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Get that Man a Teleprompter!
NRO ^ | December 7th,2010 | Rich Lowry

Posted on 12/07/2010 5:08:43 PM PST by ColdOne

We’ve learned today that what really gets under his skin and makes him boil is criticism, and especially criticism from progressives. Only a man of the left could care so much about attacks from the left wing. Only a president who is extremely thin-skinned would let criticism bother him so much that he’d — relative to his usual affect — erupt in anger in public about it. Only someone who desperately hates the position he’s in now, having to try to accommodate political realities in a center-right country and kiss his former messiahship goodbye, would show such peevishness. We got a good look behind the curtain for a moment this afternoon, and it wasn’t pretty.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: obamaspeech; totus
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1 posted on 12/07/2010 5:08:45 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

There’s no info at the link that I see that explains what it is he did. Maybe I missed it or maybe it’s just crappy reporting. Can you summarize?


2 posted on 12/07/2010 5:14:09 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: ColdOne
Good one. And the comments were good, too.

'The best part of the whole rant was when he essentially called his own base "sanctimonious." Pretty sure avoiding that is in Chapter One of "The Compleat Idiot's Guide to Electoral Politics." '

3 posted on 12/07/2010 5:14:09 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: ColdOne

It’s all about the holy grail.

Typical liberal, he still does not get us. Like all liberals, they have no conservative friends and cannot understand or care what we think.


4 posted on 12/07/2010 5:15:28 PM PST by edcoil ("Help the helpless, don't give a shit about the clueless.")
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To: saganite

Rich Lowry is commenting on Obama’s press conference today.


5 posted on 12/07/2010 5:16:47 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

This peevish weakling is what you get when you coddle someone because he is “disadvantaged”. All the special favors done for him caused this lack of strength of character. Too bad the lapdogs in the Democrat-run media didn’t check this man out before the clueless voters stuck the USA with The Worst President Ever.


6 posted on 12/07/2010 5:16:53 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: ColdOne

I missed it, what did he do?

I’ve been in the emergency room of the veterinary hospital for about 6 hours today.


7 posted on 12/07/2010 5:18:36 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ColdOne

the quote in my tagline is still accurate


8 posted on 12/07/2010 5:20:31 PM PST by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: BunnySlippers

Hope all is ok.
I turned him to mute, I’m sorry. I cannot listen to him.


9 posted on 12/07/2010 5:27:30 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: BunnySlippers

He had a press conference and got upset. He tried to explain why he made the tax deal with the Republicans. I hope all is well now for you.


10 posted on 12/07/2010 5:28:16 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: BunnySlippers

>> I’ve been in the emergency room of the veterinary hospital for about 6 hours today.

Trust me, you can get better insurance if you shop around a little. Ours not all THAT gold plated, but as far as I know they still allow us to use the *people* ER.

:-)

But seriously, I hope your sick pet is better.


11 posted on 12/07/2010 5:28:50 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: saganite; All
"Only a president who is extremely thin-skinned would let criticism bother him so much that he’d — relative to his usual affect — erupt in anger in public about it."

"Erupt into anger?"

I didn't see it. What did he say or do?

12 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:19 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: ColdOne

Yeah but what specifically did Obama say? I didn’t see anything there about his comments other than to say he was snippy.


13 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:33 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Nervous Tick

Thank you.

Medical care for pets has become a dicey business in LA in recent years.

Little chihuahua, Fidel, has a collapsed trachea. $1,100 today, $2,125.60 over two days. I’ve spent more on his healthcare over his 8 years than in my whole life for me!

They are keeping him in an oxygen chamber tonight ... and sedated.


14 posted on 12/07/2010 5:33:11 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Cobra64
I didn't see it. What did he say or do?

The best I can tell he called Republicans hostage takers, and is obviously upset that they don't appreciate his brilliance and infallibility.

15 posted on 12/07/2010 5:35:35 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: saganite

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/1210/taxcut_takeaways_f3f7e6d8-ab79-4109-aad7-2343666f72aa.html


16 posted on 12/07/2010 5:35:42 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: BunnySlippers

Awww poor pup.


17 posted on 12/07/2010 5:36:14 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: saganite

He also called the Republicans hostage takers.


18 posted on 12/07/2010 5:38:04 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: brytlea

Thank you so much.

And I have to keep Obama muted as well. :)


19 posted on 12/07/2010 5:39:13 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Oh Prayers


20 posted on 12/07/2010 5:39:17 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Oh, thank you.

A little chihuahua yelp for you. :)


21 posted on 12/07/2010 5:40:44 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
I really hope lil' Fidel will be ok!
22 posted on 12/07/2010 5:44:17 PM PST by LasVegasMac (What's up with the towel on the head? - 'Ima Target')
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To: BunnySlippers

He started talking, sounded like a third grader who was a poor reader (and petulant to boot) and I hit mute. I just cannot listen to him. The whistling “s” sound really bugs me too.
Give Fidel a hug. Hate when they are sick. At the moment all of my doggies are young, but it cycles, and then we go thru that again. Wish they all lived longer. Maybe I should get parrots.


23 posted on 12/07/2010 5:44:52 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: BunnySlippers

>> Little chihuahua, Fidel, has a collapsed trachea. $1,100 today, $2,125.60 over two days.

Ouch. In every way.


24 posted on 12/07/2010 5:46:13 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: LasVegasMac

Paws up to you!


25 posted on 12/07/2010 5:46:33 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

IMHO it was the most jaw-dropping Presidential press conference I can ever remember.


26 posted on 12/07/2010 5:48:48 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Nervous Tick

Yeah, I thought it would be about $500 a day. But, no, $1,000 a day with the oxygen chamber. He is a little white chihuahua. They brought him out with an arm band and tubes running from him.

I said, “Keep him”.

It is only money.


27 posted on 12/07/2010 5:49:44 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

WOW, I’ll look for it on You Tube!


28 posted on 12/07/2010 5:50:36 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ColdOne

I didn’t see him attacking his base in that video as suggested but he’s right. He wasn’t going to win in the Senate so rolling over now is the smart thing to do but probably not the reason you’re thinking. Some Republican Senators had put any discussion of any other legislation on hold until this was passed. Now that the Bush tax cuts are off the table the Dems will be able to move forward with their lameduck agenda.


29 posted on 12/07/2010 5:51:43 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: brytlea

Obama is simply not the master of the English language that they claim.

So he could not pronounce “superfluous”. He blamed it on his lip. But he could still speak ... just not that word that he did not know how to pronounce.

He is a total fake!


30 posted on 12/07/2010 5:53:22 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Well, and his reading is not fluid. He reads like my students who could read words but didn’t really understand what they were reading.


31 posted on 12/07/2010 5:56:04 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

I wonder if history will record that this man is a fake. Clearly some of us see it.


32 posted on 12/07/2010 5:59:59 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ColdOne

Is that a different video than the one at your link? I didn’t hear that.


33 posted on 12/07/2010 6:11:19 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: BunnySlippers

Hoping everything is okay with your pet.


34 posted on 12/07/2010 6:11:58 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: BunnySlippers
I watched the local NBC news affiliate covering his tax speach today. He ended his comments, turned and walked out. The press started laughing (behind his back). Don't know or what was said to make them all start laughing but it was within seconds of him turning the corner leaving the room. It started out as some audible laughs then got louder and louder as more joined in then they cut away. I know he heard them laughing behind him as he left! You know he thinks everything is about him. Hey Barry, we won, deal with it.
35 posted on 12/07/2010 6:13:41 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Illegal is not a race - it is a crime. WhooRaah! Arizona!)
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To: saganite

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/07/president-obama-middle-class-tax-cuts-and-unemployment-insurance-agreement-a-good-de


36 posted on 12/07/2010 6:15:15 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: skr

Thank you. A chihuahua paws up for you!


37 posted on 12/07/2010 6:21:55 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

I don’t know. It will be interesting, and we may not live long enough to see. I will be curious how our grandchildren see all of this.


38 posted on 12/07/2010 6:42:30 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: BunnySlippers

cspan may play it. Clearly our POTUS has “issues”


39 posted on 12/07/2010 7:07:26 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Spitzensparkin1
The most arrogant always fall the hardest. He and Peelosi will be so fun to watch as they decsend into an abyss of rejection!
40 posted on 12/07/2010 7:34:04 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: saganite

It’s not reporting, it was a brief bit of “as it happened” commentary at the time Obama gave a press conference today, in which he variously referred to Republicans as “hostage takers,” “bomb throwers,” and I forget what else. He also excoriated those on the left who dared criticize him. It was, as Lowry notes, a rather ugly performance.


41 posted on 12/07/2010 7:55:37 PM PST by GOPrincess
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To: GOPrincess
0bambi looking peeved whilst awarding Medal of Honor to a hero.


42 posted on 12/07/2010 8:39:06 PM PST by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: ColdOne
We got a good look behind the curtain for a moment this afternoon, and it wasn’t pretty...but it sure is fun to watch....
43 posted on 12/07/2010 9:22:54 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: BunnySlippers

Chihuahua! Our kind of dog (usually mixed with terrier, though). : )


44 posted on 12/07/2010 9:34:22 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

I miss him.


45 posted on 12/08/2010 1:23:32 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

It’s very hard to leave a pet at an animal hospital. It will probably be less stressful for the patient to not have to deal with car rides though, and you will hopefully get some sleep.

Prayers will be sent.

Was this an injury or something mechanical, so to speak?


46 posted on 12/08/2010 1:44:26 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

It is genetic.

A collapsed trachea is common in little dogs, chihuahuas, yorkies, pomeranians, etc.

But, if it cannot be stabilized, then they suggest putting the dog down. However, there is a new operation wherein a mesh framework is installed around the trachea to keep it open. It’s pricey and the results are middling.

I just hope we do not get to that point.

Thanks for your support. :)


47 posted on 12/08/2010 2:24:40 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Wow, I had never heard of that - good luck, from somebody who’s had to get back surgery for the G Shep this year!


48 posted on 12/08/2010 3:52:04 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: BunnySlippers

Sorry to hear about your puppy. If you want to hear what was said, turn Rush on now. He will be replaying that shortly.


49 posted on 12/08/2010 10:03:25 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Whether corruption is in politics, science, education, research, etc., always follow the money.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thank you for your thoughts.

One downside of working during the day, is that I have never heard Rush Limbaugh. No reception.


50 posted on 12/08/2010 10:04:58 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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