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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a child this man is. Thin skinned, and unwilling to be challenged in his answers to tough questions. In fact anyone remember during the campaign, reporters he didn't like the questions of somehow disappeared from the press pool?

    This is a man that likes to 'control' the media and when he can't it rattles him. What a loser he is.

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    Didn't Bush do the same things with reporters? People who ask tough questions don't get asked backed. Though I don't see anything innately wrong with asking to be able to finish your answers when asked a question. It's not all about 20 s stump speeches, sometimes information takes a bit more time to transmit.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    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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    People think that about Obama, and I didn't directly call anybody ignorant. I just said thinking that stuff about Obama is ignorant. That's just like thinking 9/11 was an inside job... it's just stupid IMO

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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.
    Sorry SB, but I have to disagree with your assessment of the Wallace/Clinton interview. Clinton was a hostile, arrogant prick with Wallace from the get-go, and Wallace is one of the most professional, fair interviewers in the business. This wasn't a case of an unprofessional or rude interviewer with a political agenda crossing any lines, this was a case of Clinton not liking the question he was asked, not because it was out of bounds, but because it was asked by someone on Fox News... The enemy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Sorry SB, but I have to disagree with your assessment of the Wallace/Clinton interview. Clinton was a hostile, arrogant prick with Wallace from the get-go, and Wallace is one of the most professional, fair interviewers in the business. This wasn't a case of an unprofessional or rude interviewer with a political agenda crossing any lines, this was a case of Clinton not liking the question he was asked, not because it was out of bounds, but because it was asked by someone on Fox News... The enemy.
    I agree somewhat. I don't think Wallace was being a prick, or being unprofessional, or anything like that. I think Clinton just went off because he was sick and tired of the whole "Clinton never did anything (or didn't do enough) to try and catch Osama bin Laden" narrative which Wallace was repeating.

    Those videos were more for comic relief and comparison than anything else. What Obama said to that reporter pales in comparison to these guys' reactions, that's why I put em there.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    People think that about Obama, and I didn't directly call anybody ignorant. I just said thinking that stuff about Obama is ignorant. That's just like thinking 9/11 was an inside job... it's just stupid IMO
    People? What people? In here? Show me where in here, in this thread, anyone, ANYONE said anything about Obama being a kenyan? Or a Secret Muslim? Other than you trying to smear those of us who don't fall on the ground in orgasmic pleasure at the mere utterance of this liar's name.

    And No, you didn't just point out the ignorance of statements like that, after you tried to associate every conservative with these statements, that weren't said in this thread, you then proceeded to call us idiots!

    Your tactic in that portion is banal, transparent, and juvenile, and instead of trying to now spin and dismiss what you did, you'd serve us better by just apologizing, acknowledging, and moving on. But I doubt that someone that really holds that kind of petulant view of those that disagree with her own views would have the integrity to do such.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    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.
    [emphasis added by bubba]

    thank you for another opportunity to force you to eat your own words:
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    Believe me, I know exactly what you're saying and agree with you... Why do you think I said Obama should have taken a page from George Bush's book on how to deal with hostile members of the media?
    [emphasis again added by bubba]


    and thanks for the opportunity to present just how effective the shrub was with reporters
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    [emphasis added by bubba]

    thank you for another opportunity to force you to eat your own words: [emphasis again added by bubba]


    and thanks for the opportunity to present just how effective the shrub was with reporters
    Justabubba, c'mon man, that was like one of the few things I LIKED about Bush. That was an awesome duck! Dude has great reflexes.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 04-19-11 at 01:36 PM.
    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 j-mac View Post
    People? What people? In here? Show me where in here, in this thread, anyone, ANYONE said anything about Obama being a kenyan? Or a Secret Muslim? Other than you trying to smear those of us who don't fall on the ground in orgasmic pleasure at the mere utterance of this liar's name.

    And No, you didn't just point out the ignorance of statements like that, after you tried to associate every conservative with these statements, that weren't said in this thread, you then proceeded to call us idiots!

    Your tactic in that portion is banal, transparent, and juvenile, and instead of trying to now spin and dismiss what you did, you'd serve us better by just apologizing, acknowledging, and moving on. But I doubt that someone that really holds that kind of petulant view of those that disagree with her own views would have the integrity to do such.

    j-mac
    So I am not allowed to bring up birtherism in a thread, unless a Conservative brings up first and expresses birtherism ideas... I have never heard of this rule before, and it's a BS rule as far as I am concerned. This thread wasn't about Bush, but somebody brought Bus into it... and I am pretty damn sure it was a conservative who brought Bush into this.

    I didn't make my statement personal, nor was it directed at anybody. I explained myself in that statement.

    I assume the journalist is biased, and that the journalist thinks Obama is all bad. I personally don't think there is any reason to be afraid of the president or think he is evil. If you can't handle listening to the president explain his decisions and why he made them, in his own words, they you really don't know who he is. Part of interviewing the president, is learning who he really is and what drives him.

    The president isn't crazy or hateful. He doesn't sound insane like Ahmadinejad when he talks.


    I can only assume you're a birther, otherwise, you wouldn't have taken so much offense to my statement..

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

    mommy... mommy... the big bad reporter is being mean to me...

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

    I don't think saying "Let me finish my answer" is an extreme thing to say. Seems reasonable to me.
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