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When President Obama ‘Pretends to Go to Work’ . . .
The National Review ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 09/17/2012 11:50:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The New York Times has an article about Showtime’s thriller series “Homeland” . . . and offers this little anecdote:

And then there was that request from the White House screening room. Mr. Gordon’s reaction? “Completely surreal.”

(When [actor Damien] Lewis sat next to the president at a state dinner last spring, he said Mr. Obama told him, “While Michelle and the two girls go play tennis on Saturday afternoons, I go in the Oval Office, pretend I’m going to work, and then I switch on ‘Homeland.’ ”)

Ms. Danes said: “I think we were all stunned — and a little terrified by that idea. The president knows what we do?”

Chiefly, Mr. Lewis said, it was validation that the show’s seemingly far-fetched premise — a Marine held captive by Islamic terrorists is converted into a willing anti-American operative, while the C.I.A. agent on his trail suffers from mental illness — had been rendered compellingly believable. “It was Obama saying this is not unrealistic,” Mr. Lewis said.

Which is more disturbing?

1) That Obama “pretends he’s going to work” on Saturdays and watches “Homeland”?

2) That Obama finds Manchurian Candidate–style POWs-turned-terrorists to be plausible?

I hope the president wasn’t scheduled to review intelligence briefings about threats to our embassies and consulates some recent Saturday.


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: homeland; lazy; obama; tv
Try to imagine any other president in this situation.
1 posted on 09/17/2012 11:50:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Which is more disturbing?

1) That Obama “pretends he’s going to work” on Saturdays and watches “Homeland”?

2) That Obama finds Manchurian Candidate–style POWs-turned-terrorists to be plausible?

I’ll take

3) That Obama IS the Manchurian Candidate.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 11:56:52 AM PDT by Argus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He only said he was watching Homeland.. in all honesty it was Cartoons - Classic Looney Tunes as I understand

BE werry werry Quiet... I ‘m hunting Tear-wore-wists. ehhhhhh ehhhhh ehhhh


3 posted on 09/17/2012 11:57:51 AM PDT by Cliff Dweller (No such thing as a threat... just targets)
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To: Cliff Dweller
Cartoons? More like ‘Brokeback Mountain’.
4 posted on 09/17/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does he EVER use the Oval Office to address the nation? NO. Why? Because one of his many destructive missions is to overturn ALL of America’s traditions. He’s doing a fine job of that and stupid Americans don’t even see it nor do they care.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 12:03:49 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...Once upon a time, a “call it in” Senator was elected President, amidst great fanfare and adulation, while others had doubts.
The street hustler is still the street hustler, the lair is still the lair, the incompetent is still incompetent, the only difference is, the doubts have been confirmed.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 12:07:05 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What the hell, Barack! I'm running the Oval Office and you want me to find the clicker for you?


7 posted on 09/17/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Doogle
I've heard talk that he has a small, private office that he goes to in sweats and watches basketball, etc. most of the time when he isn't traveling. His underlings do all the work and make the decisions. Valerie Jarrett is president in all but name. No wonder she rates a full Secret Service detail.
8 posted on 09/17/2012 12:12:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Slyfox

How much is it going to cost us to fumigate that whole place?


9 posted on 09/17/2012 12:13:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would be willing to pay for the fumigation myself. And run the machines.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 12:20:29 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t wait until “O’s” excellent adventure is OVER!

What is most frightening is that a President of the US ADMITS faking his work effort... for whatever reason!

It shouldn’t be a shock because we already know that WORK is a foreign concept to “O”...But that he’d ADMIT it!!??


11 posted on 09/17/2012 12:21:48 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do his idiotic people say such things which harm the TOTUS’ image? Incredibly dimwitted thing to say. Also implies he has to do this in secret cause the Missus wouldn’t approve, or something.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 12:24:01 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
3-4x what we paid to fumigate it from the Klintoons' reign-of-hell. We might need to call the Brits back in to burn it down, so we can rebuild it. The rotting stench of ∅bummer&TheRegimeFromHell is felt thousands of miles away.
13 posted on 09/17/2012 12:24:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Cliff Dweller

Nah, not the classics for Obeyma. He’s more of a Spongebob Squarepants kinda guy.


14 posted on 09/17/2012 12:25:06 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Slyfox
Damn! Whos the dominant one in that picture! A real president would have slapped her in the face for even presuming that body posture in front of him! HE'S THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES - PUT YOUR ARMS DOWN AND PULL IN THAT CHIN, BITCH!

And uncross your damn legs, Barack, you freeking wimp. AND STAND UP.

Arrrrgghhh....


15 posted on 09/17/2012 12:29:46 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SeaDragon

Ping to our earlier manchurian candidate conversation.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 12:30:06 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been using the word juvenile for about three years.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 12:30:45 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...the one thing I would suggest Romney do with in hours of being elected is to “debug” the place.


18 posted on 09/17/2012 12:32:45 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Slyfox
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19 posted on 09/17/2012 12:37:32 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Doogle
I remember when I first heard that Obama quote about someone getting all “wee-weed up”, I had no idea what Obama was talking about. When someone said, “You know, ‘wee-wee’, what little kids call urine?’”, I was dumbfounded. I could not believe the POTUS could be so juvenile. I don't think I used that term after the age of, say, seven, and I've never even heard my six year old son use it.
20 posted on 09/17/2012 12:42:27 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Claire Danes, excellent actress. Plays crazy perfectly.

21 posted on 09/17/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT by y6162
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22 posted on 09/17/2012 1:54:13 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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