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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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    Presidents should be treated with respect by journalists... the president's party shouldn't matter. If American journalists can't respect the president of the United States then why should anybody else? Why should foreign leaders, people under his command?

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

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    But its shows he's human and we can't have a president who is human!
    Sorry, but I oppose Cheney as president, and he is the only one qualified if we cannot have a human.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

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    Put this statement back in the early 2000's and you'd be a Bush Republican my friend.


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    I think you just don't want to admit Bush was just a poor president.

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

    When did it become okay to interrupt someone during their sentence? That is just rude, especially to the freaking president of the United States.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Where's that line? I mean don't we want tough questions being answered? Or are we happy to hear full paragraphs in response to a yes or no question?


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    See Grim's post. There's asking tough questions, being respectful, and respectfully cutting the interviewee off when he is giving an answer that is too long-winded. Then, there's just being unprofessional.
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    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Put this statement back in the early 2000's and you'd be a Bush Republican my friend.


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    The problem with Bush wasn't answering the questions... It was the things he said.

    "The Constitution is just a piece of paper, stop throwing it in my face."

    If Obama said that... oh my god. Where was the Tea Party screaming about ballooning debt and upholding the Constitution in 2000 to 2008?

    ... they were in the voting booth, giving Bush his second term

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Where's that line? I mean don't we want tough questions being answered? Or are we happy to hear full paragraphs in response to a yes or no question?


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    You can try and get answers to tough questions without being an ass. And besides, rarely any tough question is a yes or no answer. Tough questions need long answers because the question tend to be complex and the different parts needs to be addressed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You can try and get answers to tough questions without being an ass. And besides, rarely any tough question is a yes or no answer. Tough questions need long answers because the question tend to be complex and the different parts needs to be addressed.
    To be fair, President Obama is sometimes given to long-winded answers. I remember one time it took him 17 minutes to answer some college kid's question. I don't think that's what happened here though.
    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.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    they have so little to be able to criticize they must fabricate things to whine about
    oh?

    have you seen libya, have you met afghanistan

    did you read the 2012 budget proposal published by barack the slasher in february

    do you remember his signing the bush/obama/clinton/boehner/mcconnell tax cuts for the rich into law just 2 months ago

    what's he saying today

    have you seen housing, gasoline, s&p's warning about our credit rating

    have you noticed hurryup harry has STILL failed to put a single digit on paper in response to hr1, he's been sitting on it for months

    hurryup harry appears paralyzed

    and i wouldn't say americans are whining as much as watching

    you really shouldn't bring these things up, tho, you'd be accused of derailing the thread

    back to the topic: obama letting a dallas local get to him---personally

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

    Lord knows Im not a huge fan of The One, but thats probably a lot more diplomatic response than I would have given to the reporter.

    I havent seen the interview in question...I know dood does tend to ramble on about everything BUT the question if its one he doesnt want to answer...but...still...

    OK...Edit...just watched the interview...the "let me finish my answers next time" comment came after the interview as they were wrapping up. It got a little heated but not overly. I thought the reported did a decent job of calling him out on losing Texas 'by a few points' and i imagine Obama's not used to a reporter actually calling him on the bull****...still...a pretty benign exchange.
    Last edited by VanceMack; 04-19-11 at 12:59 PM.

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