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PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA'S FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE (LIVE THREAD)
November 7, 2008 | self

Posted on 11/07/2008 11:36:38 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla

No one has posted this. We need to see what he is going to do to us.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; cardcheck; finanicalcrisis; gm; hoffa; obama; obamatransitionfile; slavery; socialism; unions
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To: Dawn531

Paging Barry Soetero!

Mr Soetero, please pick up a white courtesy phone


51 posted on 11/07/2008 11:43:53 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: austinaero; silverleaf

You guys took the words out of my fingers.


52 posted on 11/07/2008 11:44:11 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
"Mr. Soereto Obama, what role did Rahm Emanuel play as a Freddie Mac director? Is it true he was paid $250,000 plus bonuses even as the corporation was failing?"

OK, that was a dream question. Sorry.

53 posted on 11/07/2008 11:44:13 AM PST by TonyInOhio (The people have spoken, the bastards.)
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To: Chaos

Narcissits are always late because EVERYTHING is about them. God help us.


54 posted on 11/07/2008 11:44:37 AM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Shrug...did someone save the dictator is about to speak...yea yea ok. Nit.
55 posted on 11/07/2008 11:44:40 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: abb

I’d rather clean my toilet than listen or watch BHO!!


56 posted on 11/07/2008 11:44:55 AM PST by MasonGal
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

CNN stream FYI

http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream3


57 posted on 11/07/2008 11:44:57 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: elc

This guy is just like Clinton always late for everything!


58 posted on 11/07/2008 11:45:04 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: MasonGal
I cannot watch him...I know I should...but I simply cannot. He literally makes me sick to my stomach.

You are not alone.
59 posted on 11/07/2008 11:45:04 AM PST by Phoenix11
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
QUESTIONS:
When, just when can I expect my mortgage payment...
Will my gas bill be vouchered monthly or quarterly...
Will my health care coverage be paid directly to the doctor or to me...
Will we be notified if Michelle ever wears that hideous 'black widow spider' dress again...
Will you make the trains run on time...
60 posted on 11/07/2008 11:45:17 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: McGruff

Can someone provide a transcript when it becomes available or tell me how to find one?

I just cannot abide the MSM newspeakers absence of objective journalism. People like Chris Matthews, et al, are partly responsible for this ‘administration’ coming to power. They are not journalists in any sense of the word.

Oh God. Rant off. See? I just can’t abide the newspeaks.


61 posted on 11/07/2008 11:45:17 AM PST by kozanne
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Is this normal for a Pres-elect to have a press conference so soon after being elected?


62 posted on 11/07/2008 11:45:36 AM PST by MountainLoop
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To: silverleaf

The stage is decked out with 8 large US flags behind his podium. No greek columns though.


63 posted on 11/07/2008 11:45:36 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Nihil Obstat
President Obamugabe -

Why doesn’t Rahm Emanuel pay property taxes?


Partisan questions like that have no place in this new era. Answers to questions such as that only serve to divide our already Bush-damaged nation.
64 posted on 11/07/2008 11:45:43 AM PST by Infidel Puppy
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To: 21twelve

O, Sorry I’m late. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah9W24oMIRc


65 posted on 11/07/2008 11:45:55 AM PST by anglian
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Have they wheeled Helen Thomas in on an appliance dolly?


66 posted on 11/07/2008 11:45:58 AM PST by tumblindice (People get ready.....)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

The man is not welcome in my home. I will not watch.


67 posted on 11/07/2008 11:46:07 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

The President Elect Podium is still empty.


68 posted on 11/07/2008 11:46:14 AM PST by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Boardwalk

He will, however, be entering to The Theme From Camelot.


69 posted on 11/07/2008 11:46:34 AM PST by John W (Voters were more afraid of losing their money than losing their souls.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Names surface for top Obama administration jobs

Obama has less than 11 weeks to staff his new administration. Some names often mentioned as possible appointees to top posts:

DEFENSE SECRETARY

Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig.

Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., critic of Iraq war, retiring from Senate.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., member of Senate Armed Services Committee.

TREASURY SECRETARY

Timothy Geithner, president of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.

Lawrence Summers, former treasury secretary and one-time Harvard University president.

SECRETARY OF STATE

Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., former U.N. ambassador and energy secretary.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., 2004 presidential nominee.

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., former chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., critic of Iraq war, retiring from Senate.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Eric Holder, former deputy attorney general.

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano.

Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., member of House Judiciary Committee.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, former assistant U.S. attorney for civil rights.

ENERGY SECRETARY

Former Rep. Philip Sharp, D-Ind., president of Resources for the Future think tank.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

EPA ADMINISTRATOR

Lisa P. Jackson, commissioner of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Mary Nichols, head of California Air Resources Board.

Kathleeen McGinty, former secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D.

Howard Dean, chairman of Democratic National Committee, physician, former Vermont governor.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY

Jane Garvey, former head of Federal Aviation Administration.

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., chairman of House transportation committee.

Mortimer Downey, former deputy transportation secretary.

INTERIOR SECRETARY

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles.

Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., former executive director of Colorado Natural Resources Department.

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY

James Lee Witt, former FEMA director.

Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton.

Former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean, chairman of 9/11 commission.

Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., chairwoman of Homeland Security intelligence subcommittee.

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

James B. Steinberg, former deputy national security adviser.

Susan Rice, former assistant secretary of state for African affairs.

EDUCATION SECRETARY

Colin Powell, former secretary of state, former chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt.

Arne Duncan, chief executive officer of Chicago public schools.

Inez Tenenbaum, former South Carolina schools superintendent.

AGRICULTURE SECRETARY

Tom Buis, president of National Farmers Union.

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack.

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., chairman of House Agriculture Committee.

OFFICE OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Rep. John Spratt Jr., D-S.C., chairman of House Budget Committee.

Gene Sperling, economic aide to President Clinton.

Jason Furman, Obama's campaign economic policy director.

Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SECRETARY

Valerie Jarrett, Obama friend, chairman and CEO of Habitat Co.

Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.

LABOR SECRETARY

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of House Education and Labor Committee.

Former Rep. David Bonior, member of Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board.

Andy Stern, president of Service Employees International Union.

70 posted on 11/07/2008 11:46:52 AM PST by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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To: Phoenix11; MasonGal

I won’t watch either. I get violently ill and have nightmares.


71 posted on 11/07/2008 11:46:52 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (I can support a person I don't always agree with. What I can never support is a person I don't trust)
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To: silverleaf

Of course he was! Remember when he waited a whole 7 minutes when he was informed about the terrorist attacks? I mean the audacity of him not wanting to scare those children...

/s


72 posted on 11/07/2008 11:47:09 AM PST by JenB987
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To: Earthdweller

While we are waiting, did you folks see on his new website that he intends to implement mandatory political reeducation camps for all students.


73 posted on 11/07/2008 11:47:09 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.)
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To: Boardwalk

Ho’ly mackral there- 8 flags! Must be sinkin’ in the polls already!!


74 posted on 11/07/2008 11:47:17 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Maybe he is late because he has to finish writing the cheat sheet on his hands.


75 posted on 11/07/2008 11:47:40 AM PST by MountainLoop
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To: RedRover

Where is he? Is the telepromter broken? Maybe he should have skipped the gym today if he can’t be on time!


76 posted on 11/07/2008 11:47:45 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: RedRover
The President Elect Podium is still empty.

So he finally arrived?

77 posted on 11/07/2008 11:48:24 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Boxers or briefs?


78 posted on 11/07/2008 11:48:24 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: AU72
W was prompt? Who knew? Can't remember him being complimented for it in the press.

I thought he was just a stupid chimp warmonger.
79 posted on 11/07/2008 11:48:24 AM PST by roses of sharon (The MSM vampires must die.)
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To: Sir Gawain
“I hope he knows he’s late on my mortgage payment.”

I want Obama to pay my mortgage also. And I want a pony for my kids.
I also need some help to finish building my yard fence; maybe Obama would help with that.

80 posted on 11/07/2008 11:48:25 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Flush Obama/Biden in 2008!!!!)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

You won’t have to come January. By then you’ll be able to drop the “-elect” part.

May as well get used to it.


81 posted on 11/07/2008 11:48:27 AM PST by JenB987
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

President Bush never made people wait. I bet he takes less then 5 questions and then bolts.


82 posted on 11/07/2008 11:48:35 AM PST by linn37
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To: TommyDale
He is getting ready to confess that he is not a human.

Does that mean we can abort him?

83 posted on 11/07/2008 11:48:38 AM PST by Infidel Puppy
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To: Aquinasfan

lol


84 posted on 11/07/2008 11:48:41 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

The reporters are getting fidgety. Get used to it, folks. You asked for it, you got it.


85 posted on 11/07/2008 11:48:41 AM PST by John W (Voters were more afraid of losing their money than losing their souls.)
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To: Chaos
Saw a video of him during the election where he was late to many meetings and Senate hearings and had to say sorry for being late many times.

A Faux News talking head just stated that it's very uncommon for him to be late.

86 posted on 11/07/2008 11:49:14 AM PST by Mojave (http://www.americanbacklash.com/)
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To: BGHater
George Miller, Communist, CA

Thought I'd add a bit of reality to your post.

87 posted on 11/07/2008 11:49:16 AM PST by pbear8 (I have plenty of credit, there is no crunch)
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To: Aquinasfan

Empty podium empty suit empty promises

yes- this is CHANGE alright!


88 posted on 11/07/2008 11:49:39 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

He’s a real nowhere man...


89 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:10 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: austinaero

I don’t want to look at him (almost a feeling of revulsion) and won’t listen to him. Is this the way THEY felt about Pre. Bush? Why do I feel this way, should I seek therapy if this feeling persists? Only half in jest.


90 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:15 AM PST by Peter Horry (Mount Up Everybody and Ride to the Sound of the Guns .. Pat Buchanan)
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To: John W

The stock market is up for now.


91 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:15 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Infidel Puppy
“Lord it’s gonna be a LONG 4 years...”

“Oh no it ain't. Barry Soetoro hasn't been inaugurated yet. Plenty of time, plenty of angles to avoid America's most hideous mistake before it is irreversible.”

Like what angles? Want to share what you mean?? As far as I can tell, Obama will be sworn in on January 20th as planned.

I think it is time to start working towards 2010 and supporting real conservative candidates for Congress!

92 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:24 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: pbear8

Anyone know any games we can play while we’re waiting?


93 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:37 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Mojave
At least O is establishing an over/under late baseline.

Now at 20 minutes.

94 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:40 AM PST by AU72
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To: Aquinasfan
So he finally arrived?

He might have. The suit hasn't.

95 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:40 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Mojave

Somebody should forward them the youtube video.


96 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:43 AM PST by Phoenix11
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To: BGHater

Looks like the same old boys club.


97 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:49 AM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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To: Boardwalk
The stock market is up for now.

Let's see what it does once he starts talking.

98 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:53 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

What does the name “Rahm” mean and which language does it derive from?


99 posted on 11/07/2008 11:51:00 AM PST by comps4spice (Stop buying newspapers and magazines and tell advertisers why you are doing what you are doing.)
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To: Boardwalk

He won’t come out till Rush is off the air.


100 posted on 11/07/2008 11:51:06 AM PST by Carley (Vote McCain/Palin.....Change babies can live with.)
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