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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

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To: austinaero
Current headline on AP via Yahoo.com news:

"Stocks rise but give up ground after Obama speaks"

551 posted on 11/07/2008 12:42:45 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (November 1, 2008: Texas Tech 39 - Texas 33)
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To: Redgirl
Obama's version of WH Camelot will look at lot more like
The Jeffersons.
552 posted on 11/07/2008 12:42:59 PM PST by prairiebreeze ( Our troops DESERVE BETTER than Barack Hussein Obama!!)
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To: Fred
"This one first on the list - Card Check"

You can't trust people with secret ballots, ---you never know how they might vote. This goes double for working stiffs. If they have a secret ballot how will they know to vote the Democrats want them to?

THAT'S Another issue the McCain Team surrendered on. Nothing more basic to democracy than the secret ballot.

553 posted on 11/07/2008 12:42:59 PM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: obama
I have no idea what you're talking about...

554 posted on 11/07/2008 12:43:24 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: TravisBickle

The guy is a mental lightweight who has no answers. He will always have preplanned questions and the MSM will cover him.

Remember, journalism no longer exists. We just watch extensions of the DNC cover for their Fraud In Chief.


555 posted on 11/07/2008 12:44:15 PM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: TexasNative2000

All the living presidents’s men.


556 posted on 11/07/2008 12:44:30 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Peter Horry

0bama’s reelection campaign started Nov 5, 2008......


557 posted on 11/07/2008 12:44:49 PM PST by griswold3
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To: TravisBickle

“I expect that he might get a little better, but he did not come across well at this press conference. He looked very uncomfortable.

His attempts at glibness were awkward; his feighned interest in a reporter wearing a sling was just as bad.

I’m thinking this guy thinks he’s a Jack Kennedy in front of the press, but it turns out, at least this time, he fell very flat. They’ll cover for him as much as possible, but I don’t think he’s going to do much live stuff.

With his cult of personality, I figure he’s more likely to release videos instead speaking to the press live. He may even require the press to submit their questions ahead of time.”

Wes Pruden’s description of him as “humorless” was right on target. When he wandered off script during the last debate, he made no sense. I think your observations are correct.


558 posted on 11/07/2008 12:44:57 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: goodnesswins; TN4Liberty
HOPE = "Help Obama Persecute the Employed"

CHANGE = "Children Have A New Government Employer" (Mandatory youth community service...)

559 posted on 11/07/2008 12:45:06 PM PST by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: Cheryllynn

If you have Time-Warner, you can rent a DVR from them. I do and use it all the time so I can fast-forward through the commercials. DVR’s are also good for pausing any program, rewinding a segment of a news station if I miss what someone said or catch the tail-end of something scrolling along the banner at the bottom of the screen. My Time-Warner here has even started allowing us to start a program over again at the beginning if we’ve turned the channel during the middle of it. TiVo’s okay, but if you have to buy the machine, you might be better off using Time-Warner’s DVR. At least if something goes wrong with the DVR, they replace it for nothing. I think my cost for the DVR is about $15 each month. To me it’s well worth it.


560 posted on 11/07/2008 12:45:08 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: gathersnomoss

“camelot, my @$$. Try Can’t-a-lot. A quetsion for Barry...Did you really attend college”

I was thinking more on the order of “camel lot”.


561 posted on 11/07/2008 12:45:17 PM PST by Peter Horry (Mount Up Everybody and Ride to the Sound of the Guns .. Pat Buchanan)
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To: jacquej

That was a VERY NASTY swipe at Nancy Reagan. In addition, as soon as he was asked about taxes for the rich, it appears (to me) he didn’t want to tell the truth and further tank the stock market and he fell back into his stump speech and then abruptly ended a very short first news conference.


562 posted on 11/07/2008 12:45:35 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: prairiebreeze

What exactly did he say about her?


563 posted on 11/07/2008 12:45:54 PM PST by GOP2
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To: TChris

Change lol!


564 posted on 11/07/2008 12:46:00 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Jackson57
and is now thinking “Holy SH*T!!

Obama is going to have a tough time keeping up with the demands of the job and dealing with the constraints on his lifestyle.

565 posted on 11/07/2008 12:46:52 PM PST by Niord
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To: Peter Horry

question...duh.


566 posted on 11/07/2008 12:46:53 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Ok, I’ve read about 20 posts saying he said something about Nancy REagan....WHAT did he say???


Barry was asked if he had spoken to the other Presidents.

Paraphrasing

Barry: I have spoken to all of the Presidents that are uh, uh, now living.

Stops. Then a few small smiles and giggles.

Barry: Uh, I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing with a seance.


567 posted on 11/07/2008 12:46:57 PM PST by Sparko
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To: All

and can you all believe Granholm as part of his economic team!!!!!!!!!!!!!


568 posted on 11/07/2008 12:47:10 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

He said he talked to all Living Presidents and laughed and said he didn’t want to get into seances with Nancy Reagan.


569 posted on 11/07/2008 12:48:18 PM PST by Fawn (0bama is so high up on a pedestal - there is no where to go but DOWN!)
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To: Peter Horry

CAMEL LOT

http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/bbo/lowres/bbon134l.jpg


570 posted on 11/07/2008 12:48:27 PM PST by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: Niord

“Paging, Dr. Nick...Dr. George Nichopoulos. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.”


571 posted on 11/07/2008 12:49:48 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: KingSnorky

Congratulations, comrade. That was the correct answer and you have passed the test. You will go far in The New Republik.

;)


572 posted on 11/07/2008 12:49:48 PM PST by nodumbblonde (Just doing the jobs my cat won't.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Being here for “a month” has nothing to do with you being immature and/or not being able to pick out facetious comments.


573 posted on 11/07/2008 12:49:50 PM PST by JenB987
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To: LdSentinal

Since when is hillary called Nancy Reagan?


574 posted on 11/07/2008 12:50:08 PM PST by top 2 toe red (Ah, sadly... Elizabeth partook of the Kool-Aid.)
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To: GOP2

check this thread, the comments probably fill in the details.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2128111/posts

Obama made a verbal gaffe and his comment at Nancy was to cover over it.


575 posted on 11/07/2008 12:50:29 PM PST by prairiebreeze ( Our troops DESERVE BETTER than Barack Hussein Obama!!)
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To: pbear8

uh-I was actually hoping for a government check from Obama so I can finally afford that Rush subscription ;)


576 posted on 11/07/2008 12:50:38 PM PST by arbee4bush (Our Airman Daughter KB4W--Hero, Patriot and the Love of her mom & dads life! RIP Tony Snow)
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To: Boardwalk
A bichon is not a dog. It's a snack for a real dog.

This is a dog:


577 posted on 11/07/2008 12:50:50 PM PST by Yankee
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To: TravisBickle

I’m convinced that Black Obama will be so useless and ineffective, that we don’t have much to fear. The people around him will have to work like DOGS to make up for his incompetence. And they will tire of it. When they start turning on him, he will crumble.


578 posted on 11/07/2008 12:50:51 PM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: PapaBear3625
You can only get so much mileage out of the blame Bush game.
We an attack occurs and it will, Mr. Hussein Obama will be blamed.
579 posted on 11/07/2008 12:51:07 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: Nihil Obstat
1/20/13 - Change I can believe in

VERY GOOD! Where do I get that bumper sticker?

580 posted on 11/07/2008 12:51:17 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: austinaero

“Will Biden be speaking? That’s who I am waiting for!”

I think they could put Joe O’Biden’s pressers on pay-for-view and use the proceeds to pay down the debt

They should be better than SNL skits

Joe is definitely the eloquent one in this Abbot-and-Costello executive team


581 posted on 11/07/2008 12:51:27 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I really think we all should give President-suspect Obamessiah some time before we start in on him.

OOOPS. TIME’S UP!!!


582 posted on 11/07/2008 12:51:45 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: sandyeggo

Nicely played.

If you’re late to your own press conference, it should be because you’re taking a more time to plan it, not because you’re busy straightening your tie or taking a dump.

This PC was poorly planned and, as you say, ended suddenly. Reminds me the old poster from many years ago. It’s text only in huge letters: PLAN AHEAD

Except the last three letters are so scrunched up as they approach the right edge of the paper.

Here are some similar posters, though not the same:

http://www.cafepress.com/mytshirtstore.300462546

http://art.cafepress.com/item/plan-ahead-large-poster/131587919


583 posted on 11/07/2008 12:52:12 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: mass55th

Using a dvr for tv is like going from dial up to cable internet - once there you can never go back!


584 posted on 11/07/2008 12:52:38 PM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Yankee

Yes, my fluffy white bichon’s two best friends are pitt bulls that belong to my bf. They make a funny group walking down the street.


585 posted on 11/07/2008 12:54:25 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: roses of sharon
Where are all the black people on stage with him?

What better way to diss whitey than to make 'em all stand behind him, staring at his hat ?

586 posted on 11/07/2008 12:54:28 PM PST by tomkat (handcrafted hand mirrors)
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To: shadeaud

When talking to folks, I will use this example:

Would you rather have $50 now or a $5 payment every month from now on (the rough equivalent of a tax cut on earnings)? I want to see what each person says.


587 posted on 11/07/2008 12:54:36 PM PST by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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To: evets

LOL! Oolong!


588 posted on 11/07/2008 12:55:06 PM PST by janipa
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To: savedbygrace

after this performance, future press conferences may be conducted via text message


589 posted on 11/07/2008 12:55:39 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: littlehouse36

“... Bush invited Michelle and I....

It’s Michelle and ME, Mr. Obama!”

BUuuttttt, buuutt, bbbuuttt, he went to an IVY League school! That automatically makes him smart right??

And of course he made wonderful grades too,,,OH WAIT! We don’t know how he did in college cause his records are sealed,,,hmmmmm


590 posted on 11/07/2008 12:56:32 PM PST by DrewsMum (My 8 year old son cried when he learned Obama won. He said "I am just so sad for our army people")
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To: austinaero
I can’t stomach the man, or listen to his voice. He makes my blood boil and my health is just too important. Call me a wimp, or whatever, but, it’s the ugly truth.

Everything he says is fluff. No wonder he was elected. I can't listen to his voice either. I don't like his delivery style. Just thinking about him and his past puts my stomach in knots. It's been in knots since Tuesday.

591 posted on 11/07/2008 12:57:10 PM PST by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Haven’t read all the posts, but when he said he’d spoken with former President’s, did he fail to mention Clinton?


592 posted on 11/07/2008 12:57:22 PM PST by floralamiss
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To: edzo4
1-20-2013

Sticker already out!
593 posted on 11/07/2008 12:57:35 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: Boardwalk

“No specifics today. Fox says smart move, he needs time to make the right decisions.”

What was the point of this show???


594 posted on 11/07/2008 12:57:43 PM PST by austinaero
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To: 21twelve
"Punctuality is the courtesy of kings" -- Louis XVIII

... expanded by Bulwer-Lytton as "Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes."

By those lights, the Zero has pretty conclusively defined himself...

595 posted on 11/07/2008 12:59:12 PM PST by Tenniel2 ("Obama's the guy in the office who has never done anything but move on to the next job" -- Anon., TH)
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To: marshmallow

“Or as they say in China........”the Office of the Plesident Erect.........”

Engrish.com. Check it out, you will get a few laughs, I promise.


596 posted on 11/07/2008 12:59:31 PM PST by austinaero
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To: HenpeckedCon

Yes: http://bumperstickers.cafepress.com/item/last-day-1202013-january-20-2013-sticker-bumpe/273101667


597 posted on 11/07/2008 12:59:47 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: Infidel Puppy
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 irreversable.

Barry's already dishing out enough false hope for everybody. I just don't see him not taking the oath of office on January 20th.

598 posted on 11/07/2008 1:00:40 PM PST by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: Boardwalk

The surest sign that people have questionable patriotism is when they cloak themselves in the flag. Obama does it incessantly and so does Pelosi and the congressional democrat leadership.


599 posted on 11/07/2008 1:02:06 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

WTAM 1100 radio Cleveland reports that in 16 minutes 50 seconds of speech and q/a, President-Elect Obama said a combined 162 uhmmms, and uhhhs. The assigned intern did not count uhhs that were added to the end of a normal word, such as theuhhhhhh, or touhhhhh. Only clear cut uhhs and uhms that were distinct words in and of themselves were counted.


600 posted on 11/07/2008 1:02:12 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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