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MSNBC: 'The President Had No Teleprompter Last Night'
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Posted on 10/04/2012 5:37:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

MSNBC: 'The President Had No Teleprompter Last Night' Daniel Halper October 4, 2012 7:38 AM

MSNBC hosts wondered whether President Obama lost last night's debate to Mitt Romney because he was unable to use a Teleprompter:

"There's another element here that perhaps should be under discussion: The president had no Teleprompter last night," said MSNBC host Mike Barnicle. "He speaks almost all the time off of a Teleprompter. Forced now to stand on his feet after years in the bubble, getting pushed back a little, he didn't do too well. He didn't do too well."

"Alright, even Bill Maher had to point that this was a rough one for the president, he tweeted this: 'i can't believe i'm saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter,'" another host, Mika Brzezinski, added.


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KEYWORDS: 2012debates; awoltotus; sourgrapes; totus; totusmia
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1 posted on 10/04/2012 5:37:06 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"The president had no Teleprompter last night..."

To appear the agreeable, unifying and "post-racial" moderate - without a teleprompter - Obama must defensively constrain his real self and guard against the mask slipping and revealing the angry, divisive and race baiting radical seen in his recently exposed 2006 Hampton speech video.

Give Obama a second term and he'll never appear "defensive" again!

2 posted on 10/04/2012 5:39:58 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, well, well.

The MSM realize that Mr. Obama is sitting in that empty chair...wearing an empty suit.

Boo-Hoo.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:07 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: Sub-Driver

I love the sound of liberals eating their own in the morning!!

Oh, how the mighty have fallen ....


4 posted on 10/04/2012 5:41:08 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: RexBeach

THERE’S a photoshop op ... an empty suit in an empty chair


5 posted on 10/04/2012 5:41:26 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Sub-Driver

6 posted on 10/04/2012 5:42:37 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: canuck_conservative
There goes the JonStewart media again.
7 posted on 10/04/2012 5:42:44 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What? The President Had No Teleprompter? Just another example of how “whitey” is holding the Black Man down!

Someone call Jessie or Al.

/s


8 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:42 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Sub-Driver

Remember how Douglas’ teleprompter broke right in the middle of his debate with Lincoln?


9 posted on 10/04/2012 5:44:37 AM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Sub-Driver; nathanbedford

The air is escaping the soufflé it sounds like.

I guess next debate Zero´s team will not use an empty chair but good old TOTUS.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 5:45:19 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: hadaclueonce

You cannot fix stupid, you replace them.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 5:45:22 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ya think?!!!!


12 posted on 10/04/2012 5:45:50 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

There was some buzz that he was cheating by looking at his Blackberry (Hey, Valerie, how do I handle THIS one?)

If that was the best he could do while cheating then he truly is a putz.

I suspect that the next debate gets canceled because he is “too busy performing his duties as Commander in Chief” as we bomb aspirin factories in Libya.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 5:46:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Obama blew this debate off and wasn’t prepared. He thought he would dazzle everyone with his usual BNS and he failed. Rommnet kicked his a$$.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 5:47:25 AM PDT by Americanexpat (�It is going to get even worse now that the)
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To: Sub-Driver

It was easy for obammy in 2008 when he could speak extemporaneously on how he would save everything and GW was the devil. Now he has a 3.5 yr undefendable record to defend. Ain’t so easy.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 5:48:28 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: RexBeach

The MSM needs to apoligie to....tatata...Clint Eastwood, since Clint said, after his appearance at the RNC, that Obama is the biggest hoax perpetrated upon our country!


16 posted on 10/04/2012 5:49:37 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Sub-Driver

If not for anger and hatred he wouldn’t have nothing to offer.

Pray for America


17 posted on 10/04/2012 5:50:37 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I love the smell of liberal heads exploding in the morning.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 5:50:40 AM PDT by moovova (Hey buddy, can you spare a tagline?)
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To: RexBeach
"The MSM realize that Mr. Obama is sitting in that empty chair...wearing an empty suit."

While the empty chair is an effective image for defeating Obama, give him a second term - where he does not have to hesitate on every response to constrain his real angry, divisive and race-baiting real self - and we'll all wish that chair was really empty and that the suit filed by America's Chavez/Castro was really empty and not filled by a committed anti-American leftwing radical.

19 posted on 10/04/2012 5:50:48 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Sub-Driver

20 posted on 10/04/2012 5:53:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Americanexpat
I think Obama blew this debate off and wasn’t prepared.

He was prepared, or at least he thought he was. He started off by repeating the lies he's spouting in all of his TV ads...the differemce was that last night, instead of just me yelling at the TV, he actually had Mitt call him out and dispute every false claim that he tried to put out there.

He was there to defend the indefensible and Mitt did not let him tap dance his way out of it!

21 posted on 10/04/2012 5:53:42 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: canuck_conservative

Happy thought:

Obama cannot ‘learn’ how to speak without TOTUS before the upcoming debates.

He will fare no better as his whole aura was media created. Off TOTUS he is quite possibly retarded. I have seen no evidence proving oe even hinting at him being remotely good at anything, much less competent. And he CANNOT speal worth a crap without a script to go by.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 5:54:37 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver

TOTUS is Indispensible to the POTUS....without it he’s just an EMPTY CHAIR.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 5:54:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Americanexpat
I think Obama blew this debate off and wasn’t prepared.
You can't prepare to handle truth, when your entire life has been a lie.
24 posted on 10/04/2012 5:55:20 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Sub-Driver
'i can't believe i'm saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter

Took him this long to figure that out? Wow, people are starting to wake up and shake off the effects of the kool-aid.
25 posted on 10/04/2012 5:57:25 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Guilty but not prosecuted? Sounds like a liberal to me.)
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To: knarf

I have a great picture of a valet chair with a suit hanging on it, but I can’t remember how to post pictures.


26 posted on 10/04/2012 5:57:26 AM PDT by looney tune
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To: Sub-Driver

We haven”t had an articulate candidate for so long, we forgot what it looked like. We are reenergized this morning and ready to take this election without hesitation. Let’s ROLL!


27 posted on 10/04/2012 6:01:22 AM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Sub-Driver

We haven”t had an articulate candidate for so long, we forgot what it looked like. We are reenergized this morning and ready to take this election without hesitation. Let’s ROLL!


28 posted on 10/04/2012 6:01:28 AM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama looked like he was not into it..probably thinking about having to “service” Michelle later in the evening -the one time per year on their anniversary....the horror of it all...lol


29 posted on 10/04/2012 6:01:58 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Sub-Driver
'i can't believe i'm saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter

The Empty Suit pResident.

We tried to tell them, but they were so busy reveling in the color of his skin, they wouldn't listen.

30 posted on 10/04/2012 6:04:08 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama has been too busy taking vacations, playing golf, hobnobbing with Hollywood liberals, and being “eye candy” on talk show couches to bother himself with concern for the middle class and the poor. It was VERY obvious last night that he had no plan for the future other than more of the same destructive policies.


31 posted on 10/04/2012 6:04:49 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Local Fox station saying Romney had a clear advantage but that it was basically a wash.


32 posted on 10/04/2012 6:06:14 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Americanexpat
I think Obama blew this debate off and wasn’t prepared. ...

He was at Hoover Dam while Romney was prepping. It showed!

I will vote for Mitt, but had other ideals! Oh well, better Mittens than Bammie and Moose...


33 posted on 10/04/2012 6:08:51 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

They’re noticing that the Emperor has no teleprompter?


34 posted on 10/04/2012 6:09:09 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Sub-Driver

Empty Chair. Empty Suit. Poser. Undocumented Kenyan.


35 posted on 10/04/2012 6:09:24 AM 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: Sub-Driver

The teleprompter has no clothes.


36 posted on 10/04/2012 6:11:33 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (~ The Teleprompter Has No Clothes ~)
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To: Obadiah

Is this a real picture? OMG


37 posted on 10/04/2012 6:12:14 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: RexBeach

With an empty head...


38 posted on 10/04/2012 6:13:21 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Sub-Driver

Well gosh. Those three days of debate prepping in Vegas that were such a drag don’t seem to have paid off.

Good thing he has memories of playing hooky with that pizza run for his campaign worker, getting adulation from the field hands.

“Massa, massa, you da one, yo da man!”

The consequence of short attention span theater comin’ home to roost!


39 posted on 10/04/2012 6:13:34 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: looney tune
That happened me not long ago...right click the picture, click properties, get the LINK and post as follows:
40 posted on 10/04/2012 6:13:58 AM 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: trailhkr1; All
this was the pResident O'Boozo Media last night.

41 posted on 10/04/2012 6:14:07 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: GoCards

Very real. In no way Photoshopped.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 6:15:33 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Sub-Driver

loving the headlines today


43 posted on 10/04/2012 6:17:21 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

I kept thinking that the Secret Service would rush up onto the stage and drag Romney off for beating up the president.


44 posted on 10/04/2012 6:18:11 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And now Newts words come back to haunt, Newt said he would debate Obastard anytime anyplace and he would even let him use his teleprompter.


45 posted on 10/04/2012 6:18:27 AM PDT by crz
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To: Sub-Driver

I could have sworn I saw something in his right ear, maybe someone lost a satellite dish?

At times it appeared as though Obama was listening to someone else.


46 posted on 10/04/2012 6:19:55 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Sub-Driver

My son watched the debate for a while last night and he said “He says ‘umm’ a lot, doesn’t he?”


47 posted on 10/04/2012 6:20:15 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: looney tune
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will show up as


48 posted on 10/04/2012 6:20:20 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: drpix

49 posted on 10/04/2012 6:20:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

It was easy for obammy in 2008 when he could speak extemporaneously on how he would save everything and GW was the devil. Now he has a 3.5 yr undefendable record to defend. Ain’t so easy.


You have just pointed out the foundational problem he has. It’s been pointed out at various times over the last year, but many of us knew that it would be an issue especially during the debates. It is the gorilla in the room.

It is the reason he will lose.


50 posted on 10/04/2012 6:20:43 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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