act

You mean, since he's half white he doesn't know how to act half the time? You can then draw your own conclusion. (...but NOT the Irish!)

29 posted on 01/15/2011 11:38:14 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: penelopesire
ping ping ping ping ping

Check out this pic of the Jumbotron from the Tucson Pep Rally. The word '[APPLAUSE]' was included with the text posted on the big screen. Dems caught lying . . . again. Go figure.

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/jumbotron-e1295109386204.jpg

30 posted on 01/15/2011 11:40:28 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: dirtboy

Beat me to it. No doubt that is what it is.


31 posted on 01/15/2011 11:41:24 AM PST by Jvette
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To: 23 Everest; maica
Where was the “Leadership” from this President? There was none because he is not one. All he had to do at the first applause was to hold a hand up and say, “please”

He's like a teacher who does not control behavior in his classroom. This is not a person we respect.

The part I watched had cheering and clapping throughout it, not just in response to certain lines. Is there a single Zer0 quote worthy of remembering?

32 posted on 01/15/2011 11:47:58 AM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Para-Ord.45
"Depends what the definition of 'contrived' is..."


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

33 posted on 01/15/2011 11:57:00 AM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: roses of sharon

The line that tickled me most in the comment section was

“Obama’s new book should be entitled:

“The Audacity Of Starting My 2012 Re-Election Campaign On The Graves Of Six People””


34 posted on 01/15/2011 12:51:26 PM PST by IM2MAD
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To: Para-Ord.45

Unexpected.


35 posted on 01/15/2011 12:54:28 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Para-Ord.45

The proof that this disgrace of a memorial service failed is that people are discussing boos, applauses and t-shirts. Had Obama been a true leader and lead a respectful memorial service the discussion we would be having is about the VICTIMS and the beautiful service that was given. Possibly represented with poems, songs, individual eulogies, tribute to our American Flag, etc. This man is so unfit for the Office, it is bordering on insanity.


36 posted on 01/15/2011 1:01:52 PM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: dirtboy

Closed caption or crowd motivation. It makes no difference. The effect is identical. If O did not want applause it would not have been shown on the tron.
Slice it any way you choose. Baottom line is a sleazy production for no purpose other than to lift O’s numbers.


37 posted on 01/15/2011 1:27:16 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Closed caption or crowd motivation. It makes no difference. The effect is identical. If O did not want applause it would not have been shown on the tron.

That line of reasoning doesn't put the right in a very good light, quite frankly. Closed captioning is hardly a call for applause. We need to stick with realistic critiques of the rally, of which there are plenty.

38 posted on 01/15/2011 1:30:39 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

If the closed caption called for applause, as it appears it did...... where do you think the script came from? The WH, that is where.


39 posted on 01/15/2011 1:33:31 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Para-Ord.45
If we are going to criticize him for what is obviously closed-captioning, we'll look awfully damned silly and deserve whatever flames we get. Save the criticism for something serious -- there's plenty enough of that.

And I'm surprised Gateway pundit was so foolish in jumping on this.

40 posted on 01/15/2011 1:35:08 PM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
If the closed caption called for applause, as it appears it did...... where do you think the script came from? The WH, that is where.

Uh, you don't seem to understand what closed captioning is. It is a stenographer typing into a computer what is being said or other sounds. So it is the stenographer typing in that applause followed Obama saying the word 'School'. It has nothing to do with a directive from the White House.

41 posted on 01/15/2011 1:38:45 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Jvette
Beat me to it. No doubt that is what it is.

Of course it was........

42 posted on 01/15/2011 1:41:47 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only thing Super Glue is good for is gluing your fingers together.....)
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To: dirtboy

Stick with what you choose. There is no question but that the applause sign on the tron generated substantial and continued applause.


43 posted on 01/15/2011 1:54:07 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: dirtboy

They expected applause.


44 posted on 01/15/2011 1:54:38 PM PST by NoLibZone (Five time DNC backed candidate Fred Phelps: "God sent the shooter".)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Does not matter if they visually promoted the applause or not.

The speech would have worked if it had been done quietly from the oval office. I do not believe for a nanosec that the admin was unaware of what would take place.

Anyway..I don’t know why some are trying so hard to like Obama..or his speech. I guess I can relate to the desire to actually have a real President of all the people..not just a few. We all long for that day and millions were hoping Obama would be it.

But.... I’m such a bubble burster and so focused on reality that it’s annoying to not a few people. I sincerely believe that this entire sad ordeal( rally) was completely staged from start to finish with no surprises.

Obama had to “move to the center” at precisely this place in time to start the push for 2012..everyone knows it but cannot or do not want to believe that he and his circle could be that low...but yes..they were and it is all at once, unbelievable and despicable.

No words can describe the lowliness of using a child’s funeral for your agenda..happens all the time in politics around the world and if there is a God..these people will surely be the first to feel the sting of his rebuke...I doubt they believe any rebuke is forthcoming.


45 posted on 01/15/2011 1:56:26 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

No question? Considering closed caption has a few second delay, I’d say you are just making it up here.


46 posted on 01/15/2011 2:02:12 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

You did not notice that applause occured after the applause sign came on?


47 posted on 01/15/2011 3:14:36 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

You can’t figure out that applause is happening about when it came on because the typist is noting such? Sheez, there are plenty of real issues over this rally and the entire Tucson matter, we don’t have to engage in this level of intellectual contorsionism to make a valid point.


48 posted on 01/15/2011 5:23:35 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Your opinion really is nothing more than your opinion. Telling others what they may and may not discuss is childish.
Fact remains if O had not wanted applause his staff would have made efforts to stop it. Applause was orchestrated. This was all about O.
Apparently the applause issue is significant, substantial and major. Protest away, please. Make my case.


49 posted on 01/15/2011 7:37:27 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

You’re just being an ass who won’t let go of his opinion, no matter what facts are presented. A rather liberal tendency.


50 posted on 01/16/2011 4:36:07 AM PST by dirtboy
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