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Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk (Obama jokes about "gallows humor")
Politico ^ | March 22, 2009 | Craig Gordon

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 world’s 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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To: Fudd Fan

Agreed... makes you wonder what she saw in him, doesn’t it?

301 posted on 03/22/2009 7:13:54 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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From his off-handed treatment of the British Prime Minister, to his tasteless jokes on Leno, to his empty cackling with Kroft, it's clear that the man has no sense of dignity nor respect for the office he holds. He has the emotional maturity of a high school sophomore.

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.

302 posted on 03/22/2009 7:14:35 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: devane617

Have you seen the training video for his door-to-door canvassers yet?

303 posted on 03/22/2009 7:14:40 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: all the best

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

304 posted on 03/22/2009 7:15:07 PM PDT by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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"I have just one question for Mr. Dunham-Soetoro-Obama...... Are you a natural born citizen?"

Would this fall under any Habeus Corpus laws?

305 posted on 03/22/2009 7:15:17 PM PDT by redhead (Don't look at ME! I voted for SARAH!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Oh now that is a must see!

Is it on youtube yet?

306 posted on 03/22/2009 7:15:30 PM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: LayoutGuru2


307 posted on 03/22/2009 7:17:20 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
I have a deal for the democrats: invoke the 25th amendment and have Biden take over. Then Biden can appoint either Joe Lieberman or Even Bayh. I vote Bayh, because he was a governor for 8 years.

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.

308 posted on 03/22/2009 7:17:55 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Behave

” 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.

309 posted on 03/22/2009 7:18:03 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: PapaBear3625
Now that he has the Presidency, he knows that he could unzip his fly in the middle of a press conference, piss all over the front row of reporters, and they would have to figure out how to spin it in a positive manner.

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.

310 posted on 03/22/2009 7:18:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: KansasCanadian; Cicero
My theory is that Obama is actually a person who thrives on competition, and then when he beats his opponent, quickly bores of the victory and moves on to the next competitive challenge. Everyday mundane details of the Presidency are not of interest to him.

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.

311 posted on 03/22/2009 7:18:57 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Elections have thousands of consequences. Some minor, some major...and some that can kill you.)
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To: Danae

312 posted on 03/22/2009 7:18:59 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Sig Sauer P220
He's hovering on the brink of a nervous breakdown....mark my words.


313 posted on 03/22/2009 7:19:26 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers: Do U Know We Have a State Forum All Our Own? Freepmail me for Details!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
I am still shocked that to this day people are not asking about his lost years... the years none of us know nothing about and he wasn’t asked about during the election.

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'!!

314 posted on 03/22/2009 7:20:13 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: LayoutGuru2

Videos are not playing for me.

315 posted on 03/22/2009 7:20:36 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Know the difference between honoring diversity and honoring perversity? No? You must be a liberal!)
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To: real_patriotic_american
Why don’t they just ask- “Obama, why are you hiding your original birth certificate?”

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.

316 posted on 03/22/2009 7:21:04 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: ilgipper
Hopefully the people figure this out so we can take control of the House in 2010 and offer some semblance of leadership and free market solutions. He will be wounded and forced to play along to have any shot at reelection.

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!!!!

317 posted on 03/22/2009 7:21:04 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Krodg

It would have taken a lot of self-restraint for me to not say something.

318 posted on 03/22/2009 7:21:26 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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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.

319 posted on 03/22/2009 7:21:53 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Polybius

Good link for reference. Perhaps BHO is exhibiting anxiety as a result of realizing he’s in too deep?

320 posted on 03/22/2009 7:24:45 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Hugo Obama - has he ever criticized Hugo Chavez?)
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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.

321 posted on 03/22/2009 7:24:49 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Kroft to Obama: Are you Punch-Drunk.)
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To: PhiKapMom
He may go down in history as the dumbest President ever. Man doesn’t have a clue what he is doing and it is beginning to show. To laugh while discussing the economic crises shows someone totally out of touch with reality.


322 posted on 03/22/2009 7:25:01 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Wolfstar

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]

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

323 posted on 03/22/2009 7:26:55 PM PDT by truegris (Vote for the lesser of three evils I always say.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

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!

324 posted on 03/22/2009 7:29:53 PM PDT by janee (janee)
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To: what's up; PapaBear3625
Both Clinton and Bush were aware of what proper behavior was.

Clinton aware of proper behavior? ROTF!!!

In public, Bill Clinton was aware.

On the other hand, in what he thought would remain private .....

325 posted on 03/22/2009 7:31:09 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Steve Kroft is not a smart assed type and that was a pretty rough thing to say to the President. The shine is wearing off Obama fast.

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.

326 posted on 03/22/2009 7:32:23 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: melt
Post #41 Soros admiring his handiwork?
327 posted on 03/22/2009 7:33:04 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Cicero

Don’t worry. The press will overlook it.

328 posted on 03/22/2009 7:33:18 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: AD from SpringBay

What would Katie Couric Say?

329 posted on 03/22/2009 7:35:49 PM PDT by ethics
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To: rcrngroup
"I only hope we throw his skinny marxist ass out long before either 2010 or 2012."

As bad as he is or as bad as it might get, there are two words no one wants to put together: President Biden

330 posted on 03/22/2009 7:37:01 PM PDT by GBA
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To: TornadoAlley3

Obama, you know - sometimes doesn’t speak, like you know, in complete sentences.

331 posted on 03/22/2009 7:38:28 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (CPA, MBA needs a job - referrals welcome)
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To: DCPatriot


332 posted on 03/22/2009 7:38:49 PM PDT by truegris (***The teleprompter is smarter then him***)
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To: truegris
Right after he took office I remember some talkshow host asked him about his daughters, and his response was "People think *I'M* cool, they're the ones that are really cool."

The question was nothing ABOUT Obama or *he* being COOL.

333 posted on 03/22/2009 7:39:58 PM PDT by Miss Behave (OBAMA LIED, THE DOLLAR DIED.)
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To: dr_who

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.

334 posted on 03/22/2009 7:42:24 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: maica
I have forecast since last November that he will implode from the actual pressure of this job. Unfortunately, that will give us President Biden. Big whoop!

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.

335 posted on 03/22/2009 7:43:24 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Miss Marple

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.

336 posted on 03/22/2009 7:44:56 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Arizona Carolyn

National Republicans are acting like mice against the Messiah. They give Obama’s high approval ratings as an excuse to ac nice. Palin’s 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?

337 posted on 03/22/2009 7:47:22 PM PDT by yongin (The Messiah's economic policy is a Katrina waiting to happen)
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I become more and more convinced, from what I hear from this wannabe Pres ent...

...that he will be the first Pres ent of the United States... 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.

338 posted on 03/22/2009 7:48:18 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (Recession: friend loses his job. Depression: You lose your job. Recovery: Obama loses his job.)
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To: PhiKapMom

“may” ?

339 posted on 03/22/2009 7:48:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: yongin

Cantor started strong, but wimped out the last two weeks for some reason... I almost feel that Emanuel has something on all of them.

340 posted on 03/22/2009 7:51:22 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn
It would have taken a lot of self-restraint for me to not say something.

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.

341 posted on 03/22/2009 7:51:52 PM PDT by Krodg
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I don’t think I can get any more furious over the stupid jerk! Obama makes Bill Clinton look classy!

342 posted on 03/22/2009 7:55:48 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: all the best

I watched it. Awesome. Sent it to all my JewLib friends, as well as my Christian anti-semite friends.

343 posted on 03/22/2009 7:55:51 PM PDT by genetic homophobe ("I readily concede I chucked aside my free-market principles..." defend that)
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To: Polybius; TimPatriot; maica; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ChrisInAR; AvOrdVet; MaggieCarta; ...
I don't think Biden is the American hating foreign groomed Marxist that the O man is. He's a run of the mill American grown liberal...

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.

344 posted on 03/22/2009 7:55:51 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" ¬óPatrick Henry)
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To: dandiegirl
At least the Clinton’s were raised in America with American parents.

Both Clintoons loved America even though they are hard lefties. The false messiah and his michele my bell, both HATE AMERICA and we have seen them speak on utube saying such. Additionally the false messiah is on utube saying the Constitution is inherently flawed, and needs to be changed. OBAMA SAYS CONSTITUTION DEEP FLAW CONTINUES TODAY

I take that to mean the Congress and Judges should be changing it - and not the way specified in the Constitution. The current Congress Bill of Attainder to tax away private citizen bonuses comes to mind as a way of one little change to the constitution. It it were to end up at SCOTUS do you believe they would find it to be unconstitutional? For the first black President?

I would have a real hard time saying I wish Buba was back, but at the rate the false messiah is destroying CAPITALISM I may be coming around to that conclusion. Clintoons were liberal but they believed in CAPITALISM.
345 posted on 03/22/2009 7:56:04 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: sickoflibs; TigersEye; Grunthor; Gaffer; JoJo Gunn


346 posted on 03/22/2009 7:58:19 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" ¬óPatrick Henry)
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To: nyc1

Obama is certainly good at pointing out how stupid and lacking in sound judgement many in the press corp are.

347 posted on 03/22/2009 7:58:32 PM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“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!;)

348 posted on 03/22/2009 8:00:27 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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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.

349 posted on 03/22/2009 8:01:23 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: janee

...Ahilt, ahhilt... Best I can do...

350 posted on 03/22/2009 8:02:46 PM PDT by gargoyle (It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority,/ snip. S. Adams.)
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