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Steyn on Obama speech:‘You can’t pass a teleprompter. It’s not in the U.S. Constitution'
The Daily Caller ^ | September 9, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/09/2011 1:31:08 PM PDT by caroline2005nc

Apparently President Barack Obama’s speechwriters thought repeating the phrase “pass this bill” over and over again would magically resonate with members of Congress. The president used the line 17 times in his Thursday night address.

Did he overdo it?

On Friday’s “Rush Limbaugh Show,” fill-in host Mark Steyn said that catchphrase was more reminiscent of an infomercial than a presidential proclamation.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedc.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jobs; marksteyn; obama; teleprompter; totus
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Haha meet Barack Obama...the new Billy Mays! Steyn is such a great Rush fill-in, I hope he gets his own show one day soon.
1 posted on 09/09/2011 1:31:16 PM PDT by caroline2005nc
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To: caroline2005nc

“Any collection of letters on a Scrabble board spells Khadaffi” - Mark Steyn


2 posted on 09/09/2011 1:33:55 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: caroline2005nc
"Pass this Bill now..."

He forgot to repeat, "But wait....there's MORE".

3 posted on 09/09/2011 1:36:34 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1

Call now and we’ll DOUBLE your order. (Just pay additional shipping and handling.)


4 posted on 09/09/2011 1:37:55 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: caroline2005nc
from The Speech last night:

“What kind of country would this be if this chamber had voted down Social Security or Medicare just because it violated some rigid idea about what government could or could not do?”

A country not trillions in debt with millions totally dependent on government and the U.S. on the downward spiral?

"rigid idea"= Silly , old Constitution.

5 posted on 09/09/2011 1:38:38 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: caroline2005nc
Despite Obama’s pleas to “pass this bill,” there is no bill. Steyn says this presents a problem.

This is key. This is like when obamma called on Congress to pass a recent trade bill, and his administration has never sent it to Congress, which cannot act upon it until it is sent over. obamma still have not sent it over. The union forbade obamma to do do.

6 posted on 09/09/2011 1:42:58 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: caroline2005nc

There are liberals out stupid enough to believe he wrote ‘Dreams’... Ronco might give him a job - a newspaper never would...


7 posted on 09/09/2011 1:43:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: caroline2005nc

Hey, Barry, your teleprompter is STUCK ON STUPID.


8 posted on 09/09/2011 1:43:55 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Jihad THIS!! America Forever!!! Let's Roll!!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

We are a nation of laws!!!!

Who studied law and why?

Oh that’s right - I forgot/s


9 posted on 09/09/2011 1:44:02 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: caroline2005nc

If he did, I’d tune in. I happened to be traveling and heard some of the show today where he dealt with Rene, who was upset that Steyn was mocking Obama.

Good stuff.


10 posted on 09/09/2011 1:44:15 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: caroline2005nc
Steyn was nothing less than brilliant today. For me, he is the only sub that is equal to Rush, different, but equal.
11 posted on 09/09/2011 1:46:31 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: traditional1

“Are you getting me, camera guy?”


12 posted on 09/09/2011 1:48:13 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Today’s show was very, very good! Steyn was his wonderful, funny self.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 1:48:49 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: caroline2005nc

14 posted on 09/09/2011 1:49:01 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: lormand

I love it!


15 posted on 09/09/2011 1:49:05 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: La Enchiladita
Hey, Barry, your teleprompter is STUCK ON STUPID.

A good bumper sticker, "OB's promter is STUCK ON STUPID".

16 posted on 09/09/2011 1:50:08 PM PDT by Bellflower (When the word "holy" is used it must be used with respect and reverence for The LORD.)
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To: Bellflower

promter=prompter


17 posted on 09/09/2011 1:51:16 PM PDT by Bellflower (When the word "holy" is used it must be used with respect and reverence for The LORD.)
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To: RichInOC

LOL


18 posted on 09/09/2011 1:53:08 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: caroline2005nc

Mark Steyn does have a wonderful way with words—unlike Nobama.


19 posted on 09/09/2011 1:54:27 PM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
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To: lormand

20 posted on 09/09/2011 1:55:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: caroline2005nc

What bill?.. the President can’t write and submit “BILLS”...
Not that there was and is any bill at all..

The proposed alleged “BILL” is not written down or submitted to anybody..
There “IS NO BILL”.. the invisible bill is a fantasy..

WHO among the pundits are saying that?..
Thats WHAT needs to be said..

“The Invisible Presidential BILL”
The President is a CON Artist.. pure bunko.. a shell game barker.. picking the american peoples pocket..


21 posted on 09/09/2011 1:55:36 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: caroline2005nc

In my humble opinion, the Jobs Bill is President 0bama’s own personal presidential primary. That is, if fails to sell that bill to the American people within three months then he knows that he won’t be able to get re-elected next November. Thus, he would probably not run for re-election and would let another Democrat run for POTUS. But, if he gets the people to buy into his Jobs Bill and pressure Congress to pass it then he knows he will likely be re-elected.


22 posted on 09/09/2011 1:57:01 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: caroline2005nc

“some rigid idea about what government could or could not do?”

Ah if only The One had unlimited power! No limits, no rigid ideas, just pure Government with no constraints, no resistance!


23 posted on 09/09/2011 1:59:14 PM PDT by DBrow (Oh the Huge Manatee!)
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To: caroline2005nc

Can we confirm how much effort was put into the “Son of Porkulus” speech from Axelrod and Gibbs from their Chicago-based AstroTurf Factory?


24 posted on 09/09/2011 2:06:13 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“What kind of country would this be if this chamber had voted down Social Security or Medicare just because it violated some rigid idea about what government could or could not do?”

Is this a trick question? Oh, wait, he actually believes in those programs. Hahahahaha...


25 posted on 09/09/2011 2:06:21 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: caroline2005nc
In addition to a plea to pass "right away" a bill that does not yet exist, there is something else in that speech that seems to have been overlooked.

Obama said that the bill would not add to the deficit. That is far different from saying that it won't add to the debt, because being deficit neutral means that the financing for this bill must come from this year's expenditures. Meaning that we need either massive tax increases or huge spending cuts, probably both, to pay for this as yet unwritten "bill".

Obama apparently missed that distinction, because he's kicked this issue to the SuperCommittee, whose task has been to find reductions over a 10 year period, not over a one-year period. The GOP should hop right on this and point out that raising taxes by $450b in this year isn't likely to stimulate the economy.

26 posted on 09/09/2011 2:07:57 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: caroline2005nc
repeating the phrase “pass this bill” over and over again would magically resonate with members of Congress

More likely than not it is some kind of hypnosis technique. Infomercials may knowingly or unknowingly use hypnosis techniques as well.

27 posted on 09/09/2011 2:08:20 PM PDT by Bellflower (When the word "holy" is used it must be used with respect and reverence for The LORD.)
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To: sodpoodle

“We are a nation of laws!!!!”

No, we are a nation of “rigid ideas.” Which can be easily overstepped by not being so bigoted and getting with the times, man.


28 posted on 09/09/2011 2:09:17 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: caroline2005nc

I know...if and when Rush retires (not that I want him to do that anytime soon) I would love for Steyn to get the gig permanently.

The other Rush fill ins are horrible (except WW who hasn’t been on lately).


29 posted on 09/09/2011 2:11:02 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
Obama said that the bill would not add to the deficit. That is far different from saying that it won't add to the debt...

It is quite possible that he, like most Americans, can't differentiate between the two.

30 posted on 09/09/2011 2:18:41 PM PDT by jimmyray
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To: rawhide

Very interesting.


31 posted on 09/09/2011 2:20:44 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: caroline2005nc

WHO WROTE THESE SPEECHES FOR HIS TELEPROMPTER?

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28


32 posted on 09/09/2011 2:20:51 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs!)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

“Obama said that the bill would not add to the deficit. That is far different from saying that it won’t add to the debt, because being deficit neutral means that the financing for this bill must come from this year’s expenditures”

Correct me if my logic’s off, but for it to be added to the national debt it would have to cause a deficit. Maybe not this year, but at least some year. I realize the trick is forever to present bills as costing us nothing by “backloading” it onto some future budget. Which is dishonest, but in a tricky political way that we can all wink-wink, nudge-nudge about.

Whatever way you cut it, though, we’re not exactly talking about the difference between the deficit and the debt. We’re talking about the difference between this year’s deficit and some future deficit. So when Obama says it’s deficit neutral, he’s hiding that it’s not debt-neutral, yes. But he’s also hiding that its only deficit-neutral for the nearest budget, to say nothing of eventual budgets.


33 posted on 09/09/2011 2:22:36 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: jimmyray

But rather embarrasing for him to admit to that publicly if he’s called on it properly. Not to mention that he’d be forced to acknowledge that it would indeed add to the deficit, which is not a popular admission to make these days.


34 posted on 09/09/2011 2:24:58 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: caroline2005nc

He’s right about nothing on paper. Believe the president said a week from Monday something would be sent up. Everything seems to be second Tuesday of next week with this guy.


35 posted on 09/09/2011 2:30:19 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: caroline2005nc
President Zero is this country's Bernie Madoff.

He is selling another Ponzi scheme on late night TV.

It would cost you anything. ( LIE !)


36 posted on 09/09/2011 2:30:37 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Bellflower

“More likely than not it is some kind of hypnosis technique.”

Everything in these speeches is planned by his handlers.I was surprised to hear a clip of the speech on an “urban” radio station today as I was scanning the dial. Just a regular music station that dropped in a little obama between rap songs. They are obviously already executing a well thought out plan to get the yoots fired up about voting in 2012.


37 posted on 09/09/2011 2:31:22 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: GatorGirl
I like Walter Williams. I wish he would come back on. Since Rush seems to take about 3 or 4 months a year off now, there should be a day or two for Mr Williams?

Another thing, why is it that Rush does not have women subs? Liz Cheney would be dynamite!

38 posted on 09/09/2011 2:32:03 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: traditional1

Oh G-d NOOOOOOO!!!


39 posted on 09/09/2011 2:32:13 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Cyropaedia

“The only thing preventing us from passing these (trade) bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party,” he (obamma) said at a recent news conference.

Senior Republicans in Congress have howled in protest, pointing out that the agreements have not left the president’s desk to journey to the Hill for a vote.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/us/politics/26trade.html


40 posted on 09/09/2011 2:37:26 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: NRG1973

Barry won’t step aside for anyone. He will tear this country to shreds before he let’s another unseat him.


41 posted on 09/09/2011 2:42:13 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: caroline2005nc

Mark Steyn is so darn funny with his razor sharp dry wit.


42 posted on 09/09/2011 2:46:24 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: ctdonath2

29,952 combinations if you eliminate the impossible combinations of null/hyphen and null/space in the {Al/al/El/el/null}+{-/space/null} pair.


43 posted on 09/09/2011 2:47:53 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Due to the earthquake the president has officially implemented Rule 18-1.)
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To: traditional1
Sham-Wow !! is now Scam-Wow!!


44 posted on 09/09/2011 2:52:13 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: caroline2005nc

Mark Steyn is so darn funny with his razor sharp dry wit.


45 posted on 09/09/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
" Call now and we’ll DOUBLE your order. (Just pay additional shipping and handling.)"

Order before midnight. Supplies are limited. LOL

46 posted on 09/09/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: GOPJ
"There are liberals out stupid enough to believe he wrote ‘Dreams’... Ronco might give him a job - a newspaper never would..."

Maybe after the election, he'll become the new Sham-Wow guy!

47 posted on 09/09/2011 2:56:35 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: Tublecane
"“We are a nation of laws!!!!”

What a fairy tale. Actually we're a nation of crooked lawyers and activist judges.

48 posted on 09/09/2011 3:01:33 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: rawhide

It’s unbelievable.


49 posted on 09/09/2011 3:08:07 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: caroline2005nc

Mark was really funny as heck this week...loved listening.


50 posted on 09/09/2011 3:09:38 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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