Teleprompter Dependency

Okay, I find this more than a little absurd.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/...eding-race-top

Why do you need TWO teleprompters and a podium to speak to a classroom of 6th graders?
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Okay, I find this more than a little absurd.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/...eding-race-top

Why do you need TWO teleprompters and a podium to speak to a classroom of 6th graders?
Originally Posted by susancnw

LOL, Well at least we know the President can read...and that's about all he can do.

I guess you should dump Reagan as your personal hero too, then.

Obama was giving a speech. He didn't use the teleprompters for the informal chat.
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Without teleprompters, Bush would have been struck dumb, same with Reagan, HW Bush and Clinton. What's your point?
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WTF? All politicians use teleprompters. Even Saint Reagan used them.
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Originally Posted by wild~hair
Thanks! Sowell is a personal hero. He's incredibly smart, but has a way of explaining things that goes right to the heart of things. I admit that I struggle with his books on economics, his books are race and cultural issues are really eye-opening. And he's very funny.

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Guess I need to update the sig too...found a good one from Mark Twain.
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I'm well aware that politicians use teleprompters all the time. I think he uses them with alarming frequency, but few politicians are good at off the cuff...and it is often very revealing. I think these two blogs are funny as hell.

http://baracksteleprompter.blogspot.com/

http://obamasblackberry.blogspot.com/

The video on the blackberry blog is funny. It's from the Onion and I laughed hysterically too on the stuff they did on Bush. And watch the video to the end...the shot at Reagan is a good one.

Why was he giving a speech to 6th graders? Couldn't he just have had them come to the White House and stand around like he did the doctors?

And if education is so important, why didn't he step in when the DC school district decided to deny vouchers so the kids could get out of lousy schools and go to a better school. Incidentally, some of those kids that were getting vouchers and scholarships were going to the school where his daughters go.

Like I initially said, it looks absurd for him to be in an elementary school accompanied by the Podium and Teleprompter.

I wonder if there is a 12 step program for teleprompter dependence? He's not real good when TOTUS has a malfunction.
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The older I get, the less patience I have with cleverness. Thomas Sowell.
Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve. Benjamin Franklin.
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He's not real good when TOTUS has a malfunction.
Originally Posted by susancnw
At least he can still form words in the English language.

Dubya Speaking?
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Originally Posted by susancnw
At least he can still form words in the English language.

Dubya Speaking?
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe


God Damn, that Bush was an Empty Vessel. Stupid as the day is long. And the Conservatives want to elect the other Empty Vessel to high office too (Palin).
Jon Stewart: You didnít really use a teleprompter inside a classroom, did you, champ?

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/2...did-you-champ/

I'm well aware that politicians use teleprompters all the time. I think he uses them with alarming frequency, but few politicians are good at off the cuff...and it is often very revealing. I think these two blogs are funny as hell.

http://baracksteleprompter.blogspot.com/

http://obamasblackberry.blogspot.com/

The video on the blackberry blog is funny. It's from the Onion and I laughed hysterically too on the stuff they did on Bush. And watch the video to the end...the shot at Reagan is a good one.

Why was he giving a speech to 6th graders? Couldn't he just have had them come to the White House and stand around like he did the doctors?

And if education is so important, why didn't he step in when the DC school district decided to deny vouchers so the kids could get out of lousy schools and go to a better school. Incidentally, some of those kids that were getting vouchers and scholarships were going to the school where his daughters go.

Like I initially said, it looks absurd for him to be in an elementary school accompanied by the Podium and Teleprompter.

I wonder if there is a 12 step program for teleprompter dependence? He's not real good when TOTUS has a malfunction.
Originally Posted by susancnw
It's not his job to micromanage what goes on in Washington DC or anywhere else in the country. Isn't there a mayor? A school Superintendent?

People seem to love to put more on the President than is his right and responsibility.
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Jon Stewart: You didnít really use a teleprompter inside a classroom, did you, champ?

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/2...did-you-champ/
Originally Posted by Kitschy
I'd already seen the Jon Stewart clip -- hilarious.

To be fair to Obama, I believe he was giving a speech to the press, and not just talking to the sixth graders.

Sure, all presidents use the Teleprompter. The problem is, when something is starting to make you look bad (as Obama's use of them is), if you are politically savvy you will try to limit that. Otherwise, it just gives cheap shots (or, some may say, legitimate shots) to the comedians, the media, and of course your political opponents. In politics, as unfair as it may be (just ask Bush), the famous saying is: "perception=reality." So you've got to be aware of how you are being perceived and not "step in it." For example, in about 2003, once we were in Iraq (or was it earlier, when we went to Afghanistan? I cannot remember when exactly), Bush stopped playing golf. He felt that it looked bad to have the POTUS out playing golf while our troops are out there at war. He knew that the press, the Democrats, et al., would have a field day with images of him playing golf in a time of war. It might not be fair (Obama plays golf all he wants, just like other presidents use Teleprompters), but that's the way the political and PR games work.
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Obama did very nicely in the Q&A with the GOP today.....all without the use of a teleprompter.
Sure, all presidents use the Teleprompter. The problem is, when something is starting to make you look bad (as Obama's use of them is), if you are politically savvy you will try to limit that. Otherwise, it just gives cheap shots (or, some may say, legitimate shots) to the comedians, the media, and of course your political opponents. In politics, as unfair as it may be (just ask Bush), the famous saying is: "perception=reality." So you've got to be aware of how you are being perceived and not "step in it." For example, in about 2003, once we were in Iraq (or was it earlier, when we went to Afghanistan? I cannot remember when exactly), Bush stopped playing golf. He felt that it looked bad to have the POTUS out playing golf while our troops are out there at war. He knew that the press, the Democrats, et al., would have a field day with images of him playing golf in a time of war. It might not be fair (Obama plays golf all he wants, just like other presidents use Teleprompters), but that's the way the political and PR games work.
Originally Posted by tendrilly
Bush wouldn't play golf because it reflected badly on him in a time of war...but he thought it'd be acceptable to take more vacation days than any other president ever??? LOL, what a shrewd politican!!!

I can think of worse things than "teleprompter dependency," or enjoying a game of golf from time to time. How about being a war criminal? Lololol!

You know what? I don't really care if Obama uses a prompter. I really don't. Do whatever you need to do to make Americans look good again, buddy. And I don't think most people care, honestly...I follow the BBC, The Wall St. Journal, The New York Times and occasionally AP, which seems like a pretty good spread to me. I've never heard anything about Obama's prompter dependency, and I've certainly never heard of this "TOTUS." It only seems to bother the most conservative of NC.com posters, and you've all hated Obama from the start, anyway.
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Obama did very nicely in the Q&A with the GOP today.....all without the use of a teleprompter.
Originally Posted by Vaneda
I was about to say this, but you beat me to it.

Really, every president had used teleprompters. Why is it an issue now? It seems like the republican pundits want to find anything and everything to criticize Obama and have amnesia when it comes to their own guys. Puleeeeze!
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So now Obama is in charge of Washing DC education system? Really?
He doesn't have that kind of power.
The repubs like to spin his every move...it's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
Had he tried to change anythign in the local politics, he would be overstepping his boundaries...if he doesn't, then he incompetent, right?
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