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Has Obamamania reached its limit?
Yahoo! News ^ | 03/29/09 | Allison Louie-Garcia

Posted on 03/27/2009 12:37:02 PM PDT by presidio9

It's obvious the camera loves President Barack Obama. But are American audiences growing tired of his seemingly ubiquitous TV appearances?

This week alone, the president has been on "60 Minutes," held a press conference during primetime (networks reluctantly bumped "American Idol" and "Biggest Loser" to make room for it) and answered viewer questions at his first-ever online town hall meeting. And all this is in addition to ESPN’s sporadic updates on how his NCAA bracket is doing.

New York Times columnist Gail Collins put it this way:

"…there appear to be only two constants in our ever-changing world. One is that Barack Obama is going to be on television every day forever. No venue is too strange. Soon, he’ll be on 'Dancing With the Stars' ('And now, doing the Health Care, Energy and Education tango ...’) or delivering the weather report. ('Here we see a wave of systemic change, moving across the nation ...’)"

Others criticize President Obama, who is known for his fiery orations, for "being boring" and "dull". LA Times blogger Andrew Malcolm likened Obama's Tuesday night primetime presser to a lackluster college lecture:

"Professor Barack Obama showed up. And if you remember one of those required college lecture courses in the large auditorium at 8:10 a.m., listening to a droning don, and how it felt, slumped in the cushy seats having skipped breakfast for an extra 13 minutes of ZZZZs."

The TV ratings seem to echo the feelings of those less-than-enthused critics. According to Nielsen, Obama’s much hyped primetime appearance attracted 40 million viewers, down 18% from his February 9 press conference and down 23% from his February 24 address to Congress.

But there are those who defend the president's pervasive media strategy, saying his constant presence is reassuring to the American public.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; 15minutesover; bho2009; bhojobapproval; democrats; first100days; obama; obamamania; obamamessiah
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1 posted on 03/27/2009 12:37:02 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

If people aren’t sick of this charlatan by now, I doubt they never will be.


2 posted on 03/27/2009 12:37:43 PM PDT by Anti-Kenyan
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To: Anti-Kenyan

Can we do the CHANGE thing in 2012? That would be funny.


3 posted on 03/27/2009 12:38:55 PM PDT by exist
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To: presidio9

“saying his constant presence is reassuring to the American public.”

No, it’s not reassuring at all. It’s annoying, nauseating, and sickening, all at the same time.


4 posted on 03/27/2009 12:39:48 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (SARAH PALIN, 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: exist

Getting Obama out of the Oval Office is change we really CAN believe in.


5 posted on 03/27/2009 12:39:53 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common courtesy, like common sense, isn't.)
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To: presidio9

I turn the TV Channel or listen to another Channel whenever he comes on. Can’t stand the constant platitudes.


6 posted on 03/27/2009 12:40:06 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: presidio9
Haven't we been getting one of these posts every day for the past month?
How many times can a guy jump the shark?
7 posted on 03/27/2009 12:40:11 PM PDT by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: presidio9

There’s a lot of words I’d use to describe when Obama speaks. “Reassuring” isn’t one, but it can be used to make the word I **AM** thinking of...(letters 3-5).


8 posted on 03/27/2009 12:40:27 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: exist
Can we do the CHANGE thing in 2012? That would be funny.

Too bad voters didsn't understand what he meant was "I sure HOPE this economy turns itself around someday."

9 posted on 03/27/2009 12:41:29 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: presidio9
"It's obvious the camera loves President Barack Obama."


10 posted on 03/27/2009 12:41:38 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: presidio9

Maybe if he wore a big round red nose on his next TV appearance.


11 posted on 03/27/2009 12:42:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: presidio9

Can proudly say I have seen absolutely none of it.
I will admit that I did listen to part of the Afghan speech.
Because I want to see what he’s going on the record with before he changes the position and claims there was never a change in the position.


12 posted on 03/27/2009 12:42:19 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: presidio9

Over-exposure is never a good thing whether it be in the entertainment world, the sports world or politics. He’s got nowhere to go but down. After 9-11 Bush had a 91% approval rating (the highest for any president) and had nowhere to go but down. Unless he can snap his fingers and do some great things his approval ratings will continue to slide from the 50s to the 50 mark and then into the 40s, just in time for the mid-term elections. Then it’s anybody’s game.


13 posted on 03/27/2009 12:42:37 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: presidio9

If he is constantly in front of a camera, then who is running the WH/Oval Office? Or do I really want to know —— having the suspicions I have.


14 posted on 03/27/2009 12:42:46 PM PDT by Exit148 (a)
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To: sr4402
I turn the TV Channel or listen to another Channel whenever he comes on. Can’t stand the constant platitudes.

I quite watching teevee years ago. Just one more reason not to change.

15 posted on 03/27/2009 12:42:52 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: presidio9

he interrupted American Idol. That was the beginning of his downfall. The DUmmies love AI more than they will ever love him. He’s over exposed and they are bored with him now.


16 posted on 03/27/2009 12:43:03 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: presidio9

0bama obvously thinks he’s a celebrity and has to go on TV everyday.

0bama is not the first black president, he’s the first celebrty president.


17 posted on 03/27/2009 12:43:05 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (The RATs and Media are the enemy.)
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To: skeeter
Companies are closing at a rate of 2 per week here in the Scranton/Wilkes Barre area.

Obama is like a curse!

18 posted on 03/27/2009 12:43:45 PM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: ari-freedom

Photo op. Who the hell paints in a white dress shirt?


19 posted on 03/27/2009 12:43:51 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: wk4bush2004
“saying his constant presence is reassuring to the American public.”

Castro and Chavez use the same rationale.

20 posted on 03/27/2009 12:44:01 PM PDT by kabar
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To: presidio9

Birack was advised to start campaigning for 2012 right after he was sworn in. They think that’s all people want is town halls and twitter postings.


21 posted on 03/27/2009 12:44:12 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: presidio9

He’s a lot more comfortable in perpetual campaign mode than he is governing.


22 posted on 03/27/2009 12:44:20 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Riodacat; AxelPaulsenJr
Haven't we been getting one of these posts every day for the past month?

You know what's even more annoying than seeing the same story posted more than once? Poindexters who feel the need to extend a thread they don't like by posting that an article should not been posted.

23 posted on 03/27/2009 12:44:26 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: presidio9
Given the tendency for people to cling to wrong belief (to avoid embarrassment) long after reality has been revealed, I would expect that by the end of his first four years, Obama will have been elevated to sainthood. Throw in his 24/7/365 PRopaganda machine and I'd say sainthood might be a lock.

Do I sound pessimistic about the electorate? Well, they put him in office, didn't they?

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24 posted on 03/27/2009 12:44:28 PM PDT by newheart (Obama. We kind of underestimated the creepiness.)
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To: mojitojoe

good eye :)


25 posted on 03/27/2009 12:44:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: mojitojoe

obamabeen there done that


26 posted on 03/27/2009 12:45:11 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: angcat

Scranton? If you think people were annoyed about American Idol just wait till Obama puts Dunder Mifflin out of business.


27 posted on 03/27/2009 12:47:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: wk4bush2004

No, it’s not reassuring at all. It’s annoying, nauseating, and sickening, all at the same time.
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As well as exasperating, maddening, excrutiating, infuriating, you need to be a doctor of languages to describe just how awful he is.


28 posted on 03/27/2009 12:48:23 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: mojitojoe
He looks like one of those ads from the 1950’s of a “housewife” dressed to the nines to clean or cook....only those women in the fifties were far prettier and more intelligent. This guy should have been a model....that is the only national job he is qualified for. A foreign model, at that.
29 posted on 03/27/2009 12:51:12 PM PDT by madinmadtown (It is good to be right.)
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To: presidio9

The anwer to their question. YES!!! They are finally starting to get it. I am proud to state I never watch his speeches.


30 posted on 03/27/2009 12:51:41 PM PDT by I Hate Obama
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To: presidio9

Of course, but that won’t change a thing, he is a power hungry nutcase.


31 posted on 03/27/2009 12:52:41 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: presidio9
They bumped Biggest Loser? I thought Obama was the new contestant.
32 posted on 03/27/2009 12:52:51 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / welcome to third world politics.)
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To: rllngrk33

Correction: Bill Clinton was both the first black president, and the first celebrity president. Liberals can’t wait to make one of their heros a celebrity. That’s why people like Cindy Sheehan are celebrities and Chelsey Sullenburger is not.


33 posted on 03/27/2009 12:55:09 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: presidio9
And if you remember one of those required college lecture courses in the large auditorium at 8:10 a.m., listening to a droning don, and how it felt, slumped in the cushy seats having skipped breakfast for an extra 13 minutes of ZZZZs."

I remember. The thermostat in the classroom is up to about 78... you start dozing off... That is EXACTLY what President Weathervane's last lecture, I mean speech... oh waht the hell, I mean LECTURE, was like.

34 posted on 03/27/2009 12:55:57 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: mojitojoe

35 posted on 03/27/2009 12:56:29 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: presidio9

“Soon, he’ll be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (’And now, doing the Health Care, Energy and Education tango ...’) or delivering the weather report”.

...next up. Guest star on “The Simpson’s”.


36 posted on 03/27/2009 12:56:29 PM PDT by albie
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To: OCCASparky
There’s a lot of words I’d use to describe when Obama speaks. “Reassuring” isn’t one...

Me too. In fact, I have to ask my seven year old son to leave the room before I use some of the words I use to describe Obama.

37 posted on 03/27/2009 12:57:39 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: madinmadtown

“This guy should have been a model....that is the only national job he is qualified for”

...the only modeling I can see him doing is with flies buzzing around his eyes and Sally Struthers pleading in the foreground.


38 posted on 03/27/2009 12:58:09 PM PDT by albie
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To: ari-freedom

“Gee Wally, when we finish painting this room do you think Mom will let us go fishing... I mean... to the ACORN protest?”


39 posted on 03/27/2009 12:59:01 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Riodacat

Until the shark eats him.


40 posted on 03/27/2009 12:59:23 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: presidio9

CHANGE the channel, and HOPE that he’s not pre-empting something worth watching.


41 posted on 03/27/2009 12:59:50 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: presidio9

LOL!


42 posted on 03/27/2009 1:02:48 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From The Democrats, and Barack Hussein Obama. Amen.)
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To: WayneS

Obama in an earlier role
43 posted on 03/27/2009 1:03:14 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: presidio9

“But there are those who defend the president’s pervasive media strategy, saying his constant presence is reassuring to the American public.”

Dow down 171 points today.


44 posted on 03/27/2009 1:03:18 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Nickelodeon almost NEVER pre-empts Spongebob Squarepants for a mere presdential lecture/speech.

And the dialogue is more intelligent, too.


45 posted on 03/27/2009 1:04:14 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: presidio9

Very good. Let ‘em have it!!


46 posted on 03/27/2009 1:04:53 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: presidio9

And I used to think Bill Clinton was ‘bad’ in the sense that he could insinuate himself into just about everthing. Obama has him beat by a mile.


47 posted on 03/27/2009 1:05:10 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: albie
They bumped Biggest Loser?

Don't knock down the Biggest Loser. It's the only network TV show I watch, it's a great show!
48 posted on 03/27/2009 1:06:05 PM PDT by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: WayneS

“Surprisingly profound for a narrative about a sponge”


49 posted on 03/27/2009 1:07:49 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: presidio9
...saying his constant presence is reassuring to the American public.

I don't know about you, but I'm certainly reassured. Every time 0bambi speaks, I'm more and more reassured of my conviction we're going to hell in a handbasket.

50 posted on 03/27/2009 1:08:21 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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