Obama Speech  (Page 11)

Sad and Embarrassed

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 18, 2009 at 3:45pm 12/18/2009 at 3:45pm

For our country, and yes, our President.

That’s the feeling I had watching Obama’s climate speech in Copenhagen, and the whole theater of the bizarre surrounding it.

Read into “sad and embarrassed” what you want.

No other brilliant thoughts this afternoon. Not for lack of trying.

Except, “pathetic.”

And, too much, too little, too late:

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Obama’s Teleprompter Repeats Itself

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 18, 2009 at 8:52am 12/18/2009 at 8:52am

Just do as he says, or you must want to kill the world:

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Because Moving to the Center Works

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 11, 2009 at 1:27pm 12/11/2009 at 1:27pm

Kathleen Parker, one of many swooning over Obama’s Oslo speech, observes:

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Presidential Crumbs of Kindness

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 11, 2009 at 9:15am 12/11/2009 at 9:15am

The Speech. In Oslo. Oh my. He didn’t apologize, as such. He spoke of a “just war.” Of his obligation as President to defend the country. As if this all were a revelation.

Ooooh. Aaaah. Says the vast right-wing conspiracy, in many and surprising places.

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Small Man On A Big Stage

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 9:45am 12/2/2009 at 9:45am

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A War Plan Designed By Committee

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 8:36pm 12/1/2009 at 8:36pm

“A camel is a horse designed by a committee.” That’s the feeling I had listening to Obama’s speech tonight about his military designs for Afghanistan.

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Blind Leading the Blind – Health Care Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 4:30pm 11/11/2009 at 4:30pm

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Barack Horatio Hornblower

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 2:05pm 11/11/2009 at 2:05pm

Obama’s speech at Fort Hood has been declared to be his greatest speech ever. Seemed appropriate, but pedestrian, to me. Now if Obama had spoken from the heart without a teleprompter, that would have been special.

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