Skip to comments.James Taylor Hopes Americans Recognize Obama as ‘Remarkable Leader’
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 Obamas 2012 reelection.
I think that the administration has been almost too modest in their accomplishments, Taylor said. And its remarkable to me that they get blamed for the problems that the people we elect actually havent caused. Im hoping the American public understands who we got here, what weve got in this president, a remarkable leader. It just makes me feel wonderful to see him in this White House. I dont 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.
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!
He is remarkable but I’m too well-raised to voice all of the remarks this asshat prompts in me
His mind went with Suzanne a longtime ago....
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. :)
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.
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....
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.
Evidence the album “One Man Dog”.
And you remember Spanky’s final response to that kid?
SHUT UP !!
Mudslide Slim needs to step away from the bong.
Not entirely. Listen to his song "Slap Leather".
Never could stand James Taylor. Excruciating “music”.
Love this!! Perfect response to James Taylor and any other empty headed product of Hollyweird.
Barack Obama is personification of the Peter Principle. He was promoted to his level of incompetence
Perhaps it’s that notorious ‘horse’ ride he took in the past coming back to cloud his ability to really see the fraud that The One really is, just wonderin’
This coming from a guy whose music could put James Carville to sleep.
James... really now... stay in your lane.
Wait.. did I read that right...
"..0bama has been too modest..."
YEP!! That's what it said!
Hope he’s not back on the sauce...