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OBAMA TELLS 60 MINS: IT'S NOT POLICIES THAT WERE REJECTED, IT WAS FAILED COMMUNICATION SKILLS...
DRUDGE ^ | November 5, 2010 | Steve Kroft

Posted on 11/05/2010 8:18:29 AM PDT by Cheerio

NEW YORK (CBS) — After a suffering a “shellacking” in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness – failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people.

“I think that’s a fair argument.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; coconuts; dejected; obama; rejected
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1 posted on 11/05/2010 8:18:34 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Teleprompter failure?


2 posted on 11/05/2010 8:20:09 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Cheerio
ie:You're too stupid to understand the good we did.

FUBO!

3 posted on 11/05/2010 8:20:27 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Cheerio

Its the Telecrutch’s fault.

Pray for America


4 posted on 11/05/2010 8:20:28 AM PDT by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: Cheerio
Visual message:



5 posted on 11/05/2010 8:20:42 AM PDT by BigFinn (I love the smell of teabags in the morning.)
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To: Cheerio

Be sure to read all the comments at the bottom of the original article...


6 posted on 11/05/2010 8:21:25 AM PDT by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: Cheerio
Yep, we're just too stupid to understand...NOT! FUBO and your policies.
7 posted on 11/05/2010 8:22:05 AM PDT by ladyvet (I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Cheerio

Really Mr. Obama? So, the average American citizen is ok with someone forcing them to buy a product they can’t afford? Thanks for informing me on that Mr. Odumbass.


8 posted on 11/05/2010 8:22:24 AM PDT by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Cheerio

We will see what it is all about come 2012 when you and the rest of the idiots go home or go to jail..

To bad we can’t do anything before that ..


9 posted on 11/05/2010 8:22:47 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Cheerio

Obama took the TOTUS on several travelling road shows to sell his agenda (Obamacare, Stimulus package) and gave speech after speech on the tube. The trouble was the more he sold the more the people said we aint buying. The public support was dropping so fast he gave up. His salemanship was a negative factor. So it had nothing to do failing to sell and everything to do with the fact we don’t want what he’s selling.


10 posted on 11/05/2010 8:22:49 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: JoanneSD

I thought communications was his strength. Now he tells us it’s his weakness? Does he have ANY strengths?


11 posted on 11/05/2010 8:23:39 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Cheerio

I think the dufus really believes this.


12 posted on 11/05/2010 8:23:47 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Cheerio

Good, that attitude will seal his fate.


13 posted on 11/05/2010 8:24:16 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Cheerio

Yah, I read that is how the Nazi’s encountered so much resistance, they failed to communicate the wonderfulness of Naziism to all those stupid people out there.


14 posted on 11/05/2010 8:24:19 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: circlecity

I guess the bus is being warmed up for Gibbs now....in the Chump in Chiefs message is not getting out, got to be the fault of the PR guy, no?


15 posted on 11/05/2010 8:24:51 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Cheerio

This is proof Obama far more blind about the political realities of his policies than Bill Clinton after the 1994 elections. That will make him much easier to beat in 2012.


16 posted on 11/05/2010 8:25:26 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: two23

“Be sure to read all the comments at the bottom of the original article...”

Wow, I have never seen 100% of the comments against Obama. He really is blowing it, isn’t he?


17 posted on 11/05/2010 8:25:26 AM PDT by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Cheerio
RUN ON THIS, BARRY!!!!

RUN IN 2012 ON THIS EXACT MESSAGE!!!!

18 posted on 11/05/2010 8:25:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Cheerio

Higher taxes, fewer jobs, fewer freedoms, weaker defense, arbitrary and biased judges good...No, I just can’t grasp it. Maybe if he speaks more loudly and slowly, it’ll get through to me. I wish I wasn’t so dense.


19 posted on 11/05/2010 8:26:57 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Cheerio
"We didn't skillfully hide the fact that we wanted and did take over Wall Street, Big Banks, Big Auto & then socialized America's healthcare. We didn't skillfully hide the fact we killed NASA & Offshore Drilling. We didn't skillfully hide the fact we spend a couple of Trillion and only stimulated Chris Matthews."

-Imam Obamah-

20 posted on 11/05/2010 8:27:00 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cheerio

Nope. The communications skills were righteously mocked, as they should be, but it was the policies that really humped the proverbial goat.


21 posted on 11/05/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: two23

lol...is anyone buying his schtick anymore?


22 posted on 11/05/2010 8:28:06 AM PDT by fml
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To: Cheerio
“Making an argument that people can understand,” Mr. Obama continued, “I think that we haven’t always been successful at that. And I take personal responsibility for that. And it’s something that I’ve got to examine carefully … as I go forward.”

B'waaahaaahaaaahaaa!

Yup. He still doesn't get it. In the unforgettable words of Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!" Barack Obama is the newest member of The Looney Tunes gang.

23 posted on 11/05/2010 8:29:13 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Wee-Weed Up

Yes, and it’s a CBS source! Heartwarming to say the least-—I wonder how the clinton machinery is moving these days?


24 posted on 11/05/2010 8:29:47 AM PDT by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: Cheerio

I read the bills. Zero’s failure was his inability to lie better to hide the REAL intent of the Progressives coup.

He tried to communicate the DNC’s vision of an American version of European socialism with a massive Federal organ, and I do mean organ, to probe every aspect of business and private life with intrusions and “attitude adjustments” made in the psyche of every citizen.

I read the bills. So did many others who came armed with them to the now defunct TownHall fiasco.

Sorry Zero, it isn’t that we didn’t understand you. We understood you ALL TOO WELL.

What YOU and your fellows don’t understand is that WE REFUSE your vision of a statist America.

You and any elected official govern at the consent of the governed and trying to paint everyone as the great unwashed is simply a fool’s errand.


25 posted on 11/05/2010 8:30:03 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Cheerio

Well,well,well, to think the media told us this schmuck is soooo articulate, such a great orator and now we find out he has a communication problem.


26 posted on 11/05/2010 8:30:03 AM PDT by A message
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To: Cheerio
I.O.W. he didn't LIE good enough.

F U B O !!

WE WON!

27 posted on 11/05/2010 8:32:29 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: fml
"is anyone buying his schtick anymore?"

Nope--especially all the dems who just got fired by the American (TP) Voters!

28 posted on 11/05/2010 8:32:48 AM PDT by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: All

This guy is such a dumbass.

Palin is 5 times smarter than this bumbler.

I’m not even tired of the politics after an election season...

Onward to 2012 !


29 posted on 11/05/2010 8:32:52 AM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: Cheerio

I’ve met guys like that.
They were waiting at the bus stop for transportation to take them to the mental health center.


30 posted on 11/05/2010 8:33:35 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Cheerio

Poor Obambi - he’s not getting the reaction that he wanted from the public. He thought that they’d agree with all his policies just like his students did (at least those that wanted an “A” in his class).

Fact is, he sold and sold and sold, and the public did not want to buy. His products are all flawed, and only those that are getting them at someone else’s expense stand a chance of wanting what he offers. But even some of the freeloaders know that most of what Obambi has proposed would serve only to bite the hand that feeds them.


31 posted on 11/05/2010 8:34:01 AM PDT by meyer (Hey Obama - It's the end of the world as you know it.... ..... and I feel fine!)
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To: OpusatFR
He tried to communicate the DNC’s vision of an American version of European socialism with a massive Federal organ,...

Seems the dems want to apply legislative viagra to the federal organ, whereas the people want to give it the "Lorena Bobbit" treatment.

32 posted on 11/05/2010 8:36:15 AM PDT by meyer (Hey Obama - It's the end of the world as you know it.... ..... and I feel fine!)
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To: BigFinn

The bug on America’s Windshield...


33 posted on 11/05/2010 8:37:18 AM PDT by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: Cheerio
Making an argument that people can understand,” Mr. Obama continued, “I think that we haven’t always been successful at that.

The American people are unimaginably stupid and uninformed. They are incapable of grasping what's best for them. That's why they voted for ME.

34 posted on 11/05/2010 8:37:35 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: DManA
"I thought communications was his strength. Now he tells us it’s his weakness? Does he have ANY strengths?"

My thoughts exactly. We were told what a superior communicator he was, and how, after W, it would be so good to have such an articulate, eloquent erudite speaker in the oval office.

35 posted on 11/05/2010 8:37:55 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Cheerio

What a fool.

There was no problem at all with the skills of the salesman (Obama) or understanding what he had to sell.

It was the product, the snake-oil, that was rejected. Kerry couldn’t have sold it, Billary couldn’t have sold it, none of them could have - it was what it was; the invasion of the Federal government into the lives and the economy of the people.


36 posted on 11/05/2010 8:39:03 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: SE Mom
Making an argument that people can understand

Obamadinejad doesn't get it.

37 posted on 11/05/2010 8:40:31 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Job needed. Anything! Philly area.)
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To: two23

Like this comment there..”The sooner we can get ths guy out building homes with Habitat and flying to North Korea with the first Jimmy Carter, the better.”


38 posted on 11/05/2010 8:41:08 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Cheerio

Ask him, does that make him “The Poor Communicator”

Obama was the first president ever to call himself the “great communicator”


39 posted on 11/05/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Cheerio

This doesn’t bother me at all. Let him think this. It’s only going to make him think he can continue with his agenda. And we will have to deal w/ another GOP “defeat” in 2012. Darn.


40 posted on 11/05/2010 8:42:23 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Cheerio
WOW. Exactly the opposite.

One could easily argue Obama is a gifted communicator.

A gifted communicator with really really bad policies.

41 posted on 11/05/2010 8:43:06 AM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: Cheerio

If you can’t articulate your product in a way that is meaningful to your base then maybe it’s the product that sucks.

It’s not as if Barry wasn’t on TV everyday.


42 posted on 11/05/2010 8:43:11 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Cheerio

What did we not hear 0???? Tell me something we have not heard? This guy is pathetic!


43 posted on 11/05/2010 8:43:49 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Cheerio

A large multinational dog food company decided to come out with the latest and greatest dog food. They had their research scientists design the most nutritious combination of ingredients, containing all the essential vitamins and amino acids required by dogs. They had the marketing department put together a most colorful advertisement and a catchy jingo was thought up for their TV commercial.
And they spent gobs of money on TV advertising and splashy full page magazine ads. The engineers designed equipment to make this dog food in the most efficient manner, and the packaging department designed a beautiful box for it. The sales force was trained, and every supermarket chain had shelf space devoted to the dog food.
It did not sell.

So the company CEO gathered his top executives together to have a meeting to discover why. He asked each department “Why isn’t our dog food selling?” The research department said there couldn’t possibly be anything wrong with their formulation. Marketing was completely stumped. The sales force was mystified. No one had a clue as to what was wrong.
Finally, after a long pause, a new employee sitting in the back of the room finally got the courage to say “But the dogs don’t like it!”

The end. Woof!


44 posted on 11/05/2010 8:43:58 AM PDT by tumblindice (The GOP: Smells like teen spirit)
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To: DManA

You make a good point that communication was supposed to be his greatest strength.
He probably really uses communication as the metric to evaluate himself, if he really ever does any sort of self-evaluation, which is highly doubtful. He doesn’t seem to have any other standard by which he thinks he can be measured.
The only people left supporting him are either incredibly gullible, incredibly stupid or true leftists who really do believe he is their Messiah. It must be interesting to be one of those people in his inner circle who have their own reputations now attached to this complete and utter poser who is now, as you pointed out a failure at the one thing he was supposed to be good at even with the teleprompter and all the additional aid it gives him.


45 posted on 11/05/2010 8:44:31 AM PDT by madinmadtown
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To: Cheerio

Yeah he didn’t repeat Hope and Change enough times


46 posted on 11/05/2010 8:44:47 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Cheerio

What he is really saying is he failed to deceive us!


47 posted on 11/05/2010 8:45:50 AM PDT by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Cheerio
"What we have here is failure to communicate."


48 posted on 11/05/2010 8:48:55 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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"OBAMA TELLS 60 MINS: IT'S NOT POLICIES THAT WERE REJECTED, IT WAS FAILED COMMUNICATION SKILLS... " This is the ultimate political hack; he can take the truth and chop it apart and re-assemble it so that it sounds true but it's an outright lie 180˚around from the truth.
49 posted on 11/05/2010 8:50:00 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: two23
Be sure to read all the comments at the bottom of the original article...

I favor this one:

ED357

SORRY…….

I NEEDED TO REWRITE MY FIRST COMMENT……

“DAMN………

THE 0BAMA STILL DOESN’T GET IT……..

WE’LL HAVE TO COMMUNICATE BETTER TO HIM IN 2012.”

Indeed we will.
50 posted on 11/05/2010 8:50:51 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 653 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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