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President Obama To Hold Prime Time Press Conference Monday

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. KenH

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    Obama To Hold Prime Time Press Conference Monday

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    President Obama will hold his first formal press conference as president in prime-time on Monday night.

    During his daily briefing today, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said that Mr. Obama will answer questions from reporters at 8 p.m. eastern time this coming Monday.

    While Mr. Obama has answered a few questions from reporters during some White House events, he has not held a formal news conference yet since becoming president.

    As a comparison, CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reports that President Bush's first White House news conference was Feb. 22 - but it was at 2:40 p.m. in the afternoon in the Briefing Room.

    Mr. Bush's first prime-time news conference was not until Oct. 11, 2001 -- nearly nine months into his presidency.

    - www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/02/05/politics/politicalhotsheet/printable4778025.shtml
     
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    He's gotta fear-monger the masses into accepting the "Make our grandchildren broke" bill.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  4. KenH

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    45 minutes into President Obama's press conference, it is clear(and I think that everyone can agree on this regardless of how one feels about various policies) that we have a president who is smart, well informed, and articulate.
     
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    He just said "nobody is above the law." I guess that doesn't apply to his appointees. :sleep:
     
  6. Dragoon68

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    No, we've got a President who is a smooth con artist working on building the support of more misguided souls who believe in him. Other than that, I think he often holds his head a bit like Mussolini not that it means anything.
     
  7. KenH

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    Well, I tried to reach out in a bipartisan way, but I see that some of the conservatives in this forum are no more interested in cooperating for the good of the American people than many of the Republicans in the Congress.
     
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    I am very interested in cooperating for the good of the American people. I wish you would join us.

    I watched a few minutes of this press conference and saw a guy who is arrogant and out of touch. He seems to have no clue. He was constantly contradictory, both within his press conference as well as with the platform that he ran on.

    He did not appear particularly bright, nor was he well spoken. He struggled for words, and did not express himself well. He didn't handle it well at all, though perhaps that is just inexperience. He rambled, didn't seem to have clear points, and didn't really seem to know what he was talking about.

    He was not impressive to anyone who watched objectively. It was rather embarrassing to think that this is what we put out before the world as the best that we can do.
     
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    Like Obama ken makes a shallow attempt to reach out in a bi-partisan way for the sole purpose of appearing so. He has learned well from his master.
     
  10. KenH

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    It is clear that watching objectively was not something you did tonight.
     
  11. JamieinNH

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    Isn't that about the same thing we have heard for the last 7 years from Bush and Cheney?

    They are pretty good at fear-mongering themselves, and last I looked, our Grandchildren were already broke. (We're currently working on their Grand Children)
     
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    Are you talking about our current President or our Past President? Sounds an awful lot like Bush to me... but no body complained and belittled him about the way he spoke... now it makes a difference? :rolleyes:
     
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    He's smart, and can even say "nuclear" instead of Noo-que-ler. :laugh: Very impressive news conference.
     
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    I will agree he is mouthy!
     
  15. KenH

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    Well, coming from a conservative, as a progressive I will take what I can get in the way of a compliment for our president. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  16. KenH

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    Yes, I was very impressed that President Obama was willing to take on the do-nothing conservatives and their policies that created the current economic mess.
     
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    Some of us conservatives aren't interesting in compromising when we know the outcome would be bad for America. Getting "nothing" done by government, in the case of the Spendulus Plan, is far better than getting "something" done and calling it good when it's not.

    It's a bit like compromising with the devil - you'll always lose something when you do.
     
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    The do-something polices of government to make home mortgages affordable by lowering credit standards is what created the current economic mess. No they want the tax payers to clean up the mess and give them a bunch more money to waste on dumb ideas. No thanks! Let's just keep our money and use to "stimulate" our own finances.
     
  19. KenH

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    Yes, which is why President Obama probably needs to not be so compromising with conservatives in the Congress going forward.
     
  20. KenH

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    The Wall Street banks created the paper instruments that they passed around like Monopoly money and used to enrich themselves.
     
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