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  • Hillary Clinton reads "SIGH" from her teleprompter.

    06/27/2016 11:51:29 AM PDT · by HypatiaTaught · 37 replies
    What this really means...
  • How Bad Is Hillary?… She Just Read "Sigh" From Her TelePrompter

    06/23/2016 6:38:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 57 replies
    Youtube ^ | Not sure | NA
    How Bad Is Hillary?… She Just Read "Sigh" From Her TelePrompter
  • Plouffe: Trump is 'lazy'

    06/11/2016 3:51:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11,2016 | By KRISTEN EAST
    Trump's decision to give a set of remarks — with the aid of a teleprompter — earlier this week is just one example of how the candidate is lazy and unwilling to go about the traditional means of campaigning, Plouffe said. "It's so offensive as a practitioner," he said. "Get on your plane and go to Ohio. It's not that complicated … I think he's actually quite lazy. He's lazy." Plouffe, who is now an adviser at Uber, went on to say that Trump is "not doing basic things" that are expected, or required, of a major party's nominee, such...
  • TED Talks and TOTUS

    05/27/2016 9:15:06 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 12 replies
    Book | 2016 | Chris Anderson
    If confidence monitors [i.e., monitors placed in the speaker’s field of view but out of sight of the audience] are dangerous, a teleprompter is even more so. On the face of it, it’s a brilliant invention. It places the words on a glass screen invisible to the audience bu right in the speaker’s line of sight. So a speaker can read a speech while also maintaining constant eye contact with the audience. But its ingenuity is also its Achilles’ heel. If you use one of these you’re in danger of communicating to the audience, I’m pretending to look at you,...
  • Ben Sasse Explains His #NeverTrump Stand

    03/03/2016 6:01:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | March 3, 2016 | Elaina Plott
    I don’t understand what motivates Chris Christie.” That’s one of Senator Ben Sasse’s softer statements during our conversation Wednesday morning. We’re talking about the New Jersey governor’s recent endorsement of Donald Trump. After multiple media appearances this week following his declaration that he would not vote for Trump under any circumstance, Sasse can lambast the Republican front-runner on autopilot. But when reflecting on Trump’s latest string of high-profile surrogates, he struggles for the right words.
  • Trump's teleprompter challenge trips up White House

    08/28/2015 10:02:32 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 46 replies ^ | 8/26/15 3:53 PM | Susan Crabtree
    Trump's teleprompter challenge trips up White House By Susan Crabtree • 8/26/15 3:53 PM White House press secretary Josh Earnest got a little tongue-tied Wednesday after being asked what he thought of Donald Trump's suggestion that teleprompters ought to be outlawed. Veteran CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller asked him if such a uniform ban would affect the president "adversely." Since the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama has been known for his reliance on tele-prompters to deliver speeches and often rambles without one. "I don't have any … well … that's a tough one to respond to," Earnest admitted amid some...
  • White House Responds To Donald Trump’s Call To Ban Teleprompters

    08/26/2015 12:38:41 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House reacted to Donald Trump’s suggestion on the campaign trail that teleprompters should be banned in America for presidential candidates, an allusion to President Obama’s heavy use of the device while delivering speeches. “Is that something that would affect the president adversely?” asked White House reporter Mark Knoller during the daily press briefing. Earnest admitted that it was a difficult question to respond to but that each candidate should choose for themselves.
  • Where is W talking to students without TOTUS

    05/04/2015 6:26:45 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 7 replies
    Need your help Freepers. Where is the picture of GW Bush talking to a student assembly with just a microphone? That pic used to come up with google images immediately when you tried searches like: Bush talking to Students. Bush vrs Obama talking to students Ect. What has happened?
  • Obama Calls Afghan President Wrong Name During Joint Press Conference [VIDEO]

    03/24/2015 3:11:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/15
    During a joint press conference at the White House with the President of Afghanistan that was intended to demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations, President Barack Obama accidentally called his counterpart by the wrong name. Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals in the war-torn country. But at the press conference, Obama referred to him as “Karzai...
  • Obies New STOTU TOTU!

    01/17/2015 8:47:49 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 8 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | January 16 | MeshugeMikey
    The Sneak Preview of The Decade!
  • Excerpts of the President’s Address to the Nation

    09/10/2014 4:11:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    White ^ | September 10, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    As Prepared for Delivery “So tonight, with a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat. Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.” … “But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless...
  • Obama’s legacy: When did the teleprompter break?

    05/25/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Historians may have a tough time trying to determine certain aspects of the Obama presidency. There is no doubt that he is the first black president. School is still out as to whether Obama is the worst president, but Jimmy Carter has been a lot happier lately. The real question about Barack Obama that may be debated for decades is when did the teleprompter break? Watching the president do his best to explain away the latest scandal involving the Veteran’s Administration was a classic case of hubris in action. Barack Obama does not resemble a Greek tragedy, he is one....
  • Obama forced to fire a familiar friend

    11/08/2013 9:23:22 PM PST · by rhema · 35 replies
  • 'Uhhh…Uh…Uhhh….People!' Obama at Total Loss for Words When Staff Forgets His Speech

    06/07/2013 9:55:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 116 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | June 7, 2013
    President Obama strolled out to the podium today in San Jose, CA and was immediately at a loss for words. Not only did the President not have teleprompter, his aides forgot his speech. “My remarks are not sitting here,” the President declared awkwardly. “I’m uhhh….people….oh goodness….uhhhh...folks are sweating back there right now.”
  • Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    04/14/2013 1:04:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Apr 12, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    President Obama’s teleprompter may be more valuable than even his biggest critics claim. After all, a man who stole Obama’s teleprompter was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. "The theft of government property is a serious offense," Assistant U.S. Attorney Roderick Young said during Virginia resident Eric Brown’s sentencing hearing. "It's all the more serious when the property belongs to the White House Communications Agency."
  • Obama's Teleprompter (TOTUS) Kidnapper Sentenced

    04/13/2013 9:05:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-12-2013 | MOTUS
    I know you remember that horrifying day in October, 2011 when TOTUS was kidnapped and held hostage. TOTUS, blindfolded and held hostage at the Holiday Inn Express In the early days following TOTUS’ disappearance, Big White spokesboy Jay-C said investigators “could not rule out terrorism.” “The dangers posed to the free world by this heinous act can not be overstated.” Jay-C went on to explain this kidnapping could not have come at a worse time as Big Guy’s backup, TOTUS-Too, was also out of service, preventing Big Guy from doing any public speaking. TOTUS-Too has a nervous breakdown and shatters...
  • Theft of Obama’s teleprompter, lectern gets man 7-year prison term

    04/13/2013 7:55:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/11/13 | Justin Jouvenal
    It was no Republican plot, but someone made off with the teleprompter that has been the subject of conservative jokes about President Obama. Also stolen were the presidential seals. And Obama’s lectern. In fact, Eric Brown stole enough equipment from the office of the president that he could have staged his own presidential news conference — if he hadn’t pawned some of the gear at shops in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. In federal court in Virginia on Thursday, the Richmond man, 49, was sentenced to seven years in prison for brazenly taking a truck containing $200,000 worth of audio...
  • Man Gets 7 Years for Stealing Obama's Teleprompter

    04/12/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 12, 2013 | Larry O'Dell
    A career criminal who stole a truck containing President Obama's audio equipment was sentenced Thursday to seven years in federal prison. Sentencing guidelines called for a term of about three years, but Eric Brown of Richmond, Va., agreed to the longer sentence to avoid prosecution for 14 similar truck thefts in three localities. However, he could still face charges in Stafford County, which did not join Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties in the agreement.
  • School Forced Back Into Session for Obama

    02/14/2013 12:00:08 PM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 14, 2013, 9:58 am | Keith Koffler
    In an apparent planning snafu, President Obama today will visit an early learning school in Decatur, Georgia that happens to be in recess this week. But no problem: According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, staff and bus drivers will be summoned back to work for the day to accomodate Obama’s appearance. College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center Principle Suzanne Kennedy alerted parents that the staff will interrupt their vacations for the “amazing opportunity” for students to “expand their worlds” by seeing the president: President Obama’s visit is an honor for College Heights and the City Schools of Decatur. Since the school...
  • President Obama to Confiscate all Privately Owned Weapons.

    12/21/2012 10:45:23 AM PST · by DanMiller · 24 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 21, 2012 | Dan Miller
    They can kill people unnecessarily, uncompassionately and unfairly unless possessed only by the proper authorities. Yesterday, deeply concerned about the end of the world predicted for today, I was faced with making a difficult decision: should I drink all of my remaining rum or save a bit for later? I enjoyed a tot or two and decided not to decide. Instead, I consulted my highly placed confidential source at the White House concerning the World's second gravest concern, privately owned weapons. This encouraging article, showing how far President Obama is ahead of us all, resulted. According to my confidential informant,...
  • Bizarre Obama 'Death Stare' in 3rd Debate Understood...

    10/26/2012 3:54:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Since he couldn't bring the 'prompters, looks like Plouffe and Axelrod were coaching  The World's Most Overrated Intellect through an earpiece: _______________________________________________________________ Pat Dollard   h/t and Dave Simpson via Coreen Doyle
  • Candy Crowley: Obama's Teleprompter Substitute

    10/17/2012 6:40:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2012 | Nidra Poller
    We can now fairly assume that both Democrat and Republican analysts concluded that President Obama's weak performance in the first presidential debate could be attributed to the absence of a teleprompter. The president's reputation -- earned or unearned -- as a golden orator cannot be upheld without this prop. So, to level the playing field -- as he is fond of saying -- he was provided with a flesh and blood teleprompter in the shape of Candy Crowley for the second debate. It was a Catch 22. If Mitt Romney had pointedly objected to this glaring intervention he would have...
  • Next presidential debate: Mitt vs. O’s Teleprompter?!?!

    10/08/2012 10:18:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-12 | Wordsmith
    President Obama's faithful want him to take the mittens off in his next debate and trounce his Republican opponent by bringing out his secret weapon: The Teleprompter! Apparently some Obama supporters felt the president was at a disadvantage without usage of his teleprompter in last week's debate. (Well...truth be told, they're probably right). They think it was unfair in the last debate that the president debated at a handicap: As one man stated, “How’s he going to memorize an hour and a half debate?” Watch Rebel Pundit interview some of the president’s most loyal supporters at an Obama for America...
  • Obama's "Meat" for Date Might & TOTUS is De-Briefed

    10/07/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-7-2012 | MOTUS
    Since Lady M and Big Guy finally got around to celebrating their 20th anniversary yesterday at Bourbon Steak in the Georgetown Four Seasons. (Closed press: you really didn’t want to see the size of the steak and lobster required to make up for that debate debacle on our actual anniversary did you?) House special: 32 ounce rib eye, with a handle! So you can eat it like a lollipop.Anyway, since I have to run, I’m turning today’s post over to TOTUS to bring you up-to-date on what turned out to be a pretty rough week all around. Over to you...
  • Obama Being Sent to Debate Camp Next Week (Camp Awanapromta)

    10/06/2012 5:28:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 70 replies
    Doug Powers ^ | 10-5-2012 | Doug Powers
    They can spend all the time at all the camps they want and it won’t wipe the FAIL off the last four years, but they’ll try anyway: To remedy this, there will be more extensive preparation for Obama before the next showdown — now much higher stakes for Obama — at Hofstra University. Obama will set up debate camp at the end of next week in Williamsburg, Va.Obama may not be adding more rehearsal time — but as senior adviser David Axelrod says, he’s going to be more strategic about how he uses it.And on Obama’s debate sparring partner...
  • Next Debate - President Obama Will Win with the Help of TOTUS.

    10/06/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 28 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 6, 2012 | D
    TOTUS will overcome all potential difficulties. Due to President Obama's less than exemplary performance at the Wednesday night debate, serious concerns have been raised that not providing him even one single teleprompter was unfair. It was unfair, particularly in view of his great reliance on TOTUS. The truth is that President Obama needs a teleprompter at all times, even during his solitary morning meditations on the throne in the family bathroom. Governor Romney, on the other hand, neither needs nor uses one for any purpose. Their styles are very different and for the debate to have favored Governor Romney's style...
  • Obama: 'Thank Goodness Someone is Finally Getting Tough on Big Bird'

    10/04/2012 10:14:27 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 10/4/12
    Video at link:
  • Miss me yet?

    10/04/2012 8:51:31 AM PDT · by TOTUS · 27 replies
    October 4, 2012 | TOTUS
  • MSNBC: 'The President Had No Teleprompter Last Night'

    10/04/2012 5:37:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies
    MSNBC: 'The President Had No Teleprompter Last Night' Daniel Halper October 4, 2012 7:38 AM MSNBC hosts wondered whether President Obama lost last night's debate to Mitt Romney because he was unable to use a Teleprompter: "There's another element here that perhaps should be under discussion: The president had no Teleprompter last night," said MSNBC host Mike Barnicle. "He speaks almost all the time off of a Teleprompter. Forced now to stand on his feet after years in the bubble, getting pushed back a little, he didn't do too well. He didn't do too well." "Alright, even Bill Maher had...
  • TOTUS (Teleprompter Of The United States) Gives Romney Tips for Tonight's Debate

    10/03/2012 8:33:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-3-2012 | MOTUS
    Big Guy has been holed up in VEGAS, BABY! ® preparing for his first unscripted campaign appearance... Yeah, yeah. I’m in my room, studying,…as if I have to effing study this crap.And I think everything will be fine as long as he doesn’t let them see him sweat. We all know how badly that turned out. ...TOTUS’s going to share a few behind the scenes glimpses at the debate prep with Big Guy’s team so far... Thank you MOTUS...Just so you know, we got the old band back together to prep Big Guy for the debate of the century. Boyz...
  • Obama endures another unfortunate [teleprompter] moment on the campaign trail

    08/23/2012 6:00:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug 23, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>His critics will say this unfortunate photo reveals a deeper problem with his presidency -- that he's just a walking teleprompter.</p> <p>A Reuters photographer captured a shot of Barack Obama with his face obscured by a teleprompter during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday.</p>
  • Obama's Teleprompters [Lots of TOTUS Pictures]

    08/22/2012 9:09:05 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/22/2012 | Tyler Durden
    The topic of Obama and his teleprompters (one of which was stolen a year ago, causing a public appearance delay) has been so pervasive in the "counterculture" that it led to the creation of the term TOTUS. But it wasn't until today that TOTUS officially became part of the mainstream media lexicon courtesy of this slideshow via Reuters, which should explain just who pulls the strings.
  • The Window To Obama's Soul

    08/21/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Another unfortunate, unphotoshoped, photo of Obama, from Reuters of all places...
  • Team-R2 (romney & Ryan) Can Speak Without Teleprompters!

    08/15/2012 8:37:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-15-2012 | MOTUS
    Romney enters the TOTUS-free zoneI’m not sure what to make of this: Mitt Romney’s notes for a speech at Palacio De Los Jugos in Miami, Florida. I mean, Romney writes his own notes! By hand!  In a notebook? Who does that any more? OMG!!  Paul Ryan’s handwritten notes for speech in Waukesha Not Paul Ryan too!? ...Wow! Imagine speaking eloquently with just a few notes. The last time someone did that, Jimmy went down for the count. Remember? “They tell us we must learn to live with less, and teach our children that their lives will be less full...
  • Obamugabe is blubbering in Colorado; no major cable is covering it!

    08/09/2012 10:00:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    A friend with access to a satellite feed tells me Obamugabe has just started his lie-fest in Colorado. I think this is the one where a Georgetown crybaby Sandra Fluke introduces him. Anyway, no one is covering it...not CNN, not MSNBC, not FOX.
  • The Return of TOTUS: made a triumphant return to the campaign of President Barack Obama.

    The famous Teleprompter of the United States made a triumphant return to the campaign of President Barack Obama. The experiment to wean Obama off the machine failed in spectacular fashion when, without the benefit of a prepared script, the president uttered his now famous "You didn't build that" comment. Even after the damaging gaffe, the Obama campaign insisted that the teleprompter would rarely be used. Until yesterday: President Obama spoke to supporters in Florida this afternoon, but was careful to stick to his script, relying heavily on his teleprompters. The president campaigned without teleprompters last month, when he made his...
  • Wreck-It Barack Column: Unscripted Moments Damage Obama’s Carefully Built Image

    07/28/2012 11:08:26 AM PDT · by parisa · 27 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | July 27, 2012 5:00 am | Matthew Continetti
    One cannot help noticing the struggle between Barack Obama’s natural instincts and the serene and benevolent persona he projects to the world. Beneath the visage of a cosmetically populist, post-racial, post-partisan reformer who wants to “perfect” America and to have “millionaires and billionaires” “pay their fair share” is just another condescending, self-important, sarcastic, academic liberal Democrat, who believes in false consciousness and in scholastic theories that success in life can be attributed to birth or luck or community but not to individual effort and grit. Obama may be talented at self-fashioning, but he cannot maintain his public face constantly. The...
  • Ex-TOTUS Speaks Again, no longer ex-cathedra.

    07/20/2012 3:57:02 PM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dan Miller
    In an earlier article The Really Honorable I. M. Totus, then the Teleprompter of the United States, told us of his origins and White House functions. Recently fired from his post, he now has even more to say. President Obama's glory days with me. With the exceptions noted in my earlier guest post here, I generally expressed happiness mingled with fatherly concern over President Obama's speechifying. During public appearances, I was nearly always beside him telling him what to say and how to act while saying it. On a few sad occasions, a less competent teleprompter displaced me and the...
  • Obama In Rehab Fighting His Teleprompter Addiction

    07/18/2012 9:39:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-18-2012 | MOTUS
    As far as I know TOTUS doesn’t need Ambien to go into sleep mode and he didn’t run into anybody in his car so I’m not sure why he’s been placed on administrative leave. I’m afraid this can only mean one thing: “Hello, my name is Barry, and I am an addict.” Addicted since 2007 Uh oh: Teleprompter Rehab? Right before the reelection? What on earth are our puppeteers thinking? So, brainiacs at Team Obama Central, how’s the plan working out for us so far? Do you really think we need any more slipups when Big Guy goes off prompter?...
  • ‘I,’ ‘Me’—Obama Uses First-Person Pronoun 117 Times in 1 Speech

    07/09/2012 4:18:13 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 5 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | July 6, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Speaking in Sandusky, Ohio on July 5, President Barack Obama used the first-person pronouns “I” and “me” a combined 117 times in a speech that lasted about 25 minutes and 32 seconds. Obama used “I” 98 times and “me” 19 times, according to a transcript of the speech posted by the White House. A videotape of the speech posted on YouTube shows that Obama spoke for about 25-and-a-half minutes. During this speech, Obama used “I” or “me” approximately once every 13.09 seconds.
  • Lot of moping around here of late...

    07/03/2012 8:40:34 PM PDT · by verum ago · 49 replies
    self | 7/3/12 | verum ago
    To all the people moping and crying and declaring that all is lost: please read this Medal of Honor citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty at Saipan, Mariana Islands, 19 June to 7 July 1944. When his entire company was held up by fire from automatic weapons and small-arms fire from strongly fortified enemy positions that commanded the view of the company, Sgt. (then Pvt.) Baker voluntarily took a bazooka and dashed alone to within 100 yards of the enemy. Through heavy rifle and machinegun fire that...
  • Obama off the Cuff

    04/10/2012 5:52:56 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/10/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Conservatives caricature 24/7 Barack Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter. True, his speeches are scripted; but we forget why so: He is very good at reading a prepared script as if he were talking off the top of his head, and he is very bad at actually talking off the top of his head. In the former mode, he sounds pleasantly moderate and mellifluous; in the latter, sort of creepy and awkward. Yet the result is paradoxical: Obama seems to feel false when he sounds balanced and eloquent reading someone else’s ideas on a teleprompter, and genuine only when he is...
  • Amazing Danish TV Clip Ridicules Obama’s Robotic, ‘Copycat’ Statements

    03/24/2012 9:38:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 24, 2012 | Mike Opelka
    World leaders are frequently stopping by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to meet with the President and First Lady. Less than ten days ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron popped over for some meetings, a press conference filled with jovial banter, and a celeb-packed State Dinner. On March 5th, Obama told Benjamin Netanyahu, “We‘ll always have Israel’s back.” However, when it comes to some of our other allies around the world, the President (or his speech writers) seem to have a problem coming up with an original compliment. Witness this report from Thomas Buch-Anderson, a Danish TV host who collected some of...
  • Obama: All countries are close allies!

    03/20/2012 3:02:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Obama is an unoriginal, disingenuous ass and other countries have picked up on this! (VIDEO AT LINK)
  • Obama sharpens criticism of divided GOP candidates

    03/17/2012 3:42:06 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama accused his Republican rivals Friday of embracing an economic philosophy that excludes struggling Americans, in the latest in a series of speeches that have ramped up his criticism of those vying to challenge him in the November election. Obama's tart speech at a fundraiser in Illinois came as Republican candidates campaigned in the Midwestern state ahead of a primary vote there Tuesday, the next major test in what has been a drawn-out and chaotic race to choose a Republican presidential nominee. The Obama camp has stepped into full campaign mode this week, trying to draw...
  • Obama heckled on Iran at NYC fundraiser [NO mention of this by network buttkissers?]

    03/02/2012 6:24:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/1/2012 | Donovan Slack
    As President Obama spoke to hundreds of 20- and 30-somethings packed into a steamy home furnishings showroom in New York Thursday, a woman in the crowd apparently felt it important to air her views. "Use your leadership!" she yelled out, according to a pool report. "No war in Iran!" The president, smiling, responded, "Nobody's announced a war, young lady. But we appreciate your sentiment. You're jumping the gun a little bit." The exchange occurred at a star-studded campaign fundraiser at ABC Carpet & Home, where the hosts included Deepak Chopra and Russell Simmons, among others, and the program included performances...
  • Officials Plead Guilty in New York Voter Fraud Case

    12/21/2011 4:50:53 PM PST · by Doogle · 18 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/21/11 | Eric Shawn
    A total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election. The latest guilty pleas expose the ease with which political insiders can apparently manipulate the electoral system and throw an election their way, by the forging of signatures of unsuspecting voters that are then cast as real votes. "The phrase they use is: 'making sure they vote the right way,'" said a source close to the case, which is unfolding in Troy, N.Y. "It is not a Democratic or Republican thing. ......
  • Caption the annual Kennedy Center Awards pictures (Obama included!)

    12/05/2011 3:46:36 PM PST · by Baladas · 25 replies
  • Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Sites, Dates

    12/01/2011 12:10:57 PM PST · by jessduntno · 19 replies
    Commission on Debates ^ | Recently | Commission
    Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairmen of the non-partisan, non-profit Commission on Presidential Debates ("CPD") today announced sites and dates for three presidential and one vice presidential debates during the 2012 general election. The dates and sites are: First presidential debate: Wednesday, October 3 University of Denver, Denver, CO Vice presidential debate: Thursday, October 11 Centre College, Danville, KY Second presidential debate (town meeting format): Tuesday, October 16 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Third presidential debate: Monday, October22 Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL ...more at site...
  • Obama's stolen teleprompter recovered, national silence averted

    10/18/2011 4:20:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 18, 2011 | Andrew Malcom Political News and Commentary
    First, the bad news: They recovered President Obama's teleprompter. So, anybody going to his speeches on the current Darth Vader armored bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia is still going to get the full 22-minute monty about how he's there to listen. The Real Good Talker's top speech aide was in a truck stolen from a Richmond hotel parking lot early Monday morning and recovered in another hotel parking lot about 12 hours later. The truck, actually belonging to the Defense Department that handles presidential communications, contained the "Now Say This" machine as well as nearly a quarter-million dollars...