Skip to comments.Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk (Obama jokes about "gallows humor")
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 worlds 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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More signs of malignant narcissism.
He’s laughing at all the dumb suckers who elected him to “fix the economy”. He’ll fix it alright - like his pal Mugabe.
We're in real trouble if you ask me.
It sounds like the press is even getting tired of him.
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.
He’s laughing because he’s in the ideal position to make the transition to communism.
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.
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.
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.
Obama cant hear you. He has the weekend off AGAIN.
He will be in the office after 9AM tomorrow
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
“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!
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)
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?
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.”
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).
Smoking the weed in the Green Room.
impeachment would be good too
Could ANYBODY be less serious about the office and more demeaning to the Presidency than this slimeball? What a pathetic, shallow little man.
"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.
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.
Such a one would receive the Medal of Honor of the People.
is it on youtube.com yet?
Basically, 0’s a racist.
He may also be stoned.
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.
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.
Without a teleprompter and a speechwriter he is an empty suit.
I don’t recall President Bush laughing about the country’s problems.
oops on the spelling
Claw marks on the door frame, the whole ball of wax.
Kroft is now on the DU/DailyKOS enemies list.
The EarMarxist is on crack. One can tell by the presence of the big SEG.
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.
maybe it will be on tonight?
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.
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$$.
Isn't it racist for him to talk about hangings?
and in the spirit of ‘bi-partisanship’, I’d add that Clinton was famous for “I feel your pain.”
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.
Furrin' leaders too.
I DEMAND TO KNOW WHERE TOTUS IS !!!
Such audacity. Unfit for the job.