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Obama Uses Teleprompter To Address Sixth Graders, Media Mum
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Posted on 01/25/2010 7:58:37 AM PST by Sub-Driver

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TOTUS alert.........
1 posted on 01/25/2010 7:58:38 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s because the 6th graders are smarter than he is!


2 posted on 01/25/2010 8:00:12 AM PST by sniper63 ("Ask not what your Country can do for you but what you can do for your Country,)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why on earth would any grown man need a teleprompter to talk to a class of 6th graders?

If this were Bush, we would never hear the end of it.


3 posted on 01/25/2010 8:00:12 AM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: Sub-Driver

“So, let me be very clear: fingerpainting is not uncool. It is, I should say, not only “dope”, but “hip”, “sweet”, “tight”, and “off the chain”.”


4 posted on 01/25/2010 8:01:22 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Sub-Driver
You guys look really cute in those chairs.

Who wrote that joke for him? Gibbs?
5 posted on 01/25/2010 8:02:07 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

LOL! *facepalm*


6 posted on 01/25/2010 8:04:11 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is false. The teleprompter set up was used in Obama’s address to announce some education plan. He met with the students in a completely different room. FR looks silly continually posting and reposting this.


7 posted on 01/25/2010 8:05:40 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Sub-Driver
Exit question: how many of the children sitting in that room wondered why they have to memorize speeches they give to the class, but the most powerful man in the world got to not only use notes, but a teleprompter?

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8 posted on 01/25/2010 8:06:11 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: vladimir998

Good point. If it was President Bush it would be a really huge story rife with mockery and taunting words.


9 posted on 01/25/2010 8:06:48 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Sub-Driver

Looked like an SNL sketch.

Pray for America’s Freedom


10 posted on 01/25/2010 8:06:55 AM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: RGSpincich

Humorless apparatchic alert.


11 posted on 01/25/2010 8:07:50 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Sub-Driver

Our lame brain president brought the teleprompter to address the press not to address students. Students were there as props for a cynical photo opportunity.
This was a five minute speech it seems

So our boy genius philosopher king Obama needs a teleprompter for a five minute speech? Is he that impaired? No wonder foreign leaders are laughing behind his back and don’t respect him


12 posted on 01/25/2010 8:08:43 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Sub-Driver
Another “teaching” moment brought to us by the President. As a conservative educator, I would have used the President's example by pointing out how important it is to be able to read, stressing how important it is to actually be able to comprehend what one has read. There, there, now.

Anecdotal evidence can sometimes be a great help in teaching when reinforced with visual aids.

13 posted on 01/25/2010 8:09:47 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: RGSpincich

Sorry. There ARE pictures with the teleprompter showing the students in the classroom.


14 posted on 01/25/2010 8:10:59 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Sub-Driver

“The Post wrote, “’We’re going to raise the bar for all our students and take bigger steps towards closing the achievement gap that denies so many students, especially black and latino students, a fair shot at their dreams,’ Obama told a group of sixth-graders at Graham Road Elementary.”

Holy cow! Telling a group of kids this? That’s a divisive statement that will cause all sorts of havoc.

Can these dems ever learn not to use race as a whipping boy to divide and conquer?

I can just see the kids looking at “not us!” and blaming them for being denied as “so many students, especially black and Latino students, a fair shot.”

I truly dispise this man.


15 posted on 01/25/2010 8:11:58 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Sub-Driver

Spinner on Fox&Friends this morning said the reason for the teleprompters was that this was a major education address.

[If so, why wouldn’t he have done it in the auditorium with ALL the kiddies at that school? Just wondering... Maybe he thought a few hundred elementary kiddies would make too much noise and drown him out. Maybe he was still shell-shocked from that little b.r.t. who interrupted him during his speech in Massachusetts last weekend.]


16 posted on 01/25/2010 8:14:24 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

Well son of a gun, it looks like our affirmative action President is like most affirmative action hires. UNQUALIFIED!


17 posted on 01/25/2010 8:14:58 AM PST by Tupelo
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To: OpusatFR

Hussein sounds like the racist that he is.


18 posted on 01/25/2010 8:15:38 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: originalbuckeye

I haven’t seen one.


19 posted on 01/25/2010 8:16:31 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich

News flash: The leftie blogs and commentators who will use this to poke fun at right wingers will do so regardless. It’s not like they need us to give them a reason!

The photo is out there, some who see it are going to conclude that he needed the TOTUS just to talk to 6th graders.

Perception becomes reality.


20 posted on 01/25/2010 8:17:35 AM PST by bigbob
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
TOTUS ping!

Excerpt:

Last Tuesday, President Obama spoke to a group of sixth graders and surprisingly brought his trusty teleprompter along to make sure he didn't make any mistakes.

As the Washington Post reported [1] Wednesday, "'We're going to raise the bar for all our students and take bigger steps towards closing the achievement gap that denies so many students, especially black and Latino students, a fair shot at their dreams,' Obama told a group of sixth-graders at Graham Road Elementary."

Nowhere did the Post mention that the President's teleprompter also appeared before the students...

21 posted on 01/25/2010 8:18:01 AM PST by nutmeg (Congratulations Senator-elect Scott Brown!!! Gas up the truck!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

There is another picture of Obama ‘chatting with kids’ - well, actually, he is shaking hands etc; but this is before or after his speech to children. There are plenty of pics at this event; and they are ‘plenty clear’. Sent some out this morning offering a sigh. . .per TOTUS speaks to grade schoolers. Hope more will share this/these. At Drudge link also; as for sure; this will not be ‘lamestreamed’.


22 posted on 01/25/2010 8:20:33 AM PST by cricket
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To: Sub-Driver

The greatest speaker of our time..........right......
The man is jack squat without a teleprompter, bet.


23 posted on 01/25/2010 8:21:18 AM PST by cranked
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
You guys look really cute in those chairs.
Who wrote that joke for him? Gibbs?

Scott Ritter.

24 posted on 01/25/2010 8:21:52 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: RGSpincich
This thread has several pix:

25 posted on 01/25/2010 8:22:48 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

He probably used a teleprompter to speak with his kids right after they were born.


26 posted on 01/25/2010 8:22:53 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did the children get to ask TOTUS any questions? If so, were these questions provided to them in advance?

BTW, “Race to the top” sounds “racist” to me.


27 posted on 01/25/2010 8:23:09 AM PST by Mobties
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To: Mobties

bttt


28 posted on 01/25/2010 8:23:40 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: RGSpincich

I DID see some last week. I cannot now find a pic with the kids in the background. There WERE pics from behind Zero that showed the kids. As usual any picture that shows what a doofus he is is scrubbed ASAP. His Internet wizards work really fast.


29 posted on 01/25/2010 8:24:30 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: bigbob

Yeah I know. Just like to keep the facts straight. It’s bad enough Obama can’t give a 5 minute speech to the nation without teleprompters.


30 posted on 01/25/2010 8:26:19 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: vladimir998

Looking at the text of that speech, I do beleive he MUST HAVE used a teleprompter. I would trust him to memorize maybe ONE minute, but that baby was over FIVE!
The kids however may not have identified it as a teleprompter, they probably thought it was a ‘light shield’
or something.
Either way, Obama and his plans for schoolchildren, really does live up to and fulfills the term the Weekly Standard wrongly applied as criticism to the Bush Plan: ]
“NO CHILD LEFT ALONE”.


31 posted on 01/25/2010 8:27:06 AM PST by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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32 posted on 01/25/2010 8:27:28 AM PST by BAW (I'm right.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Intimidated by his intellectually superior audience.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

33 posted on 01/25/2010 8:27:42 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
You guys look really cute in those chairs.

I think Kevin Jennings wrote that one.

34 posted on 01/25/2010 8:28:00 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Sub-Driver

A picture is worth a thousand words.

In Obama's clean and articulate world, half of them are "um" and "uhhhh".

35 posted on 01/25/2010 8:29:08 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: YankeeReb

You guys look really cute in those chairs.
I think Kevin Jennings wrote that one.

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Bears Repeating.

You guys look really cute in those chairs.
I think Kevin Jennings wrote that one.

You guys look really cute in those chairs.
I think Kevin Jennings wrote that one.

You guys look really cute in those chairs.
I think Kevin Jennings wrote that one.


36 posted on 01/25/2010 8:29:53 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Free Republic. The BEST place anywhere to PIMP YOUR BLOG)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 01/25/2010 8:30:02 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: OpusatFR

On the other hand, the kids may be smarter than you think, and are already thinking, probably thanks to their parents,
‘Oh,nooooo.....not this sh*t again!”


38 posted on 01/25/2010 8:30:54 AM PST by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

and he keeps his perfect record of always, ALWAYS mentioning race and skin color. even in a boring five minute talkdown to grade schoolers it’s on the top of his mind.


39 posted on 01/25/2010 8:33:02 AM PST by fnord (497 and a half feet of rope? ... oh, I just carry it.)
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To: RGSpincich

LOL! WE’VE SEEN HIS TELEPROMPTER BREAK DOWN, RENDERING HIM UTTERLY SPEECHLESS! REMEMBER DURING THE CAMPAIGN (HAS IT EVER STOPPED?) WHEN HIS EARPHONE WENT OUT ON HIM? IF IT WERE COMEDY, CHARLIE CHAPLAIN COULDN’T BE FUNNIER. BUT HIS IDOLATORS UNFORTUNATELY OVERLOOKED THAT.


40 posted on 01/25/2010 8:33:52 AM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D.)
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To: nutmeg
"...closing the achievement gap that denies so many students, especially black and Latino students, a fair shot at their dreams,

So why is there an "achievement gap" Mr. President, and why does it "especially" deny black and Latino student a fair shot at their dreams?

Why isn't it affecting Asian students, or White for that matter?

And why do you think Government is the answer?

41 posted on 01/25/2010 8:34:47 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: vladimir998

***Why on earth would any grown man need a teleprompter to talk to a class of 6th graders?***

My wife thinks Obama may have been a stutterer in his youth and he uses the square teleprompter to, what she calls, “talk-in-the-box.” This gives stutterers some control over their speech.


42 posted on 01/25/2010 8:35:16 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: RGSpincich
Regardless, This is an example of a man who can not give a reasonable address of Any kind without the aid of a teleprompter. This speech was five minutes and contained almost NO technical information. He should have been able to give this speech with 1 3”X5” card. The fact that he needs a telepromptor and a written speech shows how detached from his own policies that this moron is.

He is a light weight. A loser and incompetent in every way.

43 posted on 01/25/2010 8:35:21 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They ought to let those 6th graders use a cheat sheet wehn taking a test. Afterall, the most brilliant guy in the country needs a cheat sheet.


44 posted on 01/25/2010 8:35:21 AM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: a fool in paradise
A picture is worth a thousand words.

So who wants to bet that if this were a picture of Bush instead of the Dear Reader it would be front and center in the next Michael Moore schlockumentary.

45 posted on 01/25/2010 8:36:31 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: OpusatFR

HE MUST HAVE BEEN SPEAKING AT A MAJORLY BLACK SCHOOL. WE DEFINEATELY HAVE A RANK RACIST IN THE WHITE HOUSE.


46 posted on 01/25/2010 8:37:59 AM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You guys look really cute in those chairs.

Who wrote that joke for him? Gibbs?

No. Probably the pedophile taking over the education dept.


47 posted on 01/25/2010 8:39:59 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Paperdoll
The best one was a speech he gave over in Ireland early in '09 where he started reading the other person's lines.
48 posted on 01/25/2010 8:40:45 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

OH, LOL! ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT THAT ONE. (SOB!)


49 posted on 01/25/2010 8:45:41 AM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D.)
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50 posted on 01/25/2010 8:48:17 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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