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Obama's safety net: the TelePrompter
Yahoo ^ | 5 march 2009 | Carol E. Lee Carol E. Lee

Posted on 03/05/2009 11:23:57 PM PST by truemiester

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.

After the teleprompter malfunctioned a few times last summer and Obama delivered some less-than-soaring speeches, reports surfaced that he was training to wean himself off of the device while on vacation in Hawaii. But no such luck.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abovemypaygrade; barak; bho44; fencepostturtle; gaffemachine; obama; president; puppet; stooge; teleprompter; usefulidiot
As the article explains, this is unusual especially for politian that is pushing the same message for the last 24 months. Don't ya just wish you could have a few moments with the teleprompter while he was speaking? Hilarious!
1 posted on 03/05/2009 11:23:57 PM PST by truemiester
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To: truemiester

You mean like in the Will Ferrell vehicle “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”?


2 posted on 03/05/2009 11:25:20 PM PST by sinanju
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To: truemiester

Teleprompter Barry is the biggest joke in the world. He is going to bring the Queen something from Costco.


3 posted on 03/05/2009 11:25:40 PM PST by Lou Budvis (0bama Lied and the Market Died)
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To: truemiester

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080422194531AAxl51S

Can I just finish my waffle? (Obama’s words)?


4 posted on 03/05/2009 11:27:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: truemiester

Yes!

(But he’s likely to “waffle” when he does it.)


5 posted on 03/05/2009 11:29:08 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Lou Budvis

He’s going to meet with the Queen behind closed doors so that his gaffes won’t make the world news...

Obama to Meet Privately With Queen of England
The Sun ^ | 3/5/09 | FoxNews
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2200441/posts?page=1

The Queen of England is to give President Obama a private “getting-to-know-you” audience next month. Her Majesty will meet the new president in advance of an economic summit in London. The private meeting is highly unusual because Obama will not be on a state visit. But advisers believe it is important the Queen meets him before any official trip. A source said: “There is a wish to do these things as discreetly as possible in the first instance.”


6 posted on 03/05/2009 11:29:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: truemiester
.....— 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. .....After the teleprompter malfunctioned a few times last summer and Obama delivered some less-than-soaring speeches, .....

Does anyone else discern the dichotomy here?

7 posted on 03/05/2009 11:32:45 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: truemiester
“In this kind of environment, you don’t want to make mistakes — on the economy you’re talking about doing things that affect the markets,” Kumar said.

That's the winner for Stupid Comment of the Day, Mr. Kumar. Obama is making mistakes every day, with or without the teleprompter. He is saying nothing at all about the economy and every policy decision and recommendation he has made is guaranteed to sink the markets even further. No need for a teleprompter to kill markets when you are a communist.

8 posted on 03/05/2009 11:33:22 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: a fool in paradise

(sorry!)

You got it first.


9 posted on 03/05/2009 11:37:37 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Lou Budvis

So if he does debate El Rushbo, y’think he’ll bring a teleprompter?


10 posted on 03/05/2009 11:39:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: truemiester
When Obama goes to heaven God will lend him his teleprompter.
11 posted on 03/05/2009 11:39:47 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: truemiester; freema
“He uses them to death,” a television crewmember who also covered the White House under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush said of the teleprompter. “The problem is, he never looks at you. He’s looking left, right, left, right — not at the camera. It’s almost like he’s not making eye contact with the American people.”

Gee I can't imagine why.

12 posted on 03/05/2009 11:39:54 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Lou Budvis
"Teleprompter Barry is the biggest joke in the world. He is going to bring the Queen something from Costco."

..... like maybe a "Family Value Pack" of ground meat.
13 posted on 03/05/2009 11:39:54 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The Idiot in Chief made a really dumb statement this week when he said that he doesn’t pay attention to the stock market numbers and that it’s just a tracking poll.


14 posted on 03/05/2009 11:41:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: a fool in paradise
The Queen of England is to give President Obama a private “getting-to-know-you” audience next month

And the drubing her PM got she should have video cameras secretly film everything and post it on youtube for comedy effect.

15 posted on 03/05/2009 11:42:34 PM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: truemiester

Can Obama say good morning to his kids without a prepared text?


16 posted on 03/05/2009 11:43:00 PM PST by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: truemiester

To prevent duplication, always use the title at the source. Thanks.


17 posted on 03/05/2009 11:48:09 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: truemiester
“It’s just something presidents haven’t done,” said Martha Joynt Kumar, a presidential historian who has held court in the White House since December 1975. “It’s jarring to the eye. In a way, it stands in the middle between the audience and the president because his eye is on the teleprompter.”

Just how much of a crutch the teleprompter has become for Obama was on sharp display during his latest commerce secretary announcement. The president spoke from a teleprompter in the ornate Indian Treaty Room for a few minutes. Then Gov. Gary Locke stepped to the podium and pulled out a piece of paper for reference.

The president’s teleprompter also elicited some uncomfortable laughter after he announced Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his choice for Health and Human Services secretary. “Kathy,” Obama said, turning the podium over to Sebelius, who waited at the microphone for an awkward few seconds while the teleprompters were lowered to the floor and the television cameras rolled.

Obama has relied on a teleprompter through even the shortest announcements and when repeating the same lines on his economic stimulus plan that he's been saying for months — whereas past presidents have mostly worked off of notes on the podium except during major speeches, such as the State of the Union.

“He uses them to death,” a television crewmember who also covered the White House under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush said of the teleprompter. “The problem is, he never looks at you. He’s looking left, right, left, right — not at the camera. It’s almost like he’s not making eye contact with the American people.”

18 posted on 03/05/2009 11:50:41 PM PST by happygrl (BORG: Barack 0bama Resistance Group: we will not be assimilated)
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To: Ezekiel; Salamander
"Gee I can't imagine why."


He has his father's eyes.
19 posted on 03/05/2009 11:52:56 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: truemiester

20 posted on 03/05/2009 11:57:41 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum to place it, and I shall move the Earth)
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To: dennisw

And to that I say, Amen!


21 posted on 03/06/2009 12:03:48 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Blind Eye Jones
When Obama goes to heaven God will lend him his teleprompter.

There's a hugh presumption in that statement.

22 posted on 03/06/2009 12:06:13 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: truemiester

That’s because The One’s brain is a teleprompter.

Babbling idiot without one.


23 posted on 03/06/2009 12:19:52 AM PST by DB
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To: DB; truemiester; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER; ...

24 posted on 03/06/2009 12:52:02 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: truemiester

i could care less about his teleprompter it’s such a totally minor issue compared to what OthugO’s agenda within the 100 days.


25 posted on 03/06/2009 12:57:12 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting--- for the COLB)
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To: truemiester
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26 posted on 03/06/2009 1:01:40 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Granted, however, articles such as this may help us remove his totally undeserved cloak of invulnerability.


27 posted on 03/06/2009 1:18:31 AM PST by John W
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To: truemiester

What statements whould be made bt the media if W had to use these things ALL the time..the template was Bush was an idiot and needed someone to tell him what to say..this article says the same thing about Obama but without any smarky comments..


28 posted on 03/06/2009 1:23:44 AM PST by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: truemiester; All

29 posted on 03/06/2009 1:27:46 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: shibumi
He is going to bring the Queen something from Costco.

No, not from Costco but what he is bringing I think he got a good deal on.


31 posted on 03/06/2009 1:54:07 AM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: a fool in paradise

Will he bow? He is after all probably a British Subject. Perhaps he will receive secret instructions?


32 posted on 03/06/2009 2:47:55 AM PST by Independent South East England
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To: John W

nice point but imho this kind of stuff is the STUFF of DISTRACTION by the MSM :)


33 posted on 03/06/2009 3:30:39 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting--- for the COLB)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

It is not that he has to read the script, if he were writing it. Who is the brain behind the prompter? The Uh-man BO cant put two sentences together. Every one gets upset when a singer lip-syncs a song recorded by them in a studio, but do we know who is really scripting the puppet-pres.


34 posted on 03/06/2009 4:18:56 AM PST by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: truemiester

Some people have mirrors on their bedroom ceiling...the Obamas teleprompters.


35 posted on 03/06/2009 4:24:09 AM PST by Moltke
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To: truemiester
I just love the trick on the sly...
And while he still has his prepared remarks placed on the podium in a leather folder, the White House has shown no sign of trying to wean him off of it.
You "wean" a baby off of a teat/pacifier. You "cut off" a junkie/alcoholic.
The article implies he's a baby by using wean! Too funny!
36 posted on 03/06/2009 4:44:27 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bdfromlv

worse yet is that guy Gibbs/ the WH Press Secretary , now , everytime (he’s on all the time) I see him he’s like so much waaaaaaaaay into detail about what the next move is, now, correct me if I’m wrong but is this normal procedure for the 1st 100 days or not? this guy goes overboard in his explanations of “why this and why that’,( etc... etc... etc...as the King of Siam said to Anna)


37 posted on 03/06/2009 5:09:33 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting--- for the COLB)
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To: truemiester
"Just words! Just speeches!"

Just words

38 posted on 03/06/2009 5:42:51 AM PST by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve

39 posted on 03/06/2009 2:31:43 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Good post potlatch!


40 posted on 03/06/2009 6:29:33 PM PST by devolve (-- When Hussein goes to the WH john - It's a "summit" --)
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To: devolve

Thanks devolve. Amazing that this wonderboy can’t speak without tele-prompters.


41 posted on 03/06/2009 6:38:32 PM PST by potlatch
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To: truemiester
obust1

There is a whole thread devoted to poking fun at this teleprompting commie asshat. Click on the picture to join in on the fun!

42 posted on 03/06/2009 7:22:03 PM PST by Nateman (Obama, the brain drain poster boy!)
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To: PhilDragoo

ROTFLOLOL!

That’s funny! ;o)


43 posted on 03/06/2009 8:33:25 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("Most Effective Obama Critics: Charles Dow and Edward Jones" ~ John McCormack ~ The Weekly Standard)
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To: truemiester

I take exception with the notion of Hussein being such a great communicator. Most of what he says is rather pedestrian tautology. How many memorable phrases as he turned that will endure? None that I can think of, save for ones that reflect badly on him ,i.e. “I can no more disown Rev. Wright than my own grandmother.”.

That crazed teleprompter tennis match with the continuous volley that he seems to be watching every time he gives a speech is REALLY getting old.


44 posted on 03/06/2009 9:11:48 PM PST by DMZFrank
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

If you have a 5 minute press conference and you can take 4.5 minutes to answer a question you planted in the first place to make you look good at the get go, you can manage the info and the news. It also makes you look open to the public even if you are only allowing the questions you want. They are a sharp box but only crayons and invisible ink.


45 posted on 03/07/2009 3:19:15 AM PST by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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