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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    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.
    Agreed he does at time give long answers. However, I would rather be annoyed that the answer was a minute or two too long, rather than just a ten second answer.

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

    If any of you want to see an interviewee REALLY go off, just watch President Clinton's interview with Chris Wallace on youtube.



    Or Wesley Clark going off on David Asman:



    I just picked these vids cuz I love when libs have balls (which happens all too rarely). I mean, I dislike Fox news too but I just like to see a good smackdown
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    yes, dubya was so effective with the reporters:
    Feel better now?

    I hope so, since launching a gratuitous attack on George Bush is the only purpose I can see for posting that video, because it certainly had nothing to do with the topic or anything I said.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Agreed he does at time give long answers. However, I would rather be annoyed that the answer was a minute or two too long, rather than just a ten second answer.
    I agree. We need long wined answers that actually explain and not sound bites that actually hide insight.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Agreed he does at time give long answers. However, I would rather be annoyed that the answer was a minute or two too long, rather than just a ten second answer.
    We have to realize that not every question can be answered in multiple choice form.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    If any of you want to see an interviewee REALLY go off, just watch President Clinton's interview with Chris Wallace on youtube.



    Or Wesley Clark going off:



    I just picked these vids cuz I love when libs have balls (which happens all too rarely). I mean, I dislike Fox news too but I just like to see a good smackdown
    Maybe it would be more powerful if the rest of the media didnt interview democrats while they had chills running down their legs...

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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.
    Basically, the president is going to try to explain his thinking and defend himself and a biased journalists doesn't want to hear that BS, so he interrupts him.

    I really don't think this president has done anything 100 percent wrong or he is a bad person... The president has to make tough decisions, and he has to defend them. You might not like how he defends his decisions or his reasoning, but because this is a free country, you're not going to be killed or punished for disagreeing with the leader. But to think this president is a liar, a secret Muslim, socialist, and Kenyan who secretly wants to destroy America is just stupid and insane, and the epitome of ignorant.

    Some idiots really think the president is all bad and no good... If they hear the president explaining himself like a decent human being, guided by morality and good intent, then that entire bogeyman image might be shattered and idiots on talk radio might have less doomsday BS to scare people about.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    1. president obama, if nothing is done now to restructure fundamentally entitlement funding, will they be there in their present form for the next generation?

    2. mr president, exactly what do you intend to do to reform entitlement funding?

    take your time, please

    final followup: exactly when, sir, can we expect a budget from senator reid implementing your program of deficit reduction, when can we expect a cbo score?

    thank you

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Basically, the president is going to try to explain his thinking and defend himself and a biased journalists doesn't want to hear that BS, so he interrupts him.

    I really don't think this president has done anything 100 percent wrong or he is a bad person... The president has to make tough decisions, and he has to defend them. You might not like how he defends his decisions or his reasoning, but because this is a free country, you're not going to be killed or punished for disagreeing with the leader. But to think this president is a liar, a secret Muslim, socialist, and Kenyan who secretly wants to destroy America is just stupid and insane, and the epitome of ignorant.

    Some idiots really think the president is all bad and no good... If they hear the president explaining himself like a decent human being, guided by morality and good intent, then that entire bogeyman image might be shattered and idiots on talk radio might have less doomsday BS to scare people about.
    Seriously SW, who said anything like that in here? Liar yes. That is my opinion. But I never brought up anything like what you just went off on. And to turn around and in the next paragraph call those who don't agree with you "idiots" is beyond insulting, and inflammatory. You should check yourself.

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



    McCain is just plain rude to this reporter, and she was extremely calm and remained respectful to him despite his tone.

    And a lot of you guys bitching about Obama handling this interview, probably voted for this guy.... I'd say Obama acted like a saint when compared it to this McScarface interview clip.

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