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Tsk, Tsk (Hypocrite Obama cranks the White House Thermostat so he can take off jacket)
National Review ^ | 01/29 10:33 AM | Andrew Stuttaford and

Posted on 01/29/2009 8:17:38 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

'Climate change' moralists are always talking about the need to take responsibility/set an example in the face of the imminent planetary apocalypse. Imagine my surprise, therefore, when I read this (in the New York Times):

WASHINGTON — The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat. “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.

Thermostat down, coat on, Mr. President: the planet's in peril (or so you tell us).



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Contining:

So this is the same President that said,

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times . . . and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

Got it. Also, this was one of the most memorable quotes of the campaign, so why didn't the NYT story reference his obvious hypocrisy here?

On second thought, don't answer that.

1 posted on 01/29/2009 8:17:38 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

By “We”, he meant “YOU”.

Collectivist elitists NEVER intend to abide by the rules they subject others to.


2 posted on 01/29/2009 8:18:53 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I thought he was from semi-tropical Chicago.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?”


3 posted on 01/29/2009 8:19:05 AM PST by DManA
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Rules are for little people. And Republicans.


4 posted on 01/29/2009 8:19:28 AM PST by wny
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To: DManA

In order to exploit this fully, we need an exact number that the thermostat is set to.


5 posted on 01/29/2009 8:19:57 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He’s from Hawaii?? I guess they forgot he lived in Chi for many years, he could have acclimated. The guy is a self centered “It’s all about me” sort.


6 posted on 01/29/2009 8:21:50 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

You’d think he’d get enough heat from burning the Bill of Rights.


7 posted on 01/29/2009 8:22:02 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life American Atheist)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

bttt


8 posted on 01/29/2009 8:22:25 AM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The new Carter might want to take a tip from the original Carter


9 posted on 01/29/2009 8:22:35 AM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: DManA
I thought he was from semi-tropical Chicago.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?”

Via Kenya!

10 posted on 01/29/2009 8:25:20 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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To: Don Corleone

The “sun people” need heat.


11 posted on 01/29/2009 8:26:07 AM PST by DManA
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Didn’t he say yesterday that he was from Chicago and something like DC didn’t know how to deal with cold/icy weather?


12 posted on 01/29/2009 8:27:29 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

So if he was cold, why didn’t he just keep his jacket on? (for the children)


13 posted on 01/29/2009 8:29:20 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Just do as I say, not as I do, peasant!


14 posted on 01/29/2009 8:34:12 AM PST by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Yet another example of hypocritical political speak....”Do as I say, not as I do”..GAG...Barf


15 posted on 01/29/2009 8:34:34 AM PST by Molly T.
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

UNBELIEVABLE ARROGANCE AND HYPOCRISY!!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 01/29/2009 8:35:47 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

All Things Considered, January 28, 2009 · President Obama took a moment Wednesday to comment on how the nation’s capital handles bad weather. He joked about bringing “flinty Chicago toughness” to Washington, D.C.


17 posted on 01/29/2009 8:36:51 AM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
 PROVE IT!!!

Hasn't he been living in Chicago for 20 years?  He was just making fun of the residents of DC:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28896569/
 

Obama gives D.C. cold shoulder over 'some ice'

After living in Chicago, he jokes about his girls getting day off from school

 
President Barack Obama, steeled by many snowy Chicago winters, expressed disbelief Wednesday when his daughters woke up to find that their classes had been canceled for the day.
 
"My children's school was canceled today. Because of, what? Some ice?"
 
As my children pointed out, in Chicago, school is never canceled," Obama said to laughter. "In fact, my 7-year-old pointed out that you'd go outside for recess. You wouldn't even stay indoors. So, I don't know. We're going to have to try to apply some flinty Chicago toughness."

Asked if he meant the people of the national's capital are wimps, Obama said: "I'm saying, when it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don't seem to be able to handle things."


18 posted on 01/29/2009 8:38:22 AM PST by Vendome
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Primetime hypocrisy. As Orwell said, some animals are more equal than others.


19 posted on 01/29/2009 8:39:28 AM PST by TexasRepublic (I am inconsolate over the death of our country.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?”

Yet he mocks Washingtonians for not handling the ice like he did in Chicago?

This guy's a real piece of work.

20 posted on 01/29/2009 8:41:35 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

My grandmother-in-law lived in Hawaii much of her life and now cranks up her heater in the mainland up to the 80s as well.


21 posted on 01/29/2009 8:42:16 AM PST by olivia3boys
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Get that man a sweater!


22 posted on 01/29/2009 8:42:37 AM PST by zeaal
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To: olivia3boys

Did your grandmother run for President on a platform that included telling Americans they needed to turn down their thermostats to fight climate change?


23 posted on 01/29/2009 8:43:12 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The Times article is just cover. A lot of people objected to the photo, saying not wearing a jacket showed the O was disrespecting the office. They had to make up something.
24 posted on 01/29/2009 8:43:50 AM PST by JennysCool (Internet Powerhouse)
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To: zeaal

Ditto to everything said so far!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 01/29/2009 8:44:07 AM PST by aragona
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To: Between the Lines
"Can you say "Scumbucket"?

Photobucket

26 posted on 01/29/2009 8:46:17 AM PST by digger48
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To: zeaal
Get that man a sweater straightjacket!

Sorry had to fix that...

27 posted on 01/29/2009 8:47:05 AM PST by IrishPennant (Patriotism is strongest when accompanied by bad politics, loyal FRiends and great whiskey)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I still don’t follow the ‘logical explanation’...he was cold, so he turned up the thermostat, and then he took his coat off because he was hot?

It would be ‘logical’ tu just leave the thermostat alone and leave the coat on.

I think a more ‘logical’ explanation would be that he doesn’t like wearing a coat, and doesn’t seem to believe that the position requires wearing a coat.

The fawning media are bordering on Pravda stupid.


28 posted on 01/29/2009 8:47:20 AM PST by lacrew (Where's Blago?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
hypocrite Pictures, Images and Photos
29 posted on 01/29/2009 8:48:09 AM PST by redreno
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To: olivia3boys

My dad lived most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest and used to keep the thermostat down on 65 when we were kids.

Now He keeps in on 80 and wears a sweater. Old people’s ability to regulate their body temp wears out like everything else.


30 posted on 01/29/2009 8:49:03 AM PST by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat. “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.

So then how the hell does he explain living in Chicago for 20+ years? The guy is an idiot if this remained true.

31 posted on 01/29/2009 8:49:28 AM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
livin lauhge, 0.

at least we know he's not entirely like Jimmy Carter.

32 posted on 01/29/2009 8:52:13 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (this is disney world and obama is mickey mouse.)
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To: DManA

“The “sun people” need heat.”

Reptiles need heat too.


33 posted on 01/29/2009 8:53:32 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
In response to the 1973 OPEC oil embargo,
President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
created the Department of Energy in 1977,
with a key goal being the establishment of a
national energy policy that promoted clean
and alternative fuels. Carter famously
installed solar panels on the White House
roof and set the mansion's thermostats at 68
degrees to save energy.

LINK:
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/greenest-presidents-460808


34 posted on 01/29/2009 8:54:40 AM PST by XR7
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; Fiddlstix; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

35 posted on 01/29/2009 8:56:16 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaNation: Tax cheat sworn in as Treasury Secretary --- you can't make this stuff up !!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“Well, there has to be room for a reasonable exception.” /s


36 posted on 01/29/2009 8:56:38 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: wny
Hypocrite Obama cranks the White House Thermostat so he can take off jacket

Why,Al would be apoplectic!! LOL
37 posted on 01/29/2009 8:56:40 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (Trust but verify.....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
We all knew that this would happen. Although, I am surprised to find it reported.

For thee, but not for me.

Same thing about private school vouchers.

The liberal hypocrisy just never ends,

38 posted on 01/29/2009 8:56:57 AM PST by NavySEAL F-16
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

bttt for excellent dumbo photo!


39 posted on 01/29/2009 8:57:02 AM PST by timestax (Lewinskio)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Democrat = Hypocrite (a logical Identity)


40 posted on 01/29/2009 8:57:41 AM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: MrB
"In order to exploit this fully, we need an exact number that the thermostat is set to."

That's classified.

41 posted on 01/29/2009 8:58:57 AM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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Did he say he likes it hot because he was from Hawaii? That's a good one Obama.

Mephistopheles

42 posted on 01/29/2009 8:59:01 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times . . . and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

The problem isn't whether or not he wears a coat indoors, or whether or not he turns up the thermostat. If it was me, I'd turn up the heat and take off my coat.

The problem is the hypocrisy, the endless passing judgement on people for living their lives as they wish, when you yourself also want to be able to live your life as you wish.

I don't care if Gore has an enormous palace, and pays $2500 a month for electricity, good for him. I don't care if the Dem elite want to fly private jets every where they go, again, good for them. Its their money, they should spend it as they wish. I care, though, when these same people want to hector the rest of us about our electric bills, and preach to the rest of us about what we drive.

Biggest difference between a conservative and a Dem? The conservative wants the freedom to make his own choices, and he's willing to grant you the same respect. He expects to pay the cost of his own choices, and he expects you to do the same. The Dem wants the freedom to make his own choices, and he wants power over you. And he wants you to pay for it coming and going.

The Dems have learned that the easiest way to manipulate people is by manipulating their guilt. Thats mostly what all this is about. If you can make someone feel guilty about every breath they take, every morsel of food they eat, every watt they consume, every moment of every day brings that nagging feeling that this planet is dying because of something they are doing, you can then offer yourself as absolution. Thats the game.

43 posted on 01/29/2009 9:02:11 AM PST by marron
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To: CindyDawg
"Didn’t he say yesterday that he was from Chicago and something like DC didn’t know how to deal with cold/icy weather?"

Well, he does know how to deal with it: Turn up the heat. (now we need to do likewise)

44 posted on 01/29/2009 9:02:17 AM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The blood of an apartment dweller. Someone else is paying for the heat.


45 posted on 01/29/2009 9:03:05 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II, overdue.)
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To: Between the Lines
That was my first thought as well: Carter in a sweater that many thought was undignified for a President.
46 posted on 01/29/2009 9:03:15 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: MrB
Collectivist elitists NEVER intend to abide by the rules they subject others to.

Quiet, peasant. Don't question your betters.

47 posted on 01/29/2009 9:03:25 AM PST by Citizen Blade ("A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy" -Benjamin Disraeli)
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To: lacrew
"and doesn’t seem to believe that the position requires wearing a coat"

Let's hope that it requires wearing trousers!

48 posted on 01/29/2009 9:05:58 AM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: marron

Spot on. Well said.


49 posted on 01/29/2009 9:06:09 AM PST by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Maybe Bush in his "note to Obama" remarked "there was always a draft" coming from "somewhere or nuther" in the Oval Office.

Turn the heat up when you want someone to stay..turn the heat down when you want them to leave..shortly. Those from the South won't take the cold..those from the North won't like the heat, but will adapt more to either.

50 posted on 01/29/2009 9:11:17 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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