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Cronkite ‘never let us down,’ Obama says
PMSNBC ^ | 7/18/09 | staff

Posted on 07/19/2009 11:38:32 AM PDT by pissant

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama praised broadcasting icon Walter Cronkite as a newsman who "never let us down."

The 92-year-old retired CBS News anchorman died Friday night at his Manhattan home after a long illness. In a statement, Obama described Cronkite as a trusted voice who calmly guided America through wars and riots, marches and milestones.

"His rich baritone reached millions of living rooms every night, and in an industry of icons, Walter set the standard by which all others have been judged," Obama said. "But Walter was always more than just an anchor. He was family. He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: cronkite; larrysinclairslover; obama
True. Uncle Waltie never did let you down, Obama. He was always rooting for America's enemies, just like you and your marxist cabal.
1 posted on 07/19/2009 11:38:32 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Obama is right... Cronkite never let down the Commies and enemies of America.


2 posted on 07/19/2009 11:39:46 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: pissant

When you have expectations that equal zero, it’s nearly impossible to be disappointed.


3 posted on 07/19/2009 11:41:03 AM PDT by stevem
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To: pissant

There he goes again, quoting Ho Chi Minh.


4 posted on 07/19/2009 11:41:17 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (WWTHD - What Would The Hondurans Do?)
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To: pissant
Cronkite ‘never let us down,’ Obama says

Translation: Cronkite was a fellow traveler too.

5 posted on 07/19/2009 11:41:26 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: pissant

Agreed he means Communist= us.


6 posted on 07/19/2009 11:43:11 AM PDT by Three if by government
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To: pissant
There is no God but Lenin and Obama is his prophet.TM

Cheers!

7 posted on 07/19/2009 11:44:51 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: pissant

That’s right Obamasiah - Cronkite is responsible for your communist friends in Vietnam winning that war.


8 posted on 07/19/2009 11:46:05 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: Chet 99
“Pinko Cronkite” Archie Bunker
9 posted on 07/19/2009 11:46:20 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: pissant

I was watching the night Reagan defeated Carter and took down a lot of RATS in the process. When Cronkite announced the defeat of George McGovern he was blinking like Nancy Pelosi at the State of the Union, and you could see he was fighting back tears.

Have never forgotten that moment.


10 posted on 07/19/2009 11:46:37 AM PDT by freespirited (Honk if you miss Licorice.)
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To: pissant

Hussein was only 16 when Cronkite retired. I doubt with his busy schedule of consuming various drugs he was tuned into to one of the oldest men in network news. But Hussein is a liar, this is nothing new.


11 posted on 07/19/2009 11:48:00 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: pissant

Obama is too young to remember or understand much of what Cronkite did.

He needs a little history lesson! Hey Obama, he did let us down! He let our troops down and he let down the South Vietnamese who were struggling for their freedom! And, by default, he let down the Cambodians.


12 posted on 07/19/2009 11:48:15 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: pissant

Uncle Walt and Uncle Joe. Two political peas in a pod. May you and your extreme lib politics stay dead.


13 posted on 07/19/2009 11:49:05 AM PDT by JPG
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To: pissant
O has a serious sickness called diarrhea of the mouth that cannot be cured unless he moves back to Kenya for treatment which last around a 100 years I'm told.
14 posted on 07/19/2009 11:49:18 AM PDT by taxtruth
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To: pissant

Depends what the meaning of “us” is. :)


15 posted on 07/19/2009 11:49:43 AM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: pissant

Wonder how Walter Crankcase covered the death of Mary Jo Kopoechne...cannot tremember, but I would bet that there was no outrage leveled at his Cape Cod/Nantucket/Martha’s Vineyard friends, neighbors and fellow travelers.


16 posted on 07/19/2009 11:51:49 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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Wonder how Walter Crankcase covered the death of Mary Jo Kopoechne...

Since it happened the same day as the moon landing, I doubt if he paid it much attention. I was more than a little bit annoyed when the Boston Globe carried the Kennedy story in banner headlines while relegating America’s boldest accomplishment “below-the-fold”...


17 posted on 07/19/2009 11:58:41 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: pissant

I have been amazed that EVERYONE has praised him as completely objective. I wonder what bizarro planet THEY have been on?


18 posted on 07/19/2009 11:59:07 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL...I was going to say, “except when he lied about Viet Nam.”


19 posted on 07/19/2009 12:00:49 PM PDT by sand lake bar
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To: Paisan

Thanks for the data...did not remember that. I grew up in NYC, so I guess the moon landing was bigger.


20 posted on 07/19/2009 12:02:45 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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To: pissant

Of course how is an Enemy of America going to let this Nit Wit Marxist Clown down?


21 posted on 07/19/2009 12:05:52 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Cheetahcat

The longer Cronkite lived, the less I liked him.


22 posted on 07/19/2009 12:11:21 PM PDT by DarrellZero
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To: DarrellZero

“The longer Cronkite lived, the less I liked him.”

Yes he lived longer than 50,000 of the names he helped put on the wall.


23 posted on 07/19/2009 12:18:46 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: pissant

Does anyone remember what Obama had to say on the death of Ed McMahon who by the way served our country

During World War II, McMahon was a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps serving as a flight instructor and test pilot. He was a decorated pilot (six Air Medals) and was discharged in 1946, remaining in the reserves.

After college, McMahon returned to active duty. He was sent to Korea in February 1952. He flew unarmed O-1E Bird Dogs on 85 tactical air control and artillery spotting missions. He remained in the Marine Corps Reserve, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 1966 and was then commissioned as a Brigadier General in the California Air National Guard.

Anyone remember Obama mentioning him at all?


24 posted on 07/19/2009 12:31:30 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Chet 99

He was the Dan Rather of his day......a$$hole motormouth


25 posted on 07/19/2009 12:46:41 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: pissant

I beg to differ.


26 posted on 07/19/2009 1:26:10 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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“He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down.”

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Camp/7624/Generals/giap.htm

By 1968, NVA morale was at it’s lowest point ever. The plans for “Tet” ‘68 was their last desperate attempt to achieve a success, in an effort to boost the NVA morale. When it was over, General Giap and the NVA viewed the Tet ‘68 offensive as a failure, they were on their knees and had prepared to negotiate a surrender.

At that time, there were fewer than 10,000 U.S. casualties, the Vietnam War was about to end, as the NVA was prepared to accept their defeat. Then, they heard Walter Cronkite (former CBS News anchor and correspondent) on TV proclaiming the success of the Tet ‘68 offensive by the communist NVA. They were completely and totally amazed at hearing that the US Embassy had been overrun. In reality, The NVA had not gained access to the Embassy—there were some VC who had been killed on the grassy lawn, but they hadn’t gained access. Further reports indicated the riots and protesting on the streets of America.

READ AND WEEP!


27 posted on 07/19/2009 1:30:11 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (La commedia e' finita!. Now it's serious!)
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To: pissant
He now sits at the right hand of his father, Satan.

Assuming he got his wish.

28 posted on 07/19/2009 1:36:10 PM PDT by trickyricky
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To: goat granny
It is a shame that there was no Internet to bother Walter the way it bothered Dan.
29 posted on 07/19/2009 2:00:35 PM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: magslinger

LOL You got that one right......:O)


30 posted on 07/19/2009 2:35:43 PM PDT by goat granny
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