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Unbelievable: Obama gets no
questions at presser on ObamaCare
rollout or shutdown theater

Hot Air, by Allahpundit

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/9/2013 4:29:09 AM

I’m tempted to call it a clown show but that would be insulting to clowns:(Snip for graphic) It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels. I admit that, near the end of it, when Twitter was already starting to buzz about the oh-fer on this week’s two unhappy topics, I started


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JonR, 10/9/2013 4:36:26 AM     (No. 9556992)

This is what you get when you try to make a silk purse out of a sow´s ear! This country elected this incompetent, petulant megalomaniac twice! Now we all have to reap the whirlwind! Nice!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 10/9/2013 4:58:31 AM     (No. 9556998)

No, it´s totally believable. If your job, what you are paid good money to do, is to lie, cover-up and fabricate for Dear Leader´s benefit, why on earth would you ask Him any uncomfortable questions? I mean, really!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: janylou, 10/9/2013 5:10:56 AM     (No. 9557003)

Fear and intimidation go a long way to in silencing people. I´ve noticed lately how much Ed Henry of FOX has defended Obama. Even Rossen has been a little more so.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/9/2013 5:20:49 AM     (No. 9557006)

Actually, obamaCare is the only thing that Republicans are trying not to fund. It is not funded. Where are Dems getting the money for this disaster??

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/9/2013 5:38:46 AM     (No. 9557018)

That White House Press Corps is shameful. I don´t know how they can look themselves in the mirror in the morning.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 10/9/2013 5:54:46 AM     (No. 9557024)

#5 - These Federal workers (AKA White House Press Corps) don´t want to lose their jobs.
How do they look at themselves in the mirror in the morning?
Typically on their knees in front of a three foot floor mirror for Little people.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/9/2013 6:00:51 AM     (No. 9557029)

The referee has willingly become a cheerleader.

But still wearing the striped shirt, many people are unable to detect this.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/9/2013 6:20:51 AM     (No. 9557043)

Just the lsm kissing up, sucking up and covering up for our shameful president (calling him president still creeps me out). I am sure they knew he could not answer such a question in an intelligent manner so don´t ask it. These people make me want to throw up.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MMC, 10/9/2013 7:12:45 AM     (No. 9557096)

The reporters were given the questions, the TelePrompTer said which question/reporter to call upon... It was choreographed and rehearsed....

And redundant..

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 10/9/2013 7:38:11 AM     (No. 9557113)

"Will the person that managed to sign up for Obamacare please call Sec. Sebelious and explain just how you did it?"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: reilly, 10/9/2013 7:47:25 AM     (No. 9557121)

Mr. Preezy, there is plenty of money to pay interest and principal on the debt. Can you confirm today there is no chance we default?

It´s political theatre for idiots, starring DingleBarry.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rustycfc, 10/9/2013 8:14:54 AM     (No. 9557152)

I hope all you libs out there are happy now with this pos.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: sagman, 10/9/2013 8:17:53 AM     (No. 9557160)

Maybe for some of them it´s more than being sympathetic. Maybe some of them are afraid of asking a tough question because they´ll never be called on again. Or Carney will make known his displeasure in other ways.

So, sympathetic, or cowardly, or both.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Westie64, 10/9/2013 8:59:29 AM     (No. 9557221)

White House Press Corps -- Nonessential. It would be wonderful if O****a announced a press conference and no one came. ---- I can only dream.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: noparallel, 10/9/2013 9:14:54 AM     (No. 9557245)

How about a list of their names? Let´s call them out. Try, I say try, to shame them.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/9/2013 9:16:17 AM     (No. 9557247)

That was not a news conference. It was agitprop. One planted question after another. Each one designed to let Obama talk down to the people with his child level analogies. It was pathetic.

For me, it was another frog in the boiling pot moment. Obama has now gone full dictator. I am really concerned about how he will handle the truckers and bikers on Fri and Sat and then the Vets on Sunday.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/9/2013 9:39:55 AM     (No. 9557278)

"Propaganda must not investigate the truth objectively and, in so far as it is favorable to the other side, present it according to the theoretical rules of justice; yet it must present only that aspect of the truth which is favorable to its own side. The receptive powers of the masses are very restricted, and their understanding is feeble. On the other hand, they quickly forget. Such being the case, all effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare essentials and those must be expressed as far as possible in stereotyped formulas. These slogans should be persistently repeated until the very last individual has come to grasp the idea that has been put forward. Every change that is made in the subject of a propagandist message must always emphasize the same conclusion. The leading slogan must of course be illustrated in many ways and from several angles, but in the end one must always return to the assertion of the same formula."

Astute Ldotter historians will likely know where the above passage is from. We have gone too far, I´m afraid. Too many people have bought into the irrational beliefs, and now, we have willing propagandists who call themselves "journalists" and "reporters". I fear we are doomed.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: UtahLurker, 10/9/2013 9:45:03 AM     (No. 9557289)

How many WH reporters BOSSES are afraid their personal lives are being monitored by NSA, as was the AP and Fox, and the employees of these news organizations have been instructed to not ´embarrass´ the prez with tough questions.

Or...maybe the reporters are so indoctrinated with liberal delusions, they´re just too dumb to put two and two together.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: maryc, 10/9/2013 9:50:44 AM     (No. 9557297)

He is Naked and they still praise his robes. We thought that was just a story. Laugh is on us now. When hospitals close, doctors retire and all the young, who are supposed to pay and not use, don´t sign up this thing is going to really cost us all more than we are willing to pay and they press will still be saying how great we are to have elected the Won.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/9/2013 10:00:37 AM     (No. 9557314)

“Mister President!” = Five WASTED Syllables

“Who Ordered ‘Stand Down’ At Benghazi?” = Nine PROVOCATIVE Syllables

Sam Donaldson knew how to audaciously shout out a question everybody could hear and nobody could ignore. He was ABC News’ Disturber of the Peace. He was a media tiger compared to the media pussycats of today. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio and Sam Donaldson? Away forever, I’m afraid.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/9/2013 10:01:27 AM     (No. 9557315)

It is past time for Republicans to stop treating the WH press, and the stations they represent as legitimate NEWS agencies.
Ignore them, do not appear on their rigged programs..take it to FOX and the Blaze and the internet.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/9/2013 10:41:10 AM     (No. 9557383)

All but a handful of ´newsies´ can actually afford to live in DC anywhere the White House or Capitol Hill.

They end up living in suburban Virginia. Many of them purchase homes ~ a good number of them out Interstte 95.

I think it may be relatively easy to find their ADDRESSES in the Washington DC area.

Take the battle to the enemy.

BTW, the National Park Service cops ALL live in the suburbs ~ get a name, find where they live. Let them hole up at NPS Headquarters (which is in a really bad neighborhood BTW) far from the comforts of home, family, gasoline stations, grocery stores ~ Everyhing in DC is a long way to the grocery. The population drove the chains out of town long ago.

I´d personally like for the NPS to think we have a list of names, addresses, schools and such for all of them.

Remember, all the crazy stuff isn´t coming from the White Haus ~ the NPS psychocops are all of an inclination to keep the public out of their parks so Obamugabe doesn´t have to do or say much to set them off on setting Barrycades everywhere ~ or pulling guns on people.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: steveW, 10/9/2013 11:22:56 AM     (No. 9557469)

I keep wondering, how is it even legal, what the MSM does? I mean, in what other business is it permitted by law to peddle lies and fabricated information to your customers, or to cover-up scandals and misdeeds (at the very least) for your clients? Why is this now the sole prerogative of "progressive" Democrat activists claiming to be journalists? In what other business, I ask you, is this allowed?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/9/2013 11:51:57 AM     (No. 9557549)

That presser yesterday seemed to go on forever as the Motormouth-in-Chief tried to see if both legs would fit in his mouth up to his knees. Mirabile dictu, they did.

The mask is off, and Americans should be horrified at what they see and hear issuing from this White House. The cheaper the thug, the gaudier the patter. What we have gotten ourselves is the incontinent, irresponsible Lilliputian demagogue of our time doing Bill Ayers´ hateful bidding, a Little Dictator, a voice on a stick, a tiny pipsqueak of a man straining as if on a toilet seat to cause as much discomfort, dissention, and overall bad odor as he can so he´ll have an excuse to call out some of his janissaries to crack a few heads for his amusement.

The enabling Mainstream Media is, sorry to say, mostly to blame for the low class of politician with which we find ourselves stuck these days, and when the O-termite is finally expelled from his comfortable redoubts, his press contingent should go with him, and should end up in ignominy at least equal to what their unworthy hero should soon experience.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/9/2013 11:52:53 AM     (No. 9557553)

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/9/2013 11:56:49 AM     (No. 9557561)

The problem these so-called journalists have is that they only get ONE chance to ask a probing question to the President. Then they are no longer entitled to enter the room again. It´s called being blackballed. The Obama Administration is simply tyrannical and these journalists know it. They understand they will be the subject of Obama´s revenge, via blackball, the NSA, the IRS ,etc. That is exactly what all the FAKE scandals are about.
Ask Obama a tough question and expect a letter from the IRS about your taxes.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: dot66, 10/9/2013 12:11:04 PM     (No. 9557593)

Yesterday Hugh Hewitt had Rep. John Campbell on. Campbell noted that at end of pontification [my word, not his], O removed a piece of paper from his jacket and referred to the paper before calling on each reporter. Then during the alleged Q&A, someone tried to get a question in, and O actually said he needed to ´stick with the list.´ Turns out the list seems to have contained only names of really liberal "reporters" [like from HuffPo, etc.] and not a single one who who isn´t a BIG time lib. So WH press corps acted as nothing but props for the dog & pony show for O and pre-screened reporters.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/9/2013 1:29:38 PM     (No. 9557727)

Yep the vindictive methods Obie uses keeps the MSM sycophants in line as well...they don´t want to be uninvited to all the parties WE pay for !

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Reply 29 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 10/9/2013 2:53:43 PM     (No. 9557915)

The media is as corrupt as the thug Kenyan Muslim commie-lovers´ administration is!!!!

Say it out LOUD!

They´re ALL corrupt!

If only the naïve dumbasses had a frickin´ CLUE!!!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Nordlander, 10/9/2013 2:55:03 PM     (No. 9557917)

The way White House "press conferences" changed dramatically, but generally unnoticed, at the start of the Obama presidency.

Prior to Obama it had been customary for Presidents to call on reporters at random during the Q&A period - thus all of the raised hands and shouting from the reporters vying for attention.

Obama changed that - now questions are submitted in advance, and the administration chooses which ones they will answer in the so-called Q&A sessions.

Notice there´s nowhere near the clamor to be recognized like there was in the past. And Obama working off of the pre-arranged list.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Shucky, 10/9/2013 4:46:18 PM     (No. 9558097)

Disturbing, deplorable, etc? Absolutely!Unbelievable? No. More like, it would be shocking if they actually behaved like journalists and not the propagandists that they are.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: maryc, 10/9/2013 5:16:49 PM     (No. 9558148)

list ? He´s so dumb he can´t see the brown on the noses of his pet reporters ?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: xcenturion, 10/9/2013 5:22:23 PM     (No. 9558158)

The unbiased media died in this country long ago. Don´t subscribe to liberal leaning newspapers or magazines. I cancelled my subscription to the Sacramento Bee and haven´t missed it a bit.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: IMSully, 10/9/2013 5:28:22 PM     (No. 9558169)

Seriously, I wonder if members of the press are afraid that they will lose privileges and or access if they ask tough questions? Yesterday Pelosi had the gall to attend an immigration rally on the closed Capitol Mall. This is the same woman who had the unmitigated gall to say we had to pass the Bill to learn what was in the Bill. Where is the Press? Are they afraid they will be launched out of a 5th story window?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/10/2013 2:18:43 AM     (No. 9558753)

They aren´t "libs". Stop using that stupid
inaccurate word (they aren´t "progressives"
either - more semantic deception.) Think of
the imposter as a communist, and think of
all the press robots as communists, too.
Then, there is no frustration, just recognition and understanding of all the blind provoking propaganda forced upon us.
It´s actually perfect that they are so openly, mentally enslaved, perfect video material for a winning documentary on the force of totalitarian propaganda.

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

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