Skip to comments.Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk (Obama jokes about "gallows humor")
Posted on 03/22/2009 4:20:01 PM PDT by RDTF
President Barack Obama said he believes the global financial system remains at risk of implosion with the failure of Citigroup or AIG, touching off an even more destructive recession and potentially depression.
His remarks came in a 60 Minutes interview in which he was pressed by an incredulous Steve Kroft for laughing and chuckling several times while discussing the perilous state of the worlds economy.
You're sitting here. And you're you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, "I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money How do you deal with I mean: explain. . . Kroft asks at one point.
Are you punch drunk? Kroft says.
No, no. There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day, Obama says, with a laugh.
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Agreed... makes you wonder what she saw in him, doesn’t it?
Just the sort of guy you want to be leading you in time of crisis.
He's part of the ongoing chastisement of America. His presence in the White House is part of the Lord's plan to punish America.
Have you seen the training video for his door-to-door canvassers yet?
I just listened to the first 15 minutes of that vid and it is outstanding. looking forward to hearing the rest of it.
thanks for the link
Would this fall under any Habeus Corpus laws?
Oh now that is a must see!
Is it on youtube yet?
At least we could limp to the end of the term without active destruction of the country. Biden is a buffoon, but I think he would be miles better than this evil man. And Jill Biden would be a far better First Lady than Michelle.
” He must be a *waterhead*: a term he used on Leno to describe a would-be White House dog (which Wikipedia lists as being urban slang for *retard*. It was another big fumble he made on Leno that wasn’t picked up by the media.”
A contributor at NRO picked up on Barry’s other insult to the disabled.
His use of the street term for those with hydrocephalus in the same interview where he joked about those with Down Syndrome was appalling.
And should have been equally condemned.
Combined with tonight’s freakish 60 Minute appearance, every American should be alarmed at Obama’s obvious mental decompensation.
That's practically what he's been doing. He has not allowed a single real press conference since he came into office. He treats the press corps like a bunch of pests. He has repeatedly excluded them from important events. He just skipped the annual dinner this weekend. And he hasn't even invited them for cocktails or thrown them an ord'oeuvre, the way clinton did. He has weekly parties, and the media are not welcome. It just goes on and on.
You have it exactly right, in my opinion. I've posted much the same thing several times here on FR, only in my own words. I've put it this way: Obama is someone who enjoys getting a job more than he does actually doing a job. His whole resume speaks to this trait in him.
Hubby and I had dinner with our long time friends a few weeks ago and my friend remarked at how much she admired him for coming from nothing and accomplishing so much.
They haven't been willing to say they regret their vote (they are still in the 'blame Bush game') but they are starting to realize they made some foolish decisions and now they don't see anything good in their future. At least, I didn't say...'I told you so'!!
Videos are not playing for me.
1. Because his mother was listed as "Single". (His father's student visa application documented that he was already legally married in Kenya to Kezia Obama.)
2. His name on the original birth certificate was "Barry Dunham".
3. Revealing 1. and 2. would destroy his "Dreams From My Father" illusion.
I hope we throw his skinny socialist-fascist-commie pig ass out long before 2010 or 2012. Our country will not survive if Obboooomba stays in as pres____ent in usurper chief. Piss be upon him and all who support him!!!!
It would have taken a lot of self-restraint for me to not say something.
Anybody remember all the crap talk about Palin not being qualified? Well, what we are seeing is Obama melting under the pressure because his handlers don’t know what to do. This was Obama off the teleprompter, his wondrous intellectualism on display for all to see.
Good link for reference. Perhaps BHO is exhibiting anxiety as a result of realizing he’s in too deep?
I just went to read the comments from the story and they are great. Went on to the next page to read some more and Politico flashed a Site Maintenance banner on the screen. I guess Politico did not like the vain of the comments.
The man is a narcissist.
A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance
2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
3. believes that he or she is “special” and unique
4. requires excessive admiration
5. has a sense of entitlement
6. is interpersonally exploitative
7. lacks empathy
8. is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
I believe i would liken the voice and laugh of Goofy to what I am hearing from Obama when he is being affable about the Presidency. Can anyone find audio of the cartoon character Goofy laughing? Big ol’ grin of Goofy’s fits too!
Clinton aware of proper behavior? ROTF!!!
In public, Bill Clinton was aware.
On the other hand, in what he thought would remain private .....
I absolutely agree!!! This is an INCREDIBLE question & statement from a member of the MSM to ask the sitting pres____ent of the U.S. I cannot recall any former president or even any politician of either stripe ever being asked such an incredulous question...."Are you punch drunk"?
And I am loving every minute of it. I think that the brain dead MSM may be starting to wake up and realize that their shilling & propoganda hype for Oboooombi in the 2008 election, is in fact turning out to be a nightmare that conservatives had warned about all along!!! Now it appears the MSM is starting to realize the horrendous nightmare & danger that Oboooombi poses to our nation. I only hope we throw his skinny marxist ass out long before either 2010 or 2012.
Don’t worry. The press will overlook it.
What would Katie Couric Say?
As bad as he is or as bad as it might get, there are two words no one wants to put together: President Biden
Obama, you know - sometimes doesn’t speak, like you know, in complete sentences.
The question was nothing ABOUT Obama or *he* being COOL.
Of course they will. After all, what else do they have? They are completely invested in the D party. All Obama administration has to do is wave the flag or a photo of Bush in front of them, and the media will once again be reminded of their hatred for their own country.
Personally I would rather deal with Joe Biden than the danger that Obooombi poses to our country with his racist shtick & hope & change BS. I think that Joe Biden is dumber than dirt as well as totally incapable & incompetent, but at least he would simply be a placeholder until the next election. And the 95% blacks who voted for Oboooombi would be so PO'd at Biden & the demoRAT party that it would render them pretty much useless till the next election cycle.
I love the idea, but the ONLY way you’re going to remove Obama from office is with a Marion Barry-type sting.
And still get ready for 1968-type riots in our major blue cities and states...if it ever comes to that.
This man is totally incompetent. Not worthy of the position.
National Republicans are acting like mice against the Messiah. They give Obamas high approval ratings as an excuse to ac nice. Palins approval ratings in AK are sky high. Yet the AK Dems are not afraid to go after her. Everytime, Palin leaves AK to attend a conservative event, the AK liberals raise hell about Palin not doing her job. What is wrong with the RNC? Where’s Eric Cantor, Bohener, or Pence raising hell about the Messiah not doing his job when he appears on Leno?
...that he will be the first Pres ent of the United States...
...to leave the White House with even LESS experience than when he entered it.
Since he had NO experience to begin with...
...that's how bad a Pres ent he is becoming.
So bad, I can honestly say I miss Carter in the White House.
Cantor started strong, but wimped out the last two weeks for some reason... I almost feel that Emanuel has something on all of them.
When you are trapped in the back seat of a friend's vehicle, you don't have many options.
Hubby is trying to set up a camping weekend with them and I'm trying to find excuses not to go! I don't want to fight with his friends, but I'm getting tired of biting my tongue.
I don’t think I can get any more furious over the stupid jerk! Obama makes Bill Clinton look classy!
I watched it. Awesome. Sent it to all my JewLib friends, as well as my Christian anti-semite friends.
And McCain isn't?
Or do you still think that, despite his horrendous record of amnesties, bailouts, restrictions on the Constitution, and "running across the aisle" to help those liberal Democrats whom you so despise, McCain was some sort of hero, patriot, and dare I say, conservative?
The problem with McCain and the rest of the RINOs is that they would have inflicted even more damage on the conservative movement, on the Republican brand, and on America, as a whole. McCain would have given the Democrats political cover to pass even more crap than they already have, while taking all the blame.
McCain would have bought the Republicans just a little more time, time that they would have squandered just like they squandered their immense stores of post 9-11 political capital and opportunity to deliver on their promised conservative agenda. And then, Obama, or someone just like him, would have taken the reins anyway, because electing McCain would have been about as effective at restoring the American Republic as putting a Band-Aid on its punctured, gushing jugular.
Until the Republicans are willing to live up to their responsibility to actually treat that gushing wound in the neck of Columbia, rather than enlarging it, they can stay in time out where they belong.
Obama is certainly good at pointing out how stupid and lacking in sound judgement many in the press corp are.
“We’re in real trouble if you ask me.”
Couldn’t agree with you more. After eight years of slandering and mocking a President of the finest character, integrity and honor, we are getting very rudely awakened to the REALITY of a clueless, ignorant “sock puppet” with national-socialistic (”nazi”) tendencies. “Ah, but he’s a Haavaahd Law man, a true intellectual, and he speaks oh SO eloquently”! To which I reply, NUTS! It’s all in the Teleprompter!;)
If things continue to get worse (and Hussien’s performance continues to implode), I would not be surprised if the dems get him out of office. I think they are getting very concerned for there own survival and future as a party; not just from the GOP but from Obama himself. One quick way is to have his BC suddenly surface. The dems would be all too happy in replacing him with Biden.
...Ahilt, ahhilt... Best I can do...