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James Taylor Hopes Americans Recognize Obama as ‘Remarkable Leader’
CNS News ^ | 3/2/2011 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 03/04/2011 4:47:35 AM PST by IbJensen

Washington (CNSNews.com) – James Taylor, recognized at the White House on Wednesday for his musical achievement, told reporters that President Barack Obama has been too modest about his accomplishments.

In a White House ceremony, Obama presented Taylor and other artists, authors, poets and entertainers with the 2010 National Medal of Arts. The announcer of the ceremonies said, “His distinctive voice and masterful guitar playing are among the most recognized in popular music and his expansive catalog of songs has had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life.”

Taylor said he supported Obama in the 2008 presidential race.

“We did work in Massachusetts but mostly in North Carolina, back down in my home state, and worked down there for a while,” Taylor said after stopping in the press briefing room after accepting the medal. “Obama carried the state by only 8,000 votes. So those of us who worked on the campaign down there got a sense that we made a difference.”

A reporter asked about Obama’s 2012 reelection.

“I think that the administration has been almost too modest in their accomplishments,” Taylor said. “And it’s remarkable to me that they get blamed for the problems that the people we elect actually haven’t caused. I’m hoping the American public understands who we got here, what we’ve got in this president, a remarkable leader. It just makes me feel wonderful to see him in this White House. I don’t mean to get too political.”

A staffer then interrupted to say that Taylor could not take any more questions.

During the White House ceremony, Obama also presented the 2010 National Medal of Arts to theater critic Robert Brustein; pianist Van Cliburn; artist Mark di Suvero; poet Donald Hall; musician Quincy Jones; “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee; jazz musician Sonny Rollins and actress Meryl Streep.

Obama presented the 2010 National Humanities Medal citations to Library of America founder Daniel Aaron; historian Bernard Bailyn; educator Jacques Barzun; poet and novelist Wendell E. Berry; Spanish and Latin American literary critic Roberto González Echevarría; American Council of Learned Societies President Stanley Nider Katz; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; biographer and literary critic Arnold Rampersad; novelist Philip Roth; and author and historian Gordon Wood.


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Yes he is remarkable: remarkably incomponent and corrupt, but what would one expect knowing that Obozo wa plucked from a Chicago sewer all wet and soaking like the rat he is.
1 posted on 03/04/2011 4:47:39 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

What accomplishments? I mean, all he’s got right now is a horrible health care law, which really came from the Congress. And that is currently deemed (hehe) unconstitutional. So what are his accomplishments? Stimulus bills?


2 posted on 03/04/2011 4:50:55 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist Brutus was right!)
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To: IbJensen

Would suggest that Mr. Taylor shut up and sing...but only if he does so at Gitmo as a form of torture for the detainees.


3 posted on 03/04/2011 4:53:14 AM PST by peyton randolph (How's that hopey dopey changey thing working out for you?)
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To: IbJensen

Dancing bears should stick to dancing.


4 posted on 03/04/2011 4:53:22 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: IbJensen

“hoping the American public understands who we got here”

Apart from your broken/butchered English, Jim, each day tens of thousands more Americans wake up and realize who we indeed “got here.”


5 posted on 03/04/2011 4:53:34 AM PST by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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To: IbJensen
“His distinctive voice and masterful guitar playing

Distinctly nasal voice. His guitar playing? It's OK. Nothing I can't teach to beginners. It's mostly the same thing over and over. Uses a capo, plays out of D position all the time, uses the same SUS chord fills over and over.

He's a decent folk guitarist. Masterful? No one who actually understands guitar would ever use that word. He's a competent folk/soft-rock stylist who hasn't written or recorded a relevant song since the 70s.

6 posted on 03/04/2011 4:54:00 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist Brutus was right!)
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To: IbJensen

James Taylor is just looking for a gig at one of the White Hut Pah-tays...yesterday’s news trying to be relevant.


8 posted on 03/04/2011 4:54:30 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: IbJensen

There is a long list of “remarkable leaders” that were miserable tyrants.


9 posted on 03/04/2011 4:55:22 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: IbJensen

Still mentally ill all these years later....


10 posted on 03/04/2011 4:55:25 AM PST by freebilly
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To: IbJensen

JT - say it isn’t so. I know he’s a lib but I always respected the fact that he never injected his political views in his music or his comments. I stuck with him, unlike other musicians and Hollywood people I’ve abandoned. Now I’m disappointed and won’t be buying tickets to his next concert. Guess they don’t want conservative money.


11 posted on 03/04/2011 4:55:56 AM PST by jersey117
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To: All

this guy is proof that marijuana kills off the useful brain cells.


12 posted on 03/04/2011 4:56:09 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: IbJensen

Old James is One toke over the line.


13 posted on 03/04/2011 4:58:09 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: at bay
When you vote someone into the presidency without the experience of a hot-dog stand manager, you get turd-in-the-punchbowl results.

Train wreck-3sm

Photobucket

The Rats are shovel-ready for the dustbin of history.

14 posted on 03/04/2011 4:59:25 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: IbJensen

JT is one of the few celeb leftist airheads where I ignore that. He is such a fabulous entertainer that I can compartmentalize. I don’t have enough bandwidth to do that with everybody. We go back 40 years. I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.


15 posted on 03/04/2011 4:59:36 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: IbJensen

Tuxedo Hopes Americans Recognize James Taylor as “Mediocre Has-Been”.


16 posted on 03/04/2011 5:00:01 AM PST by Tuxedo (Up against the wall)
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To: Huck

I don’t know one thing about a guitar other than it has strings and pegs but I want to hear Taylor play this. I dare to call this little number “masterful” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On5372UztI0.


17 posted on 03/04/2011 5:00:12 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: KSCITYBOY

Mud Slide Slim is delusional.


18 posted on 03/04/2011 5:00:49 AM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: IbJensen
Photobucket Hey Jimmy... here's your sign.
19 posted on 03/04/2011 5:02:50 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: RipSawyer
I don’t know one thing about a guitar other than it has strings and pegs

YOU LIE! No one can be ignorant of guitar AND love Roy Buchanan! It's impossible :0 )

Roy's "Sweet Dreams" makes me cry.

20 posted on 03/04/2011 5:03:14 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist Brutus was right!)
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To: IbJensen

Nice “reach-around” by James in return for his award


21 posted on 03/04/2011 5:04:50 AM PST by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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To: IbJensen

You hope in one hand and S$*t in the other. Which one fills up faster?


22 posted on 03/04/2011 5:05:52 AM PST by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: IbJensen

As Laura Ingraham says shut up and sing.No one wants to here his political ideas.


23 posted on 03/04/2011 5:07:44 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: peyton randolph

“Would suggest that Mr. Taylor shut up and sing...but only if he does so at Gitmo as a form of torture for the detainees.”

Agreed.

This guy could induce suicidal tendencies in a heartbeat.


24 posted on 03/04/2011 5:11:16 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: IbJensen
James Taylor, recognized at the White House on Wednesday for his musical achievement, told reporters that President barack obama has been too modest about his accomplishments.

Wow. You know, I've never liked Taylor's music, too sad/sappy for me. I didn't realize he was this stupid and delusional though. Maybe he's just currying favor with "the elite" though.

obama's achievements? Just what would those be? Let's consider for a moment....

Since the start of his “Presidency” …

Yeah, that's quite a list of accomplishments. I might be a little "modest" ... maybe even reticent to tout those kinds of "accomplishments"...

While some would argue that the healthcare takeover is a good thing (eg. those with un-American socialist or suicidal tendencies), a large percentage of Americans are very much against it. So even if you are a supporter of that piece of ... er ... "legislation" ... You could, and should, fault obama for ramming it through in such a way as to guarantee that the GOP, the TEA Party, many independents, and even some Democrats would fight it, repeal it, and generally gut it. Not only that, but it was so poorly written and UN-Constitutionally rammed-through that legally it is extremely vulnerable.

Yeah, some accomplishments, brought to you buy hussein obama, socialist, friend of unions, illegals, dictators, despots, Islamic radicals, big government, and slackers everywhere.

25 posted on 03/04/2011 5:11:16 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: newnhdad

Not to mention the heroin.


26 posted on 03/04/2011 5:11:33 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: KSCITYBOY

that’s some cracky-jack*ss


27 posted on 03/04/2011 5:12:37 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: IbJensen
James Taylor Hopes Americans Recognize Obama as ‘Remarkable Leader’

I recognize him as remarkably naive!

28 posted on 03/04/2011 5:12:39 AM PST by Arcy
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To: IbJensen
James Taylor, recognized at the White House on Wednesday for his musical achievement, told reporters that President Barack Obama has been too modest about his accomplishments

You're absolutely right, you decrepit, balding has-been. He should be shouting it from the rooftops, reminding Americans 24/7 at just how purposely destructive his agenda has really been.


29 posted on 03/04/2011 5:13:43 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: La Lydia

Well, well, well..............look who crawled out of his aticc..........yeah,spoiled rich kid w/mental problems and addictions


30 posted on 03/04/2011 5:14:22 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: IbJensen

I actually DO recognize Obama as a “remarkable President”—remarkably destructive to this country!!!!!


31 posted on 03/04/2011 5:17:34 AM PST by MNGal
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To: IbJensen

Way to go, James! Not only do you have absolutely no credence for anything except music, you bragged about getting an award because you helped Obimbo get elected!


32 posted on 03/04/2011 5:17:55 AM PST by jch10 (Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war...)
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To: IbJensen

Shut up and sing.


33 posted on 03/04/2011 5:19:09 AM PST by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax.- Winston Churchill)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
If James Taylor has to bring it up , well we know he has done nothing but destroy America and people are telling us how lucky we are to have him.

Naming nothing he has done

World leaders are not even listening to him on Libya or any major world problem.

He sends his minions out in Tuscon blaming tea party wrongly yet when a Muslim terrorist kills Americans don't judge on what is a slam dunk.

34 posted on 03/04/2011 5:20:33 AM PST by scooby321
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To: freebilly
Still mentally ill all these years later....

In his mind he's gone to Cah- lah- nah! But I still love JT.

35 posted on 03/04/2011 5:22:16 AM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: peyton randolph
I went to a JT concert...for John Anderson in 1980.

I think his brother was the warm-up, such that it was.

(Yes, I voted for Reagan. And for the opponents of both Tip O'Neil and Ted Kennedy.)

36 posted on 03/04/2011 5:24:55 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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Down 3.6 million jobs since he was inaugurated. Absolutely remarkable.

That is a remarkable record. Never to be outdone.

Remarkably, he will become the first president in history to leave office without creating a single new job.

Not Winning. Duh!


37 posted on 03/04/2011 5:28:12 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: IbJensen

James needs to go back and spend more time at the Psych hospital near Stockbridge again.


38 posted on 03/04/2011 5:28:53 AM PST by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: IbJensen


James Taylor, what the hell are you doin' in here? Singing' about prostitutes to the children. Get out of here!"
39 posted on 03/04/2011 5:29:35 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Calvin Locke

Never liked him nor his voice.Very familiar with his work but his voice sounds very nasally and obnoxious.

I find his songs boring.


40 posted on 03/04/2011 5:29:35 AM PST by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: nhwingut

How dare you attack this experiemental president due to his not being able to create jobs.

(I doubt if the ninnyhammered, Chicago sewer-rat could create a complete sentence.)

He has singlehandedly caused thousands of federal jobs to be created that pay big money too!


41 posted on 03/04/2011 5:33:06 AM PST by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: IbJensen

He is remarkable but I’m too well-raised to voice all of the remarks this asshat prompts in me


42 posted on 03/04/2011 5:40:18 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: IbJensen

His mind went with Suzanne a longtime ago....


43 posted on 03/04/2011 5:40:48 AM PST by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (High time to bring back the sons (and daughters) of liberty!!!! SP4P2012)
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To: IbJensen

I recognize James Taylor as the reason
New England was invaded by hippies.

I do like his tune “Sweet Baby James”,
but becasue of that little ditty his fans
overran the snow-covered Berkshires like a
bunch of cockroaches.

Maybe I’m factually wrong, but that’s my opinion. :)


44 posted on 03/04/2011 5:44:25 AM PST by CaptainPhilFan
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To: La Lydia
Not to mention the heroin


Poor James, I think he may have stayed out there one syringe too long.
45 posted on 03/04/2011 5:52:39 AM PST by dagoofyfoot
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To: IbJensen

Hey,give him a break, people.
I always liked his handlebar mustache, and his act where he threw confetti in the air and screamed and told bad jokes with props.
Oh wait,that’s Rip Taylor.
You mean that brain dead old hippie who sang music to slit your wrists by.
Crawl back in your bong, grandpa.


46 posted on 03/04/2011 5:56:34 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: peyton randolph
Would suggest that Mr. Taylor shut up and sing...

Yep. I love JT's playing and songwriting, but he fried his brain decades ago with drugs. (heroin, cocaine, LSD etc) I doubt he's capable of scraping together a rational thought these days....

47 posted on 03/04/2011 5:56:41 AM PST by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: dagoofyfoot

Guy lives in Carrboro, NC. It is one of the most liberal town in the state. It is close to chapel hill and all the college students(who have multiple address and allowed to vote in wrong places)live here.


48 posted on 03/04/2011 5:58:11 AM PST by Ranjit
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To: SpaceBar


reMARKable!
49 posted on 03/04/2011 6:01:40 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: La Lydia

Evidence the album “One Man Dog”.


50 posted on 03/04/2011 6:02:43 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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