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Barack Obama's speech failed to live up to his own high standards
telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 5-25-11 | Andrew Gimson

Posted on 05/25/2011 2:45:27 PM PDT by Justaham

The pictures were better than the words. President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker, but also a very polite man, and in Westminster Hall his oratorical inspiration was smothered by the cautious politeness of an American statesman.

Perhaps Mr Obama was smothered also by his audience, which remained stubbornly unresponsive. For most of the time the President had nothing to bounce off: no applause and certainly no shouts of praise or blame as might be heard in an American church or at an American political rally.

The presidential text sounded as if it had been worked on so hard and conscientiously by a vast team of helpers that it had lost all savour, and been reduced to a series of orotund banalities, of the sort which can be heard at every tedious Anglo-American conference: “Profound challenges stretch out before us…the time for our leadership is now…Our alliance will remain indispensable.”

It did not help to hear Mr Obama assert, after only a minute or two, that “fortunately it’s been smooth sailing” between Britain and the United States “ever since” 1812, when we burned down the White House. Everyone present will have been able to think of occasions when this was not so. Suez did not seem like plain sailing.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bhoparliamentspeech; foreignpolicy; obameltdown; obamessiah; obamunism
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1 posted on 05/25/2011 2:45:35 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

At least, now the British know firsthand what we’ve been suffering through these past three years. Empty words and far left failed policies.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 2:46:51 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
“. President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker, but also a very polite man, “

Do I really need to look up the videos of Obama giving the middle finger?

It's kind of late and I would like to go to bed soon.

4 posted on 05/25/2011 2:48:11 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: Bockscar

damn teleprompter. Its all his fault.


5 posted on 05/25/2011 2:48:45 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Bockscar
Obama has ‘standards’, much less ‘high standards’? Who knew?

Sure! Why, he's the standard bearer!


6 posted on 05/25/2011 2:50:18 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“. President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker, but also a very polite man, “

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"and he's clean, too!"

8 posted on 05/25/2011 2:53:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Justaham

I would love to see a video of Obama’s speech before Parliament today. Can anyone here provide one?


9 posted on 05/25/2011 2:57:55 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( No more Bushs!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker

Mr. "Brilliant Speaker" is lost without a teleprompter

10 posted on 05/25/2011 2:58:28 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: Justaham

“a series of orotund banalities” would describe every speech Obama has ever given.

The fact is that the alleged “high standards” of Barry’s oratory are the result of grading on a curve and that affirmative action yardstick applies to his rhetorical efforts as well as everything else he’s ever done (i.e. not much).


11 posted on 05/25/2011 2:58:31 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Bockscar

You took the exact words out of my mouth. Obama has high standards? Who knew?


12 posted on 05/25/2011 2:59:05 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Justaham

The polite British way of saying his speech sucked more than usual.


13 posted on 05/25/2011 3:00:23 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Justaham
Barack Obama's speech failed to live up to his own high standards

Racists!

You reporters know the routine, you bigots!

"Oh, Gracious God, Thank You So Much! It’s such a blessing to be able to hear you . . .! Mr. President, thank you for taking time out of your day! Oh, gracious God, thank you so much!"

That's better.

14 posted on 05/25/2011 3:01:44 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Justaham

bump


15 posted on 05/25/2011 3:02:51 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

LOL sad but funny.


16 posted on 05/25/2011 3:04:06 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Justaham; STARWISE; penelopesire; maggief; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman


Glenn Back just slammed him with his Top 10 Reasons his speech wasn't well received!

It rates a thread of its own!
17 posted on 05/25/2011 3:04:46 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Paperdoll

So far just audio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbVEHF2JCiE


18 posted on 05/25/2011 3:07:02 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Justaham

The dead silence of the audience is what jumped out at me in the audio cuts I heard. Even the crickets were silent. And his lines were so full of banalities that I was actually embarrassed for him.


20 posted on 05/25/2011 3:09:16 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Justaham

“President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker”

Anyone who thinks that needs his ears cleaned out with an electric egg beater.


21 posted on 05/25/2011 3:09:34 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: Justaham
President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker, but also a very polite man, and in Westminster Hall his oratorical inspiration was smothered by the cautious politeness of an American statesman.

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Satire?

22 posted on 05/25/2011 3:09:45 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“. President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker,.....“

For sure!!! JUST a sampling….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAB1wAXdBZ0&feature=related (Obama's TelePrompter Exposed on LIVE TV )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSZdHGCSGg4&feature=related (Obama Reads The Teleprompter of the United States wrong by calling Navy Corpsman as Corpse)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIQw9M46Cds&feature=related (Barack Obama Uses Teleprompter to speak to 6th Grade Class)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ju6kWfXEk&feature=related (Obama without his teleprompter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqcnjxYiG7M&feature=related (Obama without a teleprompter or script)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnfmHI9InDE&feature=related (Uh, uh, uh Demigod Obama, eh, eh, yeah, yeah The Chosen One)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njy-5X2huFQ&feature=related (OBAMA EXPOSED - Barack stuttering without his Hollywood script writers!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omHUsRTYFAU&feature=related (Barack Obama's Teleprompter Gaffe, 4/27/09)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jiow64UjuQQ&feature=related (President Obama's Teleprompter Crashes During Speech! )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDJSVPAx8xc&feature=related (Obama Speech - Teleprompter Goes Out)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6jwnot0tCs&feature=related (Obama Tells The Teleprompter To Speed Up)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt5dY3vVoZ0&feature=related (Obama gets lost reading his teleprompter- Teleprompter-in-Chief)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCyPAaubENE&feature=related (Obama Caught Lip-Syncing Speech)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpM_Pv430Qg&feature=related (Obama without his teleprompter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyW9e5QdWxk (Obama stutter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgTgenwl2aA&feature=related (And FINALLY…Reagan Tells Obama To Shut Up!) ... ;)



23 posted on 05/25/2011 3:10:08 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (The 'Land of Opportunity'... NOW BECOMING... The 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: Justaham

“The pictures were better than the words. President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker, but also a very polite man, and in Westminster Hall his oratorical inspiration was smothered by the cautious politeness of an American statesman.

Perhaps Mr Obama was smothered also by his audience, which remained stubbornly unresponsive. “

Team-America-barfing-scene-sized barf.

How did he type this with BHO’s schlong in his mouth?


24 posted on 05/25/2011 3:10:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: South40

He’s a moron.


25 posted on 05/25/2011 3:11:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Come on. You’re not even tryin’.


26 posted on 05/25/2011 3:12:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Paperdoll

Someone must have added a laugh track into that.


27 posted on 05/25/2011 3:12:42 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

He’s ~terrible~ speaker. Robotic and mind-numbing.


28 posted on 05/25/2011 3:15:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Justaham
President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker, but also a very polite man...

He sucks.

29 posted on 05/25/2011 3:15:28 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: South40
Mr. "Brilliant Speaker" is lost without a teleprompter

You do realize, don't you, that there's a mentally challenged individual who was loudly yelling at him while he was trying to speak? (That's who he turned to and answers...)

The creep makes my skin crawl, but don't underestimate his ability to sway the masses with his empty rhetorical delivery.

30 posted on 05/25/2011 3:17:25 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Bockscar; Cicero
Namesake of Marcus Tullius Cicero, is it? Who knew? All this time I was assuming Quintus, his brother.
31 posted on 05/25/2011 3:19:16 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Justaham
President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker, but also a very polite man,

Ha...in your dreams Telegraph lefties...

Take away the teleprompter and add in the "middle finger on cheek " thingy...

and what you got left (no pun intended)

is a semi literate Chicago punk.

32 posted on 05/25/2011 3:21:28 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Justaham

From the article: “We warm to Mr Obama, and feel an affinity with him, in part because he is a grandson of the British Empire.”

He is, indeed, which is exactly why he is not eligible to serve as POTUS.


33 posted on 05/25/2011 3:23:03 PM PDT by DrC
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To: Justaham

Hey Brits, he’s an empty suit and he hates you. After you snubbed him by not inviting him to the Royal Wedding he wants all the perks of a State Visit to make his widdle fweelings all better.

He’s not a smart man, not an oratorical genius and he always simply mouths platitudes.

He only gets excited by thugs and terrorists like Chavez and Imanutjob.


35 posted on 05/25/2011 3:24:52 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Justaham
"...in Westminster Hall his oratorical inspiration was smothered by the cautious politeness of an American statesman. "

Moronic Brit excuse-making... Øbozo is merely a dumb@$$.

36 posted on 05/25/2011 3:29:59 PM PDT by TXnMA (There is no Constitutional right to NOT be offended.)
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To: Justaham

That was one of the best “tongue in cheek” articles I have ever read. He literally kills Obama with seemingly kind but very insulting words...got to love British humor!!


37 posted on 05/25/2011 3:33:10 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Justaham
Applause did break out when Mr Obama observed that “it’s possible for the sons and daughters of former colonies” to sit as Members of Parliament, and for “the grandson of a Kenyan who served as a cook in the British Army to stand before you as the President of the United States”.

Here was a personal connection rather than a platitude. We warm to Mr Obama, and feel an affinity with him, in part because he is a grandson of the British Empire.

And yet, Obama's Kenyan family is convinced his grandfather was abused by the British -- imprisoned and tortured.

I don't know if that's true, but grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama's conversion to Islam may be a sign that he didn't exactly have warm feelings toward Britain.

38 posted on 05/25/2011 3:35:58 PM PDT by x
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To: Justaham


39 posted on 05/25/2011 3:37:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Justaham
President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker

Someone has to go over there and play "emperor's new clothes" with these idiot children. Obama is not a brilliant speaker. He is a wooden speaker who's reliance on sound bite sized teleprompter cues are mistakenly called "clipped phrases."

Please, brit people, get real.

40 posted on 05/25/2011 3:41:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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Applause did break out when Mr Obama observed that “it’s possible for the sons and daughters of former colonies” to sit as Members of Parliament, and for “the grandson of a Kenyan who served as a cook in the British Army to stand before you as the President of the United States”.

Here was a personal connection rather than a platitude. We warm to Mr Obama, and feel an affinity with him, in part because he is a grandson of the British Empire. As well as being an American, he is one of us.

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Mr. Obama is actually a SON of the British Empire. But as that might draw too much attention to his ineligibility, Obama floats out this clever bit of misdirection that he is a “grandson” and the reporter ran with it!

41 posted on 05/25/2011 3:45:29 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Justaham

“High standards”????? What have they been smoking over there...


42 posted on 05/25/2011 3:45:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Gondring

I recall President Reagan being heckled and he handled himself very well. I also remember Slick being heckled and he handled it well. Barry the Kenyan just doesn’t have it and he sure as heck isn’t a ‘brilliant speaker’.


43 posted on 05/25/2011 3:53:53 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: trisham
He’s a moron.

Probably. He sure doesn't mind being a George Soros tool.

44 posted on 05/25/2011 4:01:56 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Huh. I guess my usual tagline got erased somehow. Thanks, I’ve put it back.


45 posted on 05/25/2011 4:07:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Thank you for that. He obviously did not write that speech.


46 posted on 05/25/2011 4:11:23 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( No more Bushs!)
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To: South40

One cannot be hopelessly tacky, completely undiplomatic, require a teleprompter to put to words together and still be a “brilliant speaker”. He might be a good reader, but not a “brilliant speaker”.


47 posted on 05/25/2011 4:29:29 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( No more Bushs!)
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To: Justaham
"President Barack Obama is a brilliant speaker, but also a very polite man, and..."

...and I am Queen Elizabeth.

48 posted on 05/25/2011 4:39:42 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: Seizethecarp

Obama has never given a heart warming speech like Netanyahoo did to congress. You could feel his, Netanyahoo, wanting to be close to USA by the way he casually leaned on the podium and use hands to reach out in a friendship gesture. Obama on the other hand is always in a ‘look down’posture as if he copies Musalinni. Obama has no social skills that liken to ordinary folks. He,Obama, is a product of his upbringing and narcissim. Your catching the fact that Obama referred to his granfather and not to his father makes the case that the man is very devious in covering/hiding the truth with another truth.


49 posted on 05/25/2011 4:55:40 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Justaham

Just another illustration of how Obama is unmatched in his ability to be praised to the skies for just showing up. Reminds me of those kids in elementary school who got the “perfect attendance” award but were otherwise quite mediocre and often the troublemakers.


50 posted on 05/25/2011 5:08:42 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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