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Pelosi 'reached over and pressed mute button on her phone' as Obama talked
ABC News via Drudge ^ | 9/05/12 | Rick Klein

Posted on 09/06/2012 4:55:29 AM PDT by Duke of Milan

Excerpt: Obama phoned in to deliver a "high-minded message," he writes. Obama went on so long that Pelosi "reached over and pressed the mute button on her phone," so they could continue to work without the president hearing that they weren't paying attention. --------------------------------------------

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mute; obama; pelosi
The text is from the top of page 3. I have long imagined that this is how it has been for the last 4 years.
1 posted on 09/06/2012 4:55:34 AM PDT by Duke of Milan
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To: Duke of Milan

I like to read the “print version” of online articles because it has the entire article on one page. I’m not sure why the regular version is often divided over several pages - maybe it’s to get more hits for their ads.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 5:01:40 AM PDT by grundle
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To: Duke of Milan

Haven’t we all? This marks the first instance where I’ve found Nancy Pelosi relatable.

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 09/06/2012 5:02:17 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Duke of Milan

The ‘Professionals’ can always recognize an Amatuer.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 5:03:49 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Duke of Milan

Boehner the RINO: "Your own side hangs up on you.
but you will always have us RINOs."

5 posted on 09/06/2012 5:06:38 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Duke of Milan

OMG!!


6 posted on 09/06/2012 5:24:35 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Duke of Milan
Too many pages in the ObamaCare Act, too much verbiage from the Prez....blah blah blah, ‘Nancy the Pea-Brained’ simply can't absorb all that BS very well, but seem to regurgitate it VERY well.
7 posted on 09/06/2012 5:31:14 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

I love it when San Fran Nan is asked to explain something. She stumbles all over herself incoherently ... much like the President. When you are lying, you can’t discuss something logically, because you are trying to remember what you said last. In Nancy’s case, it’s because she hasn’t got a clue.


8 posted on 09/06/2012 5:39:12 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Duke of Milan

This piece is MUST READING for everyone- regardless of where one stands politically.


9 posted on 09/06/2012 5:41:04 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Duke of Milan

So now we have both the empty chair and mute button archetypes to represent Obama.


10 posted on 09/06/2012 5:47:15 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Duke of Milan

Heh...I just finished the story and it looks like Woodward is finally turning on Obama. And it also shows that we were right about Boehner’s duplicity at the time...he was lying both to us and his own caucus over the $800 billion in new “revenues.”


11 posted on 09/06/2012 5:47:48 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: grundle
maybe it’s to get more hits for their ads.

Precisely!

12 posted on 09/06/2012 5:57:41 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Duke of Milan
The dirty little secret nobody will talk about is that many of the Democrat elites have little to no respect for Barry. They view him as somebody that got to the whitehouse without “paying his dues” and working within the Democrat establishment. Oh sure, they'll paint on a fake smile and work with him as long as he remains their ticket to power, but let him lose the election and watch the masks come off and the long knives come out in the aftermath.
13 posted on 09/06/2012 6:01:31 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Duke of Milan

Whenever that turd appears on the News, I hit mute as well.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Yup... I do it all the time in conference calls to China and Malaysia.


15 posted on 09/06/2012 7:09:38 AM PDT by super7man
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To: super7man

I was a headhunter for the largest private university for quite a few years. I found faculty. There was one guy who used to call me regularly and whine and moan for awhile since I had told him a couple of times that he wasn’t qualified to teach with us.
Every time he called I would give him my spiel and then he would start. I would lay the phone on my desk, bang my head on the desk a few times, and then get up and walk to the kitchen for coffee. When I got back he was still yaking. Everyone thought it was hilarious.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 7:42:38 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Duke of Milan

Boehner has GOT to go. (HA!... Biden the “McConnell whisperer”.)


17 posted on 09/06/2012 7:53:14 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: sheana

Same thing my wife does with her mother.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 8:28:08 AM PDT by super7man
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To: sheana

I was on hte phone with a pretty high level constant whiner where I used to work. I put my feet up on my desk and leaned my head back and took a nap, waking every few minutes to say “uhuh.”


19 posted on 09/06/2012 9:43:03 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: cyclotic

lol


20 posted on 09/06/2012 9:49:52 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

Once I was at work and a client (you know the kind that talks a lot but doesn’t pay much) was on the phone yakking yakking blah blah blah when I had somewhat of an emergency and I THOUGHT he had heard that I said I had to go and would call him back. I was in such a hurry to get out the door (someone got injured in the parking lot) I apparently also forgot to hang up the phone.

I got back 52 YES THATS FIFTY-TWO FREAKING MINUTES later after dealing with a police report, ambulance, etc and that moron was still talking. I know it was that long as my phone clocked the time.

I just hung up the phone and went home. There was no way I was going to get anything done after that.


21 posted on 09/06/2012 10:02:11 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Diogenesis

“Boehner sized up his adversary during one of his early private meetings with Obama, telling Woodward: “I just started chuckling to myself. Because all you need to know about the differences between the president and myself is that I’m sitting there smoking a cigarette, drinking merlot, and I look across the table and there is the president of the United States drinking iced tea and chomping on Nicorette,” the gum for smokers trying to break their habit.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/woodward-book-chronicles-obamas-fiscal-policy-battle-with-congressional-republicans/2012/09/05/0b6ac24c-f6dd-11e1-8253-3f495ae70650_print.html


22 posted on 09/06/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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