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Obama’s legacy: When did the teleprompter break?
Communities Digital News ^ | Bob Taylor

Posted on 05/25/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Historians may have a tough time trying to determine certain aspects of the Obama presidency. There is no doubt that he is the first black president. School is still out as to whether Obama is the worst president, but Jimmy Carter has been a lot happier lately.

The real question about Barack Obama that may be debated for decades is when did the teleprompter break?

Watching the president do his best to explain away the latest scandal involving the Veteran’s Administration was a classic case of hubris in action. Barack Obama does not resemble a Greek tragedy, he is one.

“Fast and furious” have taken on new meaning since the early days of Obama’s administration; (speak) fast and (act) furious.

During that period of relative anonymity the current president was regarded as the “Great Black Hope” whose oratorical skills established a vast legion of followers who believed he was the reincarnation of Demosthenes. In those days Obama was considered a Messiah. Today he just a “mess.”

Under normal circumstances there would be those who empathize with the president’s fall from grace. Yes, there are still some, most of whom would have followed Jim Jones to Guyana too. Some people never get the message do they Harry and Nancy and Eric?

But these are not normal circumstances and Barack Obama has never truly grasped what being an American is all about. He does not realize that the people he represents resent it when he takes his victory laps or any opportunity to chastise an opponent, even when it has no relevance to whatever happens to be the talking point of the day.

When it happens too often, Americans revolt. If you don’t believe it, ask the NFL why they are imposing penalties on players for hot-dogging in the end zone after a touchdown. Why does a major league pitcher throw at a batter’s head after he prances around the bases following a home run? “In-your-face’ is unbecoming, especially in a president of the United States.

The words are no longer eloquent Mr. Obama. They are just sad. They are tired. They are filled with venom and vitriol. Everything is political. The world is against you. And yet you continue to wonder how anyone could dispute the grand plan you had to remake the United States in your image?

“Nobody is madder than I am” says Obama.

“There will be consequences.”

“Let me be perfectly clear, we will get to the bottom of this.”

“I am outraged.”

The words are all too familiar, all too repetitive. The statesmanship is gone because there never was any statesmanship in the first place.

The president is a mirage. Watching him wriggle and writhe and worm his way out of every situation has become trite. It’s old news.

You get the feeling the president gets up in the morning and spins the Wheel of Fortune to decide which scandal he will deal with that day.

So when did the teleprompter break? When did all that eloquence that mesmerized throngs of the American people disappear into the pathetic mumbo jumbo we witness now on a weekly basis?

READ ALSO: The VA hospital betrayal and the scandal president: Where does this buck stop?

Rush Limbaugh would tell you it began on day one. That is when he saw right through the most transparent administration in history.

Others took longer. More than four years for some, in fact. Because Obama was re-elected.

Was it after al-Qaeda died? Was it while he was painting red lines in the sand? Was it during the making of that notorious YouTube video that set the entire Middle East on fire?

Maybe it was when the president promised to fix the VA before doing nothing. Or possibly when he was trying to find more letters for the alphabet because he was running out after the NSA, the IRS, investigations by the CIA and FBI and the American people who could see what was happening were shouting “S.O.S.”

The words have been empty for a long time because they never really had any meaning to begin with. They were, in the end, only words.

It is sad to see someone fall from such lofty heights. Especially when they have squandered the opportunity to do something unique, something grand.

But in Barack Obama’s case, opportunism got in the way of opportunity, and while there will still be the usual hangers-on who will cling to the last remnants of his oratory, the truth will ultimately prevail.

The saddest thing, however, is that most people have lost the capacity to empathize. Rather they will simply feel sorry for someone who let greatness slip away because he was too ruthless to recognize the potential for something remarkable.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bama; fail; flush; teleprompter; totus
He who lives by the teleprompter.....
FTA:“I am outraged.”
0's pathetic responses to crises and outrages are reminiscent of fmr NYC Mayor Abe Beame, whenever he did a photo-op at a cop's funeral or another victim of David Berkowitz (aka Son of Sam) got shot, all he could do was shake his fists in a disingenuous rage proclaiming "I'm...damned...mad!"
1 posted on 05/25/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa
Historians may have a tough time trying to determine certain aspects of the Obama presidency. There is no doubt that he is the first black president...

make that half black.....

2 posted on 05/25/2014 6:12:02 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Impala64ssa

Thanks, a very concise what’s wrong with the Imbecile in Chief.


3 posted on 05/25/2014 6:12:49 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: Impala64ssa
There is no doubt that he is the first black president.

Actually, he's the first half-black pResident.

Maybe. Unless he's really the son of a Saudi prince.

4 posted on 05/25/2014 6:14:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Impala64ssa
Barack Obama has never truly grasped what being an American is all about.

Because he isn't one. Not culturally, and (IMHO) almost certainly not technically.

He's nothing but a two-bit, POS, illicit fake. There's not a thing about him that is "American". So, sorry to the troops in Afghanistan who must endure his insufferable presence this weekend. But I'm damn glad his filthy self won't be sullying Arlington Cemetary to lay a wreath on a grave he'd just as soon spit on.

5 posted on 05/25/2014 6:16:46 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: ealgeone

“make that half black”

Or, as an homage to the TV show “Psych,” and in view of the fact that—on the inside—he’s no blacker than Carrot Top, I propose “Quarter Black.”


6 posted on 05/25/2014 6:17:46 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Impala64ssa
"There is no doubt that he is the first black president"

Uh, Bammy is, at best, the first Mulatto PO(TU)S.

7 posted on 05/25/2014 6:22:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Impala64ssa

I don’t know if we’ve ever had a gay president before, but Obama can have the distinction of being the first, obviously gay president we’ve had, though the homophobic media would never state the obvious. As for the VA scandal, Obama was too busy being his narcissistic self to worry about sick and dying veterans. It doesn’t matter if the teleprompter is working or not, Obama is incompetent. His Cinderella story isn’t the result of hard work, intelligence or the ability to manage the affairs of this country. Obama couldn’t manage a Dairy Queen.


8 posted on 05/25/2014 6:22:56 PM PDT by pallis
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To: workerbee

I’m damn glad his filthy self won’t be sullying Arlington Cemetery to lay a wreath on a grave he’d just as soon spit on.

Bravo


9 posted on 05/25/2014 6:26:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: pallis
I don’t know if we’ve ever had a gay president before . . .

Well, there was James Buchanan who kept a "Nancy Boy" quietly. He is also regarded by most presidents as the worst president in U.S. history. However, BO has more than two years left to dethrone him.

10 posted on 05/25/2014 6:30:46 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: pallis

HomoPHILIC media. MenSeekingMen.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 6:31:42 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Greek tragedy? Nonsense. Greek tragedy involves a heroic character with a tragic flaw, leading to downfall. Obama is more of a character out of the Peter Principle. But the affirmative action version of the Peter Principle, where a member of a privileged minority is promoted far beyond his or her level of incompetence.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 6:31:42 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: Impala64ssa

The Zero outsourced his teleprompter programming overseas and the Hadjis did the best they could but they couldn’t sync their schedules up.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 6:32:32 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: combat_boots
I’m damn glad his filthy self won’t be sullying Arlington Cemetery to lay a wreath on a grave he’d just as soon spit on.

Not nearly as glad as Obama himself. The wreath laying ceremony is always televised live and Obama's presence would have reminded the entire country of his failures as Commander in Chief. By sneaking away to Afghanistan he will avoid all of that and we will get instead some very carefully staged clips of him hugging soldiers and looking sincere. That's how the phony President does things.

14 posted on 05/25/2014 6:35:03 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: ealgeone
thats right Half Black and Half White ;....Trash

thats why hes such a mess ....his rage against white people is completely at odds with who he is..

confllcts such as that lead to MASSIVE issues...

he is THE double minded man!!
15 posted on 05/25/2014 6:36:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Impala64ssa; E. Pluribus Unum; pallis

The Seven Black Presidents Before Barack Obama
http://fookembug.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/the-seven-black-presidents-before-barack-obama/


16 posted on 05/25/2014 6:43:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Impala64ssa
his oratory

Please.

Can anyone quote something from his speeches which isn't perceived as a joke?

"This is the moment when the earth began to heal"?
"I'm outraged"?
"Let me be clear"?

He's never actually said anything insightful, inspiring, or eloquent.

17 posted on 05/25/2014 6:43:48 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Impala64ssa

When the Muslim Brotherhood White House contingent took over its programming.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 6:50:36 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: centurion316

But he will be back in time to inflict himself on the West Point graduating class.


19 posted on 05/25/2014 7:03:11 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

The media will only show the Obama selected soundbites from his speech, shots of him handing out a few diplomas, and of course, the tossing of white caps at the end of the ceremony. All good for the OMan.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 7:13:37 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Impala64ssa

Ophonybama is the black equivalent of white trailer trash!


21 posted on 05/25/2014 7:23:04 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Impala64ssa

Thank you for his post... I really appreciated this tonight :)


22 posted on 05/25/2014 7:27:21 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: Impala64ssa
The real question about Barack Obama that may be debated for decades is when did the teleprompter break?

Why invent the euphemism "teleprompter" when the problem is clearly...

An unbroken series of lies and obfuscation that began when he was a "candidate, in 2007, and continuing to the present day.

Every normal citizen with an IQ over 80 knows, that there are two equally damaging forms of lying : by commission and by omission. Both are equally reprehensible, and intolerable from a so-called leader with a positive "content of character."

In the case of Obama, this benefit of the doubt was monumentally misplaced.

No possible explanation or excuse is possible.
Looking back, the date of when character and competence and any sense of ethics disappeared can't be answered, since, clearly, it never existed.

Any further stupid questions?

23 posted on 05/25/2014 7:58:14 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Our current president...shallow words spoken by a shallow, little man.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 8:04:00 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We might survive this black president, but we are not thriving under him. He hates the country our forefathers made great.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 8:40:53 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

Ø is but a symptom of an illiterate electorate that will vote for shitlery twice next.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 10:01:20 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Impala64ssa

Everyone I know who voted for Obama would rave and rave about every speech he gave. When you asked them what he said they would give you a blank stare before stammering some stupid answer.


27 posted on 05/25/2014 11:09:22 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: ClearCase_guy

We have to remember that actors speak words that are written by someone else. Obama hasn’t written a single word in any speech he’s given.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 11:14:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Impala64ssa
The saddest thing, however, is that most people have lost the capacity to empathize. Rather they will simply feel sorry for someone who let greatness slip away because he was too ruthless to recognize the potential for something remarkable.

This sounds like Bob Taylor trying to say something profound about a real, if intangible, loss. He added this to the end of a piece that described the real Obama i.e. a waste of air that was never anything else.

Obama isn't and could never be great for a litany of reasons. Two will suffice.

A ward healing thug from Chicago can never be great outside of his ward. He's just sickening.

Finally, no President of the United States was ever or could ever be great whet his salient characteristic is hatred and contempt for the United States.

29 posted on 05/26/2014 2:17:57 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Impala64ssa
"When did the teleprompter break?"

They didn't break. They finally just refused to work for him.


30 posted on 05/26/2014 2:30:10 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: ealgeone

“make that half black.....” This really gets me too. At BEST this loser is 1/2 black & 100% unqualified for anything. Yet he is portrayed as a messiah. His incompetence is astounding. His “popularity” is based solely on his melatonin content. What a pathetic commentary on todays black, white, Asian, “whatever” society.


31 posted on 05/26/2014 4:26:16 AM PDT by Fighter@heart (The government cares NOT 1 iota about your health, only about your WEALTH!!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You forgot “Some folks”, his catch-all word for his opposition.


32 posted on 05/26/2014 5:03:00 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: pallis

“We might survive this black president, but we are not thriving under him. He hates the country our forefathers made great.”

He hates us; is that even in question anymore?


33 posted on 05/26/2014 5:04:01 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ealgeone
I thought Bill Clinton was the first Black President or was that Warren G. Harding?

Rush had it right from the beginning. And he's taken on Krauthammer and George Will, who tooks years to figure out Obama.

Obama's Praetorian Guard of Lies and liars, aka the state-controlled media, will continue for decades to provide Obama cover.

34 posted on 05/26/2014 8:00:09 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Conservative4Ever

The American equivalent of Clement Attlee — “An empty taxi drew up outside 10 Downing Street and Clement Attlee got out of it.” Attributed to Churchill.


35 posted on 05/26/2014 9:58:16 AM PDT by omega4412
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To: Impala64ssa

If his father is arabic and his mother white, how is he black?


36 posted on 05/26/2014 10:02:20 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Arabs are people who speak Arabic. That's the definition.
I'm not exactly sure who the president's father was, but I can say that Barack Obama Sr was a member of the Luo tribe of Kenya and most likely spoke Luo as a first language. Given that Kenya was a British colony, he might possibly have spoken English as a first language.
Religion is another matter, but would not have any determination on whether someone was an Arab or not.
37 posted on 05/26/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Dad was black African and not Arab


38 posted on 05/26/2014 10:11:37 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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