Comments on: First Draft: Atlantic crossing http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/31/first-draft-atlantic-crossing/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: eloise http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/31/first-draft-atlantic-crossing/comment-page-1/#comment-390624 Thu, 02 Apr 2009 16:33:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16807#comment-390624 brian- your’re right – pres o is a winner no matter what. he is the best man for the job. the world agrees with us. o is clearly a leader.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/31/first-draft-atlantic-crossing/comment-page-1/#comment-390596 Thu, 02 Apr 2009 01:58:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16807#comment-390596 He will need more than michelle and a teleprompter to pull this off

– Posted by jd

The alternative universe that jd and brian manage to create for themselves is really quite something to behold. In their world, a man who was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law professor at a top law school is some sort of empty suit who is incapable of thinking or expressing a coherent thought without a teleprompter. A man who spent much of his childhood in Indonesia, has traveled extensively overseas, and who, by all accounts, is an avid student of foreign policy is some kind of ignoramus who knows nothing about the world.

But his predecessor, a man who was notorious for his struggles with the English language, who achieved everything in his life by virtue of his last name, a man who admittedly had no interest in foreign policy and had traveled nowhere prior to becoming president … that guy is worldly beyond measure, a man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius.

What’s really sad is that they not alone in this belief. If you listen to Rush and Sean and Glenn, it’s just an accepted fact that Obama is a moron. It’s as if they think that if they say it over and over again, it will somehow catch on with the public at large. The problem with this idea, of course, is that it’s so easily disproven. No one who watched Obama give his hour-long prime-time press conference last month — where he gave lengthy professorial answers to every question asked — would entertain for even a moment the suggestion that he is stupid or unknowledgeable or incapable of speaking without a teleprompter. The right-wing flying monkeys might as well be trying to convince the public that Obama is white.

But in the up-is-down world of the right wing echo chamber, anything goes, no matter how dumb.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/31/first-draft-atlantic-crossing/comment-page-1/#comment-390595 Thu, 02 Apr 2009 01:52:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16807#comment-390595 “He will need more than michelle and a teleprompter to pull this off”

– Posted by jd

The alternative universe that some folks manage to create for themselves is really quite something to behold. In their world, a man who was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law professor at a top law school is some sort of empty suit who is incapable of thinking or expressing a coherent thought without a teleprompter. A man who spent much of his childhood in Indonesia, has traveled extensively overseas, and who, by all accounts, is an avid student of foreign policy is some kind of ignoramus who knows nothing about the world.

But his predecessor, a man who was notorious for his struggles with the English language, who achieved everything in his life by virtue of his last name, a man who admittedly had no interest in foreign policy and had traveled nowhere prior to becoming president … that guy is worldly beyond measure, a man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius.

What’s really sad is that jd and brian lee are not alone in this belief. If you listen to Rush and Sean, it’s just an accepted fact that Obama is a moron. It’s as if they think that if they say it over and over again, it will somehow catch on with the public at large. The problem with this propaganda, of course, is that it’s so easily disproven. No one who watched Obama give his hour-long prime-time press conference last month — where he gave lengthy professorial answers to every question asked — would entertain for even a moment the suggestion that he is stupid or unknowledgeable or incapable of speaking without a teleprompter. The right-wing flying monkeys might as well be trying to convince the public that Obama is white.

But in the up-is-down world of the right wing echo chamber, anything goes, no matter how dumb.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/31/first-draft-atlantic-crossing/comment-page-1/#comment-390586 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 13:34:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16807#comment-390586 If the U.S. is unwilling to relinquish it’s economic leadership role in exchange for building a world financial structure based on concensus, it will be tails we all loose.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/31/first-draft-atlantic-crossing/comment-page-1/#comment-390575 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 02:25:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16807#comment-390575 eloise,your are very much like the press,”obama heads you win,tails you don,t loose”.

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By: eloise http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/31/first-draft-atlantic-crossing/comment-page-1/#comment-390572 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 01:26:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16807#comment-390572 ok
And if he does better than anyone could have hoped for – or – he just flat out does stellar – will you and all the other nay-sayers out there accept him as our President? Be proud of him? Support him? Or are all of you going to keep on complaining?
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So, if he falls on his face (some out there are gleefully waiting)? This President inherited a big pile of p00p. I think that no matter who is President right now (including McCain – Rove – Limbaugh – Palin -Reagan) would stumble plenty. None of this is his doing.
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What about you? What if you were Preident????

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By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/03/31/first-draft-atlantic-crossing/comment-page-1/#comment-390559 Tue, 31 Mar 2009 15:41:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=16807#comment-390559 it should be interesting for mr obama to travel without his phalanx of media sycophants, and have to face a g20 tired of new deal fiscal irresponsibility. he will need more than michelle and a teleprompter to pull this off

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