"Hey, Rahm. How ya doin. I'm gonna go have a fireside chat with a bunch of 6th graders. I'll need the usual Secret Service guys and about 16 roadies to carry the fireside."Posted by Rob De Witt at January 24, 2010 8:34 PM
"I've been watching presidents since Eisenhower and I've never seen one one-tenth as twisted as this one."
I know. This guy is so gobsmackingly idiotic my face is pretty much welded to my palm these days.
Apparently the setup was for a press conference to follow. Still... What, the guy can't talk or handle the press without a teleprompter? And now he has reached that nasty place where everything he does is going to be interpreted in a negative light. I expect his popularity to go off a cliff in the next few months. Too bad the MSM who sold this guy to the populace won't immediately follow.Posted by charris at January 24, 2010 9:12 PM
Got it: The Man is actually a mobile contact unit. The TELEPROMPTERS are the brains-Xylargs from Proxima Centauri. They can't walk around, so they employ what we call the President as their eyes and ears. The President must be acting erratically right now, so they have to be in the room with him to keep him from shaking hands with the doorknob or establishing trade relations with the carpet.Posted by A non Imous at January 24, 2010 9:21 PM
All his life he has been surrounded by people who told him his shit don't stink. Now that he is doing standup for keeps and the audience is not invited, he doesn't know when to shut up or when to get off. I don't think he can shut up.Posted by james wilson at January 24, 2010 10:31 PM
Perhaps he could be persuaded to give a speech in Roswell or Area 51, and the mothership can come by and pick him up.Posted by Connecticut Yankee at January 24, 2010 11:12 PM
Dang. I'm cackling out loud reading these comments!
The wax is melting on those wings.
Kinda fun watching the smoke and flames.
Love the smell of singed feathers in the morning.
Posted by Cathy at January 25, 2010 5:40 AM
This man will do anything for a photo op. He is outdoing Clinton in the photo op department.Posted by at January 25, 2010 6:34 AM
Alright, I'll be the first to say it:
M-U-U-U-C-H worse than any real "'My Pet Goat' moment."
I'd like to get off of Obama as a constant subject. I really would. It's just that the man is a walking, non-talking, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, gaffe and lie machine.
Holy crap can I ever get behind this.
I find a three-year-old clip of funny car commercials on YouTube, and I jump all over it like a starving dog on a candy bar he pulled out of the cat's litterbox.
How does a teleprompter help in dealing with questions from the press? when every question has been pre-selected, assigned to a particular reporter, and the answers placed into order.
I think it would be hilarious if called on reporter #3 asked the question assigned to called on reporter #5.Posted by Mikey NTH at January 25, 2010 7:57 AM
This is what an affirmative action education at the nation's best universities gets you...the ability to read a teleprompter to elementary school students.
To this day, both Obamas still believe that they actually earned their undergrad and law degrees on merit. After four years at Princeton, Michelle could barely scratch out a paper about "Being Black at Princeton." Read it for a laugh.Posted by Bastineau at January 25, 2010 9:26 AM
Remember when John Anderson ran for President and denounced the "Imperial Presidency"?
John was speaking of power shifting from Congress to the President. Well, that never quite happened.
But John also was speaking about the trends. Such things as galas at the WH for thousands of VIPs. With hundreds of military band musicians and servants. And uniforms so ornate the Kaiser would have felt shabby. And millions upon millions spent solely for displays.
Nixon didn't mind a show, Reagan either. Beginning with the first Bush lavish spectacles were rare until 2009.
But I don't think we ever before saw a President standing on such a rug while addressing some students.Posted by KTWO at January 25, 2010 12:00 PM
The only woven object I have seen that is more ornate than the one "the one" is standing upon is perched upon the noggin of Babblin' Biden.Posted by Blastineau at January 25, 2010 2:23 PM
The next time we think we need a president who's black and pretty, let's just elect Beyonce.Posted by Paul at January 25, 2010 4:29 PM
Hey, cut the bro some slack, willya? An elementary school classroom can be a damn tough audience.
JWMPosted by jwm at January 25, 2010 5:47 PM
The scariest thing of all is that our enemies all around the world are watching. THEY know what this man is made of, and they are licking their lips like a pack of ravenous wolves that just picked up the scent of a wounded lamb.
Not good.Posted by Kathy from Kansas at January 26, 2010 11:26 PM
Michelle's thesis, as mentioned by Bastineau.
I wrote better than this in high school. I imagine most people did.
I gave up in disgust before the end of the introduction.Posted by Harvey at January 29, 2010 8:49 PM