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Obama’s horrifyingly bad speech
washingtonpost.com ^ | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 08/08/2011 1:46:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 08/08/2011 2:04:45 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

He was a half hour late. His head turned from side to side as if he were attending a tennis match. He practically never looked in the camera, as if he were averting our gaze. And those were the strong parts of President Obama’s disastrous speech.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackalypsenow; barrackolypsenow; bhofascism; dearleader; debtmanwalking; democrats; fail; fubogtfo2012; nobama2012; obama; obamageddon; obamunism; screwamerica
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1 posted on 08/08/2011 1:46:45 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

meltdown sequence commencing in 3.....2......1......


2 posted on 08/08/2011 1:48:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Another lie from the Faux News Network...oh wait...


3 posted on 08/08/2011 1:48:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemnt of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver

comrade obama is deliberately doing this.


4 posted on 08/08/2011 1:49:13 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He is like Charlie Brown’s teacher, waa waa waa wa waa..... Nobody listens anymore. Its awful and quite frankly scary


5 posted on 08/08/2011 1:49:38 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Sub-Driver

He is a bumbling fool, Sub-Driver. Yet I work daily with people who think this Kenyan Commie is a Messiah. Makes me want to throw up. They complain to the boss if I remind them how is an utter moron.

Disgusting that he is not being rejected by 80% of the electorate.


6 posted on 08/08/2011 1:50:12 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Sub-Driver

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark.


7 posted on 08/08/2011 1:50:39 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nope, he was more like 45-50 minutes late. What was he doing? Having lunch? Finishing a cigaret? Filling out his bracket picks? Planning his next vacation? Throwing up?


8 posted on 08/08/2011 1:50:39 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We .. have a purpose .. no longer to please every dictator with a vote at the UN. PM Harper)
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To: Sub-Driver

If WAPO turned on him it’s over. He will be out in a month.


9 posted on 08/08/2011 1:50:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver
Another Obama smear piece from the Washington Times. Oh, wait, this is from the Post?!?

Things are looking bad in Obamalot...

10 posted on 08/08/2011 1:50:55 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Buckeye McFrog
From the WaPo article:

"Obama’s predicament — devoid of ideas, bitter about political opposition and completely in over his head."

11 posted on 08/08/2011 1:51:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemnt of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver

As my old Navy Warrant use to say, “Leadership is not something you learn in a book Shipmate, either you have it or don’t and the first thing all leaders do is get their heads out of their a**es!”


12 posted on 08/08/2011 1:53:08 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nothing wrong with this post, other than it is missing the author: Jennifer Rubin.

Without attribution to her, it makes it look like it’s an “official, voice of the Washington Post” editorial - which would be too much to ask for.

Anyone know which way Rubin usually runs? Is she their “house conservative”, or does she usually run more liberal? If the latter, this could be a sign of a dam breaking....


13 posted on 08/08/2011 1:53:33 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Norm Lenhart

The only comfort I can take in this disaster of the last week is that are millions of Libs and Dems who probably lost alot more cash that I. Ha Ha DUmmies- Hope & Change!


14 posted on 08/08/2011 1:54:05 PM PDT by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Jennifer Rubin is generally conservative.

Meanwhile, there's another WP piece covering for the Won and saying that says Obama's only fault in the speech was the timing. He should have given it Saturday.

Uh huh.

15 posted on 08/08/2011 1:54:27 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Sub-Driver

.Warren Harding figured it out in 1920...

Congress and the Executive Branch have lots to do.

So far they’re not doin’ it right..

Its been done before..

Harding cut the government’s budget nearly in half between 1920 and 1922. The rest of Harding’s approach was equally laissez-faire. Tax rates were slashed for all income groups. The national debt was reduced by one-third. The Federal Reserve’s activity, moreover, was hardly noticeable. As one economic historian puts it, “Despite the severity of the contraction, the Fed did not move to use its powers to turn the money supply around and fight the contraction.” 2 By the late summer of 1921, signs of recovery were already visible. The following year, unemployment was back down to 6.7 percent and was only 2.4 percent by 1923.

http://www.firstprinciplesjournal.com/articles.aspx?article=1319&loc=r

BTW..ole Warren ALSO fixed immigration...

Mr. Harding signed into law the Emergency Quota Act[3] which sought to control immigration following World War I and preserve the distinctive American culture by ensuring the majority of immigrants came from the historically compatible cultures of Northern Europe. This law aimed to bring wages of hard working Americans under control by limiting immigration to 3% of the 1910 census. It was followed on by a similar act in 1924, after Mr. Harding’s death.[4]

A Warren Harding prescription...if filled ...would ignite the afterburners on the US job machine and the economy. However DC would have to yield on a tremendous amount of power. Our job as We the People...is to persuade them of the “utlitity” ..shall we say..of doing so.

Any takers that ‘Bammy couldn’t even tell you that Warren Harding was one of his predecessors in office?


16 posted on 08/08/2011 1:54:33 PM PDT by mo
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll be praying. Please tap me on the shoulder when the revolution starts. I missed the first one.


17 posted on 08/08/2011 1:54:57 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
What was he doing? Having lunch? Finishing a cigaret? Filling out his bracket picks? Planning his next vacation? Throwing up?

Maybe he was practicing his putting.

18 posted on 08/08/2011 1:55:03 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Nope, he was more like 45-50 minutes late. What was he doing? Smoking dope? Shooting heroin? Wanking? Peeing his pants?
19 posted on 08/08/2011 1:55:40 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sub-Driver

There is not a facepalm epic enough to accommodate this.


20 posted on 08/08/2011 1:55:47 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Just think how bad the selloff would have been had Obama not made his speech.

Obama has saved us all.

(...do I really need a sarcasm tag???)

21 posted on 08/08/2011 1:56:16 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Yossarian

Oh, never mind on the “political bent” part: the title of her column is “Right Turn”.

(Abuse button hit, in a friendly way, on the article to get Jennifer Rubin in as the author for the thread header....)


22 posted on 08/08/2011 1:56:20 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s he going to say tomorrow if we have another 500+ point drop? Or the next day, or the day after that?

I’ll go out on a limb here a bit and predict Dow 8,000 and 12% unemployment by next summer.


23 posted on 08/08/2011 1:56:21 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Yossarian
Here is your answer as written at the link to her column:

“Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.”

24 posted on 08/08/2011 1:56:28 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver

You need to read the comments after the article. It is STILL not his fault! Idiots!


25 posted on 08/08/2011 1:57:03 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Sub-Driver

Which speech is she referring to? He gives so many of them now, just about every other day. There needs to be a quota.

If she’s talking about the “speech” he gave while I was in the shower this morning, all I caught was something about “diversity.” Really, he can’t even refer to fallen heroes without making it about race? Unbelievable, pathetic, morally bankrupt.


26 posted on 08/08/2011 1:57:17 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In the WaPo???????????............he’s toast.......


27 posted on 08/08/2011 1:57:18 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Nope, he was more like 45-50 minutes late. What was he doing? Having lunch? Finishing a cigaret? Filling out his bracket picks? Planning his next vacation? Throwing up?.


Oh, come on. He needed a little extra time to prepare.

Cut him some slack, he spent all of the weekend partying and playing golf at Camp David and if the poor man needs some extra time to catch up on what's happinin’ now in the world, lets not begrudge him and extra hour or so.

28 posted on 08/08/2011 1:57:44 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Sub-Driver

The Dow fell more than 600 points Monday, and had one of its largest plunges immediately following President Obama’s speech in the afternoon regarding the downgrade on U.S. debt. In his first public statement following the S&P downgrade, President Obama attempted to encourage Americans that markets still regard the U.S. government debt as being the highest possible grade.


29 posted on 08/08/2011 1:57:48 PM PDT by jessduntno (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama had all weekend and the best he could come up with was a reiteration of his plea for a “balanced” approach to deficit control

Had to golf this weekend, silly.

30 posted on 08/08/2011 1:57:48 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Yossarian

She is the token wapo conservative, so this is not anyhthing to get excited about.


31 posted on 08/08/2011 1:58:08 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: mo

Wow bttt


32 posted on 08/08/2011 1:58:08 PM PDT by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: Sub-Driver

BO is finding it difficult to destroy the nation and getting re-elected at the same time.


33 posted on 08/08/2011 1:58:14 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think the Urkel/Obama “I did that” is needed at this point.


34 posted on 08/08/2011 1:58:31 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: Sub-Driver

Apparently this writer does not know about the teleprompter.


35 posted on 08/08/2011 1:58:38 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: BenLurkin

Liberal establishment is gearing up to support a primary run by a Democrat.


36 posted on 08/08/2011 1:58:38 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: Norm Lenhart

Jenn is the resident conservative at the WaPo, believe it or not.


37 posted on 08/08/2011 1:58:40 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I didn’t get to hear it but I turned on the car radio and Rush was having a spasm so it must have been pretty poor.

Did he say how heartbroken he is that we lost 25 SEALs?


38 posted on 08/08/2011 1:58:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ken21
comrade obama is deliberately doing this.

On behalf of his good buddy, George Soros. Otherwise known as The Man Who Broke The Bank Of England.

Rush refers to it as Obamageddon. Barackalypse Now.

39 posted on 08/08/2011 1:59:18 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

WHEN is this Bumbling Kenyan Imbecile ,going to Quit?? We are not a Room filled with his ACORN, Do nothing Morons!


40 posted on 08/08/2011 2:00:13 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Comrad Zer0 is repeated the mantra that it is the Tea Party Freshmen that has put the world in economic peril. Such an absolute lie. It is like blaming the firefighters for the fire. The truth is this was our nation’s debt brought on by Zer0’s spending disaster and the DemonRAT’s allegiance to Keynesian economics.
41 posted on 08/08/2011 2:00:32 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

True but there was a time not that long ago when WAPO would have spiked that column fast.


42 posted on 08/08/2011 2:00:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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43 posted on 08/08/2011 2:00:39 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GoCards

I seriously can not listen to him anymore. It feels like my head is going to explode when I do! (What does it mean when he turns into a serpent?) Just asking...


44 posted on 08/08/2011 2:00:56 PM PDT by calicard
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45 posted on 08/08/2011 2:01:14 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: BenLurkin
Another lie from the Faux News Network...oh wait...

The author is a token conservative at the WP.

46 posted on 08/08/2011 2:01:32 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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47 posted on 08/08/2011 2:01:43 PM PDT by McGruff (I am a Sarah Palin supporter and not afraid to say so.)
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49 posted on 08/08/2011 2:02:33 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: jessduntno

I’m willing to take that chance.


50 posted on 08/08/2011 2:02:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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