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Obama Uses Press Conf To Mock 87-Yr. Old Widow
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho2008; hillaryclinton; kook; lynnsweet; nancyreagan
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1 posted on 11/07/2008 2:59:51 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Stay classy, Barack ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/07/2008 3:00:22 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How cowardly and puny.


3 posted on 11/07/2008 3:00:45 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We have an immature juvenile for President.


4 posted on 11/07/2008 3:02:27 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Typical of the Communist left.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 3:02:43 PM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the Royal 100 Club)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What an idiot and the press just laughs along as he makes a gaffe about the wrong first lady.


6 posted on 11/07/2008 3:03:01 PM PST by linn37
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To: DJ MacWoW

...which should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying even scant attention the past couple of years.


7 posted on 11/07/2008 3:03:25 PM PST by ducdriver (Quantum potes tantum aude.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

After mocking American motherhood, I am not surprised that there is yet another disgusting performance by the Kenyan Clown.


8 posted on 11/07/2008 3:04:15 PM PST by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“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?


9 posted on 11/07/2008 3:04:42 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

side question - who is the reporter and did she hurt her arm patting herself on the back for getting Obama elected?

10 posted on 11/07/2008 3:04:43 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

His remarks only show how immature he really is. A puppet for special interests.


11 posted on 11/07/2008 3:04:59 PM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: ducdriver

I quit watching the news about 3 years ago. Finally unplugged TV last winter. Haven’t gotten a newspaper in years.


12 posted on 11/07/2008 3:05:10 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


13 posted on 11/07/2008 3:05:31 PM PST by griswold3
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To: anniegetyourgun

And of course the treacherous presstitutes laughed heartily. Disgusting vermin


14 posted on 11/07/2008 3:05:38 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I wonder if posters who make negative comments about BHO will end up in the gulag like Alexander Solshenitsyn.
15 posted on 11/07/2008 3:06:45 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.
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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 isn’t fit for discussing in mixed company.


16 posted on 11/07/2008 3:07:56 PM PST by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obamination from becoming President)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


17 posted on 11/07/2008 3:07:58 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That is soooooooooo tacky!!!


18 posted on 11/07/2008 3:08:24 PM PST by LakeLady (I am a Female Alpha Dog Activist!! I hunt & tree demonRATS! THEN I bite!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

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.


19 posted on 11/07/2008 3:09:20 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

She told him on live TV, during that question, that she hurt her elbow running to one of his rallies. Not sarcasm.


20 posted on 11/07/2008 3:09:23 PM PST by allmost
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To: A_Former_Democrat

One would hope but most libs are like middle school girls.


21 posted on 11/07/2008 3:09:43 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Didn't Hillary say she had some ‘heart to hearts’ with Eleanor Roosevelt?
22 posted on 11/07/2008 3:10:31 PM PST by grame (please pray for the 38th MP Co in Baghdad)
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To: Ancesthntr
Nancy Reagan has more class and dignity in her left pinky than Zero and his shrew-of-a-wife can ever hope or dream of.

0bama = Abortion

23 posted on 11/07/2008 3:10:38 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Stay classy, Barack

Genetic impossibility for BO.

24 posted on 11/07/2008 3:10:59 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


25 posted on 11/07/2008 3:11:10 PM PST by AHerald ("Be faithful to God ... do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I am shocked, since he has been so respectful of other white women. /s


26 posted on 11/07/2008 3:11:13 PM PST by conservative cat ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: linn37

"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments.
Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents...
that's where it's really at."

--Bill Ayers, Weather Underground, 1970

27 posted on 11/07/2008 3:12:05 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: LakeLady

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...


28 posted on 11/07/2008 3:12:07 PM PST by queenkathy (Pray 4 Josh... www.carepages.com ( joshuaourwarrior) brain injury from allergy shot)
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To: Ancesthntr

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.


29 posted on 11/07/2008 3:13:20 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


30 posted on 11/07/2008 3:13:58 PM PST by usmcobra (Go ask Obama for your change, and don't bug me!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

31 posted on 11/07/2008 3:13:59 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Praise the Lord -- my husband has returned safely from Iraq!!! Woo hoooo!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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 :-((


32 posted on 11/07/2008 3:15:03 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
...As opposed to the mainstream jungle dances of his Kenya kinfolk .


33 posted on 11/07/2008 3:15:14 PM PST by nhwingut (,)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I watched the video at NewsBusters.

Question: What was the audience response to his quip? The video cuts right before the rimshot.

Thanks.

34 posted on 11/07/2008 3:15:15 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


35 posted on 11/07/2008 3:15:22 PM PST by spindoctor
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Doesn’t surprise me, from what I’m hearing, his wife’s favorite word begins with “f”.


36 posted on 11/07/2008 3:16:16 PM PST by Melinda
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wasn’t it Hillary who talked to Eleanor?


37 posted on 11/07/2008 3:18:04 PM PST by pallis
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


38 posted on 11/07/2008 3:19:40 PM PST by spindoctor
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To: kinsman redeemer

Smattering of laughter as he was saying it; pretty silent when he finished.


39 posted on 11/07/2008 3:20:39 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: spindoctor

My only news source is FR. I don’t watch TV at all. Not even regular programming.


40 posted on 11/07/2008 3:21:51 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"doing any séances"

The left are sure good at seances when election time comes around.. (dead voting)

41 posted on 11/07/2008 3:23:58 PM PST by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Thanks, Ancesthntr. By your handle, I’m guessing you’re a genealogist—one who obviously knows his/her stuff!

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.

42 posted on 11/07/2008 3:29:45 PM PST by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obamination from becoming President)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did he give Mrs. Reagan the finger too?


43 posted on 11/07/2008 3:30:31 PM PST by Faith
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To: anniegetyourgun; DJ MacWoW; governsleastgovernsbest
How cowardly and puny.

We have an immature juvenile for President.

Yes he is.

We now have President Eddie Haskell.

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44 posted on 11/07/2008 3:31:36 PM PST by silent_jonny (You are always with us, Lord)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It was Hillary Clinton who conjured up Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House.


45 posted on 11/07/2008 3:32:58 PM PST by AU72
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To: griswold3

Wasn’t it Hillary who said she had “talked” to Eleanor Roosevelt? Somebody help us remember.


46 posted on 11/07/2008 3:33:51 PM PST by Faith
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A widow with a broken hip.


47 posted on 11/07/2008 3:33:56 PM PST by kabar
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To: spindoctor

Same here.


48 posted on 11/07/2008 3:34:18 PM PST by silent_jonny (You are always with us, Lord)
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To: AHerald
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.

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.

49 posted on 11/07/2008 3:35:58 PM PST by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
-I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any séances.

Bless his little heart, I guess he is too dim to remember that that was Hillary .

50 posted on 11/07/2008 3:36:40 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Faith Manages)
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