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Obama quickly, confidently adapts to presidency
Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2009 | Liz Sidoti

Posted on 04/24/2009 10:43:10 AM PDT by Zakeet

It didn't take long for Barack Obama — for all his youth and inexperience — to get acclimated to his new role as the calming leader of a country in crisis.

"I feel surprisingly comfortable in the job," the nation's 44th president said a mere two weeks after taking the helm.

"The challenges are big," a sober Obama added, underscoring the foreign and domestic problems he inherited Jan. 20. "But one thing I'm absolutely convinced about is you want to be president when you've got big problems. If things are going too smoothly, then this is just another nice home office."

Over nearly 100 days as president, Obama has applied the same "no drama" leadership and calculated approach to governing that he did to campaigning.

As an audacious candidate, Obama meticulously built a powerhouse organization and fundraising juggernaut to engineer his victory. As a fledgling president, he similarly has mapped out a big-risk agenda that he's methodically begun to execute, keeping to the discipline that has been a hallmark of his life.

Rookie jitters? Far from it.

Confident almost to a fault, he could seem aloof, even arrogant at times in the campaign. He's kept that focused attitude in the White House, while exhibiting few flashes of any off-putting, self-important tone.

Perhaps that's because he's reached the pinnacle of his political ambition. Perhaps it's because anxious times of war and economic crisis demand a calm demeanor. Perhaps it's the sheer weight of the office and the urgent tasks.

Whatever the reason, Obama has seemed extraordinarily at ease as president from the day he took office — after a campaign in which he made a once skeptical electorate comfortable with the notion that a black, 47-year-old, first-term senator with limited experience could take over as the leader of the free world.

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Barry became presidential almost immediately.

I respectfully nominate this article for biggest load of the week.

1 posted on 04/24/2009 10:43:11 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Liz Sidoti

Man, she must wear out a set of kneepads every couple of weeks...

2 posted on 04/24/2009 10:43:48 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Zakeet

“’I feel surprisingly comfortable in the job,’ the nation’s 44th president said a mere two weeks after taking the helm.”

And the “journalists” at AP are right to take him at his word. Not like there’s and counte-evidence. Only Obama’s mind knows how well Obama acclaimated himself.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 10:45:06 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Zakeet

Great Leader Is Great - APObama


4 posted on 04/24/2009 10:45:07 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Congratulations MSM! You have achieved the Keith Olbermann Standard Of Journalistic Excellence.)
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To: Zakeet

Satire? Right, it’s satire?


5 posted on 04/24/2009 10:45:17 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Zakeet

Why wouldn’t he adapt? If you are already God, even the presidency of the United States is a bit of a letdown.


6 posted on 04/24/2009 10:45:29 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Zakeet

Geesh, I was eating my lunch.


7 posted on 04/24/2009 10:45:41 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Zakeet
You forgot the volcanic hurl alert for this steaming pile.
8 posted on 04/24/2009 10:46:17 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Zakeet

Just the kind of hard hitting journalism we’ve come to expect from AP.


9 posted on 04/24/2009 10:46:45 AM PDT by marron
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To: Tublecane

“Not like there’s and counte-evidence” = Not like there’s any counter-evidence”


10 posted on 04/24/2009 10:47:02 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Zakeet
How hard is it to be cool and confident when you have David Axelrod making your decisions for you?


11 posted on 04/24/2009 10:47:32 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: Zakeet

It was Obama’s kookery - not leadership - which augmented the stock market free-fall. Who could invest in huge segments of the economy, when cap/trade, autos, health care were up in the air? Only gamblers would wade in, real investors are on the sidelines still, sitting on cash.


12 posted on 04/24/2009 10:47:36 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: Zakeet

OF course he is at ease, ha has the best gig in the world — get waited on hand and foot, get subservient genuflection hourly by the presstitutes, and all he has to do is do what his handlers order him to and say what the teleprompter tells him.


13 posted on 04/24/2009 10:48:01 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Tublecane

I didn’t read the whole article but what I read was sickening.


14 posted on 04/24/2009 10:48:01 AM PDT by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: Zakeet
Dear Leader Pictures, Images and Photos
15 posted on 04/24/2009 10:48:30 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Zakeet

“Obama has applied the same “no drama” leadership and calculated approach to governing that he did to campaigning.”

SEE. Even AP admits obama is still acting like he is campaigning. (even though the word ‘no’ should be changed to ‘overt’)


16 posted on 04/24/2009 10:49:19 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Zakeet

The AP applies a little hagiography to one of their own. “Audacious,” “powerhouse,” “confident,” - I’m thinking Liz gets paid by the adjective. I have a few of my own but I doubt if the AP would print them.


17 posted on 04/24/2009 10:49:46 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Zakeet

what an asshol*


18 posted on 04/24/2009 10:49:52 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: Zakeet

When I was a kid they showed us the propaganda that the old soviet union use to publish for the people.

I still remember being flabbergasted that people would be so stupid to think that the masses would believe such incredible lies, and that someone was actually paid to produce it.

Never would I have believed in my life I would read that same over-the-top *ss kissing here in the US by an AP writer towards a black activist communist President.


19 posted on 04/24/2009 10:49:59 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Zakeet

Gosh. The writer has convinced me. Obama is so talented and capable that the presidency of the United States is a mere walk in the park. He won’t be truly challenged until he’s the emperor of the known universe.

/s


20 posted on 04/24/2009 10:50:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey, if I didn't know God, I would believe you when you say that compromise with evil is practical.)
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To: Zakeet

this needs a BARF alert...


21 posted on 04/24/2009 10:52:01 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Zakeet
Another Obama sycophant.

The adulation Presidency marches forward.

Barf!

22 posted on 04/24/2009 10:52:13 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Zakeet
"I feel surprisingly comfortable in the job,"

Proving once more that 'ignorance is bliss'...

23 posted on 04/24/2009 10:52:39 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: dirtboy

Obama is not an ignoramus. As fun as it is to call him a buffoon, bozo, etc., he most certainly is not ignorant or misinformed or misguided.

He knows his agenda, and is executing it. Every day.

The AP and MSM must be toppled, as they are his enablers. Middle America believes in Obama, and will continue to believe in him for as long as the MSM remains the source of Middle America’s (false) world view.


24 posted on 04/24/2009 10:52:53 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Zakeet
Obama has seemed extraordinarily at ease as president from the day he took office

Of course he has. He only moves when the puppet strings are pulled, other than that he plays on the swings, and parties.

25 posted on 04/24/2009 10:53:46 AM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: Zakeet

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. , holds up a box of Dunkin' Donuts presented to him by Associated Press political reporter Liz Sidoti before a question and answer session at the Associated Press Annual Meeting in Washington, Monday, April 14, 2008.

26 posted on 04/24/2009 10:55:46 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Abathar
"an AP writer towards a black activist communist President."

0be's a mulatto, literally American-African, Marxist community organizer. And likely illegitimate under the US Constitution, as written.

27 posted on 04/24/2009 10:56:02 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Zakeet
Rookie jitters? Far from it.

The media/political alliance in Washington is pathetic, and harmful to our democracy. The MSM is in love with this socialist Rookie.

28 posted on 04/24/2009 10:56:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Zakeet
It didn't take long for Barack Obama — for all his youth and inexperience — to get acclimated to his new role as the calming leader of a country in crisis.

Does this mean the left will stop whining that we have to give Obama time to "turn things around" or "get his footing"? (Yeah, right.)

29 posted on 04/24/2009 10:56:56 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: raybbr

Liz Sodoti looks like a Meghan McCain, all grown up.


30 posted on 04/24/2009 10:57:23 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Zakeet

Someone should feed that puppy Liz a meaty-bone to calm her down. She’ll get hyperventilated from all that licking and panting.


31 posted on 04/24/2009 10:59:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Meanwhile, the sheeple graze mindlessly while awaiting slaughter at Hope and Change Ranch)
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To: Tublecane

Just wait until the hard part comes after an attack or in a crisis. His hair will be white within a year. Any person can be president when things are good—just wait until things are worse.


32 posted on 04/24/2009 11:00:33 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Zakeet
Perhaps that's because he's reached the pinnacle of his political ambition. Perhaps it's because anxious times of war and economic crisis demand a calm demeanor. Perhaps it's the sheer weight of the office and the urgent tasks.

. . . perhaps it's because he is simply clueless as to what he has gotten himself into.

33 posted on 04/24/2009 11:00:49 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: Major Matt Mason

ROFLMAO....


34 posted on 04/24/2009 11:02:37 AM PDT by astounded (The democrat party is a clear and present danger to America.)
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To: Zakeet

VOMIT


35 posted on 04/24/2009 11:02:50 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero's political stylings since 1-20-09!)
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To: Zakeet
Good job Liz, The One will be by for a quickie this afternoon!
36 posted on 04/24/2009 11:03:09 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (It's obvious from Nancy Pelosi's appearance that she tortures people every day.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

“Perhaps that’s because he’s reached the pinnacle of his political ambition”

Let’s hope so. Where can he go from here? President-for-life? Emperor of the world? God II?


37 posted on 04/24/2009 11:03:48 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Paladin2
Liz Sodoti looks like a Meghan McCain, all grown up.

You contradicted yourself.

38 posted on 04/24/2009 11:08:17 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Zakeet

“Chi-town proved too much for the man,
So he’s leavin’ the life he’s come to know,
He said he’s goin’ back to find
Ooh, what’s left of his world,
The world he left behind
Not so long ago.
He’s leaving,
On that midnight train to Kenya,
And he’s goin’ back
To a simpler place and time.
And I’ll be with him
On that midnight train to Kenya,
I’d rather live in his world
Than live without him in mine.”

Gladys Sidoti and the Associated Pimps


39 posted on 04/24/2009 11:08:19 AM PDT by tumblindice (When will you pay me, say the bells of Shoreditch?)
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To: Zakeet

Liz Idiot - this is nothing more than journalistic knee padding.


40 posted on 04/24/2009 11:10:25 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Zakeet

He’s a socialist nation killer that would have been better suited to lead the new Black Panther party rather than the USA IMO.

I’d like to recall the whole lot of them.


41 posted on 04/24/2009 11:10:25 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Zakeet

AP must’ve rented a corn scoop.


42 posted on 04/24/2009 11:10:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Zakeet
Whatever the reason, Obama has seemed extraordinarily at ease as president from the day he took office

orders

43 posted on 04/24/2009 11:11:22 AM PDT by alrea (4% profit on a gallon of gas is obscene but over 15% tax isn't)
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To: Zakeet
Ah yes, another nice steaming pile from the professionals at AP.

More fragrant than usual, even.

44 posted on 04/24/2009 11:12:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Zakeet

Agree, where is the BARF Alert. Amen


45 posted on 04/24/2009 11:16:34 AM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Zakeet
Obama fiddles as the republic burns....
46 posted on 04/24/2009 11:19:08 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Zakeet

How did the walking dead feel about Hitler 100 days in?


47 posted on 04/24/2009 11:20:51 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'm a PROUD RIGHT WING EXTREMIST.... Obama has failed, IMPEACH Obama NOW....)
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To: Zakeet
Liz Sidoti is a fascist bootlicker?

I NEVER would have guessed THAT...

48 posted on 04/24/2009 11:30:19 AM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: Zakeet

Evil protects Evil


49 posted on 04/24/2009 11:36:13 AM PDT by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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50 posted on 04/24/2009 11:37:13 AM PDT by Dooderbutt
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