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    Re: Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    The ability to read is a vital aspect of teleprompter use, hence GWB.
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    Re: Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    I have held elected office, been in debates, made speeches, help press conferences, been on TV, and I never even used notes let alone an idiot board, Teleprompter.

    Obama is so lacking mental acuity he used one a place you won't even find video of President Bush using one,andi know because I looked.
    Hell even the Obama supporting Huffington post carried the story and posted the video of this "brainiac" setting a poor example in front of a group of Elementary School children. Way to go dumb ass.


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    Re: Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Fact: Every President has used a teleprompter.
    Fact: There's no data to suggest Obama using it more than anyone else.
    Fact: Those who suggest he does use it more have no data to back it up.
    Not EVERY President - IKE was the first and Ike wasn't the first POTUS of the US.

    That said, the last time I believe an American President addressed British Parliament - it was Ronald Reagan (though I could be wrong), and it just so happens Reagan used teleprompters.

    The History Place - Great Speeches Collection: Ronald Reagan Speech - Address to British Parliament


    That said, would I have my drothers, I'd like American Presidents to not use teleprompters so much and I surely would like to see them have a Q&A with Congress a la Parliament's Q&A with the Prime Minister. I hate the teleprompter - it turns our President into a news anchor reading the news aloud.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I have held elected office, been in debates, made speeches, help press conferences, been on TV, and I never even used notes let alone an idiot board, Teleprompter.

    Obama is so lacking mental acuity he used one a place you won't even find video of President Bush using one,andi know because I looked.
    Hell even the Obama supporting Huffington post carried the story and posted the video of this "brainiac" setting a poor example in front of a group of Elementary School children. Way to go dumb ass.

    Actually the story was that he used the teleprompter to address reporters at the event, not the actual children.
    White House: Critics Too Quick To Pan Obama For Using Teleprompter
    What the Obama School Teleprompter Photos Really Show

    And to Ockham, yes that was the point I was trying to get across that every President from George Washington to the present has used teleprompters.

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    Re: Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post

    And to Ockham, yes that was the point I was trying to get across that every President from George Washington to the present has used teleprompters.

    Back then they didn't call them teleprompters though... it was this giant wooden squirrel with a long scroll tacked to it with really big writing that was rolled into the middle of the muddy streets.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Well, the "nitpick" is in how many hail the Presidents speaking ability. On the prompter, he's competent, off it, not so much.. That's all, really.


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    Bull****. He didn't use a teleprompter in the debates and nor does he during Q & A with audience members. He's quite eloquent in many speaking situations where a teleprompter is not used. You're just so blinded by your partisanship you refuse to see it. It just amazes me how you people expect us to believe a Harvard Law grad Magna cum laude and head of the Law Review, and college professor is a dunce.

    Bush on the other hand still flubbed when he WAS using a teleprompter. Off the teleprompter they didn't call them don't call them Bushisms for nothing.

    And don't forget the deer in the headlights look where he was frozen in the elementary classroom after the twin towers were hit. Of course we now know Cheney had to take over.
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    joke Re: Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    Oh your god! I cant believe this man has the audacity to use a teleprompter!!!! IS NOTHING SACRED??? WHY HASNT THIS MAN BEEN IMPEACHED AND THROWN IN JAIL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


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    Re: Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Every single time a president gives a prepared speech they use a teleprompter. Every time.
    That's kind of the point. That was Mondale's point. Obama doesn't speak to the nation, he reads prepared remarks.

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    Re: Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Befuddled_Stoner View Post
    Oh your god! I can’t believe this man has the audacity to use a teleprompter!!!! IS NOTHING SACRED??? WHY HASN’T THIS MAN BEEN IMPEACHED AND THROWN IN JAIL?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Don't tease. It's not nice.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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