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Nancy Pelosi Denies Bob Woodward’s Claim About Pressing Mute On Obama’s Calls
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Posted on 09/08/2012 10:48:58 PM PDT by Arthurio

In his new book, The Price of Politics, Bob Woodward writes that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sometimes hit the mute button when President Barack Obama would start giving “uplifting speeches” during conference calls. Pelosi denied the claim, saying that, during those calls, she always cleared the room, listened and took notes.

Woodward said that during Obama’s impromptu speeches, “Pelosi put Obama on mute so that she and [Harry] Reid could work without Obama knowing they had stopped listening.”

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1 posted on 09/08/2012 10:49:03 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Of course she does but who believes ANYTHING Pelosi says.


2 posted on 09/08/2012 11:00:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DNC convention is proof that Americans still love a good freak show.)
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To: Arthurio
Pressing Mute on Obama

She must have gotten that from me.

3 posted on 09/08/2012 11:17:16 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Arthurio
...he was making another "historic" speech,...go away little boy king.....
4 posted on 09/08/2012 11:20:00 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Maybe he will pose for a picture with her and she will end up like the owner of the Restraunt a couple of months back
room temperture


5 posted on 09/08/2012 11:26:38 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Arthurio

Liberals loved Woodword when he wrote “All The President’s Men” critical of Nixon.


6 posted on 09/09/2012 12:01:29 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: Arthurio

Pressing the mute button on my phones only cuts the sound from my side.

It’s best use is to keep the other person from hearing _you_. This story is nonsense.

Maybe she was in the bathroom.


7 posted on 09/09/2012 12:03:54 AM PDT by zeebee
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To: Arthurio

I’m sure she said that with a straight face, no change in expression. Oh, wait, when was her last botox injection?


8 posted on 09/09/2012 12:10:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: zeebee

Yes, but now you can talk with the person next to you, work on the other stuff, without the person speaking on the phone knowing that you’ve stopped listening to them.

I do this sometimes when someone in a conference call I’m on starts to get going on a long speech that I’ve heard before.


9 posted on 09/09/2012 12:13:49 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Truthsearcher

Yep. Putting him on mute allowed her, Reid, and whoever else was there to carry on with whatever conversation they were having before without Obama knowing that they weren’t paying attention to him anymore.


10 posted on 09/09/2012 12:34:55 AM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: Arthurio

I don’t believe for one second that Obama gave any “uplifting speech” over any telephone.

More like whining and complaining sessions...


11 posted on 09/09/2012 12:41:38 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: zeebee
Pressing the mute button on my phones only cuts the sound from my side.

It’s best use is to keep the other person from hearing _you_. This story is nonsense.

From the article:

Woodward said that during Obama’s impromptu speeches, “Pelosi put Obama on mute so that she and [Harry] Reid could work without Obama knowing they had stopped listening.”

No, the story is dead on: ObamaCare is really Pelosi-Reid Care. Obama had little to do with it, beyond speechifying.

Nonetheless, he's the President, everyone knows it's ObamaCare, not CongressCare, and he now must be held responsible for all the mistakes the congresscritters and their helpers made drafting those 2700-odd pages Scalia refused to read.

Ultimately, the fact that Obama is blameless for ObamaCare is all the more reason to get rid of him!

12 posted on 09/09/2012 12:51:23 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Arthurio

If you’re using a speakerphone in a conference call, it’s good form to press “mute”, when you’re not talking. Otherwise, a lot of background noise can accumulate, from the various participants in the call. I always used the mute button as a courtesy to all the other participants — and, yes, sometimes I’d be having side conversations with other people in my room. This just doesn’t seem to be much of an issue.


13 posted on 09/09/2012 1:25:20 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It isn’t much of an issue except that it involves Pelousy muting the 0 during a conference call. If the situation happened to Republicans, it would be front page news for weeks and the liberal media would make the Republicans look foolish. (Not hard to do for the liberal media.) Here in this forum, we are not the liberal media; but we do like to exercise our rights, express our opinions, and poke fun back at politicians who get away with lying by being protected by the liberal media.


14 posted on 09/09/2012 1:48:57 AM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: Arthurio
The only time I wanna see or hear from this hag again is when she stars in this movie


15 posted on 09/09/2012 2:04:25 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: Arthurio

So if you really didn’t say it, sue him. Bet he has the tape.


16 posted on 09/09/2012 2:59:12 AM PDT by trustandobey
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To: Arthurio

When The Won speaks, Nancy listens...and apparently takes notes. All dims are liars! Rats think our bastard-in-chief came down from the mountain with two tablets in his arms. The man is satan spawn, I tell you; born in the womb of a communist slut, raised by muslims and more communists.


17 posted on 09/09/2012 4:18:14 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Arthurio

she always cleared the room, listened and took notes.

Took notes............Again we are being subjected to the lies surrounding this dole in office. Jarret does the same, he’s so intellectually intelligent that he can work on many issues at the same time, I say show me your COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS! and your high school scores that got you into occidental! Affirmative action education is grand dont you think?


18 posted on 09/09/2012 4:32:57 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Arthurio

She can’t remember yesterday so that’s not surprising.


19 posted on 09/09/2012 5:11:05 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: Arthurio

When one is in the process of destroying the greatest country in the history of the world one cannot be distracted by a phone call from a moronic Kenyan!!!


20 posted on 09/09/2012 5:16:34 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Arthurio

Uh, putting the phone on mute does not keep one from listening. I do it all the time in business telecons. It is really a common practice and almost always a necessary one when there’s a group in a room during a Telecom. You just unmute it when you want to provide input. Muting it keeps extraneous noises from overriding the speaker’s voice. Papers shuffling, keyboard noises, coughs, sneezes, farts, commentary-—all can interrupt the speaker and prevent others on the Telecom in other locations from hearing the speaker

Nancy displayed her ignorance in her very defensive response.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 5:47:47 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Real Cynic No More

YEP


22 posted on 09/09/2012 5:52:13 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Real Cynic No More
Sometimes you mute so you can provide a smarky comment about the speaker.

Remeber the ad where during a conference call a participant presses mute and makes jokes about his boss who is speaking until maintenance comes in to fix the faulty mute button.

23 posted on 09/09/2012 6:06:06 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Arthurio

Maybe she just turned the sound down real low.


24 posted on 09/09/2012 6:10:45 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Arthurio

Of course pelousi would deny...it’s in the liberal’s DNA to lie, lie, lie. Just like the washerwoman shultz.


25 posted on 09/09/2012 8:23:56 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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