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MSNBC Panelís Verdict On Obama Campaign Speech: It Stinks (Video)
Mediaite ^ | 3:35 pm, June 14th, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 06/14/2012 2:09:18 PM PDT by Hojczyk

President Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech on Thursday that was billed as an effort to refocus on the economy and to frame the debate against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney moving forward. But a panel of liberal commentators on MSNBC reacting to the speech unanimously felt the President had wasted the opportunity to truly make an impact on the race.

I thought this, honestly, was one of the least successful speeches I’ve seen Barack Obama give in several years,” said Newsweek editor Jonathan Alter. “It was long winded. He had a good argument to make, and at the beginning of the speech he seemed to be making it in a fairly compelling way but then he lost the thread.”

Alter said he thought the speech was “way too long” and Obama had “lost the audience by the end.”

Daily Beast columnist and economist Zachary Karabell agreed with Alter, saying that the President opened the speech well, but quickly lost the plot.

MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall attempted to clarify the President’s points for her panelists, seeing that the conversation was rapidly spiraling into pointedly off-message territory.

UPDATE: Jonathan Alter appears to be taking heat for his insufficient support of Obama following his Ohio campaign speech. Not long after his appearance on MSNBC, Alter tweeted this:

Jonathan Alter@jonathanalter Just cheerleading BO doesn't help him. He needs a sharper, more cogent message with some memorable lines. I ain't walking my criticism back

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 06/14/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
He had a good argument to make

Hah, that'll be the day, but then the statement was made by a kool-aid drinker.

2 posted on 06/14/2012 2:11:58 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Hojczyk

Once again, people seem to be surprised when Obama gives a dull, boring, halting, poorly presented speech.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 2:15:57 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~ebarnes/python/argument-clinic.htm


4 posted on 06/14/2012 2:15:57 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Hojczyk

It sucks when the teleprompter malfunctions.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 2:19:02 PM PDT by A message
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To: Hojczyk

Note the comments not to many happy Obama people...


6 posted on 06/14/2012 2:20:48 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Baraq’s getting snarked at on PMSNBC?

holy cow....


7 posted on 06/14/2012 2:20:55 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Hojczyk

I’ve got a tingle running up my leg.......


8 posted on 06/14/2012 2:27:14 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

The best argument Oboy could make is one to
admit he is out of b.s.—
get out of town
get out of office and
get out of the country!

Now.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 2:31:44 PM PDT by whistleduck
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

The best argument Oboy could make is one to
admit he is out of b.s.—
get out of town
get out of office and
get out of the country!

Now.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 2:31:58 PM PDT by whistleduck
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

The best argument Oboy could make is one to
admit he is out of b.s.—
get out of town
get out of office and
get out of the country!

Now.


11 posted on 06/14/2012 2:31:58 PM PDT by whistleduck
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

The best argument Oboy could make is one to
admit he is out of b.s.—
get out of town
get out of office and
get out of the country!

Now.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 2:32:12 PM PDT by whistleduck
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To: Hojczyk
He needs a sharper, more cogent message with some memorable lines.

In other words, he needs to explain it better to us stupid ungrateful people who just don't get it.
And a few catchy slogans to win us over.

The problem is, we DO get it and we don't like it.
Putting even more lipstick on this pig (the economy) will not help.

13 posted on 06/14/2012 2:35:10 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: nascarnation

Lots of angry liberals in Manhattan right now because of Obama traffic for Sarah Jessica Parker fundraiser.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Hojczyk

The Left foisted off a man completely unqualified to be president, and succeeded in getting him elected because he was Black.

So stupid was this jackass, that he couldn’t deliver even a short talk without screwing up big-time, unless he could read the thing word for word.

All was honkey dorey, until something began to dawn on the Left. This idiot was such an idiot that he didn’t know any better than to surround himself with idiots.

He couldn’t surround himself with people smarter than himself, or he would be recognized as the fraud he was by everyone on his staff.

Now the Left is having to come to grips with the fact that this Big Messiah hasn’t got a prayer of being re-elected. What they passed off as charming, slick, athletic, a true woman’s man, is now being seen for the road apple he always was and still is.

His speeches were always this idiotic, but now while the media can still lie about how sharp he is, you can’t fool the average person who can’t fail but see how lame this president truly is. That’s making the Left look positively vile. It’s making it so Obama hasn’t a prayer of being re-elected.

The folks that were lying to cover his ass, are now angry that he’s that stupid. They’re not only angry that he is that stupid, but he has put them and the election in jeopardy. They are angry because the guy that was going to usher in the new version of the U. S. S. R. here, has revealed that plan for the disgusting nation destroying plan that it always was, and always will be.

Socialism doesn’t work. Europe is crumbling in no small part because of it’s attraction to socialism. Obama wants to install Europe’s game plan here. The public doesn’t want it.

ObamaCare is going down. His economic plans are going down. The nation as a whole is going down. And sadly, this ass-hat hasn’t got a single clue.

We are months before the next election, and Obama is still telling everyone that Bush made such a mess of things, he (Obama) is over his head and can’t fix it.

Think about that. Everyone else is...


15 posted on 06/14/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: showme_the_Glory

I’m believing more and more that I’ll have one on election night, when I see Chris Matthews openly sobbing on air. It may be his best moment since Zell Miller challenged him to a duel!


16 posted on 06/14/2012 2:40:42 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Hojczyk

I thought this, honestly, was one of the least successful speeches I’ve seen Barack Obama give in several years,” said Newsweek editor Jonathan Alter


Really, you can tell the difference from one blathering speech from another???
Has Obammy given more speeches than all Presidents combined???
He obviously has had more photo ops than a porn star on a meth bender.
I think Rush said he has had more fund raisers than the last four Presidents combined...something like 150! in 3+ years?
Uuuuggghhhh...!!!
Someone make hime stop..please!

Thanks for the vent.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 2:46:10 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: DoughtyOne

Amen. Nice rant.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: DoughtyOne

“”””The Left foisted off a man completely unqualified to be president, and succeeded in getting him elected because he was Black.””””””

He PRETENDS to be black, he is WHITE just like his momma.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 2:51:58 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Freestate316

I would be satisfied seeing the tingle that ran up his leg run down his leg.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT by trubolotta
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