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Live Thread: POTUS to speak to country at 1730 ZULU concerning S&P downgrade
08 AUG 11 | dcbryan1

Posted on 08/08/2011 8:31:48 AM PDT by DCBryan1

CNBC just broke in and told the audience that the President has requested airtime and will speak to the nation at 1300hrs EST (12 noon central, 10 AM PST) on the US national debt downgrade.

Developing...


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I will ping the mods when CNBC or someone puts a source link up.

I wonder if the Teleprompter in chief will use the MoveOn.org talking points blaming the Tea Party or George Bush.

Should be interesting.

1 posted on 08/08/2011 8:31:53 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

I guess someone finally wrote a speech for TOTUS. This one may set a record for platitudes per minute and blaming of others.


2 posted on 08/08/2011 8:33:08 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: DCBryan1

“I am implementing martial law, and I’m going to start rounding up dissidents. Un Volk, Un Reich, Un O’Bammer!”


3 posted on 08/08/2011 8:33:22 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: DCBryan1

Let me guess: There is nothing to fear but Fear itself? And even that is Bush’s fault.


4 posted on 08/08/2011 8:33:22 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: DCBryan1

Major Tea Party blame!! I hope Rush covers it.


5 posted on 08/08/2011 8:33:40 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: DCBryan1
Ten Bucks says he blames somebody else for it.

Anyone in?

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

6 posted on 08/08/2011 8:34:10 AM PDT by expatguy (The Expat Needs Beer Money - Cough Up!)
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To: rbg81

Blah, blah blah, Bush, Tea Party, blah, blah............


7 posted on 08/08/2011 8:34:50 AM PDT by Eleven Bravo 6 319thID
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To: DCBryan1

Fox News has the BREAKING banner up on this.

http://www.foxnews.com/


8 posted on 08/08/2011 8:34:53 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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To: DCBryan1

Because news of more Obama downgrades has hit..

Fannie and Freddie and ratings cut for several of the main arteries of the US

financial system—the Depository Trust Co. National Securities

Clearing Corp., Fixed Income Clearing Corp. and the Options

Clearing Corp.—were cut one notch to AA-plus.


9 posted on 08/08/2011 8:35:10 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: DCBryan1
"Corporate Jets", "Tea Party Downgrade", "Balance", "Fair Share">

That should cover it.

10 posted on 08/08/2011 8:35:21 AM PDT by AU72
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To: DCBryan1

The last I heard is that it’s just a statement, not a TOTUS moment.


11 posted on 08/08/2011 8:35:28 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: DCBryan1

It’s all good, he’s got 2 fundraisers tonight. Off camera.


12 posted on 08/08/2011 8:35:52 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: DCBryan1

he needs to STFU....less talk and less printing of currency=better economy...


13 posted on 08/08/2011 8:36:16 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: DCBryan1

I thought that he wasn't planning on saying anything. Well, it's time to call the Tea Partiers terrorist, hostage taking meanies who prevented him from spending even more.

14 posted on 08/08/2011 8:36:16 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: DCBryan1
Since his surrogates hit the Sunday talk show trail and blamed everything, from the Tea Party to Bush to S&P itself, wonder what else he could have to say? Same ole, same ole I'm afraid!
15 posted on 08/08/2011 8:36:16 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: DCBryan1

Blame Tea Party, S&P, Bush, Astrological evil signs, goat entrails. Call for balanced approach to raise taxes.


16 posted on 08/08/2011 8:36:41 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: ladyvet

Major Tea Party blame!!

Amazing ,you can read Obama’s mind , what’s left of it.


17 posted on 08/08/2011 8:36:41 AM PDT by molson209
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To: DCBryan1
POTUS to speak to country ...
Again? Gheeze, this guy pops up on TV more often than a bad commercial.
18 posted on 08/08/2011 8:36:41 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: AU72

Just last week, Barkey said, “We’re not even halfway there...”


19 posted on 08/08/2011 8:36:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: DCBryan1
Another national address from Obama... take up valuable airtime to blame S&P, The TEA PARTY, Republicans for not raising taxes, Europe debt crises, Japan's Earthquake, full moon, odd number year, Americans watching too much Jersey Shore, pea shortage, delay in the NFL training camps, volcano in Chile,
20 posted on 08/08/2011 8:36:58 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: AU72

PEAS!


21 posted on 08/08/2011 8:37:21 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: expatguy
Ten Bucks says he blames somebody else for it.

When was the last time this guy took responsibility for anything? :) He'll take credit if something goes well, but nothing is ever his responsibility. I can't stand this guy.
22 posted on 08/08/2011 8:37:25 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: DCBryan1
Uh, uh, uh, It's not MY fault!

We need to share some sacrifice, jet planes, oil companies, millionaires, billionaires, fundamental transformation, spread the wealth, discipline Bo, First Wookie says:, TEA Party, blah, blah, uh, um.....

23 posted on 08/08/2011 8:37:30 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DCBryan1
NRO called it this morning - "The Tea Party Downgrade" - that is the new talking point that ABCNBCCBSCNN and WashpostNYT, etc will toss about.
Yup - it's our fault, Freepers.
24 posted on 08/08/2011 8:37:37 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: DCBryan1

Shut up and hide you fly-specked, brain-dead communist muslim!

Smoke a carton of cigarets and stab a monkey for the rest of the day.


25 posted on 08/08/2011 8:37:44 AM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Great graphic. Original?


26 posted on 08/08/2011 8:37:47 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: rbg81

Though I oppose virtually everything he has done, I really wish he would be straight with the American people, tell us what this downgrade means, and what plans he has, if any, to deal with the fallout. There will be fallout in the form of higher interest rates for all types of borrowing, as well as a higher federal deficit. I heard that this move could add $100 billion a year going forward to the interest expense for the existing debt. America is a higher credit risk now, so our interest expense on borrowing will be higher.

Now, if we have a blame game / pity party type of speech, then it will be more of what we’re used to hearing from this president.


27 posted on 08/08/2011 8:37:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: expatguy

Sorry but only an idiot would take that bet! You might get some takers over in DUmmyland though.


28 posted on 08/08/2011 8:38:05 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: DCBryan1
The lemon juice treatment must be working, and the smile is disappearing from zer0 face. Is the price of lemon juice up this morning?
29 posted on 08/08/2011 8:38:13 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: ladyvet

I suspect he will JIP (that’s Join In Progress for those of you in Rio Linda) with live commentary. Wouldn’t be the first time.


30 posted on 08/08/2011 8:38:20 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: DCBryan1

Going to announce he’s directed Holder to arrest and prosecute GWB for economic sabotage....


31 posted on 08/08/2011 8:38:26 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: DCBryan1

He must have recouped from his Hip-Hop barbeque, weekend golf, fundraisers, a few games of hoops, and his Martha’s Vineyard vacation planning.


32 posted on 08/08/2011 8:38:41 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: DCBryan1
I fell down and scrapped my knee
I rode my bike into a tree
Stick in my eye now I can't seeeeeeee!
But don't blame me it's Bush's fault!
33 posted on 08/08/2011 8:38:46 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: DCBryan1

We need to just start calling him “Fidel”. Time for siesta!


34 posted on 08/08/2011 8:38:46 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: expatguy
Ten Bucks says he blames somebody else for it.

Has he ever NOT blamed somebody else?
35 posted on 08/08/2011 8:39:07 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: DCBryan1
I'm guessing it's going to be the same dreck he's been spewing for months.

Uhhh...Rich need to pay fair share...Uhhh...Corporate Jets Bad....Uhhh....Protect Social Security and Medicare...Uhhh...Need New Revenue...Uhhh..Car's stuck in a ditch..Uhh..Republican's fault...Uhh..Call you Senators and Representatives...

36 posted on 08/08/2011 8:39:17 AM PDT by apillar
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To: expatguy
Ten Bucks says he blames somebody else for it. Anyone in?

No way, sucker bet.. How about this, Ten bucks market drops further after Obama's speech....

37 posted on 08/08/2011 8:39:23 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: DCBryan1
I wonder if the Teleprompter in chief will use the MoveOn.org talking points blaming the Tea Party or George Bush.

zer0 p!sses away and prints trillions and it is our fault for the US credit score:


38 posted on 08/08/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: expatguy

He will make some fake statement that he cares our troops were killed and never mention he funded the taliban.

Iam wondering if he will go with his Axelrod spin and blame the tea party or if his chief of staff will just have him say it is a math error. If he says this and that we need to raise REVENUE (Taxes) there is no doubt he is purposefully destroying our country and articles of impeachment should proceed.


39 posted on 08/08/2011 8:39:40 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (S&P wasn't worried about us not lifting the debt ceiling - they are worried about the spending)
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To: DCBryan1

Maybe he’s going to resign.

I can dream, can’t I?


40 posted on 08/08/2011 8:39:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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41 posted on 08/08/2011 8:39:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Ozero inflicts more damage every time the TelePrompter speaks.


42 posted on 08/08/2011 8:40:00 AM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Will that put the money back in our 401’s and take back the Obama downgrades????


43 posted on 08/08/2011 8:40:26 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: DCBryan1

“Some rich, greedy states have surplusses they aren’t willing to share...”


44 posted on 08/08/2011 8:40:26 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: papertyger; arderkrag

I’d like to think #3 & #31 are jokes, but history says otherwise.
Maybe not today, but not long from now either.


45 posted on 08/08/2011 8:40:26 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: corlorde

Self ping


46 posted on 08/08/2011 8:40:37 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: DCBryan1

Let me guess, all of the polling data is in as to what phrases to use, and they have bombarded us all weekend with “TEA Party Downgrade”, so that will be who gets blamed. He will say the reason for the downgrade is becasue the TEA Party refused to allow taxes to be raised.

That a minority of the radical fringe of the republican party has set out to destroy our country.......


47 posted on 08/08/2011 8:41:42 AM PDT by stockpirate (Proud member of the TEA Party, aka Terrorists Emancipating America)
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To: DCBryan1

The only meaningful thing he could say would be that he is stepping down to allow an adult to take charge and taking Biden and his Czars with him..


48 posted on 08/08/2011 8:41:56 AM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: expatguy
Ten Bucks says he blames somebody else for it.

He did that before you posted. He is now trying to figure out who to blame!

49 posted on 08/08/2011 8:42:18 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: apillar

My money is on the mess we inherited. We didn’t get here in one day and we can’t fix it in one day it will take time but our policies are working it just takes time. So maybe folks don’t take that vacation this year...maybe they stay home and eat their peas this year.


50 posted on 08/08/2011 8:42:36 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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