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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

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama

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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To: gov_bean_ counter

That’s more representative of the Obama presidency than just about anything I’ve seen lately.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 2:57:24 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Hojczyk; Scott from the Left Coast; Quix; Alamo-Girl; M. Espinola; whitedog57; stephenjohnbanker

Obama's Satanic Hand Signals

Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises !

Every day King 0 tells more lies and breaks more promises. He is most surely under the control of evil demonic entities

22 posted on 06/14/2012 2:57:49 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: nascarnation

“Baraq’s getting snarked at on PMSNBC?

holy cow....”

We’ve seen this strategy before. They’ll admit he’s a porker wallowing in a mud sty until the last moment when they’ll put lipstick on him and say that he deserves 4 more years to make his policies work......Pssst.... Romney’s a Morman, and a dirty capitalist......

.................................

To refresh.......

Tsk, tsk, tsk, Billy’s a bad boy...a very bad boy. Shameless.

It’s just about sex....everyone lies about sex!

It doesn’t rise to the level of High Crimes and misdemeanors. (?????Perjury is a felony....ie a “High Crime.”)

It’s just a political witch-hunt.......

..............

We’ll watch this unfold, but the course was charted long ago....


23 posted on 06/14/2012 2:59:42 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

Yep. Revolting isn’t it?


24 posted on 06/14/2012 3:00:46 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: showme_the_Glory

The tingle is gone.


25 posted on 06/14/2012 3:02:14 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: showme_the_Glory

What Chrissy gets from Obama doesn’t run up his leg, it rolls down his chin.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Hojczyk

Ah yes ... setting the stage for Hillary to come in and “save the party”


27 posted on 06/14/2012 3:05:14 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Freestate316
We need to dig up that video of Zell Miller challenging FUR BALL to a duel! I have NOT laughed so hard as when I saw chrissy cough up the fur ball in fright.. OH MY GOSH, that was so funny. Even now I still laugh hard!! God bless Zell!
28 posted on 06/14/2012 3:05:28 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: DoughtyOne
He needs a sharper, more cogent message with some memorable lines.

You, dear DoughtyOne, just succeeded in doing the very thing that Jonathan Alter was looking for. Too bad he's not smart enough to read FR (or embrace conservatism).

29 posted on 06/14/2012 3:15:38 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: BitWielder1
>>> He needs a sharper, more cogent message with some memorable lines.

The You-Know-Who-We-Shall-Not-Name can give a sharper, cogent message with truly memorable lines.

30 posted on 06/14/2012 3:19:51 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Freestate316

Nope, Chrissy is going to call in sick, drinking and sobbing himself in the bathtub.


31 posted on 06/14/2012 3:22:26 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
No, He-Who-Feeds-The-Teleprompter can, maybe he's on vacation.

32 posted on 06/14/2012 3:34:34 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Hojczyk
He needs a sharper, more cogent message with some memorable lines.

exactly how does one put a sharp point on a snooker ball?

Obama has evolved again into a speech, egg-laying mammal known as the Dullville Platitude.

33 posted on 06/14/2012 3:37:52 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: RoseofTexas

Here is one YouTube video of Zell Miller challenging Chris Matthews to a duel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giS0382sFjw


34 posted on 06/14/2012 3:42:10 PM PDT by Big Steve
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To: Hojczyk
And if the pundits had told them it was a magnificent, poignant speech, they'd agree, and they'd be happy.

It has taken these media clowns almost five years to figure out Dear Leader ain't all that, something your average Freeper knew from day one.

I'd like to know where I can go to get a job like that, make a 7-figure salary for being painfully stupid.

35 posted on 06/14/2012 3:49:46 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: jimbo123

I don’t understand why Baraq didn’t issue an executive order giving all the peons a day off and requiring the evil capitalists to pay them for it.


36 posted on 06/14/2012 3:53:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Hojczyk

Weren’t long speeches a hallmark of the communist dictators like Lenin and Stalin?

I think the lengthy diatribes are a function of the idea that if you propagandize long enough, you can change people’s minds.


37 posted on 06/14/2012 3:56:35 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Hojczyk
3 and a half years to finally figure out BO Stinks.

Congrats brain dead enemamedia.

38 posted on 06/14/2012 4:20:53 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Thank you.


39 posted on 06/15/2012 12:30:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: shelterguy

I hear ya. My favorite story line on this is...

Obama is half White, but he’s called Black.

Zimmerman is half Hispanic, but he’s called White.


40 posted on 06/15/2012 12:32:42 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: mombonn

Thank you MomBonn.


41 posted on 06/15/2012 12:35:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Forty-Niner
It doesn’t rise to the level of High Crimes and misdemeanors. (?????Perjury is a felony....ie a “High Crime.”)

Reminds me of the comments Sen Robert Byrd (KKK-WV) delivered to some reporter as he was leaving the Senate floor after the Clinton impeachment vote...

"Of course, it "rises to the level", you ninny. Perjury is a felony. That's a high crime."

42 posted on 06/15/2012 12:40:27 AM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01

“...Sen Robert Byrd (KKK-WV)....’Of course, it “rises to the level”, you ninny. Perjury is a felony. That’s a high crime.’”

That’s what I remember too now that you mention it....(KKK-WV).....lololol


43 posted on 06/15/2012 4:31:51 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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