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President Obama to give (yet another) prime time press conference Tuesday
Examiner ^ | 3/23/2009 | Examiner

Posted on 03/24/2009 3:05:48 AM PDT by rightwinggoth

Fans of American Idol might be disappointed that the show is being pre-empted for the prime time press conference President Barack Obama will be holding on Tuesday night, but most of us would probably rather hear more about the federal budget. That is, of course, what Obama will be speaking about before reporters start asking questions. The deficit, buying bad bank assets, and energy policies will likely be high on the list of issues he addresses.

The press conference will be held Tuesday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST in the East Room of the White House. All of the major networks and cable news channels will carry it, and online coverage on CNN Live will begin at 4:45 p.m. PST / 7:45 p.m. EST.

It will be interesting to see if Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's name comes up, as well as Energy Secretary Steven Chu. And with the Dow rising with the news of the bank assets plan it will also be interesting to see if an optimistic mood can be sustained. Finally, because some reporters can usually be counted on to ask a frivolous question, one wonders if Obama will be asked about his NCAA basketball picks.

49.5 million people watched Obama's first prime time press conference on February 9. Nearly 52.4 million people tuned in to Obama addressing a joint session of Congress on February 24. Stay tuned for tomorrow night's numbers. They may be a sign of how worried we are.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhopress; narcissisticsupply; npd; obama; tv
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1 posted on 03/24/2009 3:05:48 AM PDT by rightwinggoth
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To: rightwinggoth

what is his problem. I don’t need to see him on TV every day.


2 posted on 03/24/2009 3:10:02 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: rightwinggoth

So does Huffington Post get the first question?


3 posted on 03/24/2009 3:12:57 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: rightwinggoth

1st question: What does Michelle plan to plant in your WH garden?


4 posted on 03/24/2009 3:14:11 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: rightwinggoth
...most of us would probably rather hear more about the federal budget

Absolutely! Why, just yesterday I was wondering, "What's up with the federal budget?" Also, I hope someone asks Obama about the Code of Federal Regulations. There hasn't been nearly enough prime-time coverage of Subparagraph 67, and virtually nothing about Appendix D.


5 posted on 03/24/2009 3:14:48 AM PDT by Nick Danger (Never mind gold. Stockpile lead and brass.)
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To: rightwinggoth

I predict he will announce his emergency program to socialize healthcare. It is the ONLY thing that will save the economy..he will say.


6 posted on 03/24/2009 3:15:08 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: rightwinggoth

I personally look forward to yet another display of egotism and arrogance. Punch drunk and coked as he may be, it all serves to enlighten the public regarding this child in the white house playground.

Be funny if someone tripped over his teleprompter power supply now wouldn’t it?


7 posted on 03/24/2009 3:15:18 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: scooby321

His problem is that he is a narcissist and he is more interested in getting face time than solving anything. If he isn’t interviewing, he’s press conferencing and I have a feeling people are getting sick of him.

It was so so ok in the campaign because people understood it was an election. But he was SOOO everywhere in the campaign and people have an idea that once an election was over, you are supposed to go do your job. Not pop up and mess up their TV shows every week.

And Obama is SOOOO STUPID, his hatred of Fox Network overrides his judgement to recognize that he might hate Fox News, but more people watch American Idol than watch Fox News.

But of course that is just more example of his narcissism.


8 posted on 03/24/2009 3:16:52 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: screaminsunshine

Yup - need another emergency NOW!!!!
Talk about a 1-trick pony.


9 posted on 03/24/2009 3:16:56 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: rightwinggoth

Can’t wait to hear what he has to say.


10 posted on 03/24/2009 3:17:05 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Can’t wait to hear what he has to say.

I can't wait to not hear what he has to say.

11 posted on 03/24/2009 3:18:26 AM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: rightwinggoth

My wife watches American Idol, and tells me that last week, Ryan made a snide comment about them being pre-empted for the President.


12 posted on 03/24/2009 3:21:11 AM PDT by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I hope his teleprompter has its act together.

If it does he might make some sense.

Let me know if he says anything of importance, I won't be watching.

13 posted on 03/24/2009 3:22:23 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: rightwinggoth

Will this numbskull be using the teleprompter?
Last we heard the 0bomos were going to put an LCD screen into the presidential podium to feed 0bomo numbers, information and gag lines


14 posted on 03/24/2009 3:22:44 AM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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To: rightwinggoth

That is, of course, what Obama will be speaking about before reporters start asking questions.

After 60 minutes, I don’t think the muslim will be answering questions.


15 posted on 03/24/2009 3:23:22 AM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: All

I cant even listen to this assclown anymore.


16 posted on 03/24/2009 3:25:19 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: autumnraine

The Fox channel in DC Metro - and most especially its news broadcasts - is a slavish sycophant to Zer0. They were having Obamagasms the entire month of January and things have cooled down only slightly since then.

Certainly there never any hint of criticizing The President.


17 posted on 03/24/2009 3:26:04 AM PDT by angkor
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To: rightwinggoth

I’m sure glad I have a DVR. Instead of watching NCIS tonight I can watch House and keep my sanity.


18 posted on 03/24/2009 3:28:19 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: angkor

Lets see now...
RUIN THE ECONOMY (what was left of it) NO PROBLEM
RUIN THE MILITARY ...NO PROBLEM
GET THE MASSES HUNTING DOWN EXCECUTIVES...NO PROBLEM
ALLOW LOBBYISTS IN CABINET..NO PROBLEM
ALLOW PORK TO CONTINUE .. NO PROBLEM
IGNORE ALL CAMPAIGN ‘PROMISES’...NO PROBLEM

PREMPT AMERICAN IDOL....BOY, YOU IS ON THE WAY OUT


19 posted on 03/24/2009 3:30:08 AM PDT by xrmusn
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To: bossmechanic

What we really need is an emergency impeachment. I just heard he has been having seecret meetings with Gorbachov in the White House.


20 posted on 03/24/2009 3:31:27 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: angkor

It is the same as Mugabe’s tribal people supporting him no matter what and partly because they get a piece of the ($$$$$$) action.


21 posted on 03/24/2009 3:37:20 AM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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To: rightwinggoth

Scripted questions, teleprompter answers ... a rerun from the West Wing would be more informative.


22 posted on 03/24/2009 3:42:25 AM PDT by maggief
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To: anoldafvet

Dopey O couldn’t pick a worse hour to preempt for his blather. Idol and NCIS fans are legion and won’t be happy. (I am in the NCIS category.)


23 posted on 03/24/2009 3:42:58 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: screaminsunshine

Heard same but apparently Gorby was there to see Roots.
Don’t think much can be done about a goose and a gaggle.
No mistake though...
We’ve been sold out.
But BO probably needs a new ACORN lead - hence Gorby.
Our problem is internal.


24 posted on 03/24/2009 3:45:34 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: bossmechanic

Domestic traitors a la Benedict Arnold?


25 posted on 03/24/2009 3:49:19 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: rightwinggoth

He’ll probably call out Tammy Bruce and demand an apology.


26 posted on 03/24/2009 4:02:00 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: Born Conservative

This is the second time American Idol has been preempted on a Tuesday night. Ryan did have a snide tone. I enjoyed that someone else is sick of the poster child.


27 posted on 03/24/2009 4:06:25 AM PDT by esoteric
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To: rightwinggoth
I wonder which lucky reporters are going get to ask David Axelrod’s questions??? I hope they are asked in the right order. It could throw Obama’s answers off.
28 posted on 03/24/2009 4:11:26 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: rightwinggoth

TOTUS craves the Spotlight again!!


29 posted on 03/24/2009 4:20:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mware

Most likely.


30 posted on 03/24/2009 4:24:05 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Americans only hear the word "free", but never hear "just pay the shipping and handling")
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To: rightwinggoth

You know, I think I might actually watch if they let Cowell do commentary on one of these things.


31 posted on 03/24/2009 4:27:10 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: rightwinggoth

The last time I heard him speak or watched him on t.v. was in the last debate with John McCain. I prefer a recap from FR, I cannot stand his voice and his cold dead eyes and mannerisms give the creeps.


32 posted on 03/24/2009 4:28:07 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: rightwinggoth

First question:

We whose newspapers are about to die salute you. Can Michelle beat you in arm wrestling?


33 posted on 03/24/2009 4:31:32 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: rightwinggoth

Oh no, not another teleprompter reading session. Why not just put up a photo of his dog and turn the teleprompter around so the audience can read along.

The ACTING president is shrinking daily, frequent teleprompter readings aren’t going to fix that.


34 posted on 03/24/2009 4:38:23 AM PDT by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: Tarpon
Why not just put up a photo of his dog

Oh you mean the Portuguese waterhead?

35 posted on 03/24/2009 4:40:51 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So then my skinny date sez, "Does Lane Bryant sell designer jeans?" and that's why the boss hates me)
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To: rightwinggoth
Have we ever had a President who spent so much time needing the adulation that comes with being on TV constantly? He gives one of these, "STOP THE PRESSES!" conferences just about every other week!

Is he just more comfortable endlessly campaigning?

36 posted on 03/24/2009 4:43:23 AM PDT by Malacoda (CO(NH2)2 on OBAMA.)
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To: rightwinggoth

dang, just as the Stock Market was starting to come back a bit...


37 posted on 03/24/2009 4:50:22 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (WASS-----FUBO----O.B.A.M.A.!)
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To: sonic109

Golly gee, Wally, I have to do homework tonight and will miss the President on the television.


38 posted on 03/24/2009 4:50:57 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: scooby321
Diagnostic Features:

Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, extreme self-involvement, and lack of empathy for others. Individuals with this disorder are usually arrogantly self-assured and confident. They expect to be noticed as superior. Many highly successful individuals might be considered narcissistic. However, this disorder is only diagnosed when these behaviors become persistent and very disabling or distressing.

Complications:

Vulnerability in self-esteem makes individuals with this disorder very sensitive to criticism or defeat. Although they may not show it outwardly, criticism may haunt these individuals these individuals and may leave them feeling humiliated, degraded, hollow, and empty. They may react with disdain, rage, or defiant counterattack. Their social life is often impaired due to problems derived from entitlement, the need for admiration, and the relative disregard for the sensitivities of others. Though their excessive ambition and confidence may lead to high achievement; performance may be disrupted due to intolerance of criticism or defeat. Sometimes vocational functioning can be very low, reflecting an unwillingness to take a risk in competitive or other situations in which defeat is possible. Individuals with this disorder have special difficulties adjusting to growing old and losing their former ?superiority?.

http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-pe07.html


The complications part caught my attention. Made me think about his responses to his critics like Limbaugh, Santelli, etc. I said this guy was a classic case way back last summer. He had all the traits and the dysfunctional family background to trigger it.

Also checkmark on the lack of sensitivity to others. His comments this past weekend from the bowling, to AIG folks were terrorists with their finger on the financial bomb, to gallows humor...

Have we ever removed a President for being mentally ill? Forget about the whole BC issue etc. Barack is unbalanced and that makes him vulnerable to dangerous manipulation.

39 posted on 03/24/2009 5:00:44 AM PDT by EBH (The world is a balance between good & evil, your next choice will tip the scale.)
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To: rightwinggoth

The fawning priapusic press will ask softball questions. He’ll grin like a possum and then nothing will have happened................


40 posted on 03/24/2009 5:07:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (0bama: I'm not a socialist......................(I'm a Trotskyite)...............)
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To: rightwinggoth

FOX should hire Rush Limbaugh to do followups on these prime-time press conferences/TOTUS speeches. He would probably even let them run ads to help make up for their lost revenue.


41 posted on 03/24/2009 5:08:48 AM PDT by Need4Truth
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To: rightwinggoth

Well there goes the Stock Market again and I don’t mean up.


42 posted on 03/24/2009 5:30:37 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: rightwinggoth

Well there goes the Stock Market again and I don’t mean up.


43 posted on 03/24/2009 5:30:37 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: rightwinggoth

Pre-screened questions, of course.


44 posted on 03/24/2009 5:33:01 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Birth certificates are for suckers.)
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To: Ann Archy

I like to call Obambi (BIRD!) “telepromptee-in-chief”, or TIC for short, to distinguish him from the intelligence of the teleprompter itself! ;-P


45 posted on 03/24/2009 5:37:07 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Born Conservative

This will be the SECOND time. Could he be hoping for the AI audience to tune him in ‘by accident’? I won’t be one. My TV will be off tonight.


46 posted on 03/24/2009 5:43:30 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second)
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To: EBH

Unfortunately, the next two in line (Biden and pelosi) are no better.


47 posted on 03/24/2009 5:48:10 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second)
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To: mathluv

Yeah, I agree, mine will be tuned into the DVD or something on the Military Channel. I frankly cannot stand watching this walking bronze headed statue. If I heard the tele prompter was off, I would watch just for the enjoyment but I am sure that will be in fine working order and in sync with the carefully scripted questions.

In case you want a snipet of comments, here they are:
“I inherited a terrible situation”(but I was not really in the Senate voting on these disasters).

We have to more forward (when you are on the edge of a cliff, you don’t move forward).

“I have complete faith in my Sec of Treasury” (he makes a great heat shield)

“My programs have broad support across all segments of our society”(Er, that would be my socialist society)

“I have initiated many new forays into our foreign policy” (well, at least I got Clinton out of the country and went on U tube, so what if they were rebuked)

“Our economy is coming back quicker then even I envisioned” (That bit about the depression I was hawking was a joke anyway just to get the simple minded to vote for me)

on and on.


48 posted on 03/24/2009 5:55:39 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: mathluv

That is what I’m not so sure about. If 0bama is truly unbalanced and he or they have surrounded him with very dangerous people...what recourse do the American people have?


49 posted on 03/24/2009 6:00:33 AM PDT by EBH (The world is a balance between good & evil, your next choice will tip the scale.)
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To: rightwinggoth

Dear God - will the torture never cease? And yes, thank you, God, for The Real Housewives of New York - alternative lib-tard entertainment at its best - and a no Obamanation zone.


50 posted on 03/24/2009 6:23:27 AM PDT by matginzac
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