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Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk (Obama jokes about "gallows humor")
Politico ^ | March 22, 2009 | Craig Gordon

Posted on 03/22/2009 4:20:01 PM PDT by RDTF

President Barack Obama said he believes the global financial system remains at risk of implosion with the failure of Citigroup or AIG, touching off “an even more destructive recession and potentially depression.”

His remarks came in a “60 Minutes” interview in which he was pressed by an incredulous Steve Kroft for laughing and chuckling several times while discussing the perilous state of the world’s economy.

“You're sitting here. And you're— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, "I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money—” How do you deal with— I mean: explain. . .” Kroft asks at one point.

“Are you punch drunk?” Kroft says.

“No, no. There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day,” Obama says, with a laugh.

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1 posted on 03/22/2009 4:20:02 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

More signs of malignant narcissism.


2 posted on 03/22/2009 4:22:00 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RDTF

He’s laughing at all the dumb suckers who elected him to “fix the economy”. He’ll fix it alright - like his pal Mugabe.


3 posted on 03/22/2009 4:22:01 PM PDT by Argus (We've gone downtown to Clown Town, and that's where we'll be living from now on..)
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To: RDTF
0bama doesn't have a clue how to find the forest through the trees. Or the path either.

We're in real trouble if you ask me.

4 posted on 03/22/2009 4:22:02 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: RDTF

It sounds like the press is even getting tired of him.


5 posted on 03/22/2009 4:22:14 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
We're in real trouble if you ask me.

The glass is half full. Now we all know that power has to be taken away from him by the people. And we're up to the job.

6 posted on 03/22/2009 4:23:32 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: RDTF

He’s laughing because he’s in the ideal position to make the transition to communism.


7 posted on 03/22/2009 4:23:38 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RDTF

punch drunk
1. Showing signs of brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head. Used especially of a boxer.
2. Behaving in a bewildered, confused, or dazed manner.

hmm I thought it had to do with drinking too much of the fruity alcoholic beverage.


8 posted on 03/22/2009 4:23:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: RDTF
He's laughing because he sees how he's consolidating power to grab it all and thinking about the fun he's going to have ruining running it all for us.
9 posted on 03/22/2009 4:24:07 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Hopefully the people figure this out so we can take control of the House in 2010 and offer some semblance of leadership and free market solutions. He will be wounded and forced to play along to have any shot at reelection.


10 posted on 03/22/2009 4:24:16 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: RDTF

It is quite obvious he is not running the show. He is only a puppet and the Presidency is his current gig. The man has zero executive experience.


11 posted on 03/22/2009 4:24:19 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: RDTF

Obama cant hear you. He has the weekend off AGAIN.

He will be in the office after 9AM tomorrow


12 posted on 03/22/2009 4:24:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: brytlea

I am shocked that anything negative about Obama was even featured on 60 Minutes. WOW perhaps the tide is turning for a change..and yeah Obama laughing, just shows what a retard he really is


13 posted on 03/22/2009 4:24:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RDTF

“There’s gotta be a little gallows humor” he says. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAPPY ABOUT LOOSING THIER JOB, THIER RETIREMENT MONEY, THIER MONEY TO SEND THIER KIDS TO COLLEGE? This man needs to STEP DOWN NOW!! This a## thinks its a joke! RESIGN NOW!


14 posted on 03/22/2009 4:25:00 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC!)
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To: RDTF

Gee. Doesn’t eveyone want, from financial gurus ro Special Olympics folks, want the sitting President of the United States to laugh at them?

/s (I think)


15 posted on 03/22/2009 4:25:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: brytlea

I’m getting that impression myself.

Question is, will he whip himself into shape to woo them again or will he continue with the “I won” attitude and ruin his reputation (and our country) for good?


16 posted on 03/22/2009 4:25:30 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: RDTF

“Are you punch drunk?” Kroft says.

“No, that usually happens when I’m off my teleprompter. I umm and uhh too much. I make stupid jokes about the special olympics. I laugh at people’s pain. I’m just a total idiot.”


17 posted on 03/22/2009 4:27:06 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: autumnraine

Hopefully no matter what he does, the veil has been lifted for enough Americans and they will VOTE HIS PARTY OUT in years (if we last that long).


18 posted on 03/22/2009 4:27:08 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: RDTF

Smoking the weed in the Green Room.


19 posted on 03/22/2009 4:27:17 PM PDT by Palladin (Maria Bartiromo for Treasury Secretary!)
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To: brytlea

impeachment would be good too


20 posted on 03/22/2009 4:30:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RDTF
"There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day,” Obama says, with a laugh.

Could ANYBODY be less serious about the office and more demeaning to the Presidency than this slimeball? What a pathetic, shallow little man.

21 posted on 03/22/2009 4:31:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RDTF

"“You're sitting here. And you're— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, "I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money—” How do you deal with— I mean: explain. . .” Kroft asks at one point. “Are you punch drunk?” Kroft says.

Inappropriate affect is a schizoaffective behavioral symptom. And a form of schizoaffective dissociation. He appears to be under some form of mind control or dissociation. Not a good sign. It could be indicative of a sociopath or from pathological narcissism. Someone giggling at a funeral would be a similar type of behavior. It seems like Obama has sociopathic attitudes toward white Americans. He does not identify and distances himself emotionally.

23 posted on 03/22/2009 4:32:29 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: ilgipper
Hopefully the people figure this out so we can take control of the House in 2010

Too late. We need to stop the bleeding now. Although Obama's getting hit, it's not enough. The congress critters who have been shoving this crap through need to be held accountable as well. Pelosi needs to be accountable.

24 posted on 03/22/2009 4:33:18 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Such a one would receive the Medal of Honor of the People.


25 posted on 03/22/2009 4:33:18 PM PDT by Palladin (Maria Bartiromo for Treasury Secretary!)
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To: RDTF; Bender2; Lil'freeper
It ain't punch dude...
26 posted on 03/22/2009 4:33:42 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("From hell's heart I stab at thee... I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Khan Noonien Singh)
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To: RDTF

is it on youtube.com yet?


27 posted on 03/22/2009 4:33:47 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: RDTF

Psychopath


28 posted on 03/22/2009 4:33:57 PM PDT by Carley (President Obama Dropped a MOAB on America)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Basically, 0’s a racist.


29 posted on 03/22/2009 4:33:59 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Cicero

He may also be stoned.

30 posted on 03/22/2009 4:34:02 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
We certainly are in a lot of trouble and we deserve it for electing an empty suit. Bush looks better every day.

Steve Kroft is not a smart assed type and that was a pretty rough thing to say to the President. The shine is wearing off Obama fast.

31 posted on 03/22/2009 4:34:05 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: ari-freedom

I don’t think he’s punch drunk. Like most people who’ve been raised on Marxism, he’s out of touch with reality.

He’s out of touch with reality, and so are the Democrats in Congress.


32 posted on 03/22/2009 4:34:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The biggest crimes in history were committed by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: RDTF

Without a teleprompter and a speechwriter he is an empty suit.


33 posted on 03/22/2009 4:34:43 PM PDT by wildbill ( The reason you're so jealous is that the voices talk only to me.)
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To: driftdiver
He’s laughing because he’s in the ideal position to make the transition to communism.

It is also the only thing he knows - do the lightweight and self-contradictory pronouncements and wait till somebody fixes things for him. Again.
34 posted on 03/22/2009 4:34:51 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: RDTF

I don’t recall President Bush laughing about the country’s problems.


35 posted on 03/22/2009 4:35:29 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The biggest crimes in history were committed by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: Carley

Psychopath

oops on the spelling


36 posted on 03/22/2009 4:35:43 PM PDT by Carley (President Obama Dropped a MOAB on America)
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To: RDTF
I can picture him being forcibly removed from the Oval Office by medical personnel.

Claw marks on the door frame, the whole ball of wax.

37 posted on 03/22/2009 4:36:03 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: RDTF

Kroft is now on the DU/DailyKOS enemies list.


38 posted on 03/22/2009 4:36:17 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The biggest crimes in history were committed by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: RDTF

The EarMarxist is on crack. One can tell by the presence of the big SEG.


39 posted on 03/22/2009 4:36:19 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I agree. I’m stunned (stuned) that Kroft, via 60 minutes, would take such a hard (AND DESERVED) swing at the loser known as obummer.

It is rude and flippant for that loser to be LAUGHING when things are so dire in our country. He’s not taking any of this serious. He doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing.


40 posted on 03/22/2009 4:36:24 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: Parley Baer
He is only a puppet...

Soros.

41 posted on 03/22/2009 4:37:18 PM PDT by melt (Someday they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

maybe it will be on tonight?


42 posted on 03/22/2009 4:37:32 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: mplsconservative

Drug use and childhood trauma can cause that kind of dissociation. It can also be a sign of a sociopathic personality. Someone giggling at a funeral (like Clinton).
But he’s been having champagne parties at the White House and yucking it up on Jay Leno like there’s no tomorrow. He’s a punk on Spring Break. He’s distancing himself from reality, like he’s not responsible. Adult Children of Dysfunctional Parents Syndrome.


43 posted on 03/22/2009 4:37:42 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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Obama without his teleprompter is a truly frightening sight.

I haven’t seen any sign of the brilliance and competence Chris Buckley, David Brooks, David Gergen, etc. insisted he had. It’s amateur hour at the White House with a president who’s turned out every bit as liberal as his voting record indicated.

First rate intellect and first-rate temperament my a$$.


44 posted on 03/22/2009 4:38:08 PM PDT by nyc1
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To: RDTF
There's gotta be a little gallows humor

Isn't it racist for him to talk about hangings?

45 posted on 03/22/2009 4:38:38 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: popdonnelly

and in the spirit of ‘bi-partisanship’, I’d add that Clinton was famous for “I feel your pain.”


46 posted on 03/22/2009 4:38:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: RDTF

He may go down in history as the dumbest President ever. Man doesn’t have a clue what he is doing and it is beginning to show. To laugh while discussing the economic crises shows someone totally out of touch with reality.


47 posted on 03/22/2009 4:38:57 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
"It seems like Obama has sociopathic attitudes toward white Americans"

Furrin' leaders too.

48 posted on 03/22/2009 4:40:11 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: RDTF

I DEMAND TO KNOW WHERE TOTUS IS !!!


49 posted on 03/22/2009 4:40:11 PM PDT by stevecmd
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To: RDTF

Such audacity. Unfit for the job.


50 posted on 03/22/2009 4:40:33 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Birth certificates are for suckers.)
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