Skip to comments.Bob Schieffer Laughs Out Loud After Playing Video of Obama Bragging About His Accomplishments
Posted on 05/27/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT by Kaslin
CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday.
CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday.
Having asked the President's senior campaign adviser "Whatever happened to hope and change" early in the program, the Face the Nation host in a subsequent segment laughed out loud after playing a clip of Obama bragging about his accomplishments on 60 Minutes last year (video follows with transcript and commentary):
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BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: I want to play a little something for you. I think one of the lessons that probably all of us recognize is that if you-- I've wrote a book once about Ronald Reagan it came out the month that he was-- that George Bush was inaugurated. The book, I-- I think, everything in the book is accurate, but it is not entirely true, because we didn't know at that time that the Soviet Union was going to fall in. I don't give credit-- Reagan credit, total credit for that but certainly his policies had a part in it. I think you really run a risk when you start trying to judge a presidency--
MICHAEL DUFFY, TIME MAGAZINE: Too soon.
BOB SCHIEFFER: --too soon. I want to run this. This is what Barack Obama last December told Steve Kroft of 60 MINUTES. I want to get your reaction to it.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any President, with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln, but, you know, just in terms of what we've got and done in modern history.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BOB SCHIEFFER: So [laughs] as incumbent Presidents often do they give themselves good reviews. Can anyone say even in the middle of a presidency this is going to be a successful or an unsuccessful presidency?
Yeah, there were plenty of Americans who thought this was pretty funny when it first aired last December.
What wasn't funny was how the clip Schieffer played Sunday wasn't included in the actual 60 Minutes broadcast.
As NewsBusters reported at the time, Obama's boastful remarks were only available at the CBS website.
Maybe it's because a lot of people at CBS besides Schieffer thought they were too hysterical to share with the television public.
Given Schieffer's on-air reaction almost six months later, can you blame them?
What can it mean when the hardcore lefties at CBS abandon Hussein?
We have to hammer the ignorant, megalomanic, delusional poseur relentlessly!
For over two years, now, I refuse to listen or watch him for any reason, at any time. If, however, he was resigning on national TV I might reconsider.
I haven’t watched any of the ABC channels for years.
I always make sure I have my remote in reaching distance
The Alinski crowd knows that ridicule is one of their most powerful weapons.
We need to do everything we can to laugh at Obama and to make video of others laughing at Obama go viral.
It may drive him over the edge...
Bob’s laughing....but we are all crying. They have made a mess of things for us all
It means that Hilary is coming.....
It means that the GOP-e presented a "safe: candidate to replace the"one" Believe me, if a main stream conservative had been nominated they would circle the wagons around Obama. It means we have POS Milquetoast candidate. Isn't that great.
Same here. It sickens me. I actually get nauseous. And he always looks down his nose at the audience. The ego of this guy is almost as big as Bill E-GO’reilly.
Perhaps FDR and LBJ two commies but Lincoln??
[ What can it mean when the hardcore lefties at CBS abandon Hussein? ]
That Republicans have nominated someone they find an acceptable alternative? Sad, but possibly true.
Oh gosh, me too! Can’t stand the sight of him or the sound of his voice. I even turn of talk radio when they are playing clips of him spewing his BS!
Sorry, but you need to watch the video again; Schieffer was clearly laughing at Obama. But hey, don't let this video or me get in the way of your pathetic, wet blanket attitude.
Let me guess, you're going to skip voting in this presidential election?
It makes absolutely no difference what the pundits or the media elites think of the One. His people have never even heard of those folks, and certainly would not watch them on TV.
Sometimes, even your own BS becomes so think that it makes you laugh.
” I havent watched any of the ABC channels for years.”
They are still on ?
Hope & Change in reality is Hype & Con.
Are enough voters blind to facts to return Obama to office and continue destroying what tens of millions have died to create, a government of the people, by the people, and for the people?
Can a Choom Gang leader be elected as president?
I see old Bob went to the Dan Rather School of Broadcast Journalism.
I wouldn't trust the media reporting it. I'd wait for the rerun on youtube. There's only so much of the self-aggrandizing pompous egomaniac so-called rock star, narcisstic community organizer we can take.
He'll never quit before the election - there's too many concerts, vacations, celebrities and fancy dinners they'd miss while Americans remain jobless and are watching every dime and fearing every act, legislation and social upheavel planned on his agenda til then.
Moving vans at the White House in January (likely destination either Chicago or Hawaii) is all many Americans want now and for Christmas.
I remember that almost the very last time David Brinkley was on the air he said this about Bill Clinton: "He's a bore, and he will always be a bore".
Obama is down!
Time to start kicking!
Brinkley settled on the truth more than a few times.
Makes sense. Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama enslaved the free.
“If I am not in possession of the remote when obozo comes on . . . . . . I leave the room. Life’s too short to listen to anything he has to say.”
Post of the year.
Please. I have a weak stomach today.
If Lefty Bob Schieffer is laughing at him, the Bamster is deep in the doo-doo.
Schieffer is a wind-up stooge but looks like he had a moment of clarity today
I saw your post, in other words, on another forum.
Seems the feeling is spreading. You are right.
We have to keep getting the truth out. Don’t let the msm dismay you with phony job #’s. Don’t look at pics of the uber man with his perfect “little” Flotus doing a kiss-kiss for mass distribution.
We all know he’s a Marxist, phony, down-low, guy that was pushed and pulled over every hill because he was a tool for the Left.
Just keep getting the truth out, politely (sorry, I didn’t here, but figured I’d get a pass). Relentlessly. Drip...drip...drip. The truth IS getting out.
Gee, Barry....Mean old dumbo Mormon Mitt! A “favorite” son. Got into Hah-vad the bad way. How did you?
My new fav rag is: DEMAND BOTH TO SHOW UNI TRANSCRIPTS.
Oh....this will be fun. Every time I have a few minutes, I’m going to say this on the the Huffpo: MAKE BOTH SHOW ALL RECORDS.
I have a new hobby!
Even his lefty butt kissers are laughing at him. What a hoot.
Videos like this won’t help his ego, IMO. He’s pissing off entire segments of the voting population.
"Dag nabbit, not again..."
Am I not always asking everyone—or someone—to PLEASE watch Face the Nation?
Now look what you’ve missed!!!!!! ;-)
Not too soon for Obama The Great who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize before he even found the location of the bathroom in the west wing!
I've been saying this for about two weeks. It's obvious, both from all the news stories about Zero's weakening position as well as Bubba talking her up while she keeps all too quiet. Too bad so many FReepers can't seem to wrap their heads around how easy it would be for the Slave Party to pull it off. They've even got the Donald out there Birthing away so that they can blame Republicans and keep the black vote on the plantation.
My advice to you: If Obama should ever resign, take a pass on watching it. Because he'd blame everyone for his resignation but himself. And he'd do it with a half-whine and a half-smirk.
It would probably make you so mad you'd throw something at your TV set.
This would mean more if it were October and not May. All the media is doing is innoculating themselves. “See, we run stories critical of Zero.”
I despise the media.
Bob just laughing because Zero didn’t turn us into a communist dictatorship like he wants.
He managed to get a jab in at Reagan too, you notice. Said he wasn’t all that responsible for the fall of the Soviet Union. Then who was?
Isn’t it possible that Schieffer is laughing about something else? He is a loyal TX Democrat to the core. He used to say he is liberal on everything but the death penalty.
Me, and a half of a million brothers of mine.....
.....and sisters, though I served with none of them.
It is not terribly surprising that some of the press is “turning” on the kenyan after a fashion. The Republicans have put up a candidate they know they can learn to, if not love, at least take some satisfaction in.
It can mean that Romney doesn't trouble them terribly.