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Some question pep rally atmosphere at Obama speech (Robert Gibbs approved)
AP ^ | 1/13/11 | GILLIAN FLACCUS and BOB CHRISTIE

Posted on 01/13/2011 6:39:50 PM PST by markomalley

What was billed as a memorial for victims of the Arizona shooting rampage turned into a rollicking rally, leaving some conservative commentators wondering whether President Barack Obama's speech was a scripted political event. Not so, insisted the White House and host University of Arizona.

Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday he and other aides didn't expect the president's remarks at the school's basketball arena to receive as much rousing applause as it did. Gibbs said the crowd's response, at times cheering and shouting, was understandable.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 201101; 2012campaign; 2012elections; arizonamemorial; baghdadbobgibbs; campaign; funerally; funerally2; imaging; january2011; obama; organizingforamerica; peprally; slogan; tshirts
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To: parisa

We can’t watch him either any more. The speech techniques, Speech 101 word pronunciation, the halting cadence; we are very tired of it and hope he is OUT in 2012. - Oh, and by the way, we saw today where “Gabby” could open her eyes as early as last SUNDAY, according to a doctor’s statement. Either somebody is fibbing, or somebody’s mixed up, or SOMETHING!


21 posted on 01/13/2011 7:20:21 PM PST by Twinkie (LEFTIST FREE SPEECH O.K. - CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH NOT O.K.)
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To: markomalley
Gibbs said the crowd's response, at times cheering and shouting, was understandable

Yes, it is understandable that a bunch of idiot liberals would cheer at a memorial service. Very understandable.

22 posted on 01/13/2011 7:24:36 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: markomalley

Why did they borrow a political slogan from the Obama campaign?

Why did they have it on a university campus?

Why did they invite the public?

Why did they give out tea shirts?

Why weren’t there any warm-up rock bands?


23 posted on 01/13/2011 7:26:31 PM PST by popdonnelly (Your political opponents want you to shut up.)
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To: freeagle

I’m guessing it came from their little ACORN stash.


24 posted on 01/13/2011 7:32:33 PM PST by piasa
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To: timestax

ROTFL, how appropriate.


25 posted on 01/13/2011 7:34:11 PM PST by piasa
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To: Gene Eric

Does anyone have film coverage of the lib political extravaganza?


26 posted on 01/13/2011 7:34:31 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

C-SPAN or FNC may have something.


27 posted on 01/13/2011 7:41:08 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: markomalley

It is a MEMORIAL SERVICE!! Since when do you hand out t-shirts, preprinted at that, at a memorial service?
You are there to remember those that died, period. No respect! No respect at all!


28 posted on 01/13/2011 8:05:29 PM PST by Prussianone
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To: markomalley
Gibbs said the crowd's response, at times cheering and shouting, was understandable.

No it wasn't. This was billed as a memorial. People don't cheer and shot when honoring the deceased.

29 posted on 01/13/2011 8:47:38 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: smoothsailing

I suppose the university used tax payer money for those 2012
campaign T-shirts.

This was a disgusting spectacle. Why did these college students hoot and yelp during a memorial service?
Answer: It was not a memorial but a cheap campaign stop.


30 posted on 01/13/2011 8:53:58 PM PST by ChiMark
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To: markomalley
What was billed as a memorial for victims of the Arizona shooting rampage turned into a rollicking rally, leaving some conservative commentators wondering whether President Barack Obama's speech was a scripted political event...Obama's entire approach to governing has been one big pep rally, a continuation of his election campaign short on substance and action and long on hype and grandstanding - couple that with the fact the real purpose of the rally was never clear - to memorialize the dead or to celebrate the survival of Giffords and the rest and the heroic actions of many - and it's no wonder the affair turned into a "rollicking rally".....
31 posted on 01/13/2011 9:23:40 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: markomalley
"...the crowd's response, at times cheering and shouting, was understandable."

Yes, it was understandable because they are Democraps. Said scum has no decorum, no sense of dignity or solemnity or respect for the dead. Indeed, they want everybody dead to save the earth, abort as many babies as possible, and exterminate our older generation. So why would you respect the dead when you want everybody to be in the same state?

32 posted on 01/13/2011 9:26:23 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ChiMark

It there was applause and cheering interrupting every one of Obama’s sentences. I’m reminded of Pope Benedict’s comment on our ‘culture of death.’ It is far fetched to say these people were subconsciously celebrating death, but it is completely narcissistic, insensitive and backwards of people to ‘celebrate life,’ yip-yip-yip-yip yahoo, in the company of those who are mourning the murder of their relatives. I don’t know how well known Napolitano and Eric Holder are of reading scripture in public. It seemed rather disingenuous to me like they were just placating what they calculated would be a number of Christians attending. Holder appeared to struggle like he was trying to read from Shakespeare, and Napolitano let her Bible slam shut when she finished. They would have been well advised to consider the scripture ‘mourn with those who mourn.’


33 posted on 01/13/2011 10:43:34 PM PST by conservativeimage.com ("Uh, let me be clear. Uh." - President Barack Obama)
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