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Obama's safety net: the TelePrompter
Politico ^ | 3-5-09 | CAROL E. LEE

Posted on 03/05/2009 12:40:20 PM PST by icwhatudo

President Barack Obama doesn’t go anywhere without his TelePrompter.

The textbook-sized panes of glass holding the president’s prepared remarks follow him wherever he speaks.

Resting on top of a tall, narrow pole, they flank his podium during speeches in the White House’s stately parlors. They stood next to him on the floor of a manufacturing plant in Indiana as he pitched his economic stimulus plan. They traveled to the Department of Transportation this week and were in the Capitol Rotunda last month when he paid tribute to Abraham Lincoln in six-minute prepared remarks.

Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter is unusual — not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small.

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Obama Speech - Teleprompter Goes Out
1 posted on 03/05/2009 12:40:20 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

LOL. After hearing the guy speak without it, isn’t it obvious?


2 posted on 03/05/2009 12:41:56 PM PST by Anti-Kenyan
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To: icwhatudo

What an embarrassment this jackass is.


3 posted on 03/05/2009 12:42:07 PM PST by ChocChipCookie ("Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: icwhatudo

4 posted on 03/05/2009 12:43:08 PM PST by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: icwhatudo
Under the dark exterior, our new fuhrer is basically:


5 posted on 03/05/2009 12:43:28 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: icwhatudo

Amateur hour in the White House brought to you by the DNC.


6 posted on 03/05/2009 12:43:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: icwhatudo
His use of the teleprompter makes work tricky for the television crews and photographers trying to capture an image of the president announcing a new Cabinet secretary or housing plan without a pane of glass blocking his face.

Then take the pictures with the pane of glass blocking his face. It's who he really is. Run a few of those pictures on the front page or cover of Time and I bet we'll see him learn to wean himself off of his glass pacifier.

(And, yes, maybe conservatives should start calling it is "pacifier".)

7 posted on 03/05/2009 12:44:26 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: ChocChipCookie

He bumps his head on the plane, he tries to enter the White house thru a window thinking its a door, he says there are 57 states, he says 10,000 people died in a tornado when it was 12...

And yet only last week CNN was still talking about Dan Quale and his Potato error. (No-They really were)

I wonder if SNL will...O nevermind-who am i kidding.


8 posted on 03/05/2009 12:44:49 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

Let’s hope the US doesn’t have another terrorist attack. He would have to set up his teleprompter on a heap of rubble before he could make a speech.
The Bush-haters thought W couldn’t make a speech, but everyone will remember his words at Ground Zero long after we have forgotten BO’s avalanche of teleprompter-wrapped garbage.


9 posted on 03/05/2009 12:45:24 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Army Air Corps

which came first? Obama discovered the teleprompter or Obama’s oratary skills?


10 posted on 03/05/2009 12:45:47 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: icwhatudo
They're just NOW noticing this?????

I thought a teleprompter present at his "news conference" touting Porkulus was pretty strange, and something I had not seen before.

11 posted on 03/05/2009 12:46:46 PM PST by erikm88
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To: icwhatudo

I gotta watch that one at home bump


12 posted on 03/05/2009 12:47:43 PM PST by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: icwhatudo

13 posted on 03/05/2009 12:48:26 PM PST by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: icwhatudo

0be’s a ‘bot, a marionette.


14 posted on 03/05/2009 12:48:30 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: freedumb2003
obe --> Ted.

Ted 0bama.

15 posted on 03/05/2009 12:49:46 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Paladin2; icwhatudo
0be’s a ‘bot, a marionette.


16 posted on 03/05/2009 12:50:39 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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17 posted on 03/05/2009 12:51:36 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Army Air Corps
Amateur hour in the White House brought to you by the DNC.

And, I thought The Office of The President-Elect was bad!

18 posted on 03/05/2009 12:51:43 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: icwhatudo

There’s your target for you civil disobedience types. Take out his teleprompters before he gets a chance to speak. Then see if he cancels or tries to “wing” it.


19 posted on 03/05/2009 12:53:57 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Objects in the mirror may be closer dumber than they appear

20 posted on 03/05/2009 12:55:53 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: PhilDragoo

Where does Mr. Soros live?


21 posted on 03/05/2009 12:56:41 PM PST by twigs
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To: icwhatudo

NYTimes did an article on this today. Funniest line had to do with him using a teleprompter to relate “an experience I’ll never forget.”


22 posted on 03/05/2009 12:56:59 PM PST by dawn53
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

I said it on another thread. That picture makes Obama look like he’s trapped in the phantom zone (from Superman lore). Makes perfect sense though...the 2-dimensional man. No depth.


23 posted on 03/05/2009 12:57:13 PM PST by Crolis (Kill your television!)
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To: icwhatudo

He can’t speak. And he can’t write. President of the Harvard Law Review but never wrote any articles for it. Instructor of constitutional law in Chicago for ten years, but never wrote a single scholarly article. Not much question that his books were entirely ghost written, too, although whether Bill Ayres was the ghostwriter is a matter of opinion.

Frankly, he’s a self-obsessed jerk. How anyone who is not delusional can think he is a powerful orator is beyond me. How about his speach on race last spring that the media all said was greater than the Gettysburg address? Does anyone still remember what he said? Of course not. It was nothing but trivial race-baiting boilerplate.


24 posted on 03/05/2009 12:57:22 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: icwhatudo

He gives good teleprompter.


25 posted on 03/05/2009 12:57:24 PM PST by Madistan ((This space for rent))
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To: Paladin2

You can almost hear the fuhrer end a sentence with “she was, ironically enough, a VEGETARIAN!”


26 posted on 03/05/2009 12:57:34 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: icwhatudo
Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter is unusual — not only because he is famous for his oratory, ....

Obama has never been an "orator".

He is, and has always been, merely a Tele-Prompter reader.

27 posted on 03/05/2009 12:57:58 PM PST by Polybius
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To: icwhatudo

Without it he wouldn’t know what to say. He’s sort of like an actor or TV anchor in that way, with those ear pieces.

They have actually elected the tru Manchurian Candidate.


28 posted on 03/05/2009 12:58:27 PM PST by vidbizz
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To: icwhatudo

He can speak without it ,really he can. (sarc)


29 posted on 03/05/2009 12:58:56 PM PST by linn37 (a mortgage in every pot)
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To: Cicero
How anyone who is not delusional can think he is a powerful orator is beyond me. How about his speach on race last spring that the media all said was greater than the Gettysburg address? Does anyone still remember what he said?

It had something to do with his racist Grandmother ending up under a bus.

30 posted on 03/05/2009 1:01:15 PM PST by Polybius
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To: Crolis

Wow, a blast from the past. I’m old enough to remember that too. Great analogy!


31 posted on 03/05/2009 1:06:35 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Polybius

Obama is a great orator like Milli Villini was a great singer.


32 posted on 03/05/2009 1:08:37 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: icwhatudo
Technology is improving; he need never be without:


33 posted on 03/05/2009 1:17:07 PM PST by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: icwhatudo
check out those Golden curtains behind him...what palace did he steal them from?
34 posted on 03/05/2009 1:18:10 PM PST by Standing
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
Objects in the mirror may be closer dumber than they appear

LOL! Thanks... I needed that!

35 posted on 03/05/2009 1:20:42 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: icwhatudo; All


36 posted on 03/05/2009 1:21:34 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: icwhatudo

He probably uses one for pillow talk in bed.


37 posted on 03/05/2009 1:29:17 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: backhoe
That reminds me of an old episode of the American version of the Spitting Image TV puppet show.

The Bob Hope puppet is runnning around a boardroom shouting "Where's my cue card? Where's my cue card?" while being followed by an aide holding cue cards saying "Where's my cue card?"

-PJ

38 posted on 03/05/2009 1:30:38 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: icwhatudo

“Hello, my name is__(looks up)__ Barack Obama.”


39 posted on 03/05/2009 1:32:03 PM PST by popdonnelly (I don't live my life to gain the approval of liberals and leftists.)
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To: AFreeBird
LOL! A teleprompther?
40 posted on 03/05/2009 1:36:51 PM PST by polymuser (Wake up, America!)
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To: icwhatudo

There’s got to be a way to jam those things. Ultra-violet rays or ultrasonics... something.

Not that I am suggesting anything, mind...


41 posted on 03/05/2009 1:40:42 PM PST by Ronin
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To: icwhatudo

But he’s extremely eloquent, doncha know?


42 posted on 03/05/2009 1:45:51 PM PST by popdonnelly (I don't live my life to gain the approval of liberals and leftists.)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL!


43 posted on 03/05/2009 1:51:53 PM PST by Califreak (1/20/13-Sunrise in America)
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To: icwhatudo

Obama’s use of the teleprompter reminds me of Idiocracy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ULZwzF9s5A


44 posted on 03/05/2009 1:53:16 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: icwhatudo
The fact he always needs the teleprompter crutch just further demonstrates what we've known all along: he's an empty suit in way, way over his head.
45 posted on 03/05/2009 1:59:10 PM PST by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: death2tyrants
OK, I totally forgot about that scene from the movie!

That scene from "Idiocracy" is strangely prophetic!

Could it be that crap is actually coming true?

46 posted on 03/05/2009 2:06:40 PM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: Anti-Kenyan

>>LOL. After hearing the guy speak without it, isn’t it obvious?<<

After his obvious gaffs without one, I thought he would handily lose the election. I did not fully understand just how diabolically simple his solution would be: If he can’t talk without a teleprompter, then always use a teleprompter.

I believe he would have lost the election without it.


47 posted on 03/05/2009 2:09:02 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: icwhatudo
And Barry and the libs have the audacity to compare his oratory skills to Honest Abe?

Give me a break.

But then again, thanks to the public school system, some idiots may think Abe relied on a teleprompter too.

48 posted on 03/05/2009 2:10:41 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: death2tyrants

One of the related videos is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i93BJiYLaj8

Pretty funny.


49 posted on 03/05/2009 2:12:57 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: icwhatudo

I wonder if he used it in his meeting with PM Brown?


50 posted on 03/05/2009 2:17:42 PM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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