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OBAMA's "I AM THE PRESIDENT" LINE STOLEN FROM MOVIE!
Daily Script ^ | JWB0581

Posted on 09/06/2012 10:14:26 PM PDT by jwb0581

If Obama's "I am the president" line from tonight's speech sounded familiar to you, it might be because it was ripped from Aaron Sorkin's "The American President". Toward the end of the movie, fictional president Andrew Shephard says "I am the president" in a line remembered by many who have seen the 1995 film.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: dncconvention; iamthepresident; obama; obamadncspeech; obamaspeech; plagiarism
Obama reaches new low, now ripping off movie scripts for ideas.
1 posted on 09/06/2012 10:14:32 PM PDT by jwb0581
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To: jwb0581

I thought it seemed oddly out of place when he delivered that line. It now makes sense that it was lifted from a movie. A speechwriter in inserting the line may have in mind how effective it worked in the movie, but that was under the conditions that were constructed in the movie and those conditions are not the same in a different setting.

It struck me as petty and unbecoming — it’s not the type of thing a president himself should need to say.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 10:21:40 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: jwb0581

Everything about this idiot is phony.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 10:22:47 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: jwb0581

Yup. I am the president and l’m coming for the guns.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 10:23:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jwb0581

Aaron Sorkin later created the “West Wing.” But with all due respect to Obama, he ain’t Martin Sheen’s Josiah “Jed” Bartlet. Not even close.

I suspect his Administration won’t get that Hollywood scripted ending! Mercifully, the carnival show is over for four more years.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 10:23:58 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: jwb0581

And he’s sleeping off a hangover.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 10:24:42 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: jwb0581

Are you he didn’t say “I am the P-resident.”? Sorry, listening to this puke or even looking at his ugly mug makes me wanna hurl.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 10:26:45 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: jwb0581

Didn’t the old movie, the Groove Tube, have a similar line?


8 posted on 09/06/2012 10:27:03 PM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do acid, a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: jwb0581

Everything about Obama is fake and the media is finally noticing it..even Peggy Noonan is now saying this:

Noonan on Obama: “It was stale and empty. He’s out of juice...flat...somber..

From Carville to Noonan down the line..they are giving Obama horrible reviews of his “Worship me” speech


9 posted on 09/06/2012 10:27:19 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jwb0581
In short, the MSM is REALLY straining to defend Obama. Good luck, considering all the Romney commercials coming soon that will features lots of video and sound bites from the Democratic National Convention!
10 posted on 09/06/2012 10:42:47 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: jwb0581
It struck me as to say-I am the president; respect me; trust me.

(in his ego driven mind) I couldn't believe James Carville was saying it was a win for the democrats/great speeches w/ Clinton helping Obama tremendously.

11 posted on 09/06/2012 10:54:23 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: jwb0581

"I AM DE PREZIDENT"

12 posted on 09/06/2012 10:58:27 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: jwb0581
"I am the Only President You have."

LBJ (circa, 1967)

13 posted on 09/06/2012 11:11:20 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: jwb0581

omg. roflol.

What a fraud.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 11:16:04 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: jwb0581

What did they expect him to say: “My chair is empty?”


15 posted on 09/06/2012 11:20:36 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

lol


16 posted on 09/06/2012 11:23:31 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Moonman62

If Obama had a real sense of humor (and brains) he would have come out and said.....

“I promise that abortions will be available for MARTIAN WOMEN too.”


17 posted on 09/06/2012 11:26:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: jwb0581

Thanks jwb0581, was it just “I am the President”? I don’t see how it belongs to any specific movie thereagain I’m not a movie buff.

He’s really hung up on himself isn’t he...”I won” - “I am the President” - or in the words of Bill Clinton when he was on the trail for Hilary - “gimmie a break [Barack].”


18 posted on 09/06/2012 11:27:50 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: beethovenfan

Ripping off movies ain’t nothing new for Barack Hussein Obama.

He ripped off Denzel Washington. And Deval Patrick. And John Edwards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuB_W8o_UsU

Barack Obama: There Will Be Bamboozling


19 posted on 09/06/2012 11:45:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: beethovenfan

Simpleton mind. No wonder he didn’t practice law, he’s not bright enough.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 11:52:05 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: jwb0581

“Iam the President” — that ain’t Sorkin, that’s Nixon; David Frye’s lampoon LP from the early 70’s.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 3:11:02 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
"And make no mistake about that....."


22 posted on 09/07/2012 3:22:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: jwb0581
"I am the president"

I call BS on that. I have seen no proof that he was legally elected.

Maybe he meant "I am the precedent". That would make more sense.

23 posted on 09/07/2012 3:32:12 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Cincinatus

Thanks


24 posted on 09/07/2012 3:34:12 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Christie at the beach

Snakehead’s had four years to practice saying just that at this night that he knew would come as soon as Barry won in 2008.

Same with all the GOP pundits. They’ve had their effusive praise whipped up and ready to go.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 3:49:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jwb0581; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
For the last couple of months... Mitt Romney has suggested that being president of this country was, to a certain extent about character, and although I have not been willing to engage in his attacks on me, I've been here three years and three days, and I can tell you without hesitation: Being President of this country is entirely about character.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz--

For the record: yes... I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU. But the more important question is why aren't you, Mitt? Now, this is an organization whose sole purpose is to defend the Bill of Rights, so it naturally begs the question: Why would a senator, his party's most powerful spokesman and a candidate for President, choose to reject upholding the Constitution? If you can answer that question, folks, then you're smarter than I am, because I didn't understand it until a few hours ago. America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can't just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the "land of the free". I've known of Mitt Romney for years, and I've been operating under the assumption that the reason Mitt devotes so much time and energy to shouting at the rain was that he simply didn't get it. Well, I was wrong. Mitt's problem isn't that he doesn't get it. Mitt's problem is that he can't sell it! We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, Mitt Romney is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character. And wave an old photo of the President's not holding his hand to his heart when the National Anthem is played and you scream about patriotism and you tell them, he's to blame for their lot in life, and you go on television and you say he has not fixed the economy. I have done nothing to you, Mitt. I have done nothing except represent the interests of public school teachers and implemented strict rules on oil and coal to save our children from Global Warming. You want a character debate, Mitt? You better not mess with me, 'cause I am way out of your league!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz--

The second I am reelected, the White House is sending a bill... to Congress for its consideration. It's White House Resolution 455, an energy bill requiring a 20 percent reduction of the emission of fossil fuels over the next ten years. It is by far the most aggressive stride ever taken in the fight to reverse the effects of global warming. The other piece of legislation is the crime bill. As of today, it no longer exists. I'm throwing it out. I'm throwing it out writing a law that makes sense. You cannot address crime prevention without getting rid of assault weapons and handguns. I consider them a threat to national security, and I will go door to door if I have to, but I'm gonna convince Americans that I'm right, and I'm gonna get the guns. We've got serious problems, and we need serious people, and if you want to talk about character, Bob, you'd better come at me with more than a burning flag and a membership card. If you want to talk about character and American values, fine. Just tell me where and when, and I'll show up. This is a time for serious people, Mitt, and your fifteen minutes are up.

My name is Barack Obama and... I am the President!

Well, if you missed this acceptance speech... it is available at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112346/quotes It is the 11th quote down the page.

26 posted on 09/07/2012 4:02:49 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: jwb0581
When you've got to try to remind people you're the president... Just like if you're trying to remind them that you're in charge, you're the leader... You're not.

Of course if he had any real business, leadership, or executive experience going into this, he'd have known this. How's that on the job training thing people were joking about going? Not so funny now. Look at the record of debt, unemployment, and rising prices.

27 posted on 09/07/2012 4:36:31 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: jwb0581

He says it, but won’t take responsibility for anything.

Always someone else to blame.


28 posted on 09/07/2012 5:12:57 AM PDT by truthandlogic (you are a free individual, with a free will, endowed by your creator with certain inalienable rights)
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To: truthandlogic

He is the poster boy for Affirmative Action.


29 posted on 09/07/2012 5:16:40 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: jwb0581

At least he could have said “I am your president”.


30 posted on 09/07/2012 5:46:47 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: jwb0581
I saw the movie.

Douglass' line worked because his challenger's catchphrase was "I'm (so-and-so) and I'm RUNNING for president". It was a slapdown.

Coming from BO, it's just arrogant. When you're older than 6, and have the need to tell people what you think you are ("I'm really smart / funny / presidential") ... well, you're probably not.

BTW, skip the movie. It was a liberal's dream of what presidents / politics / republicans should be, rather than what they are.

31 posted on 09/07/2012 5:50:49 AM PDT by wbill
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To: jwb0581

Obama is just the front man for the smoke filled back room socialist, and one world order bilderbergers.


32 posted on 09/07/2012 5:56:34 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: jwb0581
He did that running the first time....ripping of lines from Malcom X, where Deval Patrick ripped ‘em off first.

Both were handled by Axelrod....go figure.

33 posted on 09/07/2012 6:00:32 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: jwb0581
"I am the president"

Not for much longer.

34 posted on 09/07/2012 3:56:55 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Meet the New Boss
It struck me as petty and unbecoming — it’s not the type of thing a president himself should need to say.

Ever notice how much Barry needs to re-affirm himself daily? And never a day goes by that he is not in the news trying to sway the masses and accept him as king.
35 posted on 09/10/2012 6:47:42 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Guilty but not prosecuted? Sounds like a liberal to me.)
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