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NYT: White House advisors totally surprised by Obama-Clinton press conference
Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 12/10/2010 6:46:45 PM PST by RobinMasters

Oh, I’ll bet they were. Say what you will about Axe, Gibbsy, and the rest of the crew, but I’d like to think they have the basic political common sense to avoid photo ops where the president has to skip out after a minute or two to go eat gingerbread cookies.

I’d like to think The One had the same basic political common sense, but … we learn something new every day, don’t we?

The leader of the free world and the ex-leader wandered a deserted hallway, past the offices of the senior advisers, only to discover the door to the press corps briefing room locked.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


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Here's a video of the Press Conference


151 posted on 12/10/2010 10:09:00 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Windflier

The only individual who might be as natural a politician as President Bill Clinton is Governor Sarah Palin. What other “failed” vice presidential candidate ever came back and made themselves into the powerhouse that she’s become? Who else had to put up with 24/7 vilification from the press, academia, Hollywood, Broadway, TV and all the rest? And with only a handful of advisors and aides, to boot.


152 posted on 12/10/2010 10:09:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: mojitojoe; onyx; SE Mom; maggief; hoosiermama; Liz; All
Yep ..

-0: that dirty sonofa .... he snookered me!

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Another classic Clinton moment about BHO:

Bill Clinton's Not-So-Subtle Diss of Barack Obama

153 posted on 12/10/2010 10:10:37 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Whoa, I had to save that debate video, it’s just too good. I had forgotten all about that exchange. If anyone thinks that Bill or Hillary have forgotten all the things that arrogant sob said and did, they are sadly mistaken. The Clintons are shrewd and they will sink right down to Obama’s level.

When the wikileaks came out and Hillary got slammed I thought to myself, hmmmmm, and suspected that Obongo was possibly behind some of the leaks. Then Hillary announced she was finished with politics forever, she would not run for anything again. She sounded defiant and pissed off. If the Clintons want to bring O down, they can and will. I think at this point and especially after today, he has become an albatross around the neck of the Democrats. I think they want him out of there asap. I don’t think they trust him, I don’t think they like him. I think they know MO and Jarrett are running the show. I think they know that all they care about is keeping their freebies, perks and gravy train for 6 more years.


154 posted on 12/10/2010 10:11:16 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: STARWISE

but ya think Bill Clinton has forgotten this stuff, or the way the-0 gang intimated he was racist?
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NEVER in a million years.


155 posted on 12/10/2010 10:12:49 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Optimist

Only if the pres and VP both die at the same time(or are incapacitated in some other manner), then the Speaker would take over. However, if Biden took over he gets to appoint his own VP and there is nothing stopping him from appointing Pukeosi.


156 posted on 12/10/2010 10:13:09 PM PST by calex59
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To: reardensteel

Oh no I was really hoping there actually is a Santa Claus


157 posted on 12/10/2010 10:13:24 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: rawcatslyentist
"Then Her Cankleness swoops in to "save" Us."

I think that the Wikileaks has made the Hildebeast toast. There is stuff out there about her that makes her radioactive as POTUS. Bill Clinton knows it too, I am sure.

My guess is that Bill Clinton will run for a third term.

158 posted on 12/10/2010 10:16:10 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: LucyT
"Joe Biden might be the next POTUS by Monday evening."

Under the 20th Amendment, when Congress has designated a person who is not eligible to hold the office President, the eligible person who has been certified elected as Vice President shall serve as "Acting President".

An Acting President does not, under the Constitution, succeed to the position of President in the event the ineligible person ceases to serve. Instead, the Amendment provides a method for designating an eligible person to serve as President.

Joe might get it by a back door route. If it happens before the existing session of Congress dissolves, it's likely to be either Mrs. Clinton or Nancy. After the 212th Session is installed, it is not clear.

159 posted on 12/10/2010 10:19:10 PM PST by David (...)
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To: STARWISE

Bill Clinton: “Obama is just a big fairy tale”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLDx4NZr2u4&feature=related


160 posted on 12/10/2010 10:21:39 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: jonrick46

He can’t run again and he won’t.


161 posted on 12/10/2010 10:22:49 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: mojitojoe

Maybe they have the birth certificate!


162 posted on 12/10/2010 10:26:10 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Revolting cat!

Holy crap I made it!

163 posted on 12/10/2010 10:26:35 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: mojitojoe

> He can’t run again and he won’t.

ALTHOUGH ... he would if he could and probably has been looking for the loophole that would let him.


164 posted on 12/10/2010 10:26:44 PM PST by Optimist
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To: jonrick46

Clinton cannot run for a 3rd term.


165 posted on 12/10/2010 10:27:20 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: MamaDearest

both men fearing the wrath of Michelle?
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Hillary hates big Mo. I’m sure Bill isn’t afraid of MO. No way. I think he was being sarcastic... meaning “ Oh them please go, God forbid MO should get mad” eye roll.


166 posted on 12/10/2010 10:28:32 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Beatthedrum
"He's thin and gaunt, with any luck he's sick and joins Teddy K soon.

We've got good medicine in this country. You might think Clinton is one step into the graveyard, but the doctors will keep him fit for a romp on the astoturf-lined truck bed. They don't call him Slick Willy for nothing.

I bet he challenges Zer0 in the primaries, and runs for a third term.

167 posted on 12/10/2010 10:28:42 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: mojitojoe

Bttt.


168 posted on 12/10/2010 10:29:45 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: arasina

As much as we hate him, Clinton may be the best “politican” of our lifetime.


169 posted on 12/10/2010 10:33:37 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: STARWISE

I'm back

170 posted on 12/10/2010 10:33:57 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: FTJM
"This shows how much his is in over his head and desperate."

Here is your rewrite: This shows how much he is in over his head. And it shows how desperate is Zer0.

171 posted on 12/10/2010 10:34:20 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: celtic gal; mojitojoe

loophole:
can he not RUN? or can he not SERVE?

What if he ran in the primary against 0 and totally upset the results?

Of course he will be disqualified, but what would a BC on the ballot do to the placing for 2nd and 3rd?

Would 0 be knocked out of 2nd place allowing a second tier candidate to rise up to be next in line?


172 posted on 12/10/2010 10:34:33 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Venturer
"after Obama pulled Clinton forcefully away from his favorite sink . . . "

LOL!

173 posted on 12/10/2010 10:36:25 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Citizen Soldier

ping a lingy to myself


174 posted on 12/10/2010 10:43:25 PM PST by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: David; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; wintertime; Fred Nerks; null and void; ...
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Check out # 159.

[Thanks, David.]

175 posted on 12/10/2010 10:45:47 PM PST by LucyT
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To: RedMDer

Ooooooh .. yeah!

;)


176 posted on 12/10/2010 10:46:17 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: David
Interesting and unexpected that both SecTreas Geithner and Special Envoy Holbrooke have checked into hospitals today.
Maybe they want to beat the rush.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/12/10/Geithner-hospitalized-with-kidney-stone/UPI-48011292009751/
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/10/envoy-holbrooke-hospitalized-taking-ill/

Anymore big players suddenly off the field today??
TWB

177 posted on 12/10/2010 10:48:45 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Islam is an ideology with several elements of Judeo Christian traditions)
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To: David

I don’t know what I’d rather have Hussein than Nancy.

Excuse me while I go soak my typing fingers in acid...


178 posted on 12/10/2010 10:50:29 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: RedMDer

"We're not gone yet."

179 posted on 12/10/2010 10:51:21 PM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: RedMDer; maggief; mojitojoe; onyx; SE Mom; hoosiermama; Liz; All

*snip*

She emerges in the confidential cable traffic as tough as any man, eager to deal with the Saudis as the unreliable ally they pretend not to be. In one signed memorandum she calls Saudi Arabia the largest source of money for Islamist terror gangs.

*snip*

This is the kind of tough talk that diplomats never use in public - many of them don’t know how to talk this tough even in private - and the secretary of state was as abashed as anyone in official Washington with the WikiLeaks disclosures.

Diplomats must be able to speak freely to each other and to the home office without eavesdroppers. Nevertheless, embarrassing or not, the cable traffic reveals Mrs. Clinton as one of the toughest people in an administration of softies. But she clearly doesn’t want to go back to the future.

The secretary of state, who had repeatedly discouraged talk that she might run for president again, maybe even reprise her run against Mr. Obama, last week came close to taking “a Sherman” - named for the Civil War general who famously scotched presidential speculation with his vow that “if nominated I will not run, if elected I will not serve.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/9/hillarys-unexpected-good-fortune/


180 posted on 12/10/2010 10:55:02 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
STARWISE wrote: Check #24 .. no idea of the validity. Please pray hard for America, our brave troops and for us all."

Whoa! Prayers extended. Thanks for the Ping, Starwise.

181 posted on 12/10/2010 10:55:59 PM PST by bd476
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To: catfish1957

Yeah, just like Ted Bundy was really good at being a serial murderer.


182 posted on 12/10/2010 10:58:13 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: STARWISE

Hey Star...get this...Bo said when he ran... “Clinton (Bill) continues making statements that are not supported by the facts.”..about Him. And yet here is wanting Clinton to support what He’s doing. LOL...Insanity 101.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SjC6nnCvXM&NR=1


183 posted on 12/10/2010 10:58:13 PM PST by caww
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To: jonrick46
Amendment XXII
184 posted on 12/10/2010 10:58:43 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Revolting cat!
Something serious is up this evening, according to my cousin, an insider at the DNC in DC (sent me a text.) Joe Biden might be the next POTUS by Monday evening.

You mean he might tip the checker board over and go home?

185 posted on 12/10/2010 11:00:20 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Cousin won’t tell me more, or I’d tell ya.

Veee haf vaaaays ov making him/her talk...

186 posted on 12/10/2010 11:02:59 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Red Steel

>”No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice,”

at what point are you elected to the presidency? as a primary candidate? as a primary winner? after winning the general? or after the electoral college votes?

sounds like the kind of loophole an egocentric like BC would just love to parse


187 posted on 12/10/2010 11:03:56 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Optimist

Look at post 167.


188 posted on 12/10/2010 11:06:02 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: caww

Hehehehe ... yep, there it is.

Beltway UScratchmineI’llscratchyours-itis .. LOL

Some kind of negotiatin’ went on there, I do believe.


189 posted on 12/10/2010 11:07:36 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Optimist
sounds like the kind of loophole an egocentric like BC would just love to parse

Clinton is not going get around the 22nd Amendment by running for a 3rd term.

190 posted on 12/10/2010 11:07:36 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Windflier
Personally, I think he's entered a stage of panic, where he can't stop fumbling and erring in everything he does.

Methinks someone aught to be securing the football right about now...

191 posted on 12/10/2010 11:08:26 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Red Steel

yep
doesn’t appear to be any prohibition against “running”, just being elected


192 posted on 12/10/2010 11:09:28 PM PST by Optimist
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To: bd476

;)


193 posted on 12/10/2010 11:10:01 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: bareford101
wow!!!! this is serious stuff..... would that mean that obamantion resigns? or is thrown out? or both? biden is not smart at all, but at least he is an American...

Can we throw out his two communist Supreme Court Appointees too?

194 posted on 12/10/2010 11:12:16 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: STARWISE
“Nevertheless, embarrassing or not, the cable traffic reveals Mrs. Clinton as one of the toughest people in an administration of softies.”

I am wondering whether Wikileaks cables that have been withheld so far may reveal that key US allies are horrified by Obama’s incompetence and waffling. US diplomats may have reported misgivings for example by Israel over lack of an Iran strategy and by Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Australia over China's failure to restrain North Korea and the weak US response, not to mention the Poles being exposed to Russian intimidation by removal of the missile shield to appease Putin (and the US left).

Assange could be manipulating US politics and Obama by withholding such cables and/or simply blackmailing Obama with threats to release the juicy ones.

Maybe there are cables involving diplomats reporting birth certificate or birth location witness blackmail attempts on Obama. There is a lot to play out yet with Wikileaks...

195 posted on 12/10/2010 11:13:47 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: caww
Can you imagine the foreign leaders trying to determine who exactly is President? Mindboggling stuff going on...we'll see the waves from this roll now.

Keep in mind our friends and neighbors elected this mess. THEY are to blame.

196 posted on 12/10/2010 11:14:44 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: The Cajun
Wonder I he has really gone over the edge this time......just saying.

King Lear was the first thought that came to my mind.

197 posted on 12/10/2010 11:15:02 PM PST by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: LucyT

If O’Bammy wants to quit,Biden will give him a Full Pardon.

No way to touch him...


198 posted on 12/10/2010 11:17:05 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Beatthedrum
"He’s the least qualified President in history and if he steps down, he finally does something right for the country."

Spot on! I think that Zer0 has done almost zero input in the real executive operation of the Presidency. It has been a collaborative effort by a small team of ultra left operatives. He is just the front man.

199 posted on 12/10/2010 11:22:28 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Optimist

Fine. That’s good. The dumb ass Democrats nominate him as their candidate and he wins the presidency. The Repubs don’t say a thing. The media doesn’t say anything either. Everyone else screams and takes Billybub to court but have no standing. It is Obama Déjà vu. Only this time the 22nd Amendment cannot be spun like the natural born citizen clause but no one in authority cares.


200 posted on 12/10/2010 11:22:36 PM PST by Red Steel
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