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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Well said. I get the angst that some might have with Obama speaking at Notre Dame but he is a sitting POTUS. For that reason alone, he should be accorded a level of respect that does not include heckling.
    Hogwash.

    He's a politician. Being a target is part of the game. If he doesn't want to play, he can always resign.

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I'm all about freedom of speech, but have some respect. I am not Obama's biggest fan, but even I think interrupting his speech and heckling him while he's trying to speak is a bit tacky.
    Yeah...it is. ...And so is accepting an honorary law degree from a Catholic University amid such obvious dissent. IMO, he should have declined the invitation. He undoubtedly could have mentioned his reasons for declining at his interview with Newsweek on the way to Arizona--another contested honorary degree which was not given to him. I think it shows a lack of class, but then again, I'm not impressed with all the personal digs that our president engages in--I think it's beneath the office.

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    When you use it in the manner Obama does..yes.

    It should be a reminder at most. Not used to read verbatim back and forth like your watching a tennis game. He doesn't give speech's he reads at you.

    There has never been a President so reliant on reading whatever he has to say as Obama. Those who had access to such technology used it in the same manner as paper notes. They used it as a reminder of what they where sayign not as a book.

    IE Bill Clinton gave a State of the Union after remarking that the speech in the Teleprompter was not the right one. Like every President but Obama he didn't need it..it wasn't a crutch.

    Its clear as day Obama does not know what he is going to be reading at you other then the general overall gist.
    The 'Great Orator' claim has fallen flat on its face.
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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Hogwash.

    He's a politician. Being a target is part of the game. If he doesn't want to play, he can always resign.
    I take it I can't count on a thanks for my thoughtful post?

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

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    I take it I can't count on a thanks for my thoughtful post?
    I just liked this post.

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    You mean they sat and watched while he read the teleprompter?

    That is not "most of the audience being enthusiastic or supportive of Obama".
    Most polls read the telepromter so WGAS !!
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    " A few self righteous Catholics run mouth"

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Any chance you could change that to some Catholics.
    " A few self righteous Catholics run mouth" during President Obama's speech. Would that work for anyone ?
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    Re: " A few self righteous Catholics run mouth"

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    " A few self righteous Catholics run mouth" during President Obama's speech. Would that work for anyone ?
    I would prefer something a bit more respectful. I am very much pro abortion rights, but I respect those who believe differently, and hope that if we show them respect, maybe they can show us respect, and the tone of the debate can be mellowed a tad.

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, but some folks on the right are desperate to find something to criticize President Obama over, so we get things like telepromptergate, and shoegate. I know for a fact President Bush the younger and President Clinton used one, and am pretty sure President Bush the younger used one, and it probably goes back further than that.
    It especially amuses me when they find a way of comparing Obama to Bush. Now that is hilarious!
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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    It especially amuses me when they find a way of comparing Obama to Bush. Now that is hilarious!
    Actually, it was comparing President Obama to several presidents, showingthat they had the trait in question in common. Further, it was to poke fun of the whole concept that it is somehow unpresidential to use a teleprompter. This was not "finding a way to compare". Read content, not just isolated words.

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