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Video Emerges of Obama Calling Kanye West a ‘Jackass’`
CNN ^ | Sept. 16, 2009

Posted on 09/16/2009 5:15:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Obama: "Cut the President some slack."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.tv ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bho44; jackass; kanye

1 posted on 09/16/2009 5:15:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, I finally agree with “dear Leader about something.
2 posted on 09/16/2009 5:16:43 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama needs to apologize to West at next year’s MTV-A-Corn.


3 posted on 09/16/2009 5:16:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans! "Behaving badly" since April 19, 1775!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is fabulous. We’ll be seeing a LOT of this one!

What’s even more exciting is, it’ll ignite a skirmish between the press and the Prez. Hide and watch.


4 posted on 09/16/2009 5:17:36 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This MAY have been meant in a very complimentary way since the symbol of the RAT party is, well, A JACKASS!


5 posted on 09/16/2009 5:19:40 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
see...we can find common cause with the President. Maybe this is something we can build on.
6 posted on 09/16/2009 5:21:23 PM PDT by txroadkill ( 9/12/2009 another win for the Gipper!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For once, I agree with him.


7 posted on 09/16/2009 5:21:39 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He didn't lie and he gave us Transparency.
8 posted on 09/16/2009 5:21:55 PM PDT by Sir Beowolf ("We The People")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a Sister Souljah planned moment. That should be clear to anybody with any knowledge of the Chairmans operation.


9 posted on 09/16/2009 5:23:00 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (CommieCare: Need a Stent, Take a Red Pill. Next!)
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To: DejaJude

This is the best press Obama is getting these days. It makes him look hip enough to know who Kanye is and smart enough to know the guy is a tool.


10 posted on 09/16/2009 5:23:11 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Cut the president some slack”

pompous jackass himself

I wonder if he talks about himself in the 3rd party, to Michelle


11 posted on 09/16/2009 5:23:21 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

That’s what I thought. This is the first thing I agree with 0bozo about. When he said he wasn’t going to apologize I had to appreciate that too. A lesson for Republicans; don’t apologize for telling the truth.


12 posted on 09/16/2009 5:23:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: jwalsh07

I thought that too. A completely scripted strategic “oops.”


13 posted on 09/16/2009 5:25:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In that one instant, I actually found him likable. I think I need to take a shower now.


14 posted on 09/16/2009 5:25:27 PM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: jwalsh07

The way he says it is sort of “I hate to dog on a brother” lol. But the tone also implies that he has prior knowledge of Kanye West’s jackassery. He must have met him at some Dem event and not been impressed.


15 posted on 09/16/2009 5:26:46 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: TigersEye

Nah it wasn’t scripted but they are employing it as such after the fact.


16 posted on 09/16/2009 5:28:02 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: silverleaf

Takes one to know one.


17 posted on 09/16/2009 5:28:12 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is only out because President Obama decided that the reaction to the leaked audio was positive.

CNN would never have let this out otherwise — because it was shot during set-up, and set-up IS off the record, and should be, unless the President says something that is truly news-worthy.


18 posted on 09/16/2009 5:28:57 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: TigersEye
Ditto. Kanye made a jackass of himself. So how can this possibly hurt Obama.

If he called the Acorn workers — Jackasses, then I might believe it was a leak.

19 posted on 09/16/2009 5:30:12 PM PDT by FR_addict (www.conservativesinactionusa.com)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

It takes a “JACKASS” to Know a “JACKASS!” so I must agree with You. We have finally found something that OBOZO has special expertise in knowing and understanding and hence being able to identify with crystal clear vision! not clouded by inebriants and mind altering drugs he has confessed to partaking in the past....


20 posted on 09/16/2009 5:35:34 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe my tinfoil hat needs adjustment, but I can’t help wondering if this wasn’t orchestrated by Obama and West. By calling West a “jackass” Obama portrays himself as a fairminded person who is willing to slam someone of his own race. This will help his image as viewed by those in the mushy middle. It will detract from the claims that he is a racist.


21 posted on 09/16/2009 5:36:06 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Talk about a narcissistic jackass!


22 posted on 09/16/2009 5:37:57 PM PDT by maggief (He had a dream. We got a nightmare!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maybe I'm just being cynical, but I think this “candid” moment was staged. Come on! Obama new 90%+ of American’s thought Kanye was a jerk. This “slip” was risk free, and the feigned anger at the media for releasing it is staged as well. Truth be told, Obama and Rev. Wright are probably part of the 10% that thought that Kanye was justified putting “whitey” in her place.
23 posted on 09/16/2009 5:41:30 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Scary that the President of the US knows about this, much less would comment on a MTV show.

God help us.


24 posted on 09/16/2009 5:41:34 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( Reagan said, "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.")
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To: jwalsh07

That was my thought too. He wanted this out. And it was an easy one—who doesn’t think Kanye is a jacka** as this point? He probably had the word jacka** polled—it just beat out “bully” (being a little more edgy and hip).


25 posted on 09/16/2009 5:43:16 PM PDT by The4thHorseman
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To: Callahan
This is the best press Obama is getting these days. It makes him look hip enough to know who Kanye is and smart enough to know the guy is a tool.

For the first time, I saw him as a person and not a politician. Getting real, so to speak. Why would he want to go off the record for that? That's what doesn't seem right. If the guy is a jackass and all the world (right and left) knows it, why try to be PC?

26 posted on 09/16/2009 5:57:25 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

O-Hole is racist!!


27 posted on 09/16/2009 6:03:28 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: jwalsh07

I agree.
It also fills up the MSM/SCM with this tabloid stuff instead of more relevant topics.


28 posted on 09/16/2009 6:08:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: FR_addict

Yep, calculated to make him look like a regular guy. Aimed at the center and center-right. Trying to staunch defections from the middle. The left couldn’t care less so it doesn’t hurt him there. Big Media is so complicit in promoting and defending this Marxist dork they probably sat down and planned it with him.


29 posted on 09/16/2009 6:39:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Callahan

It’s nice that you’re not cynical. : ) lol


30 posted on 09/16/2009 6:44:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: All

Wake up and smell the coffee of Obama’s Sister Soulja moment.


31 posted on 09/16/2009 6:47:44 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (...I only vote for conservatives...all Republicans are not conservatives...)
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