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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events
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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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