Skip to comments.Obama Uses Press Conf To Mock 87-Yr. Old Widow
Posted on 11/07/2008 2:59:51 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Say what you will about President George W. Bush, but I don't recall him ever mocking an elderly widow in his pronouncements. But Barack Obama couldn't get through his first press conference as president-elect without doing just that.
Answering a question from Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times as to the presidents he has consulted during the transition, Obama took a gratuitous jab at Nancy Reagan.
BARACK OBAMA: In terms of speaking to former presidents, I've spoken to all of them that are living, obviously President Clinton--I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any séances.
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Stay classy, Barack ping to Today show list.
How cowardly and puny.
We have an immature juvenile for President.
Typical of the Communist left.
What an idiot and the press just laughs along as he makes a gaffe about the wrong first lady.
...which should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying even scant attention the past couple of years.
After mocking American motherhood, I am not surprised that there is yet another disgusting performance by the Kenyan Clown.
“I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any séances.”
Don’t they cut something off in Islam for doing stuff like that?
side question - who is the reporter and did she hurt her arm patting herself on the back for getting Obama elected?
His remarks only show how immature he really is. A puppet for special interests.
I quit watching the news about 3 years ago. Finally unplugged TV last winter. Haven’t gotten a newspaper in years.
Barry, you idiot.
Nancy did not do séances, she was into Horoscopes.
Tis best to stay silent on things you know nothing about rather than to speak up and remove any doubt that you ARE an clueless, classless idiot!
You’re not doing a very good job to earn my respect.
And of course the treacherous presstitutes laughed heartily. Disgusting vermin
Nancy Reagan isn’t 85. She’s 87, and recently suffered a broken hip.
Can’t wait to hear what Michael Reagan has to say.
Making fun of a frail, widowed, broken-hipped, little old lady with more grace in her withered left pinky than he has in his entire body...WOW, what a tough guy he is, what a man! Damn, but Putin must be quaking in fear about dealing with Obama, no need to worry about those missiles that’ll be pointed at Poland, nosiree, Putin’s going to have them removed ASAP, otherwise Obama might make fun of HIS mother.
While Nancy Reagan was never my favorite person in the world, what I currently think of Obama simply isnt fit for discussing in mixed company.
What do you want to bet that we’ll eventually hear reports that his handlers will be taking him aside and coaching him to act like an adult.
That is soooooooooo tacky!!!
Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. Obama asked her how she got hurt and she said she slipped running to his speech in Grant Park. Obama rather humorlessly replied along the lines that it was the only incident he was aware of from that evening.
She told him on live TV, during that question, that she hurt her elbow running to one of his rallies. Not sarcasm.
One would hope but most libs are like middle school girls.
0bama = Abortion
Genetic impossibility for BO.
Obama is obviously not a man of good humor. But when he does attempt humor it is almost exclusively focused on mocking others. Unlike Bush, Obama rarely pokes fun at himself.
I am shocked, since he has been so respectful of other white women. /s
He should be careful. Some people believe that after you die, you can come back and protect your loved ones.
I’m sure Ronald Reagan would be VERY unhappy to hear his beloved wife being made fun of like that...
Thanks, Ancesthntr. By your handle, I’m guessing you’re a genealogist—one who obviously knows his/her stuff! When writing the item, I did a quick Google search that showed Mrs. Reagan’s DOB as 1923, but after reading post went to Wiki that shows 1921. I’ve gone back and changed the headline at NB.
It was an entirely crafted and wholly scripted insult designed to enrage republicans.
Just like the Office of the President Elect Podium.
It’s pure in your face smack.
What a smarmy, low-class little piece of crap this man is. Try as I might to resign myself to this person sitting in the Oval Office for the next four (maybe eight) years, the very thought of it just makes me sick. Not to mention the idea of that battleaxe he’s married to as our first lady, especially after having our lovely and gracious First Lady Laura, it’s almost too much to bear. And he hasn’t even been sworn in yet :-((
Question: What was the audience response to his quip? The video cuts right before the rimshot.
Isn’t this the guy who can see the dead? Last Memorial Day he stated that he saw some in the crowd he was addressing.
Doesn’t surprise me, from what I’m hearing, his wife’s favorite word begins with “f”.
Wasn’t it Hillary who talked to Eleanor?
I too have stopped watching network and cable news except for FOX. Since the election, I won’t even watch FOX anymore. I get my info from Rush Limbaugh and a few reliable websites. The less I see and hear Obama, the better I feel.
Smattering of laughter as he was saying it; pretty silent when he finished.
My only news source is FR. I don’t watch TV at all. Not even regular programming.
The left are sure good at seances when election time comes around.. (dead voting)
Strictly amateur and for my self, but yes. I always look for confirmation - and I had found her age in order to post a response somewhere else. Glad to be of help - we're all going to need to stick together for a while.
Did he give Mrs. Reagan the finger too?
We have an immature juvenile for President.
Yes he is.
We now have President Eddie Haskell.
It was Hillary Clinton who conjured up Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House.
Wasn’t it Hillary who said she had “talked” to Eleanor Roosevelt? Somebody help us remember.
A widow with a broken hip.
EXACTLY. Did you notice at that Alfred Smith dinner a few weeks ago every joke Obama made was at someone elses expense. At least our idiot candidate had a better sense of humor.
Bless his little heart, I guess he is too dim to remember that that was Hillary .
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