Comments on: Obama laughter: ‘punch drunk’ or ‘gallows humor’ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SpiritOfSarah http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-405415 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 12:03:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-405415 I know I’m late… but PLEASE… the RACE CARD… those who play it betray their own racism as they project it onto others.

As I wrote to Eric Holder, I don’t give a flying fart what color any of the players are in DC!

One must remember that many colors put President Obama in office. Undoubtedly his plummeting approval rating (Dec. 09) includes some of those folks, now disenchanted, and they’re not all non-black citizens.

I deeply wish that I could deeply regret not voting for Barack Obama.

I deeply wish that the many African Americans who stood in line with me on voting day had cast an informed, non-racist vote.

I deeply wish that my two daughters (and they were not alone) had been informed voters and had cast a vote with more purpose than to claim credit for putting the first black American into the Presidency.

I sincerely believed that I’d live to see the day when a black/African American was my President. I predicted that s/he would be a conservative, much like Ronald Reagan, and I would gladly vote for her/him.

When Barack Obama won, I realized that my beloved country had turned a corner: a die-hard anti-America socialist had charmed and wooed his way into office (of course with the help of mainstream media).

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-390420 Thu, 26 Mar 2009 03:05:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-390420 i see you have taken bush out of the closet again,eric h,yet you only mentioned him 5 times.perhaps the therapy is working.we need therapy in, ca property tax is due and they are demanding we pay,yet the back taxes that are due to us they say they have no money.incidentally the 95%of americans tax rebate obama promised in the campaign vaporized as well,so we cannot depend on that.

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By: Stephen http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-390413 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:09:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-390413 I also understand him totally. He is the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time. With the support of an uncritical press, he became president of a nation despite any real proof of being qualified. The only thing he has accomplished in his less than 100 days in office is his attempt to spend more than all the previous presidents combined. He only cares about popularity and power. He may characterize his laughter as “gallows humor”, but this is only more evidence that we still don’t know which face he will show us next. His campaign and election began with doom and gloom with a sudden shift to irrational optimism. So the laughter is not really even newsworthy as nastassja08 says.

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By: Phil Butler http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-390410 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 19:46:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-390410 I have criticized the President on many occasions of late, but in this instance the man was being sincere and was frustrated obviously. We had our body language expert go over the video frame by frame, and the results were fairly interesting.

President Obama is not the problem, the expectations and limitations put on him are immense. Here is an article we did about this incident.

http://www.pamil-visions.net/obama-body- language/

Always,
Phil Butler

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-390397 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 06:11:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-390397 obama has wonderful support from his followers and divad vox like many, are automatically suggesting wonderful results in the next 4 years.the policies obama is proposing will certainly produce some sort of results,but i think that they are potential disasters ahead.there is real concern as people realize spending vast amounts of money might make matters worse.building peoples expectations is not wise and as history has shown, people change quickly when things don,t work out as planned.i hope for all our sakes that this depression will be short lived,but all our prosperity has proven not to be guaranteed as a lot has evaporated,i think we could be in real trouble.

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By: I HATE LIBERALS!!! http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-390385 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 19:26:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-390385 you libs are idiots!!!!!! the country started having a huge down turn not eight years ago but when the democrats took over congress just over 2 years ago. face facts…a country can’t function under liberal policies, at least it can’t if you want a prosperous country. get the dems out and the conservatives back in and this country will be back to economic greatness again. democratic policies destroy ambition and tell people we the government will support you. we will just get the money from the people who work hard and we’ll give it to those that are too lazy to work. do your research people. check out how great the economy was before the dems controlled congress (they were elected in nov. 2006) and how far and fast it went down hill after they came in. but, of course most of you don’t do the research because you are all liberal drones for the democrats running…i mean destroying this great country. 2 more years of this bacause there is no way the dems will keep control after the next congressional elections and obama will be out in 4.

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By: Dave http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-390384 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:40:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-390384 For all you people out there who are in the tank for this sorry excuse for a sitting President. You do not know when you have been conned. This guy is neither an intellect or a moral man. He is a Marxist. I know because I was one once myself but thank God I grew up.

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By: hani http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-390383 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:10:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-390383 Why don’t you watch this clip, Chico and anyone else who worships at the altar of G. W. Bush and the neo-cons.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4 722740n%3fsource=search_video

The reporter realizes he is discussing grave matters and composes himself approriately. I wonder why he doesn’t ask G. W. Bush whats so funny about putting US troops in harms way.

And btw Chico, please save your innuendos, because they might just turn back on you.

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By: Jeff Rowland http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-390382 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:42:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-390382 As a cop in the 90’s I responded to a plane crash where a bunch of people got killed. Later several of the first responders gathered together and a joke was told where we laughed. I nosey media person heard the laughter and believed we were laughing about the crash. He was wrong. Sometimes in the face of extreme adversity you either have to laugh or blow your fing brains out. Give OUR president a little slack.

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By: Estel Cooper http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/23/obama-laughter-punch-drunk-or-gallows-humor/comment-page-2/#comment-390381 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:18:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16668#comment-390381 Too bad tough questions were not asked of Dick Cheney…

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