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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is The Obama Way. And his buddy, Raum, ascribes to the same playbook. I can't find a link, but Emanuel has temporarily ostracized a few reporters for their "uncomfortable questions." The press corps has responded with, "This ain't Washingon." I just heard one of them interviewed on the radio this morning.
    Al Capone didn't like tough questions either.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Isn't it appropriate to let someone answer, completely answer a question when you ask one? Why ask a question if you don;t really want a complete answer? Sounds like what you would find on a politicakl board where the person asking the question only wants the answer they've created in their mind.

    I see no problems calling Obama the filibuster king on his lies. You had no problem with it when it was Helen Thomas interrupting Geo Bush, now it is a problem....I see.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Good for the President. Conservative reporters consistently try to entertain the M&Ms (misfits, malcontents and miscreants) of the extreme right with rude behavior. I'm glad the President slapped him down.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I see no problems calling Obama the filibuster king on his lies. You had no problem with it when it was Helen Thomas interrupting Geo Bush, now it is a problem....I see.

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    I don't remember ever complaining about Bush and Helen Thomas. Perhaps you have a link? And how many questions did Bush ever actually answer?

    J, this is trivial ****. Whinning unnecessarly. If you want an answer, let him answer. If you don't like the answer, ask the question again and specificy what you thought was weak. This is not hard. And this whining about the how mean Obama abused the poor report is just dishonest.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Well, this is a new level of stupid complaint. Oh ****, the president got upset when some one did not let him finish his answer!!11!!ONE!!!1
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Al Capone didn't like tough questions either.
    Neither did Bush. Are you saying Bush and Capone are the same?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, this is a new level of stupid complaint. Oh ****, the president got upset when some one did not let him finish his answer!!11!!ONE!!!1
    But its shows he's human and we can't have a president who is human!

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Was he being continually cut off? I think I'd be pissed too. What's wrong with wanting to finish your answer (I know Obama often has long-winded answers, but was that the case here?)
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    I don't know if this is what you'd call "defending Obama", but I thought the reporter that interviewed him was, to say the least, kind of a jerk to the president. Interrupting what he was saying just to rub in the fact that Obama lost the state by 10 points, rather than a few, seemed not only unprofessional to me, but displayed the reporters obvious political bias.

    Putting that aside, Obama should have taken a page from George Bush when it comes to being interviewed by rude or hostile members of the media... He should have just smiled, thanked the man and walked away without comment.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I don't know if this is what you'd call "defending Obama", but I thought the reporter that interviewed him was, to say the least, kind of a jerk to the president. Interrupting what he was saying just to rub in the fact that Obama lost the state by 10 points, rather than a few, seemed not only unprofessional to me, but displayed the reporters obvious political bias.

    Putting that aside, Obama should have taken a page from George Bush when it comes to being interviewed by rude or hostile members of the media... He should have just smiled, thanked the man and walked away without comment.
    I completely agree Grim.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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