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White House Cancels Sunday Press Pool Coverage Game Change?
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Posted on 01/10/2010 2:40:50 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

Late last night, the White House announced that there would be no pool coverage for Sunday, January 10. While the President had no scheduled events this weekend, there was pool coverage yesterday.

It could be a mere coincidence, or it could be that the White House is trying to catch its breath before responding to bombshell revelations in the upcoming book Game Change,excerpts of which poured out all day yesterday. President Obama already issued a statement about Harry Reid’s “negro dialect” quote, but even more explosive passages have emerged since.

The newest passages from the book to hit Marc Ambinder’s blog could be even more explosive than Reid’s, as several of them involve the Clintons. Among these is an anecdote about the late Ted Kennedy taking offense at President Clinton’s assertion that “A few years ago this guy (Barack Obama) would have been getting us coffee.”

While pool reporters are normally just there to observe and report, the only thing stopping them from peppering the President with questions is the icy stare of the press staff.

Also of interest, Jake Tapper reviews President Obama’s responses to other racially incendiary remarks in the past, which have some crying “Hypocrisy!” I would point out that the devil is in the details. In each case, Obama provides a fairly clear rationale. In Reid’s case, it seems he earned a storehouse of goodwill that the others cited did not.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhopress; clinton; election08; gamechange; obama; servingcoffee; tapper
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1 posted on 01/10/2010 2:40:51 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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The newest passages from the book to hit Marc Ambinder’s blog could be even more explosive than Reid’s, as several of them involve the Clintons. Among these is an anecdote about the late Ted Kennedy taking offense at President Clinton’s assertion that “A few years ago this guy (Barack Obama) would have been getting us coffee.”

LOL. Oh this is gonna be great.


2 posted on 01/10/2010 2:43:38 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

“Also of interest, Jake Tapper reviews President Obama’s responses to other racially incendiary remarks in the past, which have some crying “Hypocrisy!”

I hope they aren’t behaving stupidly...


3 posted on 01/10/2010 2:44:16 PM PST by jessduntno (We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation..." - B. Hussein Obama)
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To: My Favorite Headache

related....

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/obama-risks-a-domestic-military-intervention-by-john-l-perry-2/


4 posted on 01/10/2010 2:46:23 PM PST by gunnyg (Just An Old Gunny ~ And *Still* Not A F'n Commie Basterd!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Obama out golfing again?


5 posted on 01/10/2010 2:46:48 PM PST by XHogPilot
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To: My Favorite Headache

In Reid’s case, it seems he earned a storehouse of goodwill that the others cited did not.

Eleanor Holms Norton’s “Racism Credits” take the demosphere
by storm. “So simple , so elegant. Why didn’t we think of it?” New York Times.


6 posted on 01/10/2010 2:46:57 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
The problem with Obama is that nothing bothers him...Hassan didn't bother him. The panty bomber didn't bother him.

Dereliction of duty doesn't bother him.

As usual, he heads for a closet.

7 posted on 01/10/2010 2:48:23 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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Ted Kennedy taking offense

I'm sorry, but leaving a girl to drown in a few feet of water while you work your butt off to try to escape blame, kind of makes you lose any qualifications you might think you have as a moral arbiter. It's like Tony Soprano getting mad at Paulie Walnuts if Paulie uses the "N" word.

8 posted on 01/10/2010 2:48:29 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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Meantime, the repeated false accusation by McCain’s handlers that Sarah Palin wasn’t up to prepping for the Biden debate seems to have been lost in the shuffle.

I think that was supposed to be the blockbuster revelation, but it seems to have been overwhelmed by all these Democrat racist gaffes.


9 posted on 01/10/2010 2:49:13 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Excerpted from New York Magazine

Subject: Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster

http://nymag.com/news/politics/63045/


10 posted on 01/10/2010 2:49:19 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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11 posted on 01/10/2010 2:51:29 PM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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12 posted on 01/10/2010 2:52:33 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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60 minutes won’t have tine to cover all the democrat stories, but Drudge has one last week about Hillary being so certain she was going to win, that she had hired two people for her transition team for the White House...lol.


13 posted on 01/10/2010 2:52:51 PM PST by onyx
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To: tet68
LOL. Racism credits... similar to the Rape Credits and Sexism Credits purchased by BJ Clinton via his legalization of the abortion pill?

Legalize baby killing in a pill form and the so-called feminists will forever turn a blind eye to rape. It's amazing what the left can do by living in a land of make believe!

14 posted on 01/10/2010 2:53:43 PM PST by upstanding
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To: Sacajaweau
As usual, he heads for a closet.
So eventually he'll have to come out of the closet? {;^)
15 posted on 01/10/2010 2:55:08 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Well....the impostor was disturbed on his vacation and didn’t get a rest away from the office...he needed...he had to work...now he is being slapped with more uncomfortable stuff...and he is just plain tired of it all...maybe the mental meltdown we’ve been expecting.......HA


16 posted on 01/10/2010 2:55:24 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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“A few years ago this guy (Barack Obama) would have been getting us coffee.”

Quite a comment from the so-called "first black President"

17 posted on 01/10/2010 2:55:54 PM PST by Reo
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To: My Favorite Headache
This IMHO will be Hollywood Gossip compared to what Glenn is hinting about.

Remember, Glenn says this week something big will break that will make the ACORN pimp-prostitute ordeal look tiny.

If it is that big, do we get an insulated Whitehouse like Nixon, which is really Ironic, since Mark Levin calls the Bamster, Richard Millhouse....

18 posted on 01/10/2010 2:56:53 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Fear and Loathing on Pennsylvania Avenue


19 posted on 01/10/2010 2:56:59 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . What ever I do is what shall bean the production line than to operate the equipm)
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To: upstanding

They are just like Carbon Credits, you can store up
before hand or even buy them as you need them depending
on your Racist Footprint.


20 posted on 01/10/2010 2:57:20 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: McGruff

Very good. made me laugh.


21 posted on 01/10/2010 2:59:16 PM PST by AndyPH
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To: My Favorite Headache

Don’t tell me! Bowrama went to church? Must rest after that big ordeal! Or, the mosque must not be very close and he must of had a lot of travel time!


22 posted on 01/10/2010 3:02:25 PM PST by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: COUNTrecount

I am 5 pages into it...riveting stuff! I absolutely LOATHE John Edwards.


23 posted on 01/10/2010 3:02:30 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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“A few years ago this guy (Barack Obama) would have been getting us coffee.”

Far be it from me to defend Bill Clinton but this isn't necessarily a put-down based on race. It could just be POTUS vs Community Organizer level stuff.

But they're not taking it that way.

BWA-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


24 posted on 01/10/2010 3:04:32 PM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: taildragger

Any guesses or insights as to what it might be?


25 posted on 01/10/2010 3:05:56 PM PST by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: taildragger

The question is...who will cover it? Fox and Drudge only? If it dwarfs ACORN we are going to need everyone covering it...even the local community papers!


26 posted on 01/10/2010 3:06:28 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Eleonor Holmes Norton is a racist idiot.


27 posted on 01/10/2010 3:07:17 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Reo

“A few years ago this guy (Barack Obama) would have been getting us coffee.”

Quite a comment from the so-called “first black President”

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If you do not view this statement in a racial context it is a fair assessment from Clinton. I still don’t understand how or why the national media and the DNC declared Obama to be ready and qualified.

Obama is more “staff” material vs holding the highest office in the land. Palin was (and is) far more qualified but that did not fit the agenda of the media who gushed over Obama and immediately went after Palin.

I don’t think Clinton meant anything racial in the statement (if true, I am always a little suspicious of these books) and he nailed it.


28 posted on 01/10/2010 3:08:01 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Well, there is a game change of a type. Boehner’s Chief of Staff died at 46. Part of the the people that wrote the Contract for America.

Saw it earlier here on FR.


29 posted on 01/10/2010 3:09:04 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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In Reid’s case, it seems he earned a storehouse of goodwill that the others cited did not.

No lie there. Reid has such a storehouse of leftist goodwill that he could come up to obama on national TV and say, "Hey! Obama, ma ni--a! Wassup?" and that would be OK.

30 posted on 01/10/2010 3:09:56 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: McGruff

He probably would have spit into the coffee surreptitiously, similarly to his giving the “Finger” to Hillary before a North Carolina audience and McCain before a Jacksonville, FL audience.


31 posted on 01/10/2010 3:10:00 PM PST by BilLies
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To: paulycy

HAHAHAHAH FILL THE BUCKETS!


32 posted on 01/10/2010 3:10:01 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: taildragger

I love Glenn, but sometimes he does over-promise on what his shows deliver.


33 posted on 01/10/2010 3:10:22 PM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: Reo

I didn’t take that as a racial slur. I saw it in the same vein as “at the Pentagon, Majors make coffee.” Obama several years ago was a nobody. He *would* have been getting Clinton coffee.

And probably bowing to him.


34 posted on 01/10/2010 3:11:46 PM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: tet68

Can we buy them, like carbon credits? It would be like Reparations, only we’d all get something out of it.


35 posted on 01/10/2010 3:14:33 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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He probably would have spit into the coffee surreptitiously

And he would have stole WH coffee, creamer, and packets of sugar to take home and give out to his friends. Oh, and a few WH monogrammed cups, I'm sure.

36 posted on 01/10/2010 3:15:03 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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My guess is the 0bama crew has a hit list of anyone that supported Cankles for pres. or anyone that might be seen as a liability for the 2010 & 2012 elections. Dingy Harry delivered on health care, but just barely and not on 0bama’s timetable. After the State of the Union, Harry may well be gone as the senate leader.


37 posted on 01/10/2010 3:15:50 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: tet68
I think the Son OBama and the FatSlob are updating the old indulgences con for the fallen away environmentalists.
38 posted on 01/10/2010 3:16:24 PM PST by BilLies
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...the only thing stopping them [pool reporters] from peppering the President with questions is the icy stare of the press staff.

BS! It's the lack of any 'nads and the fact that they are still Obama Butt Boys and stooges that keeps them from doing their jobs. Always has been. Always will be.

39 posted on 01/10/2010 3:17:01 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sacajaweau
As usual, he heads for a closet.

When will he come out of the closet?

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40 posted on 01/10/2010 3:17:45 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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I think I know what her answer would be.


41 posted on 01/10/2010 3:17:58 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: volunbeer

Agree with you 100%.


42 posted on 01/10/2010 3:18:31 PM PST by BilLies
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Obama is more “staff” material vs holding the highest office in the land.

I would LOVE to see him as press secretary for Hillary. "Uh, uh, I can't respond to that interrogative with sufficient specificity, so, uh, next question, s'il vous plais."

43 posted on 01/10/2010 3:18:55 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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Dereliction of duty doesn't bother him. As usual, he heads for a closet.

For those of us either raising children, or having raised children, this administration is setting a standard of "no punishment" for reprehensible behavior (school czar), or those absolved of any guilt whatsoever in the panty-bomber snafu. Already his cabinet and czar roster are comprised of people with remarks and videos that woud shame a regular person, let alone a sitting president. Add to that SEIU and ACORN corruption and instead of Obama distancing himself from what Americans see as clearcut ethically challenged affiliations, he embraces them and gifts them with more money and more power.

His legacy is becoming more and more toasted each and every day and he seems impervious to recognizing what Americans see in him as incompetence, corruption and a 100% inability to listen to the massive swell of Americans who want him to stop spending our money on things we never wanted and never authorized and all the things he plans to do instead of balancing America's finances and dropping the green agenda, getting America off foreign fuel by drilling, using coal and getting manufacturing companies huge breaks FOR AMERICAN WORKERS jobs (not illegal or "amnestied" aliens) which he refuses to do.

44 posted on 01/10/2010 3:19:33 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: My Favorite Headache

Not that I am defending Clinton in any way, but isn’t it true that new members of the house/senate DO get coffee, etc., for the veteran members? I could swear I read that someplace.


45 posted on 01/10/2010 3:28:35 PM PST by jennyjenny
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Does anyone here believe that obama could have ever landed a job serving coffee? Think about it. Who would hire him? based on what qualifications?

It's obvious Clinton thought very highly of obama.

46 posted on 01/10/2010 3:32:51 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: combat_boots

“Boehner’s Chief of Staff died at 46”

Do you suspect foul play?


47 posted on 01/10/2010 3:33:34 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Elizabeth doesn’t come out well at all either.


48 posted on 01/10/2010 3:36:19 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Dunno. I am just waiting for the particulars. it is possible to give someone something that makes cause of death ‘an apparent heart attack’. That much I do know.


49 posted on 01/10/2010 3:38:49 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Hi Boys and Girls!

Welcome to the land of make believe!

50 posted on 01/10/2010 3:39:23 PM PST by jaz.357 ("If the present tries to sit in judgment on the past, it will lose the future." W.Churchill)
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