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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Rush made a good point about this today, which is that if Obama doesnt like how Fox is characterizing him, why doesnt he appear on Fox and set them straight from time to time? From what I remember he has waged a boycott on Fox, while appearing on all other media many many times.

    As of a year ago he had appeared on comedy and daytime talk shows at least a dozen times, but on Fox News Sunday twice. Isnt it his own fault if people think hes a caricature?
    NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama will sit for a live interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly before Super Bowl XLVIII.

    The interview at the White House will air as part of Fox's pregame show on Feb. 2.

    It's become an annual tradition for the president to talk to the network televising the game on Super Bowl Sunday. O'Reilly also interviewed Obama before the Super Bowl three years ago, the last time Fox had the NFL championship.

    Fox said Thursday that an additional recorded portion of the interview will be aired on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Feb. 3.

    Bill O'Reilly to interview President Obama before Super Bowl - NFL.com
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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    He certainly is a narcissistic sumbitch isn' t he? If he was honest he wouldn't need the conspiracy theory. The fact is WE DON'T LIKE HIS POLICIES. It really is as simple as that. It's not racial, not partisan, it's about his tactics, lies and running the country in the wrong direction.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    It has nothing to do with his policies or personality, but rather his inability to convince you that conservatives are wrong. And so he cant get anything done because people wont allow Republicans in congress to go along with his policies. Because he hasnt been able to prove Rush or Fox wrong.

    Does that sound rational to you? Heck, does it sound professional? Isnt it possible that either Obama is simply wrong, or that people dont beleive him?

    He claims to be interested in solving problems, but rarely talks to congress or even his own appointees. He claims to be practical, but thinks govt micromanaging everyone is going to work? He thinks a lot of the things hes put into play worked better than people think. Ok, Ill give him that. Expectations are pretty low, so the fact that there was a Obamacare website at all is probably better than expected. I seem to recall Obama joking about shovel ready not being so shovel ready after all. GUess thats his idea of working better than expected?

    As Ive said many times before, if Obama would simply get to work, instead of giving interviews, campaigning, and blaming everyone but himself for the poor performance of govt, maybe something would get done. He works a half a mile from Congress. Walk down the street and say hi.
    I was going to say something similar. Barry's problem is that he actually believes everyone shares his world view. They don't. He believes that it's possible to legislate fairness. It's not. He thinks we can create equality, it's impossible, the best we can do is create equal opportunity. The rest is up to us.
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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Yes, the president, congress. Point?



    If you can't see what the point is, you might have a problem.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If you can't see what the point is, you might have a problem.
    The SOTU address is a traditional/formal (non-interactive) event that all Presidents present annually. Which has nothing to do with the suggestion @jonny5 was making.

    Suspect you already know that. And you are just being obstinate.

    Dunno....just a guess.


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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    The SOTU address is a traditional/formal (non-interactive) event that all Presidents present annually.
    Which has nothing to do with the suggestion @jonny5 was making.

    Suspect you already know that. And you are just being obstinate.

    Dunno....just a guess.



    If you actually think that the President of the USA's State of the Union Address is a 'non-interactive event' I have to conclude that you have watched very few State of the Union Addresses.





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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    I think Obama is probably very intelligent and basically decent...plus not without charm.

    I also think he is arrogant, spoiled, does not understand macroeconomics/fiscal discipline and is woefully out-of-touch with reality/has barely a clue what life is like for most people.

    And he is a minor, personal disappointment.

    After the disaster that was G.W. Bush's Presidency (another basically decent but extremely arrogant man who was clueless about the real world, IMO); I assumed/hoped America would learn from it and pick someone better next time.

    I was wrong.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post

    If you actually think that the President of the USA's State of the Union Address is a 'non-interactive event' I have to conclude that you have watched very few State of the Union Addresses.





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    Am suspecting that in my earlier posts i have been giving you more credit for common sense than i should have.

    My bad.....


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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Am suspecting that in my earlier posts i have been giving you more credit for common sense than i should have.


    My bad.....



    I, OTOH, have never given you any credit for common sense whatsoever.

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    Re: Obama blames media for 'caricature'

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    To be fair, palin had the same complaint. In both cases the complaint is legitimate but useless. Public figures get made fun of. They should all get over it.

    The irony is that despite his general public speaking skills, the guy has never been good at communicating policy to the public. So it's of little surprise that the RW has been able to take advantage of that and shape his public perception.

    there is also a lot of truth to this:

    " That complaint has been echoed by some Democrats. Late last year, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) complained that Obama waits until “it's almost to a crisis stage before” before engaging Congress on pivotal issues."

    With the first prominent example being the healthcare debate. And it's really a byproduct of an administration overly focused on avoiding scandal and conflict. The guy just lacks the necessary skills and character to be a good POTUS

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